Hong Kong

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Hong Kong!

DAHK is the official country committee of Democrats living in Hong Kong. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.  Please also like our Facebook Page for additional news and updates.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Hong Kong please contact us.

Nick Gordon, Chair 
[email protected]
Democrats Abroad - Hong Kong

 

DA Hong Kong Leadership:

Nicholas Gordon
| Chair, Democrats Abroad Hong Kong, Youth Caucus Steering Committee - HK; Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee
Beth Darvell
| Vice Chair, Democrats Abroad Hong Kong
John Medeiros
| Secretary, Democrats Abroad Hong Kong
Michael Gallagher
| Treasurer, Democrats Abroad Hong Kong
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    Call for Nominations: DA Asia Pacific RVC

    Call for Nominations:
    Democrats Abroad Regional Vice Chair Asia Pacific

    We are now accepting nominations for the bi-annual election of Regional Vice Chair (RVC) for the Asia Pacific (AP) region! This election will take place during the AP Regional Meeting on the 16th of May as part of the Democrats Abroad Global Meeting. One vote is allocated to each AP country committee and will be cast solely by country committee chairs and vice chairs. The chair and vice chair each carry ½ vote. If either is not present, the other will carry the full vote.

    Democrats Abroad has three RVCs, one for each region, who:

    • Are elected to a two year term that begins and ends with the regional election.
    • Cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.
    • Serve as one of 8 voting members of the International Executive Committee. Meetings are currently held weekly and typically last from two to three hours, but this is subject to change with the new leadership. 
    • Organize and lead monthly regional calls of about one to two hours to encourage, inform, and create a sense of community among regional country committees. 
    • Organize and lead a one to three day annual regional meeting to encourage, inform, and create a sense of community among regional country committees. When practical, these annual meetings are held as in-person events with remote participation available. 
    • Act as a liaison between the International Executive Committee and one or more of the Democrats Abroad committees, lending a hand to the committee chair and assuming chair responsibilities should that position not be filled.
    • Assist in organizing and attend the annual Democrats Abroad Global Meeting, preferably in person when conditions allow. Note that travel costs are the responsibility of the RVC.
    • Work with existing country committees to mediate and resolve issues within their committees including election issues, membership queries, etc. 
    • Track compliance status of country committees with Charter requirements and work with emerging and out-of-compliance countries to help bring them into compliance.
    • Communicate International Executive Committee decisions, policies, and Democrats Abroad best practices to the country committee leaders.
    • Bring regional issues to the International Executive Committee for discussion and resolution.

    The eligibility requirements for AP RVC are as follows: 

    • Be a citizen of the United States. 
    • Be a member of Democrats Abroad residing within a country in the Asia Pacific region.
    • Adhere to the principles of the Democratic Party of the United States.
    • Due to the extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of the AP region who are temporarily residing outside of their country of residence due to the pandemic may still run for AP RVC (example: resident of Singapore who is temporarily residing in France due to quarantines and travel restrictions). There must be an intent to return to the AP region following the lift of travel restrictions.

    Self-nominations and nominations of others are both welcomed and encouraged! Please submit any nominations via the nomination form at this link no later than 23 March 11:59 PM EDT (UTC-4). Each nominee is required to accept their nomination no later than 31 March 11:59 PM EDT (UTC-4). Nominations from the floor of the election meeting will be accepted as well, and all official candidates will be given time to make a short speech.

    A list of candidates will be released on 1 April following the nomination acceptance deadline. 

    Please direct any questions to [email protected].

    On behalf of the 2021 AP Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC),

    Anthony Nitz (Vietnam, Chair)
    Christine Valverde (New Zealand)
    Michael Ramos (Australia)
    Phong Quan (Singapore)



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    Democrats Abroad Hong Kong - Introduction

    Welcome to Democrats Abroad Hong Kong!

    DAHK is the official country committee of Democrats living in Hong Kong. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.  Please also like our Facebook Page for additional news and updates.

    If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Hong Kong please contact us.

    Nick Gordon, Chair 
    [email protected]
    Democrats Abroad - Hong Kong

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 07:30 PM Hong Kong Time · 19 rsvps
    Online Webinar in Hong Kong

    Democrats Abroad Hong Kong Annual General Meeting

    Democrats Abroad Hong Kong invites you to our Annual General Meeting and Officer Elections for 2021. 

    In accordance with changes to our bylaws passed on February 10th, we will be holding the meeting and elections online. Meeting details will be shared with those who register for the meeting. 

    There will be an in-person component to the meeting for current DAHK leaders and potential candidates; those who desire to attend in-person can do so (within existing social distancing guidelines). However, we strongly encourage that people attend remotely.

    In addition to conducting our regular business, the meeting will also serve as the elections for four positions:

    • Chair
    • Vice-Chair
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer

    After reapportionment, Hong Kong will have two votes at the DPCA level. Thus, we will not be electing a Voting Representative for the coming cycle.

    Those interested in running for one of these offices can submit their nominations using the following form: https://forms.gle/2xNcEGGSKahf1wY86. To remind our members: there must be gender balance between Chair and Vice-Chair, so candidates for those positions must declare their identity: "male", "female", or "non-binary".