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  • DA Canada Candidates' Forum--Your Opportunity to Question the Candidates

    Meet the Candidates

    DemsAbroad Canada is electing its leadership for the 2021-23 term. 

    Want to know more about a candidate and their hopes, ideas, and plans for DA Canada, DemsAbroad, and getting out the vote in 2022? Want to brainstorm and give your input directly to the candidates?

    The Nominations & Elections Committee is hosting two Candidates’ Forums. The sessions will take place via Zoom.

    Click here for the Candidates Statements

    Ballots will go out on Sunday, April 11th and must be returned by Saturday, May 1st at 2:00 PM ET.

    Thank you for your interest in DA Canada and the Democratic Party!

    Scroll down to RSVP for Sunday, April 11th @ 4:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM PT

    CLICK HERE to RSVP for Wednesday, April 14th @ 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT

    Best regards,

    DemsAbroad Canada Nominations & Elections Committee
    Larry Rousseau, Chair
    Heidi Burch
    Tim Ellis
    Devbani Raha
    Peter Tesche, Teller of Elections
    John Yee, Technical Advisor

    Zoom access details will be provided in the RSVP confirmation email.

    WHEN
    April 11, 2021 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Online via the Zoom platform
    1 Centennial Sq
    Victoria, BC V8W 1P6
    Canada
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  • published Protect-Voting-Rights_Make-a-Donation in News 2021-03-29 19:17:11 -0400

    $670.00 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.

    [Mobile device users, please scroll down to donate!]

    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!


  • 2021 DA France National Elections and Annual General Meeting

    Please RSVP by APRIL 15, 2021 to be registered to vote at this meeting

    Join us for the biennial election of the National Democrats Abroad France (DA France) Officers and Voting Representatives. The national elections and meeting will be held on April 17, 2021 online via Zoom from 2 PM. We will hear candidate speeches and elect a new Leadership team for Democrats Abroad France, hear about how DA France will continue its important work on US elections and political engagement heading into the 2022 midterms and with eyes on 2024, and vote on proposed Bylaws changes.

    For more information on the nominating process and the Call for Candidates, please see here.

    The nominations period has now closed. To see the Candidates Statements, please see here.

    Stay tuned - this page will be updated with agenda details.

    2021 NATIONAL OFFICER AND VOTING REPRESENTATIVE ELECTIONS

    All members of Democrats Abroad France are welcome to attend and vote in the DA France National Officer and Voting Representative Elections on April 17. You will have an opportunity to hear from the candidates themselves prior to the close of voting and final tabulation of results. All members wanting to vote at the meeting are asked to register to vote by virtue of RSVP for this meeting, below, on or before April 15th -- this allows the DA France Election Board to prepare the voter rolls on the day of the meeting.

    EARLY / ABSENTEE VOTING OPTION

    All DA France members also have the option to vote early via an online absentee ballot made available to them via email, from March 28 until 5PM on April 15th. This is to encourage member participation from all across France even if they cannot attend the meeting on Election Day. As a result, no nominations from the floor will be allowed. 

    If you elect to vote via the Early Vote/Absentee Ballot, you will not be able to vote in the same election a second time even if you attend the Election Meeting. However, in the event of ties, the DA France Election Board may elect to conduct snap Run-off Elections to break ties, time and other conditions permitting, at their discretion. In such case, all members of DA France who have RSVPd for the meeting by April 15th and in attendance at the Election Meeting, will be allowed to vote in any Run-off Elections. Absentee voting will not be an option for snap Run-off Elections since they will be conducted at the Election Meeting. RSVP below to register to vote on Election Day, April 17.

    To join Democrats Abroad, please go to www.democratsabroad.org/join. You must be a US citizen 18 years of age or older by Nov. 2, 2021 and resident in France.

    PROPOSED DA FRANCE BYLAWS CHANGES - PUBLIC COMMENT

    A proposed draft of changes to the DA France Bylaws is available for review and public comment. We will review the major changes to the draft at the AGM prior to voting on whether to approve. Questions? Please email the DA France Bylaws Committee at [email protected].

    • To view the current DA France Bylaws of March 2020, see here.
    • To view the 2021 proposed Bylaws changes, the "Markup" version, see here. This version shows where the text is being changed.
    • To view the "clean" version of 2021 proposed changes, see here. This version shows how the final text reads with changes accepted.
    • To provide comment and feedback to the Bylaws Committee, please use this Public Comment form, here
    WHEN
    April 17, 2021 at 2pm
    WHERE
    via Zoom
    Paris 75004
    France
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  • donated via 2021-04-07 20:35:51 -0400

    $2,503.48 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!

    [Mobile device users, please scroll down to donate!]

    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

    $2,681.05 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

     

    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.
    • Check-in with us on Saturday, February 20th, and Sunday, February 28th!  We'll email you with the precise times and meeting information.

     

    Become a volunteer

  • 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.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

     

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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!

    [Mobile device users, please scroll down to donate!]

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


    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 2020-08-11 13:04:07 -0400

    $565.60 raised
    GOAL: $2,020.00

    GWC Suffrage Centennial Campaign

    Donate and support a phonebanking day in memory of the suffragettes!

    Our goals are to raise at least $2,020 and make 1920 calls, encouraging U.S. overseas voters to request their ballots or register to vote before the October deadlines.  However, we really hope to have so many donors and callers that we blow by those numbers and just keep going! [Mobile device users, please scroll down to donate!]

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    Your donation will help us continue efforts to ensure that the right to vote, so hard won in 1920, is exercised by American women** around the world.

    (** and men!)

    Honor the Suffragettes and Use Your VOTE!

    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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  • Join Marie Newman and Ben Hardin

    on June 14, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Daylight Time, 5:00pm Paris Time, 11:00pm HKT

    We CAN make the difference, but we need YOUR help. Donations large or small will help us win in 2020. [Mobile device users, please scroll down to donate!]

    Following Marie Newman's big win in the Democratic primary of Illinois's 3rd congressional district, the Youth Caucus's Quyen Nguyen, Kaitlyn Min, Alex Rehbinder, and the Women's Caucus's Ann Hesse will speak to both her and her campaign manager, Ben Hardin

    And while you are doing that, consider joining Marie in supporting our voter mobilization efforts with a $10 donation (or more!).

     

    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 on ActBlue via 2021-04-03 04:09:40 -0400

  • signed up on AAPI Signup 2020-06-27 10:59:31 -0400

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