DA China - Chair | GDC - Comms | DPCA - Voting Rep

  • rsvped for Monthly Friday Casual Social 2022-05-15 12:03:11 -0400

    Monthly Friday Casual Social

    Democrats Abroad Global Seniors and Disability Caucuses invite you to join us for our monthly Social -- a time for Seniors and members of the Disability Caucus to connect with one another and discuss topics of concern and information. We will reflect, discuss, plan, and strategize together from the comfort of our own homes and with no duties or assignments! This will be fun as we can discuss freely any topic we would like.  

    When: Friday May 27, 2022 at 9.00 am Eastern time

    Where: on Zoom. 
    Vancouver CA 6:00 AM PDT
    Washington DC 9:00 AM EDT
    London UK 2:00 PM BST
    Paris FR 3:00 PM CET
    Hanoi VN 8:00 PM ICT
    Beijing CN 9:00 PM CST
    WHEN
    May 27, 2022 at 9:00am
    WHERE
    Zoom
    Washington, DC
    United States
    Google map and directions
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  • ☀️ GDC Steering Committee 🏳️‍🌈 June Meeting ☀️

    The Global Disability Caucus is dedicated to building a stronger Democrats Abroad! Our goals are to increase accessibility to information, events and activities. We strive to create sensitivity to and awareness of disability issues.

    In addition to Democrats Abroad members with disabilities, we welcome and encourage the involvement of supporters of our members and our messages. We hope to form an inclusive, diverse, active, and effective community which provides fulfilling experiences for all.

    Please check the Global Disability Caucus Wiki-Page or the DemsAbroad Global Calendar to find future dates for these meetings and other GDC events!

    • 9 AM Eastern Daylight Time
    • 3 PM Central European Time
    • 9 PM China Standard Time

     THE FUTURE IS ACCESSIBLE! 

    Consider making a donation to help get out the VOTE in 2022. Please donate today: https://www.democratsabroad.org/dc-donations

    WHEN
    June 14, 2022 at 9:00am
    WHERE
    Zoom
    Washington, DC
    United States
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  • rsvped for The Blue Book Club 📚 May Event 2022-05-20 07:41:22 -0400

    The Blue Book Club 📚 May Event

     

    Jennifer Taub 

    Big Dirty Money: Making White Collar Crimes Pay

    DACN members across China will be meeting May 28th for discussion.

    For those interested in pairing this with a series, DACN members will also be watching an Amazon Prime special hosted by Kal Penn, The Giant Beast of the Global Economy. More on that to come!

    WHEN
    May 28, 2022 at 1:00pm
    WHERE
    Zoom
    Beijing
    China
    Google map and directions
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  • ❗️Notice of Election to fill AP DNC Representative Vacancy❗️

    The following message was posted by the Asia Pacific Regional Vice Chair, Nicholas Gordon. It was posted on April 21, 2022, using Democrats Abroad's Mobilize platform.


    This message serves as a 30-day notice for an Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting to be held on May 21 at 1:00am Eastern, i.e. a few hours before the start of day one of our Global Meeting. 

    The purpose of this meeting will be for Asia-Pacific to elect a new member of the Democratic National Convention after the resignation of current DNC member Aaron Kruse. The winner of the election will serve the remainder of the term, which lasts until 2024.

    The DNC member will be elected by members of the Democratic Party Committee Abroad based in Asia-Pacific—in other words, the Chairs, Vice-Chairs and Voting Representatives from Asia-Pacific Country Committees.

    DNC members need to attend meetings of the DNC—the governing body of the Democratic Party—and build bridges between DA and other Party organizations. They join issue caucuses, attend committee meetings, and help make the needs of Democrats Abroad known within the organization. They will also communicate what happens at the DNC level to Democrats Abroad leaders and members. 

    Candidates will be nominated from the floor and elected by DPCA voters in attendance. However, prospective candidates do not need to be DPCA voters to stand for election. 

    Democrats Abroad’s DNC delegation must be gender balanced. Due to the self-proclaimed gender identity of the currently-serving DNC representatives, only DA members in Asia-Pacific who do not identify as female, i.e. male and nonbinary, are eligible to be elected.

    As nominations will be made from the floor, interested candidates do not need to share their interest before May 21. 

    Democrats Abroad members interested in attending can RSVP here: http://www.democratsabroad.org/nickrigordon/asia-pacific_regional_meeting_-_special_election_for_dnc_member_from_asia-pacific. Asia Pacific Regional Deputy Amerika Grewal will assist me in ensuring that the region’s DPCA voters attend the regional meeting.

    Democrats Abroad members interested in attending can RSVP here: http://www.democratsabroad.org/nickrigordon/asia-pacific_regional_meeting_-_special_election_for_dnc_member_from_asia-pacific. Asia Pacific Regional Deputy Amerika Grewal will assist me in ensuring that the region’s DPCA voters attend the regional meeting.

    Further details on election rules, including exactly how someone will be nominated from the floor, the amount of time given to candidates for introductions and questions, and how the voting process will be carried out, will be shared in advance of the meeting on May 21.

