Vice Chair, Germany; Global Co-Chair, AAPI Caucus

Even though we live abroad, it's important that U.S. citizens make sure to use their right to vote and I enjoy helping make sure that more U.S. citizens know about this right and use it.

  • DPCA Global Meeting - Vote on 2024 Delegate Selection Plan



    Calling All DPCA Officers... to Vote On 2024 Delegate Selection Plan


    We are excited to announce that the DPCA will be convening a Global Meeting on

    Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 08:00 AM EDT (14:00 PM CET // 20:00 PM HKT // 22:00 PM AEST)!

    ❖ Role Call 07:30 Am EDT ❖

    The DPCA voting body will vote on the approval of the 2024 Delegate Selection Plan.

    This will be held online via WebEx and is open to all DA members.

    During this meeting we will also vote to confirm our 2023 Global Annual General Meeting dates and location

    (announced as June 9-11, 2023, in Washington, D.C.).

    RSVP below!

    Connection details will be emailed to all Democrats Abroad member RSVP's closer to the meeting date.

    Every four years, the Democratic Party begins designing the Delegate Selection Rules and a resulting nominating process for the next presidential election.

    While the Rules drafting process begins anew after each Presidential election, many norms and traditions carry over, including a rule that lets some states hold their nominating contest early, which in 2024 will be South Carolina, Nevada & New Hampshire, Michigan, and Georgia.

    Democrats Abroad has worked hard at crafting our Delegate Selection Plan, which is the guiding document as we play our part in nominating our Party's 2024 nominees for President and Vice President of the United States.

    You can review a copy of our draft 2024 Delegate Selction Plan which was posted for public comment on our website on March 6, 2023, and submit your by writing to [email protected] through April 5, 2023.

    (Please include the page and line number your feedback refers to in your email. Thank you!)

    NOTICE: This meeting will be recorded, including audio, video, and any materials exchanged or viewed during the session.

    April 22, 2023 at 8:00am
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  • rsvped for DSP Town Hall 2023-03-14 07:57:00 -0400

    DSP Town Hall



    Town Hall on Democrats Abroad's Delegate Selection Plan!


    Join us on April 02 at 03:00 AM US Eastern

    (AP friendly time)

    Across the US and world, all 57 Democratic state parties are at work planning the 2024 presidential primary contest, specifically by developing a Delegate Selection Plan unique to their state party. In a nutshell, the DSP is a binding document that defines how each state party will run their 2024 presidential primary and select delegates to send to the 2024 Democratic National Convention.

    Each state party must submit a final delegate selection plan to the Democratic National Committee by May 3, 2023. Prior to that, there must be a 30-day public comment period, launched on March 6.

    Please join this Town Hall to give feedback, learn more, and ask questions about the 2024 Delegate Selection Plan.

    The final draft DSP must then be approved by Democrats Abroad's elected leaders (vote scheduled for April 22 DPCA Meeting) prior to submission on May 3, 2023.

    You can review a copy of our draft 2024 Delegate Selction Plan which was posted for public comment on our website on March 6, 2023. Public comments on the draft are to be submitted on the form here through April 5, 2023.

    (Please include the page and line number your feedback refers to in your email. Thank you!)

    Convert to local time here:

    April 02, 2023 at 3:00am
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  • published DA Germany AGM Prize Draw in Events 2023-03-07 10:26:17 -0500

    DA Germany AGM Prize Draw

    As an additional part of our fundraising efforts, we will be hosting a prize draw and silent auction as part of our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, March 25th (make sure to RSVP). Prizes include a Betsy Ross flag, hand-knitted sweater, homemade Christmas cookies, Korean cooking class, and more!

    For those attending the Annual General Meeting in person, you will receive physical tickets for the prize draw. For those online, tickets with your name will be included in the physical draw taking place. Participants will be entered to win any one of the available prizes.

    Ticket donations for the prize draw must be received, or you must provide proof of a donation transfer, by March 25 at 20:00 CET.

    Once the prize draw closes, winners will be chosen at random for each of the available prizes. Prize winners who are not attending the AGM in person will be contacted the following day and shipping of the prize(s) will be arranged.

