Secretary — Netherlands

I believe that our party needs to represent the people it serves and that it must be more inclusive. Public service is my biggest passion, for, how can one complain without putting forward the smallest amount of effort? . I want to help build a truly inclusive Democratic Party that captures the voices that represent the diversity of America. Pressing to make sure the voices of Americans Abroad are heard and included creating a truly unified party. We must not shun change, nor lack in inclusion, nor falter on platform. United we must resist and persist.


  • Amsterdam Gay Pride Floating FUNdraiser

    Join Democrats Abroad for a unique front-row view of Amsterdam’s world famous Gay Pride Canal Parade!

    If you’ve never experienced Amsterdam Gay Pride, thousands line the streets along the canals jostling for a glimpse of the parade as it sails past. But, we’ll have our very own boat moored at a prime location along the route!

    We guarantee you the best view in town — complete with unlimited beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks and our own sound system to get the party started. You’re welcome aboard from 12:30, with the first floats arriving around 14:00. The last one closes the parade around 17:30. 

    Tickets: $125

    Space is limited. First come, first served. Proceeds will be split between DA Netherlands and DA International to help GET OUT THE VOTE in 2018 and ride that blue wave into November. Contribute and be a Democrats Abroad hero today!

    NOTE: Contributions can be accepted from US citizens and green card holders only.

    WHEN
    August 04, 2018 at 12:30pm
    €125.00 EUR · rsvp

  • Madeleine Albright - Fascism: A Warning

    We are happy to announce that Former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, is returning to the John Adams Institute to discuss her latest book ‘Fascism: A Warning’, which offers a personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world.

    Fascism, as she shows, not only endured through the twentieth century but now presents a more virulent threat to peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II. “Fascism is not an exception to humanity, but part of it,” says Madeleine Albright, whose life was shaped by fascism and whose contribution to the cultivation of democracy as a stateswoman and a private citizen is unparalleled. According to Albright, there are similarities between the ’30s and today: “In the United States there are people who are feeling left out economically. Also, there’s the sense that America is better off not being involved in international relations, that people around the world haven’t appreciated America enough.” Albright’s book is dedicated to victims of fascism, but also to “all who fight fascism in others and in themselves”. Fascism: A Warning is a book for our times that is relevant to all times. Written by someone who has not only studied history but helped to shape it, this call to arms teaches us the lessons we must understand and the questions we must answer if we are to save ourselves from repeating the tragic errors of the past.

    Come join us for this special evening with Madeleine Albright.

    Tickets: www.john-adams.nl/madeleine-albright-5/

    WHEN
    June 29, 2018 at 8pm
    WHERE
    Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
    Piet Heinkade 1
    Amsterdam 1019 BR
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    €20.00 EUR · rsvp

  • is hosting Jazz Night Out with DA 2018-06-10 10:44:02 -0400

    Jazz Night Out with DA

    Come on out after dinner for drinks, snacks and Jazz with fellow democrats and DA's Secretary. Admission is free just pay your own drinks and snacks.
    June 21st:
    Kavanagh Invites
    Cas Jiskoot-bass, Timothy Banchet-piano, Sander Smeets-drums, Dimitri Chapeau-tenor and Gary Kavanagh-trumpet

    WHEN
    June 21, 2018 at 9pm
    WHERE
    Murphy's Law
    Dr Kuyperstraat 7
    Den Haag 2514 BA
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting Voter Registration in Den Haag 2018-06-10 10:37:54 -0400

    Voter Registration in Den Haag

    Out and about in the Hague? Stop by the American Book Center where one of our volunteers will help you register to vote or request your ballot for elections this year! It's really quick and takes only few minutes. Bring every American you know! If you are 17 and will be 18 by the day of the election you can still register!

    WHEN
    July 14, 2018 at 12pm
    WHERE
    American Book Center
    Lange Poten 23
    Den Haag 2511 CM
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting Voter Registration in Den Haag 2018-06-10 10:34:20 -0400

    Voter Registration in Den Haag

    Out and about in the Hague? Stop by the American Book Center where one of our volunteers will help you register to vote or request your ballot for elections this year! It's really quick and takes only few minutes. Bring every American you know! If you are 17 and will be 18 by the day of the election you can still register!

    WHEN
    June 21, 2018 at 5pm
    WHERE
    American Book Center
    Lange Poten 23
    Den Haag 2511 CM
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • 1st Thursday Happy Hour with ___

    Join us for our monthly social in the Boom Chicago bar. Relax, connect, and hang out with your fellow Americans in NL. Each month, we'll invite a special guest to join us for a drink and answer any questions you have. (Special €10 discount tickets are available on the night, if you want to stay for Boom Chicago's comedy show starting at 8:30PM.)

