Europe, Middle East & Africa

Don't live in one of these countries but want to get involved? 
Please send a message to Regional Vice-Chair for EMEA, Jennifer Rakow-Stepper, [email protected] or click HERE to check out news from our non-country committee countries!

If you would like to help develop a new Country Committee, we can also help. Just get in touch! 

DA Europe, Middle East & Africa Leadership:

Jennifer Rakow-Stepper
| Regional Vice Chair–EMEA, Member-at-Large–DA Austria
Caroline Ruchonnet
| DAUK Scotland Vice Chair, DAUK DPCA Voting Rep, DAUK ExCom, EMEA Deputy RVC,
Michelle Taube
| Voting Representative Denmark, EMEA Deputy RVC
Jim Mercereau
| DPCA Voting Rep, EMEA Deputy RVC
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  • News

    2021 Democrats Abroad Europe, Middle East, & Africa Regional Vice Chair Candidate Statements

    Note: Candidate statements originally posted 12 April 2021. Endorsements added 5 May 2021. Addendum to the Candidate Statement for Robert Crane added 11 May 2021.

    Please find below the candidate statements and photos submitted by 2021 candidates for Regional Vice Chair for Europe, Middle East, & Africa. They are in alphabetical order by last name and include photos if submitted. Candidate statements have not been edited.

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    Upcoming Events

    Monday, July 26, 2021 at 09:00 AM Time · 58 rsvps
    Zoom Webinar in Washington, DC

    Americans With Disabilities Act 31st Anniversary!

    The Democrats Abroad Global Caucuses, in support of the Global Disability Caucus-In-Formation, invite you to join us for a panel discussion where we’ll talk about the ADA, provide some context, raise issues and hear from a panel of DA members and others as they share their own experiences with disability and the challenges, issues and successes they have faced.  We hope to hear what they would want us to know about living with disability as well as what we can do to create a better DA for all members who are experiencing their own challenges.  We hope this will be just the beginning of many productive events and conversations in the coming months and years.

    In preparation for our event, we invite you to watch the documentary CRIP CAMP: A DISABILITY REVOLUTION on YouTube. It is 106 minutes and the executive producers are President B. Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama.

     Our Panelists:

    • Somer Matthews, M.Ed, LEAPS Doctoral Scholar, University of North Carolina Greensboro;
    • Max Macleod, Autism Advocate; Vice-Chair of DA Edmonton Chapter;
    • Anthony “Mike” Nitz, Vice-Chair of DA Vietnam;
    • Denise Roig, Published Author; Global Women’s Caucus Comms Team;
    • Heather Stone, Lawyer; Visually Impaired; DA Global Deputy International Counsel; President of DA Israel NPO.

    Our Moderators: 

    • Marnie Delaney, Formation Committee Chair of DA Global Disability Caucus; 
    • Elizabeth Blackbourn, Chair of DA China;
    • Ken Sherman, DA DNC Member and
    • Lissette Wright, DPCA Voting Rep for Canada.

    Our Volunteer ASL Interpreter: Dr. Kimmberli Sparkle Stowe, DA China Member

    Note:  The panel members will alternate, speaking 5-10 minutes and taking questions for 5-10 minutes. 

    DA Global Disability Caucus-In-Formation

    If you would like to be kept informed about the the work we are and will be doing. or if you would like to volunteer to work with the caucus-in-formation, please click here!

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    3:00 PM Paris, France
    7:30 PM Bangalore, India
    8:00 PM Hanoi, Vietnam
    9:00 PM Beijing, China

    Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 08:00 AM through August 22, 2021 Time · 109 rsvps

    August 2021 Global Meeting

    Democrats Abroad will hold our follow-up August 2021 Global Meeting entirely online.
    The meeting will be held across the weekend of August 21-22.

    Day 1 - August 21

    Time - EDT Time - CET Time - HKT Time - UTC
    Check-in 08:00 AM 14:00 PM 20:00 PM 12:00 PM
    Meeting start 08:30 AM 14:30 PM 20:30 PM 12:30 PM


    Day 2 - August 22

    Time - EDT Time - CET Time - HKT Time - UTC
    Check-in 08:00 AM 14:00 PM 20:00 PM 12:00 PM
    Meeting start 08:30 AM 14:30 PM 20:30 PM 12:30 PM

    Democrats Abroad Global Meetings are possible thanks to participant donations. You will be redirected to the donation page after you RSVP.

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    Links to the meetings will be emailed to all RSVPs during the week of August 9th. The tentative agenda is here

    Click Here to donate in support of the Global Meeting and DA's GOTV activities.

    Click Here to donate to the Travel Fund for the 2022 Global Meeting.