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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.

DA China Leadership:

Aaron Kruse
| DA China - Chair, AP Regional Leader, Youth Caucus Comms
Samantha Wong
| DA China - Vice-Chair
Kira Leinonen
| DA China - Communications and IT
James Spear
| DA China - Treasurer
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    Ready Set GO VOTE from Abroad

    Free workshop on absentee voting for Americans. 

    2:30-3:00pm on Saturdays at the Bookworm

    Aug 25 Sept 1 Sept 8 Sept 15 � Sept 22 Sept 29 Oct 6 Oct 13

    Extended hours for voter assistance: 3-5pm. 

    • Complete the required application to request your absentee ballot for the November 6 midterms.
    • Learn about your state's deadlines and requirements for submissions.
    • Find out what to expect in the voting process and how you can protect yourself from being disenfranchised.

    Sessions are 30-minutes and limited to 10 participants per session. Drop-ins are welcome during the extended hours for voter assistance 3-5pm.


    Questions? Contact DA China Secretary, Elizabeth Jenkins - call/text/wechat: 186-1236-5524.

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    2018 Labor Day Weekend in China




    Red White & VOTE BLUE! Democrats Abroad China invites you to join our Labor Day Weekend Meetup at the Beijing Bookworm (Saturday, September 1st - 2:00-4:00pm). The afternoon will feature updates from the Women's and Progressive Caucuses, as well as our Get Out The Vote (GOTV) team. You can make sure you're registered and ready to vote by absentee ballot for the November 6th midterm election. We will also have opportunities for you to take action and mobilize other U.S. voters in China. This event is open to new and existing Democrats Abroad members! Voter support will be available to all Americans regardless of party affiliation. Free to attend. RSVP requested but not required: https://www.democratsabroad.org/elizaj/red_white_vote_blue




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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Beijing Bookworm in Beijing, China

    Beijing (Sanlitun) Voter Help Desk

    U.S. citizens living in Beijing should plan to go to Bookworm (Sanlitun) to register and request your absentee ballot. From August 25 to October 13, there will be a voter help desk staffed by volunteers on Saturdays 12:00pm-5:00pm. 

    Since this session will be staffed by volunteers, you can confirm that the help desk is happening - DA China Secretary, Elizabeth Jenkins - call/text/wechat: 186-1236-5524. 

    Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Boxing Cat Brewery in Shanghai, China

    Shanghai Voter Help Desk

    U.S. citizens living in Shanghai should plan to go to Boxing Cat Brewery (3rd floor) on Yongfu Lu and Fuxing Lu to register and request your absentee ballot. Every weekend from August 25 to October 14, there will be a voter help desk staffed by volunteers on Saturdays and Sundays 12:00pm-5:00pm. 

    Since all of these sessions will be staffed by volunteers, you can confirm that the help desk is happening a particular time/location by calling DA China Secretary, Elizabeth at 186-1236-5524 or on WeChat elizaj.