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  • tagged Anne Bailey's Anne Bailey - Delegate for Joe Biden with approved 2020-05-17 04:46:06 -0400

    Anne Bailey - Delegate for Joe Biden

    Hi! I am running for Delegate so I can advocate for issues close to me, like reproductive rights. I believe Joe Biden is the best nominee to beat Donald Trump. I am living abroad with my partner in the military and not working in politics for the first time in my life. I have knocked on countless doors and made hundreds of thousands of phone calls, and I intend to continue my work while abroad. I hope to even travel to a swing state for the last month of the election to volunteer to knock doors (if COVID allows me to fly). Thank you for your consideration!


  • tagged John Scardino's John Scardino, Biden Delegate EMEA & Global with approved 2020-05-17 04:44:47 -0400

    John Scardino, Biden Delegate EMEA & Global

    I’ve been on the front lines of Democrats Abroad UK since 2004 as a communications volunteer and spokesperson focused on issues like voter registration, the GPP and residency based taxation. I’m eager to continue working to elect Joe Biden president and Democratic candidates all across the ballot. I would focus on registering and engaging voters abroad, especially in close contests and swing states. I support the work done by the DA Taxation Task Force, and I support the urgent changes that are needed to the CARES Act so that Americans abroad have access to the aid available to others during the pandemic. Before moving to London with my family and working as a teacher, I ran a communications firm. I was the media director of the Commission on Presidential Debates, a media adviser at AmeriCorps, and a legislative aide in Congress. I would appreciate your vote.


  • tagged Adrienne Georgine's Adrienne Kimberly 'Kim' Georgine, DNC Candidate & Global Candidate with approved 2020-05-15 04:29:24 -0400

    Adrienne Kimberly 'Kim' Georgine, DNC Candidate & Global Candidate

    As a woman who is a single parent and business owner living abroad, I feel I represent the views of an often overlooked demographic and would like to have a voice in the issues faced by us all. I believe that every person who identifies as a Democrat needs to be united, regardless of split views within the party, and must be ready to fight against the current and pervasive political ideologies that truly threaten who we are as a nation. I have a video production company and a digital marketing agency. I primarily create website and social media marketing content for businesses. I firmly believe that we need to be reaching as many people as we can in effective and measurable ways to ensure that we gain the support we need to effect real political change. I feel that I can bring something valuable to the table. Thank you.


  • tagged Arthur Schankler's Art Schankler, DNC Member - EMEA or Global with approved 2020-05-15 04:28:35 -0400

    Art Schankler, DNC Member - EMEA or Global

    I’m a dedicated Democrat and a dedicated Democrat Abroad. I’ve served as a Country Chair (Czech Republic), International Treasurer, International Vice Chair and now head of the Fundraising Committee. Believe me, I don’t like asking people for money, but I do it because I believe in our organization and our mission – to elect Democrats and support issues that are important to Democrats and Democrats Abroad. I want to help that mission by becoming a DNC member. It’s for others to judge, but I think I have the experience, the temperament, and the judgment to do a good job and help us get the support from the DNC and the rest of the Democratic Party that we need. In the photo above, I'm the one on the right. And it's not an endorsement by Bernie - or by me. Just one of my favorite moments in DA.


  • tagged Dirk Zschocke's Dirk Zschocke - Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders (EMEA) with approved 2020-05-15 04:27:09 -0400

    Dirk Zschocke - Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders (EMEA)

    Born in Michigan of German, Italian and Swiss roots, of a grandmother that had to flee due to a war made possible by a nation that followed an irresponible, destructive leader, I carry a multiecultural background since before I even could speak. Living and working in Europe, Asia, India and the Americas as a trained biologist, artist, therapist and shaman thaught me the power of being able to choose my own way and taking responibility for my fellow ones around me, in my community and the world. To find a balance between individual freedom and supporting each other to create a society that leaves no one behind in the clear consciousness that it is our birthright to live and walk in beaut. It‘s now time that we integrate these virtudes of the „old“ with the virtudes of the „new“ world. Bernie Sanders is the one that brings these virtudes.


  • tagged Lisa Le Goater's Lisa Le Goater, Delegate Candidate, EMEA, Bernie Sanders with approved 2020-05-12 16:03:07 -0400

    Lisa Le Goater, Delegate Candidate, EMEA, Bernie Sanders

    UK resident for 25 years (from California). I own a small business organised as a social enterprise. Throughout my adult life I have advocated on behalf of women and children and other underserved groups. I chaired a non-profit organization providing housing and support for refugees from conflict zones, acted as a court advocate for minors who had suffered abuse, and volunteered as a counsellor for AIDS Project LA. I phone bank for Democrats Abroad as I believe that in these times where seemingly we have little control over what happens in the world, we can exercise control by casting our vote. I’ve supported Bernie Sanders since 2016 and his platform of Medicare for all, free university education, and provision of a living wage. Living in Europe these are things that each one of us enjoys without question and must be secured in the US.


