DA Switzerland / Global GOTV Co-Chair

Happy to help all overseas Americans vote in U.S. Elections.


  • posted about Volunteer on Facebook 2016-12-16 10:51:24 -0500
    I signed up to volunteer for Democrats Abroad. Join me!

    Volunteer

    Democrats Abroad's country committees in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific need local volunteers. You can start helping today. Put yourself forward by clicking on the "Countries" tab above, find your country, and contact your leaders directly.

    If you live in a country without an active chapter you still have an opportunity to help - Democrats Abroad has over 20 caucuses, committees and task forces that address issues that affect all Americans and Americans living abroad as well as keep our organization running. Some you’ve probably heard of while others you may not.

    These groups provide a fun and challenging yet important opportunity for you to help us help you. Regardless of where you live there is a caucus, committee or task force that needs your talent and dedication. This is the time to join fellow Democrats and be a part of something that matters.

    Please login to find our open positions, if you'd like more details please write us at volunteer@democratsabroad.org:

    Don’t be shy. We're waiting to hear from you!

    Become a volunteer

  • published Geneva Women's March on Washington in News 2016-12-05 10:37:44 -0500

    Geneva Women's March on Washington

    Volunteers are Needed

    DA members are invited to help organize and to join in this solidarity march through Geneva in support of the Women's March on Washington to be held on the first day of the next U.S. administration. The planned Geneva march will send a strong message that women’s rights are human rights, and that all marchers stand together in defense of hard won civil rights.

    Geneva march organizing meetings are every Saturday from 3 to 4:30 pm at floating locations in Geneva, Nyon or Lausanne. Email geneva@womensmarch.com for more information.

    Geneva Women's March for Dignity, January 21, 2017

    Geneva, a world center for democracy and human rights, will host a march on the 21st of January in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington. Open to all who share the values of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.

    Geneva Women's March for Dignity

    On January 21, 2017, we invite you to march in Geneva as part of the Global Women’s March, a series of solidarity marches around the world inspired by the Women’s March on Washington. Global and U.S. women stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our societies. We invite you to march with us across the globe, in the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us and who stand among us today.

    Mission of the Global Women's Marches

    The mission of the Global Women’s Marches is not only to stand together in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our families and our environment — it is also to build relationships and mend the divides between our communities. Only together can we march towards a world that respects the civil rights of all of its citizens. The rhetoric of elections in many countries in recent years and of the last US election cycle in particular has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us. There has been a profound deepening of the divisions in many countries. Etched in history, these divisions cleave us from one another across the lines of racial, ethnic, religious, economic, social and sexual identity. We seek to address these divisions and stand together in the face of injustice. Together we will raise our voices in the service of all people.

    The Global Women’s March is the first step to beginning the next chapter in the global non-violent civil rights movement that we are now creating in response to the wave of xenophobia, sexism, racism, isolationism and nationalism expressed in national elections across the globe in recent years.

    Email geneva@womensmarch.com for questions, media requests or to help organize


  • published DACH Member on Local French-Speaking TV in News 2016-10-24 17:20:27 -0400

    DACH Member on Local French-Speaking TV

    Who will be the next president of the United States? — aired on 20 October 2016

    Terri O'Brien, DA Switzerland ExCom, appeared on Nyon Région Télévision discussing the last Presidential Debate.

    Watch the segment on YouTube

    Watch the segment on YouTube

    The third and final Clinton v Trump debate crossed the Atlantic, to the attention of many in Switzerland who are deeply interested in the U.S. presidential campaign. This discussion of the debate and the 2016 election was moderated by journalist Rodolfe Haener posing questions to his American guests living in the region for years: O'Brien, a member of Democrats Abroad, and Jon Ferguson, former basketball player and novelist. The subjects raised include the guests' perspectives on what all of this means for other Americans living in Switzerland.

     

    💡 TIP: If you don't know French, try YouTube's Closed Caption by clicking the "CC" or "Settings" button, and choose between auto-generated subtitles in French or auto-translated to English. It's not perfect, but it gets better every day.

