DAG GOTV Coordinator Candidate
To the Members of Democrats Abroad Germany: It has been an honor to serve as GOTV Coordinator since September of last year, one of the busiest and strangest of our lives. Whether long-time members of DA or new to the organization, everyone in any proximity to leadership stepped up their involvement to get Biden elected, and I was no exception. I became a member of DA in early 2017, shortly after helping to organize the Heidelberg Women’s March, but soon left Germany to spend 18 months in Chicago. Shortly after my return, I was appointed GOTV Coordinator for our small but fierce Wiesbaden/Mainz chapter. In the relative lull of summer, we were able to stage a number of in-person tabling events in the area, such as the Whine Fest that ran parallel to Wiesbaden’s famous Wine Fest. I am passionate about GOTV as the core mission of DA, but last fall, there was no honest way for me to know whether I could do the job. The decision to take it was driven by the “needs must” and all-hands-on-deck energy that everyone who lived through 2020 will be familiar with. This time around, I am, if anything, even more aware of the many aspects of the work I need to learn more about; but I now know where to look and, most of all, whom to ask. In seeking your vote, I am asking for the privilege to continue building on the structures DAG has put in place to wage what continues to be the fight of our lives. But I am also asking for the opportunity to continue cultivating the relationships that were not only established while we were doing the work, but that are, in a very real sense, the work itself. Thank you for considering my candidacy.