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.


  • Shifting Tides - Reaching Asian American and Latino Voters

    Asian Americans and Latinos are the fastest growing populations in the U.S., with Latinos as the largest ethnic or racial minority group, and Asian Americans as the fastest growing electorate as seen in the last election. The 2020 election and subsequent elections at the state and local levels have seen a swing away from the Democratic Party by some Asian American and Latinx voters. Both groups have a large number of first generation immigrants, and while both have seen racial profiling and misinformation by Republicans, many are concerned that the Democrats are too left leaning.

    A better understanding of these diverse communities and the issues related to their voting, or in many cases not voting at all, is needed. Some of these issues apply across all, but there are clear differences in the various sub-groups that need to be acknowledged and addressed if we are to move forward. 

    Join the Democrats Abroad Global Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus, Global Hispanic Caucus, and the California State Team as they hear from Rudy Espinoza Murray, President of the San Mateo County Latinx Dems and former chair of Redwood City’s Redistricting Commission, and Kathay Feng, National Redistricting Director of Common Cause, to discuss voting behavior among these communities. We will also discuss how we can prevent voter drift to the Republican party and how we ensure that these communities are heard.

     

    Meet the Speakers

    Rudy Espinoza Murray has held executive, board, and founding member positions in multiple organizations. He has a strong background in grassroots organizing - most recently co-founding a large coalition of progressive groups to support federal, state, and local races. Through strong partnerships, his field office was responsible for more than 10 million calls to voters in key states, including Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Iowa, and California during the 2020 election cycle. In 2021, following the 2020 Census, Rudy was appointed to serve on the San Mateo County Redistricting Commission, and was also appointed to serve on the Redwood City Redistricting Commission where his fellow commissioners voted him as chair.

    During the day, Rudy works for a leading tech company as a Sr Product Marketing Manager. Rudy and his husband have a daughter, Avery Elena, and their cat, Leia.

     

    Kathay Feng is Common Cause’s National Redistricting Director. Feng has led Common Cause’s work to challenge partisan and incumbent gerrymandering, through litigation, state-based organizing around ballot initiatives and legislation and creating new platforms for community-based redistricting. As Executive Director of California Common Cause, she championed and won election and redistricting reforms, stronger government sunshine and accountability laws, campaign finance reforms, stronger net neutrality laws, and the voting rights of traditionally disenfranchised communities. She also led efforts that secured passage of California laws bringing online voter registration and same day registration (called conditional voter registration) to the state.

    Before joining Common Cause in 2005, she headed the Voting Rights and Anti-Discrimination Unit at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. She serves, or has served, on numerous boards including the California Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Voter Participation and Outreach, the LA County Human Relations Commission, and the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council. She is a graduate of Cornell University, and holds a law degree from UCLA School of Law.

     

    Los Angeles, CA 6:00am
    Washington, D.C. 9:00am
    London, United Kingdom 2:00pm
    Berlin, Germany 3:00pm
    Perth, Australia 9:00pm
    Seoul, South Korea 10:00pm
    Sydney, Australia 11:00pm
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    September 22, 2022 at 9:00am
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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.

     

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  • rsvped for DA Germany AAPI Caucus Retreat 2022 2022-07-06 14:49:21 -0400

    DA Germany AAPI Caucus Retreat 2022

    Our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Caucus in Germany is excited to host a weekend retreat in Berlin from Friday, September 23rd until Sunday, September 25th. We will meet in person, socialize and share about our AAPI community issues as overseas Americans. 

    You are encouraged to travel on Friday to meet for dinner and then spend all day Saturday and the morning/early afternoon on Sunday hanging out, visiting a cultural center or museum related to Asian heritage and also eating good Asian cuisine in Berlin!

    You will need to cover all lodging, meals, and transportation costs. You are also welcome to join us for part of the events or for the entire weekend. 

    We will update the itinerary for the retreat weekend closer to the event. Some ideas we have on our program are to visit interesting educational venues to learn and share, such as: 

    Please RSVP to confirm your attendance. All are welcome. If you have any questions contact the AAPI Caucus team at [email protected]. We’re excited to see you in person at our retreat in September! 