     


  • Record #DebateWatchAbroad in 5 Swiss Cities

    Join the Action

    DACH has been seeing record numbers in membership, ballot requests, volunteers and event attendance. The first debate watch in Geneva was attended by more than 70 enthusiastic Americans and friends. The final Clinton-Trump presidential debate of the 2016 U.S. Election will break another record when we have volunteers hosting viewing parties in five cities. Groups will be gathering the evening of Thursday, 20 October in Basel, Geneva, Lausanne, and Zurich, with a Saturday viewing party in Berne. 

    We are so happy to see so much engagement and enthusiasm. And we continue to seek out new volunteers to help us extend Democrats Abroad activities into regions all over Switzerland. If you are interested in volunteering, fill out the I Want to Volunteer form or send an email to volunteer@democrats.ch.

    Thursday, 20 October

    Saturday, 22 October

    Volunteer

    Sign up to join a fun team of Swiss-based Americans organizing get-togethers, after-work drinks, election events, along with membership outreach, social media strategizing, discussion of cats and kids, and one volunteer whose practicing baking the perfect cheesecake.

    Sign up using the I Want to Volunteer form or send an email to volunteer@democrats.ch.


  • Hannes Blitz This is America

    Paintings

    THIS IS AMERICA, GALERIE BOLÉRO, CENTRE D'ART ET DE CULTURE
    VERSOIX, SWITZERLAND, 4 - 27 NOVEMBER 2016

    Extended through 16 December !

    Thirty-two oil paintings in the solo exhibition This is America present fragments of moments, objects and places from Hanne Blitz's two months in the US last summer. A journey of snapshots of American life and society, revealing the little and big things that make the country different and special, the exhibition lets you discover surprising parallels and contrasts, beauty and dark controversy. Entertaining for adults and children alike, you are invited to meet Hanne's art in This is America!

    Hanne Blitz This is America | Upcoming Solo Exhibition THIS IS AMERICA, GALERIE BOLÉRO, CENTRE D'ART ET DE CULTURE
VERSOIX, SWITZERLAND, 4 - 27 NOVEMBER 2016

    See also:
    www.HanneBlitz.com
    www.Bolero-Versoix.ch


  • Volunteer for Geneva's Biggest Party of the Year

    This Presidential election is facing some of the highest stakes in our collective memory. The moment we're all waiting for is Election Night!

    As you've surely heard, the AENC Joint Committee was formed this year to host an American Election Night Celebration in Geneva on November 8 starting at 9:30pm through the night until the victory speech in the early morning of November 9. The party is open to everyone, American or otherwise. Information on the venue will be sent to participants by email on November 6, but we can already tell you that it will be a great location!

    We are expecting more than 300 guests and we need your help to pull this event off.

    Volunteer Needs

    Immediate
    • URGENT! Natural salesperson or have corporate contacts? Help with finding sponsoring!
    • URGENT! Natural salesperson or have services or items to offer? Help with the raffle!
    • Good at management? Help coordinate volunteers!
    At the Event
    • Love people? Help at the welcome desk
    • Love balloons? Come decorate with us
    • Love food? Serve staunch supporters
    • Love kids? Manage the kiddy corner
    • Multi-lingual and media savvy? Our Press Team awaits
    • Cool with IT? Help with ticketing
    • Neat freak or morning person? Join the clean-up crew

    Shifts and tasks are listed on our sign-up form at SignUpGenius (no registration necessary)

    Shifts are short and here's the sweet:

    For those who have more time but less money, a generous donor from Democrats Abroad Switzerland has offered us 10 tickets so that we can offer an incentive for volunteers to come help out. If you can commit to a minimum of two 2-hour shifts, and 60CHF for a ticket is hard for you, we can slash the cost of your ticket to 30CHF.

    Sign up at SignUpGenius or send an email to volunteer@democrats.ch.


