Former Global Treasurer | Canada DPCA Voting Rep | Democrats Abroad

  • rsvped for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 2021-06-01 08:58:11 -0400

    U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

     

    SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND KEYNOTES WOMEN’S ECONOMIC FORUM: RESETTING THE U.S. AGENDA FOR WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

    The return to Democratic leadership has reset the U.S. agenda for women across race, sexual orientation, and geography. This moment calls for bold political, social, and economic investments that lead to shared prosperity and equitable recovery for women.

    Join U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for an important discussion of what is being done, and what must be done, at the Federal and State level to capitalize on this important moment, and to address the policy perspectives we bring as Democrats Abroad.

    Senator from NY since 2009, Gillibrand has led legislative action on numerous issues including sexual assault in the military, child nutrition, childcare for members of the Armed Forces, and parental leave.  

    Our conversation with the Senator will be followed by a panel of leading experts across several issue areas that impact women’s economic status as documented in the 2020 Democrats Abroad Platform and offer policy remedies that root out biases that shut women out.  


    The Panel will examine four issues within the Platform that are key to reversing inequalities for women: Intersectionality, Economic Inequality, Social Safety Net, and Sexual Identity Equality. Featured Panelists:

    Intersectionality: Why Connecting the Dots Matter in the Fight for Women’s Equality - Dr. Ronda Zelezny-Green, Chief Learning Officer, BRK Ujima

    Economic Inequality – Building an Inclusive Economy for the Long Term - Dr. Linda Scott, Emeritus Professor, University Oxford

    Social Welfare: Assuring A Baseline of Support and Security for Women - Dr. C. Nicole Mason, president/CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (WPR)

    The Economic Case for LGBT Equality - Dr. M. V. Lee Badgett, distinguished scholar, the Williams Institute & Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    The Forum, sponsored by the Global Women’s Caucus Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative will be presented virtually on Zoom from 3pm-5pm CET. Forum attendees will be invited to join discussion breakout sessions with our panelists at the conclusion of their presentations. This event is open to all DA members, US elected officials, members of academia, and the global expat community. 

    You won’t want to miss this important exchange with champions of women’s issues.

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    Location Local Event Start Time
    Vancouver, Canada 6:00 AM
    Minneapolis, USA 8:00 AM
    Washington DC, USA 9:00 AM
    London, UK 2:00 PM
    Frankfurt, Germany 3:00 PM
    Nairobi, Kenya 4:00 PM
    Dubai, UAE 5:00 PM
    Bangkok, Thailand 8:00 PM
    Beijing, China 9:00 PM
    WHEN
    June 26, 2021 at 3pm
    WHERE
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  • Drag Story Time with Fay Slift and Fluffy Soufflé (family friendly)

     

    Fay Slift & Fluffy Soufflé

    Co-Sponsored by Democrats Abroad Canada and
    Democrats Abroad Toronto LGBTQ+ Caucus

    Bring the kids for this family-friendly event with Fay Slift and Fluffy Soufflé. This Toronto-based drag duo challenges gender stereotypes and cultivates a safe and fun space for kids and families of all identities and expressions.

    Drag stars Fay Slift + Fluffy Soufflé have been doing drag storytimes since June 2016. Based in Toronto, they have been fortunate to do so many local events at some of Toronto’s biggest cultural institutions, as well as hit the road to adventures beyond the city. Their special events focus on books, songs and include lots of laughs to show that Reading is FUN-damental! They especially want to support families with LGBTQ2S parent(s) and gender variant children, and read culturally diverse books, by providing a supportive and inclusive environment focused on fun. Everyone is welcome!

    This event will be part of the overall Democrats Abroad Global LGBTQ+ Caucus Virtual Pride 12-hour Marathon. Click here to learn more about various activities, celebrations, stories, and films being streamed across the globe for this exciting day-long event.

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    STORYTIME WITH FAY & FLUFFY

     

    WHEN
    June 20, 2021 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Online via Zoom
    100 Queen St W
    Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
    Canada
    Google map and directions
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  • donated via 2021-05-25 08:48:28 -0400

    Join DNC Chair Jaime Harrison in Supporting Democrats Abroad

    The Democratic National Committee is committed to supporting Democrats Abroad in Getting Out the Vote in upcoming elections. Help us get ready for 2022 by making a special $20.22 donation today - or more.  $2,022 donors will get a special treat.

    Show your appreciation for the outgoing International Executive Committee and the work they have done in helping to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris - and taking back the Senate in 2022.  And give the incoming ExCom a head start by making a donation today.

