How has gun culture evolved in America, what does this mean for current policy, and, most importantly, what can be done to effectively change legislation? Join Democrats Abroad Bonn for our October monthly meeting, as we examine these urgent questions together and try to find plausible answers and solutions. After a brief presentation and follow-up discussion round, attendees will also have the opportunity to write to their congressmen/congresswomen about these issues and enjoy light refreshments.
Come join other Americans in the Braunschweig area to socialize and learn about Democrats Abroad activities and how you can be involved. Highlights from the Meeting Agenda is as follows:
Reports: Leadership Retreat in Kassel, Howard Dean in Berlin & Liz Jaff in Munich
DAG Fundraising and Umbrellas
Planning for 2018 Calendar: What do we want to do? (Women’s March /Women’s Caucus, Braunschweig CSD, GOTV, Social events ??)
Mark your calendars: EMEA – Madrid, 09. – 11. February, 2018; DAG Annual General Meeting Hamburg, 23. – 25. February, 2018; International DAM – Tokyo, 24.-27. May, 2018
Mark your calendar for our next meeting on Monday, October 30th at 5:30 p.m. at the Spinnrädl in Kaiserslautern. Our special guest will be Will Bakker, Democrats Abroad Regional Vice Chair, from Luxembourg. Mr. Bakker is a member of the DA global executive committee and will discuss DA's overall strategy and goals for 2018 -- especially helping Democrats win. In his capacity as acting-chair for the Voting Rights group, he will also discuss some of the recent Republican attacks on the franchise, including threats for overseas voters. Bring a new member! "Living abroad doesn't make you any less American. Join Democrats Abroad, vote, volunteer, and raise your voice!" If you are not a member of DA, please consider joining at http://democratsabroad.org/join. Membership is free! 2017 Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA) Global Auction in November Donations are being accepted from members all over the world. Donated items will be bid on globally. All proceeds will go toward Getting Out the Vote for Americans (GOTV)Abroad and help to elect Democrats at all levels in America in the 2018 Midterm Elections. Additionally, 50% of proceeds raised by DAG donations will go directly to support DA Germany.
Join us for our November meeting at the Paulaner (upstairs) for hearty German food and drink and a lively discussion of the latest developments in U.S. politics.
This is also the place to find out how you too can get involved in our efforts to create the kind of positive change we want for our Democratic Party.
Main points for the evening will include:
- An update on DA global efforts and caucus activities
- Discussion of strategies and next steps for our own Stuttgart Chapter as we move into "election year mode"
Please do RSVP (scroll down) so that we can plan a comfortable experience for everyone.
Join us at the Neue Börse for our Precinct Captain Election. We will also be receiving a report by Monique Simmer, who has been attending the ExCom Webex meetings!
Please share any ideas/wishes you may have for activities (political and otherwise) in the Bielefeld precinct. A couple of ideas have already been proposed, including advocating for the abolition of “super-delegates” and the reform/abolishment of the electoral college. The DNC is holding their fall meeting this weekend in Las Vegas – we will report on the outcome at this meeting.
Save the date for Democrats Abroad Berlin's November monthly meeting at 7:30pm on November 7, 2017!
- Agenda -
What does science tell us about how to talk politics with people we disagree with? Joanna Mikulski, an expert in behavior change communications, will lead a fun and interactive workshop designed to help you put the best ideas from research to use when communicating about hot or sensitive topics. She'll draw on lessons from both from her time at the White House Office of Management and Budget and as the managing director of Assemblyfor, a creative communications and strategy agency. You'll walk away with tips and tools relevant for day-to-day activism - whether while making calls to your representatives or debating with your conservative relatives over the holidays.
- Potluck -
Continuing our new tradition, we will be having a potluck! There will be drinks (by donation), so please bring food to share.
As always, we welcome new faces, even if you've never attended a meeting or an event before.
It's not required, but RSVP here to let us know you're coming and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook. Looking forward to seeing you there!
One year after waking up to the shock that remains an unavoidable part of our lives, we want to come together and remember what we are fighting for, and what is at stake. In Germany, November 9th is often referred to as "Schicksalstag", with momentous events taking place throughout history on that date. This November 9th, we also want to remember that the fate of the United States and the world has not been decided by last year's election. We are the difference, which we have already proven, and will not stop proving going forward.
More details about this event, and others on the weekends before and after, will be announced soon.
Help make plans for our Freiburg/Konstanz Precinct!
Join us again in Konstanz for a get-together at the home of chapter member Dana Rufolo..
We will be strategizing about how to best grow our local membership and reach out to the many Americans in our area who may not even know that they have the right to vote in this all-important mid-term election year.
We are especially hoping to see some new faces at our meeting!
Do try to join us for a fun and productive afternoon!
Please RSVP to receive the address location.