November 09, 2023

November 7 DA Japan Newsletter

There’s a lot of events and activities coming up to prepare for 2024. Statewide elections are today in key states, and you can still make your voice heard. We need volunteers to call DAJ members to support our March 10 presidential primary. Training for phonebankers and voter assistance support are available. Kanto’s November speakeasy and Thanksgiving dinner are just around the corner; with Kansai and Tokai events soon after.  Finally, thanks to everyone who attended the DA AP Ace the Race Retreat! 

Fall 2023 Statewide Election News
KY, MS, NJ, OH, PA, RI, VA, UT, and LA

These states have critical statewide elections—for governor, state House or Senate, and other key offices today! But there is still time to mail in your ballot. See our 2023 Fall Elections informational page for guidance. And if you live in Utah or Louisiana, check the page for details on how to make sure your vote is counted.

DAJ News and Events
DAJ Phonebanking Campaign – Call for Volunteers
Phonebanking is a great way to get out the vote and we need your help. This fall, we’re calling DAJ members voting in swing states and swing districts to encourage them to get to the polls in 2024. Interested? Email [email protected].

Kitchen Table Talks Survey
Let us know the issues you’re most interested in! Please take a few minutes to fill out a quick telling us the issues and topics you’re most interested as a DAJ voter. Your responses will help inform DA’s 2024 party platform. Complete the survey HERE

Kanto Thanksgiving Dinner
Sun, Nov 19, 7:00pm, RSVP by Nov 14
Hard Rock Café, Roppongi
Enjoy Turkey Day with DAJ members in the Kanto area. And yes, there will be a Thanksgiving meal! The Thanksgiving set will be JPY 2950 (bring extra cash for drinks), and a pumpkin cheesecake slice is additional JPY 1280. Spots are limited so please RSVP ASAP (let us know if you want cheesecake in your RSVP). Address: 5-4-20 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo-to 106-0032. RSVP by Tuesday, Nov 14th HERE

November Kansai Speakeasy
Thurs, Nov 23, 7:00pm
At the Sound Garden in Namba: Ripple Soemoncho, 2F, 2-3-13 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0085 
Join us every 4th Thursday of the month! Come with friends or make new ones!
¥1,000 happy hour until 9pm. 

Tokai Chapter Holiday Dinner
Sat, December 16, 6pm
Celebrate the close of another year with other Tokai Chapter members at Midtown BBQ in Nagoya.  5 Chome-24-3 Meieki Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 450-0002. More details HERE.

2024 Global Presidential Primary
Save the Date: DAJ Primary Day, Sun, March 10, 2024
DAJ has set Sunday, March 10, 2024 as our in-person 2024 Presidential Primary (you can also download a ballot and email, fax, or mail it to Democrats Abroad from February 13-March 12, 2024) and we need volunteers as greeters, ballot distributors, and other roles.. Contact [email protected] if you’re interested. Sign a petition to ensure a candidate is on the ballot. Want to become a DA delegate and attend the convention in Chicago next year? RSVP for a Delegate Candidate Workshop, Fri, Nov 10 at 3pm or Sat, Nov 11 at 3:00am. Stay tuned for more information on voting center locations and times, and more!

DA Global News and Events
DPCA Extraordinary Resolutions Meeting
Sun, Nov 12, 3:00-6:00pm JST
This meeting of DPCA Voting Representatives will consider resolutions originally scheduled for consideration at the 2023 AGM, but deferred due to lack of time. Resolutions can be found here. RSVP HERE to observe the meeting.

New Phonebank Training Sessions Available this Month
Nov 7, 13, 20, 29, various times
Phonebanking is a great way to get out the vote and we need your help. DA Global’s CallHub Team will be conducting 4 training sessions this month, BEGINNING TODAY. Click here for more details.

Voter Assistance Training
Until mid-December 2023 – every Wed, 1am JST; every Fri, 9am JST; every Sun, 6pm JST
Learn how to help overseas voters register to vote, receive their ballots, and return their them to their state, ensuring their vote is counted. Once trained, you can provide assistance at in-person events, the Intercom Voter Help Desk, or Voter Assistance Zoom Rooms. More info HERE.

Ways to Get Involved and Stay Up to Date
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