     

     

    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad and not to any candidate or candidate's committee. Donations to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) can only be made by American citizens and lawful Permanent Residents. Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible for Federal income tax purposes.
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  • published Global LGBTQ+ Caucus Donations in LGBTQ+ Events 2021-05-10 12:14:52 -0400

    Global LGBTQ+ Caucus

    Help the US fight for our democracy in 2021 with your donation!

    Donations of any size help make a difference. The DA Global LGBTQ+ Caucus appreciates your support!

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    We need Democrats like you to commit to Democrats Abroad - your Democratic Party for overseas Americans. Contribute to Democrats Abroad today and help us register Americans all over the world for the 2021 and 2022, reach out on issues that concern you and build a brighter future for our country and the world.

    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

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  • donated via 2021-04-14 10:03:07 -0400

    Democrats Abroad Travel Fund

    In order to allow as many Democrats Abroad leaders and members to attend future in-person Global Meetings regardless of economic circumstances, we have established a Travel Fund which currently provides stipends to up to four DA members to defray their travel costs.

    For those of you who are in a position to help support a fellow Democrat Abroad, please consider making a donation to our Democrats Abroad Travel Fund to help keep these meetings accessible, diverse and inclusive.

    Got an extra $25? – Or even $10, or $270 if you’re so inclined –  hit that donate button.

    Thank YOU for your generous support!!!

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    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

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  • donated via 2021-04-14 10:02:19 -0400

    2021 Global Annual Meeting

    Democrats Abroad Global Meetings are only possible thanks to participant donations. Our meetings are not sponsored by donations from corporations, PACs, other organizations within the Democratic party, etc. Suggested Donation for participating in our 2021 virtual global meeting is only $46 USD.

    Got extra cash from your travel savings by attending this year's meeting "virtually"? – Use some of those savings to add to your donation and Click on the box with the amount you wish to donate or enter a different amount under "Other $" –  and hit that donate button.

    Thank YOU for your generous support!!!

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  • published Protect-Voting-Rights_Make-a-Donation in News 2021-03-29 19:17:11 -0400

    $820.00 raised
    GOAL: $1,000.00

    Fundraiser for Voter Protection in Georgia and all over the United States

    Georgia's state law, as well as other state bills designed to suppress the vote make passing the federal bill S1 - the "For the People Act" - a crucial next step!

    DA will be rolling out an action campaign for all members and committees to ACT on to push our senators to pass this fundamental bill. That action will include support for an amendment to the bill further supporting Americans abroad voting rights.

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    DONATE NOW to make it happen!

    I am asking all Montreal Chapter members to consider donating to this important cause.

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    Thank you for your generosity and defending U.S. citizens' right to vote.

    Democrats Abroad, now is the time to show your support and stand up for our voting rights!

    Contact the Democrats Abroad Voter Protection Team at [email protected] 
    for volunteering opportunities or information!

    *Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    *Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

    *All donations are processed in US dollars. When you use your Canadian credit card, the charge will come in as a US $ charge per the current conversion rate. You do have the option of selecting an "other" category as a donation amount if you wish to do the math to make your donation in US dollars meet your wishes in CAD $.

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  • None of Us Are Equal Until All of Us Are Equal - The ERA for Women is Long-Overdue in the USA!

    I am once again asking Congress to finally add the ERA to the US Constitution! While women won the right to vote in 1920, women still do not have equal rights under the law. And even though the Equal Protection Clause in the 14th Amendment prohibits states from denying any person equal protection under the law, women’s rights are still not explicitly guaranteed. In 1976, around 10,000 marchers in Springfield, Illinois demonstrated for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Many of these marchers proudly carried signs advocating, ERA is the American Way! In a Pew Research Center poll last year, almost 80 percent of Americans supported adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. In 2020, Virginia became the 38th and final state needed to ratify the ERA. It is time for Congress to affirm and ensure women’s equality in the US. The US Senate must immediately pass S.J.Res.1 - A joint resolution removing the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment! Let’s get on with it and join other nations like Canada, which offers women full equal rights guaranteed by law! [✊] https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2020/07/07/a-century-after-women-gained-the-right-to-vote-majority-of-americans-see-work-to-do-on-gender-equality/ | Lissette F. Wright | Living in Canada | Voting in New York!


  • donated via 2021-04-07 20:35:51 -0400

    $4,543.90 raised
    GOAL: $5,306.00

    Fundraiser for Legislative Advocacy

    Help Reinstate New Jersey Law for Overseas Voters to Vote in State Elections

    🚨 Attention New Jersey Voters 🚨

    DONATE NOW to help us reach and mobilize New Jersey Democrats Abroad!

    New Jersey currently does not allow all overseas voters to vote in state elections, even though overseas voters could vote in state elections before Chris Christie pushed through a change in the law in 2017.

