We had an impressive gathering in Heidelberg for Thanksgiving, with lots of good food and good fun. In addition to the “Red Book Exchange”, we had a slide show to look back at our many activities as a chapter. The Thanksgiving Potluck was a chance for people to get to know each other a little better and also to meet some new people. This was our last gathering in 2017, and we look forward to seeing everyone in 2018 to help Get Out The Vote and turn things around in the November midterm elections! To see photos click Thanksgiving Photos 2017
With good food and fun, the 2017 4th of July BBQ was a success! Members and friends came to help celebrate our country’s independence. We had our annual reading of the Declaration of Independence by several members as well as two additional readings. John read about Thomas Jefferson’s 1778 visit to Heidelberg and his impressions, and Xander shared some of John F. Kennedy’s wisdom that applies still today. Then it was on to entertainment – Angie’s famous pub quiz, water balloon tossing contest and some singing of American folk songs. Here are some pictures. Hope to see you there again, or for the first time, next year!
Please join us at the Alte Gundtei on January 12th for our first monthly meeting of 2018 – a turnaround election year! Along with enjoying some good food and camaraderie, we will kick off the new year with important information about GOTV (Get Out The Vote) in 2018, talk about planned activities for the upcoming year, and have a discussion of current political topics from the U.S. Hope to see you there!
If you're using public transportation:
Bus stop: Number 33, Bergbahn/Rathaus
If you're driving, use the Parkhaus Kornmarkt/Schloß or Parkhaus Karlsplatz
We now have an official Democrats Abroad Mannheim Precinct and Precinct Captain! What is a DA Precinct you ask? It is a loosely organized extension of a Chapter, in this case the DA Heidelberg Chapter, that is meant to make Democrats Abroad more accessible to those of you who live farther away. So, if you live in the Mannheim area, come meet some of your fellow overseas Democrats on Wednesday 17th of January at Goldene Gans and see what it’s all about. Daniel Hoever-Eckardt has volunteered to be the Mannheim Precinct Captain, so if you have any questions about the group, you can contact him at email@example.com .
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