Chair DA-Luxembourg

  • rsvped for GBC Cocktail Party 2018-01-18 12:05:47 -0500

    GBC EMEA Cocktail Party

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    Join the Global Black Caucus for cocktails at Jòse Alfred Bar. Take a few moments to relax and chill out as you transition from the training day to the evenings events. There is a cash bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. 

    We will also be a raffle fundraiser with multiple opportunities to win some great prizes.

    We hope you will join us for a drink before dinner.

    The bar is about a 5 minute walk from the hotel.

     

    WHEN
    February 10, 2018 at 7pm
    WHERE
    Jòse Alfredo Bar
    Calle de Silva 22
    Madrid 28004
    Spain
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    39 rsvps rsvp

  • is hosting Annual General Meeting 2018-01-12 12:43:54 -0500

    Annual General Meeting

    The formal notice of the Annual General Meeting for Democrats Abroad Luxembourg will be sent via email to all members. (Non-members are welcome.)

    We will have a program on current affairs immediately following the short business session.

    WHEN
    February 13, 2018 at 7pm
    WHERE
    Bosso Brasserie
    7 Bisserweg
    Luxembourg 1238
    Luxembourg
    Google map and directions
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  • Private Tour of the European Union's Court of Justice

    Places are very limited for this private tour of the European Union's Court of Justice. Details will be required of all who RSVP. DA members may bring friends or family as guests and will be required to provide details for those guests.

    The tour will include an overview of the Court, a guided tour of the building, and a special presentation on how the many languages of the EU are handled at the Court.

    WHEN
    January 26, 2018 at 2:30pm
    WHERE
    European Union Court of Justice
    Boulevard Konrad Adenauer
    Kirchberg
    Luxembourg 2925
    Luxembourg
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    8 rsvps rsvp

  • Inaugural GBC General Membership Meeting

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    Please join us for the inaugural GBC general meeting. 

    Tentative Agenda:

    • Introductions, Steering Committee and Members
    • Voter Registration and verifying your information
    • Volunteering
    • Plans for the future

    Because we are in many time zones we will be moving the meeting time around so everyone can attend at a convenient time for their locations. We hope you will join us for some of the meeting.

    Meeting times by time zone

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    WHEN
    January 28, 2018 at 2:30pm
    WHERE
    Online - Zoom
    NA
    Na, NA 36433
    Germany
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  • rsvped for Power, Sex and #metoo: Now what? 2018-01-05 06:56:10 -0500

    Power, Sex and #metoo: Now what?

     

    “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything... . .Grab them by the p---y. You can do anything.”

    Sexual Harassment will be an important issue driving women to vote in 2018 and beyond.

    The list of power players keeps growing.  Thousands of reports of sexual harassment on #MeToo keep coming in.  The risks are rising.  
    But where it leads remains to be seen.  

    Join us for a panel discussion on our responsibilities and options as a party, and how we can best mobilize voters around this important issue.

    • What can we do to reassure women voters that despite recent bipartisanship shown on this subject, the parties could not be more different in their approaches to women’s issues?
    • How can we empower male voters to see gender violence as a men’s issue too?
    • What legislative, structural and cultural changes need to be made?
    • What are our next steps?

    All are welcome to join in this vital conversation!

    10 euros covers refreshments

    Payment can be made at the door, but you must RSVP to add your name to the guest list, as space is limited.

     

    WHEN
    February 09, 2018 at 4pm
    WHERE
    Gumbo New Orleans Restaurant
    Calle del Pez 15
    Madrid 28004
    Spain
    Google map and directions
    €10.00 EUR · 72 rsvps sold out

  • rsvped for EMEA Regional Meeting 2018 2017-12-30 06:49:02 -0500

    Notice of EMEA Regional Meeting 2018

    An RSVP on this page IS NOT SUFFICIENT to register for the events in Madrid.

    If you want to attend the meeting or any of the events on Friday and Saturday, YOU MUST REGISTER AT:
    https://www.democratsabroad.org/2018_emea_regional_meeting_registration_page


    The EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Region and Democrats Abroad Spain will host a meeting of leaders, volunteers, and members from all over DA’s largest region. We expect about 100 participants from countries all around the region and we will focus on strategies and projects to elect Democrats in 2018.

    Members of Democrats Abroad from every region are welcome to join us. RSVP below to receive more information as it becomes available. Registration and program details will be available in the next 7-10 days but we encourage you to mark your calendar and make travel plans now.

