January 22, 2021


DACH Needs YOU!!!

Joe and Kamala have been inaugurated! And members like you help make it happen. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

image1.pngNow, work continues for 2022 and 2024. Locally here in Switzerland, DACH members will soon elect officers for two year terms. Becoming involved on the Executive Committee is rewarding and helps guide the future of our organization. The tremendous growth of membership in the last four years (as Democrats unified in the mission to defeat Mr. Trump) has allowed us to have highly motivated volunteers and a great basis to keep up the momentum with new ideas. We would love to see many new members running for offices. In addition to the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer, we will elect “Members-at-Large” to the Executive Committee where you can volunteer your expertise in a given field (Volunteer Coordinator, Communications Chair, Fundraising Chair, etc.) or participate as required based on upcoming activities.


This year, Democrats Abroad Switzerland will hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Elections on Sunday, March 14th. We have established a Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) with Peter Buterfield as the NEC Chair. This Committee is available to help you determine which position you would like to run for and to answer any questions about how to promote your candidacy. You can contact the Nominations Committee via email at [email protected]. Alternatively, you can call Peter at +41 79 598 53 74 or Vance White (Outgoing DACH Chair) at +41 79 746 60 26 to ask about roles and responsibilities.

Running for officer positions is quite rewarding. And the next two years are a really good way to make your mark on our organization because during non-presidential election years you have time to really focus with the global team to make positive change happen.

You can help set the Democratic Party Platform, encourage new members and get to know other Democrats Abroad from around the world! And when COVID-19 restrictions ease, you can help us run local in-person events once again!

Can we count on you? Do you have questions or want to learn more? Are you interested in any of our roles, or know somebody else who might be a good fit? If so, please reach out to [email protected]. We will be more than happy to hear from you. 

In addition to officers at the DACH country level, we will also have elections this Spring for officers in the Basel, Geneva, and Zürich chapters during their AGMs, so you can also run for local chapter positions.

March 14, 2021 AGM and Elections
By Feb. 7, 2021 Members who wish to run for office shall inform the Chair of the NEC in writing (email)
Feb. 17, 2021 The NEC will distribute to all current members of DACH a notice regarding the election meeting. The notice will include the names of all candidates and a brief summary of their qualifications

To learn about officer and member-at-large duties, follow this link to see excerpts from the DACH Bylaws.