    Read more about the prizes and enter the silent auction here.

    March 25, 2023 at 6:00pm
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  • attended 2023 DA Germany Annual General Meeting 2023-02-01 02:03:07 -0500

    2023 DA Germany Annual General Meeting

    2023 will be an important year for Democrats Abroad Germany to come back together and reestablish our strong community of members. This will be our year to establish the foundation necessary to make sure we can hit the ground running in 2024. At Democrats Abroad Germany, our goal will always be to get each and every U.S. citizen in Germany to vote.

    After almost three years of mainly meeting online, we are pleased to invite you to our upcoming Annual General Meeting in Ingelheim am Rhein. The official meeting will take place at the iCC Konferenzzentrum in Ingelheim from Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26.

    If you are unable to attend in person, you still have the option to join the meeting online. To attend online, just RSVP to this event and we will share the login information a few days prior to the meeting.

    We will also elect our new Executive Committee (ExCom). These are the leaders of DA Germany and includes several officers, nine at-large coordinators, and 14 Voting Representatives. You can learn more about the election process, who's running, and how you can run yourself here.


    Friday, March 24

    • Starting at 17:00: A welcome cocktail reception to connect with each other over drinks.

    Saturday, March 25

    8:30 Registration at the iCC Konferenzzentrum
    9:00-9:30 Welcome and Chair’s Report: Look back at 2022
    9:30-10:00 Treasurer's Report
    10:00-10:15 Presentation by the International Chair
    10:15-10:30 Announcement of reports from the chapters, at-large coordinator, caucuses, and DPCA Voting Representatives
    10:30-11:00 Break
    11:00-11:30 Vice Chair's Report: Looking ahead & how to get involved
    11:30-11:40 State Teams Report
    11:40-12:15 Volunteer Recognition
    12:15-13:00 Lunch
    13:00-18:00 Elections
    19:00 Dinner at the Winzerkeller
    20:30 Guest Speakers: Andrea Chalupa & Jared Yates Sexton

    Sunday, March 26

    • 10:00
      • Members of the newly elected Executive Committee will hold their first meeting to discuss the next steps and to get a chance to meet everyone.
      • For those that are not from the region, we will visit the Museum bei der Kaiserpfalz for a guided tour. This includes the Ingelheim Imperial Palace, which served emperors and kings as a lodging and a ruling seat. Following the tour, everyone is welcome to have lunch together at a local restaurant.


    For in-person attendance, we are asking for a donation of $35 for the main meeting on Saturday. The cost for meals are as follows:

    • Friday cocktail reception: $15
    • Saturday lunch: $10
    • Saturday gala dinner (three-course meal): $65

    Under the rules of the Democratic Party and Democrats Abroad, a fee for attending the meeting is not allowed. However, we kindly ask for a donation to cover use of the iCC Konferenzzentrum, drinks (coffee, tea, water, and more), technical equipment, copies, and supplies. We ask that you donate this amount to help us avoid drawing down the DA Germany treasury, which is devoted to getting out the vote. Participants do have to pay for meals.

    We will collect information regarding any food allergies prior to the meeting to ensure that everyone will have something to eat.

    If you are participating online, we would ask you to still consider making a donation of $15. To attend online, just RSVP to this event and we will share the login information a few days prior to the meeting.

    Prize Draw and Silent Auction

    As an additional part of our fundraising efforts, DA Germany will be hosting an AGM prize draw and silent auction. There will be a wonderful variety of exciting items you can win!

    For the prize draw, tickets are as follows: $5 for 1 ticket or $20 for 5 tickets. You can get your tickets ahead of the event here or in-person at the AGM!

    More information about the items available for the silent auction and the chance to place a bid are available here.


    The Wiesbaden-Mainz Chapter has compiled a list of hotels and additional travel-related information for participants. Rooms for DA Germany have been reserved at IBB Hotel Ingelheim. Please call or email the hotel to ask for a room. More information on how to reserve a room can be found here.


    We urge you to attend and vote in our upcoming election, as well as to consider running for one of the leadership positions. All details about the election can be found in the DA Germany Elections Rules and Procedures. To participate in the elections, you must RSVP to attend the AGM (via this event page) by 11:00 CET on Saturday, March 25.

