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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Japan!

Democrats Abroad Japan (DAJ) is the official country committee for all Democrats living abroad in Japan.  All English teachers and all salaried workers. All spouses and children. All refugees and students abroad for the first time. The goals of our organization are to provide you the tools and means by which you can make your voice heard, even halfway across the world. With DAJ, you can be sure you, your friends, and family are registered to vote.

If you haven’t already, you can get started by clicking the “Join” tab above in the right corner to register for Democrats Abroad.

Watch this space for upcoming announcements of events and news pertaining to DAJ. We have events planned throughout the year, and anyone interested is encouraged to join.

Are you interested in rising up and doing more? Want to volunteer? Join us on Slack- our dedicated activist organization hub. We have several different committees with open positions, and we would love your support on any of them. The committee openings are as follows:

  • Communications Committee – Drafting announcements, working on messaging, promoting our causes on social media sites (FB, Twitter, etc.) and helping to write articles on the DAJ website.
  • Events Committee – Helping to organize and plan nation-wide events.
  • Fundraising Committee – Helping to raise the funds needed to reach more voters and get the election results you want.
  • Outreach Committee – Expand the DAJ membership into new areas and interface with our international network!
  • Get Out The Vote – Directly help Americans abroad get registered to vote and request their absentee ballots. Votes are what count the most.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Executive Committee listed on the right under “DA Japan Leadership.”

Let’s work together to uphold democratic values at home and abroad!

Your DA Japan Committee
[email protected]

DA Japan Leadership:

Sarajean Rossitto
| Chair, Democrats Abroad Japan
Elliott Davis
| Vice Chair, Democrats Abroad Japan
David Brauer
| Secretary, Democrats Abroad Japan
Ruth McCreery
| Treasurer, Democrats Abroad Japan
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  • News

    2021 DAJ Tokai Chapter Election Provisional Results

    The 2021 Tokai Nomination and Election Committee (NEC) is pleased to announce the provisional results of the 2021 Tokai Chapter Election. Votes were counted on June 27th, and recorded by the NEC as follows:

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    New DAJ Executive Committee Welcome and Upcoming Events

    Table of contents: 

    1. Online Town hall event on June 24th at 8pm
    2. Online Action Meeting - MONTHLY ON 4TH THURSDAY 8:00-9:30
    3. Online Speakeasy - MONTHLY ON 2nd THURSDAY 7:00~9:30
    4. Call for volunteers to join DA Japan’s slack
    5. Vision for DAJ & Greetings from Chair Sarajean Rossitto

     

    New DAJ ExCom Banner

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM Tokyo Time

    DAJ Phone Banking Training

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    You can influence voters in states with key elections by calling them!  It’s a great way to start getting involved and to influence US elections without having to travel, from the comfort of your own home. We are phoning Da members to help them VOTE, we don’t ask for donations, and many members will thank you for volunteering and for calling. Talking to other DA members is usually very engaging and informative, and knowing you’ve helped someone to vote is the best feeling.”

    DA Global is organizing phone banking campaigns throughout September and early Oct but you need to learn how to use the app! 

    Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 07:45 PM Tokyo Time · 7 rsvps
    RSVP for Zoom Link in Tokyo, Japan

    September Action Meeting - Voting Rights - State and Local Perspective - Panel Discussion

    ACTION MEETINGS

    September and October will feature guest speakers from outside Democrats Abroad Japan and we hope you can join us on Sept 30 and Oct 28 

    Note: The September action meeting will be on September 30 because September 23 is a national holiday.

     

    September Action Meeting Sept 30, 8 to 10 PM

    Theme: Why Vote in Local Elections? 

    8 to 845 GOTV voter clinic and general GOTV election questions

    Fall 2021 elections are upon us! Rebecca, DA Japan GOTV Team leader, will review some of the basics for upcoming elections as well as important deadlines. Especially important for NJ, VA and Ohio voters!

    845-9:00 Open discussion time

    9:00-10:00 Panel discussion: Why Vote in Local Elections? 

    Panel Discussion with John Choe, Queens-based Community Activist and City Council Candidate from New York, and John Baumlin, past-chair DAJ, and current DPCA Representative.  

    After a brief self introduction, we will discuss the importance of DA members' participation in State and Local Elections, and how critical our voices are, before moving on to direct actions you can take right away.  

    The DAJ Action Meeting is held every 4th Thursday, but because Sept. 23rd is a holiday, this month's meeting will be on Sept. 30th. Doors open at 7:45pm.