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  • published Vote In the Global Presidential Primary in News 2015-12-12 20:38:08 -0500

    Vote In the Global Presidential Primary

    Global Presidential Primary

    Democrats Abroad Have a Voice

    Each presidential election cycle, Democrats Abroad holds a global primary, when U.S. citizens and registered Democrats all over the world can cast a ballot for the candidate to best represent our concerns.

    There is nothing more important you can do as a Democrat living abroad than to vote in our Global Presidential Primary and to get as many others to do the same. The more votes we can register, the more strength Democrats Abroad can display, which in turn may lead to more support for our important efforts in the future.

    Beginning Super Tuesday, March 1 until March 8, Democrats living abroad will be able to vote in a dedicated global 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 Convention in Philadelphia.

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

  • published An Early 2016 State of the Union Address in News 2015-12-11 16:18:41 -0500

    An Early 2016 State of the Union Address

    "Mark your calendars: President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address on Jan. 12"

    It is an early date for the annual speech. "The White House recommended that date for a variety of reasons. The House was not scheduled to be in session the week after, ruling that one out. And holding it later seemed, from a White House standpoint, to be pushing it too close to the start of the presidential primary season, with the Iowa caucuses set for Feb. 1 and the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 9."

    Save the Date

    One member has already volunteered to host the SOTU Viewing Party in Geneva... mark your calendars for January 13, 2016 !

    Host a Viewing Party

    Are you interested in hosting a gathering to watch the State of the Union Address, or any of the upcoming election debates? Volunteers are always needed all over Switzerland to host watch parties in their homes or local public space. We will support you every step of the way. If you want to be part of the 2016 Democratic victory add your name to the Volunteer Sign Up form right now !

    If you are ready to help, then fill out our online Volunteer Sign-up Form right now!


    Quotation by Carl Hulse, taken from "Obama’s Final State of the Union Is Set for Weeks Before Primary Season Begins," The New York Times, December 1, 2015.

  • published 2016 Democratic Party Presidential Debates in News 2015-12-08 18:19:22 -0500

    2016 Democratic Party Presidential Debates

    Democratic Presidential Debates, Schedule and Viewing Parties


    The 3rd debate is on deck, energy is high... and we'll be hosting viewing parties to watch debate replays in Basel, Geneva, and Zurich.

    Date: December 19, 2015
    Location: Manchester, NH
    Time: 8 pm in New Hampshire, U.S.A. (2 am the following morning, December 20th in Switzerland)
    Sponsors: ABC News, New Hampshire Democratic Party, WMUR-TV, The Union-Leader

    Attend a viewing party to watch the debate replay with fellow Swiss Democrats on Sunday December 20th in Basel or Zurich, and meet us at Mr Pickwick Pub on Tuesday December 22nd in Geneva.

    Use the official #DemDebate hashtag when discussing the debate on Social Media.

    Democrat living abroad and watching the debate?
    Join the global conversation using #DemsAbroad / #DemDebate 
    and Democrats Abroad will RT all the best tweets.

    Upcoming Debates


    Date: January 17, 2016
    Location: Charleston, SC
    Sponsors: NBC News, Congressional Black Caucus Institute, South Carolina Democratic Party


    Date: February 11, 2016
    Location: Wisconsin
    Sponsors: PBS, Wisconsin Democratic Party


    Date: March 9, 2016
    Location: Miami, FL
    Sponsors: Univision, The Washington Post, Florida Democratic Party 

    Past Debates


    Airing in Switzerland October 14 at 2:30am, CNN International will broadcast the debate live. It will also be streamed for free on CNN.com.

    Date: October 13, 2015
    Time: 8:30pm ET
    Location: Las Vegas, Nevada; Wynn Las Vegas
    Sponsors: CNN, Nevada Democratic Party, Facebook
    Moderator: Anderson Cooper

    Watch a replay of the first debate ➔


    Airing in Switzerland November 15 at 3am, CBS News is making the debate viewable live online.

    Watch a replay of the second debate ➔

    Date: November 14, 2015
    Time: 9pm ET
    Location: Des Moines, IA; Drake University
    Sponsors: CBS News, Twitter, Iowa Democratic Party, KCCI, Des Moines Register
    Moderator: John Dickerson


    Schedule reproduced from "2016 Primary Debate Schedule," Democrats.org, November 16, 2015. 

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