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  • rsvped for Wiesbaden/Mainz Monthly Meeting on Facebook 2017-11-20 00:46:48 -0500

    Wiesbaden/Mainz Welcomes DA Germany Chair, Owen Jappen to our Monthly Meeting

    Join us in welcoming DA Germany Chair, Owen Jappen to Wiesbaden for our 2018 Election Year Kick-Off Meeting!

    WHEN
    January 26, 2018 at 7pm
    WHERE
    Der Andechser im Ratskeller
    Schloßplatz 6
    Wiesbaden 65183
    Germany
    Google map and directions
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  • Join us in welcoming our DA Germany Chair, Owen Jappen to Stuttgart!

    Support your team!

    We will be gathering at the Paulaner for a bite to eat  and the chance to have a chat with Owen before the big JEF debate (please see separate post).  Afterwards, our merry band will take the 5-minute walk to the Rathaus where our leader will "do battle" and make us proud!

    We hope to see you there!

    WHEN
    November 21, 2017 at 5:30pm
    WHERE
    Paulaner am alten Postplatz
    Calwer Str 45
    Stuttgart 70173
    Germany
    Google map and directions
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  • Political Discussion in Stuttgart on Trump Foreign Policy

    Political  Discussion on Trump Foreign Policy

    We are very excited to announce that our own DA Germany Chair, Owen Jappen will be coming to  Stuttgart to participate in a political discussion sponsored by the JEF (Young European Federalists).

    Owen will be joined on the podium by a former president of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the chair of Stuttgart's Young Transatlantic Group and  a representative from Republicans Overseas.

    They will be examining Trump foreign policy from a European point of view.

    Our DA Stuttgart chapter has been invited to attend the debate and will also be able to ask questions at the end of the program.

    The debate will take place in the "Kleinen Sitzungssaal" on the third floor at the Rathaus.

    Refreshments will be offered at the end of the program.

    We will also be  organizing our own small get-together before the debate so that interested DA members might have a chance  to meet with Owen and have a bite to eat.   Please watch for a separate event post for our meet-up time and place!

     

    WHEN
    November 21, 2017 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    Stuttgarter Rathaus, Kleinen Sitzungssaal, third floor
    Marktplatz 1
    Stuttgart 70173
    Germany
    Google map and directions
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  • rsvped for Democrats Abroad NRW Thanksgiving Potluck 2017-10-18 08:18:19 -0400

    Democrats Abroad NRW Thanksgiving Potluck

    Come and join Democrats Abroad NRW for a thanksgiving potluck.

    Get together with other Americans to celebrate this special day!

    Please let us know what you are bringing in this google form!

    WHEN
    November 25, 2017 at 12pm
    WHERE
    Members private residence (RSVP/E-Mail for details)
    Schladern, NRW 51570
    Germany
    Google map and directions
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  • rsvped for DAG 2018 Annual General Meeting in Hamburg via 2017-10-17 08:21:06 -0400

    DAG 2018 Annual General Meeting in Hamburg

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    Join members of Democrats Abroad Germany in Hamburg in February to discuss our plans for 2018!

     

    Every year Democrats Abroad Germany gathers in person to discuss issues back home and plan our activities for the coming year. With midterm election quickly approaching, join us in Hamburg to learn more about how you can be an active part of getting out the vote, meet other democrats living in Germany and give your input on the DAG political process. This year we will also dedicate time to discuss amendments to our bylaws to help improve DAG and make sure our country adapts to the changes of our organization.

