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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Germany

Democrats Abroad Germany (DAG) is the official arm of the Democratic Party for U.S. citizens living in Germany. DAG has 10 chapters across the country (to find the chapter nearest you, please click on “Chapters” above), as well as precinct groups in medium-sized cities across many of our biggest chapters. We'd love for you to join us!

Our country committee is one of DA’s largest, and our leaders work hard to represent and connect DAG's diverse and active members. Beyond monthly meetings where you can connect with other like-minded Americans in your area, DAG plans numerous annual events of interest to Americans abroad -- from an Oktoberfest extravaganza in Munich, to a Young Dems Thanksgiving pumpkin pie mingler and fundraiser in Berlin, from the Labor Day picnic in Kaiserslautern, to Fourth of July picnics in every chapter, from CSD and Pride representation at June events across Germany, to the monthly First Friday political discussion in Heidelberg – and much, much more. Our members receive regular invitations to our events by email.

Democrats Abroad supports every American abroad in registering to vote and casting their ballots from overseas. These get out the vote (GOTV) efforts are the heart of our political activity, and we rely on volunteers to ensure our members and friends are enfranchised every election, every year. Our absentee votes have been decisive in numerous elections across the US! Together with other DA country committees from around the globe, we're making the specific issues faced by overseas Americans known on Capitol Hill. There are many ways for us to make our voices heard, even an ocean away -- please share your questions and your enthusiasm for politics with us! Register with your local chapter today to receive notification of the next DAG activities in your area.

We look forward to meeting you!

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  • News

    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.

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    Democrats Abroad Germany Marches for American Democracy

    Democrats Abroad Germany

    Marches for American Democracy

     

    On the weekend January 20 - 21, 2017, Democrats Abroad from around the world will be taking to the streets for marches and vigils in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington

    In Germany, DAG members and supporters will participate in marches in several cities, events either organized by DAG or joining forces with the Women’s March on Washington “sister marches”.

    Join us standing together for the Protection of our Rights, our Safety, our Health and our Families.

    Berlin

    Berlin e-mail

    Berlin Facebook Page

     

    Berlin's Women's March on Washington Sister March will take place on January 21st from 11 a.m.-noon. The gathering is nonpartisan and will not feature speakers or performances; please bring candles and your own signs promoting Dignity, Justice, Freedom, Unity, Democracy, Solidarity, Human Rights, and Women’s Rights. Proposed location is Brandenburg Gate in front of the US Embassy, but due to other demonstrations that day, it may be relocated. Please check our FB event for up-to-date information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1796062210653629/

    Düsseldorf

    Chapter Chair Beret Roots

    Düsseldorf e-mail

    Düsseldorf Facebook Page

     

    Freedom & Unity Demonstration Düsseldorf

    As we kick off the new year we invite you to stand in solidarity with DA Chapters across Germany and throughout the world, in support of the progress we have made the last 8 years; Progress that we will continue to defend against threats and that we intend to expand upon. We gather in the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. And we gather to let it be known that as Americans we will not stand idly by when threats to our cherished rights and democracy arise. We ask all people who love democracy, equality and liberty to join us.

     

    What: Join us at our stand/march in Düsseldorf on January 21.

    Where: Bertha-Von-Suttner-Platz, Düsseldorf (right behind the main station, in front of the US Consulate).

    When: Meeting at 9:45am, officially beginning at 10:00 am (until max 2 p.m)

    Questions: If you have any questions please contact DAG-Events@democratsabroad.org

     

    We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We work peacefully, sure as ever that there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.

    Contact Owen · DAG-Events@DemocratsAbroad.org

     

    Frankfurt

    Chapter Chair Pat Klipp

    Frankfurt e-mail

    Frankfurt Facebook Page

     

    March in Frankfurt from Alte Oper to Römerberg

    The DAG Frankfurt Chapter, together with the DAG Wiesbaden/Mainz Chapter (see below) will join the Women’s March Frankfurt on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 12am-3pm. The march begins in front of the Old Opera House in the center of Frankfurt to set a sign for equality and human rights.

    The Women’s March Frankfurt official March route - starting at the Alte Oper and going through the city, ending with a rally on the Römerberg – is published on their facebook page. The rally should start at around 2:15 p.m.

    Also, stay tuned for the scheduled program which is still to be confirmed.

     

    Please post #WhyIMarch photos or videos to the Women’s March Frankfurt Facebook event discussion board or to Twitter.

    Alternatively, you may send them to the organizers at womensmarchfrankfurt@gmail.com, and they will be posted. These personal messages get folks really excited and would help mobilize

    DAG members will meet before the march for brunch at 10:15 at Yours Australian Bar in Frankfurt to discuss our DA message, make possible last-minute signs and discuss future actions.

    Members from all of Germany are welcome! Please RSVP for the Event for the brunch on website.

    If you have a question, ask Beverly Seebach about it!

     

    Hamburg

    Chapter Chair Pamela Cory

    Hamburg e-mail

    Hamburg Facebook Page

     

    We the People: A March for American Democracy

    On January 20th Americans the world over and across the political spectrum will be marking the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States—many of them deeply concerned that some of our core values are under threat.

    In Hamburg, we will be showing our solidarity with Americans at home and letting our next government know that we are unequivocally committed to civil discourse, the rule of law, and the well-being of all citizens of the United States and the planet with a peaceful, non-violent march and vigil:

    We the People: A March for American Democracy Saturday, January 21st , 2017

    Starting point: Hamburger Rathaus, Rathausmarkt 1, 20095 Hamburg, 4 pm Ending point: U.S. Consulate General in Hamburg, Alsterufer 27/28, 20354 Hamburg

    If you are an American citizen living in northern Germany, please join us! We encourage you to bring candles and posters bearing any of the following approved slogans: No Human is Illegal; Women’s Rights are Human Rights; Black Lives Matter; Science is Real; Love is Love; Kindness is Everything, or any other positive message of support for humane and democratic principles.

