Adrianne George elected to represent Democrats Abroad at the 2020 Democratic Convention

Dem Convention 2020

10 August 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Adrianne George elected to represent Democrats Abroad at the 2020 Democratic “Convention Across America” 

Sweden: Adrianne George was elected to become a member of the Democrats Abroad delegation in her role as a 2016-2020 Democratic National Committee (DNC) Member at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, where she will take part in the process of nominating America’s next President and Vice President. She is an automatic delegate, formerly referred to as a super delegate before the adoption of the Unity Reform Committee’s reforms.

Adrianne lives in Sweden but hails from Washington, DC.

“I’m thrilled & honored to have been chosen to represent democrats abroad at the convention. In 2016, I ran to become a DNC member because I am passionate about helping overseas Americans vote in US elections and part of my pledge when being re-elected for a 2020-2024 term is to be part of the team that helps bring in a record number of American votes from abroad. I look forward to being part of our party’s effort to come together around our shared values, vision, and nominee”.  

Adrianne George

Living abroad gives Adrianne a unique perspective on U.S. politics, and, in particular, the damage done by the Trump presidency to America’s standing and role in the world. She looks forward to representing other American Democrats living outside the country, and to supporting the Democratic nominee, Vice President Joe Biden, in the election this fall.

“Our delegation is very focused, energized, and ready to make a difference. Each member brings their own unique perspective to the table through their experiences in the US and abroad, and I’m delighted to be part of a team with Adrianne, said Julia Bryan, Global Chair of Democrats Abroad,  “Adrianne is a member of the youngest, most diverse, delegation we have ever elected and is an excellent representative and advocate for Democrats Abroad and mobilizing the vote abroad.”

Julia Bryant

The 2020 Democratic National Convention, or “Convention Across America”, will be held entirely online, with many activities and events planned to engage Democrats all over America and the world from August 17th to August 20th. Although the main events will fall within the week of the convention, delegates have already started casting their votes for their presidential candidate.  

About Democrats Abroad: 

Democrats Abroad represents the interests and values of Democratic Americans living abroad. Recognized as a state party by the DNC, and represented at the convention by eight voting members, Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States, striving to provide Americans abroad a Democratic voice in our government and to mobilize the overseas vote. Democrats Abroad has 45 country committees, and our members live in more than 190 countries around the globe, voting in every state and Congressional district in the U.S. For more information: https://www.democratsabroad.org/

About the Democratic National Convention 

Taking place Aug 17-20, 2020 the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be a “Convention Across America” with virtual events and online engagement to engage Americans all over while protecting the health and safety of delegates and the surrounding community. For more information: https://www.demconvention.com/ 

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For additional information, contact:
Communications Director Aaron Fishbone at comms@democratsabroad.org

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With less than 2 weeks to the Midterms AmCham Sweden looks ahead

People are nervous.

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So AmCham Sweden put together a brown bag lunch.

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They invited Pew Research.

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And the best pollster in Sweden to compare how polling works here.

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And I was invited to speak on a panel about the midterms and transatlantic trade.

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I represented the Democrats because I am a DNC Member.

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Other panelists were a former Republican and head of Public Affairs at a big firm in Stockholm and a lobbyist from Capitol Hill. The moderator is a foreign correspondent with TT.

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It was the first time I was presented with flowers which is a Swedish tradition. The last time I spoke was at a Democrats Abroad event in Gothenburg and I was given a t-shirt I wanted. The first time I spoke at a Democrats Abroad event in Gothenburg I was given a party mascot. Both were perfect for me. I am embracing the Swedish and appreciating the American ways of doing things.

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And always the best thing about attending AmCham Sweden events is the opportunity to network, network, network. Regardless of the 2018 US Midterm election results AmCham Sweden will be here to ensure that cooperation among US and Swedish businesses will thrive.

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We Are Part Of The 2012 Democrats Abroad Delegation to the DNC Convention in Charlotte

At the recent Global Convention Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Democrats Abroad announced that President Barack Obama had won the organization?s Global Primary. The Democrats Abroad Global Primary was conducted May 1-6, 2012 at more than 90 voting centers in 33 countries.

“There was an overwhelming show of support for President Obama and his many accomplishments, including putting Americans back to work, reforming Wall Street and protecting consumers, making college more affordable, ending the War in Iraq, repealing ?Don?t Ask, Don?t Tell,? and delivering affordable health care,? said Kenneth E. Sherman, International Chair of Democrats Abroad in Canada. ?As Americans living abroad, we?ve also seen first-hand the gains President Obama has made repairing the U.S. image overseas.?

The election results also determined the 17 delegates who will attend the Democratic National Convention along with 8 DNC members September 3-7, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Convention delegation was elected in a combination of both the May 1-6 voting center elections and elections at the May 18-20 Democrats Abroad Global Convention which were held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Democrats Abroad especially thanks the 160 members who stood for election as delegates in the multiple elections.

2012 Democrats Abroad Delegation to the DNC Convention in Charlotte

Regional Delegates

AMERICAS:
Roberta (Dee Dee) Camhi (DA-Mexico)
Tim Whiting (DA-Mexico)
Sandra Loridans (DA-Mexico)

ASIA PACIFIC:
Alexander Montgomery (DA-Hong Kong)

EMEA:
Kathleen Burnett (DA-Germany)
John Morris (DA-France)
Martha McDevitt-Pugh (DA-Netherlands)
Robert Vallier (DA-France)
Adrianne George (DA-Sweden)
Zachery Miller (DA-France)
Stephanie Stewart (DA-UK)

PLEO (party leaders and elected officials):
John Chudy (DA-Gautemala)

Global-Large Delegates
Maria Dolores (Lola) Quintella (Peru)
Gil Carbajal (DA-Spain)
Adrienne Jones (DA-Canada)

Alternate Delegate
Sebron Toney (DA-Afghanistan)

DNC
Ken Sherman (DA-Canada), ex-officio
Vicki Hansen (DA-Luxembourg), ex-officio
Lauren Shannon (DA-Japan)
Stanley Grossman (DA-UK)
Caitlin Kraft Buhman (DA-Switzerland)
Leo Perez Minaya (DA-Dominicon Republic)
Theresa Morelli (DA-Italy)
Joe Smallhoover (DA-France)

Standing Committee
Chistine Marques (DA-Switzerland) – Rules Committee
Louis Hureston (DA-South Africa) ? Credentials Committee
Dean Jannone (DA-Spain) ? Platform Committee

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Register to vote and/or get your absentee ballot now.

The U.S. Presidential Election will take place on November 6, 2012. Deadlines for requesting overseas absentee ballots vary per state. To vote in the U.S. Presidential Election in November, overseas voters must request a ballot from local voting authorities in the place where they or their family last resided in the U.S.

Voters can register now at www.VoteFromAbroad.org

Kenneth E Sherman,
International Chair

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From Sweden to Brussels to Denver?

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I am heading to the Democrats Abroad (DA) Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Caucus today in Brussels.

Among other issues 4 Obama delegates will be chosen who will attend the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August.? Additional delegtes will be chosen at other DA caucuses.

The Obama campaign has approved my application to be a delegate.? Now I have to convince my peers to send me.? Tomorrow I will have between 1-2? minutes to say why I should go to Denver.

Can I go to Denver?? Yes I Can!

Stay tuned.

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