     

    Sincerely,

    Nicholas Gordon


    AP DNC Rep Election is to be held May 21, 2022, at 1PM China Standard Time

     

    Democrats Abroad China would like to recognize and thank our own Aaron Kruse for his hard work as Asia Pacific's DNC Representative!


  • 🇺🇸 Democrats Abroad China's AGM 2022 🇺🇸

    Democrats Abroad China will conduct its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 26, 2022!

    All DACN members are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to receive the WebEx meeting access information. 

     

     

    View the DA Global WebEx calendar here: https://democratsabroad.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/WebEx/pages/4895146687/WebEx+Meeting+Calendar 


  • published ⭐️ Secretary Announcement ⭐️ in News 2022-04-25 08:32:31 -0400

    ⭐️ Secretary Announcement ⭐️

     

    DACN is excited to announce Tricia Williams will serve as Secretary for the remainder of the 2021-2023 term.

    The election took place at a Membership Meeting held on April 18, 2022.

    All Leadership Board information can be found here.


  • ★ Bylaws & Rules Committee Update 2022 ★

    The DACN Bylaws and Rules Committee will reconvene to review previous proposals, as well as accept any new Bylaws and Rules proposals. If you would like to join the Bylaws and Rules Committee, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form. 

    After the period of submission from March 15 to April 15, the Bylaws Committee will bring proposed amendments to be voted on by DACN membership at a meeting of the Board. Submissions can be sent to [email protected] or via https://forms.gle/ZZMdmd3gyPa1V5DW6

    Please see the Legal & Parliamentary Library page for current Bylaws and updated information on proposed amendments.

    Participating in the Bylaws and Rules process is open to all DACN members. The Bylaws Committee thanks you for your time. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send them to: [email protected]


  • Unity, Inclusion, and a Shared Commitment to Human Dignity - an interactive session with Diego Sanchez, Director, Advocacy, Policy & Partnerships, PFLAG

    As the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month comes to an end, join us as we transition into PRIDE month and celebrate intersectionality within our communities. Hear from Diego Sanchez, Director of PFLAG’s Advocacy, Policy & Partnership program to learn about their work, particularly as it relates to advocacy and voting, and issues related to intersectionality for people of color who also identify as LBGTQ+.  

    PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their friends, families, and allies with over 250,000 members across the U.S. PFLAG is committed to creating a world where all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.  

    PFLAG’s programs of advocacy, support, and education serve to fight many of the same issues that the AAPI Caucus is also concerned with such as discrimination, violence and harm, and removing the root causes of violence and injustice, including systemic racism, sexism, discrimination, and harassment.  

    After the overview session, there will be discussion on how we can assist voters abroad in these key areas.

     

    About the Speaker: Diego Miguel Sanchez, APR

    A native of Augusta, GA and long-time Massachusetts resident, prior to his appointment with PFLAG, Diego was Senior Policy Advisor to Congressman Barney Frank until the Representative’s retirement in 2013. Diego made history with that appointment, being the first openly transgender person to work as a senior legislative staff member on Capitol Hill. He also testified before Congress in the historic Transgender Discrimination Hearing in 2008 and that year was named as the first openly trans person ever appointed to the DNC Platform Committee.

    Diego also served as Director of Public Relations and External Affairs at the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, and AIDS Action Council, DC. Before moving into the nonprofit sector, Diego worked for 20 award-winning years in global public relations, marketing, and diversity management at world headquarters of Fortune 500 companies. 

    Diego was among The 100 Most Powerful Latino/s in Corporate America named by Hispanic Business Magazine, named an LGBT Latino Hero by the Mayor of Washington, D.C., in the 100 most powerful Latino/s (Poderometro) in Massachusetts by El Planeta and in 2013, named to the Out 100 and in the Inaugural Trans 100, sponsored by GLAAD.

    Diego is also a Senior Fellow of UMass Boston’s Emerging Leaders Program in the College of Management.

     

    Washington, D.C. 6:00am
    Berlin, Germany 12:00pm
    Delhi, India 3:30pm
    Singapore, Singapore 6:00pm
    Seoul, South Korea 7:00pm
    Sydney, Australia 8:00pm

     

    WHEN
    May 28, 2022 at 6:00am
    WHERE
    Zoom
    Washington, DC
    United States
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  • published 👉 Be the Change in 2022! in News 2022-02-23 00:57:37 -0500

    👉 Be the Change in 2022!

     

    BE THE CHANGE

    DACN runs 100% on volunteer energy!

    Americans just like you take tiny actions that have a HUGE impact.

    DACN needs leaders and participants for every Caucus and Committee! Currently DACN has a handful on each team, but reaching tens of thousands of eligible American voters in China is a *huge* undertaking.

    👉 No matter how much time you can offer, it will translate into votes. Simply message [email protected], or fill out a volunteer interest form. 👈

    We can do it, you can help. Connect with us to discuss your interests and abilities. Tell us what you are looking to get out of the experience! Already set to sign up and do more? Go a step further by submitting a Confidentiality Agreement

     

    Let's Get To Work!


