Since the start of 2018, the DAUK voter registration team has been very busy, holding drives at Arcadia, University College London, SOAS University, Queen Mary University, Canary Wharf, Cadogan Hall, Fordham University Study Abroad, New York University Study Abroad, Foundation International Education, Richmond University, Facebook, women’s clubs, international schools and several DAUK events. We’ve also held three training sessions for new volunteers and supplemented our efforts with social media, an effective way to steer citizens to votefromabroad.org.
More drives are in the works, and we’re gearing up for even more in the fall, when all study abroad students will need absentee ballots for the general election on November 6. However, we need help finding new locations and getting access to some old ones, where our contacts have moved on (London School of Economics and Kings College, to name two). We also want to reach out to many more American alumni associations. If you can help, write email@example.com. Huge thanks goes to the entire DAUK Voter Registration Team!
Several hundred members convened Sunday 19 March to elect a new slate of officers to lead DAUK. Those standing for the four officer positions addressed the group, followed by a vote via a show of hands. The Executive Committee and Voting Representatives to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad were elected via ballot. Others were elected to the Council by acclimation.
Susan Schoenfeld Harrington
Voting Representatives to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad
Joshua Van der Ploeg
The PNR Voting Rights group is hosting an event with the Oxford chapter, focusing on how voting rights have changed in recent years, and how we can work to preserve our democracy.The event will involve a range of mixed media, clips of interviews with top investigative journalists, and presentations from voting rights advocates and experts including Duncan Hosie, an Oxford Marshall Scholar whose PhD thesis focuses on voter suppression in Milwaukee in 2016. There will be a Q&A and an after-discussion over drinks and nibbles, as we build community, share best practices, and prepare for the midterms. Voter registration will be facilitated by Laura Mosedale, co-chair of Voter Registration, with information about GOTV initiatives. Save the date! Tickets are £3-3.50-- book them here.
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