    Official registration for the event will begin in early January when the official invitation to the AGM will be sent out. Stay tuned!
    Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

    Friday, February 23rd

    16:00 Registration opens at the Lichthof Theater
    17:00 Mixer event at the Theater
    18:00 Dinner (at a restaurant nearby)
    20:00 “Neuland” at the Lichthof Theater

    Saturday, February 24th
    8:30 - 9:00 Registration opens at the Kulturpalast
    9:00 - 9:30 Opening of the AGM
    9:30 - 11:00 GOTV Workshop
    11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
    11:30 - 12:15 Topical Break-outs
    12:30 - 13:15 Topical Break-outs
    13:15 - 14:15 Lunch
    14:15 - 15:30 Presentation of the Caucuses
    15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
    16:00 - 18:00 Discussion and voting on the DAG Bylaws
    19:00 - 22:00 Dinner with special guest

    Sunday, February 25th
    9:00 - 15:00 Meeting of the DA Germany Executive Committee

    Homestays in Hamburg
    As in the past, homestays will be available thanks to the members of the Hamburg chapter. If you are interested in having a homestay, please complete the following survey so that we can make sure you are matched with an appropriate host: "Need a homestay" survey
    As soon as a homestay has been found, you will be contacted via email.
    For those in Hamburg who would be willing to host another member of DAG, please fill out this survey to sign up as a host: "Homestay host" survey

     

    Accommodation in Hamburg

    For those living outside of Hamburg, homestays will be available (check back for more details). If you would prefer to stay in a hotel, a special rate will be given by the Hotel Panorama Inn (Billstedter Hauptstrasse 36, 22111 Hamburg).

    • Single room is 56 Euros per room, per night
    • Double room is 74 Euros per room, per night

    Check-in on Friday, February 23rd begins at 14:00 and check-out on Sunday, February 25th is 12:00. This price includes a continental breakfast buffet. If arriving by car, there is a parking garage available for 9 Euros per parking space, per night.

    You can pay for the room at the hotel when you arrive.

    To reserve a room, please call 040 733 69 150 or send an email to reservierung@panorama-inn.de. You can ask to speak to or direct your email to Frau Beate Weidemann or Michael Mehlis-Schöning.

    Rooms can be reserved until January 5, 2018.
     

    WHEN
    February 23, 2018 at 1:30pm - February 25, 2018 at 3:30pm
    WHERE
    Stiftung Kultur Palast Hamburg
    Öjendorfer Weg 30a
    Hamburg 22119
    Germany
    Google map and directions
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  • donated via 2017-10-17 08:15:17 -0400

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    Every dollar you give supports our work to elect Democrats who will fight - AND FIGHT BACK - to make a better life for ALL Americans.   Join us by making a donation today.

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  • DAG Chapters Prepare for Annual AGM Fundraising Raffle

    Each year during its Annual General Meeting, DA Germany Chapters prepare baskets, trips, and items characteristic of their region to donate as raffle items. DAG is excited to announce that this year will be no exception! Items this year range from Oktoberfest tent tickets, or local chocolates and wines, to stays at DA Members’ homes across Germany with tours of the nearby attractions. All bid proceeds go directly to DA Germany’s “Get Out the Vote” efforts for the upcoming midterm elections. Interested in having a stake for the prizes, but can’t make it to the 2017 AGM? A highlight of items are included here for pre-raffle participation. All early raffle purchases should be submitted via email to DAG-Events@DemoratsAbroad.org, with the total number of tickets desired, prior to 17:00 CET time on April 1st in order to be entered to the drawing. A transfer for the corresponding amount should be made to the DA Germany Account below or submitted via cash from a precinct voting location. Questions may also be directed to DAG-Events@DemocratsAbroad.org. Probability of winning is correlated with number of tickets purchased, so donate a lot and donate often!

    DAG is grateful to all members and chapters who have submitted items for bidding, and to everyone who casts bids to participate. DA is a 100% volunteer organization and all financial support lends a huge hand in making it happen.

    Consider supporting DAG year-round by becoming a sustaining donor! Initiate a Dauerauftrag in any amount from your account to DAG via the account below. Thanks again for your support!

    Tickets:
    One for 5€
    or
    Five for 20€

    Account name: Democrats Abroad Germany
    IBAN: DE04 5405 0220 0140 2702 99  |  BIC: MALADE51KLK

    • Two Tickets to Dems Abroad's Oktoberfest Extravaganza 2017 in glorious Munich!
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    • Weekend at the Bavarian home of DPCA Chair, Katie Solon!
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    • Delicacies of Heidelberg Basket!

