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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Austria!

DAAT is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Austria. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

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    Democrats Abroad Austria November 2016 Newsletter


    In this November 2016 issue:

    Upcoming Events

    • Vienna Election Night Party – November 8
    • Graz Post-Election Dinner – November 9
    • Salzburg Meet-Up – November 25
    • Democrats Abroad Austria Thanksgiving Dinner

    Issues and Actions

    • Get Out the Vote
    • Order your Clinton/Kaine Stronger Together T-Shirt Now!

    DAA Review

    • Rockin’ the Vote for Hillary Fundraiser Recap

     


     

    Vienna Election Night Party – November 8


         The event everyone has been waiting for! Just like we did four years ago, we will watch the election results come in at The Golden Harp Irish Pub in Vienna's third district near the U-Bahn station Rochusgasse.

    For DA members, doors will open at 8PM downstairs. We will have an early bird special with performers on stage for you as well.

    At 11:30 PM, we will make our way upstairs where the entire bar will be reserved for this event. Doors will be open to the public at 11:30, and you must show this Facebook invitation at the door. There is no entrance fee, but a minimum of one beverage per guest is required.

     

    Members, please RSVP to the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1845747322337226/) or send an e-mail to ashley_arreola@yahoo.com with your name and number of guests if you plan on coming prior to 11:30.
    Further details:

    Early bird special ‘till 10PM:
    Hamburger/veggie burger + Zipfer 0,5 vom fass = €10,50 Cheeseburger + Zipfer = €10.90
    Double cheeseburger (2 patties) + beer = €12.30

    *This will only be available downstairs

    Performers

    American folk singer from Wyoming Doug Andrews
    http://www.doug-andrews.net/

    Stand-up comedian Okello Dunkley from Brooklyn, NY
    https://www.facebook.com/events/311381329234728/
    http://www.dslrworkshops.com/

    JOIN US:

    Date: Tuesday, November 8

    Time: 8:00 p.m. all night long!
    Place: The Golden Harp Landstraße, Erdbergstraße 27, 1030 Vienna
    Contact: Ashley Arreola, ashley_arreola@yahoo.com



     

    Graz Post-Election Dinner – November 9

         We Dems in Graz are psyching up for election night, but we also need our precious sleep – that’s why we’ll meet to celebrate the results the next day, Wednesday, November 9th at Sägewerk off of Kaiser-Josef-Platz. Join us for dinner and drinks! (We’ll be in the non-smoking room at the back.) Please RSVP on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/682663735245645/) or to Caitlin 0650/312 5572 so we can have a general head count in advance. Looking forward to celebrating with you!

     

    JOIN US:
    Date: Wednesday, November 9

    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Place: Sägewerk, Schloegelgasse 1, 8010 Graz (corner of Kaiser-Josef-Platz)  
    Contact: Caitlin Ahern, 0650/312 5572

     

     

    DAA Salzburg Monthly Get-Together

        Our next meeting will be Friday, November 25, 2016, at The English Center at 17:30. Members and friends are welcome. So please give Mary Ann a quick call at 0664 59 23 408 (or send a text) to let her know you are coming.

    JOIN US:
    Date: Friday, November 25
    Time: 5:30 p.m.
    Place: The English Center, Haunspergstrasse 37A, 5020 Salzburg  
    Contact: Mary Ann Balko-Koch 0664 59 23 408

     

    Democrats Abroad Austria Thanksgiving Dinner

    On Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 24th at 7PM, we invite our Democrats Abroad friends and family in Vienna to come to the table and be thankful that the election is finally over. We are hoping to have much to be thankful for this year.


    We have once again made reservations for 50 at OTTO Biergasthof in the 12th district. It's the same nice cozy place like last year, and they will be serving pumpkin soup, turkey, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, green beans with bacon, red kraut, stuffing (Semmelknödl) and apple strudel family style. €25 for adults & €15 for kids 12 and under covers a 3-course turkey feast. Homemade pumpkin pies are as always welcome. We request that you pre-purchase your tickets by transferring the fee to our Democrats Abroad Austria bank account. Please also RSVP to this event by sending an email to our DAA Treasurer Fred Robinson at fred@frederarch.com and let him know how many guests you are bringing.

    Please transfer €25 times the number of guests you will bring to the Democrats Abroad Bank Austria account:
    IBAN: AT27 12000 50390623001

    All friends and family are welcome, but you can only transfer the money from an American citizen's account (Of course it can be from an Austrian bank since this is our Austrian DAA account).

