Tuesday, July 15, 2008

DA Thailand Social Night and Platform for Barack Party -- 26 July -- Roadhouse BBQ Bangkok

Democrats Abroad Thailand members!

It’s time to get started! Sen. Barack Obama is asking for input on the kinds of issues and concerns that Americans have to ensure this year’s Democratic Party platform really reflects the views of the grass-roots – and this is a golden opportunity for Democrats in Thailand to engage. Come out and make your issues heard! DAT is organizing a major night of policy and politics at the Roadhouse Barbecue (www.roadhousebarbecue.com) to take up Sen. Obama’s call to us (see below)!

Date: Saturday, July 26, 2008

Time: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., discussing the issues and proposals – and then DAT social night continues

Where: Roadhouse Barbecue, corner of Suriwong and Rama IV, next to Jim Thompson store

Please RSVP to: democratsabroadthailand@gmail.com

DAT will also be registering Americans to vote and request their absentee ballot – and it’s friends bring friends – and we will register one and all!

Owner Dana Caron (a loyal Democrat from Maine) promises a 15% discount card for the excellent Roadhouse food (love those ribs!) and beverages – so join your fellow Americans in a night of fun and issues, passion and politics!

Note from Sen. Barack Obama --

Every four years, the Democratic Party assembles a platform that outlines the party's position on a number of issues.

Traditionally, the drafting of the platform is not open to ordinary people.

This year, that's going to change.

For two weeks in July, people all across America will hold Platform Meetings in their own communities to discuss the issues and share their input. The outcome of these meetings will be reviewed by the Drafting Committee as it creates the final Platform.

No political experience is required. Your thoughts and experiences are all that matter, and they will shape a platform that -- like this party -- is owned by the people.

Sign up to host or attend a Platform Meeting in your neighborhood! This year, ordinary people like you will gather in their homes, community centers, places of worship, and even coffee shops to discuss the issues that matter to them and help decide what should be at the heart of the Democratic platform for change.

The input we get from these meetings will help shape the platform at the Democratic Convention in August.

Platform Meetings are a great way to connect with fellow supporters and help write the next chapter in the history of the Democratic Party.

We'll make sure you have all the resources and support you need to succeed. All you need to provide are your ideas for America and your hunger for change.

I hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity to make your voice heard in the political process.

Thank you for all that you do,


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