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  • tagged Zachary Marcone's Zachary Marcone (Graduate Student), Americas and EMEA Joe Biden Delegate with approved 2020-05-13 23:37:43 -0400

    Zachary Marcone (Graduate Student), Americas and EMEA Joe Biden Delegate

    As an up and coming member of DA-China, I believe I would represent Joe’s ideas well. At the convention I will fight to ensure women are able to safely speak up against sexual assault. We have failed in this regard. In the past I raised large sums for the Democratic Coalition as a finance intern, verbally challenged Paul Ryan on CNN, and even flew to Alabama in the middle of my exam week to elect Doug Jones. I also worked to get Rep. Max Rose, an early Biden supporter, reelected to Congress. In China I became an active DA member enrolling dozens of people into DA. I was named a DA Star Volunteer for November 2019 and am now a lead organizer of DA China’s student outreach. As the Global Primary approached I got the vote out for Joe through a strong social media campaign across Facebook/WeChat. CNN Town Hall:


  • tagged Samuel Pointon's Sam Pointon, Bernie Sanders Delegate with approved 2020-05-12 11:09:27 -0400

    Sam Pointon, Bernie Sanders Delegate

    I moved to Massachusetts age 5 in 2006 and returned to the UK after getting my citizenship in 2014. What I can say about the two countries is that while they both currently have a wholly incompetent leader, at least here bankruptcy is never on our minds when in a medical catastrophe. Additionally, as an 18-year-old about to embark on my university/career journey, I worry about my future and that of my children if the US doesn’t take radical action in mitigating the climate crisis. As a delegate for Bernie Sanders, I will use my experience in activism and group leadership to speak up for these issues and influence Joe Biden’s campaign to take some of his core socialist ideas to the White House. The democratic party must be united by compromise, not by silencing the progressive wing.


  • tagged Amy Schumacher-Rutherford's Amy Schumacher-Rutherford, EMEA Delegate Candidate for Biden with approved 2020-05-12 11:08:38 -0400

    Amy Schumacher-Rutherford, EMEA Delegate Candidate for Biden

    Originally from the Midwest, I have remained passionate about helping people through political action since childhood. I currently live in Stavanger, Norway, and am finishing a PhD in political communication and MA in political science from the University of Kansas. I have traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East, living for brief stints in Luxembourg, Kosovo, and Jordan. As your delegate, I will ardently advocate for those of us abroad. Voting rights and mobilization are particularly important to me; I hope to use this platform to both increase awareness of democratic participation from abroad and raise issues particular to us as expats. Electing Joe Biden is crucial to repairing both our nation and its relations with the countries where we presently reside, and I would be honored to represent you at the convention that nominates him.


  • tagged Samuel Boehms' Samuel Boehms - Delegate candidates for Bernie Sanders with approved 2020-05-12 01:42:19 -0400

    Samuel Boehms - Delegate candidates for Bernie Sanders

    My name is Samuel Boehms and I am excited to take an active role with the Democratic Party in the 2020 election. I currently live in Paris, France where I am pursuing a master’s degree in Human Rights at Sciences Po. Before returning to school, I lived in Panama for five years where I worked in community empowerment, economic justice, and environmental conservation. The calling to serve has been a driving force in my life. I served in the Peace Corps from 2014-2018 and now work as a human rights defender with an international NGO. If chosen to be your representative at the convention, I will advocate that the Party champion social and environmental justice in the upcoming election. Our nation and world cannot afford 4 more years of Donald Trump. I pledge to support the Democratic candidate to bring about the change Americans want and need.


  • tagged Samuel Boehms' Samuel Boehms - DNC Member Candidate (EMEA and Global) with approved 2020-05-12 01:41:05 -0400

    Samuel Boehms - DNC Member Candidate (EMEA and Global)

    My name is Samuel Boehms and I am excited to take an active role with the Democratic Party in the 2020 election. I currently live in Paris, France where I am pursuing a master’s degree in Human Rights at Sciences Po. Before returning to school, I lived in Panama for five years where I worked in community empowerment, economic justice, and environmental conservation. The calling to serve has been a driving force in my life. I served in the Peace Corps from 2014-2018 and now work as a human rights defender with an international NGO. If chosen to be a DNC member, I will advocate that the Party champion social and environmental justice in the upcoming election. Our nation and world cannot afford 4 more years of Donald Trump. I pledge to support the Democratic candidate to bring about the change Americans want and need.


