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.

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DA China Leadership:

William Cranley
| DA China Vice-Chair
Kimberly Wong
| DA China Chair, DA Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee, DPCA Voting Member
Elizabeth Jenkins
| DA China Secretary
Elaine Chow
| DA China - Communications IT Director
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  • News

    Meet a DACN Board Member: Jacob Aldaco

    Interview by Amber Li 

    Jacob grew up in sunny southern California, about 45 minutes outside of LA. He graduated with a degree in theology and, after realizing that he wanted to pursue more of a business career, began a Master’s degree in International Business at UC Irvine. This degree included a joint exchange program that first led him to China in 2007... and when the global recession hit a year later, he decided to stay.

    Jacob’s interest in politics really began to shape up in 2015. Prior to the 2016 election cycle, he had always voted Republican, and while he admitted he was at first a supporter of Donald Trump, “that support waned as soon as the then-campaigning Mr. Trump began talking more."

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    DACN Speaker Learnings: Quentin Palfrey on 2020 Voting Challenges

    People crowded back-to-back into four-hour voting lines in Georgia during a pandemic. An ongoing attack on the postal service affecting mail-in ballots. Digital solutions that don’t work as well as everyone would hope… Americans are facing the hardest year to date for getting their vote counted in possibly the most important year to date for getting their vote counted. 

    Over the weekend, Democrats Abroad members from all over the world talked to Quentin Palfrey, co-director of the Voter Protection Corps, an experts-led initiative to protect voting rights from all angles. 

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 08:00 PM Beijing Time · 1 rsvp
    Zoom Meeting in Beijing, China

    Leadership Meeting: August

    Join the Leadership Board meeting to discuss ongoing activities in the China region for Democrats Abroad.

    We're happy to have you!

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    Meeting ID: 874 5040 1765
    Passcode: bluewave