    Assemblywoman Joann Downey has introduced a bill, NJ A5306, to change the law back--and with your donation you can help get it passed!

    If you're from New Jersey, you can also directly help pass the bill for this campaign as a constituent. Contact Speaker Coughlin at 1-732-855-7441 and urge his staffers to put NJ A5306 on the schedule, which restores voting rights for NJ Overseas Voters. You can find a call script here!

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    Your generosity makes sure we can keep working to make legislative change and help get out the vote for states that have elections this year!

    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

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  • donated via 2021-03-18 20:34:49 -0400

    $2,024.89 raised
    GOAL: $2,021.00

    Kendra Borgen's 2021 Birthday Fundraiser

    Having volunteered in politics since I was a teenager I have found a wonderful home within Democrats Abroad – an all volunteer organization.

    We run on blood, sweat, tears, & donations!

    During my time in Democrats Abroad leadership I’ve noticed how expensive it is to be involved. Going to regional and global meetings is fundamental in getting good work done and is important and instrumental in team building. However, it comes at each individual’s own expense.

    I believe everyone should be able to volunteer at the highest level and want to help keep these meetings accessible to people, who may not be as financially flexible, by fundraising for Democrats Abroad Travel Fund.

    I had hoped to spend my 40th Birthday in an exotic location but luckily I’m in Amsterdam and you can help me celebrate my 40th birthday virtually. Please help me reach my fundraising goal: $2021 in 2021 

    Got $40 for my 40th? – Or even $4, or $400 if you’re so inclined –  hit that donate button.

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    I cannot wait until we can celebrate in person together again.

    Thanks in advance!!!

    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

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  • donated via 2021-02-12 13:36:56 -0500

    $2,781.05 raised
    GOAL: $2,021.00

    Candice Kerestan's 2021 Birthday Fundraiser

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    As many of you know, Democrats Abroad has been a big part of my life since I moved to Germany seven(!) years ago, and it’s remarkable what the organization has accomplished in that time! This past election cycle, we engaged Americans abroad like never before and delivered decisive votes in races across the United States.

    But as they say, “after the election is before the election”, and it’s important to me that we continue setting up Democrats for success in 2022. As I start this next year of my life, I invite you to join me in making a contribution to Democrats Abroad, an organization near and dear to me.

     

    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

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  • wants to volunteer 2021-02-07 20:34:08 -0500

    21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

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    Have you ever made a successful change in your life? Perhaps you wanted to exercise more, eat less, or change jobs? Think about the time and attention you dedicated to the process. A lot, right? Change is hard. Creating effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of power, privilege, supremacy, and leadership is like any lifestyle change. Setting our intentions and adjusting what we spend our time doing is essential. It’s all about building new habits. Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started. The good news is, there’s an abundance of resources just waiting to empower you to be a more effective player in the quest for equity and justice.

    About the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge 

    • For 21 days, do one action to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity 
    • This plan includes suggestions for readings, podcasts, videos, observations, and ways to form and deepen community connections. Suggestions are in the following categories:

    READ

    LISTEN

    WATCH

    NOTICE

    CONNECT

             

    ENGAGE

    ACT

    REFLECT

    STAY INSPIRED

    TIPS FOR SUCCESS

    • Choose one activity per day to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity.
    • Diversify your habits by doing some of each.
    • Use the tracking chart provided here to stay on course. You can download the editable spreadsheet or a PDF for printing.
    • We think understanding white privilege and white supremacy is a powerful lens into the complexities of doing social justice work, so we’ve focused our resources on that specific issue.

     

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  • published Caroline Kennedy Webinar Donations 2020-10-12 15:29:16 -0400

    Join former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and

    Support Democrats Abroad's Global Campaign to

    Reach the World 

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    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States. Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 


    We are phoning members, running social media ads, and mailing potential voters in order to win in November.


    And our Get Out the Vote campaigns work. In 2016, the number of Americans abroad who voted was 50% higher than in 2012 and in 2018, the number of voters tripled compared to 2014. And the number of overseas Americans requesting ballots in 2020 is already twice the number in 2016.


    We CAN make the difference, but we need YOUR help. Please make a donation today to fund our Global Get Out the Vote campaign.


    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

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  • donated via 2020-10-10 09:21:19 -0400

    Join Jared Bernstein and

    Support Democrats Abroad's Campaign to

    "Call the World"

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    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States, Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 

    DA members from across the globe will be calling voters to secure their ballots but they need your help: giving today guarantees that we have the resources we need to win at the state level, take back the Senate, and remove Donald Tr**p in 2020. Give today!

    Any questions about Democrats Abroad Call the World, please contact [email protected]

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    Donations are to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

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  • D4D_Ballot_Week.pngDialing for Democracy is a calling marathon
    and global Democrats Abroad fundraiser.

