GOTV Coordinator, Germany

  • rsvped for Thanksgiving Feast with all the trimmings! 2017-10-14 15:39:18 -0400

    Thanksgiving Feast with all the trimmings!

    On Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 23rd at 6 PM, we invite our democratic friends and families to our  Thanksgiving Dinner at a private residence in Wiesbaden  (RSVP or emaill for details)

    WHEN
    November 23, 2017 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Private home
    Wiesbaden, HE
    Germany
    Google map and directions
    2 rsvps rsvp

  • Candidate for Democrats Abroad Stuttgart Chapter Chair 2017-2019

    Sumner ShermanCandidate Statement

    As the Democratic Party Plans a new strategy.  I need your support of my candidacy for Stuttgart Chapter Chair. Our membership is large and we need to build our local organization with more activities/events. This is will be a difficult challenge. We must continue to GOTV and make more people aware of the importance of voting. It has been a privilege to serve as your chapter chair and I need your support. 
    Thank you.
    Sumner Sherman

     


  • published DA Heidelberg Chair Candidate Statement in News 2017-01-22 17:04:01 -0500

    DA Heidelberg Chair Candidate Statement

    My name is Nancy Schimkat. I’m 54 years old, and made Germany my adopted home in 1997 when I joined my now German husband. We have two teenaged children. I have a M.A. in Political Science and a M.A. in Applied Linguistics. Besides running the household, I teach business English part-time and have also been an active member of our local school parents’ association for several years.  I’ve been a member of the DAHD Chapter since 2009.

    Democrats Abroad is a way for us ex-pats to stay in touch with goings-on back in the U.S., find support among like-minded people, and it provides a chance for us to actively support the party and its candidates come election time. We are now entering uncertain times as Donald Trump takes over as the 45th U.S. president, and both houses of Congress are under Republican control. Now, more than ever, we need to find ways to help the Democratic Party regain its foothold in Washington and in the fifty states. As a group, we should continue to share ideas and educate ourselves about current issues. In addition to our DA activities here in Germany, we should also be writing to our representatives, communicating with our local parties stateside and encouraging more participation in the political process. With the internet at our disposal, there is a lot we can do from overseas. With this in mind, I ask that you give me the chance to work as Chairperson of this fantastic Heidelberg group.


  • published Self-Nomination for Hamburg Chapter Chair in News 2017-01-22 17:01:38 -0500

    Self-Nomination for Hamburg Chapter Chair

    A new chapter in American politics will begin in a few days’ time.  The preservation of democratic values will become more important than ever, within the United States and abroad.  As a resident of Hamburg for over ten years, I have been able to watch the city become ever more internationally present.  Home to a few thousand other Americans, Hamburg has a great deal to offer to the US political conversation and the direction of the Democratic Party.

    I’m 32, from Philadelphia. My parents and sister live there, while my daughter is a “hamburger Deern”.  Family, friends and my financial career allow me to feel at home on two continents.

    Over the past year, I have become actively involved in the Hamburg Chapter of Democrats Abroad Germany, helping out with events such as GOTV and the upcoming March for American Democracy.  These and other events have been part of the Hamburg Chapter’s development during the election campaign.  As Chapter Chair, I want to ensure that that development continues, with more democrats living in Hamburg becoming more involved.  I am also committed to making our presence as Democrats living abroad known.  I believe we can start to achieve this by taking part in the political debate, on issues domestic and international.

    I am confident in the people responsible for our Chapter’s successes and their commitment to its future.  It is a Chapter I would be honored to lead, and to which I pledge that same commitment.

     



    Marc James Castagnera
    15/01/2017, Hamburg


  • published DA Heidelberg Chair Candidate Statement in News 2017-01-11 17:26:36 -0500

    DA Heidelberg Chair Candidate Statement

    DA Heidelberg Chair Candidate Statement

    My name is Nancy Schimkat. I’m 54 years old, and made Germany my adopted home in 1997 when I joined my now German husband. We have two teenaged children. I have a M.A. in Political Science and a M.A. in Applied Linguistics. Besides running the household, I teach business English part-time and have also been an active member of our local school parents’ association for several years.  I’ve been a member of the DAHD Chapter since 2009.

