Democrats Abroad

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Democrats Abroad was established on Mar 1, 1964.  Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. They work to advance the principles of our Party by spreading the Democratic message to US voters in other countries and encouraging them to vote for Democratic candidates back home.

Democrats Abroad has committees throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. These Country Committees keep Americans abroad informed of their rights and help them participate in the U.S. political process. A support office is maintained in Washington, D.C.

American Democrats living outside of the United States may participate but must first join Democrats Abroad. The online membership form is located on the web site https://www.democratsabroad.org/user/register. Members will receive information on how they may participate in the Democrats Abroad Global Primary.

Democrats Abroad is recognized as a “state” Party by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and is represented on the DNC by eight voting members, as well as at the quadrennial Democratic National Convention.

For more: https://www.democratsabroad.org/

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Vote Every Election

“in the last election — and I want to speak particularly the young people here — in the last election, a little over one-third of eligible voters voted. One-third!

Two-thirds of the people who have the right to vote — because of the struggles of previous generations, had the right to vote — stayed home. I’m willing to bet that there are young people who have family members who are at risk of the existing immigration system who still didn’t vote.

MR. DIAZ-BALART: Mixed-status families. There are millions of them.

THE PRESIDENT: Who still did not vote. And so my question, I think, to everybody — not just to the immigrant community, but the country as a whole — why are you staying at home? (Applause.) Why are you not participating? There are war-torn countries, people full of poverty, who still voted, 60, 70 percent. If here in the United States of America, we voted at 60 percent, 70 percent, it would transform our politics. Our Congress would be completely different. We would have already passed comprehensive immigration reform. (Applause.) It would have already been done.

So I, as President, have the responsibility to set out a vision in terms of where we need to go. I have the responsibility to execute the laws faithfully, and that includes making sure that what’s within my power I am doing everything I can to make the immigration system smarter. But everybody here and everybody watching also has responsibilities. And one of those responsibilities is voting for people who advocate on behalf of the things that you care about.

And staying home is not an option. And being cynical is not an option. And just waiting for somebody else — whether it’s the President, or Congress, or somebody — José — to get it done, that’s not enough.”

June 28, 2012 First Lady Michelle Obama at the AME Church Conference

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Vote for Democrats in the U.S.  2015 election

التصويت لصالح الديمقراطيين في انتخابات الولايات المتحدة 2015

投票給民主黨在美國2015年大選

voter pour les démocrates à l’élection Etats-Unis 2015

stimmen für die Demokraten in den Vereinigten Staaten 2015 Election

ψηφίσουν για τους Δημοκρατικούς στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες το 2015 Εκλογή

שטימען פֿאַר דעמאָקראַץ אין די פֿאַראייניקטע שטאַטן 2015 וואַלן

memilih Demokrat di Pemilu Amerika Serikat 2015

votare per i democratici nelle elezioni degli Stati Uniti 2015

米国2015年の選挙で民主党に投票

미국 2015 선거에서 민주당에 투표

voto para os democratas em os EUA eleição de novembro 2015

votar por los demócratas en las elecciones de Estados Unidos de 2015

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2/25/15 President Obama speaking at Telemundo/MSNBC Immigration Town Hall
Florida International University, Miami, Florida

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  1. WH

    Saturday, February 28, 2015

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  2. Democrats Abroad

    Mar 1, 1964 Democrats Abroad established

    Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. They work to advance the principles of our Party by spreading the Democratic message to US voters in other countries and encouraging them to vote for Democratic candidates back home.

    Democrats Abroad has committees throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. These Country Committees keep Americans abroad informed of their rights and help them participate in the U.S. political process. A support office is maintained in Washington, D.C.

    American Democrats living outside of the United States may participate but must first join Democrats Abroad. The online membership form is located on the web site https://www.democratsabroad.org/user/register. Members will receive information on how they may participate in the Democrats Abroad Global Primary.

    Democrats Abroad is recognized as a “state” Party by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and is represented on the DNC by eight voting members, as well as at the quadrennial Democratic National Convention.

    For more: https://www.democratsabroad.org/

    • VOTE

      “in the last election — and I want to speak particularly the young people here — in the last election, a little over one-third of eligible voters voted. One-third!

      Two-thirds of the people who have the right to vote — because of the struggles of previous generations, had the right to vote — stayed home. I’m willing to bet that there are young people who have family members who are at risk of the existing immigration system who still didn’t vote.

      MR. DIAZ-BALART: Mixed-status families. There are millions of them.

