EMEA Regional Vice Chair - Robyn Emerson - Democrats Abroad

Name:                          Robyn Emerson

Member since:              2012

Residence:.                   Kenya

Biography:

Managed campaigns in Texas, organising and lobbying, public relations for State and National organisations - public and private, Founded and run 3 community organisations in Texas and Kenya, Founded and Manage an Africa American Citizens in Kenya network that hosts events and information sharing, have relationships with Kenyan and US Embassy in Kenya, I'm a trained Urban Planner, Entreprenuer has founded and run in US & Kenya, Author of books and writing articles in Kenya press, Public Speaker and trainer, Media work (tv, newspaper and radio)

Describe your volunteer work with DA and cite your greatest DA accomplishment. 

Pulling together Democrats in Kenya together in 2012, continue to share information with people to stay abreast to tax issues and tiny actions.  Keep our community connected to U.S. Embassy activities and policies affecting us.

Why are you running for this office?

I'm running to empower U.S. Citizens living in this region to exercise their power from abroad, to have us not be forgotten in our home districts, to contibute to the (domestic and foreign) policy shaping of the Democrat Party, to raise money supporting party initiatives,

How will your skill sets and experience contribute to DA’s success? 

As an organiser, I will reach out to diverse interest groups abroad and connect them to the party's agenda. I am have the uncanning knack developing, holding and analysing collective conversations developing them into policies.  I chair organisation boards and understand procedures.

Are there any DA organizational or practical issues (not political goals) that you would like to address, should you be elected? 

The discrimatory treatment of immigrants, highlighting the value of diplomacy that works to security, Build on the 2018 800% increase of voting from abroad for 2020 elections, Grow country representation across my region, Get specific issues discussed by party affliates to the region, do media work to U.S. television and in my region, work with associations/organisations where Americans living or traveling overseas are to interact.

What are three pressing political issues that you would work to include in the DA 2020 Platform and why?

Taxes, Immigration and Security - EMEA region may be retaliated because of US policies, US Businesses coming to the region growing local economies - bringing along US SMEs - and upholding human rights

How can Democrats Abroad best raise our profile among American voters abroad and better work to elect Democrats? 

Utilising technology more - predictive social media placement according to people's interests, a podcast, get people from hometowns U.S. that people love and proud to talk to, hold balls & talks abroad, message placement via candidates, whenever a party representative is in the region the DA leadership organise an event