    The Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) will be hosting online information sessions where potential candidates can ask about the election positions, election rules, DA Germany Executive Committee or other related DA Germany questions. The dates and times for these sessions will be announced soon.

    These DAG Executive Committee positions will be elected for two-year terms at the AGM:

    • Chair
    • Vice Chair
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Academic Outreach Coordinator
    • Advertising Coordinator
    • Caucus Coordinator
    • Chapter Development Coordinator
    • Communications Coordinator
    • Events & Fundraising Coordinator
    • Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Coordinator
    • Membership & IT Coordinator
    • Press Coordinator
    • 14 DPCA Voting Representatives

    Please review this document that includes detailed job descriptions for all positions.

    To run in the election, a candidate must have been a member of DA for at least 30 days and reside in Germany on the day of the AGM (March 25).

    The deadline for early nominations and candidate statements was Monday, February 27 at noon. Nominations may also be made from the floor on the day of the election.

    A list of candidates can be found on the DAG Election page. Letters of endorsement will be posted by March 13.

    More detailed information on how to run in the election and how to participate in the election is available on the DAG Elections page.

    Stipends for Attending

    DA Germany understands the accompanying financial cost of attending the AGM, which is why we are offering five stipends to enable more members to attend. The deadline to apply for a stipend has passed. 

    Changes to DA Germany Bylaws 

    While we discussed and voted on amendments to DA Germany’s Bylaws at last year's AGM, and we typically strive to do this only every other year due to time constraints, you still have the right to submit proposed amendments to the Bylaws Committee. Members were welcome to propose an amendment by February 20, 2023. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

    You can find a copy of the current DAG bylaws here to help you formulate proposed changes. The bylaws were last amended in March 2022.

    Once you RSVP to attend, you will be taken to the ticket page to purchase the meals and to donate to attend the meeting.

    March 24, 2023 at 5:00pm - March 26, 2023 at 12:00pm
    Konferenzzentrum Ingelheim iCC
    Binger Str 99
    Ingelheim 55218
    Google map and directions
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  • donated via 2022-12-21 03:19:11 -0500

  • published 2022 DA Germany AAPI Caucus Retreat in AAPI Caucus 2022-11-14 12:40:13 -0500

    Democrats Abroad AAPI Retreat 2022 in Berlin Update

    Thanks to everyone who came out to support the AAPI Caucus of DA Germany this past weekend. It was our very first in-person event after our caucus was established and we were excited to spend time with one another. The AAPI Caucus is small, but we hope to become bigger and stronger in the next few years.

    During the retreat, we focused on what types of programs we would like to plan, how do we find other AAPI members, and collaborate with DA chapters, specifically within Europe and at the global level. Another goal is to focus on AAPI outreach and get out the vote for 2024. The AAPI vote is critical, and our voices are powerful!

    We also got to know one another and discussed the important issues that we face in our communities in the US and Germany. The retreat brought us closer, and we also had fun exploring different Asian restaurants around Berlin! We look forward to our next event and meeting everyone soon!

    Saehee and Wy Ming
    Democrats Abroad Germany AAPI Caucus


  • published The Role of AAPI Voters In Midterms in News 2022-11-06 13:15:16 -0500

    The Role of AAPI Voters In Midterms

    Written by: Esha Banerjee

    This Tuesday, November 8, voters will line around the block to commence the long-awaited midterms. With all 435 House seats, 35 senate seats, and 36 gubernatorial positions on the ballot, these midterms will undoubtedly change state and local politics. The impact is even more substantial considering the current division in Congress. It is teetering between a Democratic or Republican majority- the Senate has a 50 to 48 Republican to Democrat ratio, while the House holds a 224 to 213 Democrat to Republican ratio, with 3 vacant seats. Clearly, the upcoming midterms have great significance for U.S. citizens, but what do they mean for Asian Americans specifically? How will the issues at stake affect them, and how might this sway their votes?

