Friday, September 24, 2010

TOWN HALL MEETING with US Ambassador Donald Beyer, Ocotber 7, 2010

Americans Abroad Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, October 7, 2010
 from 6 to 9pm

Webster University
 LLC Commons Room

Meet the US Ambassador Donald Beyer, his Embassy staff and the US Consular staff:

Susan Elbow – Deputy Chief of Mission US Embassy
Kimberly Olson - Chief of American Citizen Services
Annette Greenwood  -  Federal Benefits Unit
Leslie Freriksen - Economic Officer
Ed Birsner – Consul General
Joanna Zipsin, ACS assistant
Sylvie Love-Berchten, Geneva Consular Agency assistant
Ambassador Betty King of the US Mission to the UN 
If you aren’t registered to vote, it is still possible by this date for some states. If you have registered but not received your ballot yet, it's time to send in your FWAB (Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot). We'll be on hand to answer questions on how to do this.

This is a joint event with American Citizens Abroad, Democrats Abroad and Republicans Abroad. Please RSVP to to help us plan how many to expect at the meeting.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Democrats Abroad needs you! Will you volunteer on 29 September?

We need you to volunteer one last time for Phone Banking for the 2010 Midterm Elections

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 at a fellow DA member's studio in Centre Commercial de Carouge

Can you volunteer for 2 hours?
We will provide a script and calling lists (plus snacks and refreshments!)

Address: Phenix Pilates
6th Floor, Centre Commercial de Carouge
36, ave Cardinal-Mermillod
1227 Carouge

Trams 12/13/14, Bus 11 at Stop: ARMES at Place d
Below map shows walking directions from tram stop Armes (red) to Centre Commercial de Carouge (blue).

If you will arrive after 7pm, the Commercial Centre doors may be locked. Use the entrance that is at #36, between the hairdresser and the travel agency.  Type in B0604 on the small keypad to the right of the door and it will ring the studio so we can buzz you in! Call 022 301 8188 if you have trouble.

Parking is available in the Centre Commercial de Carouge. Take the elevators from the underground garage to the 6th floor.

Volunteers must bring their cell phones or laptops (Skype) to make the calls (remember your chargers too!)
Students: we will provide Skype-out credit!
Anyone who really wants to help but has neither of the above, we have 1 fixed line phone you can use.
Want to volunteer but not comfortable making calls? We need some database help behind the scenes. Email to find out more.

This is our last phone banking drive. Absentee ballot requests from Americans abroad must be sent in by October 4th for most states. Help us make sure all our members know they need to register for a ballot via!

Please sign up at:

And we have to ask: Have YOU sent in your request for an absentee ballot to vote in November? If you have not yet received your ballot in the mail - this means you are probably not registered for this year's election. Go to today!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Phone Banking for the 2010 Midterm Elections

Phone Banking for the
 2010 Midterm Elections

Calling all Democrats:
Help Keep our Majority in November!

Saturday, September 18, 2010
2 to 5 pm

at the Centre de l'Esperence
Centre de l'Esperance,
rue de la Chapelle, 8
Eaux-Vives, Geneva
Tram 12/16/17 Terrassiere

Please volunteer for a 2 hour slot

We will provide a script and calling lists
(plus snacks and refreshments!)

Volunteers must bring their cell phones or laptops (Skype) to make the calls (remember your chargers too!)
(Students – we will provide Skype-out credit!)
We need you! Please sign up at:

Not sure how phonebanking works - email us!