  • DA Switzerland Hosts Fall Hillary for President Kick Off Event

    In the lead up to the critical 2016 U.S. presidential election, Democrats Abroad Switzerland will be hosting a series of events to inform, energize and assist U.S. voters abroad. Over the next two months, members of Democrats Abroad Switzerland will be active in Geneva, Zurich, Basel, Bern, Lausanne and Lugano among other cities across the country. These efforts are targeted at mounting a get-out-the-vote drive to support Hillary Clinton for President 2016 campaign and all Democratic Party campaigns.

    As the first of these Fall 2016 pre-election events, Democrats Abroad Switzerland is proud to host two speakers: the Honorable Eileen Donahoe, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva and Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, head of Women@TheTable, a Swiss NGO dedicated to making women visible on the global stage (see speaker biographies below). Both speakers will address campaign goals as well as international issues at stake. After Ambassador Donahoe and Ms Kraft-Buchman make informal remarks, guests will have the opportunity to meet with the speakers, register to vote, and sign up to volunteer for the Hillary for President 2016 campaign.

    This exciting and informative kick off event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Cercle des Bains, 10, rue des Vieux-Grenadiers, 1205 Geneva, in the heart of Geneva’s Plainpalais arts quarter.

    See Reception Invitation

    Anne-Shelton Aaron, Chair of Democrats Abroad Switzerland said that both speakers will discuss the high stakes involved in the upcoming election and the importance of ensuring that the vast majority of the nearly 7 million voters abroad cast their ballots and participate in the Democratic process. “We’ve seen a surge in voter engagement this year beyond anything anticipated. Voter registration has only accelerated since the Democratic Convention, and our get-out-the-vote drive will ensure that this momentum continues. The number of votes cast by Americans in Switzerland looks set to break records even exceeding the totals of 2008 and 2012.”

    Anne-Shelton Aaron went on to emphasize, “Hillary Clinton, as a former Secretary of State, has a mastery of policy unmatched by any nominee in decades. Secretary Clinton understands the needs of Americans both at home and abroad. Her election is critical to maintaining and building upon President Obama’s legacy as well as to electing Democratic majorities in the U.S. House and Senate. This is why she is poised to capture the majority of votes cast by Americans abroad.”

    Speaker Biographies

    Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe is a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, having been appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. (She was the first ambassador following the referent UN body changing from the predecessor United Nations Commission on Human Rights.)  After serving her term as ambassador, Ms Donahoe was appointed as Director of Global Affairs for Human Rights Watch. In 2014, she was also appointed to the board of International Service for Human Rights.She is also a former affiliate of Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation.

    Caitlin Kraft-Buchman runs the Swiss NGO Women@TheTable which makes women visible on the global stage and women leaders a point of reference in cultural conversations that extend past 'women’s issues' into the larger debate on the economy, governance, technology, sustainability, and peace. She is one of the three co-founders of the International Geneva Gender Champions movement.  A former Chair of Democrats Abroad, Switzerland (2004-2009), she proudly represented Democrats Abroad at the Democratic National Committee, (2008-2016), where she served on the DNC Women’s Caucus Board. She was an early and enthusiastic supporter of Hillary Clinton’s now historic candidacy.

    Event Details

    See Reception Invitation


  • posted about Voter Registration Volunteer Training on Facebook 2016-08-23 10:18:04 -0400
    Voter Registration Volunteer Training

    Voter Registration Volunteer Training

    Vote from Abroad

    Help Get-Out-the-Vote from Abroad for 2016!

    Democrats Abroad Switzerland started the Get-Out-the-Vote 2016 campaign by organizing a series of training sessions designed for volunteers who are considering participating in voter registration activities or those who would like to host an event. Our weekly sessions are conducted online for the most part, so participants from anywhere in Switzerland can join in – or anywhere in the world for that matter. We held a session in late July that was attended by Democrats Abroad members worldwide. 

    The training presentation is intended to familiarize anyone with the basics involved ​in assisting voters with ballot requests, by reviewing the absentee ballot request and voting process, and discussing the unique challenges for overseas citizens. Training includes a review of available online resources, a discussion of what's involved in setting up a VFA table at an event, or hosting your own Voter Registration Drive.

