Global IT Team; Global Caucus Coordinator; AAPI Caucus Steering Committee

  • published LGBTQ+ Caucus in DA Germany Caucuses 2021-05-30 06:42:42 -0400

    LGBTQ+ Caucus


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  • published Welcome in Hispanic Caucus 2021-05-30 06:15:38 -0400

    Welcome to the DA Germany Hispanic Caucus blog. We have created this space to share news, events, and ideas within the community of our members in Germany.

     

    The Hispanic Caucus blog is currently still under construction

    we apologize for the wait.

    In the meantime, We invite you to join our Caucus!  Please click here to join us!

    If you're interested in getting in contact with the Hispanic Caucus

    please email the DAG Caucus Coordinator [email protected]

     


  • published Hispanic Caucus in DA Germany Caucuses 2021-05-30 06:15:15 -0400

    Hispanic Caucus


    Posted by · July 20, 2021 12:00 AM · 1 reaction

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  • published Climate Caucus in DA Germany Caucuses 2021-05-30 06:12:50 -0400

  • published Black Caucus in DA Germany Caucuses 2021-05-30 06:10:36 -0400

    DA Germany Black Caucus


    Posted by · May 30, 2021 6:09 AM · 1 reaction

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  • published Welcome in Black Caucus 2021-05-30 06:09:10 -0400

    Welcome to the DA Germany Black Caucus blog. We have created this space to share news, events, and ideas within the community of our members in Germany.

     

     

     

    The Black Caucus blog is currently still under construction

    we apologize for the wait.

    In the meantime, we invite you to join our Caucus!  Please click here to join us!

    If you're interested in getting in contact with the Black Caucus leaders

    please email them at [email protected].


  • published Baja California in Chapters 2021-05-21 10:53:18 -0400

  • published Leaders/Lideres in Baja California 2021-05-17 15:21:25 -0400

  • published Events/Eventos in Baja California 2021-05-17 15:21:10 -0400

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  • published News/Noticias in Baja California 2021-05-17 15:20:54 -0400

  • published Mexico Baja California Intro in News/Noticias 2021-05-17 14:56:56 -0400

    Mexico Baja California Intro

    Welcome to Democrats Abroad Mexico Baja California!

    My fellow Democrats, it is the honor of a lifetime to have been elected as the Charter Chairman of Democrats Abroad Baja California. It is a distinct honor that all of us on our Charter Board in particular and our chapter membership in general share as very few people have the opportunity of creating a state level chapter of the Democratic Party in one of the most vibrant and strategic States in Mexico. For this is truly a way to serve our country in particular and the cause of democracy in general, even while outside of its borders. 

    It is my mission to put Democrats Abroad Baja California on the world stage as a model of best practices for all border chapters of Democrats Abroad on both the Southern as well as Northern border. I thank you all for your hard work and support. If you are not yet an active officer or member in our Chapter, I encourage you to join us in the pursuit of fun, fellowship, and Democracy. May God bless you all and our United States of America and unite our North American region into an ever closer Union. 

     

    Bienvenida del Presidente a la página web de DABC

    Compañeros demócratas, es el honor de toda una vida haber sido electo como Presidente Fundador de Demócratas en el Extranjero de Baja California. Es un honor distintivo que todos nosotros en nuestra Mesa Directiva en particular y la membresía de nuestro capítulo en general compartimos, ya que muy pocas personas tienen la oportunidad de crear un capítulo a nivel estatal del Partido Demócrata en uno de los estados más vibrantes y estratégicos de México. Porque esta es verdaderamente una forma de servir a nuestro país en particular y a la causa de la democracia en general, incluso fuera de sus fronteras.

    Mi misión es poner a Demócratas en el Extranjero de Baja California en el escenario global como un modelo de mejores prácticas para todos los capítulos fronterizos de Demócratas en el Extranjero tanto en la frontera sur como en la norte. Les agradezco a todos por su arduo trabajo y apoyo. Si aún no es un funcionario activo o miembro de nuestro Capítulo, le animo a que se una a nosotros en la búsqueda de la diversión, el compañerismo y la democracia. Que Dios los bendiga a todos y a nuestros Estados Unidos de América y una a nuestra región de América del Norte en una Unión cada vez más estrecha.

    David Diaz
    Chair, Baja California


  • published For the love of nature: Eliminating SF6 in News 2021-05-10 06:31:57 -0400

    For the love of nature: Eliminating SF6

    Even with a very low number of leakages, the impact on global warming is significant. Tens of thousands of times stronger at trapping heat than carbon dioxide, sulfur hexafluoride continues to be used as an insulation gas in switchgears worldwide. But now one Norwegian energy provider is leading a charge to eliminate it.

