2021 New Leader Orientation (Session 1)
(photo from the 2019 EMEA Regional Meeting in Athens)
Saturday, 24 April 2021, 3:00-6:00 AM EDT (check your local time HERE)
Newly-elected leaders are invited to attend a New Leader Orientation session, facilitated by the Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East, and Africa regional teams. Current leaders and volunteers are also welcome to join as a refresher, as are those who are candidates for local office where elections have not yet taken place.
During this three-hour orientation, we will cover the following Democrats Abroad basics:
- Our purpose, our organizational structure, and how we conduct business (45 minutes)
- Our IT Team and key resources (30 minutes)
- Our Comms Team and how we share our messages (20 minutes)
- Our other teams and committees that support leaders and Country Committees (40 minutes)
- Upcoming and regular regional and global meetings (20 minutes)
There will also be a ten-minute break, along with Q&A opportunities.
Please RSVP for the WebEx link.
A second New Leader orientation session, covering the same topics, will also be held at an Americas/EMEA-friendly time on Saturday, 08 May between 12:00-3:00 PM EDT. To register for that session, please visit this event page to RSVP.WHENApril 24, 2021 at 3amWHEREWebEx
Join ProDAROK as we celebrate Earth Day a little early. We’ll be meeting in Seosan to clean up litter and trash. So bring gloves and get ready to make our home a little nicer! Feel free to join us with your friends and family, but let us know how many will be coming with you. We will be following all current social distancing guidelines, so we may be organizing participants into smaller groups.WHENApril 17, 2021 at 5pmWHEREJungle Gym in Seosan Lake Park
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Join us online at the Annual General Meeting to elect our local leaders who will lead Democrats Abroad Republic Of Korea for the next two years! We urgently need at least 25 members to attend or DAROK will cease to exist. We register Americans to vote, advocate for Americans living in Korea, work on legislation, and run special interest caucuses in Korea.
April 24, 2021 at 12pm - 3pm
With the 2020 elections being entirely too close for comfort, Democrats Abroad helped make the difference by a margin. DAROK provides voter registration and organizes support for Democratic candidates in the USA. We also vote as a body of delegates alongside other country chapters representing DA worldwide in the Democratic primary.
The impact of the 2016 presidential election has shown us the urgent need for Americans abroad to be plugged in and engaged with politics that affect our friends, families, and communities back in the USA.
What are the issues you’re personally connected to and concerned about? Police brutality? LGBTQ+ rights? Increasing violence towards Asian Americans? Veteran support services? Healthcare access? International relations? Taxation? Issues that affect Americans abroad?
Whatever issue(s) you feel personally impacted by, Democrats Abroad, the Republic of Korea is dedicated to making sure you have a viable way to express your voice on issues that matter to you and it all starts with voting. Additionally, we want to be a platform for like-minded progressive individuals to discuss, organize, and act around issues that we are affected by as Americans abroad. We would love to hear, build, and work together with you!
Information on Voting
- You must be an American citizen living abroad in Korea and a member of DAROK to vote.
- We encourage you to register with Democrats Abroad ahead of time although you may do so the day of the AGM if necessary. You can do so here:
- You may assign a proxy to another DAROK member to vote, but proxies don’t count towards the 25 member quorum.
Current Executive Board
Fancy taking a leadership role with DAROK? If you would like to nominate yourself or another member for a leadership position, please complete this form by April 10: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd848siYTa8WM1BKmRKi1pxodJKNBZBo7i8q23ftgE2_MlgBA/viewform
Position descriptions are here: http://bit.ly/2NB4Um4
How You Can Help
*Attend the Annual General Meeting, vote, and bring your friends! The more people we can bring together, the more prepared we will be to Get Out The (Blue) Vote and address the issues that affect us. We need at least 25 members to attend.
* SHARE the event and links via social media with your friends and groups. We need all the help we can get.
* DONATE: DAROK is made up of local volunteers and most of our funds come out of pocket. Any money donated will be used for helping with getting out the vote for future events and funding other DAROK related programming.
We look forward to meeting you and seeing all of your tremendous excitement and motivation as we look to paint 2020 blue!
A huge thank you to all of our volunteers who have made all our work possible!WHENApril 24, 2021 at 12pm
Cory Lemke donated 2020-05-16 03:30:50 -0400
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