    Past Speakers:
    APR 5, 2018 — Happy Hour with Kendra Borgen, our fearless Democrats Abroad chair who will answer your questions about how to get involved and make a difference this election year!

    MAR 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Martha McDevitt-Pugh. our very own NL-based DNC member will answer your questions about the Democratic Party, the Unity Reform Commission and the path ahead. 

    FEB 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Alexander Doijer. Born and raised in Brazil, Alexander is a local councilor for Amsterdam Zuid. He'll answer questions on voting in local NL elections in March for internationals.

    JAN 4, 2018 — Happy Hour with Tre' Shawn L. Griffin-Noordermeer. Our DANL Secretary will answer your questions on overseas voting and how to get all 40,000 Americans in NL registered.

    DEC 7, 2017 — Happy Hour with Jeremy Bierbach. An immigration attorney specializing in DAFT (Dutch American Friendship Treaty), he'll answer your questions on immigrating to the Netherlands.

    WHEN
    December 06, 2018 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Boom Chicago
    Rozengracht 117
    Amsterdam 1016 LV
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • 1st Thursday Happy Hour with ___

    Join us for our monthly social in the Boom Chicago bar. Relax, connect, and hang out with your fellow Americans in NL. Each month, we'll invite a special guest to join us for a drink and answer any questions you have. (Special €10 discount tickets are available on the night, if you want to stay for Boom Chicago's comedy show starting at 8:30PM.)

    Past Speakers:
    APR 5, 2018 — Happy Hour with Kendra Borgen, our fearless Democrats Abroad chair who will answer your questions about how to get involved and make a difference this election year!

    MAR 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Martha McDevitt-Pugh. our very own NL-based DNC member will answer your questions about the Democratic Party, the Unity Reform Commission and the path ahead. 

    FEB 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Alexander Doijer. Born and raised in Brazil, Alexander is a local councilor for Amsterdam Zuid. He'll answer questions on voting in local NL elections in March for internationals.

    JAN 4, 2018 — Happy Hour with Tre' Shawn L. Griffin-Noordermeer. Our DANL Secretary will answer your questions on overseas voting and how to get all 40,000 Americans in NL registered.

    DEC 7, 2017 — Happy Hour with Jeremy Bierbach. An immigration attorney specializing in DAFT (Dutch American Friendship Treaty), he'll answer your questions on immigrating to the Netherlands.

    WHEN
    November 01, 2018 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Boom Chicago
    Rozengracht 117
    Amsterdam 1016 LV
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • 1st Thursday Happy Hour with ___

    Join us for our monthly social in the Boom Chicago bar. Relax, connect, and hang out with your fellow Americans in NL. Each month, we'll invite a special guest to join us for a drink and answer any questions you have. (Special €10 discount tickets are available on the night, if you want to stay for Boom Chicago's comedy show starting at 8:30PM.)

    Past Speakers:
    APR 5, 2018 — Happy Hour with Kendra Borgen, our fearless Democrats Abroad chair who will answer your questions about how to get involved and make a difference this election year!

    MAR 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Martha McDevitt-Pugh. our very own NL-based DNC member will answer your questions about the Democratic Party, the Unity Reform Commission and the path ahead. 

    FEB 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Alexander Doijer. Born and raised in Brazil, Alexander is a local councilor for Amsterdam Zuid. He'll answer questions on voting in local NL elections in March for internationals.

    JAN 4, 2018 — Happy Hour with Tre' Shawn L. Griffin-Noordermeer. Our DANL Secretary will answer your questions on overseas voting and how to get all 40,000 Americans in NL registered.

    DEC 7, 2017 — Happy Hour with Jeremy Bierbach. An immigration attorney specializing in DAFT (Dutch American Friendship Treaty), he'll answer your questions on immigrating to the Netherlands.

    WHEN
    October 04, 2018 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Boom Chicago
    Rozengracht 117
    Amsterdam 1016 LV
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • 1st Thursday Happy Hour with ___

    Join us for our monthly social in the Boom Chicago bar. Relax, connect, and hang out with your fellow Americans in NL. Each month, we'll invite a special guest to join us for a drink and answer any questions you have. (Special €10 discount tickets are available on the night, if you want to stay for Boom Chicago's comedy show starting at 8:30PM.)

    Past Speakers:
    APR 5, 2018 — Happy Hour with Kendra Borgen, our fearless Democrats Abroad chair who will answer your questions about how to get involved and make a difference this election year!

    MAR 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Martha McDevitt-Pugh. our very own NL-based DNC member will answer your questions about the Democratic Party, the Unity Reform Commission and the path ahead. 

    FEB 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Alexander Doijer. Born and raised in Brazil, Alexander is a local councilor for Amsterdam Zuid. He'll answer questions on voting in local NL elections in March for internationals.

