Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Newsletter: Upcoming AGM, Expo, Address

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Race and racism in American elections

Lecture by Christopher Parker
Associate Professor in Political Science, University of Washington

Race has traditionally played a key role in many American presidential campaigns. In 2016, Donald Trump has sought to build support through attacks on Mexicans and Muslims (among others). While bigoted arguments alienate many observers, could Trump’s campaign actually advance the national conversation about race, thereby helping to heal the country’s racial division?

This lecture was organized by Democrats Abroad Switzerland

Please join members of Democrats Abroad Switzerland and Professor Parker for a special fundraising dinner the following evening at a private residence in Geneva.

Christopher Parker is an Associate Professor in the department of political science at the University of Washington. He is the author of Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America and Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the Postwar South.

Moderator: David Sylvan, Professor, International Relations/Political Science
Register for the lecture at The Graduate Institute website

WHEN
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 6:30 - 8pm

WHERE
The Graduate Institute - Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la Paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva • map

Monday, May 30, 2016

Fundraising Dinner in Geneva

Special guest Professor Christopher Parker

We are pleased to invite members to an intimate dinner at a private residence in Geneva, with our special guest, Professor Christopher Sebastian Parker of the University of Washington.

Professor Christopher Sebastian Parker is an Associate Professor in the department of political science at the University of Washington, and he comes to Geneva by invitation of Democrats Abroad Switzerland. On Tuesday, June 21, he will speak at The Graduate Institute on "Race and racism in American elections".

Professor Parker is the author of Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America and Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the Postwar South.

This is a wonderful opportunity to support DACH and our Get Out the Vote 2016 initiatives, while enjoying a delightful dinner with fellow Democrats Abroad.

Please RSVP in advance by completing the donation form: select "Fundraising dinner, Wed Jun 22 in Geneva" for Contribution purpose. We welcome donations of any amount starting at CHF 50.- for the dinner.

WHEN
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 6:30 - 9:30pm

WHERE
Private Residence - address and directions will be emailed after registration
Geneva

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Your First Time Matters

A thoughtful reflection by one of the newest members of Democrats Abroad Switzerland and the youngest member of our Excom on the motivation to get involved and deciding to vote in his first U.S. election.

"...A reluctance to halt the rise of the seas threatens Florida, just as it threatens Palau. These realities may not be clear for those who’ve never lived in a foreign country. For Americans abroad,they’re painfully obvious. The defining challenge of this generation will be to expand our country’s thinking, reshaping the prevailing view of America’s place in the world. If we succeed, history will judge us kindly. If not, its verdict will be harsh."



Andrus Hatem moved to the Geneva area in 2002 when his parents came to work at the United Nations. Currently finishing his senior year at the International School of Geneva, he’ll be attending the University of Chicago in the fall. He has spent the past year volunteering for Democrats Abroad in Switzerland.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

May Newsletter: Global convention, DACH AGM

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Democrats Abroad Platform

You were invited to comment on the draft 2016 DA Platform, a document stating DA's official views on issues concerning Americans. Members submitted over 3,275 comments, and all are being considered for inclusion in the platform. The final draft will be debated and ratified on May 15 in Berlin at the DA 2016 Global Convention.

Tom Fina's April Letter From Washington

Liberals are on the threshold of ending the right-wing choke-hold on Congress and of the Supreme Court. The traditional Republican Party is imploding as its Presidential candidates savage each other and alienate ...” - continue reading

Update from the FBAR/FATCA Task Force

On April 26 the court case to repeal FATCA was dismissed. DA's Task Force responded: “We continue the work to promote our recommended reform to FATCA, the Same Country Safe Harbor for Americans abroad, which would exempt the accounts of Americans abroad in their legal country of residence...” - more information