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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Denmark

Welcome to DA-Denmark, the home for American Democrats in Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. If you're an American living in Denmark or one of its territories, subscribe to the principles of the Democratic Party, and will be 18 years old by Election Day in November 2020, please join us by clicking the Join link at the bottom of this post.

If you have any questions, you're welcome to contact DADK's chairperson Kimberly Chopin at chair[AT]democratsabroad.dk.

There are no membership fees in DADK, so DADK relies on contributions from its members. If you would like to contribute to DADK (and you MUST be a US citizen to do so), here is the bank account information: Reg.: 5479, Account: 7626840

If you're in Copenhagen on the first Tuesday of the month, please join us from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at our First Tuesday event. Check our events page to see where we are meeting. For those of you who are new to DADK, the First Tuesday events are informal social gatherings, a great opportunity to socialize, network, and discuss politics with your fellow Americans. Suggested (but not required) cash contributions of 50 kr. will be gladly accepted, but only from US citizens.

Want to know a bit more about the inner workings of DADK? You can find our bylaws here.

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DA Denmark Leadership:

Kimberly Chopin
| Chair Denmark
David S. Miller
| Vice Chair Denmark
Judith Williams
| Treasurer Denmark
Joseph Simon
| Counsel Denmark
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  • News

    AGM Election Results, and the DADK Executive Committee for 2019-2021

    Congratulations to our 2019-2021 Executive Committee and Voting Representative, elected at our March 16th, 2019 Annual General Meeting. Front row left to right: Michelle Taube (Voting Representative), Vibeke Lybro (Secretary), Kimberly Chopin (Chair), Judy Williams (Treasurer), Paul Martin Schwartz (Member at Large). Back row left to right: David S. Miller (Vice Chair), Joe Simon (Counsel), Jerrel Burney (Member-at-Large). 

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    Rules for the Democrats Abroad Denmark elections

    1. Nominations for the 2019 Democrats Abroad Denmark Executive Committee and Voting Representative elections must be submitted to the Nominations Committee by noon on Friday, 8 February, and The Nominations Committee will send its recommendations to the membership by Thursday, 14 February. Any Democrats Abroad Denmark member who is not recommended by the Nominations Committee may announce their candidacy via email to the Nominations Committee by noon on Saturday, 2 March. Nominations will not be allowed from the floor unless there is no declared candidate for the position, or if there is no candidate for Vice Chair who is of different sex than Chair (see definition below).

    2. In order to vote in the 2019 Democrats Abroad Denmark election, one must be registered as a member of Democrats Abroad Denmark by Saturday, 2 March, which is 14 days before the Annual General Meeting to be held on by Saturday, 16 March 2019.

    3. Voting in-person, electronically, and via proxy is allowed.

    4. The link to the electronic ballot and all candidate statements will be sent by email no more than 13 days and no less than 10 days before the Annual General Meeting, that is between Sunday, 3 March and Wednesday, 6 March. Electronic voting will close at 8 pm on Friday, 15 March. Any electronic votes received after 8 pm on Friday, 15 March will be considered invalid. Those members who miss the cutoff time for electronic voting will still be allowed to vote in-person at the Annual General Meeting, or by sending a proxy to a member attending the meeting in person.

    5. All votes, including in-person, by proxy, and electronically, will be tallied by tellers appointed at the Annual General Meeting, and the results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting as well as via email.

    6. The Chair and the Vice Chair must be of different sex, according to the following, which is based on the proposed revision of the Democrats Abroad Denmark Bylaws Section 4.1, and which is in accordance with the Democrats Abroad Charter:

    The Chair and Vice Chair shall be of different sex, as declared by each candidate to the Nominations Committee at the time of declaring candidacy for office. For the purposes of this Section, the term “sex” is defined as male, female, intersex, or any other classification of sex or gender that is legally recognized by any state or federal jurisdiction within the United States of America.

    7. Candidates may run for only one position. The tallying of votes for Chair shall take precedence over the tallying of votes for the other positions. For the position of Vice Chair, members shall vote for a candidate of different sex than the candidate for whom they voted for Chair.

    8. For the position of Member-at-Large, the candidates with the highest and second highest number of votes will be elected as the two Members-at-Large.

    9. Proxies on paper or via email may be given to members who will be attending the Annual General Meeting in person, up to the time of the meeting. No member may carry more than two proxies alongside the member’s own vote. Proxies sent to the Secretary must be received via email not later than 8 pm on Friday, 15 March. Any proxies received by the Secretary after 8 pm on Friday, 15 March will not be accepted, yet may instead be sent to individual members attending the Annual General Meeting in person. More information about voting by proxy can be found in the existing Democrats Abroad Denmark Bylaws Section 12.8.

    10. If there is a tie for an elected position, the Nominations Committee shall call an immediate, on-the-spot runoff election by secret ballot with the participation of those present at the Annual General Meeting.

    11. Challenges to an election process may be made to the Nominations Committee prior to and no later than 7 days after the election. Challenges to an election result may be made to the Nominations Committee within 7 days after the election. Any challenges shall be adjudicated by the Nominations Committee in consultation with the Chair, who will consult with the Executive Committee.

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, March 03, 2020 at 12:00 PM · 12 rsvps
    Hotel Guldsmeden Babette in Copenhagen K, Denmark

    2020 Global Presidential Primary in Copenhagen

    Attention Americans living Denmark: Your vote counts! And did you know you can vote in person? Democrats Abroad is considered an official state party within the Democratic Party, and we will be holding our own Global Presidential Primary elections in March 2020. We will provide a voting center on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Hotel Guldsmeden Babette in Copenhagen (Bredgade 78 1260 Copenhagen K). Voting will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Democrats Abroad will send 21 delegates from around the globe who will represent our party in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from July 13–16, 2020 at the Democratic National Convention. The presidential candidate for November 2020 will be selected there. Don’t miss the opportunity to let your vote count in what might be the most important election of your lifetime!