  • tagged Joe Smallhoover's Joseph Smallhoover, DNC Candidate (EMEA and Global) with approved 2020-05-11 08:36:00 -0400

    Joseph Smallhoover, DNC Candidate (EMEA and Global)

    The next four years may be the most critical period for the United States and the Democratic Party since the Great Depression. Future generations in America and the world will be shaped by what comes next — and in that, DA has its own voice and role to play. I wish to put my experience and my close relationships with congressional, civic, and political leaders back home at the service of DA as one of our DNC Members during those four years. I have worked diligently for years to ensure that DA’s profile among congressional and party leaders and the wider community is something we can all be proud of, whether via the Global Tax Team, on voter protection and voting rights legislation, as International Counsel, or working with state and national Democratic Parties — DA’s messages on healthcare, equality, climate, and true defense of liberty are more important than


  • tagged Gregory Dolezal's Gregory Dolezal - Delegate Candidate for Senator Sanders (Asia-Pacific) with approved 2020-05-11 08:27:27 -0400

    Gregory Dolezal - Delegate Candidate for Senator Sanders (Asia-Pacific)

    Joining the convention has been a dream of mine for many years. Politics is my sports and this is the world series. As an Eagle Scout I carried the Louisiana flag at that GOP convention in 1988, which was when I started taking an interest in politics. I am an FDR Democrat with strong progressive views; however, I am also a loyal party member. As a Southern liberal I've learned to be a diplomatic facilitator to engage allies and opponents. I trained as a campaign manager with Hildebrand/Tewes and Democracy Partners in 2006 doing field and press for progressive unionist congressman, Phil Hare (IL 17). I volunteered with the GA and TN parties. I participate in progressive groups and serve as Secretary in Vietnam and on the Hispanic Caucus Steering Committee. I was Al Gore's teaching assistant and founded a Korean labor organization. I want to earn your vote.


  • tagged Elizabeth Mikkelsen's Elizabeth Mikkelsen- EMEA Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders with approved 2020-05-11 08:26:50 -0400

    Elizabeth Mikkelsen- EMEA Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders

    My name is Elizabeth Mikkelsen, and I am humbled to be a delegate candidate pledged to Senator Bernie Sanders. I am a 31-year-old educator, proud feminist, and Democratic Socialist, and I have been living and teaching in Aarhus, Denmark for the past five years. I have been a member of Democrats Abroad since I moved overseas, and I am also a member of DA's Progressive Caucus. Senator Sanders has brought Democratic Socialism into the consciousness of the American people. He has not only revolutionized the Democratic party, but our modern political landscape- and has defined what it means to be a public servant. He has also energized a diverse coalition of supporters who see that a better world IS possible- myself included. I would be honored to serve and promote Sanders’s policies as a delegate at the Democratic National Convention, and ultimately support Joe Biden as our 2020 Democratic Nominee.


  • tagged Liquid error: undefined method `possessive' for nil:NilClass Heather Stewart -- LGBTQ+ Youth Delegate Candidate for Joe Biden with approved 2020-05-11 08:24:58 -0400

    Heather Stewart -- LGBTQ+ Youth Delegate Candidate for Joe Biden

    I am an American Democrat currently living abroad in Ontario, Canada, as I complete my PhD in Philosophy. I have been engaged in politics and activism since I was in high school. I remember lining up for hours to see Obama on the campaign trail for the 2008 election and immediately feeling inspired and pulled to be part of the process. As engaged as I have been, I recognize the responsibility on democrats to unite in the 2020 election to defeat the most dangerous president in US history and to protect our democracy. I am committed to being in the fight and doing everything I can. I also want to fight for particular issues I care about: health care access for all, eradicating student loan debt, LGBTQ+ justice, racial justice, criminal justice reform, and reproductive justice.