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    • The Essence of Wiesbaden-Mainz!

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    • The Essence of Stuttgart Basket!

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    • Weekend at the Siegerland home of DAG Chair, Quaide Williams!

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    • Two Tickets to "Art Masters" in Munich!

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    • Two Tickets to Deutsches Symphonie Orchestra in die Haupstadt!

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  • published DAG Is Thankful For You! in News 2016-11-27 16:52:28 -0500

    DAG Is Thankful For You!

    Whether you were able to celebrate with friends and family in Germany, or just scrolled longingly through social media feeds bursting with pictures of Turkey galore last Thursday, Americans all over the world took a moment to reflect on their fortunes in life and give thanks. We here at DAG are thankful for you! As members, you have all taken the important step of staying engaged to the electoral process. While we all lament the results earlier this month, we must begin our path forward. Do your part by expanding our membership and directing friends and family to register with us at http://www.democratsabroad.org/join to stay informed about initiatives and expanding movements in the coming years to protect and preserve the progress we have made. DA Germany has organized over decades and will continue its work and expand next month, next year, next mid-term election cycle, and beyond. Outrage is not enough, get informed, get involved!

    Whether you were able to celebrate with friends and family in Germany, or just scrolled longingly through social media feeds bursting with pictures of Turkey galore last Thursday, Americans all over the world took a moment to reflect on their fortunes in life and give thanks. We here at DAG are thankful for you! As members, you have all taken the important step of staying engaged to the electoral process. While we all lament the results earlier this month, we must begin our path forward. Do your part by expanding our membership and directing friends and family to register with us at //http://www.democratsabroad.org/join// to stay informed about initiatives and expanding movements in the coming years to protect and preserve the progress we have made. DA Germany has organized over decades and will continue its work and expand, next month, next year, next mid-term election cycle, and beyond. Outrage is not enough, get informed, get involved!


  • published DA Germany Weihnachtsmarkt! in News 2016-11-27 16:39:11 -0500

    DA Germany Weihnachtsmarkt!

     

    As the holiday season approaches, check out our DAG Weihnachtsmarkt with memorabilia from our initiatives over the years. All items make a great gift for friends and family members around the world!


  • published Stronger Together, Until The End! in News 2016-11-01 12:34:25 -0400

    Stronger Together, Until The End!

    DAG is thrilled and infinitely thankful to its volunteers who have given so much from the beginning of the Primary, until the final days of the General Election! We have advanced and explored new means of getting out the vote - from very successful Facebook and YouTube ads, to thousands of calls with DPCA's new phone banking software.

    While membership numbers and voter registration has flourished, the DAG account has suffered a tremendous strain. We are grateful to everyone who has supported DA Germany financially throughout the process, enabling our masses of volunteers to advance our goals.

    In this final week, we ask everyone to join us in standing together, and declaring in one voice that we support the Democratic Party Candidates, down the ballot, and reject the demagogic rhetoric that has arisen across the aisle. Please consider making a gift of 25 EUR to DA Germany and receive the limited edition "She Wins, We Win" button - AND - "The Bad Hombre" - or - "Nasty Woman" Button!

     

    Please complete this form (https://goo.gl/forms/V62vXFGIEwTqWM6W2) and transfer your gift to DA Germany's account via: 

         Name: DEMOCRATS ABROAD GERMANY
         IBAN: DE04 5405 0220 0140 2702 99
         SWIFT-BIC: MALADE51KLK

    These buttons will also be available in person at our election night festivities across Germany, and to our most dedicated, special donors.


  • published NRW Launches New Ruhrgebiet Precint! in News 2016-10-07 08:39:34 -0400

    NRW Launches New Ruhrgebiet Precint!

