Treasurer DA-Luxembourg; Non-Voting DPCA Representative

  • published Dream from Krakow, Poland in Dreams for America 2021-01-20 04:12:35 -0500

    Dream from Krakow, Poland

    Success to Joe Biden, our 46th President, and the Democratic Party in Congress in the implementation of his agenda for America, addressing social and economic injustice and inequality, climate change and clean energy, strong alliances with other democracies that promote and institute democratic government over the authoritarianism in Russia and China, and other countries.

    As Max Boot wrote in the Washington Post, there is another pandemic in America—and pandemic of ignorance and irrationality. There is no vaccine for this pandemic; only we ourselves can save ourselves. We have to acknowledge that there exists in our country a substantial element or a number of citizens who are filled with and driven by irrationality, ignorance, and hatred, and who believe and act upon lies willingly spread by influential others, including, despairingly, members of Congress. We must hope that Joe Biden and an open-minded Democratic Party will reach out to these people and address their otherwise valid issues (jobs, culture, respect) and work toward a more unified country; convince them that they were following false prophets who only cared about personal power.

    There can be no unity unless there is accountability. Those who, by perpetuating the Big Lie (the illegitimacy of the election) enabled and encouraged the violent assault on the nation’s capital in an attempt to overthrow a legitimate election must be prosecuted. The senators and congressional representatives who betrayed their sworn obligation to defend and protect the constitution, and incited sedition must be held accountable. Only then can the nation begin to heal.

  • published Dream from Morocco in Dreams for America 2021-01-17 05:58:09 -0500

    Dream from Morocco

    On this day, January 15th, the actual birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., I dream of JUSTICE and LOVE for America. “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” Love for America requires accountability for corruption, lies, and attacks on our democracy.

  • published Dream from Malta in Dreams for America 2021-01-17 05:55:16 -0500

    Dream from Malta

    - A livable minimum wage (higher than poverty line for the given region) - Prioritization of the Environment - setting aggressive green goals in emissions, renewable energy and plan to achieve them. Plan should include plans for a coast to coast, N-S fast-train system. - Affordable health care for everyone - Medicare for all or similar. - An America that remembers it is the Land of immigrants - welcoming to refugees and providing opportunities for immigration. Regularization of all good faith irregular -immigrants. - Radical criminal justice reform focusing on rehabilitation and drastically reducing incarceration. - An America engaged in the World - in Climate Change, Medicine, Science and elsewhere. Aggressive soft diplomacy through aid. - A vastly improved safety net. - Free college (state school equivalent tuition) for all. - Affordable daycare for all, better parental leave for both parents. - An aggressive low income housing program. - Systems which ensure true equality for all irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation etc. - Strengthen worker and union rights. - An aggressive post COVID recovery plan. (Done!) - A government that believes it can do things and does not always subcontract tasks to private industry. Especially when the service or task is critical or can come in conflict with profit motives (such as privatizing the Postal Services or Prisons)- essential services should be run by the public sector.

  • published Dream from Turkey in Dreams for America 2021-01-17 05:49:53 -0500

    Dream from Turkey

    An effective education system that helps people to think in systems and with empathy.

  • published Dream from Rwanda in Dreams for America 2021-01-17 05:47:32 -0500

    Dream from Rwanda

    A thoughtful and cogent plan that would overhaul the American justice system -- reducing the prison populations, reanalyzing the jail time for those already incarcerated, supporting individuals after they serve their time, restore voting rights without delay, and finally - to establish a permanent moratorium on federal executions.

  • published Dream from Istanbul, Turkey in Dreams for America 2021-01-17 05:44:17 -0500

    Dream from Istanbul, Turkey

    Freedom Loving, Just, Non-Racist, Secular, Fair in the World

  • published Dream from Abroad in Dreams for America 2021-01-17 05:39:55 -0500

    Dream from Abroad

    Embracing the spectrum rather than consolidating the polarization, identifying the real common good steps forward for our country that levels the playing field, overcoming our human nature and making the win-win decisions despite the power dynamics that do not require them.

  • published Dream from Istanbul, Turkey in Dreams for America 2021-01-17 05:38:20 -0500

    Dream from Istanbul, Turkey

    Denial of what America is and has been will not get us to where we need to be. America needs leaders with a strong desire to tear down the systems and institutions that sustain racial injustice and inequity. This is how we take accountability. This is how we create unity. I dream of leaders who will prioritize investments in education and clean energy for the future generations. I dream of an America that will accept its true historical impact at home and abroad and leaders who will stand against and challenge America’s role in human suffering for the means of profit. Forget about the American Dream that never was; to simply see the most basic needs of every person met - that should be a reality, not still a dream.

  • published Dream from Cameroon in Dreams for America 2021-01-17 05:27:16 -0500

    Dream from Cameroon

    The dream that I nurture for America consists in putting my talents at the service of the greatest number in the social, cultural, political and especially health fields in these times of covid19, give hope to people in desperation.

  • published Dream from Gdansk, Poland in Dreams for America 2021-01-17 05:19:23 -0500

    Dream from Gdansk, Poland

    That we have a party that brings the benefits of our wealth to all the citizens of our country.

  • Dreams for America - the growing collection

    Democrats Abroad is here to amplify the voices of our members through collective action. This is a pivotal moment for Democratic governance, so your dreams and actions over the next few months can make an exceptional difference beyond the ballot box.
    If you want your Dreams for America to appear here and you are a member of Democrats Abroad, please follow the directions at

  • published Dream from Australia in Dreams for America 2021-01-13 11:18:25 -0500

    Dream from Australia

    My dream for America includes a comprehensive and fair immigration law which would actually welcome immigrants, asylees, refugees, "dreamers," and family members of U.S. citizens.

  • Proxies available for the Annual General Meeting, Jan 20

    The bylaws of DASA allow for members to file a proxy if they cannot attend the Annual General Meeting on on January 20th at 5:45 pm (SAST) using videoconferencing online. More information on how to file that proxy is available in this post.

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  • Annual General Meeting and Inaugural Celebration Watch Party

    Please note that times and details in this notices were updated January 14th.

    The Annual General Meeting of all members will be held on January 20th at 5:30 pm (SAST) virtually and the meeting shall address the following matters:

    1. Report by the Regional Vice Chair (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) on DASA activities and work towards compliance as a Country Committee. This in lieu of the normal approval of previous meeting's minutes, Chair’s report, and Treasurer’s report.
    2. Announcement of election results for new Executive Committee members for the period 2021-2023
    3. Consideration of other matters as may properly come before the meeting


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  • New Voting Guidance for Americans in South Africa

    Updated 17 September, with new information from the U.S. Consulate

    We all know the gravity of this election and the issues complicating it. It is essential that every one of us votes this year! Ensuring our ballots are submitted on time and counted is our number one priority. Please don’t wait until the last minute to request and return your absentee ballot. Let’s get this done!

    If you have not already applied for an absentee ballot this year, please do so now. You can do this via


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  • signed up on AAPI Signup 2020-07-01 09:29:55 -0400

  • Meet Kristi, Democrats Abroad organizer in Portugal

    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.

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