My dreams for America include the possibility for every person in the Unites States to be able to live, work and study in a welcoming, free and conflict-free environment, regardless of race, religion and ethnic background. TRUTH and HONESTY should be rewarded in American society. And let's agree with the scientific experts about Climate change and important health basics we need to enjoy our freedoms.
Democrats Abroad Switzerland is very excited to welcome back Alexandra Cirone, PhD, to speak to us about the state of US politics in a post-truth world!
What are we to do in a political environment where objective facts are ignored in favor of appeals to emotional or personal beliefs? Where fear trumps fact? Who can we trust in a world where partisanship has become so strong that facts are sacrificed to political expediency and the media has sacrificed truth in favor of balance?
If these questions trouble you, then please join us via Zoom on Thursday, January 28th at 7 PM.
All are welcome to attend, but DA Switzerland would gladly accept donations from American citizens in attendance in support of this event and our voter outreach and activism efforts.
About the speaker: Dr. Cirone received her BA in political science from the University of Chicago, MA and M.Phil in political science from Columbia University, and successfully defended her PhD in political science at Columbia University in June 2017. Her focus was Comparative Politics and Quantitative Methods. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she served as Research Manager at Harvard Kennedy School's Evidence for Policy Design. She served as a pre- and post-doc Research Fellow at the London School of Economics in their Political Economy Group. Dr. Cirone is currently an assistant professor and Himan Brown Faculty Fellow in the Government department at Cornell University and a Faculty Fellow at the new Institute of Politics and Global Affairs in NYC. You can read more about her on her website.
WHENJanuary 28, 2021 at 7pmWHEREZoom Meeting
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Willem Bakker published Dream from Glasgow, Scotland in Dreams for America 2021-01-24 07:30:38 -0500
Justice, peace, equality, UNITY, green growth, public healthcare, fair wages, focus on the PEOPLE not companies or wealth.
Democrats Abroad Italy submitted this moving video of their members' dreams to share with the new Biden Harris administration.
I dream of Freedom, Liberty, Justice and the pursuit of happiness for All.
Universal health care, QUALITY affordable education, an end to ignorance, end to racism and our mass incarceration especially targeting blacks.
That the USA can lead the world to peace, empathy and make the climate crisis a priority and that Trump and his cronies will be held responsible and prosecuted.
I long to see an end to systemic racism in my lifetime. A time when white America (of whom I’m a member) acknowledges our deep, racist roots as a nation and works hard to grow beyond white privilege and begin to take concrete steps to counteract our unconscious racial biases.
I also deeply long to see civility and decency among citizens, not just those in government but all of us. We can disagree on a myriad of subjects – have polar opposites of opinions and political views, but still treat each other with respect and decency.
- That my mother and sister can expect the same level of healthcare as I receive in Italy, without ever being fearful that it will bankrupt them or foregoing necessary exams because of out-of-pocket expenses or insurance offices which dictate that they must try every other method before accessing the known and effective one.
-That student debt the size of mortgages will no longer hold back people from my generation, as forgiveness programs are introduced and even private borrowers are given relief. That new students are able to access more federal grants based on need, disability status, and other hardships. That those with particular difficulties or disabilities will be given living stipends to take care of expenses while studying, so that they can focus on their grades.
-That the Black Lives Matter leaders will have an audience, as they’ve already requested, with the new administration and sweeping changes will be made to how we keep communities safe. That the prison sentencing rules for crimes of survival and those which do not harm others will change. That there will not be perverse benefits for the state when BPOC are in the prisons, working for pennies, in a slavery-like state.
-That acts like VAWA, the Voting Rights Act, U-Visas, and DACA are strengthened and upheld. That we treat people from other countries with dignity and have a more open policy, especially to those whose nations we have profited from for decades.
-That we take a true and unbreakable vow to reduce carbon emissions and stop climate change. That we go beyond less effective individual strategies and work for larger, systemic change which includes corporate responsibility and obligations.
-That we no longer have the legacy of a country whose liberals and conservatives are starkly different in how they execute their domestic policies, yet continue on both sides to wreak havoc on and profit from the destruction and reconstruction of developing countries. That we promote nuclear disarmament and peace.
-That if I ever were to return to living in the United States, I would be able to rest assured that my tax dollars were being put to use for the good of humanity. That I could know that we put horse trading and special influence groups to rest. That things had taken a turn for the better.
I sincerely hope for all of these things.
However, as we all are, I am relieved at least that we will have some semblance of order, civility, democracy, and decorum restored to our White House.