    A few years ago it might have been in your running shoes, your window insulation or in
    your tires: sulfur hexafluoride or SF6 – the most potent greenhouse gas in the world, with a potential for global warming around 23,500 times greater than carbon dioxide. While manufacturers have since pulled SF6 from shoes, windows and tires, tons of it are still being used to insulate high-voltage switchgear in substations around the world. In Norway, however, BKK Nett, the country’s second largest power grid owner with 245,000 customers is spearheading a shift to eliminate the gas from their substations.

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  • Welcome to the DANL Youth Caucus

    The Democrats Abroad The Netherlands Youth Caucus (DANLYC) was established in 2021. We are open to all Democrats Abroad members living in The Netherlands who are willing and able to advocate on issues important to young Americans.
    Our mission is to build a community of young Americans living in The Netherlands. We aim to engage, empower, and motivate young Americans living in The Netherlands to exercise their right to vote from abroad and become more active in their community. As well to support and educate our members on youth-led and youth-related issues. 
    Interested in getting involved? You can contact us at [email protected]


    Mission Statement: 

    • To support and defend the U.S. Constitution and the goals and ideals of the Democratic Party and Democrats Abroad
    • To advocate on issues of concern to the U.S. youth vote
    • To be a voice for young Americans living abroad
    • To support campaigns of young nominees running for elected office in the U.S.

  • Karen Frankenstein, AAPI Caucus Steering Committee Member

    Karen Frankenstein

    I joined Democrats Abroad as an active volunteer in 2016. Having lived abroad in Europe and Asia for much of my life, feeling like an American abroad wasn’t really a motivating factor for joining DA - but the shocking election of our 45th President was. And I never really thought much about being Asian American - there weren’t many half-Asian kids running around when I was a child, so my brothers and I called ourselves “hapa”, the Hawaiian word for someone of mixed ancestry - and left it at that. I’m half Chinese and half German-Irish-English-Jewish-Unitarian Chicago Democrat, as we jokingly say.

    My family has always been involved in trying to make a difference - in the State Department, Unicef, and as cultural ambassadors, among others. This colored my world view significantly. When the AAPI Caucus started formation work, I wasn’t sure that I would get deeply involved, but I was curious about the idea of an Asian American group, and I thought I might be able to help get it going. Much to my surprise, the issues and commonalities of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders resonated deeply with me. I’m thrilled to be a member of the Steering Committee and I’m looking forward to making a difference!


  • published Online Vigil in AAPI Vigil 2021-04-04 08:00:38 -0400

  • published Online Vigil in AAPI Vigil 2021-04-04 07:37:11 -0400


  • Annual General Meeting (AGM) April 15, 2021

    Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is just two weeks away! On Thurs. April 15, 2021 at 6:00 pm where all Democrats Abroad Colombia volunteers are invited to join virtually to become informed on the latest Democrats Abroad Colombia highlights over the past year and look to the future of our chapter here in Colombia. We have a lot to be proud of and all credit goes to all of our members like you! Please click HERE to sign up for the AGM and receive the link to the meeting.

     During our meeting, we will also be holding our Executive Committee elections for 2021-2023! Below we present to you the four open positions and the corresponding nominees for this next cycle. Take a moment to read their brief bios and purpose statements for running for office. Please support your candidates and Democrats Abroad Colombia as we select new leadership by filling out the electronic ballot through this link.

     You may vote for all positions. Your electronic signature will be your name and contact information as indicated, so please fill out the form completely and SUBMIT.

     It takes all of a minute to send in your vote and you have until Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm (CST) to send it in, so make sure to get your vote in! We will announce the votes at the Annual General Meeting.

     Thanks to all our wonderful and talented nominees who are equally excited and committed to bringing out the best for Democrats Abroad Colombia.

     Sincerely,

    Monica Gonzalez
    Andrew Fischer
    Nominations and Elections Committee

    Nominees

    Chair Nominee
    Quyen Nguyen

    I am an Iowa voter and I have lived in Colombia for four years with my Colombian partner who is a Bogotá city councilor. I have a consulting business in which I guide undergraduate and graduate students through the admissions process. I also teach courses on inclusive leadership to undergraduate business students at el CESA.

    I have been honored to serve as your chair since 2019, and hope I can continue to lead DA Colombia in this capacity. Since I have been in this role, we have achieved many great things. Here are just a few:

    • Built a team of over 2 dozen volunteers who helped us get Biden and other Democrats into office
    • Hit the highest membership growth rate of any country committee in the Americas
    • Hit nearly 70% engagement with our members for the 2020 elections
    • Had the highest percentage of compliance (over 99%) in the Americas for database management

     

    I am very proud that DA Colombia has become a globally recognized country chapter, and I hope we can spend the next two years continuing to build on and carry out this work together.

     

    Vice Chair Nominee
    Jimmy Colon

    My name is Jimmy Colon. I was born in Newark, New Jersey but was raised in Puerto Rico.

