April 24, 2017

Leadership Board Candidate Brad Janzen

Interested in
ExCom Positions: Undeclared
At-Large Board Member Positions: Progressive Caucus Lead
Based in: Beijing

My name is Brad Janzen. I vote in Dallas, Texas. (Incidentally, Beto O'Rourke versus Ted Cruz in Texas for Senate is critical to admittedly long-shot hopes of winning the Senate for Democrats in a very difficult map in 2018, but he is about as strong of a candidate as we can expect in Texas). I have lived in Beijing for nearly six years. I have been active in Democratic and progressive politics since high school (I am 41 years old). I have participated in various mobilizations, including immigrants' rights, LGBTQ rights, and anti-war activism. I was a union organizer with Service Employees International Union, and with Texas State Employees Union (CWA). I was a proud member of Alliance/AFT (American Federation of Teachers) in Dallas. I have canvassed for numerous Democratic candidates. I caucused for Barack Obama in Dallas in 2008. While I was indeed a Bernie Sanders supporter in the primary, I immediately came on board for the Hillary Clinton ticket when the primary was over, and made over 800 phone calls to swing states for that campaign. I am running because I want to see a strong and united Democratic party, I want to be a part of a leadership team here in China to paint America blue as best we can. I am so happy and thankful that we have a means of remaining connected to Democratic activism from China, and equally happy that we are on the verge of becoming an official national committee of Democrats Abroad. I hope you will consider me for leadership in DA China. EMAIL