    John Grosser, an American in Dortmund, assumes new role as Precinct Captain for DA Germany in the "Ruhrgebiet", intensifying efforts in the area!
    As Americans at home and abroad feel the pressing of time, this is just one way DAG is mobilizing its members for Hillary Clinton, and Democrats running at every level of office!
     
    John, along with DA Germany Chair Quaide Williams, will organize a voter registration stand between 11-1:30pm at:
    Reinoldi-Kirche
    Ostenhellweg 2
    44135 Dortmund
    A gathering at Vapiano's on Silberstr. 22 in Dortmund will follow. Come join the group and celebrate the official inauguration of the new NRW Precinct: "Ruhrgebiet"!
    John studies mathematics in Dortmund and can be seen below with Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV)!
    Email: JAGrosser99@aol.com
    Phone: 015144554751
    Twitter: @MindOnMath

  • A Message from DA International Chair (and fellow Deutschland resident), Katie Solon!

    Click here for swag to support GOTV!

    Please phonebank!  It’s that simple. For Democrats Abroad to do our part in this important too-close election. Sign up to make calls at www.democratsabroad.org/voter_support_team

    We are in the critical phase of the presidential election cycle – the last 3 weeks before state deadlines are past for some of our overseas voters.  We have a good list of U.S. Democrats in Germany, and we are calling every one of them to make sure they request and then send in their overseas absentee ballot.

    Deadlines are fast approaching!  They vary by state but the earliest are October 8!

    It’s easy to fill out the ballot request form at www.VoteFromAbroad.org.  So of course, do that, too, if you haven’t yet!

    Phonebanking is my (and Lucky’s) favorite DA thing to do because it works!


    Top 10 Reasons to Phonebank with Democrats Abroad

    1. IT  WORKS!  More than 50% of those reached go on to request their ballots.
    2. Americans living abroad want to vote!
    3. You can help in the critical battleground states even if you don’t vote there!
    4. You can make calls whenever it suits you!
    5. It is easy: You can call free around the world from any location with internet!
    6. We do the follow up work for you. There is no need to worry about sending emails for second calls!
    7. Volunteers feel rewarded by positive responses!
    8. Members feel a part of a community!
    9. It’s the best way to update DA’s membership list!
    10. We MUST ELECT Hillary Clinton, take back Congress and STOP Trump!

    What we’re finding on the calls: most people haven’t yet taken that required step of sending in their ballot request. We also need to clear up some misconceptions: Registering for the DA Primary IS NOT the same as registering to vote! Many people think that, when they registered for the DA Global Presidential Primary in March, they had registered for the General Election as well. But this is not the case. For the General Election every American must register in his or her home state and apply for an absentee ballot.

    Calls are quick and friendly, and folks are grateful for the nudge and the info. Phonebanking is the most effective tool to get out the Democrats Abroad vote, and the time to do it is now!

    Join me in making some calls every day!  Look forward to talking to some more of you soon.

    Best,

    Katie Solon (and Lucky!)
    DA International Chair
    Prien am Chiemsee, Bayern


    P.S. Phonebanking is not the only Get Out the Vote (GOTV) effort that DAG is investing man (and woman) hours in!

    • In cities throughout Germany you will find GOTV Infostands and Voter Registration events,
    • Almost 1000 letters went out by post to those DAG members without phone numbers,
    • All German Universities and Foreign Students Offices were contacted by email and
    • Facebook & YouTube ads have been HUGELY successful, and we want to do a lot more of them through October.

    These activities have proven to be very successful but do cost money, and lots and lots of volunteer hours. Deutsche Post is reliable, albeit expensive, Facebook and Youtube ads are not free and the new Phonebanking tool costs!

    Please buy one of our “GOTV Survival Packs” (www.democratsabroad.org/survivalpacks), or donate to help DA Germany pay for our GOTV efforts this year:

         Account name: Democrats Abroad Germany
         IBAN: DE04 5405 0220 0140 2702 99
         Bank: Kreissparkasse Kaiserslautern  
         BIC: MALADE51KLK


  • published Get Out the Vote Survival Packs! in News 2016-08-20 08:57:19 -0400

    Get Out the Vote Survival Packs!