    The three-day program in the heart of Madrid will begin with a session from the Women’s Caucus on Friday afternoon, followed by an evening reception highlighting the best of Madrid’s culture and food. Saturday presentations, training sessions, and workshops will be followed by a Global Black Caucus Cocktail Reception and a “gala” dinner with a special guest speaker. Sunday training sessions and presentations will end around 1pm.

    WHEN
    February 09, 2018 at 7pm - February 11, 2018 at 12pm
    WHERE
    Hotel Santo Domingo
    C/San Bernardo 1
    Madrid 28013
    Spain
    Google map and directions
    123 rsvps rsvp

  • signed up on Hispanic Caucus Signup 2017-10-26 11:56:21 -0400

  • signed up on Youth Caucus 2017-10-26 11:56:03 -0400

    Youth Caucus Signup

    The Youth Caucus of Democrats Abroad is committed to generating awareness of the concerns of young Americans and the challenges they face for the purpose of informing party policy-making and improving party outreach and organizing. The Youth Caucus will provide a platform for young Democrats abroad - those who are and those who seek to become politically active - to engage in and lead on issues and campaigns important to them.

    STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

    The Youth Caucus will be “youth-led” but open to those of all ages who support these central aims.

    The Youth Caucus will/proposes to:

    • Build political engagement by young Americans Democrats abroad. Initiatives will make young Americans abroad aware of:  voter registration and voting from abroad; issue education, advocacy and activism, especially youth-led and youth-related;  candidates and campaigns, especially those of young Democrats;  US political and election organizing from abroad; and overseas and domestic youth networks, contacts and resources.
    • Sponsor issue-focused Working Groups: The Caucus will engage young Democrats abroad in issues advocacy by inviting them to join teams studying particular issues (eg Environmental Sustainability Working Group) and developing and coordinating youth-led advocacy activities and campaigns.
    • Establish web-based communication channels for on-going youth outreach: A Youth Caucus Blog on the Democrats Abroad Youth Caucus webpage will provide continuous access to the work of the Youth Caucus and facilitate participation by members globally.
    • Work online. Membership will not be constrained by physical location. All general meetings, campaigns, fundraisers etc. will be conducted online via Skype, Social Media, Email, and Online Markets.
    • Encourage caucus members to organize live local events and gatherings for political education and outreach, issues advocacy or socializing.
    • Be youth-led, with a leadership team made up of volunteers from around the world aged between 18 and 35.
    • Engage with US-based Young Democrats or College Democrats groups to share information, advice, intelligence and ideas, build networks and to cross-promote each other.
    Sign up

  • signed up on bc_signup 2017-10-26 11:55:23 -0400

  • signed up on Women's Caucus 2017-07-05 07:05:45 -0400

  • donated 2017-05-01 10:28:23 -0400

  • donated 2017-05-01 10:25:44 -0400

  • Proudly supporting the April 22 March for Science in Luxembourg

    Democrats Abroad Luxembourg is very proud to announce that we are promoting and supporting a local March for Science coordinated with hundreds of other marches and events all over the United States and the world.

    Follow the event and indicate your willingness to stand with us here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/651825821669460/

    On April 22, we will stand together with millions around the world to say that the common good of humanity depends on defending critical thinking and the free exchange of ideas. The global Women's March organization has designated this an official successor to their own marches in January.

    Please spread the word (and social media links) among friends and family -- American or not -- and scientists and women and anyone else who wants a better world. Watch your email for DA-specific events to make placards and posters the week before the march. If you'd like to volunteer to support the march or you know a group that would like to participate, please contact the main organization.


  • DA-Luxembourg introduces newly elected Executive Committee

    The members of Democrats Abroad Luxembourg elected officers and other leadership positions at our Annual General Meeting on 14 March 2017. The new Executive Committee is responsible for the work of the U.S. Democratic Party in Luxembourg, for enhancing the voices of its members in U.S. politics, and for advocating on issues of concern to Americans living abroad.

    Democrats Abroad Luxembourg announces the following elected leaders:

    • Chair: Will Bakker
    • Vice-Chair: Eva Moynihan
    • Secretary: Morgana Barbknecht
    • Treasurer: Roger Behrend
    • Legal Counsel: Susan Alexander
    • Member-at-Large: Timothy Lone
    • Member-at-Large: Natalie Bachiri
    • DPCA Non-voting Representative: Vicki Hansen

    With global concern focusing on the Trump administration and the Republican Congress, DA-Luxembourg seeks to be the point of contact for Americans living in Luxembourg to engage more actively with civic and governmental events in the United States. Interested individuals, groups, and press are invited to contact DA-Luxembourg at luxembourg@democratsabroad.org


  • published Inauguration and Local Action in Luxembourg in News 2017-01-20 06:23:03 -0500

    Inauguration and Local Action in Luxembourg

    Members of Democrats Abroad Luxembourg are invited to join our private potluck on January 20th to celebrate the achievements and spirit of President Obama's legacy.