    The march will conclude with a short vigil and information on how you can become active in preserving American democracy. Come rain or shine!

    If you have any questions, please contact DAGHamburg@DemocratsAbroad.org Please send this invitation on to any other Americans who might be interested in taking part. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, January 21st !

     

    Heidelberg

    Chapter Chair Niki Vonderwell

    Heidelberg e-mail

    Heidelberg Facebook Page

     

    Join us for Heidelberg Women’s March

    On January 20th, the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States leaves many of us concerned, scared even, for our rights as citizens of the USA. We want to send a peaceful, but strong message that We the people still care, and We the people will continue to speak up for our core values and rights.

    In Heidelberg, our local Democrats Abroad chapter will join forces with the Heidelberg’s Women’s March to stand in solidarity with Women’s Marches taking place across the globe as well as Washington D.C. Our message to the next Administration is that we stand for the equality and well-being of every single citizen regardless of race, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. We will also reinforce that we care for the planet, the home of all human beings.

    Starting point: Bismarckplatz, Heidelberg, Germany 69117 at 15:00

    End point: Heidelberg Rathaus, Marktpl. 10, 69117

    Please R.S.V.P. here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/heidelberg-womens-march-on-washington

    If you are an American citizen living around Heidelberg, please join us! We encourage you to bring posters bearing any of the following approved slogans: No Human is Illegal; Women’s Rights are Human Rights; Black Lives Matter; Science is Real; Love is Love; Kindness is Everything, or any other positive message of support for humane and democratic principles. Also, Democrats Abroad members are asked to wear blue outwear: scarf, hat, jacket, etc…

    Munich

    Chapter Chair Meghan Driscoll

    Munich e-mail

    Munich Facebook Page

     

    Munich Marches in Solidarity with the Women's March in Washington

    Take a stand and march in Munich to affirm our values and speak up for those who cannot.  

    Similar marches and vigils will be taking place with Democrats Abroad around the world as we join our fellow patriots in Washington D.C. to stand up for the values we hold dear: tolerance, women's rights, religious freedom, facts, environmental protection, democracy, LGBT rights, black lives matter, science, the right to vote to name a few.  Several other groups in Munich will be joining our march as well.  Start point is across from U.S. Consulate front gate and end in Marienplatz.

    Start: Across from the US Consulate 12 pm

    Walk to Marienplatz via Odeonsplatz

    Arrive Marienplatz (front of Rathaus) 2pm (ish)

    End 3pm

    We will be making signs at our January meeting to reinforce the Democrat's message.  If you know any groups who are interested in marching please have them contact me.   We need a huge presence that day and there will likely be press on hand so spread the word.  Offensive signs may risk being taken.  If you have a question, ask me about it, better yet, join us at our January meeting to make signs together over some drinks!

     

    Wiesbaden/Mainz

    Chapter Chair Evie Walls

    Wiesbaden / Mainz e-mail

    Wiesbaden / Mainz Facebook Page

     

    Standing Together for the Protection of our Rights, our Safety, our Health and our Families

    Together with the DAG Frankfurt Chapter (see above) the Wiesbaden / Mainz Chapter is joining forces with the Women’s March Frankfurt and other local organizations in Frankfurt. The march is in support of equal rights, for fair and civil treatment of women, minorities and immigrants and against the hatred and bigotry that have been so tragically present in world politics this year.

    The March is on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 12am-3pm and begins in front of the Old Opera House in the center of Frankfurt.

    The Women’s March Frankfurt official March route - starting at the Alte Oper and going through the city, ending with a rally on the Römerberg – is published on their website. The rally should start at around 2:15 p.m.

    Also, stay tuned for the scheduled program which is still to be confirmed.

     

    Please post #WhyIMarch photos or videos to the Women’s March Frankfurt Facebook event discussion board or to Twitter.

    Alternatively, you may send them to the organizers at womensmarchfrankfurt@gmail.com, and they will be posted. These personal messages get folks really excited and would help mobilize

     

    DAG members will meet before the march for brunch at 10:15 at Yours Australian Bar in Frankfurt to discuss our DA message, make possible last-minute signs and discuss future actions.

    Members from all of Germany are welcome! Please RSVP for the Event for the brunch posted on the DA website.

    If you have a question, ask Beverly Seebach about it!

      

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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Oranium Corner in Berlin, Germany

    January Pub Night - Oranium

    Come join us for a fun evening of good liberal company in a great Berliner atmosphere. You might even find a friend for the inauguration day protest & women's march that week.

    The Oranium Corner restaurant and lounge is conveniently located at S-Bahn Oranienburger Strasse (S1, S2, S25) on the corner of Oranienburger and Tucholsky Strasse. 

    Bring friends and liberal-leaning folks interested in drinking a beer with Berlin's best political group! We're looking forward to seeing you all.

    It's not required, but RSVP here to let us know you're coming and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook.

    Friday, January 20, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Jahnplatz in Bielefeld, Germany

    Bielefeld Demonstration

    Democrats Abroad invite all in Bielefeld to a peaceful rally "No To Global Trumpism / Counter Trumpism in the US and Europe" at the time, the Obama Government ends and the Trump government begins. We will get together in a pub downtown afterward.