    Democrats Abroad is a way for us ex-pats to stay in touch with goings-on back in the U.S., find support among like-minded people, and it provides a chance for us to actively support the party and its candidates come election time. We are now entering uncertain times as Donald Trump takes over as the 45th U.S. president, and both houses of Congress are under Republican control. Now, more than ever, we need to find ways to help the Democratic Party regain its foothold in Washington and in the fifty states. As a group, we should continue to share ideas and educate ourselves about current issues. In addition to our DA activities here in Germany, we should also be writing to our representatives, communicating with our local parties stateside and encouraging more participation in the political process. With the internet at our disposal, there is a lot we can do from overseas. With this in mind, I ask that you give me the chance to work as Chairperson of this fantastic Heidelberg group.


  • Candidate Statement for DAG Stuttgart Chapter Chair

    Candidate for Democrats Abroad Stuttgart Chapter Chair 2017-2019

    Sumner ShermanCandidate Statement

    As the Democratic Party Plans a new strategy.  I need your support of my candidacy for Stuttgart Chapter Chair. Our membership is large and we need to build our local organization with more activities/events. This is will be a difficult challenge. We must continue to GOTV and make more people aware of the importance of voting. It has been a privilege to serve as your chapter chair and I need your support. 
    Thank you.
    Sumner Sherman

     


  • published Great Debate Party in Wiesbaden in News 2016-09-28 16:19:58 -0400

    Great Debate Party in Wiesbaden

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    Thanks to Barb and Henning Cluver who hosted our first Debate Party in Wiesbaden.

    The watch party for the only Kaine-Pence debate is Wednesday, October 5th (see seperate post)

    Dates and locations for the next debate parties will be announced shortly.

     


  • published Debate Party in Wiesbaden! in News 2016-09-21 02:44:50 -0400

    Debate Party in Wiesbaden!

    DAG, Wiesbaden/Mainz Chapter is hosting a Debate Night Event

    Join us for the first Hillary – Trump debate!

     

    The 1st of 4 debates is on Monday, September 26th

    and we will get together to watch and discuss on the following evening,

    September 27th.

    Meet and Greet 7:00 p.m. – video begins 7:30 p.m.

    Chapter member Barb Cluver and her husband have generously agreed to host the evening at their home in Wiesbaden.

    We will share the location and directions by email to those who RSVP. Please respond to this e-mail, send an e-mail to me at DAG-WI_MZ@democratsabroad.org RSVP to the invitation posted on the DA webpage .

    Food will be provided – please contribute to the evening by bringing drinks. Also, a €5 donation (from US citizens only, please) will be asked at the door and will go towards Democrats Abroad Germany – Wiesbaden/Mainz Chapter efforts to Get Out the Vote.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Evie

    Evie Walls

    Chair Wiesbaden / Mainz Chapter

    Democrats Abroad Germany

     DA Germany
    http://www.democratsabroad.org/


  • donated 2016-04-22 05:25:48 -0400

    2016 Convention Checkout

    You are almost to Berlin! Please input your payment info and the names of any additional registrants you are paying for. If you have any questions please email International Treasurer, Art Schankler Treasurer@DemocratsAbroad.org .

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  • Wiesbaden / Mainz Chapter Global Presidential Primary Great Success!

    Non-Stop from 12:30 (even before the voting officially started) to after 5:00 p.m. Democrats Abroad members, guests, curious locals and MANY new DA members came to the Raststube in the Andechser in Ratskeller Restaurant in Wiesbaden to vote ín the Wiesbaden / Mainz Global Presidential Primary.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


  • published Berlin Chapter hosts Global Town Hall Party! in News 2016-02-22 14:37:01 -0500

    Berlin Chapter hosts Global Town Hall Party!

    Membes of the Berlin Chapter gather to watch Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Madeleine Albright representing Secretary Hillary Clinton's campaign at the Democrats Abroad Global Town Hall on  Sunday, February 21



  • published DAG Wiesbaden / Mainz Global Town Hall Party in News 2016-02-22 14:20:56 -0500

    DAG Wiesbaden / Mainz Global Town Hall Party

    Members of the Wiesbaden / Mainz Chapter gathered at Evie's house to watch Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Madeleine Albright representing Secretary Hillary Clinton's campaign at the Democrats Abroad Global Town Hall on Sunday, February 21



  • Democrats Abroad Germany Global Primary Locations

    Members in Germany can vote in Person at 13 locations!