    If you'd like to make a more public statement, there are several women's marches and vigils organized near Luxembourg. That includes vigils in Liège and Brussels on Friday night and marches in StrasbourgFrankfurt, and Heidelberg on Saturday.

    If you're traveling, there's a good chance that there's one you can join and that there will be Democrats Abroad members to meet there. Check the lists at https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters and http://www.democratsabroad.org/events

    If you'd like to help organize actions in the future -- whether public marches or issues-oriented campaigns -- please contact us at luxembourg@democratsabroad.org


  • U.S. voters living abroad requested their absentee ballots on the eve of National Day

    DA-Luxembourg’s Voter Pavilion on the Grand Rue on June 22, the eve of Luxembourg’s National Day, is a biennial tradition. All day, our volunteers helped American citizens request their absentee ballots using www.VoteFromAbroad.org and answered questions of all kinds about the American political process.
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  • signed up on LGBT Signup 2016-06-24 05:45:54 -0400

    LGBT Caucus Signup

    Democrats Abroad is committed to a world where all persons have access to the same rights and benefits, regardless of sexual identity or gender expression.

    STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

    The Democrats Abroad LGBT Caucus is the constituency group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex members and any Democrat abroad who supports them.

    The goals of the LGBT Caucus reflect the mission of Democrats Abroad to:

    • engage and empower LGBTI Americans living abroad to vote in US elections;
    • provide a platform for Democrats Abroad members, country committees and chapters to advance issues at the heart of the LGBTI community;
    • support Democrats Abroad’s members in issues they face living abroad as LGBTI Americans, such as access to government services and benefits for same-sex spouses and family members, the legacy resulting from past discrimination and Defense of Marriage Act.

    The LGBT Caucus: 

    • supports Democrats Abroad’s country committees and local chapters in organizing activities of interest to the LGBTI community, such as participation in pride events and voter outreach; 
    • disseminates information to Democrats Abroad members and promotes action on issues that affect LGBTI Americans and their families;
    • ensures that the LGBTI perspective is effectively incorporated in all the work of Democrats Abroad, including issues advocacy, communication and GOTV strategy, planning and execution; ensures that issues and policies that impact LGBTI Americans are included in the Democrats Abroad and Democratic Party platforms;
    • takes leadership in Democrats Abroad’s issues advocacy initiatives, including “door knock” visits to elected officials in Washington DC, to ensure that issues that impact LGBTI Americans living abroad and their families are included and addressed by elected representatives;
    • encourages LGBTI members to run for elected leadership roles within Democrats Abroad and fulfill Democrats Abroad’s diversity and affirmative action goals;
    • supports community building among Democrats Abroad’s LGBTI members and allies;
    • promotes Democratic Party candidates who demonstrate commitment to policies that positively impact the lives of LGBTI Americans;
    • supports and engages with Democratic Party LGBTI caucuses build capacity and achieve common goals.
    Sign up

  • Global Presidential Primary: Two dates, two locations, plenty of ballots

    On Super Tuesday (March 1) and Second Tuesday (March 8), American citizens in Luxembourg lined up to cast ballots in the Global Presidential Primary and help determine the Democratic nominee for US President.

     

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  • Global Presidential Primary: March 1 and March 8

    Democrats Abroad Luxembourg will help Americans citizens living abroad to nominate the U.S. Democratic Party’s Presidential nominee through the Global Presidential Primary. Come to one of our Voting Centers on March 1 or March 8 and cast your ballot!

     

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  • published BINGO! Watching the Republican Debates in News 2016-01-14 07:28:45 -0500

    BINGO! Watching the Republican Debates

    Our event this Tuesday involved watching the most recent Republican Presidential debate, so we played a game to keep our spirits high. Our Bingo cards were filled with the bluster, boasts, and blather of the candidates. By the time we reached closing statements, most of the room had won a prize, even as the civility and rationality of American politics seemed to have lost.

    Thank goodness the debate was just a launching point for discussions both theoretical and practical. We talked about everything from the disappearance of the fabled moderate Republican to how to vote in the Global Presidential Primary (and which candidates are on the ballot).

    Join us on Sunday, January 24, when we watch the serious candidates debate in a replay of the Democratic Presidential Debate. For more information, contact willbakker@democratsabroad.org