      THE PRESIDENT: Who still did not vote. And so my question, I think, to everybody — not just to the immigrant community, but the country as a whole — why are you staying at home? (Applause.) Why are you not participating? There are war-torn countries, people full of poverty, who still voted, 60, 70 percent. If here in the United States of America, we voted at 60 percent, 70 percent, it would transform our politics. Our Congress would be completely different. We would have already passed comprehensive immigration reform. (Applause.) It would have already been done.

      So I, as President, have the responsibility to set out a vision in terms of where we need to go. I have the responsibility to execute the laws faithfully, and that includes making sure that what’s within my power I am doing everything I can to make the immigration system smarter. But everybody here and everybody watching also has responsibilities. And one of those responsibilities is voting for people who advocate on behalf of the things that you care about.

      And staying home is not an option. And being cynical is not an option. And just waiting for somebody else — whether it’s the President, or Congress, or somebody — José — to get it done, that’s not enough.”

      2/25/15 President Obama speaking at Telemundo/MSNBC Immigration Town Hall
      Florida International University, Miami, Florida

  3. GOP WRONG WAY

    Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open

    2/27/15 52 minutes ago – Associated Press By DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNER

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President

    The final vote of a long day and night was a bipartisan 357-60 in the House, a little more than an hour after the Senate cleared the measure without so much as a roll call.

    That sent the legislation to the White House for Obama’s signature, and capped a day of bruising political battles and rhetoric to match.

    “You have made a mess,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said at one point to Republicans, as recriminations filled the House chamber and the midnight deadline neared for a partial shutdown of an agency with major anti-terrorism responsibilities.

    Even some Republicans readily agreed.

    For more: http://news.yahoo.com/republicans-prepare-pass-homeland-security-funding-080933043–politics.html

    • 5 Things You Should Know About the House GOP’s Threat to Shut Down the Department of Homeland Security

      Tanya Somanader February 27, 2015 04:20 PM EST

      With less than one day left before the Department of Homeland Security’s funding expires, House Republicans continue to threaten a shutdown of a department that keeps Americans safe. Set to run out tomorrow, this critical funding pays for more than 30,000 American workers, helps keep our cities safe and our border secure, and is essential to our overall national security.

      That’s why President Obama has continually pushed Congress to pass a clean bill that funds the Department without any strings attached. Here are five things you need to know about the House Republicans’ threat to shut down the Department of Homeland Security:

      1. It would furlough thousands of employees who keep us safe, and would force many to work without pay.

      If the Republicans follow through on their threat to shut down the Department, at least 30,000 employees who keep us safe would be forced to go on furlough. Also, hundreds of thousands of employees would be forced to work without pay. This includes:

      * More than 40,000 Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers
      * More than 50,000 TSA aviation security screeners
      * More than 13,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement law enforcement agents and officers
      * More than 40,000 active-duty Coast Guard military members
      * More than 4,000 Secret Service law enforcement agents and officers

      2. It is opposed by both Republican and Democratic former Secretaries of Homeland Security.

      Regardless of their political party, former Secretaries of Homeland Security are voicing their concern with the House Republicans’ threat to shut down the Department. They stand united on the fact that funding this department is essential to our national security and should never be compromised.

      3. It threatens the safety and security of our country.

      Without funding, the Department of Homeland Security will not be at its fullest operational capacity. What’s more, those who continue to keep America safe will be doing so without pay. The Department deserves our full support to execute its mission and protect America by helping to prevent terrorism, securing our borders, and responding to disasters.

      For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/02/26/5-things-you-should-know-about-house-gops-threat-shut-down-department-homeland-secur

    • February 27, 2015

      Statement from Press Secretary Josh Earnest

      Upon return from the Department of Justice, the President convened a meeting in the Oval Office with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, OMB Director Shaun Donovan and members of his senior team to discuss the impending deadline for funding the Department of Homeland Security. The President then called Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to get an update on efforts to ensure that the Department of Homeland Security does not shut down.

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      February 27, 2015
      Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 33

      On Friday, February 27, 2015, the President signed into law:

      H.R. 33, the “Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act” to fund the Department of Homeland Security through March 6, 2015.

  4. February 28, 2015

    Weekly Address: Ensuring Hardworking Americans Retire with Dignity

    Remarks of President Barack Obama
    Weekly Address
    The White House

    Hi everybody. In America, we believe that a lifetime of hard work and responsibility should be rewarded with a shot at a secure, dignified retirement. It’s one of the critical components of middle-class life – and this week, I took new steps to protect it.

