Willem Bakker rsvped for On the Strategic Value of U.S. Reparations Webinar 2020-06-20 03:26:37 -0400
This webinar is apart of our summer series "Fighting White Supremacy."
In his talk “On the Strategic Value of U.S. Reparations,” Antar Keith will provide a brief overview of the history of reparations, including an outline of other forms of reparations and redress extended to minority groups during the 20th century. Antar will debunk common myths and stereotypes surrounding U.S. reparations for African Americans and demonstrate how reparations would directly target the triple evils of police brutality, mass incarceration, and voter suppression. After illustrating the necessity of reparations, Antar will focus on the next steps in developing such a policy. Ultimately, Antar argues that extending reparations to African Americans is not only a moral imperative; doing so would also be of strategic value for the U.S. Democratic Party, whose voting bloc is considerably reduced by structural inequities which suppress and disenfranchise Black voters. In order to win elections, the Democratic Party must transform itself to meet the rising challenges of a 21st-century Republican Party under Trump and a growing cadre of sympathetic followers at all levels of government and society. Providing reparations to African Americans is a crucial means of ensuring long-term Democratic electoral success.
Ticket cost: While there is no donation required to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $10 - or more - and help reach hundreds of potential voters! Even if you can't join the Webinar, you can show your support by clicking HERE and making a donation for this event.
Born to a working-class family in the Bronx, New York, Antar Rashiq Keith has firsthand knowledge of structural discrimination in the United States. Antar pursued his B.A. in Adolescent Education in English Literature and M.A. in National and Transnational Studies before settling in his current residence of Leipzig, Germany. With over ten years’ experience as an educator in inner-city regions of the United States and Germany, Antar enjoys fostering stronger transnational ties between U.S. and German youth, working professionals, and active NATO military within the German Department of Defense. His job is to facilitate bridges between cultures, and this is exactly what he hopes to accomplish for African Americans and working-class voters in Democrats Abroad.
Antar’s political consciousness was molded from an early age by a family with ties to activism in the face of stark structural inequity. His father, William “Bill” Keith, a poet, teacher, Civil Rights activist, and Black Arts Movement avant-garde artist, was also a two-time victim of predatory policing, the broken justice system, and mass incarceration. Antar’s mother, Iseult Keith, PhD, worked as a social worker in New York State’s Sing Sing prison, providing guidance and counseling to the incarcerated. Bill and Iseult’s son, Antar, aims to build on their legacy through progressive action on the policy level. His previous and current activities include participating in efforts to expand voter participation; leading discussions on racism, sexism, and homophobia for the German military; and lobbying for anti-racist policies within German institutions of higher education. He is now dedicated to taking this fight to the triple evils of U.S. police brutality, mass incarceration, and voter suppression.
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Pride events around the world have been canceled, but Pride remains. Join a global virtual Drag Queen Bingo evening and help support DA’s phone banking efforts! Your $10 donation will help us call 50 voters!!!
Donations will be going to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (Democrats Abroad) and not to any candidate for federal office.
Willem Bakker published Meet Kristi, Democrats Abroad organizer in Portugal in News 2020-06-01 08:32:17 -0400
Kristi Holmes Espineira's Democratic Party roots cross generations. Growing up, both her parents were professional educators with a strong commitment to working in economically disadvantaged communities with the long term goal of improving American diversity. Throughout the 60s, her mom helped to transition recently integrated schools; her dad worked directly for the Colorado River Indian Reservation in Arizona. Kristi's parents did not regard their work as "political party activism," per se. Rather, their goal was simply and literally to "do what was right." The intrinsic importance of diversity and equality was regularly the focus of dinner table conversations. Kristi's mom remains both socially and politically active today. Among Kristi's favorite "mom" memories is attending together a Barack Obama rally in 2012 and marching together in the Women's March in 2017.Read more
Global Pub Quiz Fun(draiser)
We're looking forward to meeting your team -- or matching you with other Democrats around the world.
For each round we'll send out a google form for you to fill in the answers. Volunteers will grade each round and the winning team(s) will receive never-ending fame and fortune.*
Ninety percent of the funds raised from this event will go directly to GOTV. Did you know that just $5 USD can reach 125 voters?
The other ten percent will go to DA's travel fund. As a young-ish volunteer without disposable income I can tell you the #1 issue with getting involved at a higher level of commitment is being unable to afford to travel to the regional and global meetings. It's important to show up in person as it helps build relationships we need to keep up the good work. We want to have a big tent party and that perhaps means helping our younger or income-sensitive volunteers to be part of the organization.
Date: Saturday May 30th | Where: RSVP for ZOOM link!
Quiz Start: 7:30pm (CEST / Paris time)
For any questions about Democrats Abroad Pub Quiz, please contact DANL's Andrew Tucker: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can help by making a donation for this great event, so reserve your place as soon as possible!
