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June 2019

DA Speaker SERIES:  A conversation with Dr. Jennifer Merchant on the criminalization of women’s bodies – June 13, 6:45 PM Paris Time (12:45am – 2:45pm DC time)

Abortion rights groups in St. Paul, Minnesota rally at the State Capitol on May 21st, 2019.  Source: MPR Facebook Page

Eight states have passed bills to limit abortion this year and last week Missouri and Alabama passed the first outright bans on the procedure.

Join Democrats Abroad online from 12:45 pm to 2:45 pm Eastern Time (6:45 pm-8:45 pm CET) as we go live from Paris, France to listen in as Dr. Jennifer Merchant walks us through the long-feared upcoming challenge to Roe v. Wade limiting choice for women and a likely constitutional crisis concerning women’s rights.

About our speaker:

Dr. Merchant is the author of Procréation et politique aux Etats-Unis (1965-2005), Belin, 2006, and numerous articles and reports on women’s reproductive rights.

Her forthcoming book is From the Constitution to Women’s Rights: The Legal Foundation. She is a political scientist and a professor at the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, where she is a member of the Center for Studies and Research in Administrative and Political Science (CERSA).

Note: this is an online stream of a live event, so you will need an internet connection in order to attend.

We look forward to seeing you on the call!

Please click the link to join the webinar:

Questions email us:

Voter Registration/GOTV Volunteers Introduction – June 16, 1 – 3:00 p.m.

There will be a voter registration training session for both new and veteran VR volunteers. Learn or refresh your voter registration skills, and how to use new features of so you’re ready in January 2020 to get out the overseas vote.  

RSVP: Email

Location: South Kensington

DAUK Film Night: Capturing the Flag – June 14, 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Please come to a screening of Capturing the Flag, a cautionary tale that indicates what’s in store for the elections of 2019 and 2020. Through the experiences of the film’s citizen volunteers, we see how they work to help voters through a blizzard of obstacles–and how they decide to become involved in growing nonpartisan efforts to protect our fragile democracy. 

The voter suppression we see unfold in real time has proliferated, as state Republicans who control local elections have been emboldened to rewrite access to the ballot box along partisan lines. With verité footage of Barack Obama and others, this film is also a powerful call to arms for what we all need to do in the ongoing battle for voting rights.

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics, Lincoln Inn’s Fields WC2A 3LJ

Tickets: £12.50/ £6.00 at

Trigger warning: parts of this film may cause flashbacks for those traumatized by the events depicted. Come with supportive friends and stay for the panel discussion afterward, where you can learn more about the organizations making important steps forward in combating suppression, how the 2018 elections proved that turnout is critical, and how you can turn your own angst into activism.

Annual Independence Day – Sunday June 30, 12 – 5:00 p.m.

Women’s Caucus at the DAUK Independence Day Picnic

Celebrate American Independence Day with Democrats Abroad at the annual Independence Day Picnic, on Sunday June 30th, 2019 in Portman Square, Marylebone, London!

In this gorgeous park setting, guests can enjoy incredible entertainment all day and mouthwatering American and international food and drink from popular London vendors. There will be American-themed games and activities throughout the day for adults and families alike, and children can enjoy supervised arts and crafts, a bouncy castle, face painting, and hula hoop lessons!

Here’s what you can expect:

  • A fun, patriotic celebration with fellow Democratic Americans
  • Delicious food and drink 
  • Lots of great activities for everyone
  • Live music and entertainment
  • The gorgeous setting of Portman Square Garden
  • Meet and join various Democratic groups and caucuses
  • Your support and ticket proceeds go towards our Get Out The Vote efforts for 2018 mid-term elections.

Ticket Information

*Please note: Early bird tickets are only on sale until June 1st!

While non-U.S. Citizen guests are very welcome to join our celebration, due to U.S. campaign finance laws, tickets may only be purchased by U.S. citizens. Of course you can give tickets as gifts, and we hope that you will buy tickets to bring your friends and family to the picnic.

*Please note: Depending on ticket availability, you may still be able to purchase tickets on the day (cash only), but by buying in advance online you’ll be guaranteed entry.

Buy your tickets now

Read more on FAQ’s, volunteering, type of tickets here

The Women’s Caucus will be having a special booth and we need your help to make it fun! Volunteer for the Women’s Caucus Picnic table here

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