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.


  • is hosting Voter Assistance Office Hours 2018-07-20 10:19:39 -0400

    Voter Assistance Office Hours

    Drop by and see us with any questions you have about getting a ballot, voting it and sending it back in time to be counted. We'll be at the American Book Center in Amsterdam every Thursday evening from now until Election Day.

    WHEN
    November 01, 2018 at 6pm
    WHERE
    American Book Center
    Spui 12
    Amsterdam 1012 XA
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting Voter Assistance Office Hours 2018-07-20 10:17:27 -0400

    Voter Assistance Office Hours

    Drop by and see us with any questions you have about getting a ballot, voting it and sending it back in time to be counted. We'll be at the American Book Center in Amsterdam every Thursday evening from now until Election Day.

    WHEN
    October 25, 2018 at 6pm
    WHERE
    American Book Center
    Spui 12
    Amsterdam 1012 XA
    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
    4 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
    4 rsvps rsvp

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

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    Our global teams provide get out the vote help, communications, technology support and more to the all the grass roots volunteers working at the local level in Democrats Abroad. Regardless of where you live there is a team that needs your talent and dedication. Now is the time to join fellow Democrats and help fight for what's right. Any questions, write us at volunteer@democratsabroad.org

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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