    If we reach our 50 person limit, you can still attend the event and order regularly from the menu. Please call Ashley Arreola +436503749481 if you have any further questions. Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/888426504627056/

    Date: Thursday, Nov. 24th, 2015

    Time: 7PM

    Place: OTTO Biergasthof
    Altmannsdorfer Strasse 101, 1120 Vienna, Austria

    http://www.biergasthof-otto.at/

     

     

     Get Out The Vote Activities

          DA Austria has been busy rallying our members to make sure they request their ballots and vote.  A team of about twenty-five phone banking volunteers have made close to 600 phone calls to members across Austria reminding them to go to votefromabroad.org to request their ballots.  Their hard work will be celebrated with a thank you party after the election.  A special thanks goes to Mary Ann Balko-Koch for overseeing our phone banking efforts and recording the results of all our calls. 

     In addition to rallying our existing members, volunteers also staffed voter registration events at various schools, pubs, meet-up, etc. in Vienna, Salzburg and Graz.  A big thanks to all for helping us elect Hillary Clinton the next president on November 8th.

     


     

    Order your Clinton/Kaine Stronger Together T-Shirt Now!

         Show your support for the Clinton/Kaine team by wearing a limited-edition Democratsabroad.org Stronger Together t-shirt.  They can be purchased at the upcoming election night parties or be ordered by mail.  If you'd like one, please email the number and sizes you'd like to daaustriaevents@gmail.com and we'll work out delivery details.  Each t-shirt costs €10.

     

    Rockin’ the Vote for Hillary Fundraiser Recap

    A big thank you to everyone who came to the Schwarzberg on October 8th for our Rockin’ the Vote for Hillary fundraiser. As Joey Green said afterwards, “Wow! What an evening!” 

    Not only did the Joey Green Band get everyone rockin’ and, with a little help from our friend Danny Chicago, dancing, but Okello Dunkley from Vienna’s Funniest Stand-Up Comedy entertained us with a routine superior to any jabs from Trump heard at the Al Smith dinner last week, and Doug Andrews performed some pretty spectacular stuff on his guitar–both Okello and Doug will be at the election night party, so be sure not to miss them!

    The evening also included a whole slew of raffle prizes thanks to donations by Beaver Brewing Company, English Lovers, Metropole, Kate McGrath with Oktoberfest tickets, Stylish Shutter, Vienna’s Funniest Stand Up Comedy, Open House Theatre, Wien Gin, and the Golden Harp.

    This was clearly the best party in the hood. Both the Kurier and ORF were covering the event and we were honored to have DA International Chair Katie Solon, DA International Vice Chair Art Schankler, and DA Hungary’s Chairperson Merrill Oates join us for the evening.

    Thanks to all of our supporters, DAA made more than €2,500 for the DPCA’s Get Out The Vote effort!

    See you at the victory party on November 8th!

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    Democrats Abroad August Newsletter

      1. Request Your Absentee Ballot Now!
      2. Phone-A-Friend Membership Drive.

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    1. Young Dems Pub Night and Voter Registration at Summerstage - August 18

         For all of those left in the city this August and who have also been wanting to finally join or bring a friend, here is your chance! We will be at the Summerstage at Roßauerlände with a laptop, so that you can get registered to vote for the election in November. You can also register to vote now by visiting www.votefromabroad.org (Reminder – you must reregister to vote EVERY year!)

         See you next Thursday at the Summerstage. The table is reserved under Democrats Abroad. Call Vice Chair Ashley Arreola if you have trouble finding us at +436503749481.

    Looking forward to getting together again!

    JOIN US:

    Date: Thursday, August 18

    Time: 7 pm

    Place: Summerstage, Roßauerlände, 1090 Vienna

    Contact: Ashley Arreola, +436503749481

     

    2. Young Dems Pub Night & Voter Registration at Beaver Brewing Company – September 8

         Located just around the corner from the American Embassy, come and throw one back with us at the Beaver Brewing Company. We’ll have a laptop for anyone who needs help registering to vote!

    Young Dems Meetup at Beaver Brewing Company

         The table is reserved under Democrats Abroad. Call Vice Chair Ashley Arreola if you have trouble finding us at +436503749481.

     

    JOIN US:
    Date: Thursday, September 8

    Time: 7 pm

    Place: Beaver Brewing Company, Liechtensteinstrasse 69, 1090 Vienna

    Contact: Ashley Arreola, +436503749481

     

     

     

     

    3. Salzburg Monthly Get-Together – September 16

    Our next meeting will be Friday, September 16 at The English Center at 5:30 pm.

    Salzburg Meetup

    Members and friends are welcome. So please give Mary Ann a quick call or text at +436645923408

    JOIN US:
    Date: Friday, September16
    Time: 5:30 p.m.
    Place: The English Center, Haunspergstrasse 37A, 5020 Salzburg  
    Contact: Mary Ann Balko-Koch +436645923408



     


    4. Graz Debate Watch Party at Café Mitte – September 27

    The first presidential debate will be exciting - and certainly entertaining! Join us the following evening to watch some of the debate together and discuss what we've seen over drinks and dinner!

