October 25, 2023

October 24 DA Japan Newsletter

This issue is packed with info and announcements on upcoming statewide elections, voter assistance events, phonebanking campaigns, volunteer requests, and other ways to Get Out the Vote. Do you live in Kansai? Don’t miss this week’s October speakeasy. Details on our inaugural Asia-Pacific retreat, plus November and December chapter events are also included.

Fall 2023 Statewide Election News
Do you vote in in KY, LA, MS, NJ, OH, PA, RI, UT, or VA?

Your state has critical statewide elections—for governor, state House or Senate, and other key offices NEXT MONTH. Visit our new 2023 Fall Elections informational page, on the DAJ website, for details on ballot request deadlines, ballot return procedures, offices on the ballot, and more. You may have just a couple of weeks to make sure your voted is counted.  

October Kansai Speakeasy
Thurs, Oct 26, 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. 

Kanto Chapter Call for Volunteers

DAJ Kanto is looking for volunteers to mobilize voters, make a real impact on elections, and get Democrats into office. Kanto needs ad hoc volunteers for events and dedicated Kanto Chapter Coordinators for our Get Out the Vote (GOTV) and Communications initiatives. Just a few hours per week! More info here.

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.

 DA Asia-Pacific Virtual Skill-Building Retreat
Sat-Sun, Nov 4-5

All DAJ members are invited to join fellow volunteers and officers from countries across the Asia-Pacific region for skill building, information-sharing, and networking so that we’re all in the best position to get out the vote (GOTV) in 2024. Workshop topics volunteer retention, GOTV activities, and more. RSVP for 1 or both days! More info and RSVP by Thursday, November 2 RSVP HERE for Day 1 and HERE for Day 2.

November Kanto Speakeasy
Thurs, Nov 9, 7:30pm

Join us every 2nd Thursday of the month. Enjoy good company and conversation, have a drink, learn more about Democrats Abroad Japan, talk politics, elections—or not! Bring friends and make new ones! RSVP HERE.

Tokai Chapter Holiday Dinner
Sat, December 16

Save the date for our annual holiday dinner. Watch this space for more details on the venue and time!

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. 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.

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

Volunteer with DAJ
Donate to DAJ
DA Japan Events