    Sign up for Voter Registration Training

    We have three upcoming training sessions: this week we will have a live session on Thursday, August 25 in Coppet, Switzerland, just outside of Geneva (and easily accessible by train). We have two online sessions scheduled for the early evenings of Thursday, September 1 and Tuesday, September 6. We welcome anyone to attend, even if you've been registering voters for years, or you are just curious to learn more.

    Sign up for a session 

    Our Get-Out-the-Vote 2016 efforts need people to make them work, so we encourage everyone to sign up for a training session now! Any questions? email vote (at) democrats.ch.


  • From the DACH Archives: Tim Kaine visits Geneva, Feb 2010

    The first time Senator Kaine came to Geneva, he was Governor of Virginia and the Chair of the DNC. The February 2010 Democrats Abroad Switzerland newsletter gave an account of the event:

    Democrats Abroad members were given a special treat in Geneva on Friday, February 12th.Governor Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, was in town and addressed a group of more than 80 DACH members at a free event hosted by Anne-Shelton Aaron at her beautiful home. Governor Kaine finished his first European tour as DNC Chair, visiting London and Moscow before coming to Geneva. The Governor was welcomed by DACH executive committee members and International Democrats Abroad chair Christine Schon-Marques.

    Governor Kaine, Christine Schon-Marques and Michael Copping

     

    Tristan Zand, Elizabeth Clark-Polner, Michael Copping, Marcus Courtney, Caitlin Kraft Buchman and Governor Kaine.

     

    In his remarks, Governor Kaine covered a variety of topics including the recent special election in Massachusetts, the Supreme Court decision on campaign finance, and the Democratic plan for the 2010 midterm elections. Afterwards, Governor Kaine took several questions from the audience, posed with members for photos and answered more questions before leaving to attend a fundraising dinner elsewhere in Geneva. To close the evening Democrats Abroad Vice Chair, Michael Copping presented the Governor with a box of chocolates from famous Geneva chocolatier Auer. For more photos from the event, visit our Flickr page.

     

    DA member asks Governor Kaine a question.


  • published This Year's AGM: This Sunday in Basel in News 2016-05-30 12:06:01 -0400

    This Year's AGM: This Sunday in Basel

    Democrats Abroad Switzerland is your organization. The Annual Meeting is held for the members to inform you of our activities and accomplishments over the past year, and of strategy and plans for the current year to get out the vote.

    Come find out what you can do to help put Democrats in the White House, Senate and House.

    Come participate in discussions with Dr. Rebecca Self after her presentation about the Democratic Party's possible paths to success.

    Come meet our volunteers who will help you draft and send letters to your Senator and Representative about your particular issues of concern.

    Come register to vote!

    Provisional Agenda

    1. Call to order and opening remarks
    2. Approval of minutes of 2015 Annual meeting
    3. Chair's Report
    4. Treasurer's Report
    5. Zurich (with Basel) Chapter Report
    6. Floor opened for discussion of reports
      - Break -
    7. Presentation by Dr. Rebecca Self: “Bernie, Hillary & the Media: What should Democrats do next? ”
    8. Remarks and discussion
      - Adjourn -

    Voter Registration training will be available before the meeting with tips on publicizing in the local community and running a voter registration table at a public gathering. Bring your laptop or tablet (optional).

    • 1 - 2 pm: Lunch at Paddy's, à la carte - menu (optional)
    • 1:15 pm: Voter registration training by Mariah Silkey (optional)
    • 2 - 4 pm: Annual General Meeting
    • 4 - 5 pm: Write your Congressperson / Register to vote

    Food and drink will be available for purchase - menu.

    Those who cannot attend in person may attend remotely via WebEx (RSVP to events@democrats.ch and indicate "in-person" or "remotely by WebEx").

     

    Follow the event on Facebook to receive updates.

