Democrats Abroad Republic of Korea and Japan are co-hosting a series of team building workshops. This workshop will employ Gallup CliftonStrengths framework to encourage collaboration and improve our volunteer intake and retention as we prepare for the 2024 election cycle. Participants will learn how to apply their own individual strengths, how to contribute their strengths towards a team effort, and how to maximize their capabilities towards volunteer management. The event will be conducted online via Zoom.
Prior to the event, participants are asked to determine their own strengths by visiting the Gallup site and purchasing the Top 5 CliftonStrengths report. ($19.99).
*All participants are asked to pre-report their strengths here.
2:00-2:10 Doors open / Welcome
2:30-3:10 Your Strengths with Hana Lee Part I
3:20-4:00 Your Strengths with Hana Lee Part II
4:10-4:50 Contributing Your Strengths to a Team Effort
5:00-5:50 A Strengths Approach to Member Recruitment
First Saturday in Münster is BackAfter experimenting a bit with other days of the week for our monthly get together, we have decided to go back to the basics and resume our first Saturday in Münster meetings. And as long as we are going back in time, why not hold the meeting in one of our favorite locations: Pension Schmidt. As we slide ever deeper into 2023, our goal this year is get a bit of the mojo back that we had before the pandemic sidelined our meetings. We'd love to see you there!
Progressive Priorities for 2023 and Beyond
• What are our highest overall goals?
• What policies must we champion?
• What must be our primary activities?
• What can we do to prepare for the DA Annual General Meeting?
Our members are providing their input on these questions with our membership survey. If you have not yet done so, please complete it now. Then join us to analyze the results and craft our plan for 2023 and beyond!
Our Global Chair, Candice Kerestan, and Executive Director, Jarryd Rauch, have agreed to join us briefly to discuss how we can optimize our effectiveness in collaboration with them.
We also invite all interested in learning more about the roles of DPCA Voting Representative and DA leaders to attend a 30-minute information session following the meeting.
Nominate your favorite motivational songs to open and close our meeting by email to [email protected]
Make it monthly! Consider a monthly donation to support the impactful work of DA volunteers around the world, making the margin of victory in close races. Please donate whatever you can today. Thank you!
Please RSVP below for the Zoom link.
Location Local Event Time Washington DC 9-10am Vienna 3-4pm Beijing 9-10pm
Just in time for Valentine's Day!
Pianist and chocolatier with a big heart Tom Neuhaus will treat Democrats Abroad Toulouse to a 30-minute concert of Bach and Chopin préludes, followed by an update on the good work of Project Hope and Fairness, the association Tom created to accompany the development of two villages in Ivory Coast through their production of chocolate.
The event will include a blind taste test of different chocolate varieties and a sampling of the products of the Ivorian chocolatiers. You can help support their work by taking home some chocolates to share with your valentines.
We are asking for a minimum donation of $8 to cover the cost of the venue for the event and to help support Democrats Abroad Toulouse. Your rsvp to the chocolate tasting will be confirmed upon payment.
After the event you will have the option to stay for dinner (not included, guests will settle their bills with the restaurant directly at the end of the meal). Saveurs Bio offers an organic vegetarian buffet as well as a full menu of vegetarian dishes, meat, and fish at reasonable prices.
DAG chapter elections are right around the corner! Are you interested in running for a position in your chapter’s elections? Learn more about opportunities in your chapter and all you need to know about being a candidate at the Information Session for Potential Candidates on Sunday, February 5, 2023 from 2-3pm CET. We'll be there to answer any of your questions! Please RSVP to receive the meeting link.
Come join us on zoom on February 6th to learn more about the upcoming DA France Youth Caucus elections. Find out what positions you can run for, how to declare candidacy, and get answers to your burning questions.
Eight positions of the DA France Youth Caucus Steering Committee are up for election for the 2023-2024 US election cycle.
👉 Submit a candidate statement by email to [email protected] by February 13 2023.
✅ Eligibility: Candidates should be members of Democrats Abroad France, U.S. citizens 18 years or older and be able to serve a full term of two years. Previous organizing experience is welcome but not necessary.
🍻 We will be holding an informational meeting on February 6, and a meet and greet for candidates during our Politics & Pints event on February 16.
- Ensure the caucus is carrying out its mission of registering voters and engaging young Americans living abroad in the political process
- Organize and lead Youth Caucus steering committee meetings
- Provide support and direction to Youth Caucus working groups
- Collaborate with other DA France caucuses and local chapters on joint activities and events
- Prepare monthly report on Youth Caucus activities, trouble spots, and upcoming events
- Represent the Youth Caucus on the DA France Executive Committee
Events Officers (2)
- Ideate new events to draw in members outside our current network
- Support national DA France events, including fundraisers, social events, and protests
- Organize monthly and ad-hoc events for the youth caucus (Politics & Pints, debate watch parties, book clubs, trivia night, protests, invited speakers)
GOTV Officers (2)
- Build and maintain contacts with American organisations in France (universities, US businesses, volunteer organizations, interest groups) to organize voter tabling during election season
- Motivate & organize volunteers for voter registration events
- Partner with DA France to help staff voter registration efforts and phonebanking events
- Flyer for ‘get-out-the-vote’ (GOTV) events and volunteer opportunities with DA France Youth Caucus
Communications Officers (2)
- Amplify the voices of young Americans in DA France, create content informing young Americans in France of their right to vote in US elections
- Maintain and build social channels (Facebook page, DA website, group chats, etc.) and help shape national digital strategy, from messaging to ad placement
- Create visuals and text for upcoming events
- Build relationships with students, schools, organizations throughout France to promote the work of the DAF Youth Caucus
To run for election: You may nominate yourself by declaring your candidacy, or you may be nominated by someone else. You may also nominate another person for a position. To declare your candidacy or make a nomination, please email the Elections Board at [email protected]. Candidates must submit a candidate’s statement (no more than 200 words). If you are nominating another person, please put that person on copy of your email.
DA Greece ExCom Meeting
Monday, FEB 6
8 p.m. EET (Greece)
All DAGR members are invited to sit in on ExCom (board) meetings.
It’s a great way to get to know your representatives better, and to stay up to speed with plans for the months ahead.
Since we have ExCom members from all around Greece, the meetings are held on Zoom.
Meeting will be held by Zoom. You must be a member of DA Oaxaca and have responded to this event invitation to be admitted.
Join Democrats Abroad Paris once a month as we meet up in central Paris to WALK & TALK, and explore our glorious city by foot. Our destination varies each time we meet, and often ends with lunch (optional, as folks have time and interest). Come meet your fellow Democrat Abroad in Paris — and get your 10,000 steps in! All are welcome. This event is FREE.
We meet every first Tuesday of the month at 10:30A across from the Pont Sully on the right bank, in front of the LCL Bank (2 Blvd. Henri IV, the corner of Blvd Henri IV and Quai Henri IV), in the 4th arrondissement. By metro: Sully Morland exit on Line 7, or Bastille exit Line 1, 5, 8.