  • ★ Director of Communications Announcement ★

    DACN is excited to announce Adam Bucky has joined the Leadership Board as a voting member!

    Adam will serve as the Director of Communications for the remainder of the 2021-2023 term.

    The Leadership Board held a special meeting and voted on February 2, 2022. All Leadership Board information can be found here.


  • ★ At-Large Board Member Announcement ★

    DACN is excited to announce Tricia Williams has joined the Leadership Board as a voting member!

    Tricia will serve as a Member-At-Large for the remainder of the 2021-2023 term.

    The Leadership Board held a special meeting and voted on February 2, 2022. All Leadership Board information can be found here.


  • published Happy Holidays from DACN! in News 2021-12-27 21:07:35 -0500

    Happy Holidays from DACN!

    As we say goodbye to 2021, the DACN Leadership Board would like to thank you for voting and for acting on important advocacy issues.

    Rolling into 2022, we are sounding the alarm. Basic rights, including the right to vote, are still under attack by the GOP. We ask that you please join us by registering to vote, sharing our messaging with other Americans, training to volunteer, and donating to DACN. 

     

    Every action matters and increases the margin of victory.

     

     

    Together we can!

     

     

    In Solidarity, 

    Eileen Walsh, Anders Hove, Terry Watkins, Brian Kloosterman, Jacob Aldaco, Adam Robbins, Lisa Movius, Adam Bucky, Elizabeth Blackbourn, Tricia Williams, Alex Vanderpol, and Ollie Prats Tipton


  • Update Your Membership and Verify Your DA Account Today!

    Your Democrats Abroad account needs to be updated as soon as possible! Please confirm you plan to vote from abroad by updating your preferred methods of contact. 
     
    Whether you are currently residing in China, temporarily residing outside of China, or have relocated to another country, it is vital you act now! The GOP's onslaught against voting rights means it is all hands on deck. Due to the pandemic, it is important information reaches voters in advance of overseas deadlines. 
     
    We cannot wait to help you re-register to vote starting in January, as well as to assist with your voter needs as we look to Turn America Blue in 2022
     
    To UPDATE and VERIFY your member information on our website, please log in at www.DemocratsAbroad.org, or contact us at [email protected].

    Thank you for your superstar participation in Democrats Abroad China
     

  • published DACN Members Making A Difference! in News 2021-11-13 08:55:09 -0500

    DACN Members Making A Difference!

    DACN members are answering the call to volunteer!

    Adam Bucky, Adam Robbins and Patricia Williams will serve on the Leadership Board as Deputy Communications Officers. Laurel Schwartz will be spearheading DACN GOTV efforts. Charles Loi will assist by organizing events that coordinate Outreach and GOTV efforts. The NEC has an additional member, Patrick Cranley. 

    Want to impact 2022 elections? Volunteer today! E-mail dacn-chair[email protected] 


  • published 👀 Amendments Announcement 👀 in News 2021-11-09 12:54:28 -0500

    👀 Amendments Announcement 👀

    At the October 27th Country Committee meeting, DACN finished adopting proposed amendments to Article XVI.  Please visit the Legal & Parliamentary Library to view the most current Bylaws! 

     


  • published ★ Bylaws Updates in 2021 ★ in News 2021-10-12 01:28:21 -0400

    ★ Bylaws Updates in 2021 ★

    ★ CHANGE IS GOOD! 

     Bylaw Amendments were adopted on August 16, September 16, and September 27, 2021! Please visit the Legal & Parliamentary Library for all changes made, to view the most current Bylaws, and to find information on proposed amendments.

    Changes were made to the structure of the Leadership Board at the Country meeting held September 27th. New positions were created, and there are currently vacancies. Please attend our next Country Meeting (October 24th) and contact us for information and with questions

     Stay up-to-date on Country meetings and events by visiting our DA China Events Calendar and Events Page.

     An NEC has been created for the purpose of hosting a special election. This election will be held to fill Leadership Board vacancies. Election information will be distributed by the NEC. The NEC officer announcement was made public on August 25, 2021. Election notices will be listed on the DACN Website and Wiki Pages. Election notices may further be distributed via e-mail and social media. 


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  • ★ At-Large Board Member Announcement ★

     

    DACN is excited to announce Eileen Walsh has joined the Leadership Board!

    Eileen will serve as a Member-At-Large for the remainder of the 2021-2023 term.

    The Leadership Board held a special meeting and voted on September 11, 2021. All Leadership Board information can be found here.


  • signed up on GOTV signup 2021-09-15 12:43:50 -0400

    GOTV signup

    Click below to receive periodic updates from the GOTV and Voting Rights teams regarding our voting rights work.  We will message you when there are important updates and developments to report.

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  • ★ Appointment Announcement: Counsel ★

    The DACN Leadership Board is excited to announce the appointment of Alex Vanderpol!

    Alex will serve as acting Counsel, until the next election.

    The announcement was originally made on August 25, 2021. All Leadership Board information can be found here.