*fame and fortune not guaranteed!
Donations are to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.Donate
In honor of my 70th Birthday, we are looking for 70 generous donors from Spain to help us kick-start our 2020 Get Out the Vote Campaign.
The fundraiser is an online donation limited to US citizens. If you could kick in $10-$70 it would go a long way to assuring a massive turnout in 2020. And a massive turnout means a Democratic victory!
The work we do here in Spain in getting Americans to vote has been a huge success. 2018 was a blowout for us with 76% of our active members requesting an absentee ballot. And globally, the turnout in the 2018 midterms was three times higher than in 2014. That is an amazing increase. Much of that can be directly attributed to Democrats Abroad and the investments we made in getting out the vote. From phone calls to social media advertising to our sponsored website www.votefromabroad.org, our actions made the difference. And these investments were only made possible by contributions from our donors, both big and small (big is better, by the way). So please help us out and be one of the 70!
We're going to make a difference in 2020, when the stakes are even higher. But the problem is that millions of overseas Americans still don't vote. We can change that, but we need your support. So please donate what you can, whether it is $10 - or $70 (remember my birthday) - or more!
The votes from overseas voters are often the margin of victory for races that are decided by less that 1%. In 2016 the Democrats captured the Senate seat of Maggie Hassan NH by the margin of votes that came in from overseas. That was replicated in 2018 for many House seats. We can do it again - with your help.
Thanks so much for your support!
Thanks for supporting Democrats Abroad at the Running for Democracy event.The race is over and you should have received an email telling how your runners did - and what your donation amount should be.If the amount matches one of the boxes on the left, just click on that box and then complete your donation information. If it doesn't match one of the boxes, then enter the amount in to the "Other" box and complete your donation information.By sponsoring our Running for Democracy event, you are helping Democrats Abroad finance our very important GOTV efforts for the 2020 Election. So feel free to donate a larger amount than what you pledged. It WILL make a difference!Donate
Willem Bakker published Democrats Abroad South Africa (DAZA) is alive in Cape Town! in News 2019-04-04 07:51:52 -0400
An informal group of Americans gathered over coffee on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon on the V&A Waterfront, under the gaze of Table Mountain, to chat about the American situation.
DAZA Cape Town is back!Frustrated watching political scandals from afar, concerned men and women expressed their thoughts and feelings about needing to be heard and share with like-minded friends.
We discussed the possibilities and methods to vote from South Africa, where Americans may be located, and how to find them to let them know they can vote. There was discussion of parties and events, perhaps in collaboration with one of the local universities!The group in Cape Town will organize informal gatherings for people who are interested to share ideas and discuss ways to get people registered, and ultimately to vote. DAZA Cape Town will advise prospective voters about the VoteFromAbroad.org website in time for them to cast their ballots next year.
We will be able to answer queries about state-specific voting regulations and engage in the polls, from the primaries to the crucial November 2020 election.A platform for Americans in Cape Town has been established.Are you interested in joining this group of Americans dedicated to positive change?Will you attend a gathering in Cape Town (or Joburg)?We want to hear your ideas!
Connect with DAZA http://www.democratsabroad.org/za
Willem Bakker published Exceptional efforts in Luxembourg for the critical 2018 elections in News 2018-11-04 03:15:14 -0500
As your Executive Committee planned for 2018, we knew that Democrats Abroad would put an unprecedented effort into the 2018 midterms -- it was already clear that American values were at stake. As remarkable Democratic candidates emerged all over the USA, we found enthusiasm from Americans all over Luxembourg.
Our in-person support for voters went later than ever, with our final voter pavilion on the Grand Rue on October 21st. We helped dozens of Americans request or return their absentee ballots at "the last minute." In fact, our volunteers kept helping voters worldwide by phonebanking and advising voters through today!
Willem Bakker published Rentrée for American Voters: a busy week in September in News 2018-09-20 02:54:49 -0400
Democrats Abroad Luxembourg reached more than 100 Americans living in Luxembourg in early September, with three voter-oriented events over four days. First up was the Welcome Back festival at ISL, where super-volunteer Mark gave non-partisan support for voters requesting their ballots for the midterms while Executive Committee members Natalie and Will talked about Democrats Abroad.
Our well-attended Second Tuesday gathering was another chance to help members and newcomers request their ballots. Our battery-powered printer -- generously provided by the donations of our members -- let us create the forms while we enjoyed the warm evening on Bosso's terrace.
On Wednesday, Mark and Will helped dozens of American students spending their fall semester in Luxembourg. The students had some complicated questions about what address to use and how to return their ballots. We were well-prepared by the global Study Abroad and global GOTV teams!
It's a short season for reaching voters in time to get their ballots easily! If your workplace or club has Americans, we'll happily give a short presentation or staff a small booth where we can answer questions and ensure that they get their ballots. You can always send them to our online tool, http://www.votefromabroad.org/
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