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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
We will discuss Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James Loewen, over dinner and/or drinks, and from 7:15-8:30 p.m., we will discuss the last three weeks of current events. It is not necessary to have read the entire book, or even half of it, in order to attend. Simply come and participate with an eager, open mind.
April 10, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, by Ta-Nehisi Coates;
May 1, Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders;
May 22, Janesville: An American Story, by Amy Goldstein.
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