  • tagged Michaele De Rivera's Michaele de Rivera - EMEA AND GLOBAL DELEGATE CANDIDATE FOR JOE BIDEN with approved 2020-05-11 08:21:49 -0400

    Michaele de Rivera - EMEA AND GLOBAL DELEGATE CANDIDATE FOR JOE BIDEN

    I have been a voting democrat my entire life, and resident of Guadalajara, Mexico for over 30 years. When DA opened chapter in Guadalajara, I was elected as MAL and became chapter chair for fundraising. In 2019 I was elected Vice-Chair for DA Mexico. I have a BA in Int. Business and have extensive business experience in communications as well as owner of various international businesses in Guadalajara and currently CEO of an Online Jewelry Business. My purpose has been to support the Democratic Party and to motivate the over 1.5 million American citizens in Mexico to vote in every election. Equally important to note I have been a Joe Biden supporter for many years even before it was popular.I have been active in GPP elections,GOTV,Member of Hispanic, Women's and LBGT caucuses. I want to make DNC and DA´s voice louder and more respected. #ICANMAKEADIFFERENCE


  • tagged Katherine Longhi's Katherine Longhi Candidate for Bernie Sanders EMEA with approved 2020-05-11 08:19:33 -0400

    Katherine Longhi Candidate for Bernie Sanders EMEA

    Hi! I'm Katherine. I'm running to be a delegate for Democrats Abroad because I believe that it's time for America to step up and be the new world leader that the world needs. I'm a stand for female leadership and empowerment and fulfil on that stand through the work that I do at GIFEW (The Global Institute for Evolving Women.) I believe that it's time for women to rise up in partnership with men to be the change we all desperately need. Although we can't send a woman to the White House next year, let's send one to the DNC this year! More about me and my candidacy here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84gUrHnl5HI


  • tagged Gilbert Vansoi's Gilbert Vansoi, Biden Delegate with approved 2020-05-11 08:18:42 -0400

    Gilbert Vansoi, Biden Delegate

    Hello fellow Democrats Abroad members and Democratic electors. My name is Gilbert Vansoi. VAN like the truck, and SOI like the sauce. As an Asian gay naturalized US citizen, I have had the opportunity to experience the best and not-so-best of both the American and the French cultures, while living in Nouméa(New Caledonia), Paris, Libreville (Gabon), Tampa, Washington, Corpus Christi, Dallas, and now Carcassonne (France). As a graduate of the University of Florida and a lifelong member of the Democratic Party, I bring a unique perspective on the needs and challenges of an interconnected global community, to help us reclaim America’s leadership spot among the family of nations. Our country cannot afford another 4 years of divisive and irresponsible demagoguery, and neither can our fragile planet. Please vote for me GILBERT VANSOI to represent our next President of the United States of America, Vice-President Joseph Biden, at the Democrats Abroad Regional


  • tagged Anya Leonhard's Anya Leonhard - Youth, LGBT, Asian-American delegate candidate for Bernie Sanders with approved 2020-05-11 08:11:24 -0400

    Anya Leonhard - Youth, LGBT, Asian-American delegate candidate for Bernie Sanders

    Sen. Sanders's policies strive for empathy and accessibilty in all forms of government. I think of these values as the best of politics and the best of America -- summarized by his movement of diverse, progressive people. Laws affect us: those that govern who can marry, who can stay in the country, who can afford an education. I organize protests against racial injustice here in Germany, in the wake of devastating white supremacist attacks. I handed out ballots and counted votes at the Global Presidential Primary. I volunteer for reproductive rights. I'm genuinely afraid of the consequences of the last administration, but also hopeful for improvement. My experiences as a lesbian of color and as a medical student in Europe have shown me the incredible importance of Sen. Sanders's campaign -- a campaign I would be honored to represent. https://anyaatthednc.wordpress.com/


  • tagged Khaled Nasr's Khaled J Nasr - Dubai - Delegate Candidate for Senator Bernie Sanders with approved 2020-05-09 03:58:13 -0400

