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Democrats Abroad Mexico - Costa Banderas Chapter
The official organization of the Democratic Party in Mexico


For more information, or to become a member of the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico, please visit DemocratsAbroad.org
Democrats Abroad Mexico is the official organization of the Democratic Party in Mexico. Mexico has six chapters: Lake Chapala, Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, Mazatlan, Baja North, and Costa Banderas.

With country committees and local chapters in over 80 countries around the world, Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party organization for the millions of Americans living outside the United States.

Democrats Abroad:

• Keeps Americans abroad informed on political issues and developments, through regular meetings, educational programs, special events, and newsletters;

• Lobbies the White House, Congress, and state governments on issues of concern to Americans residing abroad, including national and international issues;

• Motivates and registers voters, provides absentee ballot assistance, and organizes primary voting for Americans abroad;
• Elects and sends a voting delegation to the Democratic National Convention;

• Elects eight members to the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Party's governing body in Washington, DC.

First organized in November 2007, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Mexico Democrats Abroad now counts more than 200 members. The chapter represents US citizens residing in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, as well as in the emerging, new gringo "colonies" located just to the north of the well-known tourist resort in the state of Nayarit.

Democrats Abroad is a non-profit association. For more information, or to become a member of the Costa Banderas Chapter, please visit DemocratsAbroad.org or contact one of the Bay of Banderas' local officers: Dee Dee Camhi, Chair at rdcamhi(at)mac.com; Larry Canady, Vice Chair at pvlar1(at)gmail.com; or Paul Crist, Media Chair at paulcrist(at)hotel-mercurio.com.


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Democrats Abroad Tuesday Film: 'Captain Fantastic'
David Kamp

As part of their Every Tuesday Night Film series, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is proud to present this week's movie, 'Captain Fantastic.' This 2016 American comedy-drama will be shown at The Jazz Foundation in downtown Puerto Vallarta on January 3 at 7 pm.

Democrats Abroad Weekly Film Series Resumes Nov. 22
Tobe Jensen

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is launching its 7th Annual Film Series on November 22, 2016 in a new location. The Jazz Foundation in downtown Puerto Vallarta will host this fun and friendly event every Tuesday night at 7:00 pm through April 4, 2017.

Democrats Abroad Election Night Party at Roberto's
Costa Banderas Democrats Abroad

The 2016 election campaign in the United States is FINALLY in its last days. On Election Night, Tuesday, November 8, Roberto's Restaurant and the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad are teaming up to celebrate the conclusion of this historic election in the US.

Very Important Message for U.S. Voters in Vallarta
Costa Banderas Democrats Abroad

If you have registered to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election and have requested your absentee ballot, but have not yet received it from your State, you can get help in Puerto Vallarta on October 19 at I Shop & Mail in Plaza Peninsula and on Oct 21 at Mailboxes, Etc. in Old Town.

Watch Round 3 of the US Presidential Debate in Vallarta
Democrats Abroad Mexico

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join us in watching the third U.S. Presidential Debate on October 19 at Nacho Daddy in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone. Join us for another bout of Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump. Will this be a 'knock out' round?

Democrats Abroad September Social at Garbo Piano Bar
Democrats Abroad

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join them on Wednesday, September 28 from 6-8 pm for a 'Social Hour' in the air conditioned comfort of Garbo Piano Bar, Pulpito #142, between Olas Altas and Amapas in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone.

September 26 through October 3 is Absentee Voting Week
Democrats Abroad Mexico

In many states, the US voter registration deadline for the November 8, 2016 elections is October 10. All US voters in Puerto Vallarta can get voting registration and ballot submission assistance from the Democrats Abroad Banderas Bay Voting Assistance Team Sept 27-30 and October 3.

U.S. Voter Registration Assistance in Puerto Vallarta
Democrats Abroad Mexico

United States Citizens living in Mexico can vote in the 2016 Election from Puerto Vallarta by registering online at VoteFromAbroad.org. If you need help, voter assistance tables will be set up at Mail Boxes, Etc. on September 7 & 22, and at iShop & Mail on September 29.

2016 Election U.S. Voter Assistance in Vallarta
Democrats Abroad Mexico

United States or Dual U.S./Mexican Citizens living in Mexico can vote in the 2016 Election from Puerto Vallarta. You can register online at VoteFromAbroad.org. If you need help, voter assistance tables will be set up at Mailboxes Etc. on July 14 & July 28 and at iShop & Mail on July 27.

U.S. Voter Registration Assistance in Puerto Vallarta
Democrats Abroad Mexico

You can vote in the 2016 Presidential Election from Mexico and members of the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico are here to help. During the month of June they will have voter assistance tables set up in Vallarta to help you register and request your absentee ballot.

Democrats Abroad June Social Hour at Luna Azul
Tricia Lyman

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join them for a June 'Social Hour' on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 5-7 pm in the air-conditioned comfort of Luna Azul, Lazaro Cardenas 308, near the corner of Calle Constitucion, on PV's south side.

U.S. Citizens Can Vote in 2016 Election from Mexico
Democrats Abroad Mexico

United States or Dual U.S./Mexican Citizens can vote in the 2016 Election from Puerto Vallarta. You can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at VoteFromAbroad.org, and get voter assistance from Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas on June 8 & 23 at Mail Boxes, Etc.

