The EMEA Regional Meeting will kick-off on Friday night with
DNC Executive Director Sam Cornale at 18:30 CET
Welcome Borrel Hosted by DA Netherlands! at 19:00 CET
DA Netherlands invites you to join us as we host the virtual welcome of the 2021 EMEA regional meeting on Friday, October 1 at 6:30pm CET, complete with remarks from DNC Executive Director Sam Cornale and Professor Dr. Andy Tanenbaum of electoral-vote.com! From their unique persepctives, each will speak about the state of the midterms as well as highlight what states we need to focus on in 2022.
Afterwards, a fun and lively pub quiz will commence between those countries in attendance. In the Netherlands, we have "borrels" where we gather in the day or evenings with friends for good conversation, drinks and bites. Essentially, the Dutch version of a cocktail hour.
Grab your bites (don't forget the cheese!) and wine, beer (or drink of choice). And join us for a "gezelilg avond"!
Please note the event start time is now at 18:30 CET
About Our Speakers
|"Sam Cornale is the top staff person at the Democratic National Committee. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the DNC, including communications, opinion research, fundraising, data and technology, and the Party's work with outside partners and allies. Prior to serving the DNC, Cornale managed Tom Perez's successful campaign to lead the national party. Cornale joined the DNC in early 2017 to help lead the effort to rebuild the Party infrastructure and devote more resources to grassroots campaigns and organizing. He served as Tom Perez's personal Chief of Staff from 2017 - 2018 before assuming the Deputy CEO role, focusing on communications, data and technology, and major donor fundraising.
Cornale is a veteran of the Obama Administration, having served multiple cabinet secretaries and as the Deputy Chief of Staff to then-Labor Secretary Tom Perez. Cornale earned his degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin, where he now serves as an Adjunct Lecturer. While at the University of Wisconsin, he spent time working for State Senator Mark Miller (D-Madison). Cornale is a native of Madison, Wisconsin, and an obsessive follower of the Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his three-year-old Ridgeback, June, but Wisconsin is home."
Professor Dr. Andy Tanenbaum
"Andy Tanenbaum was born in New York City and grew up in suburban White Plains, New York. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from MIT and his Ph.D. degree in astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley. He moved to the Netherlands to live with his wife, who is Dutch, but he retains his United States citizenship. He teaches courses about Computer Organization and Operating Systems and supervises the work of Ph.D. candidates at the VU University Amsterdam. In 2004, Tanenbaum created electoral-vote.com, a website analyzing opinion polls for presidential elections, using them to project the outcome in the Electoral College. "