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Call to 2019 DPCA Global Meeting -- 30 Day Announcement -- April 17, 2019

Dear Leaders,

Democrats Abroad will hold our 2019 DPCA Global Meeting on May 17-19, 2019 at the 20 F Conference Center, 20 F St NW, in Washington D.C. (across the street from Union Station). Find out more information about the meeting at the registration page here.

Schedule: The DPCA Global Meeting will be called to order at 9am Friday morning, May 17th and will end at 5pm on Sunday May 19th, Eastern time. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will be speaking with us first thing on Friday morning, so we encourage you to attend on Friday as well as the weekend.
 
A draft agenda will be available soon. The agenda is tentative and subject to change, especially as we finalize time slots for guest speakers. Attendance via WebEx will be possible for all daytime sessions.

  • The AP Regional Meeting will be held on Friday, May 17th, at 8am Eastern 
  • The Americas Regional Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 18th, at 8am Eastern
  • The EMEA Regional Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 18th, at 8am Eastern.

Evening social events are planned for Friday and Saturday evenings.

Resolutions
The deadline for submitting resolutions to be considered at the Global Meeting is 30 days out, or the end of the day (Eastern time) on April 17.  If you have questions or would like to submit a resolution, please write to the Resolutions Committee Chair Susan Vaillant or Resolutions Secretary Will Bakker at resolutions@democratsabroad.org.

Charter Amendment Proposals
Please note that bylaws amendments already submitted by the body will be considered at the 2019 D.C. Global Meeting. These proposals are available on the 2019 Bylaws Committee's Wiki page.  The third hearing to discuss these Charter bylaws changes will be on April 20th from 8am DC time. If you have any questions, email Aaron Kruse, the Bylaws Chair, at aaronmkruse@gmail.com.

Please donate to help with meeting costs
Democrats Abroad meetings are open to any member of Democrats Abroad. The costs of these meetings are covered by each of us, so we urge all participants, whether attending in-person or by WebEx, to cover your own costs. If you are motivated to donate extra, please consider giving to our Travel Fund to help others attend.

 Register now.

More information coming
Updates on the Global Meeting and related events will be posted over the next weeks.  Please watch this space for the 15 Day Announcement on May 2.  Also please make sure that this information reaches new country committee officers and interested members.
 
Thank you!  And thank you to all who are working to organize these events! 
Looking forward to seeing you all soon. 


All the best, 

Julia Bryan
International Chair, Democrats Abroad

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