    Six years after the crisis that shook a lot of people’s faith in a secure retirement, our economy is steadily growing. Last year was the best year for job growth since the 1990s. All told, over the past five years, the private sector has added nearly 12 million new jobs. And since I took office, the stock market has more than doubled, replenishing the 401(k)s of millions of families.

    But while we’ve come a long way, we’ve got more work to do to make sure that our recovery reaches more Americans, not just those at the top. That’s what middle-class economics is all about—the idea that this country does best when everyone gets their fair shot, everybody does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.

    That last part—making sure everyone plays by the same set of rules—is why we passed historic Wall Street Reform and a Credit Card Bill of Rights. It’s why we created a new consumer watchdog agency. And it’s why we’re taking new action to protect hardworking families’ retirement security. If you’re working hard and putting away money, you should have the peace of mind that the financial advice you’re getting is sound and that your investments are protected.

    But right now, there are no rules of the road. Many financial advisers put their clients’ interest first – but some financial advisers get backdoor payments and hidden fees in exchange for steering people into bad investments. All told, bad advice that results from these conflicts of interest costs middle-class and working families about $17 billion every year.

    This week, I called on the Department of Labor to change that – to update the rules and require that retirement advisers put the best interests of their clients above their own financial interests. Middle-class families cannot afford to lose their hard earned savings after a lifetime of work. They deserve to be treated with fairness and respect. And that’s what this rule would do.

    While many financial advisers support these basic safeguards to prevent abuse, I know some special interests will fight this with everything they’ve got. But while we welcome different perspectives and ideas on how to move forward, what I won’t accept is the notion that there’s nothing we can do to make sure that hard-working, responsible Americans who scrimp and save can retire with security and dignity.

    We’re going to keep pushing for this rule, because it’s the right thing to do for our workers and for our country. The strength of our economy rests on whether hard-working families can not only share in America’s success, but can also contribute to America’s success. And that’s what I will never stop fighting for – an economy where everyone who works hard has the chance to get ahead.

    Thanks, and have a great weekend.

  5. Hi CR,

    This post reminds me of 2008 when we were ifghting for Delegates and Super-Delegates for then Candidate Obama. That’s when I remember how important the Democrats Abroad were; because, every single delegate counted. What a wonderful political fight between OFA and HRC campaigns. The Dems Abroad did some really cool campaigning for OFA too. The Obama’s 2008 campaigns had to be the coolest in political history. So many different people came together for a relatively short period of time and forever changed history. I thank my Creator that I was alive to take part in both of PBO’s campaigns. But, I met so many cool people online and off line during the ’08 campaign. “CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN” And, I still believe just as strongly as I did in 2008, and then some. Just the fact that ACA/Obamacare is now the law of the land, and helping millions of people to get quality, affordable health care always makes me feel good inside. Obamacare is the cornerstone of the Change that we all fought so hard for, and the man; the President Signed, Sealed and Delivered. And, he is still doing so. Thanks, Dems Abroad for, also, making your voices heard in the political process in ’08 and beyond..

    BTW the FCC did the right thing and voted for Net-Neutrality. Thanks Obama! Once again: Change We Can Believe In!

    Thanks for Post!

    • Hi Isaac!

      Democrats Abroad really did make the difference.

      2007 on the OFA blog was when I encountered people from other countries who shared our vision of a President Obama. It was really great to get to know them and I still keep in touch with them. I even met a French and a German Obama supporter in person!

    • Happy and HOPEful Saturday Kat!

      I LOVE that pledge! I will put it up in the main thread; thank you!

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  7. March 01, 2015

    Statement by the President on the Passing of Minnie Minoso

    For South Siders and Sox fans all across the country, including me, Minnie Minoso is and will always be “Mr. White Sox.”

    The first black Major Leaguer in Chicago, Minnie came to the United States from Cuba even though he could have made more money elsewhere. He came up through the Negro Leagues, and didn’t speak much English at first. And as he helped to integrate baseball in the 1950s, he was a target of racial slurs from fans and opponents, sometimes forced to stay in different motels from his teammates. But his speed, his power – and his resilient optimism – earned him multiple All-Star appearances and Gold Gloves in left field, and he became one of the most dominant and dynamic players of the 1950s.

    Minnie may have been passed over by the Baseball Hall of Fame during his lifetime, but for me and for generations of black and Latino young people, Minnie’s quintessentially American story embodies far more than a plaque ever could.

    Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to his family and fans in Chicago, Cleveland, and around the world.

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