    Come vote! Please invite and share this with your American friends and colleagues.

    Some Frequently Asked Questions:
    ***Who is eligible to participate?***
    Democrats Abroad has just a few requirements for voting in the primary:
    - Be abroad and be a U.S. citizen
    - Be a member of Democrats Abroad
    - Be 18 years old as of November 3, 2020
    - Have not voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary.

    ***What if I’m not a member of Democrats Abroad?***
    You can sign up any time between now and up to and including the day of the primary in order to vote in the Global Presidential Primary. Democrats Abroad allows same day registration for voters participating in the Global Presidential Primary. Voters may register in-person or by signing up here. (https://www.democratsabroad.org/join.)

    ** I can’t attend the event but want to vote. What can I do? **
    If you can’t join us in person, as long as you’re a member of Democrats Abroad, you can also vote remotely. Look for your primary ballot in your inbox on February 18, 2020.

    *** Can I vote in the Global Presidential Primary and in my home state’s primary? ***
    You can only vote once in the presidential primary. That means that if you vote in the Global Primary you can still vote in your home state down-ballot primary races (such as for your congressperson). Just skip the presidential question on your home state’s ballot.

    ***I've already requested received my overseas absentee ballots for this year from my home state. Why should I participate in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary instead of voting in my home state’s presidential primary?***
    While thousands and thousands of people will participate in the Global Presidential Primary this year, millions will vote in your home state. That means that, as an individual, your primary vote with Democrats Abroad is more powerful than if you were to vote in, say, California — in fact, 4 times more powerful!

    In addition, Dems Abroad votes earlier than a lot of other states (including Florida, Illinois, Ohio, NewYork, and Pennsylvania), meaning that you have an earlier chance in shaping the outcome of the primary process by voting with us.

    *** Who will win the Global Presidential Primary? ***
    That’s up to you to decide! We’ll be announcing the results of our primary on March 23, 2020, so stay tuned!

    *** I have questions about voting. ***
    Please email gotv@democratsabroad.org so we can help!

    ***I have questions about the Global Primary in Denmark. ***
    Please email chair@democratsabroad.dk or info-denmark@da.org and we’ll get back to you soon.

    *** I'm a journalist and would like to interview someone or cover the primary. ***
    Please email Chesney McKinley Severance [cmcseverance@gmail.com] with your question or request, she'll be in touch right away.

    Saturday, March 07, 2020 at 11:00 AM · 1 rsvp
    Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark

    2020 Global Presidential Primary in Aarhus

    Attention Americans living Denmark: Your vote counts! And did you know you can vote in person? Democrats Abroad is considered an official state party within the Democratic Party, and we will be holding our own Global Presidential Primary elections in March 2020. For the first time we are providing a voting center in Jutland on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Dokk1's Undervisningslokale 1 in Aarhus (Dokk1, Hack Kampmanns Pl 2). Voting will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
     
    Democrats Abroad will send 21 delegates from around the globe who will represent our party in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from July 13–16, 2020 at the Democratic National Convention. The presidential candidate for November 2020 will be selected there. Don’t miss the opportunity to let your vote count in what might be the most important election of your lifetime!
     
    Come vote! Please invite and share this with your American friends and colleagues.
     
    Some Frequently Asked Questions:
    ***Who is eligible to participate?***
    Democrats Abroad has just a few requirements for voting in the primary:
    - Be abroad and be a U.S. citizen
    - Be a member of Democrats Abroad
    - Be 18 years old as of November 3, 2020
    - Have not voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary.
     
    ***What if I’m not a member of Democrats Abroad?***
    You can sign up any time between now and up to and including the day of the primary in order to vote in the Global Presidential Primary. Democrats Abroad allows same day registration for voters participating in the Global Presidential Primary. Voters may register in-person or by signing up here. (https://www.democratsabroad.org/join.)
     
    ** I can’t attend the event but want to vote. What can I do? **
    If you can’t join us in person, as long as you’re a member of Democrats Abroad, you can also vote remotely. Look for your primary ballot in your inbox on February 18, 2020.
     
    *** Can I vote in the Global Presidential Primary and in my home state’s primary? ***
    You can only vote once in the presidential primary. That means that if you vote in the Global Primary you can still vote in your home state down-ballot primary races (such as for your congressperson). Just skip the presidential question on your home state’s ballot.
     
    ***I've already requested received my overseas absentee ballots for this year from my home state. Why should I participate in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary instead of voting in my home state’s presidential primary?***
    While thousands and thousands of people will participate in the Global Presidential Primary this year, millions will vote in your home state. That means that, as an individual, your primary vote with Democrats Abroad is more powerful than if you were to vote in, say, California — in fact, 4 times more powerful!
     
    In addition, Dems Abroad votes earlier than a lot of other states (including Florida, Illinois, Ohio, NewYork, and Pennsylvania), meaning that you have an earlier chance in shaping the outcome of the primary process by voting with us.
     
    *** Who will win the Global Presidential Primary? ***
    That’s up to you to decide! We’ll be announcing the results of our primary on March 23, 2020, so stay tuned!
     
    *** I have questions about voting. ***
    Please email gotv@democratsabroad.org so we can help!
     
    ***I have questions about the Global Primary in Denmark. ***
    Please email chair@democratsabroad.dk or info-denmark@da.org and we’ll get back to you soon.
     
    *** I'm a journalist and would like to interview someone or cover the primary. ***
    Please email Chesney McKinley Severance [cmcseverance@gmail.com] with your question or request, she'll be in touch right away.