December 18, 2021

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.