Düsseldorf-Ruhr Region

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Düsseldorf-Ruhr Region!

DA Düsseldorf-Ruhr Region is a chapter of DA Germany, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Germany. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in the Düsseldorf-Ruhr region please contact us.

[email protected]

DA Düsseldorf-Ruhr Region Leadership:

Mason Sims
| Dusseldorf-Ruhr Chapter Vice Chair
Aileen Dinin
| DPCA Representative, Germany; Düsseldorf-Ruhr Region Chapter Chair
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  • News

    2023 Düsseldorf-Ruhr Region Chapter Elections

    2023 Chapter Elections

     

    Overview

    All DA Germany chapters hold elections for new officers in the first quarter of every odd-number year.

    The DA Germany Chapter Nominations and Elections Committee oversees the full process.

    You must be present to vote.  Online attendance is considered present.   Please RSVP for the meeting so we know how many people plan to attend.

    Election Rules

    The election rules are defined in the DA Germany By-Laws and the DA Germany Chapter Election Rules.  

    2023 Election Time

    Date:  Saturday, March 11

    Meeting Start Time:  15:30

    Election Start Time:  16:00

    RSVP Link:  Click Here

    Note that the RSVP confirmation will include the link for the on-line meeting.   Please be sure to save it.

    Elected Positions

    The chapter will be electing officers for the following positions:

    • Chair
    • Vice-Chair
    • Secretary
    • GOTV Coordinator
    • Press Coordinator
    • Communications Coordinator

    Click here to read the job descriptions.

    Please note that per DA rules, the Chair and Vice-Chair must be of different gender.   Gender rules do not apply to any other positions.

    Nomination Process

    Any member of the chapter can self-nominate or be nominated by any other member of the relevant chapter of DA Germany. All nominees must have been a member of DA Germany for at least 30 days prior to the election date and also must be a member of the chapter.

    The cutoff for nominations is 14 days prior to the election.   Click here for the nomination form.

    Each nominee must confirm they are willing to serve.   They will be given an opportunity to submit a candidate statement and up to 3 endorsement letters.

    Additional nominations can be made during the election meeting but those nominations will require a second from another DA member of the chapter for the candidate to be added to the ballot.

    Candidates

    [A list of all candidates along with links to their candidate statements will be posted here after the nomination deadline.]

    INFORMATION SESSIONS AND QUESTIONS

    We will be hosting some online information sessions where you can ask about the election positions, election rules, chapter information or other related DA questions. Please RSVP to receive the link to the session. 

    • Sunday, February 5, 14:00-15:00 - RSVP here
    • Monday, February 13, 19:00-20:00 - RSVP here
    • Wednesday, February 22, 19:00-20:00 - RSVP here 

    If you have any questions, you can send them to the Chapter Nominations and Elections Committee at [email protected] 

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    2021 Dusseldorf-Ruhr Elections

    The 2021 chapter office elections will be on Saturday February 27.   Click here for details.

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 02:00 PM Berlin Time · 2 rsvps
    Xafé at Stadtbucherei Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Germany

    Coffee, Cake & Current Events

    Welcome to our discussion series, intended to allow us to reach across our 'big tent' party and talk about issues of the day.

    All members, new and returning, are welcome to join us for open dialogue - all questions are possible, we want to foster an atmosphere where there are no forbidden topics or 'dumb questions'!

    Join us (hopefully face to face in Düsseldorf) to start the conversation - we will be meeting at the cafe in the Stadtbücherei Düsseldorf (go up two floors from the Lidl at Konrad Adenauer Platz 1). Look for the Democrats Abroad sign on the table to find us. Please RSVP to be notified of any COVID-related changes.

    Monday, February 13, 2023 at 07:00 PM Berlin Time · 6 rsvps
    Zoom in Berlin, Germany

    Information Session for Potential Candidates for DAG Chapter Elections

    DAG chapter elections are right around the corner! Are you interested in running for a position in your chapter’s elections? Learn more about opportunities in your chapter and all you need to know about being a candidate at the Information Session for Potential Candidates on Monday, February 13, 2023 from 7-8pm CET. We'll be there to answer any of your questions!

    Please RSVP to receive the meeting link.