updated 2:28 PM CEST, May 24, 2023

'Meet the candidates' Zoom panel discussion for New York City expat Dems set for today

Perhaps not surprisingly – given how many New York-based companies, universities and individuals have overseas outposts (or in the case of people, family members who live overseas) – New York City's 12th District has one of the largest concentrations of Democrats living abroad.

With this in mind, the New York Democrats ("DA State Teams") and the Democrats Abroad's Taxation Task Force are joining forces to sponsor a 90-minute "Meet the Primary Candidates" online (via Zoom) panel discussion on Thursday (July 7), beginning at 1pm New York time (6pm BST, 7pm CET). 

The New York Democratic primary is scheduled to take place on Aug. 23.

In a statement on the Democrats Abroad's website, Taxation Task Force chair Rebecca Lammers says that the panel discussion will involve the participating candidates being asked "about issues that uniquely impact Americans abroad, including taxation, financial access, the Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision, vaccine access, and Medicare portability."

The three candidates who are currently set to participate in the event include the 12th District's current member of the House of Representatives, Democrat Carolyn Maloney, who is also a co-founder of the Americans Abroad Caucus (see photo above); Rep. Jerrold "Jerry" Nadler, also a Democrat, who represents New York's 10th Congressional District; and Suraj Patel, a New York attorney who lectures on business at New York University and who is running against Rep. Maloney (as he previously did in 2020).

Time will also be provided for a Q&A session, with an opportunity for the webinar participants to ask questions, the website statement says. "NY-12 voters" are invited to pre-submit any questions they might wish to ask the panel by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Democrats Abroad says in its website statement that it has "not endorsed any candidate(s) and is committed to remaining neutral for the duration of the primary." In addition, "all candidates for this race were invited to speak at this event." 

To learn more about the online discussion and/or to sign up to participate, click here.