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