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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 Conducting 2018 Overseas Voter Survey
Costa Banderas Democrats Abroad

Now that the U.S. midterm elections are over, Democrats Abroad is conducting an overseas voter survey. Understanding your 2018 voting experience will help us ensure everything to make it easier for you to vote in future elections is done no matter from where, or for whom, you vote.

Democrats Abroad Weekly Film Series Resumes Dec. 5
BanderasNews.com

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is launching its 10th Annual Film Series on December 5. The popular series features first-run films, shown upstairs at Nacho Daddy Restaurant on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, on Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm through March 27, 2019.

U.S. Voters in Mexico: It is Down to The Wire Now!
Costa Banderas Democrats Abroad

Voting is a way to make your preferences known. If you don't vote in the upcoming U.S. mid-terms, you have no one to blame for results you don't like but yourself. Since the General Election on Nov. 6 is less than two weeks away, overseas voters should vote their ballot NOW!

Gathering to Watch U.S. Mid-Term Election Results
Heather Wilson

Democrats Abroad is sponsoring an election night event November 6 at Roberto Castellon's new eatery and bar, located above his signature restaurant, Roberto's, at 283 Basilio Badillo on the south side of Vallarta. The event begins at 7:00 pm and lasts as long as people want to stay.

FVAP: Your Vote is Your Voice in the 2018 Mid-Terms
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas

With Vote from Abroad volunteers offering free local assistance yet again on Wednesday, Oct. 24, US citizens in Vallarta have no excuse for not voting. Volunteers have been working hard to help you make your voice heard in the 2018 mid-terms, but the buck stops with you, the voter.

Vallarta Volunteers Still Working to Get Out The Vote
Costa Banderas Democrats Abroad

Attention U.S. citizens! Time is running out to cast your vote in the November 6 midterm elections. If you are in Puerto Vallarta, Vote from Abroad volunteers will be at Daiquiri Dick's on Wednesday, October 17 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, to help you get your ballot back in time to be counted.

Last Chance to Get Your Vote to Count in U.S. Mid-Terms
Costa Banderas Democrats Abroad

Though the General Election is still a month away, it's time for U.S. overseas voters to return their absentee ballots so they arrive by state deadlines. Here in Vallarta, VoteFromAbroad volunteers will be at Daiquiri Dick's on Oct. 10 to provide information on getting your ballots back in time.

Democrats Abroad October Social at Roberto's Restaurant
Costa Banderas Democrats Abroad

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join us for our October Social in the air conditioned comfort of Roberto's Seafood Restaurant, located at Basilio Badillo 283 on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 5-7 pm.

Last Chance to Vote from Abroad in the U.S. Midterms
Costa Banderas Democrats Abroad

Attention U.S. citizens in Mexico! Time is running out for you to cast your vote in the November 6 midterm elections. If you are in the Banderas Bay area and need help, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is offering local VoteFromAbroad assistance, through Oct 3.

Blue Wave Social at Garbo Piano Bar, September 19
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Chapter

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join us for a 'Social Hour' in the air conditioned comfort of Garbo Piano Bar on Wednesday, September 19 from 6-8 pm. Everyone is invited to come out to learn what you can do to push the Blue Wave into Congress.

U.S. Citizens: Voting in the Midterms from Abroad
Heather Wilson

With the midterm elections rapidly approaching in November, many Americans are beginning to worry about their votes. If you are in Mexico and need help, watch for VoteFromAbroad assistance provided by Democrats Abroad at various locations in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay.

Democrats Abroad Mexico Voter Registration Assistance
Paula Dulak

With the U.S. mid-terms elections approaching, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is offering free voter registration assistance in and around Puerto Vallarta, as well as information to help US citizens register and vote either electronically or by mail from anywhere in Mexico.

Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas August 2018 Events
Dean McIntyre

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico continues in their efforts to register U.S. voters for the upcoming mid-term election. This month, they're hosting a Barrio Block Party and free voter registration assistance on Wednesdays at Daiquiri Dick's on the south side of Vallarta.

Democrats Abroad to Host Fourth of July Beach Party
Marilyn Khan

If you find yourself in Puerto Vallarta on the USA's Independence Day, head over to Daiquiri Dick's on Los Muertos Beach for an All-American 4th of July celebration hosted by the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad. This event always sells out, so get your tickets TODAY!

Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas June 2018 Events
Dean McIntyre

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join them for a series of events scheduled to take place this month. They are also offering free voter registration assistance on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 5 to July 4 at several Banderas Bay venues.

