Dear DA Spain Members:
We won! Biden and Harris are in the White House and the Georgia election was a success—thanks in no small part to your votes and efforts.
Now it’s time to continue with Democrats Abroad Spain’s own election, to be held March 20th, 2021. The past four years have shown what we as a group are capable of doing when we all contribute and work together as a team, under enthusiastic and dedicated leadership.
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.
We encourage 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 Spain member can run for office! Multiple positions must be filled in this election.
The deadline for submission of your candidacy is midnight March 3rd EST.
Democrats Abroad welcomes diversity. The Chair and Vice Chair must be of opposite genders.
The Voting Reps delegation is also required to be gender balanced.
You are welcome to place your name in nomination for either chair or vice chair to help us achieve our diversity objectives.
Executive Committee Elections for the 2021-2022 term
Description of roles and duties:
The Chair shall be the chief executive officer of the organization, shall call and preside at all meetings of members and of the Executive Committee, and shall have responsibility for all activities approved by the organization. The Chair shall sit ex-officio on all committees of the organization with full voting privileges.
In the absence of the Chair, the Vice-Chair shall call and preside at meetings of members and of the Executive Committee. The Vice-Chair shall have such other duties as the Chair shall define. In the case of a vacancy in the office of the DAS Chair, the Vice-Chair shall become DAS Chair until the next Annual General Meeting at which officer elections are held.
The Secretary shall maintain a current list of members of the organization containing such information as the DPCA may from time to time require (i.e. the name, mail and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers and U.S. voting district/State, etc.*), minutes of all meetings, and all files and administrative records of the organization. Minutes of meetings shall be available for inspection by members who have not had their privileges restricted. The Secretary shall have such other duties as the Chair shall define.
The Treasurer shall manage the finances of the organization, maintain its financial reports to members and make and maintain such financial reports as may be required by law (including without limitation the laws and regulations of the United States and the several States applicable to political parties and contributions to them). All such records shall be open for inspection by members in good standing. The Treasurer shall have such other duties as the Chair shall define.
The Counsel shall be available for consultation by the Executive Committee on interpretive and procedural questions relating to DAS and its activities. The Counsel shall consult with the Democrats Abroad International Counsel from time to time.
These shall be DA Spain country committee officers. They are elected to represent DA Spain at International meetings and vote as allowed by the DPCA Charter. The number of DPCA Voting Representative(s) are assigned to country committees of the DPCA in accordance with DPCA’s Charter procedure.
Note: All of the above officers will be member of the Democrats Abroad Spain Executive Committee.
Prepared by the Election Committee