Global State Teams Coordinator; Secretary, Germany; Göttingen-Hannover Region Vice Chair

Over the past year, I have helped to organize and lead the developing State Teams, particularly the Texans Abroad team. I was appointed to the role of the Global State Teams Coordinator at the beginning of 2022 and work together with our 12 teams to provide targeted outreach to our key state voters. We are also hosting numerous Meet the Candidate events throughout the year to help connect overseas voters with the candidates for a range of officers in their states. 

I am also currently the Secretary of Democrats Abroad Germany, and my volunteer efforts with Democrats Abroad began when I took on the establishment of the Hannover Precinct. After helping to increase our membership and presence in Hannover so that we could become the Göttingen-Hannover Chapter, I became the Vice Chair of our growing chapter. I am a native Texan who has called Germany home for 20 years. As a mother of two boisterous boys and an international school teacher, I am passionate about helping young people take action to make the world around them a better place. I try to lead by example with the work that I do both at Democrats Abroad and on other projects, such as assisting refugees, protecting the environment and helping local food banks. I hope that we can continue to increase the outreach in our region, in Germany and across the globe to ensure as many people as possible exercise their right to vote. I also truly hope that we can turn Texas blue!! 

  • is hosting Georgians Abroad Planning Meeting 2022-06-16 09:06:27 -0400

    Georgians Abroad Planning Meeting

    Join the Georgians Abroad DA State Team to map out the path to the 2022 Primaries! We'll be looking at the upcoming Meet the Candidate Events and developing voting materials to make the process of voting from abroad even easier.

    Even if you're not a Georgia voter, it's all hands on deck to help keep Senator Warnock's seat and win the crucial races for Governor, Secretary of State and many more at the Federal, State and Local level!


    Date: Friday, June 24th

    Time: 10am Eastern / 4pm CEST

    RSVP for the Zoom link!


    You can get in touch with us and stay up to date by:

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  • Watch the Recording of our Kick Off Event!

    Missed our Kick-Off Event? Watch anytime! 

    On June 1st the Maine State Team welcomed: 
    • Maine Secretary of State, Shenna Bellows

    • Maine Democratic Party Chair, Drew Gattine and

    • Portland Press Herald columnist, Bill Nemitz

    for an online panel discussion about voting from abroad and what's at stake in the 2022 elections.

    If you missed this very special panel and Q&A, don't worry - you can still watch it HERE anytime!

  • published Maine Voting Information in Maine State Team 2022-06-12 07:07:13 -0400

    Maine Voting Information


    Be sure to cast your vote in this year's crucial Midterm elections!

    By turning out the overseas vote in Maine, we can
    • Keep Janet Mills in the Governor's seat
    • Send more Dems to the US House
    • Help win elections up and down the ballot!

    Request your ballot TODAY!

    In 2020, close to 10,000 ballots were sent to Maine overseas voters. According to Secretary of State, Shenna Bellows, ONLY 300 overseas voters have requested their ballots as of June 1st! 

    It is essential that we turn out in record numbers this year to help KEEP MAINE BLUE! You can still request your Primary ballot AND get set to vote in the November elections, including the races for Governor and US House.


    2022 Ballot Request HERE

     We need your help to get Maine voters abroad to the polls! Let all your overseas friends and family know that they can and should VOTE this year!

    • You can submit your request by email using Vote from Abroad and ask that your ballot be sent to you by email as well

    • The deadline to submit your voter registration application (FPCA) or request an absentee ballot is 5pm EDT on the day before the election, but don't delay!

    Need Help Voting from Abroad?

    Check out these helpful resources for Maine UOCAVA voters from the Department of the Maine Secretary of State: 


  • rsvped for NC Senate Candidate Event 2022-06-16 14:40:36 -0400

    NC Senate Candidate Event with Cheri Beasley

    Come meet the phenomenal US Senate Candidate from North Carolina!

    Cheri Beasley is a mom, former public defender, judge, and the first Black woman to serve as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. She’s spent her life fighting to uphold the law and keep communities safe – and as U.S. Senator, she’ll fight to lower costs, create good-paying jobs and expand access to affordable, quality health care in every part of North Carolina.

    Join the DA North Carolinians Abroad State Team to welcome Cheri Beasley, Democratic nominee for US Senate!

    WHEN: Sunday, June 26th at 8:45am EDT/ 2:45pm CEST

    RSVP for the Zoom link!

    You can also join our NC team to help pave the way to the Midterms and Turn NC Blue!

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  • Chapter Welcomes Kassel Precinct and New Leadership!

      The Göttingen-Hannover Chapter is pleased to announce the formation of the Kassel Precinct, with Richard Sentinella taking on the role of Precinct Captain. We are also excited to welcome three more new volunteers to our leadership team, Dr. Katie Von Holzen as our Get Out The Vote Coordinator, Verena Wilkening as our Media Contact and Karla Schmidt organizing our University Outreach. There are more volunteer opportunities if you're interested - please read on for more information.


        Richie Sentinella, Kassel Precinct Captain                                  Katie Von Holzen, GOTV Coordinator 


                Verena Wilkening, Media Contact                                             Karla Schmidt, University Outreach


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  • Chapter Name Changed to Represent our Diverse Region

    We are proud to announce that the chapter name has been changed to the Göttingen-Hannover Chapter!

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Mother, teacher and a Texan who calls Germany home