Secretary, Democrats Abroad Japan

  • is hosting DAJ Phone Banking Training 2021-09-19 09:39:06 -0400

    DAJ Phone Banking Training

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    You can influence voters in states with key elections by calling them!  It’s a great way to start getting involved and to influence US elections without having to travel, from the comfort of your own home. We are phoning Da members to help them VOTE, we don’t ask for donations, and many members will thank you for volunteering and for calling. Talking to other DA members is usually very engaging and informative, and knowing you’ve helped someone to vote is the best feeling.”

    DA Global is organizing phone banking campaigns throughout September and early Oct but you need to learn how to use the app! 

    September 25, 2021 at 11:00am

  • September Action Meeting - Voting Rights - State and Local Perspective - Panel Discussion


    September and October will feature guest speakers from outside Democrats Abroad Japan and we hope you can join us on Sept 30 and Oct 28 

    Note: The September action meeting will be on September 30 because September 23 is a national holiday.


    September Action Meeting Sept 30, 8 to 10 PM

    Theme: Why Vote in Local Elections? 

    8 to 845 GOTV voter clinic and general GOTV election questions

    Fall 2021 elections are upon us! Rebecca, DA Japan GOTV Team leader, will review some of the basics for upcoming elections as well as important deadlines. Especially important for NJ, VA and Ohio voters!

    845-9:00 Open discussion time

    9:00-10:00 Panel discussion: Why Vote in Local Elections? 

    Panel Discussion with John Choe, Queens-based Community Activist and City Council Candidate from New York, and John Baumlin, past-chair DAJ, and current DPCA Representative.  

    After a brief self introduction, we will discuss the importance of DA members' participation in State and Local Elections, and how critical our voices are, before moving on to direct actions you can take right away.  

    The DAJ Action Meeting is held every 4th Thursday, but because Sept. 23rd is a holiday, this month's meeting will be on Sept. 30th. Doors open at 7:45pm.

    September 30, 2021 at 7:45pm
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  • donated via 2021-07-10 09:49:10 -0400

    Make "Good Trouble"

    and Save Our Democracy!

    A fundraiser in celebration of the life and work of the late Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights leader, John R. Lewis.


    Democrats Abroad is commemorating Congressman John Lewis with two online screenings of the documentary "John Lewis - Get in the Way" on July 11, various actions days after Congress resumes legislative business, and a Forum on July 17, the one-year anniversary of his passing.

    Often described as the conscience of the Congress, John Lewis was a friend to Democrats Abroad. To raise funds for DA’s GOTV efforts, we ask everyone—whether you attend or not—to donate $19.65—or for those who wish to be a Gold Star Supporter, $80 representing the 80 years of John Lewis’ extraordinary, courageous life.

    Please join Democrats Abroad to honor the memory of John Lewis and carry forward the flame of his dedication to voting rights for all.


    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad and not to any candidate or candidate's committee.  Donations to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) can only be made by American citizens and lawful Permanent Residents.  Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible for Federal income tax purposes.




  • New DAJ Executive Committee Welcome and Upcoming Events

    Table of contents: 

    1. Online Town hall event on June 24th at 8pm
    2. Online Action Meeting - MONTHLY ON 4TH THURSDAY 8:00-9:30
    3. Online Speakeasy - MONTHLY ON 2nd THURSDAY 7:00~9:30
    4. Call for volunteers to join DA Japan’s slack
    5. Vision for DAJ & Greetings from Chair Sarajean Rossitto


    New DAJ ExCom Banner

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  • donated via 2021-06-18 21:45:56 -0400

    Global Black Caucus For The Win


    Help Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus fight for our democracy in 2021 and beyond.

    Donations of any size will help us "Get Out the Vote" and support the Biden/Harris Administration in the mid-term elections.



    Donations are to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.


  • donated via 2021-08-21 10:55:21 -0400

    2021 Global Annual Meeting

    Democrats Abroad Global Meetings are only possible thanks to participant donations. Our meetings are not sponsored by donations from corporations, PACs, other organizations within the Democratic party, etc. Suggested Donation for participating in our 2021 virtual global meeting is only $46 USD.

    Got extra cash from your travel savings by attending this year's meeting "virtually"? – Use some of those savings to add to your donation and Click on the box with the amount you wish to donate or enter a different amount under "Other $" –  and hit that donate button.

    Thank YOU for your generous support!!!


    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.


  • donated via 2021-04-05 04:27:47 -0400

    $6,564.90 raised
    GOAL: $8,000.00

    Fundraiser for Legislative Advocacy

    Help Reinstate New Jersey Law for Overseas Voters to Vote in State Elections

    🚨 Attention New Jersey Voters 🚨

    DONATE NOW to help us reach and mobilize New Jersey Democrats Abroad!

    New Jersey currently does not allow all overseas voters to vote in state elections, even though overseas voters could vote in state elections before Chris Christie pushed through a change in the law in 2017.

    Assemblywoman Joann Downey has introduced a bill, NJ A5306, to change the law back--and with your donation you can help get it passed!

    If you're from New Jersey, you can also directly help pass the bill for this campaign as a constituent. Contact Speaker Coughlin at 1-732-855-7441 and urge his staffers to put NJ A5306 on the schedule, which restores voting rights for NJ Overseas Voters. You can find a call script here!

    [Mobile device users, please scroll down to donate!]

    Your generosity makes sure we can keep working to make legislative change and help get out the vote for states that have elections this year!

    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.


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    Make a donation using the form on the left or join our sustaining donors Margin of Victory Club.

    Are you interested in joining the Democrats Abroad Margin of Victory Club and making a monthly donation? Would you like to use PayPal to make a donation? Contribute to Democrats Abroad through ActBlue

    Every dollar you give supports our work to elect Democrats who will fight to make a better life for ALL Americans. Join us by making a donation today.

    Candice Kerestan, International Chair - Democrats Abroad

    We need Democrats like you to commit to Democrats Abroad - your Democratic Party for overseas Americans. Contribute to Democrats Abroad today and help us register Americans all over the world for the 2021 and 2022 elections, reach out on issues that concern you and build a brighter future for our country and the world. With your help, we can make the difference. We did it all over the country in 2018! And we MADE the difference in 2020! And in Georgia in 2021! And we will continue to fight for Democratic victories and for issues that our members care about!

    If you are unable to contribute online, send us a US Dollar check with this form to the following address.

    Democrats Abroad
    PO Box 15130
    Washington DC 20003

    Thank you for your support!

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    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.


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  • wants to volunteer 2019-05-23 10:06:26 -0400


    Join our tiny actions team and receive regular emails outlining actions you can take to support issues that matter to Democrats and our allies. 

    Democrats Abroad's country committees need local volunteers. Volunteer by clicking on the "Countries" tab above, find your country, and contact your leaders directly.

    Do you want to help at a global level? We have more than a dozen global teams that work to keep our organization running. 

    Our global teams provide get out the vote help, communications, technology support and more to the all the grass roots volunteers working at the local level in Democrats Abroad. Regardless of where you live there is a team that needs your talent and dedication. Now is the time to join fellow Democrats and help fight for what's right. Any questions, write us at [email protected]

    Please check out our global team opportunities.


    Become a volunteer

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Votes in Washington State. Live in Japan since mid-80s, co-founded Japanese electronics trading company, DAJ national treasurer 2019~2021, DAJ national secretary 2021~23