  • Göttingen Democratic Presidential Debate Watch

    We had a great turnout for our debate watching party.

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  • published DAG Wiesbaden / Mainz in News 2015-12-29 06:34:10 -0500

  • published Wiesbaden/Mainz celebrates Christmas in News 2015-12-17 17:46:06 -0500

    Wiesbaden/Mainz celebrates Christmas

    We had a cozy and fun Christmas party at our "Stammlokal" the Andechser on Saturday, Dec. 12th

     


  • posted about DAG AGM 2016 on Facebook 2015-12-12 07:50:33 -0500
    DAG AGM 2016

    DAG AGM 2016

    SAVE THE DATE

    Democrats Abroad Germany and the NRW Chapter

    are pleased to invite you to the

    2016 DA Germany Annual General Meeting

    in Schladern (Windeck) on the weekend of January 29-31, 2016

     

    The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a chance for all members of Democrats Abroad Germany to meet fellow Americans living in Germany, to discuss our work over the past year and to lay the groundwork for our Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts in the 2016 presidential elections.

     

    The 2016 DAG AGM will focus on training our leadership and super-volunteers for the coming Global Presidential Primary (1-8 March) and for our various GOTV activities in 2016. We will also discuss the Delegate Selection Plan (DSP), how the process works and how any member can run for delegate to represent DA at the Philadelphia convention in July. We will also have training sessions on the new DA website and database. Trainings and workshops on these topics, and the seriousness of the work ahead in 2016, lend themselves to the quiet and rural location that you will find in Schladern (Windeck). The NRW Chapter and our various precincts would love to welcome you to this beautiful area of the country! The business part of the AGM will also include elections to fill three vacancies on our Excom (Executive Committee): DAG Treasurer, DAG Coordinator for Events and Fundraising and DAG Coordinator for Membership and Volunteers (membership database).

     

    Schladern is located in the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, east of Bonn. Schladern (Gemeinde Windeck) is 25 minutes from Siegburg-Bonn (ICE Bahnhof) and 45 minutes from Cologne Hauptbahnhof using the Regional Express trains (RE9). The S12 also follows that route but takes a little longer because it stops in several more towns along the way.

    The area is know for its hiking trails and mountain biking, and the main attractions are the Burgruine Alt-Windeck and the waterfalls and beer garden (Elmores). The castle is about a half-hour walk through the woods behind the town, and the waterfalls are right behind the venue, the Bergischer Hof.

     

    AGM SCHEDULE: 29-31 January 2016

    - Friday Evening Early-Bird Cocktail Reception

    Quaide's house, 51570 Schladern (7pm - ?)

    - Saturday AGM / Leadership Retreat / 2016 Training Sessions

    Hotel Bergischer Hof, 51570 Schladern (9am - 6pm)

    - Saturday Evening Dinner / Guest Speaker / Entertainment

    Hotel Bergischer Hof, 51570 Schladern (7pm - ?)

    NOTE: Steve Nobles from our Cologne/NRW precinct will coordinate the after-dinner entertainment. Many of our members have stage experience, and even more have hidden talent. If you would like to perform, please write to Steve at steve@nobles.de

    - Sunday Morning Excom & Leadership Meeting

    Hotel Bergischer Hof, 51570 Schladern (10am - 1pm)

     

    REGISTER NOW:

    Please use this google form to register for the 2016 DAG AGM: http://goo.gl/forms/YvovbPqlG8

    Payment information is included on the form.

    AGM Registration Deadline: 15 January 2016

    Payment Deadline: 22 January 2016

     

    ACCOMMODATIONS:

    To book a single or double room at the hotel where the AGM will be held (Bergischer Hof), please write to the email address below and let us know whether you would like a single or a double, and whether you'll be staying both nights or only one.

    Prices:

    Single / night: €44.20

    Double / night:  €69.70

    There are only a limited number of hotel rooms at the Bergischer Hof, so please let us know quickly. There are, however, other hotels nearby with almost identical prices.