Chair, Democrats Abroad Japan, GOTV Coordinator Asia Pacific

I believe each person's voice matters. I also believe people want to live in safe communities with good services and neighbors but many are not aware of their own power to affect change. That's where we come in.


  • rsvped for DAJapan GOTV Voter Assistance 2022-05-26 07:44:49 -0400

    DAJapan GOTV Voter Assistance

    Want to help US overseas voters request and send in their ballots? Want to make a difference in the midterm elections this fall? Learn the basics about voting from abroad by joining this workshop. Sat June 11 at 2pm Japan time

    This training is the foundation of any volunteer work you do with Democrats Abroad! Whether you are helping out at a voter registration table or plan to become an online voter assistance volunteer using Intercom - join this workshop to learn the basics.

    All ideas & questions about GOTV are welcome! Help us broader our reach and deepen our impact - Please bring another US voter!

    This training is hosted by the DA Japan GOTV team – but any Democrats Abroad members can join!

    WHEN
    June 11, 2022 at 2:00pm
    WHERE
    online
    1 rsvp rsvp

  • is hosting JUNE HAPPY HOUR 2022-05-22 09:03:33 -0400

    JUNE HAPPY HOUR

    Monthly social gathering in Kanto

    Sat June 25 3-5:30 pm

    Place TBA

    WHEN
    June 25, 2022 at 12:00am
    WHERE
    TBA
    Tokyo
    Japan
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting DAJ chair office hours - 4th Monday 2022-05-22 08:52:38 -0400

    DAJ chair office hours - 4th Monday

    June - Nov 2022 the chair will have twice monthly office hours.

    Have questions about DAJapan? Want to get involved? Want to talk about issues we need to be working on? Interested in knowing how you can have an impact on the Nov 2022 elections? Want to find out about doing voter registration at your organizations or company? or just want to chat with Sarajean .... then stop by on the 2nd Saturday or 4th Monday to chat with the chair!

    DATES FOR JUNE

    • Saturday June 11 10-11am
    • Monday June 27 8-9pm

     

    WHEN
    June 27, 2022 at 8:00pm
    WHERE
    Zoom online event
    Tokyo
    Japan
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting AP GOTV Monthly Meeting 2022-05-20 22:13:22 -0400

    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

    WHEN
    May 29, 2022 at 11:00am
    WHERE
    WEBEX ONLINE EVENT - RSVP TO GET THE LINK
    Tokyo
    Japan
    Google map and directions
    1 rsvp rsvp

  • is hosting DAJ Action mtg: Gun Violence Prevention 2022-05-20 22:11:13 -0400

    DAJ Action mtg: Gun Violence Prevention

    Gun Violence Prevention: what you can do even from overseas

    Guest speaker: Tremayne Edwards, Education and Engagement Director, Alliance for Gun Responsibility

     

    Virtual doors open 10 min before event start - see local times below

     Sat  June 18 11am-1pm Japan 

    Friday June 17, 7pm-9pm Pacific time

     

    More than 200 mass shootings in the US as of May 2022 - it seems like another ordinary day in the US. Does it have to be this way? no.

    Join us for this online discussion about what is being done to end gun violence the US and what you can do to make a difference. Our June Action Meeting guest speaker Tremayne Edward of the Alliance for Gun Responsibility will address perceptions about firearms, factors contributing to the prevalence of gun violence in the US, how such perceptions and violence are impacting Persons of Colour communities and young people today. This event aims to do more than educate

    In the second hour we introduce real solutions and specific actions you can take today to promote safer communities back where you vote!

    Guest speaker: Tremayne Edwards, Education and Engagement Director, Alliance for Gun Responsibility

    Discussant: Patrick Lovell, Member, DA Japan

    Moderators MC: Sarajean Rossitto, Chair, DA Japan & Jaylon Carter Chair Black Lives Matter

    Local times:

    • Asia-Pacific Times => Sat June 18:  2pm Auckland/ 12pm Sydney / 11am Japan & Korea / 10am Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Manila, Singapore, Bali, Perth / 9am Thailand & Vietnam / 7am W Kazakhstan / 7:30 New Delhi 
    •  USA =>  Friday June 17 7pm Seattle  / 10pm New York

     

    WHEN
    June 18, 2022 at 11:00am
    WHERE
    Online - RSVP to get Zoom link
    Tokyo
    Japan
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • rsvped for Meet the Vice Chair Picnic 2022-05-15 01:12:20 -0400

    Meet the Vice Chair Picnic

     

    Join us for our 2nd in person event of the year: picnic in Yoyogi park - bring food and drinks to share. More details forthcoming!

    Bring food and drink to share —-

    Meet at 1pm at Yoyogi Park Clock Tower
    https://goo.gl/maps/8pqvBVXwdiV98tmD6

    WHEN
    May 28, 2022 at 1:00pm
    WHERE
    Yoyogi Park
    2-1 Yoyogikamizono-cho
    shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0052
    Japan
    Google map and directions
    4 rsvps rsvp

  • published AP GOTV Voter Assistance in Events 2022-04-25 03:42:30 -0400

    AP GOTV Voter Assistance

     Want to help US overseas voters request and send in their ballots? Want to make a difference in the midterm elections this fall? Learn the basics about voting from abroad by joining this workshop. See below for local times on Sun May 29

    This training is the foundation of any volunteer work you do with Democrats Abroad! Whether you are helping out at a voter registration table or plan to become an online voter assistance volunteer using Intercom - join this workshop to learn the basics.

    All ideas & questions about GOTV are welcome! Help us broader our reach and deepen our impact - Please bring another US voter!

    This training is hosted by the Asia-Pacific GOTV team – but any Democrats Abroad members can join!

    • Sun May 29 => Asia Pacific Local Times
    • Auckland: 3PM
    • Sydney: 1PM
    • Tokyo/Seoul: 12noon
    • Bali/Perth/Hong Kong/Beijing/Taipei/Singapore: 11AM
    • Hanoi/Bangkok: 10AM
    • New Delhi: 9:30AM
    • Kazakhstan 8AM

    Facilitated by Anne O’Connell, DA Kazakhstan

    RSVP to get the Webex link

    WHEN
    May 28, 2022 at 11:00pm - May 29, 2022 at 12:30am
    WHERE
    online, RSVP for Webex link
    7 rsvps rsvp

  • donated 2021-11-30 20:34:58 -0500

    Help DA Update Its Website!

    $20,206.88 raised
    GOAL: $30,000.00

    Having a strong digital presence will be more important than ever for finding and mobilizing voters abroad for critical races in 2022. That’s why Democrats Abroad has prioritized redesigning its website (www.democratsabroad.org) in Spring 2022.

    At the top of the to-do list is making our website more engaging, accessible, and user-friendly -- something we know needs to be done, but which comes with a price tag of $30,000. Please help us in this longer-term investment so that we can better attract and support our online visitors -- and in turn convert site visits into activism and votes.

    If you are unable to contribute online, send us a US Dollar check with this form to the following address.

    Democrats Abroad
    PO Box 15130
    Washington DC 20003
    USA

    Thank you for your support!

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