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  • published U.S. Midterms 2022 in DAG in the News 2022-10-09 11:25:45 -0400

  • published Register Together 2022 in Germany in News 2022-09-16 08:26:12 -0400

    Register Together 2022 in Germany

    To help U.S. citizens abroad request their absentee ballots and follow the sometimes complicated state-by-state guidelines, Democrats Abroad is sponsoring “Vote From Abroadvoter assistance tables on September 17th at scores of locations around the globe. Virtual voter assistance sessions will also be held throughout the day. The information stands and online assistance are open to all U.S. voters.

    Hear from U.S. citizens about the upcoming elections and learn more about voting from overseas by visiting one of our Voter Assistance Tables!

    Looking for the nearest Voter Assistance and Registration Table? Please check out our list of events throughout Germany below!

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  • published #RegisterTogether 2022 in Press Releases 2022-09-11 15:46:32 -0400

    #RegisterTogether 2022

    Pegi Jones
    [email protected]
    +49 172 363 4057

    Presseeinladung: #RegisterTogether

    Briefwahlaktion für US-Bürger in Deutschland am Samstag, den 17. September 2022, an mehreren Städten in ganz Deutschland

    10. September 2022 — Die US Midterm Elections stehen vor der Tür. Alle Sitze im Repräsentantenhaus, 35 von 50 Sitze im Senat, 36 Gouverneurs Posten und Hunderte von Sitzen in Staats- und Kommunalverwaltungen stehen bei diesen Zwischenwahlen im November 2022 zur Wahl. Die intensivste Phase des Wahlkampfs 2022 hat offiziell begonnen. Alle Augen sind nun auf die Wahlen am 8. November gerichtet, und Democrats Abroad, der offizielle Arm der Demokratischen Partei im Ausland, arbeitet hart daran, Wähler zu mobilisieren – auch hier in Deutschland.

    Über 120.000 in Deutschland lebende US-Bürger, die am 8. November 2022 volljährig sind, dürfen bei den Midterms mitwählen. Vielen – darunter Tausenden von Doppelstaatsbürgern – ist es nicht bewusst, dass sie auch von außerhalb der USA wählen können – ein Grund dafür, dass die
    Wahlbeteiligung aus Übersee traditionell niedrig ist. Wieder einmal zählt jede Stimme, und vermutlich werden Wähler aus Übersee Im November bei vielen Rennen in den Vereinigten Staaten auf Bundes-, Landes- und lokaler Ebene den Unterschied ausmachen, wie schon in 2020 der Fall war.

    Um US-Bürgern im Ausland dabei zu helfen, ihren Wahlzettel für die Briefwahl zu beantragen und die oft komplizierten Richtlinien in ihren jeweiligen Heimatstaat zu beachten, bietet Democrats Abroad Germany am 17. September an verschiedenen Orten in ganz Deutschland Infostände mit dem Motto „Vote From Abroad“ an. An dem Wochenende finden auch virtuelle Wahlinfosessions statt für US-Bürger*innen, die nicht vor Ort sein können. Die Informationsstände und die Online-Hilfe stehen allen US-Wähler:innen offen.

    Lassen Sie sich von Amerikanern und Amerikanerinnen über die bevorstehenden Wahlen informieren und erfahren Sie mehr über die Stimmabgabe im Ausland, indem Sie eines unserer zahlreichen Infostände in Deutschland besuchen.

    Wir hoffen, wir haben Ihr Interesse geweckt und freuen uns, Sie am Samstag an unseren Infoständen begrüßen zu können. Gerne helfen wir Ihnen bei der Koordinierung von Interviews mit versierten „Democrats Abroad Volunteers”. Bitte leiten Sie diese Einladung auch an interessierte Kolleg:innn und US-Bürger*innen in Ihrem Umfeld weiter.

    Details zu allen Veranstaltungen finden Sie hier.


    Über Democrats Abroad

    Democrats Abroad ist die offizielle Organisation der Demokratischen Partei für Bürger*innen der Vereinigten Staaten, die dauerhaft oder vorübergehend im Ausland leben. Die Organisation wird auf Bundesstaatsebene mit acht Sitzen im Demokratischen Nationalkomitee (DNC) anerkannt und entsendet eine Stimmdelegation zur Democratic National Convention (Demokratischer Nationalkongress), um den Präsidentschaftskandidaten der Demokratischen Partei zu wählen.

    Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter Democrats Abroad.

    Click "read more" for the English version.

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  • signed up on Global Disability Caucus - Signup 2022-07-06 02:44:40 -0400

    Global Disability Caucus Signup Page


    Join the team working on our newest caucus, the new Global Disability Caucus!

    We would like to build the broadest possible membership in this new and important team within Democrats Abroad. 

    The mission of the Democrats Abroad Global Disability Caucus is to provide a voice for individuals with disabilities across its global membership. In addition to participating in voter and electoral support work the team will collaborate with allies within the Democratic Party and disability rights groups to ensure that all activities and venues are accessible; advocate on proposed legislation addressing disability rights; and educate and empower Democrats Abroad members and leaders about the issues impacting individuals with disabilities.

    In addition to Democrats Abroad members with disabilities, we welcome and encourage the involvement of supporters of our members and our issues.  We hope to form an inclusive, diverse, active and effective community which provides fulfilling experiences for all.

    **Please note that if you sign up to volunteer with us, you may be contacted directly via email by Chair, Marnie Delaney.


    Sign up

  • Bans Off Our Bodies: Bundesweite Demonstrationen

    Sarah Carr
    [email protected]
    +49 172 1756684


    Democrats Abroad Germany demonstriert bundesweit für reproduktive Rechte

    DEUTSCHLAND, 14. Mai, 2022 - Das Grundrecht der Abtreibung in den USA ist nach dem geleakten Urteilsentwurf des Supreme Courts in Gefahr. Dieses Szenario wäre für viele Frauen in den USA katastrophal. Democrats Abroad Germany solidarisiert sich mit Aktivist*innen und Frauen aus aller Welt. Am 14.05.2022 wird bundesweit demonstriert, unter anderem in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München und Stuttgart

    Berlin: Pariser Platz 14:00 Uhr, Event-Webseite

    Düsseldorf: Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 15:00 Uhr, Event-Webseite

    Hamburg: Alsterufer 27/28 11 Uhr, Event-Webseite

    München: Königinstr. vor dem US-Konsulat 14:00 Uhr, Event-Webseite

    Stuttgart: Kleiner Schlossplatz 11:45 Uhr, Event-Webseite

    Democrats Abroad fordert alle Wahlberechtigten auf, sich an den bevorstehenden Zwischenwahlen zu beteiligen. Nur so können Senator*innen und Repräsentant*innen gewählt werden, die den Women’s Health Protection Act verabschieden und somit das Abtreibungsrecht garantieren können.   Mitglieder*innen von Democrats Abroad werden bei den Veranstaltungen anwesend sein, um allen wahlberechtigten US-Wähler*innen bei der Wahlregistrierung zu unterstützen. 

    Democrats Abroad Germany stellt zudem gerne deutsch- und englischsprachige Pressesprecher*innen aus unseren Lokalgruppen zur Verfügung, um über das Abtreibungsrecht und reproduktive Rechte in den USA zu sprechen. 


    • Kenton Barnes (Vorsitzender der Democrats Abroad Germany), Emily Lines (Vize Vorsitzende der Democrats Abroad Germany)
    • Lokale Pressesprecher*innen
      • Tsesa Monaghan (Berlin) 
      • Sarah Carr (München) 
      • Pegi Jones, Nicole Groß (Düsseldorf-Ruhr) 
      • Candice Newton (Hamburg) 

    Wenn Sie eine/n Pressesprecher:in aus einer anderen Ortsgruppen wünschen, geben Sie dies bitte in der Anfrage an. Wir verfügen über 14 Ortsgruppen in allen Regionen Deutschlands. 

    Über Democrats Abroad 

    Democrats Abroad ist die offizielle Auslandsorganisation der US-amerikanischen Demokratischen Partei und ist für 9 Millionen außerhalb der USA lebenden US-Amerikaner:innen verantwortlich. Democrats Abroad wird von der Demokratischen Partei als Staat anerkannt und gibt US-Amerikaner:innen im Ausland  eine demokratische Stimme in unserer Regierung. 

