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.

DA China Leadership:

Aaron Kruse
| DA China - Chair, AP Regional Leader, Youth Caucus Comms
Patrick Cranley
| DA China - Treasurer
Elaine Chow
| DA China - Communications & IT Director
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    2019 Newly Elected Leadership Board for DA China

    To the Democrats Abroad China community,

    The NEC is pleased to announce the new Leadership Board from 2019-2021! With 54 voters, the new board members are:

    • Aaron Kruse
    • Elizabeth Jenkins
    • Elaine Chow
    • Kim Wong
    • Faith Gary
    • Alexander Lee
    • Sarah Kimmet
    • Eileen Walsh
    • Justin Fischer
    • Patrick Cranley
    • Devika Koppikar
    These candidates all won at least 50% of the vote (at least 27 voters included them in their ballot).

    We’d also like to announce the new Executive Committee, who consist of:

    • Chair - Aaron Kruse
    • Vice Chair - Elizabeth Jenkins
    • Legal Counsel - Alexander Lee
    • Treasurer - Patrick Cranley
    • Secretary - Kimberley Wong
    • Communications Director - Elaine Chow
    Chair, Vice Chair, Legal Counsel, Treasurer, and Secretary positions all had single candidates, and the majority of the voters at AGM assented to electing them to the position. Patrick Cranley won 18 of 26 votes for Treasurer and Elaine Chow won 11 of 21 votes for Communications Director.

    We’d also like to thank Samantha Wong and Johanna Yueh for volunteering their time at the AGM to assist in running the election.

    If you have any questions regarding details of the election, please address them to any or all of the NEC by email by May 14, 2019.

    Thank you,

    The Nominations and Election Committee (NEC)
    Melinda Yang (
    Lisa Movius (
    James Barnard (
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    2019 Candidates for DA China Leadership Board

    Below are the candidates running for the Leadership Board of Democrats Abroad China. We include details such as their candidate statement, which positions they have been nominated for, their contact information, and endorsements.

    The candidates are listed alphabetically by first name.

    Download all candidate information in PDF: DA_China_Candidates_2019_FINAL.pdf

    Note that floor nominations will be accepted during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday April 14, 2019 from 1-3 pm. Voting will occur first for the eleven members of the Leadership Board, and after they are confirmed, officers will be elected from those eleven. Thus, all voting will occur during the AGM for DA China members attending either in person or through WebEx. Please register for the meeting, and sign up to be a DA China member if you haven’t done so already! Stay tuned for more information about the election format.

    Register for the 2019 Annual General Meeting

    We ask that in the weeks leading up to the election that conversations about the candidates remain respectful in the public spaces provided by DA China. We invite any DA member to submit further endorsements to the NEC (email any or all of us listed below) by April 11 for any of the listed candidates – we will compile and share these to DA a few days before the AGM.

    We look forward to your participation – please come and vote, and help decide the future of Democrats Abroad in China!

    All the best,
    The Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC)
    Melinda Yang (
    James Barnard (
    Lisa Movius (
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