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Candidate Statement for DAG Stuttgart Chapter Chair

Candidate for Democrats Abroad Stuttgart Chapter Chair 2017-2019

Sumner ShermanCandidate Statement

As the Democratic Party Plans a new strategy.  I need your support of my candidacy for Stuttgart Chapter Chair. Our membership is large and we need to build our local organization with more activities/events. This is will be a difficult challenge. We must continue to GOTV and make more people aware of the importance of voting. It has been a privilege to serve as your chapter chair and I need your support. 
Thank you.
Sumner Sherman

 


Candidate Statement for Terese M. Sarno

 

Date: 12/15/16

 

Terese M. Sarno

Candidate for Democrats Abroad Kaiserslautern Chapter Chair 2017-2019

 

Candidate Statement

As the Democratic Party considers new organizational strategies, I ask for your support of my candidacy for Kaiserslautern Chapter Chair. With our active membership, I would like to build on the numerous successes of our local organization by organizing more activities. As we embark on this challenging period in our history, we must continue to build our membership and make more people aware of our policies and the importance of voting in all elections.

 

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Member of Democrats Abroad Kaiserslautern since l987

Activity with the Democratic Party started many years ago in Boston as a Young Dem volunteer with Governor Endicott Peabody

 

Leadership Experience

-Federal Education Association (FEA)* Kaiserslautern District Representative, 6 years

-Federal Education Association (FEA)* Kaiserslautern Area Education Association President,

 10 years

-Overseas Art Education Association (OAEA/NAEA) President, 20 years

*Federal Education Association (FEA) is the teachers' union for educators in the Department of

 Defense Dependents Schools in Europe, the Pacific, and Stateside.

 


DAG Chapter Chair Elections

All 10 Democrats Abroad Germany Chapters will hold Chapter Chair Elections during the first quarter of 2017.

Elections for positions in Democrats Abroad Germany (DAG) happen every two years. Any registered member of DAG who has been a member for at least 28 days may announce their candidacy. 

Everyone is encouraged to consider nominations and participate in the election.

Please refer to The Rules for the Election of DAG Chapter Chairs  https://de.scribd.com/document/334218745/DAGChapterChairElections

and the DAG Chapter Chair Duties https://de.scribd.com/document/334218743/ChapterChairBasicResponsibilities and contact your chapter chair or DAG Chair [email protected] should you have any questions.


DAG Is Thankful For You!

Whether you were able to celebrate with friends and family in Germany, or just scrolled longingly through social media feeds bursting with pictures of Turkey galore last Thursday, Americans all over the world took a moment to reflect on their fortunes in life and give thanks. We here at DAG are thankful for you! As members, you have all taken the important step of staying engaged to the electoral process. While we all lament the results earlier this month, we must begin our path forward. Do your part by expanding our membership and directing friends and family to register with us at http://www.democratsabroad.org/join to stay informed about initiatives and expanding movements in the coming years to protect and preserve the progress we have made. DA Germany has organized over decades and will continue its work and expand next month, next year, next mid-term election cycle, and beyond. Outrage is not enough, get informed, get involved!

Whether you were able to celebrate with friends and family in Germany, or just scrolled longingly through social media feeds bursting with pictures of Turkey galore last Thursday, Americans all over the world took a moment to reflect on their fortunes in life and give thanks. We here at DAG are thankful for you! As members, you have all taken the important step of staying engaged to the electoral process. While we all lament the results earlier this month, we must begin our path forward. Do your part by expanding our membership and directing friends and family to register with us at //http://www.democratsabroad.org/join// to stay informed about initiatives and expanding movements in the coming years to protect and preserve the progress we have made. DA Germany has organized over decades and will continue its work and expand, next month, next year, next mid-term election cycle, and beyond. Outrage is not enough, get informed, get involved!


DA Germany Weihnachtsmarkt!

 

As the holiday season approaches, check out our DAG Weihnachtsmarkt with memorabilia from our initiatives over the years. All items make a great gift for friends and family members around the world!


Stronger Together, Until The End!

DAG is thrilled and infinitely thankful to its volunteers who have given so much from the beginning of the Primary, until the final days of the General Election! We have advanced and explored new means of getting out the vote - from very successful Facebook and YouTube ads, to thousands of calls with DPCA's new phone banking software.

While membership numbers and voter registration has flourished, the DAG account has suffered a tremendous strain. We are grateful to everyone who has supported DA Germany financially throughout the process, enabling our masses of volunteers to advance our goals.

In this final week, we ask everyone to join us in standing together, and declaring in one voice that we support the Democratic Party Candidates, down the ballot, and reject the demagogic rhetoric that has arisen across the aisle. Please consider making a gift of 25 EUR to DA Germany and receive the limited edition "She Wins, We Win" button - AND - "The Bad Hombre" - or - "Nasty Woman" Button!

 

Please complete this form (https://goo.gl/forms/V62vXFGIEwTqWM6W2) and transfer your gift to DA Germany's account via: 

     Name: DEMOCRATS ABROAD GERMANY
     IBAN: DE04 5405 0220 0140 2702 99
     SWIFT-BIC: MALADE51KLK

These buttons will also be available in person at our election night festivities across Germany, and to our most dedicated, special donors.


DAG in the German News!

The Americans outside the US have already decided on a presidential election and could do it again - see the Article in Zeit Online.


NRW Launches New Ruhrgebiet Precint!

John Grosser, an American in Dortmund, assumes new role as Precinct Captain for DA Germany in the "Ruhrgebiet", intensifying efforts in the area!
As Americans at home and abroad feel the pressing of time, this is just one way DAG is mobilizing its members for Hillary Clinton, and Democrats running at every level of office!
 
John, along with DA Germany Chair Quaide Williams, will organize a voter registration stand between 11-1:30pm at:
Reinoldi-Kirche
Ostenhellweg 2
44135 Dortmund
A gathering at Vapiano's on Silberstr. 22 in Dortmund will follow. Come join the group and celebrate the official inauguration of the new NRW Precinct: "Ruhrgebiet"!
John studies mathematics in Dortmund and can be seen below with Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV)!
Phone: 015144554751
Twitter: @MindOnMath

Phonebanking in full swing in Germany!

Meet Chet Durnal

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Member of DAG, Stuttgart Chapter

"DA is one of the few ways that the issues facing Americans living abroad can reach our representatives.”

One of the first things Chet did when he and his spouse returned to Germany in 2010 was to join DAG. They retired in 2013 and now live at Lake Constance, working as a Stuttgart Chapter “field office”.

He signed up with the Democrats Abroad Get Out The Vote efforts and volunteered to help with Phone Banking because “I will do anything I can to insure that Donald Trump does not become president. Also, “down ballot” Republicans need to be removed.”

Chet found that some people called said that they will not vote. “This bothers me because veterans, including my spouse, fought for our right to vote. I don’t get into a discussion with the non voters because we still need their support. I feel all should at least register or check their registration.”

Phonebanking is the most effective tool to get out the Democrats Abroad vote and to clear up some misconceptions. For example, some think that when they registered for the DA Global Presidential Primary in March, they had registered for the General Election as well. But this is not the case. For the General Election every American must register in his or her home state and apply for an absentee ballot.

Join Chet in making some calls every day! Join the DA Phone Banker team: http://www.democratsabroad.org/voter_support_Team

 


Senator Tim Kaine has a special message for National Voter Registration Day in the US and overseas!

View Senator Tim Kaine's message and make sure you register to vote and request your absentee ballot by going to www.VoteFromAbroad.org