The 2019 Democrats Abroad Czech Republic Annual General Meeting, which will include elections to the Executive Committee, will be held on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at 7:00 PM. The location and further details will be announced at least one month prior to the meeting.
All positions (detailed below) are up for election at this meeting. As per our by-laws, no officer may serve more than two consecutive terms in the same position. All positions and their current office-holders are listed below with those that are term-limited indicated.
Chair Geoff Klimko
Vice Chair Julia Bryan
Secretary Sue Legro
Treasurer Marshall Johnson
Counsel Mike Gisondi
At-large 1 Krysti Brice
At-large 2 Kim Strozewski
Creag Hayes has been appointed as chair of the DACZ Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) for our 2019 elections by the DA Czech Republic Executive Committee.
Nominations for an office shall be made in writing sent to the NEC. A member may nominate themselves. The NEC may also make nominations directly. Nominations should be sent to the NEC by notifying the Committee via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than February 23, 2019.
A statement supporting the nomination may also be included. It should be no longer than one page. The NEC will issue the nominating report no later than February 26, 2019. The nominating report will include nominations, nominee statements (if any), and full proxy voting guidelines. Elections will be conducted by vote of those present at the AGM.
A tentative agenda for the AGM is listed here:
- Call to order
- Approval of minutes from last meeting
- Report of the Chair
- Report of the Treasurer
- Executive Committee Elections
- Old Business
- New business
We encourage anyone interested in running for a position to read the position descriptions for each office. Please let us know if you have any questions about the positions and what the work and the time commitment entails.
Democrats Abroad Czech Republic kicked off the midterms last Saturday with our first registration event of the year. Combining registration with a cookie swap, members gathered together for wine, coffee and a tremendous variety of cookies.
While most attendees had not yet requested their ballots this year, we were all ready to get prepared for what all believe is a midterm year to remember. By the end of the night, more than half of the group had printed out their ballot requests and were ready to send them in to their local election offices back in the States.
We also discussed the most important messages to remind our American friends abroad:
1. Yes, we should all request our ballots each election year if we want to make sure our ballots are federally protected in case of a recount.
2. Yes, US House and US Senate races are federal elections and Americans abroad can and should vote in them.
The DACZ Annual General Meeting is nearly upon us! This is a voting year (as we all know), so please join us and share your ideas for how we can get more people to register & vote during this critical November election! Every four years we hear our elected representatives shouting about how this is the most important election of our lives. I can't think of a time when this has been more true than November 3, 2020.
We'll also be announcing some fun fundraising ideas to help raise money to help get out the vote and ensure every citizen's voice is heard.
Join us on Tuesday, June 16th at 7 PM via Zoom. Login information will be sent out to all registered attendees before the meeting.
Thank you! Together in democracy we can bring logic and reason back to Washington, hopefully before it's too late.
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