Sunday, May 8, 2016

May Newsletter: Global convention, DACH AGM

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Latest News

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

Upcoming Events

Thu May 12 - Sun May 15, Berlin, Germany

Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA) Regional Caucuses, Global Convention & Annual Meeting

Open to all members of Democrats Abroad, the caucuses and Global Convention in this election year let voting representatives from Country Committees around the world elect the delegates who will represent DA at the Democratic National Convention held in Philadelphia, July 2016. More info here.
Sat May 14, Berlin, Germany

First Annual Davidson-Hyde Dinner

This dinner honors DA founders, Al Davidson and Toby Hyde. The evening's keynote speaker will be Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV). Donations will support DA's 2016 Get out the Vote Campaign to elect Democrats to the White House and Congress.
Wed May 25, Ticino

The U.S. Embassy hosts America Day

U.S. Ambassador Suzan G LeVine will hold a Town Hall, followed by consular outreach services, and Democrats Abroad Switzerland will be there to assist in Get out the Vote 2016 voter registration.
  • Venue TBD in Lugano
  • 4:30 - 7pm
  • Follow the event on Facebook to recieve updates
  • ‣ We are looking for area volunteers to help Get out the Vote at this event: sign up online
Sun June 5, Basel

Democrats Abroad Switzerland AGM

At our Annual General Meeting, we will present a review of the past year and plans for the next twelve months. Special guest speaker will be Dr. Rebecca Self.
Sun June 12, Basel

Expat Expo Basel

The annual event brings together over 100 clubs and businesses with English-speaking Swiss residents. Democrats Abroad Switzerland will be there for Get out the Vote 2016 voter registration and to sign up new members.
  • Congress Center Basel, Messeplatz 21, 4005 Basel - map
  • 11am - 5pm
  • Admission is free!
  • More details on Facebook
  • ‣ Volunteer to Get out the Vote at this event: sign-up online

Save the Date

Late June (date TBD)

⚾ Slugout in the Dugout

Keep the tradition alive for the 7th annual Democrats v. Republicans match-up in Geneva.
Mon Jul 4, multiple locations

Independence Day in Switzerland

Celebrate July 4th at parties hosted by our friends in Basel, Geneva, Zurich...
Tue Nov 8, multiple locations (TBD)

Election Night Party

In Geneva, Zurich, Bern...


  1. Basel's worldwide air terminal is known as the Moulhouse International Airport and is in France, only outside of the Swiss outskirt.