Welcome to Democrats Abroad Göttingen!

DA Göttingen is a chapter of DA Germany, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Germany. 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.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Göttingen, please contact us.

Anne Marie Bessette, Chapter Chair
Democrats Abroad Germany - Göttingen Chapter


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    The Göttingen Area Chapter welcomes a new precinct in Braunschweig - its first meeting was held Saturday, June 17. Congratulations to Co-Captains Kenton Barnes and Kim Täger for kicking off this endeavor. Kenton is a professor at the Technical University of Braunschweig in the Department of English and American Studies and Department of Literary and Cultural Studies. He is also the new Germany coordinator for the LGBT Caucus. Kim is a Research Assistant at the Technical University Braunschweig in the Institute of English and American Studies for the Department of English Language and Didactics. A warm welcome to this dynamic duo! 

    A first activity will be hosting a booth for the Sommerlochfestival on Saturday, July 29, 10 AM - 8 PM. DA Germany reps including current chair Owen Jappen, and past chair Quaide Williams, will be handing out information about becoming active in Democrats Abroad, along with new merchandise available for purchase, and postcards to write to your US Representatives.

    Next Precinct meeting: Saturday, August 26, 3 PM at X-Trend!  

    Welcome Kim and Kenton!

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    On Earth Day, April 22, a March for Science took place in Göttingen. This non-partisan event was supported by a large number of our local Democrats Abroad members who participated in all aspects and encouraged community involvement. We were proud to be involved in supporting the integrity of science on a global level.

    Guest speakers included: Dr. Ulrike Beisiegel, President of the University of Göttingen; Dr. Gabriele Heinen-Kljajic, Lower Saxony's Minister for Science and Culture; Dr. H. Pinar Senoguz, exiled scientist from Turkey; Pastor Ludgar Gaillard, lecturer on local history; Dr. Arnulf Quadt, director of the II. Institute of Physics at the University of Goettingen; as well as event organizers: Anne Marie Bessette, Brian Kearny, and Yuko Maeda.

    More info at: sciencemarchgoe.de

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, July 08, 2017 at 03:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Göttinger Allstars Ball Field in Göttingen, Germany

    Annual July 4th Celebration

    America’s birthday is right around the corner! And so is our traditional family picnic celebration! As July 4 is a Tuesday, we have chosen Saturday July 8 to accommodate turnout. Conveniently, July 8, 1776 was also the 1st public reading of the Declaration of Independence to citizens of Philadelphia! Please join us:

    3 - 6 PM, Saturday, July 8 at the Göttinger Allstars Baseball Field. Take Reinhäuser Landstrasse south to Kisseestraße, take a right and go west to where the road ends. Ball field on south side.

    Please bring your favorite American dish to share,  beverage and, if desired, meat to grill, as well as any yard games. People are also invited to share a song or reading in honor of our country! 

    We're also launching our Resistance Summer postcard campaign, so bring a pen and plan ten minutes for writing to Congress on healthcare, taxation, environmental issues, LGBT rights, voting rights, or another issue of your choosing! We'll have postcards and addresses at the ready and stamps for sale, too.

    Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Schlossplatz in Braunschweig , Germany


    Join the Braunschweig Precinct at their booth for the Sommerlochfestival on Saturday, July 29th. Democrats Abroad Germany will be there and will be handing out information about being active in Democrats Abroad.

    We will also have some of our new merchandise available to purchase, as well as plenty of postcards that you can use to write to your representatives back in the States.

    If you are around, we would love for you to come say hi. Owen Jappen, Chair of DA Germany, and Quaide Williams, former Chair of DA Germany, will be at the booth. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kenton Barnes (DAG-LGBT@democratsabroad.org).