    JAN 4, 2018 — Happy Hour with Tre' Shawn L. Griffin-Noordermeer. Our DANL Secretary will answer your questions on overseas voting and how to get all 40,000 Americans in NL registered.

    DEC 7, 2017 — Happy Hour with Jeremy Bierbach. An immigration attorney specializing in DAFT (Dutch American Friendship Treaty), he'll answer your questions on immigrating to the Netherlands.

    WHEN
    September 06, 2018 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Boom Chicago
    Rozengracht 117
    Amsterdam 1016 LV
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • 1st Thursday Happy Hour with ___

    Join us for our monthly social in the Boom Chicago bar. Relax, connect, and hang out with your fellow Americans in NL. Each month, we'll invite a special guest to join us for a drink and answer any questions you have. (Special €10 discount tickets are available on the night, if you want to stay for Boom Chicago's comedy show starting at 8:30PM.)

    Past Speakers:
    APR 5, 2018 — Happy Hour with Kendra Borgen, our fearless Democrats Abroad chair who will answer your questions about how to get involved and make a difference this election year!

    MAR 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Martha McDevitt-Pugh. our very own NL-based DNC member will answer your questions about the Democratic Party, the Unity Reform Commission and the path ahead. 

    FEB 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Alexander Doijer. Born and raised in Brazil, Alexander is a local councilor for Amsterdam Zuid. He'll answer questions on voting in local NL elections in March for internationals.

    JAN 4, 2018 — Happy Hour with Tre' Shawn L. Griffin-Noordermeer. Our DANL Secretary will answer your questions on overseas voting and how to get all 40,000 Americans in NL registered.

    DEC 7, 2017 — Happy Hour with Jeremy Bierbach. An immigration attorney specializing in DAFT (Dutch American Friendship Treaty), he'll answer your questions on immigrating to the Netherlands.

    WHEN
    August 02, 2018 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Boom Chicago
    Rozengracht 117
    Amsterdam 1016 LV
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • 1st Thursday Happy Hour with ___

    Join us for our monthly social in the Boom Chicago bar. Relax, connect, and hang out with your fellow Americans in NL. Each month, we'll invite a special guest to join us for a drink and answer any questions you have. (Special €10 discount tickets are available on the night, if you want to stay for Boom Chicago's comedy show starting at 8:30PM.)

    Past Speakers:
    APR 5, 2018 — Happy Hour with Kendra Borgen, our fearless Democrats Abroad chair who will answer your questions about how to get involved and make a difference this election year!

    MAR 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Martha McDevitt-Pugh. our very own NL-based DNC member will answer your questions about the Democratic Party, the Unity Reform Commission and the path ahead. 

    FEB 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Alexander Doijer. Born and raised in Brazil, Alexander is a local councilor for Amsterdam Zuid. He'll answer questions on voting in local NL elections in March for internationals.

    JAN 4, 2018 — Happy Hour with Tre' Shawn L. Griffin-Noordermeer. Our DANL Secretary will answer your questions on overseas voting and how to get all 40,000 Americans in NL registered.

    DEC 7, 2017 — Happy Hour with Jeremy Bierbach. An immigration attorney specializing in DAFT (Dutch American Friendship Treaty), he'll answer your questions on immigrating to the Netherlands.

    WHEN
    July 05, 2018 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Boom Chicago
    Rozengracht 117
    Amsterdam 1016 LV
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • rsvped +2 for July 4th BBQ with Democrats Abroad 2018-05-14 14:21:58 -0400

    July 4th BBQ with Democrats Abroad

    BBQ! Sand! Independence!
    It's time for the annual Democrats Abroad Independence Day BBQ to celebrate our nation's birthday. With mid-terms this year, we’re in full swing for some critically important activities ahead. Now’s the time to come, enjoy – and get involved! (Free admission. Cash bar/food.)

    Rain or shine! The beach can be covered in case the Dutch weather doesn't cooperate, so the party can continue! Bring the whole family along for this event, come together, eat and celebrate!

    Featuring sand, relaxed seating areas and chill vibe.
    DOK is known for its BBQ and offers menu options consisting of 2-5 main options, all including sides, ranging in price from €15-25 Vegetarian options are available. Pay when you arrive.

    Travel:
    There is plenty of on street and bike parking. There is also a bus from Amsterdam Centraal.

    WHEN
    July 04, 2018 at 5pm
    WHERE
    DOK
    Moermanskkade 71
    Amsterdam 1013 BC
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    3 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped +2 for 1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague 2018-05-14 14:24:11 -0400

    1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague

    The return of the monthly DA meetup in The Hague! Join us every first Sunday of the month, at Bar-Resturant Pavlov (across from The Hague City Hall) for lunch and/or drinks with DA's Secretary -and an occasional guest or speaker-. 

    Bring a friend...or two!