    Getting Out the Vote is hard work and in order to energize our volunteers, we have developed a pair of “GOTV Survival Packs” to help with the GOTV initiatives this fall! If you don’t have time to volunteer but would like some nice swag, please donate to fund important GOTV efforts throughout Germany: 

         - Facebook ads have been HUGELY successful, and we want to do a lot more through October.
         - Phone banking all our members costs money, and lots and lots of volunteer hours.
         - All members without a phone number (1000+) will be mailed to make sure they are up to date on this year's General Election (Deutsche Post is reliable, albeit expensive!)

    Donate to Democrats Abroad Germany, receive one of the packs below, and help DAG with these critical priorities through Nov 8th! Anyone interested in volunteering, please contact our “Membership and Volunteer Coordinator” via dag-membership@democratsabroad.org‎

    Please choose one of the following “GOTV Survival Packs”, fill in the Google “order form” here, and make the suggested donation to The‎ DA Germany account:

         Democrats Abroad Germany
         IBAN: DE04 5405 0220 0140 2702 99
         BIC: MALADE51KLK

    "TOTE-ALLY AWESOME" GOTV SURVIVAL PACK - 15 EUR

    Show your pride with this fancy tote bag, and receive a selection of five campaign buttons (Include your Clinton, Sanders or Dem preference in order form "Notes" - See Button Options Below)!

    "DRINKING LIBERALLY" GOTV SURVIVAL PACK - 30 EUR

    That hard work getting out the vote might make you thirsty… So, this Survival Pack includes not only the tote bag and the five buttons, as described above, it also includes a VoteFromAbroad.org coffee mug and a VoteFromAbroad.org sports water bottle. 

    "ELECTION NIGHT BLOW-OUT" GOTV SURVIVAL PACK - 35 EUR

    Get ready to close out a hard fought campaign season with this ultimate package! This Survival Pack includes the tote bag and the five buttons, as described above, the VoteFromAbroad.org coffee mug, sports water bottle, a piece of 100% shattered glass ceiling, and a "Hill Yes" Oktoberfest style Herzl! 

    T-SHIRT - 1 = 15 EUR; 2 = 25 EUR

    T-shirts are 100% cotton, thick and high quality. T-shirts are available in men's and women's styles. NOTE: Women's styles run small!

    SWEATSHIRT - 1 = 40 EUR; 2 = 75 EUR

    Sweatshirts are an 80-20 blend, super comfortable and soft (brand: Russel). Sweatshirts are available in men's and women's styles.

    "SURVIVAL PACK" BUTTON OPTIONS:


  • donated 2016-04-21 16:15:01 -0400

    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 Philanthropy and You! in News 2016-04-10 11:59:39 -0400

    Philanthropy and You!

    Democrats Abroad Germany is ecstatic to announce the inception of the Stars & Stripes Society, recognizing and thanking those who financially support DAG activities at a leadership level. The society's membership is tiered to be inclusive of participants with varying levels of means, who perpetually go the extra mile in support of our united mission. The 2016 levels are:

    Patriot: $240, in commemoration of the United States' 240th birthday.

    Star: $50, in commemoration of the 50 States.

    Colonist: $13, junior/student level in commemoration of the 13 stripes.


    Your continued generosity supports efforts to Get Out the Vote, expand awareness of key issues to Democrats residing throughout Germany, and solidifies unity through events and activities. Together, we strengthen and enable the expression of American voices abroad.

    Contributions may be made through direct bank transfer to:

    Democrats Abroad Germany
    Kreissparkasse Kaiserslautern
    IBAN: DE04 5405 0220 0140 2702 99

    or via the Act Blue processor!

    On behalf of the Democrats Abroad Germany Executive Committee and all those who benefit from your generosity, please accept our sincerest thanks!