    WHEN
    September 23, 2022 at 6:00pm - September 25, 2022 at 3:00pm
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  • published Democrats Abroad Oktoberfest Extravaganza 2022 in Events 2022-05-23 13:28:39 -0400

    Democrats Abroad Oktoberfest Extravaganza 2022

    What started out 14 years ago as a Democrats Abroad “FUN-draiser” is now one of DA’s premier events worldwide. Come to Munich’s Oktoberfest, with Democrats from all around the world, in one of the most traditional beer tents - and finally in-person after two years! 

    Join us on Sunday, October 2, 2022 in Munich, Germany for the Annual Democrats Abroad Oktoberfest Extravaganza! This is a fun event for DA members from around Germany and Europe to come together and have a good time.

    We have reservations in the Festhalle Schottenhamel for tables in the "Gallerie", specifically an area upstairs so that we are above the main crowd, from 11am until 2:15pm.

    Get your tickets now for $85. All proceeds go to supporting our get out the vote efforts for the 2022 midterms.

    Each ticket includes:

    • A reserved seat in the “Gallerie”
    • A roasted half chicken (there are vegetarian options available)
    • Two liters of Spaten beer (there are other beverage options, too) 
    • A 10-euro coupon for other purchases

    To reserve your tickets, please RSVP and send in your donation.

    In addition to the Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday, you can already sign-up for a walking tour of the Munich Altstadt on Saturday, October 1st. Information about additional events will be announced soon.

    Interested in a homestay in Munich or hosting a DA visitor? Fill out the appropriate Google form. We’ll do our best to match guests with a wonderful host. We cannot guarantee you will be assigned a homestay. This is dependent on volunteer sign-up.

    If you have any questions, please contact the DAG Oktoberfest organizers at [email protected]

     

    If you want to pay with PAYPAL, then please go here. You will be redirected to our ActBlue donation page.

    WHEN
    October 02, 2022 at 11:15am
    WHERE
    Festhalle Schottenhamel
    Munich, BY
    Germany
    Google map and directions
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  • Bans Off Our Bodies: Bundesweite Demonstrationen

    Kontaktinformationen
    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. 

    Pressesprecher:innen: 

    • 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.

    Click "read more" for the English version.

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  • donated via 2022-06-22 15:54:34 -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]


  • published Chapter Communications Liaisons in Volunteer 2022-01-14 13:20:30 -0500

    Chapter Communications Liaisons

    The chapter liaison, who could be the chapter chair, communications coordinator, or other member, should submit photos and a brief write-up of each chapter event to the DAG communications coordinator for sharing on our social media platforms.

    Interested or have questions? Contact Kaitlyn Kennedy, Communications Coordinator, [email protected]


  • published Reddit Volunteers in Volunteer 2022-01-14 13:15:43 -0500

    Reddit Volunteers

    The DAG communications team is exploring the idea of opening a Reddit account, and we are looking for volunteers who would help manage our activity on the site. Ideally, we would have a team of 2-4 volunteers spending no more than a couple of hours per week on the site. The Reddit volunteers would be in close contact with the other comms teams to benefit from shared resources. They would also be expected to attend monthly comms meetings.

    Time Commitment: Volunteers are not expected to commit more than 5 hours per week to the role. 

    Interested or have questions? Contact Kaitlyn Kennedy, Communications Coordinator, [email protected]


  • published Facebook Volunteers in Volunteer 2022-01-14 13:15:00 -0500

    Facebook Volunteers

    The DAG communications team is looking for volunteers who would like to help manage our Facebook page by uploading content and interacting with other posts and pages. The Instagram volunteers would be in close contact with the other comms teams to benefit from shared resources. They would also be expected to attend monthly comms meetings.

    Time Commitment: Volunteers are not expected to commit more than 5 hours per week to the role.

    Interested or have questions? Contact Kaitlyn Kennedy, Communications Coordinator, [email protected]


  • published Instagram Volunteers in Volunteer 2022-01-14 11:58:57 -0500

    Instagram Volunteers

    The DAG communications team is looking for volunteers who would like to help manage our Instagram page by uploading content and interacting with other posts and pages. The Instagram volunteers would be in close contact with the other comms teams to benefit from shared resources. They would also be expected to attend monthly comms meetings.

