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Democrats Abroad China (DACN or DA China for short) is the country committee serving U.S. Democrats living in China.

We help Americans abroad participate in U.S. domestic politics by providing voter registration support, voting resources, and activism opportunities. Member activities include conversations with leading activists and elected officials, social events and parties, and more

We run several WeChat groups to connect American Democrats with each other in various regions around China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Pearl River Delta and Kunming.

You can also join our Book Club, our Women’s Caucus or our Progressives group.

Join Democrats Abroad China (accessible without VPN)

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Friend us on WeChat by adding the ID: DemocratsAbroad

DA China Leadership:

Aaron Kruse
| DA China - Chair, AP Regional Leader, Youth Caucus Comms
Elizabeth Jenkins
| DA China - Vice Chair
Patrick Cranley
| DA China - Treasurer
Kimberly Wong
| DA China Secretary
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  • News

    IMPORTANT INFO: THE GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY IN CHINA

    CANCELLED: Beijing/Shanghai In-Person GPP Voting on March 7

    Sadly, with coronavirus worries still causing quarantines and clampdowns all over China, we’ve decided to cancel the in-person voting events we were to hold on March 7, 2020.

    BUT the Global Presidential Primary is still the easiest Democratic Primary for overseas voters to participate in thanks to:

    EMAIL & MAIL IN VOTING

    E-Mail Your Ballot: The Easiest Primary Voting Process Ever

    Registered Democrats Abroad members should have received a ballot for DA’s global primary in their email inbox earlier today (Feb 18 2020). Be sure to check the email information on your account at DemocratsAbroad.org and that Democrats Abroad emails are not set to go to spam!

    If you didn’t see it in your inbox, you can also download the ballot here on the Democrats Abroad website.

    I Prefer Snail Mail Please

    Packages leaving China are at risk of getting stopped right now, so we don’t recommend this route. However, if you still prefer sending a physical paper ballot, please:

    • Print out the ballot [linked again] & fill it in
    • Message us directly by adding our WeChat QR code at the bottom of this message!

    Deadline: March 10, 2020

    While coronavirus is exceptionally frustrating, don’t let this pathogen disenfranchise you! Democrats Abroad represents 9 million Americans living abroad and has as much weight as any US state party in the Democratic Primary. Your vote for your favorite Democratic candidate can have potentially 4x more impact than back home!

    CAUTION: You CAN NOT vote for a Presidential Candidate in both your home state primary and the GPP.

    So we hope you choose to use your vote for the GPP!

    It’s impactful.
    It’s easy.
    It’s right now!


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    9 Tiny Actions for The Holidays

    Merry Christmas from us at DA China!

    We recently held an All Caucus Holiday Dinner in Shanghai to celebrate our accomplishments in 2019 and get ready for the New Year.

    We've already given several ideas of how to help us out here across our social media streams, but with only so many more days til Christmas, we figure we'd reiterate them into nine Tiny Actions you can still take between now and then.

    (1) START THAT VOTE FROM ABROAD WECHAT GROUP TO HELP YOUR FRIENDS VOTE IN 2020! 

    A sample conversation starter for your WeChat group:

    "Hi, I'm inviting you to join this group because this Christmas, I want to give you the help of registering you to vote in 2020. Here is the link to join our group: WeChatLink

    I know it can be pretty confusing to do it from China, especially with each State having its own voting registration laws. But I have access to resources to help with your questions!"

    (2) SHARE SOMETHING FROM THE DA CHINA SOCIAL MEDIA FEEDS ON FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM. 

    Follow us if possible!
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dainchina
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/democratsabroadchina/

    (3) READ THROUGH THE POSSIBLE PLATFORMS FOR KITCHEN TABLE TALKS

    They can be found here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/2019_kitchen_table_talks
    Do any appeal to you enough to want to be a part of one? Let us know in our DA Group Chats!

    (4) LEARN ABOUT THE GPP AND MAKE SURE YOU'VE SIGNED YOUR FAVORITE CANDIDATES' PETITIONS 

    Remember, a petition signing is not a vote, just a showing to let DA know they deserve to be on the 2020 Primary ballot.
    You can find all the Petitions here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/candidate_petitions

    (5) LEARN WHAT VOTER SUPPRESSION LOOKS LIKE!

    Read through this guide about Voter Suppression by Tolerance.org, so that you're informed of the general history and can recognize common voter suppression tactics.
    https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/teaching-the-truth-about-voter-suppression

    (6) GET TO KNOW THE HR 1 & HR 4 FOR IMPROVING VOTING RIGHTS ACROSS AMERICA

    H.R. 1 can be found here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1/text
    H.R. 4 can be found here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4
    And share your findings with friends!

    (7) FIND AND SHARE YOUR STATE'S VOTING REQUIREMENTS

    Go onto VotefromAbroad.org/states and look up yours super easily!

    (8) CONTACT A LOCAL AMERICAN-OWNED VENUE IN YOUR AREA 

    We could always use more businesses on board to host possible Democrats Abroad events in the future!

    (9) DONATE TO DA CHINA!

    We want to get the word out more and to host things like voter registration drives, phone banking events etc. during crunch time 2020! Any extra funds would be a lot of help!

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