Democrats Abroad August Newsletter

    1. Request Your Absentee Ballot Now!
    2. Phone-A-Friend Membership Drive.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. Young Dems Pub Night and Voter Registration at Summerstage - August 18

     For all of those left in the city this August and who have also been wanting to finally join or bring a friend, here is your chance! We will be at the Summerstage at Roßauerlände with a laptop, so that you can get registered to vote for the election in November. You can also register to vote now by visiting www.votefromabroad.org (Reminder – you must reregister to vote EVERY year!)

     See you next Thursday at the Summerstage. The table is reserved under Democrats Abroad. Call Vice Chair Ashley Arreola if you have trouble finding us at +436503749481.

Looking forward to getting together again!

JOIN US:

Date: Thursday, August 18

Time: 7 pm

Place: Summerstage, Roßauerlände, 1090 Vienna

Contact: Ashley Arreola, +436503749481

 

2. Young Dems Pub Night & Voter Registration at Beaver Brewing Company – September 8

     Located just around the corner from the American Embassy, come and throw one back with us at the Beaver Brewing Company. We’ll have a laptop for anyone who needs help registering to vote!

Young Dems Meetup at Beaver Brewing Company

     The table is reserved under Democrats Abroad. Call Vice Chair Ashley Arreola if you have trouble finding us at +436503749481.

 

JOIN US:
Date: Thursday, September 8

Time: 7 pm

Place: Beaver Brewing Company, Liechtensteinstrasse 69, 1090 Vienna

Contact: Ashley Arreola, +436503749481

 

 

 

 

3. Salzburg Monthly Get-Together – September 16

Our next meeting will be Friday, September 16 at The English Center at 5:30 pm.

Salzburg Meetup

Members and friends are welcome. So please give Mary Ann a quick call or text at +436645923408

JOIN US:
Date: Friday, September16
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: The English Center, Haunspergstrasse 37A, 5020 Salzburg  
Contact: Mary Ann Balko-Koch +436645923408



 


4. Graz Debate Watch Party at Café Mitte – September 27

The first presidential debate will be exciting - and certainly entertaining! Join us the following evening to watch some of the debate together and discuss what we've seen over drinks and dinner!

Graz Debate Watch Party

RSVP on Facebook (Democrats Abroad in Graz – Debate Watch Party)

 

JOIN US:
Date: Tuesday, September 27

Time: 6:30 meeting time, 7 pm viewing

Place: Café Mitte, Freiheitsplatz 2, 8010 Graz

Contact: Caitlin Ahern, +436503125572




5. Vienna Debate Watch Parties at Beaver Brewing Company – September 27

The presidential general election is nearing, and we are anticipating a lively reaction to the presidential debates! Space is limited, so please RSVP. We'll meet at 6:30 for those that want to grab a bite to eat, and we'll begin the viewing at 7 PM. You're not going to want to miss this!

RSVP on Facebook (First debate watch party)

JOIN US:

Date: Tuesday, September 27; Mon

Time: 6:30 meeting time, 7 pm viewing

Place: Beaver Brewing Company, Liechtensteinstrasse 69, 1090 Vienna

Contact: Ashley Arreola, +436503749481

 

6. Austria Fundraiser: Rockin’ the Vote for Hillary – Saturday, October 8

Donate to Democrats Abroad and BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Rockin' the Vote for Hillary

     Join us! It’s going to be a wonderful evening of music and fun to get out the vote exactly one month before Election Day. The Joey Green Band, along with special guests Celina Ann and Danny Chicago, will be performing. Best of all, the proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA) to help put Democrats back in control of both houses of Congress, keep the White House, and fill the Supreme Court vacancy and other vital posts! So come on out for an evening of rock & roll, funk, soul, blues, and swing with Democrats Abroad Austria and three of Vienna’s quintessential “American” performers.

     Tickets are limited! Order your tickets in the space below and pay by making a donation to Democrats Abroad.

Tickets: Patron: €45 in honor of the 45th President! Includes a button!

Regular: €25

Student: €15—with a valid student ID at door

Photo ID is required for all guests.

JOIN US:
Date: Saturday, October 8

Time: 7:30 pm – 2 am

Place: Schwarzberg Club, Schwarzenbergplatz 10, 1040 Vienna

Tickets: Patron: €45 in honor of the 45th President! Includes a button!

Regular: €25

Student: €15—with a valid student ID at door

Photo ID is required for all guests.

Contact: Jennifer at daa.concert@gmail.com



ISSUES AND ACTIONS

 

1. REQUEST Your ABSENTEE BALLOTS Now!!!

Dear Member (plus American friends and family),

     For those of you who have not yet registered/requested an absentee ballot for the November elections, please go to www.votefromabroad.org  now! The site is user friendly and will walk you through the process for your state. You do NOT need to be a registered Democrat to use this site.

     For those who have already requested their ballots, THANK YOU!! (Note: States are required to send ballots to overseas voters 45 days before a general election. As soon as you receive your ballot, vote and return it.)

     Please feel free to pass on this website to any American living overseas who wants to vote in November. This site is non-partisan and one doesn't need to be a member of Democrats Abroad to use it.

     Best regards,

Mary Ann Balko-Koch

Democrats Abroad Austria Database Manager

+436645923408



2. Phone-A-Friend Membership Drive

      Do you have American friends living in Austria who haven't yet registered to vote or aren't yet members of Democrats Abroad Austria? If so, give them a call and urge them to register to vote by going to votefromabroad.org, where they can request their absentee ballot for the upcoming election and also become a member of DA Austria.

     Once you've made the referral, send an email to daaustriaevents@gmail.com telling us who you've referred, and your name will be entered into our Phone-A-Friend Membership Drive raffle.  The membership drive runs from August 15th through September 27th. Each time a friend referral is made and registered at the above email, the referring member’s name will be placed in the hat to win one of three "valuable" prizes.

     The winners’ names will be drawn at the Vienna Debate Watch Party on September 27th at the Beaver Brewing Company. The grand prize winner will receive two tickets to our Rockin' the Vote for Hillary concert on October 8th. Second place will receive a special, limited-edition Clinton/Kaine Stronger Together T-shirt.  Third place will receive a keepsake campaign button of his/her choice.

     So start dialing so we can help elect the next Democratic president and keep the White House out of the small-fingered hands of Donald Trump!