    Time Commitment: Volunteers are not expected to commit more than 5 hours per week to the role. 

    Interested or have questions? Contact Kaitlyn Kennedy, Communications Coordinator, [email protected]


  • published DAG Fundraising Volunteer in Volunteer 2022-01-14 11:51:40 -0500

    DAG Fundraising Volunteer

    Volunteer to support the DA Germany Events and Fundraising Coordinator!

    Overall Responsibilities

    • Assist Events & Fundraising coordinator (EFC) with variety of tasks necessary to accomplish DAG’s fundraising goals and tasks related to Germany-wide events 
    • Minimal meetings necessary; many tasks can be completed on your own time/schedule and communication regarding tasks is easily possible via email, for example
    • May need to fill in for an occasional meeting when EFC is unavailable 

    Tasks Specific to the Fundraising Volunteer

    • Prepare a yearly fundraising calendar with fundraising event ideas, call-outs, campaigns, etc.
    • Support in overseeing and implementing fundraisers 
      • Including: Every Vote Counts, Dialing for Democracy, prize draws and silent auction, phonebanking, Giving Tuesday, etc.
      • Design and prepare graphics, content for newsletters, emails, social media
      • Coordinate and communicate with other DAG leaders, members, etc.
      • Share new fundraising ideas
    • Support in overseeing and improving the sustaining donor program
    • Provide support to chapters regarding fundraising (in the form or trainings, for example)

    Time commitment: 1-2 hours maximum per week (at high times)

    Interested or have questions? Contact Courtney Newman, Events and Fundraising Coordinator, [email protected]


  • published DAG Events Volunteer in Volunteer 2022-01-14 11:48:46 -0500

    Events Volunteer

    Volunteer to support the DA Germany Events and Fundraising Coordinator!

    Overall Responsibilities

    • Assist Events & Fundraising coordinator (EFC) with variety of tasks necessary to accomplish DAG’s fundraising goals and tasks related to Germany-wide events 
    • Minimal meetings necessary; many tasks can be completed on your own time/schedule and communication regarding tasks is easily possible via email, for example
    • May need to fill in for an occasional meeting when EFC is unavailable

    Tasks Specific to the Events Volunteer

    • Support in planning of Germany-wide events (Oktoberfest, AGM, etc.)
      • Design and prepare graphics, content for newsletters, emails, social media
      • Organization and communication with vendors and other DAG leaders
    • Provide support to chapters regarding event planning (in the form or trainings, for example)

    Time commitment: 1-2 hours maximum per week (at high times)

    Interested or have questions? Contact Courtney Newman, Events and Fundraising Coordinator, [email protected]


  • published Swag Shop and Merchandise Volunteer in Volunteer 2022-01-14 11:47:36 -0500

    Swag Shop and Merchandise Volunteer

    Volunteer to support the DA Germany Events and Fundraising Coordinator!

    Overall Responsibilities

    • Assist Events & Fundraising coordinator (EFC) with variety of tasks necessary to accomplish DAG’s fundraising goals and tasks related to Germany-wide events 
    • Minimal meetings necessary; many tasks can be completed on your own time/schedule and communication regarding tasks is easily possible via email, for example
    • May need to fill in for an occasional meeting when EFC is unavailable 

    Tasks Specific to the Swag Shop and Merchandise Volunteer

    • Assist with design and ordering of merchandise and merchandise pushes
      • Support in the creation of new merchandise designs/ideas
      • Design and prepare graphics and content for advertising merchandise
    • Oversee and upkeep Formsite and Google spreadsheets
    • Communicate and work with other merchandise volunteers to fulfill orders as necessary 
      • May require responding to emails from customers, etc.
    • Work with DA Global to fulfill global orders and merchandise campaigns

    Time commitment: 1-2 hours maximum per week (at high times)

    Interested or have questions? Contact Courtney Newman, Events and Fundraising Coordinator, [email protected]


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