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❗️Notice of Election to fill AP DNC Representative Vacancy❗️

The following message was posted by the Asia Pacific Regional Vice Chair, Nicholas Gordon. It was posted on April 21, 2022, using Democrats Abroad's Mobilize platform.


This message serves as a 30-day notice for an Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting to be held on May 21 at 1:00am Eastern, i.e. a few hours before the start of day one of our Global Meeting. 

The purpose of this meeting will be for Asia-Pacific to elect a new member of the Democratic National Convention after the resignation of current DNC member Aaron Kruse. The winner of the election will serve the remainder of the term, which lasts until 2024.

The DNC member will be elected by members of the Democratic Party Committee Abroad based in Asia-Pacific—in other words, the Chairs, Vice-Chairs and Voting Representatives from Asia-Pacific Country Committees.

DNC members need to attend meetings of the DNC—the governing body of the Democratic Party—and build bridges between DA and other Party organizations. They join issue caucuses, attend committee meetings, and help make the needs of Democrats Abroad known within the organization. They will also communicate what happens at the DNC level to Democrats Abroad leaders and members. 

Candidates will be nominated from the floor and elected by DPCA voters in attendance. However, prospective candidates do not need to be DPCA voters to stand for election. 

Democrats Abroad’s DNC delegation must be gender balanced. Due to the self-proclaimed gender identity of the currently-serving DNC representatives, only DA members in Asia-Pacific who do not identify as female, i.e. male and nonbinary, are eligible to be elected.

As nominations will be made from the floor, interested candidates do not need to share their interest before May 21. 

Democrats Abroad members interested in attending can RSVP here: http://www.democratsabroad.org/nickrigordon/asia-pacific_regional_meeting_-_special_election_for_dnc_member_from_asia-pacific. Asia Pacific Regional Deputy Amerika Grewal will assist me in ensuring that the region’s DPCA voters attend the regional meeting.

Democrats Abroad members interested in attending can RSVP here: http://www.democratsabroad.org/nickrigordon/asia-pacific_regional_meeting_-_special_election_for_dnc_member_from_asia-pacific. Asia Pacific Regional Deputy Amerika Grewal will assist me in ensuring that the region’s DPCA voters attend the regional meeting.

Further details on election rules, including exactly how someone will be nominated from the floor, the amount of time given to candidates for introductions and questions, and how the voting process will be carried out, will be shared in advance of the meeting on May 21.

 

Sincerely,

Nicholas Gordon


AP DNC Rep Election is to be held May 21, 2022, at 1PM China Standard Time

 

Democrats Abroad China would like to recognize and thank our own Aaron Kruse for his hard work as Asia Pacific's DNC Representative!


🇺🇸 Democrats Abroad China's AGM 2022 🇺🇸

Democrats Abroad China will conduct its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 26, 2022!

All DACN members are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to receive the WebEx meeting access information. 

 

 

View the DA Global WebEx calendar here: https://democratsabroad.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/WebEx/pages/4895146687/WebEx+Meeting+Calendar 


⭐️ Secretary Announcement ⭐️

 

DACN is excited to announce Tricia Williams will serve as Secretary for the remainder of the 2021-2023 term.

The election took place at a Membership Meeting held on April 18, 2022.

All Leadership Board information can be found here.


★ Bylaws & Rules Committee Update 2022 ★

The DACN Bylaws and Rules Committee will reconvene to review previous proposals, as well as accept any new Bylaws and Rules proposals. If you would like to join the Bylaws and Rules Committee, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form. 

After the period of submission from March 15 to April 15, the Bylaws Committee will bring proposed amendments to be voted on by DACN membership at a meeting of the Board. Submissions can be sent to [email protected] or via https://forms.gle/ZZMdmd3gyPa1V5DW6

Please see the Legal & Parliamentary Library page for current Bylaws and updated information on proposed amendments.

Participating in the Bylaws and Rules process is open to all DACN members. The Bylaws Committee thanks you for your time. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send them to: [email protected]


👉 Be the Change in 2022!

 

BE THE CHANGE

DACN runs 100% on volunteer energy!

Americans just like you take tiny actions that have a HUGE impact.

DACN needs leaders and participants for every Caucus and Committee! Currently DACN has a handful on each team, but reaching tens of thousands of eligible American voters in China is a *huge* undertaking.

👉 No matter how much time you can offer, it will translate into votes. Simply message [email protected], or fill out a volunteer interest form. 👈

We can do it, you can help. Connect with us to discuss your interests and abilities. Tell us what you are looking to get out of the experience! Already set to sign up and do more? Go a step further by submitting a Confidentiality Agreement

 

Let's Get To Work!


★ Director of Communications Announcement ★

DACN is excited to announce Adam Bucky has joined the Leadership Board as a voting member!

Adam will serve as the Director of Communications for the remainder of the 2021-2023 term.

The Leadership Board held a special meeting and voted on February 2, 2022. All Leadership Board information can be found here.


★ At-Large Board Member Announcement ★

DACN is excited to announce Tricia Williams has joined the Leadership Board as a voting member!

Tricia will serve as a Member-At-Large for the remainder of the 2021-2023 term.

The Leadership Board held a special meeting and voted on February 2, 2022. All Leadership Board information can be found here.


Happy Holidays from DACN!

As we say goodbye to 2021, the DACN Leadership Board would like to thank you for voting and for acting on important advocacy issues.

Rolling into 2022, we are sounding the alarm. Basic rights, including the right to vote, are still under attack by the GOP. We ask that you please join us by registering to vote, sharing our messaging with other Americans, training to volunteer, and donating to DACN. 

 

Every action matters and increases the margin of victory.

 

 

Together we can!

 

 

In Solidarity, 

Eileen Walsh, Anders Hove, Terry Watkins, Brian Kloosterman, Jacob Aldaco, Adam Robbins, Lisa Movius, Adam Bucky, Elizabeth Blackbourn, Tricia Williams, Alex Vanderpol, and Ollie Prats Tipton


Update Your Membership and Verify Your DA Account Today!

Your Democrats Abroad account needs to be updated as soon as possible! Please confirm you plan to vote from abroad by updating your preferred methods of contact. 
 
Whether you are currently residing in China, temporarily residing outside of China, or have relocated to another country, it is vital you act now! The GOP's onslaught against voting rights means it is all hands on deck. Due to the pandemic, it is important information reaches voters in advance of overseas deadlines. 
 
We cannot wait to help you re-register to vote starting in January, as well as to assist with your voter needs as we look to Turn America Blue in 2022
 
To UPDATE and VERIFY your member information on our website, please log in at www.DemocratsAbroad.org, or contact us at [email protected].

Thank you for your superstar participation in Democrats Abroad China
 

DACN Members Making A Difference!

DACN members are answering the call to volunteer!

Adam Bucky, Adam Robbins and Patricia Williams will serve on the Leadership Board as Deputy Communications Officers. Laurel Schwartz will be spearheading DACN GOTV efforts. Charles Loi will assist by organizing events that coordinate Outreach and GOTV efforts. The NEC has an additional member, Patrick Cranley. 

Want to impact 2022 elections? Volunteer today! E-mail [email protected]