DAJ 2nd Feb Newsletter 2022

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2022 Feb #2 Newsletter contents:

  1. Message from your national officers
    1. Spring is primary season
  2. Annual General Meeting and Meet the Candidates Event April 9th, 1pm
    1. Preliminary election announcement for Vice Chair, Alternate DPCA Rep, and Member at Large for Hokkaido
  3. Upcoming DA Japan Events
    1. Online Speakeasy March 10th, 7pm
    2. GoTV Training - March 12th 11am
    3. Webinar for US Overseas Taxpayers, March 19th 6pm
  4. Gun Control event - looking for volunteers
  5. Make a video for the Global Women's Caucus Reproductive Justice Team project

🌟Message from your national officers

Together we make change happen!

With spring comes Primaries, and since January Democrats across the globe have been calling Texas primary voters - the first primary on March 1! Talking directly with our members is the best way to ensure that they not only know how to get their ballot, but that they send it in. In March, we will be contacting voters in N Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. We need more people to join the DA Japan team, to do both in person and online outreach. So why not attend an online interactive training? We welcome DA members from all over Asia-Pacific - these trainings offer the chance to meet people doing good work throughout the region.

DAJ will host an online GOTV workshop on Sat March 12, 11am.

Phone banking training will be offered March 20th, but you can also do the training on your own time => HERE: Each call, each effort to get out the vote counts!

Our DAJ Welcome Page has been renewed with a link to our calendar of events. Key events are listed below - we hope you will join

Join us!

❤️ From your DA Japan Executive Committee

Sarajean (Chair), Dave (Secretary), Regina(Treasurer)

Have you reregistered to vote/requested a ballot yet this year? Just go to www.votefromabroad.org Help us reach new and more voters by sharing this newsletter with all your American friends!

🌟 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Meet the Candidates on Sat April 9th, 1pm, online

SAVE THE DATE! Our DAJ Annual General Meeting is an opportunity to hear from your officers and committees, get involved in the 2022 midterms Get Out the Vote efforts! Join us for an action packed afternoon on April 9th.

We will be holding a special election for National Vice Chair, Alternate DPCA Representative, and Member-at-large for Hokkaido. Details will be going out to the membership shortly. At the AGM you will also Meet the Candidates and have time to vote! It's your chance to be heard!

🌟Upcoming DA Japan Events

1️⃣ Online Speakeasy March 10th, 2022 7pm~10pm JST

As always, bring your favorite beverage and hang out with friends old and new. RSVP HERE:



2️⃣ GoTV Training - March 12th 11am

Rebecca Thompkins, DA Japan GOTV Coordinator extradinaire, will lead a workshop so we can all help U.S. voters get registered, vote, and make sure their ballots are counted, to help with the midterms. RSVP HERE:




3️⃣ Webinar for US Overseas Taxpayers, March 19th 6pm

DA South Korea will be sponsoring a US Taxpayer Webinar with Nathalie Goldstein from myexpattaxes. Get answers to your Tax questions RSVP HERE:

You might also be interested in this video: Why U.S. Taxes Aren't a Barrier to Voting in U.S. Elections A talk by Rebecca Lammers, DA Global Tax Task Force Chair, Democrats Abroad

🌟Gun Control event - looking for volunteers

5 states have firearms on the ballot this years. DA Japan is hosting a gun control event in late March and we need your help with PR and organizing. Be part of the change you want to see in the US! Contact [email protected] to get involved.

🌟Make a video for the Global Women's Caucus Reproductive Justice Team project.

Make a 1-minute video explaining why the right to abortion is absolutely necessary. Mention in the video VotefromAbroad.org for overseas voter registration. We hope to motivate people to vote once the videos go up on Youtube. Link with information about the project and how to participate: HERE:




$5 a month - Just 2 coffees or 1 frap a month - Can have a big impact for DA and DAJ!

  • Calling all DAJ members 2X per year => $2500 + overhead for the calling platform = $3000 / 30 people @ $100 per year or 50 people @ $5 per month
  • THUS => If just 30 people gave $100 per year or if 50 people contributed $5 per month, we could call all our members 2X this year to get them to vote.

Even if you don't have the time to call, you can help us by making a contribution.