     

     


  • published Support DACH with Super Swag in News 2016-05-27 18:40:46 -0400

    Support DACH with Super Swag

    Cow ❤ Donkey tee or tote Get an uber-cool Cow ❤ Donkey tee or tote by making a contribution to DACH

    Treat yourself with an item of our exclusive swag, illustration courtesy of political cartoonist Rachel Berman.

    All donations help raise essential funds to support our Get Out the Vote initiatives this election year.

    Shirt Sizes
    Womens S M L XL
    58/40 60/43 62/46 64/49
    Mens S M L XL
    70/48 72/51 74/54 76/57

    Donation costs cover shipping within Switzerland. You must be a U.S. citizen to donate.


  • published Volunteer to Register Voters in News 2016-05-03 13:23:48 -0400

    Volunteer to Register Voters

    Vote from Abroad

    Help Get Out the Vote for 2016!

    If you ever wanted to give your time to a cause guaranteed to make an impact, this is it! Sign up now to help Democrats Abroad Switzerland register voters and help Americans request their absentee ballots for the 2016 election. We are stepping up our Get Out the Vote drive for the upcoming election so we want to have lots of VFA tables at venues and events all across Switzerland.

    Help Americans request absentee ballots for the 2016 Election !

    Democrats Abroad is dedicated to guaranteeing that overseas American citizens can exercise their right to vote in U.S. elections, and reminding Americans Abroad to request and mail their absentee ballot each election cycle.

    If you are ready to help, then fill out our online Voter Registration Volunteer sign-up form!

    We will give you the information, tools, and support you will need to help Americans living in Switzerland vote.


  • posted about 2016 Convention Checkout on Facebook 2016-04-20 11:57:45 -0400
    Just made a donation to Democrats Abroad

    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 .

    Donate

  • published Volunteer to Help at the Global Primary in News 2016-02-28 09:20:16 -0500

    Volunteer to Help at the Global Primary

    The Global Primary is fast approaching, and we still need some help! Can you step up?

    We need volunteers to fill a number of roles during the Global Primary events in GENEVA ON TUESDAY, MARCH 1ST and especially in ZURICH ON SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH. Some of the types of roles we like to ask volunteers to fill:

    • Help with Set up
    • Greeter outside the room
    • Line-handler
    • Welcome Table
    • Registration Table
    • Membership Check/Ballot Table
    • Swag Table
    • Press Desk
    • Photographer

    Doesn't matter if you never volunteered before, this is a great time to join in the excitement of the 2016 election. No matter what your talent is, chances are we can put it to good use. We're always in need of friendly people to greet and assist our members, help us blog and post on social media (use #GlobalPrimary or #2016GPP) including photographers, and to help set up and clean up.

    Write to volunteer@democrats.ch and specify which Primary Event (GENEVA or ZURICH), your prefered role and shift.


  • posted about Where in the World Will You Vote? on Facebook 2016-02-17 01:30:18 -0500
    Where in the World Will You Vote?

    Where in the World Will You Vote?

    Global Primary Voting in Zurich, Saturday March 5th
    Global Primary Voting in Geneva, Super-Tuesday March 1st

    U.S. citizens living outside of the United States are urged to vote in the Global Presidential Primary. For Democrats living abroad, there is nothing more important than voting in the GPP and getting as many others to do the same. We will be counted by the number of votes we register in the #2016GPP and a strong turn-out will ensure elected officials remember they represent Americans living outside of the country too.

    Democrats Abroad Have a Voice

    Democrats Abroad’s Global Presidential Primary provides overseas Americans a voice in selecting the party's nominee for president.

    In Switzerland, Americans may vote in person at Global Presidential Primary Voting Centers in Geneva and Zürich.

    Beginning Super-Tuesday, March 1 until March 8, Democrats living abroad will vote in a dedicated global presidential primary to choose the party's candidate for the presidential election. Based on our votes, Democrats Abroad will send 21 voting delegates to the Democratic Party National Convention.

    The National Convention will be July 25-28 in Philadelphia, PA, at which time the Democratic candidate for presidential election is chosen. And with your help, we will see the next Democratic President of the United States elected on November 8, 2016!