  • tagged Nancy Opdyke's Nancy Opdyke - Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders with approved 2020-05-09 07:06:46 -0400

    Nancy Opdyke - Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders

    I have helped Democrats Abroad with the last 2 elections and will work to make this the year when a Democrat is again in the White House. The US deserves better, and the world needs to be able to look up to the US again.


  • tagged John Esteban Rodriguez's John Esteban Rodriguez -- Youth LGBT Hispanic Immigrant Candidate for Bernie Sanders (EMEA) with approved 2020-05-09 07:05:23 -0400

    John Esteban Rodriguez -- Youth LGBT Hispanic Immigrant Candidate for Bernie Sanders (EMEA)

    Like Bernie Sanders, my roots informed my desire to fight for a more egalitarian America and world. Growing up in rural Georgia, my intersectional identity was politicized: my skin color, sexual orientation, and immigrant Colombian background. Xenophobia surrounded me in the Deep South. Uninsured and low-income, I neglected medical issues. Earning minimum wage since age 15, I racked up debt for my studies. My activism with France for Bernie strengthened my conviction that America could and should do better for all its citizens. Living in a country where health care coverage and access to free higher education are universally guaranteed, I will push for Sanders’ ideas so that Americans may have a similar horizon of opportunity and security. My involvement as a Democrats Abroad National Voting Representative reaffirms my commitment to transforming the Democratic Party. If elected Delegate, I will fight for the progressive voice of Americans abroad. https://youtu.be/nPc9gscYHvU


  • tagged Khaled Nasr's Khaled J Nasr - Dubai - Delegate Candidate for Senator Bernie Sanders with approved 2020-05-09 03:58:02 -0400

    Khaled J Nasr - Dubai - Delegate Candidate for Senator Bernie Sanders

    All the way from Dubai! Greetings DA family, UNITE AND WIN! Is my message and I pledge to dedicate all my possible effort to support our Democratic party till November. We need to pull together to fight for a future with dignity and bond American and reflect it to the whole world. These are concepts that have driven my professional and personal life. Moved to Dubai from Florida in 2012 As a professional who lived between East and West and worked in the industrial field for 10 years and currently the head of business development team at private office to one of the prominent family in the MENA region. Let’s all work together to increase our impact in the 2020 election and kick trump out. I stand for universal Healthcare, Gun reform, support small business and support programs for American citizen abroad. It would be an honor to Represent Democrat abroad.


  • tagged Paul Olivera's Paul Olivera with approved 2020-05-09 03:51:57 -0400

    Paul Olivera

    I have lived abroad for about 15 years, first in the UK and now in HK for work. Before moving abroad I worked and lived in CA, both as a lawyer and a CA State Senate aide. I have been involved in Democratic politics since I was old enough to volunteer for local campaigns. I feel Joe is the best solution we have right now for an abysmal political situation where the country is becoming increasingly disjointed and many folks seem to reject scientific and inclusive pragmatic solutions to our concerns. Joe's approach to politics, his years of experience and decency are a welcome antidote to the difficult times we have been experiencing for the past several years. We cannot afford to continue on the current trajectory and while one election may not cure all ills, the wrong outcome might make them significantly worse.


  • tagged Samuel Shih's Samuel Shih - EMEA Delegate Candidate for Joe Biden with approved 2020-05-09 03:51:21 -0400

    Samuel Shih - EMEA Delegate Candidate for Joe Biden

    My name is Samuel Shih, I'm 18 years old and a current undergraduate student at Sciences Po Paris. I am very excited to possibly represent Democrats Abroad as a Biden delegate. I believe that the most important thing for Democrats to do, besides beating Trump, is to unify America. That means bringing in ex-Republican voters, ex-Trump voters, and more under one unifying candidate. The polarization that was started and aggravated by the Republicans is something we must fix and I believe Joe Biden is the best candidate to do so with his progressive policies and willingness to work across the aisle. As a debater that has represented the United States, I can properly represent the interests of DA and of the Youth. The Youth voice is particularly important because we are the future of the Democrats and including our voices will unite the Democrats for a progressive platform for everyone.


  • tagged Katie Sadd's Katie Sadd (young professional) - Biden Delegate Candidate with approved 2020-05-09 03:50:42 -0400

    Katie Sadd (young professional) - Biden Delegate Candidate

    Raised in New York, my background includes a degree in political science and a fellowship in Bangladesh. Most recently, before moving to France to further a career in human rights, I worked in public policy for nearly four years, advising officials and influencing legislation as a senior advisor to a City Councilmember and a district director for the California State Assembly. Throughout that time, I was also involved in local, state and federal campaigns as a volunteer, phone banking, canvassing, and supporting community events to get out the vote and support candidates ranging from County Supervisor to Mayor to Congress. Through this, I developed the policy knowledge and interpersonal skills needed to engage delegations, campaigns and voters on issues of inequality, sustainability, and the need for government innovation. I believe I can advocate well for our priorities to get them on the agenda, and I would consider it an honor.


