Democrats Abroad can now phonebank from their homes!
You can reach out to fellow DA members to get their absentee ballots for the remaining primaries and for the November election, just by using the very efficient CallHub system to place calls in the UK and around the world.
By Elizabeth Crocker, RN, MSc
I’m betting the farm that all of us believe that we control our own destiny. But how do we control our healthcare — how we access it, use it and benefit from it?
By Carol Graham
During the 1992 presidential campaign I was shocked by the vitriol aimed at Hillary Clinton by other women. But when she fought back speaking candidly (and somewhat testily) regarding her decision to pursue a career instead of ‘baking cookies’, the defense strategy of the Clinton campaign managers was equally shocking. Read More
Milan, 9 June 2018
On 26 May, news broke out of the US on the Trump Administration’s unprecedented “zero tolerance” policy, inhumanely detaining and separating immigrant children from their parents at the US border, sparking a wave of protests in at least 30 cities across the North American continent.
International protests and petitions quickly followed suit. Groups in London, Spain, Denmark, France, Switzerland, and Germany took swift action in solidarity with this movement. Spain was home to the first protests with overseas American citizens, holding demonstrations on 27 May and 1 June in Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona. London’s protest at the US Embassy occurred in solidarity with the Families Belong Together sister marches in the states on June 30th. Read More
In a brightly lit classroom, we sat in groups of four clutching handwritten index cards in our hands. Having learned a few basic things about our partners — their names, where they were from and their favorite color, for example — we were asked to introduce them to the group, using the unusual grammatical rules printed on our cards.
By Meghan Feeks
Women are running for office in record numbers this year, but campaigns aren’t the only things they’re running. Fueled by outrage with the Trump Administration and passion for progressive issues, women are also leading grassroots efforts around the country (and world!) to mobilize voters, organize communities and advocate for causes they care about.
Women’s Caucus member Alyssa Blachez gives us a detailed look at the Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial primaries featuring the two Staceys: Abrams and Evans. Now that Stacey Abrams has won the primary, this presentation can be used as a resource to learn more about why you should support her candidacy and vote Democratic in Georgia in November 2018!
By Meghan Feeks
The past month has been huge for Democratic women. Primaries in 20 states and a runoff in Texas have advanced women to the general election throughout the country, bringing the total number of female Democratic nominees for Senate, House and governor to 106 as of June 13 (Republicans have nominated another 27).
On March 24, the LGBTQ+ Caucus launched its first Pride Month Series, a sequence of events marking the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and celebrating Pride, with a reception hosting Jason Jones, an inspiring LGBTQ activist from Trinidad and Tobago. Jones recently won an historic court case against his national government to overturn two colonial-era anti-LGBTQ laws that have been used for centuries to oppress the LGBTQ community.
We have less than three months to go for the November elections and we are gearing up for a busy season of voter registration, education, and resistance!.
However, it’s always nice to take a break and we want to thank all of those who were able to make it to our August Social at Flat Iron Square. Everyone enjoyed chatting with each other, getting to know new members, and of course, our fun and competitive WC Pub Quiz. And we would be remiss if we forgot to mention how busy September has been! Our postcard social and the DAUK Blue Wave Bootcamp were huge successes, and it was awesome meeting new faces and energizing the audience with our presentation on this Year of the Woman and educational session on articulating our motivations for voting For Democrats.
With that, let’s keep surfing the Blue Wave with this month’s theme, Women Who Run Part 2. If you are interested in learning about women running for office and in women’s issues issues, we urge you to educate yourself about the women running for office, and support them in any way you can – donate your time, vote, endorse on social media, have 1-to-1 conversations with people in your sphere of influence.
To learn more about women Democratic candidates, we invite you to check out this amazing spreadsheet on close races developed by DA Germany member Charlotte Milstein: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Bf67AqKn3acJ7c-YAG_9Sv0fzhuAu1CEHwmhGNmkc50/edit#gid=0.
We look forward to seeing you and discussing women rocking the midterms at the upcoming meeting on Sept 17 at 7pm at Airspace on Oxford St!
Did you know that overseas voters can – and often do – determine the margin of victory in close races? As we get closer to November, Democrats Abroad UK needs to reach fellow Americans to register, vote, and participate in the 2018 midterms one of the most consequential elections of our lifetime. This is the time to jump on the Democratic Blue Wave and you can here in London!
Join us in a call with Florida Congressional candidate, Mary Barzee Flores as she speaks about her campaign plans and priorities for Florida’s pivotal and hotly contested 25th district . Email Questions to: email@example.com
The call begins at 1:30 pm DC time on August 28th, 2018.
Note: this is an online event, so you will need an internet connection in order to attend.
About our speaker:
Mary Barzee Flores is a Florida native, former federal Public Defender and served from 2003-2011 as a Judge on Florida’s Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. President Obama nominated her to the U.S District Court for the Southern District of Florida in 2015, but Senator Marco Rubio blocked the nomination. Mary decided to run because she wants to fight “… to improve the lives of ALL Americans.” Mary is a progressive who believes in universal, affordable health care, and for women “… to have the right to make their own decisions regarding their families and their bodies– period.” She will work to end Dreamers’ uncertainty and create a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented workers who live and work across the country. On the environment, Mary points out that Florida is “ground zero” in the battle to control climate change and proposes that the US rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and show leadership to innovate for a sustainable future.
For more on Mary’s policy positions, go to her website: https://marybarzeeflores.com/priorities/
Mary is challenging a right-wing Republican incumbent in a district Trump won by just two percent. Her opponent voted last year to repeal the Affordable Care Act, has an “A” rating from the NRA and supported the 2017 Republican tax cuts, so Democrats have high hopes Flores will flip this seat in November! She needs your support, and we need her in Congress, so we look forward to your participating in the call!
Looking forward to seeing you online!