DAG Treasurer Candidate
Member of Democrats Abroad since 1983
I’m asking for your vote to be reelected Treasurer of Democrats Abroad-Germany for the 2021-23 term. Besides my current term which ends with the 2021 Annual General Meeting, I was elected three times before to the Treasurer position (1999-2003, 2005-2009, and 2011-2015). I’m very familiar with the duties of the position and with the Federal Election Commission rules which apply to our organization’s fundraising and spending.
I’ve also held Democrats Abroad offices in the following positions:
Kaiserslautern Chapter Chair 1983-86 (when chapter was formed)
Germany-wide Chair 1986-1995 and 2003-2005
European Regional Vice Chair 1995-96
Member of Democratic National Committee for Democrats Abroad 1996-2004
Delegate to Democratic National Conventions for DA, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004.
At Large Member of DAG Executive Committee 2009-2011
DPCA Voting Representative 2015-2019
Our organization has always run its finances efficiently, transparently, and in full compliance with party regulations and both U.S. and German law. I’ll pledge to continue those policies and would be pleased to have your support and the opportunity to continue to serve as Treasurer.
DAG Treasurer and DPCA Voting Representative Candidate
Dear fellow members of Democrats Abroad Germany,
I’d love to hear from you: [email protected]
You can find out more about me: http://vote.powen.net
I’ve been living in Berlin and active in Democrats Abroad since 2014. During that time, I’ve held leadership roles on the local, national, and international levels.
- Berlin Chapter Board (Media & Communications officer): 2015-2021
- Germany DPCA voting representative: 2019-2021
- Global AAPI Caucus steering committee: Since 2020
I’ve helped grow the Berlin chapter, organizing meetings, fundraisers, and all kinds of events, in addition to my press outreach and communications work. I’m proud of what I accomplished, reaching new U.S. voters and keeping 5000+ members engaged through email, social media, and our website.
As a voting representative for Germany and an active Executive Committee member, I introduced and rolled out new digital tools to help us work together better.
I’m a founding member of the global Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus (http://www.democratsabroad.org/aapi/), where I serve on the steering committee, communications working group, and global IT liaison.
Since I first started organizing for racial justice and LGBTQ rights in college, I have always strived to put my politics in my practice. I always think about
- how to include more people in progressive movements,
- how organizational structures can better serve our values, and
- how to improve transparency and lower barriers to participation.
What does this mean? I can grasp complex topics, break them down, and communicate clearly, from Federal Election Commission rules to party platform processes. As Treasurer and Voting Representative. I’ll work with members, voters, and volunteers, whether they bring decades of experience or are just getting involved.
Let’s build a long-term, sustainable Democrats Abroad Germany. I’m excited to be part of that project, and ask for your vote and support.
Endorsement of Powen Shiah for Treasurer by Beverly Seebach
Endorsement of Powen Shiah for Treasurer by Karen Frankenstein
Endorsement of Powen Shiah for Treasurer by Owen Jappen
Endorsement of Powen Shiah for DPCA Voting Representative by Aileen Dinin
Endorsement of Powen Shiah for DPCA Voting Representative by Diego Rivas
Endorsement of Powen Shiah for DPCA Voting Representative by Quaide Williams