Welcome to Democrats Abroad Kanto!

DA Kanto is a chapter of DA Japan, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Japan. 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.

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

DA Kanto Leadership:

Matthew Axvig
| Vice Chair, Democrats Abroad Japan; Kanto Chair
Josh Fields
| Kanto Treasurer
David Odell
| Kanto Chapter Secretary, Democrats Abroad Japan
Lauren Shannon
| Kanto Vice Chair
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  • News

    Democrats Abroad Japan Ballot for the 2021 Kanto Election

    Voting for the 2021 DAJ Kanto Chapter Election opens today, Sunday May 30th.
    Send in your ballot today!

    To access your ballot as well as instructions for how to submit it, please check here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ehh2tUy5M0ECg41xWJWZjVSFDBckduJz/view?usp=sharing

    Remember to clearly mark the candidates and that all ballots must be signed in order to be considered valid.

    As another reminder, the Kanto NEC will be having its Election Meeting on Sunday June 13th at 3pm JST online via WebEx, where the ballots will be tallied. Anyone in the membership is welcome to attend as a neutral observer. Here are the details:

    WebEx Link:   https://democratsabroad.webex.com/democratsabroad/e.php?MTID=md98a6fe498bc9a8e81ec3aaaea4010eb

    Password: dems 

    As always, if you have any questions, please contact the Kanto NEC at [email protected].

    Thank you and happy voting!
    Dave Brauer, Jenise Treuting, John Baumlin
    DAJ 2021 Kanto Nomination and Election Committee

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    Call for Nominations: Announcement of 2021 Democrats Abroad Japan Kanto Election

    The 2021 Nomination and Election Committee (NEC) of Democrats Abroad Japan (DAJ) Kanto Chapter is proud to call upon our membership to submit their nominations for the 2021 DAJ Kanto Chapter Election. The call for nominations is for the following positions:

    • Kanto Chapter Officer positions
      • Chair (Volunteer Lead, Raises New Leaders)
      • Vice-Chair (Serves as Chair in their absence; Supports the Team)
      • Secretary (Manages/maintains membership database; Technical and Precise)
      • Treasurer (Manages the Kanto finances, maintains transparency and records)
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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM Time
    online in Tokyo, Japan

    DAJapan New Member and GOTV Volunteer meetup

    DAJapan New Member and Volunteer meetup

    Sunday Aug 28 at 10am Japan time - online. RSVP to get the Zoom link

    Want to help US overseas voters request and send in their ballots? Want to make a difference in the midterm elections this fall? Learn the basics about voting from abroad by joining this workshop.

    This meetup will be helpful for those new to DAJapan or former volunteers wanting to get more involved with Democrats Abroad! Whether you want to help with voter registration phonebanking or just want to know what we can do - join this session to learn the basics.

    This meeting is focused on new DA Japan members and people who want to help with get out the vote BUT – but any Democrats Abroad members can join!

    All ideas & questions about GOTV are welcome! Help us broader our reach and deepen our impact - Please bring another US voter!

    Basic overview

    1. Introductions
    2. Intro to DAJapan
    3. How DaJapan does Get Out the Vote?
    4. Volunteer roles
    Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM Shibuya-ku Time · 2 rsvps
    online using Zoom in Tokyo, Japan

    DAJ Day planning meeting Sun Aug 28

     DAJ Day planning meeting Sunday Aug 28  12noon-1:30pm

    On DAJ DAY we launch our Fall GOTV plan. Help us organize speakers, themes and PR DAJ DAY will be online and followed by regional social / fundraising events! 

    RSVP for more info 

    Meet other people interested in making a difference in the 2022 elections, discussion on reaching more voters and communications training.