Why Americans in Germany need to call their members of Congress

By Alexandra Dufresne This article was originally published in the German publication, The Local de on the 12th of October 2017, and has been republished with permission from its author. More and more Americans are being empowered to send in op-eds to their local papers, overseas! Read and be inspired. OPINION: Just because you live on…

2017 IS an Election Year

By Caren Holzman American Expats for Positive Change EVERY year is the U.S. an election year…2017 is no exception. Yet the big push is the Get Out the Vote for the 2018 elections. It seems as if everyone is fixated on the midterms. Yet, we are missing out on a momentous opportunity—voting in local and…

What does Universal Healthcare look like outside the USA

Democrats Abroad has invited Americans living overseas to join in an interesting exercise. “Americans abroad overwhelmingly support universal healthcare, because thousands have experienced it first hand,” they wrote in an email. This was followed by an invitation to share stories around experiences with universal healthcare with members of congress in order to “‘highlight the fact that…

Ain’t No River Wide Enough to Keep Us From Calling

The Not Too Far Away to Call campaign, organized by Action Together: Zürich, and mobilized through a network of over 50 overseas resistance groups, was a huge success, demonstrating that despite being outside the United States, Americans are committed to having their voices heard by Members of Congress. The campaign which ran between the 9th…

There can be no peace without justice, equality and dignity for all

On the 21st of of September, in recognition of the UN’s International Peace Day, over 7 groups around the world organized to reflect and act around peacebuilding. Organized by the Global Women’s March, resistance groups united around the following message as published in Pressenza London: There can be no peace without justice, equality and dignity…

Anyone know someone in Antarctica?! #Not Too Far Away to Call

Action Together: Zürich invites US Citizens abroad to make their voices heard from 6 to 14 September. Tell your member of Congress “Hi from Dubai” (or wherever in the world you may be), and let them know what you think about issues that are important to you. No matter where you are, you can participate…

Call-in Equality in the Wake of Charlottesville

By Elizabeth Voss. My journey to activism My family and I moved from Peoria, Illinois, to Basel, Switzerland, in January 2015. The past two-and-a-half years have been a learning experience, full of culture shock and discovery, but overall pleasant. I find that the Swiss locals wish I spoke more German (I’m trying!), but are generally…

How the Women’s March changed activism on a global level

By Uma Mishra-Newbery I am a US Army disabled veteran, and I am a patriot. I served my country with pride for six years as an active-duty soldier in the United States Army. My time in active duty taught me that service is not just an idea of nationalism or patriotism but it is our duty…

Speak Up from Côte d’Ivoire

By Mallory Cohen Many Americans living abroad discuss feeling isolated in their homes overseas in the aftermath of Trump’s election. When I moved to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire this February, I had many questions about how I could continue to fight the injustices taking place in the US while living thousands of miles away. I wasn’t…

One Woman’s Spiritual Path to the American Resistance by Karen McCann

By Karen McCann This piece is by blogger and activist Karen McCann, who has launched the Women of the American Resistance series where she features the great work of women activists around the world. This video was originally published on the 24th of June 2017, and is shared with permission of the author. ​Every journey teaches…