We are looking for volunteers to help out at this year's Independence Day Picnic, which is on Sunday, July 1 from 12-5 p.m. Please join us at this fun planning meeting to learn all about the roles available and meet other volunteers. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we need your help to make it our most successful yet! To get involved, email email@example.com.
NOTE: THIS IS COMBINED WITH THIS MONTH'S LONDON SPEAKEASY!
The voter registration team is holding a pre-summer brainstorming session about getting out UK-based voters on Wednesday May 23 from 6 to 8 pm. If you have ideas about how to reach and register more US citizens to vote from abroad, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also indicate if you would like to be trained as a voter registration volunteer and what time of day/days of the week you are available for training. We hope to hold one more training session before the end of June.
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
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