If you’ve ever dreamt of casting a vote to formally pick our Party’s nominee for President of the United States, now is the time to fill out a statement declaring your candidacy to be part of Democrats Abroad’s (DA) delegation to the Democratic National Convention to be held during the week of August 17, 2020.
You may already be familiar with us and our work, but if not, we’re pleased to introduce ourselves as the Affirmative Action Committee and our purpose is to strive for diversity and inclusion within Democrats Abroad’s 2020 delegate selection process. In short, Democrats Abroad’s membership includes Americans of every background, every skin color, every age group, and so forth – and we hope our 2020 delegation reflects this reality. But in order to ensure we have a diverse delegation present at the Convention, we need diverse candidates to step up to run. Could that be you?
Being an elected delegate for Democrats Abroad and formally voting for the Democratic presidential nominee is a tremendous honor and among the most prestigious roles one can take in American politics. Four years ago, 300 candidates put their names forward to be a delegate, two-thirds of which had diverse traits. If there was ever a time to show the world that U.S. citizens living abroad are just as diverse as the homeland and just as anxious to boot Donald Trump out of office, this is that moment.
Candidate forms are available online now. If you’d like to be part of the 21-member delegation representing Democrats Abroad, please do not hesitate in filling out the candidate form and sending it back before the April 17th deadline. And while any DA member is eligible to run, those members who identify with any of the following are especially encouraged to run for delegate: women, African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian American or Pacific Islander, LGBT, youth (aged 36 or younger), and those with a disability.
We’re fired up about the delegate selection process and ask you to join us in spreading this message to other DA members you think might make excellent candidates to run as delegates. The last thing that Trump, Pence, and McConnell want to see are U.S. citizens from around the world showing strong support for our nominee. Let’s get to work!
Staying safe and washing hands,
-The DA Affirmative Action Committee-