Friday, September 26, 2008

Cool Obama Thai/English T-shirts Available

Haruko Yamauchi, one of our dedicated DAT members, came up with another great design for a t-shirt which DAT is proud to give to members who donate 500 baht or more to the DAT. The shirts are black, with the Thai/English Obama on the front, and the Democrats Abroad URL on the back -- see below. If you are interested, please contact democratsabroad "at"

DAT also still has the original Haruko design, which we launched during the 4th of July celebrations in Bangkok -- the "Bangkok for Barack" design -- and you can also get those from us. This design is on a white t-shirt, with the URL on the back in red.

For both t-shirts, we have all different sizes -- from XXL down to kids' sizes.

Wear your politics for all your friends to see this important election -- and let's get Barack Obama and Joe Biden in the White House, and increase our Democratic majorities in the Senate and House!

On to victory, 2008 -- and looking cool all the way there...

Phil Robertson
Chair, DA Thailand

Presidential Debate Party -- Sept 27 -- 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. -- Roadhouse

Democrats in Thailand,

The Presidential Debates are just around the corner – where are you going to watch them? Why not join a friendly crowd of Democrats Abroad to cheer on Barack Obama? DA Thailand will be organizing debate parties for each of the coming Presidential debates, as well as the Vice-Presidential debate (when the McCain handlers have to finally let Sarah Palin speak for herself!).

DA Thailand is organizing a no-host social night to watch the first debate on the evening of Saturday, September 27 at the Roadhouse Barbecue ( – there is a map on the site), starting at 6:30 p.m. Come on by to support Barack Obama, see friends, share political chatter and views, and of course, enjoy the Roadhouse’s great ribs and other food, and ice-cold beers. DAT will have our Obama English/Thai language t-shirts on offer (they are the coolest t-shirts – the talk of the town!), as well as Obama bumper stickers and buttons for those who want them.

Please RSVP (if you plan to attend) to democratsabroad "at"

Here is the schedule for the upcoming debates. Each of the debates starts at 9 p.m. in the US and runs for 90 minutes. Given the time difference between the US and Thailand, which means that all these debates will be live in the early morning BKK time, DA Thailand will be taping the debate and then (in Bangkok) showing each on the following evening (nights of September 27, October 3, October 8, and October 16). Other DAT Chapters in the North, Mekong/Northeast, and Pattaya/Eastern Seaboard will also likely be organizing events and we will be relaying news of those events to you separately. Here is the schedule:

First presidential debate:
Friday, September 26 (BKK party Saturday evening)
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Vice presidential debate:
Thursday, October 2 (BKK party Friday evening)
Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Second presidential debate:
Tuesday, October 7 (BKK party Wednesday evening)
Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Third presidential debate:
Wednesday, October 15 (BKK party Thursday evening)
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Look forward to seeing you with us at the debates!

Best wishes,

Phil Robertson
Chair, Democrats Abroad Thailand

Monday, September 15, 2008

Obama-Biden Victory Fundraiser -- 20 September 2008 -- Bangkok

Cocktails, Camaraderie and Campaign Chatter
is the suitable name for the Obama-Biden Victory Fundraiser that Jaimie Seaton Berendsen will be holding at her house on 20th September -- please come out and support the cause -- minimum donation is $100 but all the donations go to the Obama-Biden Campaign - call Jaimie for details at
(089) 987 8008

Click on the image on the left to see the formal invite!

Look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Democrats Abroad Social Night – Getting out the Vote! 6:30 p.m. -- Saturday, 6 September -- Reun Tong Restaurant

Democrats Abroad in Thailand members and friends!

Come out and join friends in DAT for some of the best Thai food in Bangkok at the Ruen Tong restaurant on Saturday, September 6, starting at 6:30 p.m. DAT is raising funds to run voter registration ads in major newspapers all over Thailand (featuring the website) in September and we need your help to do this! The cost of the dinner is 1000 baht per person for all the Thai food you can eat and DAT has arranged free corkage with the restaurant so bring your bottle of wine to complement the food. Please RSVP to Phil Robertson, Chair of DAT at democratsabroadthailand "at" or by phone to (085) 060-8406.

Many will remember that Ruen Thong is the same restaurant where DAT held an event in early February to support our efforts to organize the Democrats Abroad Global primary. The mouth-watering food was commented favorably on by all, and the atmosphere enjoyed by the two dozen Americans who came by was fun and exciting! Photos from that February event are down below this posting -- so you can see all the fun we had then, which we will repeat on this Saturday!

Please join us – all funds raised go directly to support the efforts of DAT to encourage the Americans among us to register and vote in this pivotal election in November! The Ruen Thong restaurant is located across the street from the original Tawan Daeng brewery on Naradhiwas Rajanagarin Soi 30, right next to a 7-11. The phone number at the restaurant is (02) 681-1284 or (02) 681-1285. We will be on the second floor in the private function room.