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Democrats Abroad Sweden holds a rally to unite against hate in Stockholm, Sweden on Aug 26th, 2017

Democrats Abroad Sweden is the local volunteer organization for U.S. Democrats living in Sweden. Our mission is to register U.S. citizens to vote and Get Out The Vote in Federal Elections. 

We are a grassroots organization, and our members live throughout Sweden. We have great local chapters in Skåne, in Western Sweden, and in Stockholm-Uppsala.

2022 is going to be big years for Democrats, so please get involved with your local active chapter or contact us to set up your own local chapter.

Our contact information:

DA Sweden officers & DA Voting Representatives: [email protected] 
Cassandra Engeman, DASE Chair:  Click Here
Kelvin Acheampong, DASE Vice Chair: Click Here

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DA Sweden Leadership:

Cassandra Engeman
| DA Sweden Chair
Kelvin Acheampong
| DA Sweden Vice Chair
Kimberly Kane
| DA Sweden Secretary
Sheri Eklund
| DA Sweden Treasurer
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  • News

    2022 Democrats Abroad Sweden Annual General Meeting

    We will be having our annual general meeting on Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 1pm-4pm on WebEx

    Please RSVP here for the link.

    It is imperative that we mobilize and win in the mid-terms! In addition to our regular meeting, we will be making plans to help Americans register and vote. Democrats Abroad had a big impact in the 2020 elections, and we can do it again!

    Below is the day's schedule and the agenda for the annual general meeting. Please note that we will be electing a person to our Member-at-large position, which has been noticed separately by our nominations and elections committee.

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    Nominations open for DA Sweden member-at-large

    The annual general meeting of Democrats Abroad (DA) Sweden is coming up soon: 5 February.

    It is time to elect a member-at-large to the Executive Committee, to complete the 2021-2023 term of Beth Landry, who stepped down to become the DA Global Secretary. This is the only position we will be voting on. The two members-at-large on the Executive Committee have voting rights at the global DA level, along with the country chair and vice chair. All persons on the executive committee serve on a purely volunteer basis for a two-year term.

    Are you or someone you know interested in being a part of our leadership team in Sweden? Are you ready to represent Democrats Abroad Sweden on a global level with your voice and your vote? This is your chance.

    Thanks to our talented and dedicated team, Democrats Abroad Sweden consistently performs among the top DA countries. You’ll be a key part of our efforts here in Sweden and can get involved in shaping Democratic politics at the global level. Being a member of this leadership team is incredibly rewarding; you’ll be part of a vibrant, inclusive, global community of Democrats. The time commitment is relatively minimal (a couple hours per month) and the role largely -- voting rights aside -- what you make of it.

    The annual general meeting will be held in Stockholm on Saturday, 5 February, an announcement about which will go out soon. The election of the member at large will be conducted via electronic vote before the meeting, and the results will be announced at the meeting.

    The current Democrats Abroad Sweden executive committee:

    • Chair: Cassandra Engeman (2021-2023)
    • Vice Chair: Kelvin Acheampong (2021-2023)
    • Secretary: Kimberly Kane (2021-2023)
    • Treasurer: Sheri Eklund (2021-2023)
    • Counsel: Robert Houser (2021-2023)
    • Member-at-Large: Bill Borden (2021-2023)
    • Member-at-Large: Christina Davis (2021- ; appointed on a temporary basis until the coming annual general meeting)

    Eligibility criteria:

    • Candidates must be verified members of Democrats Abroad Sweden.
    • As members of the executive committee with voting rights at the global DA level, the two members-at-large must be of differing gender. Because Bill Borden identifies as male, this means that any candidates to the open position must not identify as male. They may identify as female, gender neutral, gender fluid, etc.
    • If nominated by someone other than oneself, candidates must confirm their willingness to serve.
    • Nominations for office must be made in writing.

    All nominations must be submitted at the latest by midnight on Saturday, 1 January 2022 (35 days before the election). Send nominations by email to [email protected].

    Nominations must include the following:

    • name
    • short biography (max. 150 words)
    • statement of candidacy (max. 200 words)
    • gender identity

    After candidates are announced, they will have the opportunity to present themselves via a short video message and also at a digital meet-the-candidates forum on Wednesday, 12 January.

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 06:00 PM Stockholm Time · 1 rsvp
    WebEx (online) in Gothenburg, Sweden

    Shoring up democracy: Being as prepared as possible for what's coming

    Representative John Lewis standing in front of a quote of his.

    The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (intended to restore and strengthen the gutted portions of the Voting Rights Act) and the Freedom to Vote Act (establishing a national minimum standard for how elections are conducted) are dead in the water. Meanwhile, Republican-led legislatures have been passing significant voting restrictions (with more states to follow in 2022), toying with and in some cases giving themselves the possibility to set aside election results. At the same time, Trump supporters have been extremely successful so far at taking over the positions that oversee elections at the local level (positions that have, in the past, been nonpartisan, and often hard to fill). Buying into the Big Lie has become a litmus test for Republican candidates across the country.

    The appropriate response is not to despair but also not to rest on the assumption that simply getting out the vote and winning the elections will be enough. Not only do margins of victory need to be as large as possible; but we also need to be prepared for what happens in the likely event of contested results. (We also need to be prepared, of course, in the event that we outright lose.) We need new strategies now and not on election day or the day after. Joel Parthemore will lead a discussion focusing on what Trump supporters' success taking over the electoral machinery means and how we can prepare ourselves.

    Saturday, February 05, 2022 at 01:00 PM Stockholm Time · 33 rsvps
    (RSVP for location) in Stockholm, Sweden

    2022 Democrats Abroad Sweden Annual General Meeting

    We will be having our (virtual) annual general meeting on Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 1pm-4pm on WebEx

    Please RSVP for link!

    It is imperative that we mobilize and win in the mid-terms! In addition to our regular meeting, we will be making plans to help Americans register and vote. Democrats Abroad had a big impact in the 2020 elections, and we can do it again!

    For the day's schedule and meeting agenda, visit our news page.