    Register to vote, learn how to register voters, learn the recent news of DA...talk, drink and eat!

    WHEN
    January 06, 2019 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Bar Resturant Pavlov
    Spui 173
    The Hague 2511 BM
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    3 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped +2 for 1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague 2018-05-14 14:23:53 -0400

    1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague

    The return of the monthly DA meetup in The Hague! Join us every first Sunday of the month, at Bar-Resturant Pavlov (across from The Hague City Hall) for lunch and/or drinks with DA's Secretary -and an occasional guest or speaker-. 

    Bring a friend...or two!

    Register to vote, learn how to register voters, learn the recent news of DA...talk, drink and eat!

    WHEN
    December 02, 2018 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Bar Resturant Pavlov
    Spui 173
    The Hague 2511 BM
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    3 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped +2 for 1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague 2018-05-14 14:23:37 -0400

    1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague

    The return of the monthly DA meetup in The Hague! Join us every first Sunday of the month, at Bar-Resturant Pavlov (across from The Hague City Hall) for lunch and/or drinks with DA's Secretary -and an occasional guest or speaker-. 

    Bring a friend...or two!

    Register to vote, learn how to register voters, learn the recent news of DA...talk, drink and eat!

    WHEN
    November 04, 2018 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Bar Resturant Pavlov
    Spui 173
    The Hague 2511 BM
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    3 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped +2 for 1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague 2018-05-14 14:23:01 -0400

    1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague

    The return of the monthly DA meetup in The Hague! Join us every first Sunday of the month, at Bar-Resturant Pavlov (across from The Hague City Hall) for lunch and/or drinks with DA's Secretary -and an occasional guest or speaker-. 

    Bring a friend...or two!

    Register to vote, learn how to register voters, learn the recent news of DA...talk, drink and eat!

    WHEN
    October 07, 2018 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Bar Resturant Pavlov
    Spui 173
    The Hague 2511 BM
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    3 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped +2 for 1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague 2018-05-14 14:22:44 -0400

    1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague

    The return of the monthly DA meetup in The Hague! Join us every first Sunday of the month, at Bar-Resturant Pavlov (across from The Hague City Hall) for lunch and/or drinks with DA's Secretary -and an occasional guest or speaker-. 

    Bring a friend...or two!

    Register to vote, learn how to register voters, learn the recent news of DA...talk, drink and eat!

    WHEN
    September 02, 2018 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Bar Resturant Pavlov
    Spui 173
    The Hague 2511 BM
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    3 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped +2 for 1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague 2018-05-14 14:22:30 -0400

    1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague

    The return of the monthly DA meetup in The Hague! Join us every first Sunday of the month, at Bar-Resturant Pavlov (across from The Hague City Hall) for lunch and/or drinks with DA's Secretary -and an occasional guest or speaker-. 

    Bring a friend...or two!

    Register to vote, learn how to register voters, learn the recent news of DA...talk, drink and eat!

    WHEN
    August 05, 2018 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Bar Resturant Pavlov
    Spui 173
    The Hague 2511 BM
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    3 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped +1 for 1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague 2018-05-14 14:21:28 -0400

    1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague

    The return of the monthly DA meetup in The Hague! Join us every first Sunday of the month, at Bar-Resturant Pavlov (across from The Hague City Hall) for lunch and/or drinks with DA's Secretary -and an occasional guest or speaker-. 

    Bring a friend...or two!

    Register to vote, learn how to register voters, learn the recent news of DA...talk, drink and eat!

    WHEN
    July 01, 2018 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Bar Resturant Pavlov
    Spui 173
    The Hague 2511 BM
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    2 rsvps rsvp

  • wants to volunteer 2017-03-21 11:48:16 -0400

    Volunteer

    Democrats Abroad's country committees in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific need local volunteers. You can start helping today. Put yourself forward by clicking on the "Countries" tab above, find your country, and contact your leaders directly.

    If you live in a country without an active chapter you still have an opportunity to help - Democrats Abroad has over 20 caucuses, committees and task forces that address issues that affect all Americans and Americans living abroad as well as keep our organization running. Some you’ve probably heard of while others you may not.

    These groups provide a fun and challenging yet important opportunity for you to help us help you. Regardless of where you live there is a caucus, committee or task force that needs your talent and dedication. This is the time to join fellow Democrats and be a part of something that matters.

    Please login to find our open positions, if you'd like more details please write us at volunteer@democratsabroad.org:

    Don’t be shy. We're waiting to hear from you!

    Become a volunteer

In my hometown of Akron, Ohio, I gained a love of politics and public service in my pre-teens. I started out by volunteering for museums, hospitals, and as a military kid camp counsellor. I than began volunteering for local political campaigns, presidenti