    Graz Debate Watch Party

    RSVP on Facebook (Democrats Abroad in Graz – Debate Watch Party)

     

    JOIN US:
    Date: Tuesday, September 27

    Time: 6:30 meeting time, 7 pm viewing

    Place: Café Mitte, Freiheitsplatz 2, 8010 Graz

    Contact: Caitlin Ahern, +436503125572




    5. Vienna Debate Watch Parties at Beaver Brewing Company – September 27

    The presidential general election is nearing, and we are anticipating a lively reaction to the presidential debates! Space is limited, so please RSVP. We'll meet at 6:30 for those that want to grab a bite to eat, and we'll begin the viewing at 7 PM. You're not going to want to miss this!

    RSVP on Facebook (First debate watch party)

    JOIN US:

    Date: Tuesday, September 27; Mon

    Time: 6:30 meeting time, 7 pm viewing

    Place: Beaver Brewing Company, Liechtensteinstrasse 69, 1090 Vienna

    Contact: Ashley Arreola, +436503749481

     

    6. Austria Fundraiser: Rockin’ the Vote for Hillary – Saturday, October 8

    Donate to Democrats Abroad and BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

    Rockin' the Vote for Hillary

         Join us! It’s going to be a wonderful evening of music and fun to get out the vote exactly one month before Election Day. The Joey Green Band, along with special guests Celina Ann and Danny Chicago, will be performing. Best of all, the proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA) to help put Democrats back in control of both houses of Congress, keep the White House, and fill the Supreme Court vacancy and other vital posts! So come on out for an evening of rock & roll, funk, soul, blues, and swing with Democrats Abroad Austria and three of Vienna’s quintessential “American” performers.

         Tickets are limited! Order your tickets in the space below and pay by making a donation to Democrats Abroad.

    Tickets: Patron: €45 in honor of the 45th President! Includes a button!

    Regular: €25

    Student: €15—with a valid student ID at door

    Photo ID is required for all guests.

    JOIN US:
    Date: Saturday, October 8

    Time: 7:30 pm – 2 am

    Place: Schwarzberg Club, Schwarzenbergplatz 10, 1040 Vienna

    Tickets: Patron: €45 in honor of the 45th President! Includes a button!

    Regular: €25

    Student: €15—with a valid student ID at door

    Photo ID is required for all guests.

    Contact: Jennifer at daa.concert@gmail.com



    ISSUES AND ACTIONS

     

    1. REQUEST Your ABSENTEE BALLOTS Now!!!

    Dear Member (plus American friends and family),

         For those of you who have not yet registered/requested an absentee ballot for the November elections, please go to www.votefromabroad.org  now! The site is user friendly and will walk you through the process for your state. You do NOT need to be a registered Democrat to use this site.

         For those who have already requested their ballots, THANK YOU!! (Note: States are required to send ballots to overseas voters 45 days before a general election. As soon as you receive your ballot, vote and return it.)

         Please feel free to pass on this website to any American living overseas who wants to vote in November. This site is non-partisan and one doesn't need to be a member of Democrats Abroad to use it.

         Best regards,

    Mary Ann Balko-Koch

    Democrats Abroad Austria Database Manager

    +436645923408



    2. Phone-A-Friend Membership Drive

          Do you have American friends living in Austria who haven't yet registered to vote or aren't yet members of Democrats Abroad Austria? If so, give them a call and urge them to register to vote by going to votefromabroad.org, where they can request their absentee ballot for the upcoming election and also become a member of DA Austria.

         Once you've made the referral, send an email to daaustriaevents@gmail.com telling us who you've referred, and your name will be entered into our Phone-A-Friend Membership Drive raffle.  The membership drive runs from August 15th through September 27th. Each time a friend referral is made and registered at the above email, the referring member’s name will be placed in the hat to win one of three "valuable" prizes.

         The winners’ names will be drawn at the Vienna Debate Watch Party on September 27th at the Beaver Brewing Company. The grand prize winner will receive two tickets to our Rockin' the Vote for Hillary concert on October 8th. Second place will receive a special, limited-edition Clinton/Kaine Stronger Together T-shirt.  Third place will receive a keepsake campaign button of his/her choice.

         So start dialing so we can help elect the next Democratic president and keep the White House out of the small-fingered hands of Donald Trump!

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM · 19 rsvps
    Karlskirche in Vienna, Austria

    Vienna Women’s March on Washington

    Over the inaugural weekend DA members across the world will be joining numerous groups in marches, vigils, and rallies in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington

    Come find us in front of the Karlskirche at 12:00pm— look for our DA banner! 

    Contact us to let us know you'll be marching with us and to get updates on our Facebook page.

    For details on the march check out the Vienna Women's March on Washington Facebook Page.

    The Women’s March on Washington  site can locate a “Sister March” in over 60 countries!