Anya Leonhard

DAG Press Coordinator Candidate

Hi everyone! I’m Anya. I have lived in Leipzig since 2016 and have been active in Democrats Abroad since the founding of what is now DA Saxony in 2019. I am Press Coordinator for our chapter, a Steering Committee member of the Asian-American Pacific Islander Caucus, and was a pledged delegate to Senator Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Through my roles as Saxony Press Coordinator and delegate, I have represented Democrats Abroad in print, radio, and television formats, and have cultivated relationships with several German reporters and editors. During the election, I supported our national press team by writing and translating talking points for various media appearances. As Press Coordinator, I will create a team to represent our diversity, and support our chapters and caucuses in finding and preparing representatives. I also plan to collaborate with other working groups to figure out an effective strategy for drawing attention to our activities, as well as to continue archiving our press work. My experiences in the AAPI Caucus and as a delegate have prepared me to work with a team. As part of the Young Delegates Coalition, I initiated a proposal to the Unity Reform Committee, leading to the inclusion of young delegates’ priorities in the Unity Reform report. In addition to these experiences, I also led social justice initiatives in Leipzig, and currently co-lead the BIPoC University Group. In all of these endeavors, I strive to be goal-oriented, while still engaging in healthy self-reflection. I hope to bring these experiences to the role of Press Coordinator. If you have any questions or would just like to chat, don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected] If you would like to learn more about me or view press appearances, please visit my blog at anyaatthednc.wordpress.com. Thank you!

Endorsement of Anya Leonhard by Beverly Seebach
Endorsement of Anya Leonhard by Aileen Dinin

DPCA Voting Representative Candidate

Gender (F)

Hi everyone! I’m Anya. I grew up in Chicago and New Orleans and have lived in Leipzig since 2016. I am Press Coordinator of DA Saxony, a Steering Committee member of the Asian-American Pacific Islander Caucus, and was a pledged Global delegate to Senator Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. I am running for the DPCA because I believe my positions in the AAPI Caucus and as a delegate have provided me with a strong foundation to be able to advocate for Democrats Abroad Germany at an international level. I spoke with people all over the world on our delegation calls and during AAPI Caucus meetings, joined forces with other states to push for a more progressive party, and contributed language to the 2020 Platform with the help of the Young Delegates Coalition. These experiences showed me the importance of effective messaging, clear goals, and networking through coalition-building, which are vital skills in the position of DPCA Representative. I am very proud of the work I have done with Democrats Abroad Germany. We have created a diverse team of leadership and volunteers, with lively discussions and innovative outreach in our communities. I have been welcomed with open arms by country committee leadership, allowing me to engage with my political and American identity as never before. I believe it is important to showcase Democrats Abroad Germany’s culture of progressivism and passion to the international organization, and would be honored to do so through this position. If you have any questions or would just like to chat, don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected] If you would like to learn more about me and my experience, feel free to visit my blog at anyaatthednc.wordpress.com. Thank you for your consideration! 

Endorsement of Anya Leonhard by Diego Rivas
Endorsement of Anya Leonhard by Powen Shiah
Endorsement of Anya Leonhard by Cory Lemke