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Dec 11, 2007

U.S. Democrats Reach Out for Minority Delegates Overseas


Under party rules of diversity, Democrats Abroad is working to ensure inclusion of African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Asian-Pacific Americans, as well as Gays and Lesbians, Youth and People with Disabilities.

“Democrats encourage the participation of all Americans at home and abroad,” says Christine Schon Marques, International Chair of Democrats Abroad. “By offering an online global primary, we’ll reach the most voters in the most locations around the world. We hope that will also make our convention delegation the most diverse ever.”

Democrats Abroad will send 22 voting delegates to the Denver convention. Any American citizen over the age of 18 who lives temporarily or permanently outside the United States is eligible to vote in the Democratic global primary and run for election as a convention delegate.

To vote in the Democratic global primary and/or run for delegate to the Democratic National Convention, overseas Americans should contact Democrats Abroad online at DemocratsAbroad.org.

To vote in the U.S. Presidential Election in November, American voters abroad must request a ballot from the local voting authorities in the place where they last resided in the U.S. This process is explained and automated at Democrats Abroad’s voter registration website, VoteFromAbroad.org.

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2 comments:

Kismet.4 said...

Is there a Republicans Abroad?

Black Women in Europe said...

Yes, their website is: http://www.republicansabroad.org/

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