Costa Banderas Chapter Democrats Abroad Annual Meeting
David Kamp

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad will hold their annual meeting and luncheon from 12-2:30 pm on March 14 at Roberto's Restaurant, Basilio Badillo #283 on the south side of Puerto Vallarta. This will be followed by the Democrats Abroad Mexico annual meeting from 2:30-4:30 pm.

Democrats Abroad Mexico Voter Registration Assistance
Tricia Lyman

Democrats Abroad Mexico - Costa Banderas Chapter members are committed to each and every U.S. citizen who is living in Puerto Vallarta to exercise their sacred right to vote, regardless of party affiliation. Chapter members will be at the IFC on March 1st & 3rd to help you register.

Democrats Abroad Wednesday Night Films: March & April
Tricia Lyman

The Democrats Abroad Weekly Film Series continues through April 6th at the International Friendship Club in downtown Puerto Vallarta. This popular series features first-run films shown on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm for a donation of 60 pesos in advance or 70 pesos at the door.

Democrats Abroad Present Mexican Immigration Forum
Tricia Lyman

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad in Mexico will present a panel of experts speaking on immigration topics specifically of interest to Americans living in Mexico on Tuesday, February 9 at 2:00 pm in The Red Room at ACT II Stages in Old Town Puerto Vallarta.

Democrats Abroad Hold Series of Forums at ACT II
Tricia Lyman

On January 19, Democrats Abroad held 'Money in Politics,' their second free public forum in Puerto Vallarta. The next forum is scheduled for February 9th from 2-4 pm at Act II STAGES, and it will discuss immigration issues for ex-pats who come to Mexico to live and work from the United States.

Voter Registration Help for U.S. Expats in Vallarta
Tricia Lyman

It is not too soon to think about registering to vote in the 2016 US primaries and the November 8 general election from here in Mexico. On March 1 & 3 Democrats Abroad Mexico members will be available to help you register to vote in your state's primary and general elections.

Democrats Abroad Weekly Film Series Resumes Dec. 2
Tobe Jensen

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is launching its 6th Annual Film Series on December 2, 2015. The popular series features first-run films shown at the International Friendship Club in downtown Puerto Vallarta on Wednesday nights at 7 pm through April 6, 2016.

Democrats Abroad Back Bi-Partisan Fix for FATCA
Mike Heffron

Following yesterday's ruling from Judge Thomas M. Rose, Democrats Abroad (DA) have called for immediate action by Treasury and the IRS that would relieve the severe and unnecessary effects FATCA has on Americans living abroad. DA favors a switch to residency-based taxation.

Democrats Abroad Appoints New Executive Director
Mike Heffron

Democrats Abroad, the official organization representing Democrats living overseas, has appointed David Harwell as its new Executive Director. A seasoned political and communications professional, Harwell spent nearly five years working on Capitol Hill for 2 Members of Congress.

Democrats Abroad September Social at No Way José!
BanderasNews.com

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join them for a September 'Social Hour' on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. You'll enjoy an evening of fun, food and friendship in the air conditioned comfort of No Way Jose!

Bernie Sanders Live-Streaming Chat, July 29, River Café
Democrats Abroad Mexico

On July 29, Bernie Sanders will be live-streaming a chat to thousands of 'House Parties' across the US - and a few House Parties abroad! Here in Puerto Vallarta, a Bernie Sanders House Party will be held at The River Cafe this Wednesday from 6-8 pm.

Democrats Abroad: Bi-partisan FACTA Reform Needed
DemocratsAbroad.org

The legal effort led by Republican Presidential candidate Rand Paul will likely take years to make its way through the courts, and won't alleviate the current hardships for Americans abroad - like closed bank accounts and refused mortgage applications.

Democrats Abroad Weekly Film Series Resumes December 3
David Kamp and Judy Snow

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is launching its Fifth Annual Film Series on a new night and at a new location. This year, the weekly films will be shown on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm at the International Friendship Club in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Voter Registration Help for U.S. Expats in Vallarta
Democrats Abroad Mexico

Are you registered to vote in the U.S. elections? On Thursdays, September 11th and 18th from 10 am to 1:00 pm, the Democrats Abroad Mexico Costa Banderas Chapter will have voter assistance volunteers on hand at the International Friendship Club in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

US Voting from Mexico is Easy - There Are No Excuses
Democrats Abroad Mexico

Be an Absentee Voter, Not an Absentee Citizen - VOTE! This slogan has particular significance to the large community of American ex-pats and dual citizens who live throughout Mexico. In Vallarta, Democrats Abroad can help you. Your excuses for not voting are gone.

Civil Rights Act 50th Anniversary Party at Nacho Daddy
Democrats Abroad Mexico

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the signing of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico will celebrate at Nacho Daddy on July 2 at 6 pm. While there, US citizens can get voter registration assistance from Democrats Abroad volunteers.

Voting is Essential for All US Citizens at Home & Abroad
John Wilson-Bugbee

In 2008 there were 40 million more people who voted that year in the US presidential election than voted in the 2010 mid-term election cycle. 40 million! I am asking those US citizens who now live in Mexico and don't intend to vote in our elections to seriously reconsider that decision.

Important Mid-Term Election Info from Democrats Abroad
Democrats Abroad - NBC News

When a party loses big in a 'Six-Year Itch' election, it doesn't fare well in the subsequent presidential contest. Therefore, it is incumbent upon all Democrats - at home and abroad - to re-register, vote, and talk to everyone about how critical this mid-term election is.



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