IT'S TIME FOR YOUR 2021 DA ALICANTE CHAPTER ELECTION AND
It’s time to vote for your DA Alicante (DAA) 2021-2023 Executive Committee! Voting for your leadership here is just as important as in the US. Our chapter depends on the participation of our members and we need your vote!
The candidates running for office understand how important our chapter is for getting out the vote, keeping you informed and engaged! They also know that every vote counts in the US and abroad! Midterms are around the corner and we need to elect chapter officials that can adapt easily and hit the ground running. As a chapter we need to help and support DA Spain, DA Global, the DNC and the Biden-Harris administration! The Democratic party depends on political engagement of our members as we renew our group for the continuous fight for a better USA.
To learn more about the candidates, “Click Here” to see their Bios.
Check your email for your ballot. You have until June 12, 2021 at 11AM to vote. If you are having difficulty with your ballot or questions, please send an email to [email protected] Your Nomination and Election Committee will help you!
The results of the election, a chapter update, a chance to meet your new DA Spain Chair and newly elected Executive Committee members will be held at 1 PM, June 12, 2021 at our Annual General Meeting. We are required to have a minimum of 25 members to have a quorum. Keep engaged and please join us!
“RSVP Here" to attend the Annual General Meeting. If you are unable to attend, please submit a proxy for another member to represent you. The proxy authorization is on your ballot.
The Nomination and Election Committee would like to thank you for your participation! We look forward to electing an Executive Committee that will bring new leadership and ideas to the DA Alicante chapter.
DA Alicante Nomination and Election Committee,
Winnie Birkeland Harris
2020 was a very good year for Democrats! Now with the Biden-Harris administration and the majority in Congress we are now able to pass meaningful Democratic legislation that will benefit all Americans. Beginning with the American Rescue Plan that will help millions of Americans and bolster the economy. As we all know we must continue to enact legislation that puts the US on solid ground at home and abroad. In order to do this, we all must get involved and help the Biden-Harris team now and in the future.
Democrats Abroad is a 100% volunteer-run organization, and we need you to help keep the gears turning for the next two years as we build up to a crucial midterm election – which Democrats cannot afford to lose – in 2022.
First, we need to begin with our own DA Alicante chapter election which will be held on June 12, 2021 at 1:00 PM (CET).
The DA Alicante Nomination and Election Committee (NEC) is encouraging you to consider running for office; it’s a great way to get involved in democracy, meet new people and, most importantly, contribute to the Biden-Harris administration’s success by building support among Americans in Spain.
Any DA Alicante member can run for office! All positions will be open; Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
The deadline for submission of your candidacy is midnight May 26, 2021 (CET)
You are welcome to nominate yourself and fill out the Candidacy Application. You can also nominate someone else; the nomination needs a second by another member, either in the same email or a follow-up email from the seconding member. The Nominations and Elections Committee will confirm that the member wishes to run. Nominations can be made by email to [email protected] and must be submitted by midnight Saturday, May 26, 2021. The Nomination and Election Committee may also nominate candidates.
The main duties of each officer are as follows:
Chair – The candidate should be a team player who works with the DAS Executive Committee, preside over chapter meetings, and represent the Alicante Chapter on the DA Spain Ex Com. Events in the next term, include: chapter meetings, special events, activities and subcommittees related to US elections and including coordination of the Get Out The Vote effort.
Vice Chair– An activist who can support the Chair and the DAS Executive Committee in the organization of chapter meetings and events; preside over chapter meetings and attend DA Spain Ex Com meetings in the Chair's absence.
Secretary – A highly organized individual with good writing and computer skills, who can maintain an up-to-date list of chapter members, take minutes at chapter meetings, post them on the website, and send out notices of meetings and special events.
Treasurer – Responsible management of the Chapter's finances, keeping accounts of chapter monies collected and spent; storing reserve funds; assisting in fundraising and presenting a report at chapter meetings.
If you have and questions, please contact the Nomination & Election Committee at: [email protected]
DA Alicante Nomination and Election Committee: Winnie Birkeland Harris, Robin Kaplan and Mary Elms
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