Meet a DACN Board Member: Justin Fischer

Justin Fischer is an At-Large member of the board for Democrats Abroad China and is currently living in Shanghai. He is registered to vote in Missouri.

He has lived in six states in the past - Michigan, Alabama, Missouri, Florida, Arizona, and Georgia - but China is the only foreign country he has lived in.

Justin became earnestly interested in politics when George W. Bush became president after the 5-4 vote of the Supreme Court in Bush v Gore

He voted third party back then, which he now thinks was a mistake. The long-term consequences of that election made him realize how important it is to vote, and be engaged with a major political party.

Wealth disparity, curbing excessive corporate power, banking reform are important issues to him. 

He believes in building a humane policy toward immigrants and refugees. To that end, he has done volunteer work for the International Rescue Committee (IRC). 

The IRC responds to some of the world's worst crises, delivering aid that saves lives while paving the way for long-term recovery. Justin is currently a regular donor to that organization as well as to No Mas Muertes, which advocates for humane treatment of desperate immigrants crossing the southern border of the United States.

Justin works for a public relations agency in Shanghai that helps foreign companies get recognized in China and the APAC region.

If he were President for a day, he would "clean the ketchup stains and Diet Coke can rings off the Resolute Desk.”

Fighting the apathy and cynicism that seems to infect so much of the electorate is job number one for Justin. 

“As activists, we are surrounded by like-minded people with the same level of passion. But there are a lot of people out there who think the blame for our problems falls equally on both sides and have just thrown up their hands in frustration.”



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