My dream is actually rather simple; that we can make those that stormed the US Capitol account for their many crimes, that this paramilitary mob receives the same treatment as BLM protestors; only then, via justice, and equal treatment, can we truly move on as a nation and overcome our "original sin" of white supremacy. Also, my dream is to see Trump go to prison for the rest of his life for any one of his many crimes, from financial to sedition. I believe he would look great in orange.
Note: Submitted together from multiple members of DA-Italy.
I dream of an aware America, conscious and feeling, informed and empathic.
January 20 is only a beginning.
We are all going to have to do our best to make our country one to be proud of again.
I would "dream" that public education is strengthened with civics returning to the curriculum. All other success depends on that happening.
My dream is that by the time my 15 year old is old
enough to vote the government divide has become much smaller. -S
I dream of an administration that cares about people and the planet more than their own power. I definitely dream of finally having a US president who takes climate change seriously and acts with urgency to solve it.
I dream a better world.
My dream for the US in the next few years is to make the climate crisis a priority with massive-scale mobilization on the part of industry, to address the rapid loss of biodiversity and to stop using fossil fuels. I wish for an administration that focuses on the equity and well-being of all people, rather than on the constant accumulation of material goods and wealth for the few, that reinstates a fair stance on political asylum and takes an active position on equal opportunity for all. I voted for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris because they both have a very promising record on most of these issues but I am hoping they move further to the left. Oh, and I want President Trump and the other wealthy and powerful people who kept him in office to be prosecuted and jailed.
With such stark contrasts, in both society and institutions, induced by the exiting occupant of the White House, I dream of peace and respect restored nationwide at all levels. I trust Joe Biden and each and any Democrat, starting from myself, will feed this healing process over the next years.
Note: Submitted together from multiple members of DA-Italy.
My Dream for ALL would be free healthcare and I truly believe every American has the right to free education.
A return to sanity and moving forward together for progress! -M
My Dream is:
No more hunger No more homeless, Health and wealth for all Joanne My hope and dream is that America will become a beacon democratic socialism for the rest of the world.
I dream of being able to believe once again that, for all its faults, the US remains the cradle of democracy, an indispensable nation, a beacon for the world’s downtrodden.
Willem Bakker rsvped for DAP Town Hall: Discuss the future of Democrats Abroad Portugal 2021-01-25 05:52:57 -0500
Your Nominations and Elections Committee will host a virtual Town Hall to gather interested folks in Portugal, to meet our fellow DAP members and to discuss the future of Democrats Abroad Portugal. The Town Hall meeting will take place on 8 February 2021 at 19h00 WET (Lisbon time) on WebEx.
We look forward to and welcome the participation of all U.S. citizens living in Portugal. JOIN US! 🇺🇸
GOALS for the Town Hall virtual meeting:
- Gather everyone and introduce ourselves to one another
- Establish which issues and activities our members wish to advance
- Collect ideas on how to propel those issues/activities forward
- List potential members
- List political and/or other beneficial contacts
- Find those who are also members of other groups that may help us accomplish more than we can without them
- Determine which members would want to lead and in which area(s)
- Ask how often people would be willing and able to meet
- BONUS: At the WebEx meeting we’ll have a special guest to answer ALL of your questions!
Americans having recently moved to Portugal can join Democrats Abroad at democratsabroad.org and vote in our country committee elections if they are registered by 24 February 2021.WHENFebruary 08, 2021 at 7pmWHEREWebEx online
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all members of Democrats Abroad Luxembourg that the Annual General Meeting of members will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm. It will either be an online event with Zoom or in person at Bosso's if restrictions are lifted.WHENMarch 07, 2021 at 7pmWHERETBD
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg District
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The Annual General Meeting of members will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm. It will either be an online event with Zoom or in person at Bosso's if restrictions are lifted.
Willem Bakker published Dream from Kaiserslautern, Germany in Dreams for America 2021-01-20 04:50:01 -0500
My dream for America is to have a Trump-free life and let Joe take control and establish some sense of democracy and freedom for "all" the people! I dream of a president who cares for and acts for all the people and not himself. I pray that he can unite the people as Americans and not
Democrats & Republicans. Yes, I feel that Democrats Abroad has done a lot to get the vote out and I proudly praise them!
Willem Bakker published Dream from Kaiserslautern, Germany in Dreams for America 2021-01-20 04:48:42 -0500
Willem Bakker published Dream from Kaiserslautern, Germany in Dreams for America 2021-01-20 04:47:33 -0500
Willem Bakker published Dream from Kaiserslautern, Germany in Dreams for America 2021-01-20 04:46:34 -0500
Willem Bakker published Dream from Kaiserslautern, Germany in Dreams for America 2021-01-20 04:44:15 -0500