    To win in November, we need to increase voter participation from abroad, which means making sure that overseas voters receive their ballots by September 19 (date mandated by federal law) and that they are sent back to the United States on time. 

    Given the Trump Administration's relentless attempts to weaken a fundamental pillar of our democracy — voting — we can't take any risks this year when it comes to our ballots. [Mobile device users, please scroll down to donate!]

    Generous sponsors like yourself will help Democrats Abroad reach all members from September 22-24, shortly after ballots have been sent, to confirm that they've received theirs, and inform them on how to promptly return them to their respective voting jurisdictions.

    DONORS: If you are sponsoring a specific caller, BEFORE you select an amount, write the caller's name in the box at left!

    Donate $50 and you’re sponsoring 200 calls! 
    $10—40 calls   $25—100 calls   $100—400 calls 
    $250—1000 calls   $500—2000 calls   $1000—4000 calls

    Democrats Abroad will be making 100,000s of calls this fall, and your contribution will help make this outreach possible.

    Thank you! We appreciate your support!

    Don’t forget to check in on how the calls are going on Facebook Live on September 24 on the DA Germany Facebook page.

    For a full overview of the call-a-thon, click here.

    Donations will be going to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (Democrats Abroad) and not to any candidate for federal office.
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  • A conversation with Nicco Mele on “Politics Journalism and the Threats to Both”

    Your generous donation, whether small or large, will be greatly appreciated and will have a direct impact at this critical time. Every US Dollar will benefit Democrats Abroad Get Out the Vote efforts[Mobile device users, please scroll down to donate!]

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    Nicco Mele is managing director at the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation and on the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is the faculty co-chair of the Harvard Council on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence. Online event Thurs., Sept. 24th at 8:30pm EDT via the Zoom platform!

    Thank you for your consideration and support!

    Donations will be going to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (Democrats Abroad) and not to any candidate for federal office.

     

     

     

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  • donated via 2020-09-13 08:48:38 -0400

    Join Leon Panetta, Rosa DeLauro, and Ambassadors David Thorne and John Phillips (Rtd.) and help Americans in Italy vote

    Democrats Abroad will run ads on major Italian websites to reach dual citizens and other Italian-speaking Americans. This event will help ensure that the more than 78,000 Americans in Italy get the information they need about how to vote from abroad.

    Here are the details.

    When: Tuesday, September 15th, 1pm Eastern (US and Canada)
    Where: ZOOM a casa tua (your home, in case your Italian has slipped)
    This is a ticketed event. All proceeds from the event will go to getting out the US citizen vote in Italy. 

    $10,000 – Co Chair (invited to private reception)
    $5,000 – Vice Chair (invited to private reception)
    $2,500 – Host (invited to private reception)
    $1,000 – Co Host (invited to private reception)
    $500 – Paisan (invited to general admission)
    $100 (invited to general admission)
    $20.20 (invited to general admission)

    If you are unable to contribute online, send us a US Dollar check with this form to the following address.

    Democrats Abroad
    PO Box 15130
    Washington DC 20003
    USA

    Thank you for your support!

    On-line credit card contributions made to Democrats Abroad are secure, encrypted transactions made via Stripe.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

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  • published Drag Bingo Fundraiser-20Sept05 2020-08-25 11:10:52 -0400

    Drag Bingo FUN(draiser)

    The Sequel!

    Join us for another round of Drag Queen Bingo evening and help Democrats Abroad get out the vote in 2020! This will be a wild night hosted by once again our queen of bingo, Ms. Cherry Poppins!!!

    Help support DA’s phone banking efforts! Your $10 donation will help us reach six voters!!!

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    Donations will be going to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (Democrats Abroad) and not to any candidate for federal office.

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  • published Americas Screening of Capturing the Flag in Events 2020-09-02 10:50:51 -0400

    $1,437.40 raised
    GOAL: $1,000.00

    The Americas Region of Democrats Abroad is honoured to present a region-wide film screening of Capturing The Flag.

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    Please donate - even just $10 - to support the costs associated with this online event and the work of the Capturing the Flag team. Any funds raised in excess of $1,000 will go to Democrats Abroad to support our global GOTV efforts.

     

    Donations will be going to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (Democrats Abroad) and not to any candidate for federal office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

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  • published Global-Youth-Caucus-Donate in Global Youth Caucus 2020-07-30 00:14:42 -0400

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    Help the Democrats Abroad Global Youth Caucus fight for our democracy in 2021 with your donation!

    Donations of any size help make a difference. The DA Global Youth Caucus appreciates your support!

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    Please see our events page for specific fundraising events, such as phonebanking call-a-thons!!!


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