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Friday, February 17, 2017

U.S. Special Elections in 2017

As overseas citizens, we need to make sure that we go through the process of completing the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register and request a ballot for the handful of States that will be having special elections for federal offices this year. We want to encourage all overseas citizens to participate in all special elections, as well as eligible statewide and local elections occurring in 2017.

If you are a resident from any of the states and voting districts listed below, please register and request an absentee ballot today at VoteFromAbroad.org. You must complete, print out, sign and send the FPCA to your election office to ensure you will receive a ballot for the election. Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times.

California — U.S. House
34th Congressional District

Primary Election on Apr 4 • Special Election on Jun 6

Seat vacated by the resignation of Xavier Becerra when he was confirmed as California Attorney General.
Mar 20: Voter registration deadline for primary election
Mar 28: Ballot request deadline for primary election
Apr 04: Voted ballot return deadline for primary election

Kansas — U.S. House
4th Congressional District

Special Election on Apr 11

Seat vacated by the resignation of Mike Pompeo when he was confirmed as the Director of the CIA.
Mar 21: Voter registration deadline
Apr 11: Ballot request deadline
Apr 11: Voted ballot return deadline


Georgia — U.S. House
6th Congressional District

Special Election on Apr 18

All candidates will run in the first election regardless of party (there is no primary). If no candidate receives a majority vote, there will be a Special Runoff Election on June 20, 2017.
Seat vacated by the resignation of Tom Price when he was confirmed as HHS Secretary.
Mar 20: Voter registration deadline
Apr 14: Ballot request deadline
Apr 18: Voted ballot return deadline

LATER IN 2017

New Jersey — Governor

Primary Election on Jun 6 • Regular Election on Nov 7

Incumbent Governor, Republican Chris Christie is term-limited and not eligible to run for re-election.

Virginia — Governor

Primary Election on Jun 13 • Regular Election on Nov 7

Incumbent Governor, Democrat Terry McAuliffe is term-limited and not eligible to run for re-election.

ALABAMA — SPECIAL ELECTION FOR U.S. SENATE

Alabama’s Republican Governor Robert Bentley named state Attorney General Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate seat left empty by Jeff Sessions. Strange will serve until an election is held to fill the seat for the remainder of Sessions’ term, which ends in January of 2020. Bentley has said that election will be held in 2018.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Don't Feed the Propaganda / Faux News Websites

How do we bring political discourse back to a place of civility if we cannot even stand on a foundation of truth? Conserve energy, don't feed into the frenzy by wasting your time with propaganda websites that profit off of this hyper-political reality with click-bait headlines. Certainly not complete, but a good place to start, here is a list of websites that have been identified as distributing faux news targeting liberals. Evaluate for yourself, let us know if you disagree or think others should be added.
  1. Occupy Democrats
  2. Bipartisan Report
  3. Winning Democrats
  4. PoliticusUSA
  5. Blue Nation Review
  6. IfYouOnlyNews
  7. USUncut
  8. The Freethought Project
  9. Addicting Info
  10. LiberalAmerica
  11. Newslo
  12. Politicalo*
  13. DailyNewsBin
  14. American News X
  15. Being Liberal
  16. The Other 98%
* almost anything that ends on lo; these sites specialize in taking accurate statements from politicians and then adding false quotes to them that are much worse than what they actually said

"Please Stop Sharing Links to These Sites" Ed Brayton. Sep 18, 2016. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2016/09/18/please-stop-sharing-links-to-these-sites/

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Geneva's Election Night Party

American Election Night
Celebration in Geneva

Come watch history in the making !

Live Streaming News Coverage
Live Music and Entertainment   ✮   Interactive Games
Refreshments   ✮   Raffle in collaboration with SWISS

November 8th, 2016
9:30pm to 5:00am

This historic event will take place at a stellar venue
that will be communicated to registered ticket holders on November 6th.

Tickets: 80CHF  |  Purchase online
A small processing fee will be added to your total

For information   ✮   event.aenc@gmail.com

Organized by The AENC Joint Committee of Geneva
✮   American Citizens Abroad Geneva Chapter   ✮
✮   American International Club of Geneva   ✮
✮   The American International Women’s Club of Geneva   ✮
✮   Democrats Abroad Switzerland   ✮   Republicans Overseas   ✮


Grimm Centre Groupe Chevalley Swiss International Air Lines Ltd

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Hanne Blitz This is America

Upcoming Solo Exhibitions

This is America, galerie Boléro, centre d'art et de culture
Versoix, Switzerland, 4 - 27 November 2016


Hanne Blitz exhibition: This is America, galerie Boléro, centre d'art et de culture
Versoix, Switzerland, 4 - 27 November 2016


Thirty-two oil paintings in the solo exhibition This is America present fragments of moments, objects and places from Hanne Blitz's two months in the US last summer. A journey of snapshots of American life and society, revealing the little and big things that make the country different and special, the exhibition lets you discover surprising parallels and contrasts, beauty and dark controversy. Entertaining for adults and children alike, you are invited to meet Hanne's art in This is America!

See also
www.Hanne Blitz.com
www.Bolero-Versoix.ch