  • tagged Ian Doty's Ian Doty - Biden Delegate Candidate (EMEA) with approved 2020-05-09 03:50:07 -0400

    Ian Doty - Biden Delegate Candidate (EMEA)

    As a student at the University of St Andrews, I've worked tirelessly to make St Andrews' first GPP a huge success: We registered over 1500 voters, did phone- and text-banks for candidates, and built a grassroots organizing coalition to support our GOTV efforts. I put my soul into that election.

    On March 3, over 400 people cast their ballots in St Andrews. This included over 375 university students, making St Andrews one of the largest populations of student votes in the world. I'm tremendously proud of that accomplishment.

    I believe that I'm the candidate that best represents the young supporters of Joe Biden. I saw it at the GPP: hundreds of young, enthusiastic students who wanted to put Joe Biden in the White House. It's for these young people that I'm running this year, and I look forward to representing those students on the national stage.


  • tagged Timothy Ellis' Tim Ellis - Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders (Americas) with approved 2020-05-09 03:49:12 -0400

    Tim Ellis - Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders (Americas)

    I was a Bernie staffer in 2016 (NH/MI/IL/NY/PA) and again in 2020 (NH). Together with my partner, I co-founded Canada For Bernie, an organization which grew to hundreds of volunteers and helped drive double-digit increases in turnout, especially youth turnout, in the GPP. I am now also the vice-chair of Democrats Abroad Toronto. I work at Leadnow, a progressive advocacy organization. And I am asexual.

    I am running for this position for the same reason I worked for Bernie twice and work for Leadnow today - because too much is on the line to wait for someone else to fix it. I know how to win elections, because I've done it. I know how to organize for change, because I've done it. I know how to win progressive policy, because I've done it. With your support, I'm ready to do it all again at convention. Thank you!


  • tagged winston Linn's Winston Linn with approved 2020-05-05 08:57:10 -0400

    Winston Linn

    Originally from a town of 700 people in Illinois, I was Home-schooled and done everything from being a Farm-Hand, Mechanic, Film-Editor, Project-Manager, and now Marketing-Manager at an international video game developer/publisher, based in Prague. I came abroad after 6.5 years in Chicago where I was vice-president of Ogilvy Advertising’s chapter for LGBT inclusion. While VP of this initiative, we worked to: support LGBT youth centres, foster a culture of acceptance, and provide the business with a insights and actionable criteria. Through our efforts I was proud to achieve a perfect score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index, and named among the Best Places to Work for Equality. I’m passionate about the culture of, and the issues facing, the LGBT community and strive to dedicate my time and this a priority topic in my life. I sincerely ask for your support and vote to ensure this topic is heard.


  • tagged Michael DeTar's Michael DeTar, pledged Biden delegate candidate, EMEA region with approved 2020-05-05 08:56:04 -0400

    Michael DeTar, pledged Biden delegate candidate, EMEA region

    I cast my first vote for George McGovern and have been a committed Democrat ever since. One of the highlights of my career serving as a diplomat abroad was setting up Joe Biden’s visit to Brussels in 2015. I heard him give a talk to the European Parliament, completely without notes, that was a stunner, very moving – and converted me to a supporter. Joe is someone who knows world leaders – and they trust him. It is crucial for our democracy, and for the world, that we pull together to elect the Democratic candidate in 2020. Our chances are good, but let’s not fool ourselves into thinking this will be easy. We badly need a leader to rebuild our shattered image with allies and friends, and also regain the respect of those who would do us harm. Joe can do this!


  • tagged Nicholas Acosta's Nicholas Acosta - Delegate Candidate for Joe Biden with approved 2020-05-05 08:54:37 -0400

    Nicholas Acosta - Delegate Candidate for Joe Biden

    It is my privilege to submit my candidacy to be part of Democrats Abroad’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention. A married, Mexican-American gay man, I am entering this election because I believe that the Democratic nominee needs the support of diverse democrats who espouse America’s bedrock values: democracy and equality. Since growing up in a small town in New Hampshire and moving overseas, I have proudly promoted American democracy and equality. I’ve had the privilege of living a life in the Foreign Service with my husband, a U.S. diplomat, in Bangladesh and Colombia. I’ve shared the benefits of democratic systems with students in Bangladesh, supported gay Muslim communities to overcome daily challenges and threats, and encouraged women’s equality in rural towns dominated by men. I look forward to bringing these values to the DNC to support Joe Biden, our next Democratic president.


  • tagged Diane Haven's Diane Haven, delegate for Joe Biden with approved 2020-05-05 08:53:41 -0400

    Diane Haven, delegate for Joe Biden

    I am new to DA, but after reading the 2020 Platform Draft I am so excited to belong to this organization! I have extensive experience meeting with members of Congress as I was a national board member to an organization that met in Washington DC annually (WAND) to meet with legislators. I am also comfortable talking to the media and with all kinds of people. I currently phone bank for DA and will be sending out postcards. I am happy that VP Biden is choosing a woman for this running mate. I like his platform and I believe he will listen to Bernie supporters. I will be honored to represent DA in any way I can!


  • commented on PJ Carlisle, DNC Candidate 2020-05-04 09:11:28 -0400
    I do not see PJ on the list of DNC member Candidates. He has been approved as delegate candidate pledged for Sanders.