New Zealand



Photo courtesy of Christine Valverde

Kia ora! 

Welcome to the Democrats Abroad New Zealand page.  We are the official country committee for American Democrats living in New Zealand.  Here you will find information about our upcoming events across the country and how to contact the DANZ Executive Committee.

Feel free to get in touch with any of us if you have questions, suggestions, or just want to meet up for a cuppa.

Please send press inquiries here.

Don't forget to join DANZ on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DemsAbroadNZ!


Christine Valverde, Chairperson
Democrats Abroad New Zealand


DA New Zealand Leadership:

Christine Valverde
| New Zealand Chairperson
Adnan Ahmed
| Vice Chair
Christen Reed
| Secretary-Treasurer
Wendy London
| Counsel
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  • News

    President Biden's Earth Day 2022!

    To mark Earth Day 2022, President Biden signed an executive order to strengthen America's forests and combat global deforestation.  Plus here's a long list of all the positive changes on climate action taken by the Biden-Harris administration or in process.  Our votes are making this happen!

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    Climate Action 2022!

    Check out our new Democrats Abroad toolkit for taking climate action.  Actions we can take all year long, since every day is Earth Day!


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    Upcoming Events

    Friday, May 27, 2022 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 25 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Monthly Friday Casual Social

    Democrats Abroad Global Seniors and Disability Caucuses invite you to join us for our monthly Social -- a time for Seniors and members of the Disability Caucus to connect with one another and discuss topics of concern and information. We will reflect, discuss, plan, and strategize together from the comfort of our own homes and with no duties or assignments! This will be fun as we can discuss freely any topic we would like.  

    When: Friday May 27, 2022 at 9.00 am Eastern time

    Where: on Zoom. 
    Vancouver CA 6:00 AM PDT
    Washington DC 9:00 AM EDT
    London UK 2:00 PM BST
    Paris FR 3:00 PM CET
    Hanoi VN 8:00 PM ICT
    Beijing CN 9:00 PM CST
    Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 11:00 AM Time · 1 rsvp

    AP GOTV Monthly Meeting

    At the GOTV leaders monthly meeting, we will share our newly developed GOTV plans, ideas for building upon what we have already done this year and our strategies for getting out the vote in the midterms. Find out more about what is working / not working in each context and develop our know-how.

    There are more than 500,000 eligible voters in the Asia Pacific Region who are not members of Democrats Abroad AND most of them did NOT vote in 2020. We can really make a difference in the 2022 Midterms by reaching out to just a sliver of these people!

    Basic agenda for May 29 2022

    1. Meeting Purpose
    2. GOTV plans for the rest of the year 
    3. GENERATING MOVEMENT: phone banking!
    4. Trainings and materials 
    5. Collaboration on events
    6. Actions items and next steps 

    Local Times => Sunday May 29 11am Japan time

    • Auckland: 2pm
    • Sydney: 12noon
    • Tokyo/Seoul: 11:00am
    • Perth/Hong Kong/Beijing/Taipei/Singapore/Bali: 10am
    • Hanoi/Bangkok: 9am
    • New Delhi: 7:30
    • Western Kazakhstan 7am
    • Facilitated by Sarajean, DA Japan &  AP GOTV Coordinator and all you leaders in AP

    RSVP to get the Zoom link