South Korea

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Welcome to Democrats Abroad South Korea!

Democrats Abroad South Korea (DAROK) is the official country committee for all Democrats living abroad in South Korea. All English teachers and all 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 DAROK, you can be sure you, your friends, and your family are registered to vote.

Membership is available only to US citizens. Joining Democrats Abroad does not cancel your registration with your home state. Everyone still votes through their home state for general, midterm, and special elections.

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

 

Erin Watson, DAROK Chair

info-south-korea@democratsabroad.org

DA South Korea Leadership:

Erin Watson-Chappell
| Chairperson, DAROK
Cory Lemke
| Vice Chairperson, DAROK; Global Co-Chair, AAPI Caucus; Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member
Robert Evans
| Treasurer, DAROK
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  • News

    IMPORTANT: THE GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY IN SOUTH KOREA

    CANCELED: Seoul In-Person GPP Voting on March 7, 2020

    Sadly, with coronavirus concerns and the dramatic increase in cases in South Korea, we've decided to cancel the in-person voting event we were going to hold on March 7, 2020.

    But! The Global Presidential Primary is still the easiest Democratic Primary for overseas voters to participate in thanks to:


    EMAIL & MAIL-IN VOTING

    Registered Democrats Abroad members should have received a ballot for DA's global primary in their email on February 18, 2020. If you didn't see it in your inbox, you can download the ballot here on the Democrats Abroad website. Just fill it out and send it back by email or post! The deadline is March 10, 2020.

    Coronavirus may be exceptionally frustrating, but don't let the virus disenfranchise you! Democrats Abroad represents 9 million Americans living abroad and has as much weight as any US state party in the Democratic Primary. Your vote for your favorite Democratic candidate can have potentially 4x more impact than back at home!

    CAUTION: You CAN NOT vote for a Presidential Candidate in both your home state primary and the GPP.

    So we hope you choose to use your vote for the GPP!

    It's impactful.

    It's easy.

    It's right now!

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    Welcome to Democrats Abroad South Korea!

    Democrats Abroad South Korea (DAROK) is the official country committee for all Democrats living abroad in South Korea. All English teachers and all 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 DAROK, you can be sure you, your friends, and your family are registered to vote.

    Membership is available only to US citizens. Joining Democrats Abroad does not cancel your registration with your home state. Everyone still votes through their home state for the November election

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

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    Upcoming Events

    Friday, October 23, 2020 at 07:00 PM Seoul Time
    WeWork Yeoksam Station in Seoul, South Korea

    Drinking and Debating: Thoughts on the Final Presidential Debate

    It's time for the last Presidential debate! We're ready to talk about it, and process it. After the last couple of debates, we definitely need something to drink and therapy. Whether it's sorting out mixed feelings, getting out some rage, or gushing over a high point we'll be here to talk about it. DAROK invites you to join our upcoming online discussion that will provide space for everyone to talk and process. We'll have some people give their opinions and we want to hear yours too! RSVP for the link!

    Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 04:00 PM Seoul Time
    WeWork Yeoksam Station in Seoul, South Korea

    Progressive Caucus Book Club: Human Acts

    Our next book will be "Human Acts" by Han Kang

    From Goodreads:
    In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed.

    The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho's best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice.

    An award-winning, controversial bestseller, Human Acts is a timeless, pointillist portrait of a historic event with reverberations still being felt today, by turns tracing the harsh reality of oppression and the resounding, extraordinary poetry of humanity.