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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Climate Justice is Racial Justice, a Discussion with Jacqueline Patterson


If you missed it live, you can now view the DADK Black Caucus and Youth Caucus event Climate Justice is Racial Justice, a Discussion with Jacqueline Patterson here

Recorded on April 27th 7-8:30pm this virtual event was hosted by DADK Black Caucus and Youth Caucus.The event began with a short presentation followed by a discussion with Jacqueline Patterson about the intersection of race, climate change, and electoral politics. Jacqueline Patterson is the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.

You can follow the DA Denmark Black Caucus on Facebook here and the DA Denmark Youth Caucus here


Welcome to the DADK Executive Committee for 2021-2023

The DA-Denmark Executive Committee for 2021-2023 was elected at the DADK Annual General Meeting on March 20th, 2021. We are excited to welcome: Chesney McKinley Severance (Chair), Paul Martin Schwartz (Vice-Chair), Joe Simon (Counsel), Natasha Rogen (Secretary), Judy Williams (Treasurer), Rusty Seltz (Member-at-Large), Michelle Taube (Voting Representative), and Suchi Vatsa Jensen (Member-at-Large).


DA-Denmark Welcome

Photo by Nikolaj F. Rasmussen

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 Chesney McKinley Severance at [email protected].

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.: 9570, Account: 13006024

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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Join Democrats Abroad now!


Rules for the 2021 DA-Denmark elections

1. Nominations for the 2021 Democrats Abroad Denmark Executive Committee and Voting Representative elections must be submitted to the Nominations Committee by 8 pm on Monday, 15 February, and The Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) will send its recommendations to the membership by Thursday, 18 February. Any Democrats Abroad Denmark member who is not recommended by the Nominations Committee may announce their candidacy via email to the NEC by 8 pm on Saturday, 6 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 2021 Democrats Abroad Denmark election, one must be registered as a member of Democrats Abroad Denmark by Saturday, 6 March, which is 14 days before the Annual General Meeting to be held on by Saturday, 20 March 2021.

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, 7 March and Wednesday, 10 March. Electronic voting will close at 8 pm on Friday, 19 March. Any electronic votes received after 8 pm will be considered invalid. Those members who miss the cutoff time for electronic voting will still be allowed to at the Annual General Meeting, or by sending a proxy to a member attending the meeting.

5. All votes, including AGM, by proxy, and electronic, will be tallied by tellers 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 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. 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, 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, 19 March. Any proxies received by the Secretary after 8 pm will not be accepted, yet may instead be sent to individual members attending the Annual General Meeting. More information about voting by proxy can be found in the Democrats Abroad Denmark Bylaws Section 11.9.

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.


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 2019 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.


Thank you for volunteering!

If you got to this page by clicking on the link in our email, you've been added to our list of potential volunteers. We'll send an email with more information about volunteering soon, but if you really want to get started, email us at [email protected] or reply to any DA-Denmark mailing. We hope to see you soon!