American Citizens Abroad Lauds U.S Embassies and Consulates for Outreach
to U.S. Citizens Overseas during Overseas Americans Week in Washington D.C.
American Citizens Abroad is pleased to announce today that several U.S embassies and
consulates publicized the recent Overseas Americans Week which was held in Washington D.C.
in April 2010, marking a more dynamic outreach to Americans residing abroad.
Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) May 18, 2010 -- American Citizens Abroad (ACA), a Geneva-based expatriate
advocacy group with worldwide membership, is pleased to announce that several U.S. embassies and consulates
supported the idea of Overseas Americans Week (OAW), by encouraging U.S. citizens residing abroad to share
their experiences and concerns about life outside of the United States.
The Overseas Americans Week, held April 19 – 23, 2010 in Washington D.C., is an annual lobbying effort by
U.S. expatriate groups to maintain an ongoing dialogue with legislators and agencies who directly affect the lives
of U.S. citizens around the world.
Three different organizations of Americans abroad met members of Congress and the U.S. Administration to
discuss issues of concern, including taxation, banking and voting. The three organizations are ACA, AARO
(Association of Americans Resident Overseas), and FAWCO (Federation of American Women’s Clubs
U.S. Embassies in Japan and Burma, and the U.S. Consulate in Chennai, India, all published information about
the week in their official publications, and asked for comments from American citizens living in the country
The U.S. Consulate in Chennai organized a live web chat during that same week for American citizens living in
India, to discuss voting issues and the renewal of passports.
“The OAW participants were delighted to discover the recent outreach of several consulates and embassies to
overseas Americans through their websites,” says ACA director Jackie Bugnion, who headed the ACA delegation
Bugnion says that it would be a “signi