    Khaled J Nasr - Dubai - Delegate Candidate for Senator Bernie Sanders

    All the way from Dubai! Greetings DA family, UNITE AND WIN! Is my message and I pledge to dedicate all my possible effort to support our Democratic party till November. We need to pull together to fight for a future with dignity and bond American and reflect it to the whole world. These are concepts that have driven my professional and personal life. Moved to Dubai from Florida in 2012 As a professional who lived between East and West and worked in the industrial field for 10 years and currently the head of business development team at private office to one of the prominent family in the MENA region. Let’s all work together to increase our impact in the 2020 election and kick trump out. I stand for universal Healthcare, Gun reform, support small business and support programs for American citizen abroad. It would be an honor to Represent Democrat abroad.


  • tagged Krista Versteeg's Krista Versteeg - Delegate Candidate for Joe Biden with approved 2020-05-09 03:56:59 -0400

    Krista Versteeg - Delegate Candidate for Joe Biden

    I am excited to be a Delegate Candidate for Joe Biden and to support the Democratic Party in the 2020 election and beyond. I am an American living in Paris, hold a PhD in infectious diseases/microbiology, and currently work on international cooperation for infectious disease research. In these uncertain times, I am very aware of the importance of a strong decisive leader who works with technical experts in various disciplines to guide their country to safety. I value the role science plays in policy making for the future and I know that Joe Biden shares this value. I am excited for a positive change in US Leadership. Therefore, I pledge to support Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention and in this year’s General Election and continue to work to ensure Americans overseas are always able to vote.


  • tagged Andrew Zoll's Andrew Zoll with approved 2020-05-09 03:56:10 -0400

    Andrew Zoll

    Heyyo! Just like you, the nuances of my identity and life journey have synthesized beautifully with the appalling state of world sociopolitics to shove me into this year's political brew. The democratic left is in such desperate need of both new life and open-minded cohesion, don't you think? That's why a 27-year old, queer, multiethnic and multicultural sustainability studies graduate student in Sweden like me is ever so humbly submitting his candidacy to Democrats Abroad's delegation in support of Joe Biden. Hope my experiences advocating for and educating about LGBTQIA+ rights, socioecological justice, and rethinking fundamental tenets of the human condition are a vibe we can all ride to the Democratic National Convention! [insert long list of relatable and admirable academic, professional, and volunteer credentials here] ♫


  • tagged Robert Kerr's Robert "Bob" Kerr -- Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders with approved 2020-05-09 03:55:16 -0400

    Robert "Bob" Kerr -- Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders

    Beginning with Peace Corps service (Lesotho), I served in 22 different countries in 9 geographic regions of the world, mostly as a U.S. public affairs diplomat advocating for American values. My projects included the fight against child labor, sex trafficking, freedom of the press, good governance, and religious toleration. Since retirement (2016), I have played a strong leadership role in DA Denmark and DA Global. I have atttended all local, regional and global events; I have organized and supported action campaigns to promote healthcare for all, continued U.S. support for the Kyoto Protocol, stopping the caging of immigrant children and reducing gun violence; I formed a book club, and I have phone banked extensively. At the Convention, I will be an articulate advocate for the Sanders agenda, especially in area of healthcare. As Bernie has guided us to do, I will also convey 100% support for the party nominee.


  • tagged John Mensing's John Mensing, Asia-Pacific Region with approved 2020-05-09 03:40:57 -0400

    John Mensing, Asia-Pacific Region

    I have lived in Japan, Sri Lanka, Korea, China and India over the last 25 years, raised two children, and am well versed in the history and culture of the region, being ABD for a PhD in Buddhist Studies and working for a history museum here in Japan. Stateside, I ran for City Council, was appointed to Brooklyn Community Board #1 (Williamsburg-Greenpoint), and campaigned for Jerry Brown in the '92 election. As the director of Outreach and Support Services for the People's Firehouse, and in the same position for the Environmental Action Coalition, I organized around a variety of progressive issues, including community recycling centers that were key in defeating garbage incinerators. I also helped found the Soup Kitchen at Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Church. I am well versed in progressive political organizing and would be a perfect choice to represent the Bernie Sanders movement.