Fourth of July BBQ on the Beach at Daiquiri Dick's
Marilyn Khan

If you find yourself in Puerto Vallarta on the USA's 242nd birthday, head over to Daiquiri Dick's on Los Muertos Beach for a Red, White & Blue BBQ that includes all your favorite 4th of July foods, live music by one of PV's hottest bands, Sylvie and The Zippers, and lots of fun!

Financial Forum at The Jazz Foundation on April 17
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites everyone to attend a Financial Forum on Tuesday, April 17 at The Jazz Foundation. Bryant Palma, an international financial manager for Monex here in Puerto Vallarta, will speak about investments in Mexico in the coming years.

Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas March 19-21 Events
Dean McIntyre

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join them for a series of events - from the 3rd U.S. 2018 Election Forum & Voter Registration Assistance to Movie Night - set to take place from March 19-21, 2018 at various venues around Banderas Bay.

Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Annual Meeting
Tobe Jensen

Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas will hold their annual membership meeting on March 26 from 5-7 pm at Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar. The agenda includes a look at the last year, planning for the next several months before the US election, the election of new board members and more.

Third Democrats Abroad Forum, March 19 in The Red Room
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas

In Puerto Vallarta, we live in a multinational bubble, not realizing we are a microcosm for an interwoven set of relationships in North American. Democrats Abroad are holding their 3rd forum, 'North America: The Interdependent Continent,' March 19 in ACT II's Red Room.

Film Series: 2018 Academy Awards Best Picture Nominees
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas

From February 23 through March 3, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad will present 'Academy Award Week,' featuring nine of 2018's best films - all of which have been nominated for Oscars - at The Jazz Foundation on the Malecon in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Democrats Abroad Presents Second U.S. Voter Forum
Dean McIntyre

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad invites everyone to attend their second Voter Forum, 'The Future of the Democratic Party: Opportunities and Challenges,' scheduled to take place on February 19 from 1-3 pm at the Jazz Foundation in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Democrats in Mexico Mobilize for 2018 U.S. Election
Kent Paterson

With the 2018 U.S. mid-terms in mind, Democrats Abroad held a mid-January forum in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that examined U.S. political races and distributed information on how expats or visiting U.S. residents can register to vote and cast ballots either electronically or by mail from Mexico.

Democrats Abroad Presents Free US Voter Forum, January 15
Dean McIntyre

To kick start the 2018 Get Out the Vote effort, Democrats Abroad is sponsoring a free US voter forum on Monday, January 15. A presentation will be held from 12-2 in The Red Room, but come early to meet fellow Democrats & learn how you can help get out the vote from Vallarta.

Democrats Abroad Invite You to Meet Markos Moukitsas
Julie Guerrero

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to come to No Way José! Restaurant on Tuesday, December 12 from 2-4 pm for a presentation by Markos Moukitsas, a political commentator and publisher of 'The Daily Kos,' the largest liberal community blog in the U.S.

Jazz Foundation Hosts Democrats Abroad Dec. Events
BanderasNews.com

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico has announced their December calender of events, which includes their Tuesday Night Film Series and the monthly social on December 19. Most all of this month's events will be held at The Jazz Foundation in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

The Jazz Foundation Hosts Democrats Abroad Nov. Events
BanderasNews.com

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico has announced their November calender of events, which includes the return of their Weekly Film Series on November 14 and the monthly social on November 21. All of this month's events will be held at The Jazz Foundation.

Garbo to Host Democrats Abroad's October Social
Democrats Abroad Mexico

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join them on Tuesday, October 17 from 6-8 pm for a 'Social Hour' in the air conditioned comfort of Garbo Piano Bar, Pulpito #142, between Olas Altas and Amapas on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.

Roberto's to Host Democrats Abroad's September Social
Democrats Abroad Mexico

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join us for our September Social in the air conditioned comfort of Roberto's Seafood Restaurant, located at Basilio Badillo 283 on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, on Tuesday, September 19th from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Democrats Abroad May Social Hour at Nacho Daddy
David Kamp

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join them for a May 'Social Hour' in the air conditioned comfort of the upstairs lounge at Nacho Daddy Restaurant, located at Basilio Badillo #287 on the south side of Vallarta, on Tuesday, May 16 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Annual Meeting
Marti Owen

Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas will hold their annual meeting on Monday, March 20 from 5-7 pm on the upstairs terrace at No Way Jose! Restaurant. The agenda includes a report on recent activity, election of officers for the next two-year term, a challenging Trivia Contest, and more.



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