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My name is Adrianne George and I want to be a delegate for the Democratic National Convention representing Americans Abroad.

If I am elected as a delegate, I pledge to use that authority to attempt to persuade fellow members of the Democratic Party to oppose one policy in particular, the relatively new and burdensome Visa I-130 application effecting non-US family members that want to live in the United States with their American partners, spouses, and in some cases, parents. For example, while blogging from the convention in Denver in 2008, I ran into my Congresswoman, Eleanor Holmes Norton – I told her I was a member of Democrats Abroad and she said she had heard of us. As a delegate I would have more access to more people in Washington who can affect real change.

More on Visa I-130:
U.S. Visa Rule Will Burden Families, Lawyers Say
(Published August 14, 2011 in the New York Times)
A new U.S. visa rule, taking effect Monday, appears likely to substantially lengthen the amount of time that Americans living overseas must wait before bringing along their noncitizen spouses or children if they have to move home quickly for personal or professional reasons, immigration lawyers say. Read the full article from this link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/13/us/13iht-immigration.html#

It would be a privilege to represent Americans living abroad at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte next September. My video explains why.

If you are on Facebook check out my “campaign” page:
https://www.facebook.com/VoteAdrianneGeorgeEmeaDelegateToTheDncInCharlotte

Please vote for me in the upcoming Democrats Abroad Global Primary by looking for and choosing my name, Adrianne George on the ballot. If you are not visiting a Democrats Abroad Global Primary Voting Center in person you can request a ballot via email via vote2012@democratsabroad.org by April 30.

Not a member of Democrats Abroad? Take a few minutes to join today:
http://www.DemocratsAbroad.org

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