    Voting in the Global Presidential Primary

    You may vote in the GPP in-person at one of the voting centers or by mail, fax, or email.

    Option 1: Vote in-person

    Cast your ballot in Switzerland's Voting Centers in Geneva or Zürich during our Global Presidential Primary on March 1st to 8th, 2016.

    Geneva on Tuesday March 1st, 5 to 9pm at the Warwick Hotel.

    Zürich on Saturday March 5th, 3 to 8pm at the EMA House Hotel.

    For American citizens living outside of the 50 states but not in Switzerland, a full list of voting centers around the world can be found at DemocratsAbroad.org/gpp.

    Option 2: Vote by mail

    Request or download a ballot between January 11 and February 8, 2016 and mail it by March 8, 2016 to:
    Peter Butterfield
    Rue Bourg-de-Four 8
    CH-1170 Aubonne.

    Download the ballot from www.democratsabroad.org/gpp: “Ballot for voting by mail, fax, or email, with detailed instructions (PDF, 6 pages)"

    Option 3: Vote by fax

    Download the ballot above and fax it to +1-888-958-6739.

    Option 4: Vote by email

    Print, complete, sign, and scan the ballot, and then send it as an attachment to: PrimaryVoting@democratsabroad.org anytime from 00:00 hours CET on March 1, 2016 as long as it is received no later than 24:00 hours CET on March 8, 2016.

     


  • published Volunteer in News 2016-01-24 10:34:53 -0500

    Volunteer

    Volunteer with Democrats Abroad Switzerland

    Outreach Coordinators

    Help us Connect with Americans in your Study Abroad Program, Workplace or Club

    Are you here on a study abroad program? Do you work for a company or government agency that employs Americans in Switzerland? Are you active in the local branch of your alumni association? Do you participate in any local club or social group that includes Americans?

    Then we want your help!

    Would you volunteer to be either a Democrats Abroad Outreach Coordinator or put us in touch with your program/club/group?

    As an Outreach Coordinator you can help other Americans to register to vote, with access to experienced voter registration volunteers. Together, we can:

    • Schedule an on-site U.S. Voter Registration day
    • Prepare a flyer about Voter Registration to share via email to your colleagues or post in common areas
    • Inform your fellow Americans of election news and voting deadlines
    • Enable your fellow Americans to participate in state primaries and the U.S. General Election

    If you are ready to help, then fill out our online Volunteer sign-up form!

    We will give you the information and tools you will need to connect with other Americans. It might even be as simple as meeting other current members of Democrats Abroad at your office. If your school program, church or club is having an orientation day or community fair, let us know so we can set up a voter registration table or hand out information. All our voter registration activity can be organized in a non-partisan way.


  • published #GPP2016 - Vote in Zürich, Switzerland in News 2016-01-23 16:22:34 -0500

    #GPP2016 - Vote in Zürich, Switzerland

    2016 Global Presidential Primary - Swiss Democrats Vote in Zürich on Saturday March 5th - EMA House Hotel, 3 to 9 pm

    U.S. Democrats Abroad will have the opportunity to vote in the March 1 - 8, 2016 Global Presidential Primary to Determine Delegates to Democratic National Convention Representing Our Choice to be the Next President of the United States.

    Democrats in Switzerland have two voting centers:

    You may vote in the GPP at one of the voting centers or by mail, fax, or email:

    Vote in-person - cast your ballot in Switzerland's Voting Centers in Zürich or Geneva during our Global Presidential Primary on March 1st to 8th, 2016.

    Vote by mail - request or download a ballot between January 11 and February 8, 2016 and mail it by March 8, 2016 to Peter Butterfield, Rue Bourg-de-Four 8, 1170 Aubonne, Switzerland. Download the ballot from Democrats Abroad website: "Ballot for voting by mail, fax, or email, with detailed instructions (PDF, 6 pages)".

    Vote by fax - download the ballot above and fax it to +1-888-958-6739.

