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Democrats Abroad China (DACN or DA China for short) is the country committee serving U.S. Democrats living in China. We help Americans abroad participate in U.S. domestic politics by providing voter registration support, voting resources, and activism opportunities. Member activities include conversations with leading activists and elected officials, social events and parties, and more.

DA China Leadership:

| DA China - Chair
| DA China - Vice-Chair
| DA China - Secretary
| DA China - Member-At-Large
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    Our Sister District in Virginia

    Updated 9/18/2017.

    Democrats Abroad - China is excited to be working with Sister District Project to to help Jennifer Carroll Foy, Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, and flip District 2 blue! VA-02 is one of the most competitive districts in Virginia and Jennifer's success will be a momentum-building victory in the lead up to November, when the entire Virginia House of Delegates is up for election.

    We'll be phonebanking, fundraising, and engaging in other opportunities to support Jennifer. Find out more about how you can help below.

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    About Jennifer and VA-02

    As a former Magistrate and now public defender, Jennifer has dedicated her life to public and community service. Jennifer is passionate about protecting women's access to reproductive health care, fighting for equal pay for equal work, advancing criminal justice reform, expanding pre-k education, and supporting VA's teachers and first responders with better pay.

    VA-02 comprises of Prince William and Stafford counties southwest of Washington D.C. and is one of the most competitive districts in Virginia this fall. It was last held by a Republican but Hillary Clinton carried it last year. The Republican incumbent is retiring and Jennifer’s initial opponent recently dropped out of the race, making this seat a prime target for us this year.

    You can find out more information about the race here: https://www.sisterdistrict.com/vahod02

    How to Get Involved

    If you're interested in joining us to help elect Jennifer to the VA House of Delegates, please sign up here. Activities to support Jennifer will be organized through your DA-China leadership, in partnership with Sister District.

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    Donate Now!

    If you’re excited and eager to make an impact in other ways, you can also donate to Jennifer’s campaign here. Jennifer’s campaign is operating on a very tight budget in a low-spend district, so every dollar will make a huge difference in the race for this district.

    DONATE

    (This is a DA China-specific link so we’d be grateful if you donate/spread the word using it so we can keep track of how much we are able to help raise: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sdp-da-china?refcode=china

    About Sister District and the Virginia Races

    Sister District Project is a grassroots organization that channels the explosive people power of Democratic volunteers in blue areas towards strategic, winnable races in purple districts where such mobilization can make a significant impact. Phonebanking, fundraising, and other activities are just some of the ways we'll be supporting Jennifer Carroll Foy for VA House of Delegates.

    Sister District Project is proudly supporting 13 candidates running for the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017. Virginia is the quintessential purple battleground state, and its districts are among the most gerrymandered in the country. It is essential that we fight to flip Virginia blue so that its districts can be redrawn fairly ahead of the 2020 census. Also, our fight for the state legislature in Virginia will send a strong message to the rest of the nation that Democrats are ready to retake our government at all levels. Remember, what happens in these off-year elections in Virginia is often a sign of what will happen nationally in the next midterm election. After going blue in ’08 for the first presidential election in decades, Virginia's state legislature swung right in 2009, which foreshadowed the Dems huge losses in 2010. Let's get the pendulum swinging in our direction ahead of the incredibly important 2018 midterms next year!

    Any Questions?

    Please feel free to reach out to Phong Quan (phong.quan@gmail.com) or any other member of the leadership board if you have any questions. We’re here to help!

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    DA China Celebrates First Elected Leadership Team

    On June 11, 2017, Democrats Abroad (DA) members in China gathered to celebrate the first elected leadership team and pay tribute to the contributions of members saying farewell to China, including Ada Shen, Rich Welch, Erin Campeau, Christine Pernin, Radha Chaddah, and Avery Ince.

    DA China Vice Chair Samantha Wong presents a cake to Rich Welch, Ada Shen, and other members to thank them for their years of hard work.

    This celebration included DA members - new and old - and was held in Beijing. Some members even traveled in from other cities in China to participate in this inaugural event. Also in attendance from Hong Kong was Shaun Barnes, DA Asia-Pacific Regional Vice-Chair.

    The official DA China logo on display for the first time on posters and t-shirts.

    The occasion was marked by farewell speeches from our friends Ada Shen and Rich Welch, both of whom have plans to leave China. They spoke to the gathered members about their hopes for the future of DA China and offered their continued support especially to the incoming leadership. DA Asia-Pacific Regional Vice-Chair Shaun Barnes and DA China Chair Aaron Kruse also shared remarks expressing their enthusiasm and optimism for the start of the new China country committee.

    From left: DA China members - Joseph Good and James Bernard, DA Asia-Pacific Regional Vice-Chair - Shaun Barnes, Rich Welch, DA China Chair - Aaron Kruse, and Ada Shen.

    Both Ada and Rich helped usher the membership through the process of establishing a country committee for China within the global Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA) structure. They laid the groundwork for the incoming leadership team -- communicating with the DPCA about requirements, proposing bylaws, notifying members, and so much more. They organized the election for DA China leadership on May 6, 2017 with gatherings in Beijing and Shanghai, and connected by WebEx to allow members in other locations to participate remotely. Finally, Ada and Rich, along with DA China leaders Aaron Kruse (Chair), Samantha Wong (Vice-Chair), and Randi Miller (Legal) traveled to Washington, DC to attend the Annual DPCA Global Meeting, witnessing the official vote to admit DA China on May 15, 2017.

    Original Event: Celebrate with Democrats Abroad China, 6/11/2017

    Ready to Join Us? You can become a member of Democrats Abroad China online. Membership confirmation will include an invitation to join us on WeChat.

    Questions? Email us: info-china@democratsabroad.org

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