Stockholm Expat

Alert: Police Presence and Vehicle Searches on Lidingo Bridge in Stockholm

Event: Currently there is a heavy police presence on the island of Lidingö in Stockholm, and all vehicles are being stopped and searched prior to crossing the bridge into Stockholm. Police are actively searching the area.

Actions to Take:

If you see anything suspicious please call the police at 112
Be aware of your surroundings.
Monitor local media for updates.

Assistance:

· U.S. Embassy Stockholm, Sweden

· +46 (0)8 783 5300

· stkacsinfo@state.gov

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Dem Convention 2020

Adrianne George elected to represent Democrats Abroad at the 2020 Democratic Convention

10 August 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Adrianne George elected to represent Democrats Abroad at the 2020 Democratic “Convention Across America” 

Sweden: Adrianne George was elected to become a member of the Democrats Abroad delegation in her role as a 2016-2020 Democratic National Committee (DNC) Member at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, where she will take part in the process of nominating America’s next President and Vice President. She is an automatic delegate, formerly referred to as a super delegate before the adoption of the Unity Reform Committee’s reforms.

Adrianne lives in Sweden but hails from Washington, DC.

“I’m thrilled & honored to have been chosen to represent democrats abroad at the convention. In 2016, I ran to become a DNC member because I am passionate about helping overseas Americans vote in US elections and part of my pledge when being re-elected for a 2020-2024 term is to be part of the team that helps bring in a record number of American votes from abroad. I look forward to being part of our party’s effort to come together around our shared values, vision, and nominee”.   Adrianne George

Living abroad gives Adrianne a unique perspective on U.S. politics, and, in particular, the damage done by the Trump presidency to America’s standing and role in the world. She looks forward to representing other American Democrats living outside the country, and to supporting the Democratic nominee, Vice President Joe Biden, in the election this fall.

“Our delegation is very focused, energized, and ready to make a difference. Each member brings their own unique perspective to the table through their experiences in the US and abroad, and I’m delighted to be part of a team with Adrianne, said Julia Bryan, Global Chair of Democrats Abroad,  “Adrianne is a member of the youngest, most diverse, delegation we have ever elected and is an excellent representative and advocate for Democrats Abroad and mobilizing the vote abroad.” Julia Bryant

The 2020 Democratic National Convention, or “Convention Across America”, will be held entirely online, with many activities and events planned to engage Democrats all over America and the world from August 17th to August 20th. Although the main events will fall within the week of the convention, delegates have already started casting their votes for their presidential candidate.

About Democrats Abroad: 

Democrats Abroad represents the interests and values of Democratic Americans living abroad. Recognized as a state party by the DNC, and represented at the convention by eight voting members, Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States, striving to provide Americans abroad a Democratic voice in our government and to mobilize the overseas vote. Democrats Abroad has 45 country committees, and our members live in more than 190 countries around the globe, voting in every state and Congressional district in the U.S. For more information: https://www.democratsabroad.org/

About the Democratic National Convention 

Taking place Aug 17-20, 2020 the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be a “Convention Across America” with virtual events and online engagement to engage Americans all over while protecting the health and safety of delegates and the surrounding community. For more information: https://www.demconvention.com/

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For additional information, contact: Communications Director Aaron Fishbone at comms@democratsabroad.org

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Sweden

Though Sweden was not immune to the pandemic’s economic impact, it was the only major economy to grow in the first quarter of the year

Source: business insider.com

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Sweden has drawn international attention for its unorthodox approach to managing the virus’ spread.

The Nordic state didn’t impose strict lockdown measures, instead asking citizens to stay home if they were sick and to practice social distancing in public. Bars, restaurants, and shops stayed open, even when cases peaked in the country.

Its relaxed coronavirus strategy, relying on personal responsibility and willful obedience, has been both praised and criticized. And while the jury is still out on the effectiveness of the country’s public-health approach, there is growing evidence that, economically speaking, the loose rules seem to have worked.

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