    Vote by email - from 00:00 hours CET on March 1, 2016 so long as it is received no later than 24:00 hours CET on March 8, 2016 to:PrimaryVoting@democratsabroad.org. Voting by email means -1- filling out a printed ballot and then -2- scanning or photographing the ballot and -3- sending the graphics file as an attachment to the email address PrimaryVoting@democratsabroad.org.


  • published Global Presidential Primary - Vote in Geneva in News 2016-01-21 11:40:29 -0500

    #2016GPP - Vote in Geneva

    2016 Global Presidential Primary - Swiss Democrats Vote in Geneva on Tuesday March 1st

    U.S. Democrats Abroad will have the opportunity to vote in the March 1 - 8, 2016 Global Presidential Primary to Determine Delegates to Democratic National Convention Representing Our Choice to be the Next President of the United States.

    Democrats in Switzerland have two voting centers:

    You may vote in the GPP at one of the voting centers or by mail, fax, or email:

    Vote in-person - cast your ballot in Switzerland's Voting Centers in Geneva or Zürich during our Global Presidential Primary on March 1st to 8th, 2016.

    Vote by mail - request or download a ballot between January 11 and February 8, 2016 and mail it by March 8, 2016 to Peter Butterfield, Rue Bourg-de-Four 8, 1170 Aubonne, Switzerland. Download the ballot from Democrats Abroad website: "Ballot for voting by mail, fax, or email, with detailed instructions (PDF, 6 pages)".

    Vote by fax - download the ballot above and fax it to +1-888-958-6739.

    Vote by email - from 00:00 hours CET on March 1, 2016 so long as it is received no later than 24:00 hours CET on March 8, 2016 to:PrimaryVoting@democratsabroad.org. Voting by email means -1- filling out a printed ballot and then -2- scanning or photographing the ballot and -3- sending the graphics file as an attachment to the email address PrimaryVoting@democratsabroad.org.


  • published Women’s Caucus 2016 Calendars Have Arrived in News 2015-12-13 15:40:06 -0500

    Women’s Caucus 2016 Calendars Have Arrived

    Women's Caucus 2016 Calendar

    Democrats Abroad Women's Caucus 2016 Calendar honors women illuminating the path to the future.

    The perfect gift for family, friends who inspire you, and are inspired by you. A unique opportunity to share the inspiration, spreading the message of Democrats Abroad and the Women’s Caucus, and help raise funds for Switzerland’s 2016 Get Out the Vote efforts. 

    A donation of CHF 16.- per calendar will support our 2016 voting drives in Switzerland.

    Benefit from our special discounts on orders of more than one calendar:
     ☆  2 calendars for CHF 28.-
     ☆  3 calendars for CHF 36.-
     ☆  get 4 or more for CHF 10.- each 

    Also available at any of our upcoming events in Geneva.

    Dedicated to women past and present who inspire us and have and continue to light the way for a better future, the 2016 Calendar honors inspirational Democratic leaders: Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Pelosi, Kirsten Gillibrand, Madeline Albright, Donna Brazile, Tulsi Gabbard, Hillary Clinton, Lottie Shackleford, Carolyn Maloney, Elizabeth Warren (pictured), Loretta Lynch, and the women of the Supreme Court.

    Any questions, email treasurer@democrats.ch.


  • published Rachel Berman, Political Cartoonist in News 2015-12-13 15:10:19 -0500

    Rachel Berman, Political Cartoonist

    Rachel Berman DemsAbroad donkey and cow Oct 2015
    DemsAbroad Donkey and Cow, Oct 2015

    Rachel Berman is a high school student in Geneva and an illustrator, who started creating political cartoons when she was 11 years old. 

    I am fascinated by the different characters that make up the breadth of global political figures and have found an affinity for bringing out their comedic elements.

    And Rachel seems to have found some inspiration by Democrats Abroad Switzerland. We are delighted that Rachel decided to share some of her illustrations with us.

    Her website is pencilpolitics.wordpress.com.


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