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Update: The report is available online on the web site of The Americans in Switzerland Working Group
Update 11:50 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A new report by several American citizen organizations outside the US is being used to give overseas citizens a voice in the upcoming presidential election. The report shows “how US Government policies and actions are negatively affecting the millions of US citizens who live abroad,” say the authors. “The report is based on a series of well-attended Town Hall Meetings, held in 2012 in five different Swiss cities, which brought together hundreds of Americans living in all parts of Switzerland.”
The group behind the report includes Democrats Abroad and Republicans Abroad as well as American Citizens Abroad (ACA), the Overseas American Academy and the Swiss branches of both the Democratic and Republican parties of the US. Personnel from the US Embassy in Bern were invited and attended each of the meetings.
“The most urgent motivation for the Town Hall Meetings was the unintended consequences and deplorable collateral damage caused to Americans living abroad by the pending implementation of the Fatca (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) legislation,” the group notes in a press release.
Posted by Ellen Wallace on 7 September 2012 at 10:10, genevalunch.com