We The People...
Ambassador Suzan LeVine (ret), she/her
Dear Democrats Abroad,
Ambassador Ed McMullen (ret)
Dr. Tory Mallett, she/her // DA-CH Chair
"Jazz has always gone above and beyond to support Democrats Abroad. Despite their roles both as International Secretary and Chair of the Global Black Caucus, Jazz is always committed to doing the on-the-ground work for DA Switzerland, as well.
Not only are they the first to step up and volunteer for critical tasks, but they do so with passion and a smile on their face that makes others feel included and heard.
I know that if elected, Jazz will devote their valuable skills and resources fully to the role of Chair, and it's such an honor to support them!"
Teresa Ritterhoff, Ph.D., she/her // DA Membership Engagement Coordinator
I am delighted to endorse Jazz for International Chair of Democrats Abroad.
Prof. Betsy Ettore // Chair DA Finland // Chair Global Seniors Caucus
"While in DA we consistently have excellent candidates for Global Chair, this year I wholeheartedly endorse Jazz. My reasons are they are consistently kind, considerate, and generous to members; they have a rare peaceful, calm demeanor for good leadership and most of all, they make all of our political activity fun."
Malaika Kusumi // FFM Chapter VC // GBC Steering Committee
Beth Landry, they/them // MD State Team Lead // SE DPCA Voting Representative // Former Int. Secretary
Integrity. Respect. Courage. Passion. Resilience. Humility. Empathy. Gratitude.
Beth Landry, they/them
MD State Team Lead
SE DPCA Voting Representative
Former Int. Secretary
It is with great enthusiasm, honor and pride that I write in support of Jazz’ candidacy for Chair of Democrats Abroad. I do this because I know them pretty well, have worked with them quite a bit and know they are:
Joe Amato // VC Zurich Chapter
I have had the pleasure of working with Leedonal at the national DACH and local Zurich chapter DA levels.
They are committed to the goals and ideals of the Democratic Party. We have worked together on a number of projects and I remain impressed with their level of commitment as well as their understanding of our overseas members and how best to be successful with this diverse group.
I believe they will make a superb DA International Chair and I wholeheartedly support his candidacy.
Miriam Victory Spiegel
Jazz brings a unique background and life experience to be a leader of Democrats Abroad. Growing up in a family that traversed continents, cultures, and languages, they became an adult able to balance a non-binary and cross-cultural identity with astonishing ease, sensitive to diversity, a natural people person and communicator with a strong commitment to democratic values and the Democratic agenda.
I have been deeply impressed over the last couple of years of working with them on a large number of activities, campaigns, and meetings. I would like to mention a few of my observations and experiences and relate them to the position (or what I consider to be essential qualities required for it).
1) Vision, foresight, and a strategic mind. Jazz is committed to the principles on which our country and by extension, our party are based. Time and again I have witnessed their ability to think and plan strategically, patiently explaining the vision so that everyone comes on board, and seemingly effortlessly move projects to completion.
2) High personal integrity. This is an absolute precondition for a leader and Jazz shows this at all times.
3) Kindness, empathy, and tolerance. Jazz genuinely likes people and has an amazing talent for mobilizing, persuading, exciting, and motivating people to work with them on a common goal, which they articulate clearly.
4) Last but not least, effective multitasking. Jazz is currently juggling work as International Secretary, Chair of the Global Black Caucus, and other demanding requests on their time. They are always responsive, present, supporting, and contributing. I want to see this in the international Chair. I firmly believe that Jazz will move DA forward to more impact, more professionalism, and more reach – just at the time we most need it!
James Baite Lockett JR
I am writing to endorse Jazz for the position of Democrats Abroad International Chair.
As the former Vice-Chair of the DA Global Black Caucus, I had the pleasure of working with Jazz on various events and issues. Their compassion for people of all races is evident, and his ability to bring people together is unparalleled. Jazz possesses an in-depth understanding of the issues that we face today and has demonstrated his expertise on numerous occasions.
I wholeheartedly believe that Jazz is the right candidate for the position of Democrats Abroad International Chair. Their leadership skills, coupled with their knowledge of current affairs, make them an excellent choice to represent our community.
I urge you to join me in endorsing Jazz for this crucial role.
James Baite Lockett Jr
When I first got to know Jazz, I was touched by their warmth and kindness.
What I've seen in their position as International Secretary is a clear-minded communicator with a positive attitude, impressively quick and efficient, and a desire to help in every way possible to build DA into a more efficiently run organization.
I fully endorse Jazz as our next International Chair of DA.
Sharon D. Hatchet
I have known Leedonal Jazz Moore since 2007 when I was an expat living and working in Zurich, Switzerland for a global company.
In 2021 and early 2022 I had the pleasure of working with Leedonal Jazz Moore in my position as President of Together in Better Alliance NFP (located in the Chicago area) to bring US-based speakers and educators together with members of Democrats Abroad in different countries and continents to focus on a variety of topics such as the history of Juneteenth in the US, white privilege, and critical race theory. Educational exhibits were also recommended to members of Democrats Abroad to visit in the US, such as the Equal Justice Initiative founded by Bryan Steven Stevenson, among others.
Leedonal Jazz Moore was also connected with Frances Causey, producer of the award-winning documentary 'The Long Shadow" to provide Democrats Abroad members an opportunity to view the documentary, followed by a Q&A session with Frances Causey. These are mere examples of the drive and vision that Leedonal Jazz Moore has for bringing information, educational content, and opportunities to members of Democrats Abroad to gain access to relevant information on key issues arising in the US before exercising their right to vote, at a time when dis-information is regrettably so pervasive.
It was truly an honor and pleasure to work with Leedonal Jazz Moore, whom I consider ideally suited to serve as Democrats Abroad International Chair.