March 05, 2022

2022 DAJ Bylaws Committee Formation & Accepting Proposals

Date: Saturday, March 5th, 2022.
Subject: Bylaws Committee Formation & Accepting Proposals

Dear Membership of Democrats Abroad Japan,

This letter is to notify you that as of February 1st, 2022, the Executive Committee of Democrats Abroad Japan has convened the Bylaws Committee to review the existing Bylaws of Democrats Abroad Japan.

The Bylaws Committee Members are:
Leslie Anne Rogers (Committee Chair)
Raymond Terhune (Committee Vice Chair)
John Baumlin
Regina Salathe
Max Sternberg

The committee was formed in response to recent vacancies in the National Executive Committee, as the circumstances under which our National Secretary and National Treasurer can be appointed are currently in conflict with the Global Democrats Abroad Charter (the “state” party that represents us in the Democratic Party). The Bylaws Committee intends to directly draft and recommend specific proposals to remedy the issue of vacancies throughout the organization, and other routine edits to the Bylaws.

Keeping the intended scope in mind, we would like to open and accept any and all proposals to the Bylaws for review from the membership, as we feel a responsibility to serve you during this time. The earlier these are submitted, the more the Bylaws committee may lend scholarly support to your amendment or proposal beforehand if desired.

Please send DA Japan National Bylaw Proposals to this e-mail address:


For reference, the the DA Japan National Bylaws can be found HERE:

Please keep in mind the following dates:

All submissions and proposals regarding the National Bylaws will be accepted until:
Saturday, March 12th, 2022

Proposed bylaws amendment, drafts, and recommendations will be sent to members by:
Saturday, March 19th, 2022

Final discussion and amendments will take place at the next annual meeting of the general membership, which we currently anticipate will be held on:
Saturday, April 9th, 2022

Voting will then begin the following day and be open for approximately one month until:
Sunday, May 8th, 2022

We look forward to reading any and all membership feedback throughout this process.

Best Regards,
Bylaws Committee Members
Democrats Abroad Japan