DA Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee; Press Coordinator, Germany; DPCA Voting Rep, Germany; Communications and Press Officer, Saxony

Hi, I'm Anya! I'm currently based in Leipzig, Germany where I'm in my fifth year of medical school. I vote in New Orleans, Louisiana. I serve as a member of the AAPI Caucus Steering Committee and as the Press and Communications Officer for DA Saxony. I also represented Bernie Sanders's campaign at the 2020 DNC as a Global Delegate. 

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    Southeast Asian Pub Quiz (Trivia) 🌏

    SE-Asia-May18-PubQuiz.pngTest your knowledge about Southeast Asia—from the culture to food to history—and more! Don’t know much about the region? All the more reason to join—you’ll be leaving with a load of fun facts and new ideas to explore.

    The Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus invites you to Southeast Asian Pub Quiz on May 18, 2021. Join us for trivia to celebrate Asian American Pacific Heritage Month in May! 

    RSVP to join, and bring along your favorite drink and some friends!

    This event starts at

    9:00am Colombia
    10:00am DC (EDT)
    4:00pm Belgium
    8:00pm  India
    11:00pm South Korea


    May 18, 2021 at 4pm
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  • Teatime in May with the AAPI Caucus in EMEA/the Americas

    AAPI Networking

    We’re holding our next community event for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders living abroad, with a focus this month on intergenerasianal relations.
    Come get acquainted, swap stories, and find your community! 
    We’ll be doing short introductions, a question of the day, and a few rounds of meet-and-greets! If there’s anything you want to do, achieve, or find - let us know, or bring it up in the meeting.

    RSVP below to get the Zoom link!

    Berlin 7:00 pm
    London 6:00 pm
    Washington, D.C. 1:00 pm
    Vancouver, Canada 10:00 am

    Note: We're organizing Teatimes for members living all around the world. This one is a friendlier time for the Americas and Europe, Middle East, and Africa region, but anyone is welcome to attend! Check our event listings for options that may fit better for you if you live in the Asia-Pacific region.

    May 12, 2021 at 7pm
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  • Cooking Filipino Chicken Adobo with Chef Vinnie 🍗

    Looking for something fun to do on Saturday? We would like to invite you to improve your cooking skills with us by making Filipino Chicken (or Tofu!) Adobo.

    Please join us for the Southeast Asia cooking event - Filipino Adobo, a simple and tasty recipe with easy-to-find ingredients. Our designated Chef Vinnie and his husband will help you spice up your meal.

    Adobo is a type of Filipino stew commonly made with chicken, but can also be made with other proteins. Chicken Adobo is unofficially considered the national dish of the Philippines, popular all over the country and in the Filipino diaspora. "Adobo" comes from the Spanish word "adobar," which means "to marinate." It’s also easy to make and doesn’t take much time to prepare!

    Vinnie’s recipe can be made vegan by using tofu instead of chicken. Please RSVP to attend. The recipe and ingredient list will be sent out 1 week before the event.

    This event starts at

    6am Colombia
    7am DC (EDT)
    1pm Belgium / Germany
    4:30pm  India
    8pm South Korea


    May 22, 2021 at 1pm
    Zoom (Online)
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  • rsvped for 2021 Global Meeting 2021-04-15 05:13:13 -0400

    2021 Global Meeting

    The 2021 Annual Democrats Abroad Global Meeting will be fully virtual this year. The meeting will be held across the weekend of May 14 to 16.

    Day One - Global reports, By-laws, Resolutions

    May 14 9:00PM EDT / May 15 3:00AM CET / May 15 10:00AM Tokyo / May 15 1:00AM UTC

    Meeting start
    May 14 9:30PM EDT / May 15 3:30AM CET / May 15 10:30AM Tokyo / May 15 1:30AM UTC

    Day Two - Global elections, 2022 Meeting location

    May 15 10:00PM EDT / May 16 4:00AM CET / May 16 11:00AM Tokyo / May 16 2:00AM UTC

    Meeting start
    May 15 10:30PM EDT / May 16 4:30AM CET / May 16 11:30AM Tokyo / May 16 2:30AM UTC

    Democrats Abroad Global Meetings are possible thanks to participant donations. You will be redirected to the donation page after you RSVP.

    ** If you are not logged into your Nation Builder account, please make sure you enter your Nation Builder email for the RSVP.

    Links to the meetings will be emailed to all RSVPers during the week of May 10th. The tentative agenda is here

    Click Here to donate in support of the Global Meeting and DA's 2021 activities.

    Click Here to donate to the Travel Fund for the 2022 Global Meeting.

    May 14, 2021 at 9pm - May 16, 2021 at 9pm
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  • Anya Leonard, DA Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee Member

    Anya LeonhardHi, I'm Anya! I moved to Leipzig, Germany from New Orleans in 2016 to attend medical school, where I am now in my second to last year. I have been active in Democrats Abroad since 2019 when the Leipzig precinct was founded. Since then, I've been a founding member of both the AAPI Caucus and Democrats Abroad Saxony, as well as a delegate for Bernie Sanders at the 2020 DNC. I believe the AAPI Caucus gives us a valuable space to explore diasporic Asian-American identity outside of the United States, as well as having hard conversations about accountability, solidarity, and activism. I'm excited to be a part of this team and to foster a community amongst our fellow AAPI Dems Abroad.

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  • 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/

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