    Democrats Abroad Germany ist eine von 48 Ländergruppen weltweit. Die Ländergruppen informieren US-Amerikaner:innen  im Ausland über ihre Rechte und helfen ihnen, am politischen Prozess teilzuhaben.

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  • donated via 2022-10-09 11:58:50 -0400

  • Hamburg and Northern Germany Communications Volunteer

    The Hamburg and Northern Germany Chapter in seeking someone to fill the position of Communications Coordinator. This person would organize press contacts, forward and organize statements from Country and Global level committees, as well as receive training on how to speak to German and American press contacts about Democrats Abroad and the Democratic Party. This would include posting to the Hamburg and Norther Germany News Page on the Democrats Abroad website, Facebook, and Twitter. Two members who manage the Facebook and Twitter accounts respectively can give support. Good German language skills are necessary.

    Contact Person: Candice Newton, [email protected].

  • Hamburg and Northern Germany Volunteer Coordinator

    The Hamburg and Northern Germany Chapter is seeking someone to fill the position of volunteer coordinator for the chapter. This person would work with volunteers in Hamburg and in the Precinct Captains of Lübeck, Flensburg, and Bremen to organize 'staffing' for events such as GOTV tables, Phonebanking and CSD Tabling. In addition, this person would be responsible for checking in on volunteers to ensure current membership and activity. Support in this position would come from the previous Coordinator, Chapter Chair, Precinct Captains, and Event Organizers such as Caucus Leads and GOTV coordinator.

    Contact Person: Candice Newton, [email protected].

  • Passage of the Amache National Historic Site Act

    On February 15, 2022 the Senate unanimously passed legislation authorizing the Amache National Historic Site in Colorado to become part of the National Park System "to preserve, protect, and interpret for the benefit of present and future generations resources associated with the incarceration of civilians of Japanese ancestry during World War II at Amache, also known as the Granada Relocation Center, and the military service of incarcerees from the Amache Center." Read the complete bill here.

    Senator Michael Bennet, one of the co-sponsors of the bill in the Senate stated, "The incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at sites like Amache is a shameful part of our country’s history. Our bill will preserve Amache’s story to ensure future generations can learn from this dark chapter in our history."

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  • AAPI Caucus Applauds the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (PACAANHPI)

    Late last year President Biden issued Executive Order 14031, authorizing the creation of the President’s Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. The Commission will advise the President on ways the public, private and non-profit sectors can work together to advance equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, December 20, 2021). The 25 member Commission reflects the wide diversity and expertise within the AANHPI community. It is co-chaired by Health & Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai. Former Congressional Asian Pacific Islander Caucus Executive Director Krystal Ka’ai will serve as Executive Director of the Commission.

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  • published DAG Hispanic Caucus Volunteers in Volunteer 2022-01-15 15:16:45 -0500

    DAG Hispanic Caucus Volunteers

    DAG does not have an active Hispanic caucus. Volunteers would work together as a steering committee to plan and organize events, share important information, and educate voters who are members of the Hispanic caucus.

    Time Commitment: 6-10 hours per month

    Interested or have questions? Contact Kaili Morris, Caucus Coordinator, [email protected]

  • published DAG LGBTQ Caucus Volunteers in Volunteer 2022-01-15 15:14:56 -0500

    DAG LGBTQ Caucus Volunteers

    DAG does not have an active LGBTQ+ caucus. Volunteers would work together as a steering committee to plan and organize events, share important information, and educate voters who are members of the LGBTQ+ caucus. 

    Time Commitment: 6-10 hours per month

    Interested or have questions? Contact Kaili Morris, Caucus Coordinator, [email protected]

  • published Digital Assistants in Volunteer 2022-01-15 15:12:47 -0500

    Digital Assistants

    We are looking for volunteers that can help develop digital content for caucuses. This includes things like writing blog posts for caucus webpages, creating event advertisement graphics, video editing, and social media posting. 

    Time Commitment: 5-8 hours per month

    Interested or have questions? Contact Kaili Morris, Caucus Coordinator, [email protected]

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