Democrats Abroad Hamburg ***SPECIAL ELECTION***

Due to the relocation of my family to Denmark this summer, I must announce that I will step down as Chair of the Hamburg Chapter of DA Germany. I, therefore, call for a special election of chapter chair to lead the Democrats Abroad Hamburg chapter through the very important 2020 election and serve out the rest of this term. I am so glad to have gotten to know so many of you over the last three years and I have been honored to serve as your chapter chair these last few months. I thank you all for your friendship, encouragement, and support. This is an amazing, welcoming, caring, and active community that I know will continue to grow and do great things. Even though I will no longer be a part of DA Germany-Hamburg, I will remain active in Democrats Abroad. I wish you nothing but the best and I am sure we will meet again. 

Democratically yours, 
Chesney McKinley Severance

From Democrats Abroad Germany Country Chair, Candice Kerestan:

In accordance with DA Germany bylaws, and to make the replacement process as democratic and transparent as possible, an election for the chair position will be held on 24 August, from 13:30 to 15:30The elections will be held at SPD Eimsbüttel, Helene-Lange-Strasse 1, Hamburg.  

All DA members in the Hamburg Chapter are eligible to vote.

All DA members who have been part of the Hamburg Chapter for at least 28 days by August 24, 2019, are eligible to run for Chair of the Hamburg Chapter.

The Chair’s responsibilities will include organizing events and volunteer opportunities, communicating with Hamburg Chapter members, and working together with DA Germany leadership to implement national projects at the chapter level. The position would begin immediately following the election and end in January 2021.

If you are interested in the position, please submit a written statement of no more than 250 words outlining your qualifications, experience, and goals by August 10, 2019 (14 days prior to the election), to Submissions will be distributed to all Hamburg Chapter members 10 days prior to the event on August 24, 2019. Nominations can also be made on the day of the event if there is support for the candidate by a second member present. For a complete list of election rules, please see this link

Thank you for your cooperation and continued interest in DA Germany.


Candice Kerestan

Chair, DA Germany

August 24, 2019 at 1:30pm - 4:30pm
SPD Eimsbüttel
Helene-Lange-Strasse 1
Hamburg 20144
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