April 24, 2017

Leadership Board Candidate Aaron Kruse

Interested in:
ExCom Positions: Chair; Vice Chair; Director of Communications and Information Technology
At-Large Board Member: Events
Based in: Beijing

I have been involved in political organizing for the past eight years, and I have extensive experience working in China. As the Content Manger of Marketing and Communications at the American Chamber of Commerce in China, I am also backed by a network of experienced professionals that can help DA China overcome the numerous challenges that beset all new organizations and set upon a course for stability.

As a founding member and 2-term Vice President of the Political Science Graduate Student Association at Missouri State University, I was also elected to serve two terms on the Graduate Student Senate and oversaw a budget of more than $250,000 and was responsible for programs that benefitted more than 26,000 students. My academic work in political mobilization, voter communication strategy, and emotional framing also position me to uniquely contribute to the establishment of Democrats Abroad.

If elected, my goals would be to:

• Organize resources and activates for Democrats across every part of China, including monthly activities in active cities for members and virtual meetings for the leadership team.

• Recruit Democrats in China to our organization by developing specific communication strategies to recruit different based on the different profiles of members most likely to get involved.

• Advocate for DA China with the experience and backing of the professional organizers and Democrats that have organized for DA in Asia and for the Democratic Party in the US.

I ask for your vote so that I can bring my passion and experience to bear on the task of organizing Democrats Abroad in China. EMAIL