Democrats Abroad UK Newsletter
It seems like just yesterday that we completed the midterms, with historic, stunning results. In growing our Senate majority and keeping the House to a razor-thin margin for the opposition, Democrats have set ourselves up well for the race for the White House in 2024.
But we know we cannot take anything for granted, and that every election is competitive, from the Presidential to local and state government races. Every election matters – for our civil liberties, for economic opportunity and for our vision of a fair, a kind and an inclusive society.
With this in mind, I would like to encourage you, our members, to participate in the upcoming DAUK internal elections. If you’d like to be in the vanguard of strategy and execution for the 2024 Presidential election, please consider running for a DAUK leadership position. Nominations are due today (Feb. 5) and the link for self-nominations or nominating another member is here. For more information on elected leadership positions, as well as instructions on how to vote in the DAUK internal elections (ballot request deadline of March 26), please see below. The directory of current DAUK leaders and the organization can be found on the DAUK website.
There are few callings higher than public service, i.e. working to shape the common good. In my time as DAUK chair for the last two years, I have found the experience humbling, exhilarating, instructive and inspiring – and 100% affirming of the rightness of the Democratic mission.
Thank you for being a member of DAUK. I look forward to your participation in our organization.
Feb 21 – Political Book Club INFO
Feb 21 – Expat Tax 101 TICKETS
Mar 01 – Film Night: My So-Called Selfish Life TICKETS
Mar 16 – DPCA Voting Representative Candidates RSVP
Mar 23 – Executive Committee At-Large Candidates RSVP
Mar 30 – Officer Candidates RSVP
DAUK ELECTIONS 2023
A message from Democrats Abroad UK Nominations and Elections Committee:
If you have any questions, or need help requesting your ballot or nominating a candidate, please email [email protected].
Do you want to help lead DAUK? Nominate yourself or a fellow DAUK member to run in the 2023 Democrats Abroad UK leadership election. The Nominations and Elections Committee must receive your nomination by February 5. Nominate yourself or someone else HERE.
The leadership position roles and responsibilities can be found HERE.
REQUEST YOUR DAUK ELECTIONS BALLOT
For the 2023 leadership election, Democrats Abroad UK has adopted early and remote voting. If you want to vote in this election, you must request your ballot.The deadline for ballot requests is March 26, but why not do it now! Request your ballot HERE.
DAUK TOWN HALLS: MEET THE CANDIDATES
The DAUK Nominations and Elections Committee would like to invite all DAUK members to attend three Zoom hustings that will give DAUK leadership candidates the opportunity to introduce themselves to DAUK voters. They will take place on the following dates:
March 16, 7:00pm for DPCA Voting Representative Candidates RSVP
March 23, 7:00pm for Executive Committee At-Large Candidates RSVP
March 30, 7:00pm for Officer Candidates RSVP
These hustings will be managed by the NEC and will be made available to all candidates. We will be recording the hustings for those who cannot attend and will place the recordings on a Candidate Google Forum that voters will be invited to join. If you need help requesting your ballot or accessing these forums email [email protected]
Political Book Club
Tuesday, February 21, 2023. 6:30-8:30pm via Zoom
We will discuss current events for the first hour, and for the second hour, the book Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America by Kathleen Belew (2018) The book’s explosive thesis shows how the white power movement emerged as a radical reaction to the Vietnam war. For any questions or to RSVP, please contact [email protected].
Expat Tax 101
Tuesday, February 21, 2023. 6:30-8:30pm
The Marshall Building MAR108,1st Floor, 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3LY
Back by popular demand, the DAUK Tax Committee presents Expat Tax 101! Join us for this special hybrid (in-person & online) event to discuss the basics of US tax filing requirements for Americans living in the UK. The aim is to educate you on your basic tax filing obligations and commonly asked tax questions like when to file, how to file, how to avoid double taxation, taxes on buying/selling a home, retirement, and much more. All ticket options include the recording. For those attending in-person, a brief networking session will follow the panel discussion. Tickets are $15 General Admission / $7.50 Concession. Click here to purchase tickets.
Women’s Caucus Film Night: My So-Called Selfish Life
Reproductive Rights and the Child-Free Movement
Wednesday, March 1, 2023. 6:15pm; live Q&A at 7:45pm
Room 2.05, The Marshall Building, WC2A 3LY
We’re kicking off Women’s History Month with a screening of a paradigm-shifting documentary about reproductive rights. Join us for My So-Called Selfish Life [https://myselfishlife.com/], written and directed by Therese Shechter. Therese will join us via Zoom for a live Q&A following the film. In this documentary, award-winning filmmaker Therese Shechter examines the decision not to become a mother, as well as the broader challenges to reproductive rights in the United States.
For those who can’t attend in person, we offer a remote streaming option that allows you to watch at your convenience.
Buy tickets here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/dauk_womens_caucus_20230301