    I graduated from high school at Florida Ari Academy. I earned my Bachelor of Arts - Accounting Magna Cum Laude Honors (Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, USA)  and got my Master of Arts. International Studies-Economics at  Ohio University, Ohio. USA.

    I am 100% bilingual with more than 20  years of experience working at multinational companies, holding positions from Financial Manager / Controller and General Manager.

    I best describe myself as a positive, well-organized and highly result-oriented individual who can work under pressure with an outgoing personality.

    I command good communication skills at multiple organizational levels and have Managed work in a dynamic environment with the ability to handle conflicts (Internal / external) and create win/win situations.

    I view myself as an analytically minded person with strong negotiation skills, openness to change and the ability to overcome obstacles thinking out of the box.

     My motivation to run as Vice-Chair- Democrats Abroad,  Colombia Chapter, is to contribute my knowledge and experience by proactively engaging the membership base via open debate and activities as well as achieving a 15% increase in the membership base.

     

    Secretary Nominee
    Sydney Slotkin

    I would be honored to be your new Secretary of Democrats Abroad Colombia. Originally joining as a member in 2018, I became an active volunteer in 2020 and co-led DA Colombia’s first GOTV and phone banking campaigns to meet our goal in registering and supporting voters. In 2021 I also joined the Global Youth Caucus Steering Committee where I hope to encourage young voters to become more involved with the organization.  

    I grew up in New York where I vote today and studied at American University in Washington, DC. I originally moved to Medellin in 2012 to teach English and achieve Spanish fluency. I extended my time here to work with the Colombian Ministry of Education’s Colombia Bilingue project where I worked in Valledupar and Medellin. I currently live in Bogota with my partner where I work remotely as a Global Operations Manager leading my team in the Americas.

    After increasing membership last year, I see the next 2 years as a time to define our goals as a young chapter and support members between election cycles. In addition to being hardworking and passionate, my experience streamlining and implementing processes and programs will help DA Colombia’s goals become a reality.

    I hope to gain your support and to meet you all in person or virtually soon!

     

    Treasurer Nominee
    Carolina Carter

    I am a US citizen that has lived in Colombia on and off for many years and am interested in and follows political developments in both the United States and Colombia. I am particularly passionate about protection of women's sexual and reproductive rights, gender diversity and identity rights, and migrants’ rights. I have a degree in Political Science from Universidad Rafael Landivar in Guatemala and a master’s degree in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. After returning to Colombia in 2010, I worked in monitoring and evaluation for the operator of the USAID human rights program and for the past eight years have been working at an international NGO dedicated to transitional justice.

     I served as Vice Chair and Chair of Democrats Abroad Colombia in 2010-11 and have been treasurer for the past two years. The Executive Committee and our magnificent group of volunteers did an incredible job last year in increasing membership and conducting a successful Get Out the Vote campaign. I would like to continue to be a part of this team and contribute to the work of Democrats Abroad globally and in Colombia. I ask for your vote to re-elect me as treasurer so that we can carry on this work together!


  • published Shareable Graphics in AAPI Vigil Against Hate 2021-03-31 08:04:27 -0400

    Shareable Graphics - Stop AAPI Hate

    Please download and share these graphics on social media.

    Use these posters (or your own sign), take a picture of yourself, email it to us at [email protected], and post it to your Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram page. This is a rolling action and we'll keep adding pictures to our vigil page as we receive images. 

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    AAPI-Vigil-PrintOut.jpg AAPI-Vigil-Posters_A4.jpg
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  • posted Online Vigil to Vigil Against AAPI Hate 2021-04-04 07:37:10 -0400

    Vigil Against AAPI Hate

    Vigil Against AAPI Hate
    Posted by · April 09, 2021 12:00 AM

    Online Vigil
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  • published Stop AAPI Hate Vigil - Shareable Graphics in News 2021-03-26 04:20:02 -0400

    Stop AAPI Hate Vigil - Shareable Graphics

    Please download and share these graphics on social media.

    Use these posters (or your own sign), take a picture of yourself, email it to us at [email protected], and post it to your Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram page. This is a rolling action and we'll keep adding pictures to our vigil page as we receive images. 

    Download the series in A4 format
    Download the series in square format


    AAPI-Vigil-PrintOut.jpg AAPI-Vigil-Posters_A4.jpg
    AAPI-Vigil-Posters2_sq.jpg AAPI-Vigil-Posters3_sq.jpg
    AAPI-Vigil-Posters4_sq.jpg AAPI-Vigil-Posters4_sq.jpg
    AAPI-Vigil-PrintOut_bw.jpg
     Download the series in A4 format Download the series in square format

     


    Click here for this deck in color.
    Click here for this deck in black and white.

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Global IT Team, AAPI Steering