Veterans and Military Families Caucus Elections

2023 Democrats Abroad Veterans And Military Families Caucus Elections

Run for something!

On March 15, 2023, the Veterans and Military Families Caucus of Democrats Abroad France will hold elections to renew its leadership. We are seeking candidates for the following positions: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Communications, Social Media, Events, and Outreach/GOTV and 2 Members-at-Large.  It’s a good time to get involved!

We work primarily on issues relevant to veterans and military families and share the mission of virtually all the other DA caucuses, i.e. to engage, educate and enlighten our communities while assisting our members to exercise their right to vote from abroad. Remember that change requires voter mobilization and advocacy. 

Over the years the DAF Veterans and Military Families Caucus has participated in ceremonies at US military cemeteries honoring the memory of the fallen, written resolutions to support our veterans, advocated to obtain Covid vaccinations for veterans abroad, provided support for homeless veterans and visited the wounded and ill at Landstuhl Military Hospital.  

The issues we are fighting for today include overcoming veteran homelessness, obtaining Covid-vaccinations and medical care for veterans living abroad, protecting the memory by preserving the Pershing Hall Collection, and securing GI Bill Benefits for veterans living abroad.

We are seeking to elect the following Caucus leaders, with a term ending in March 2025:

Chair: The Chair sets the agendas and leads the meetings of the Caucus Steering Committee. They plan and execute the Caucus’ activities, working together with their team. They participate as a voting member of DA France’s National Executive Committee, and are responsible for monthly Caucus reports.

Vice Chair: The Vice Chair assists the Chair, and the duties of the Chair may be shared with the Vice Chair. 

Secretary: The Secretary takes the minutes of the Steering Committee meetings and  maintains the archives of the Caucus and is in charge of the membership database. 

Communications Officer: Responsible for communications with members through the newsletter and other content.

Social Media Officer: Manages the social media of the Caucus. 

Events Officer: Organizes the Caucus’ events:  planning, coordination and logistics.

Outreach/GOTV Coordinator: The Outreach/Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Coordinator is responsible for reaching out to potential members and other veteran groups and organizing the local voter registration activities.

Steering Committee Member / Member-at-Large: The Caucus board includes Steering Committee Members / Members-at-Large who participate in meetings and activities without a specifically designated task. 

If you are interested in running (or would like to nominate someone) for any of these positions, please submit your or his/her name by sending an email to: [email protected]. Candidates must submit a candidate’s statement of no more than 200 words, by February 20th.

Candidates must be members of Democrats Abroad France, US citizens 18 years or older, a member of the Veterans and Military Families Caucus, and able to serve a full term of two years. Every eligible member with interest, ability, conviction, and ideas is encouraged to run. Previous organizing experience is welcome, but not necessary. 

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Elections Board at [email protected]

We hope you will step up to leadership and run for one of these positions! Why not give it a try? Thanks for caring and we do appreciate your support for our veterans and military families. 

Democratically Yours, 

The Elections Board of the Veterans and Military Families Caucus