Saxony Acting Chapter Chair

Originally from Houston, Texas, I moved to Osnabrück, Germany, in 2015 to pursue my M.A. in International Migration and Intercultural Relations. During that time, I became involved with Democrats Abroad Münster-Osnabrück. My family shares strong ties to Houston’s sister city of Leipzig, so I regularly traveled to Leipzig while living in Osnabrück, completing several internships and contract positions at the City of Leipzig’s Office for International Affairs. When I finished my studies, I took the first opportunity to relocate to my favorite German city and help establish a local DA group in our region. Initially, I served as Leipzig-Halle Precinct Captain and Voting Center Manager for the first-ever Global Presidential Primary in Leipzig. Now I am Acting Chapter Chair for Democrats Abroad Saxony. I enjoy the community of Dems that has grown in Leipzig and surrounding areas. Together with our friends in Dresden and Chemnitz, we are proud and excited to have established the 14th DAG chapter!


  • Borders and Globalization as a Political Challenge: Putting Today’s Walls and „America First“ Policies into Historical Perspective.

     

    We are pleased to announce a presentation by Dr. Jan Logemann, one of our own chapter members. This will be an online event, taking place on Sunday, October 25 at 3:00 pm.

    Jan Logemann teaches social and economic history at Göttingen University where he also directs the Erasmus masters program "Global Markets, Local Creativities". He studied in Berlin and State College, PA, and from 2010-2014 directed a research group at the German Historical Institute in Washington DC . In 2020 he was visiting professor for North-American history at Kassel University. His research focuses on transatlantic migration, consumption and economics. Jan Logemann has recently published: Engineered to Sell: European Émigrés and the Making of Consumer Capitalism (University of Chicago Press, 2019).

    Dr. Logemann’s presentation is titled and can be summarized as follows: 

    Borders and Globalization as a Political Challenge: Putting Today’s Walls and „America First“ Policies into Historical Perspective.”

    From building walls against immigration to raising tariffs against foreign trade, America’s borders have been a focal point of Donald Trump’s rhetoric and action as president. His strategy of shutting the United States off from the world in the face of globalization, however, has a long history in American politics. How are global transformations and the call for trade protectionism and cultural nativism connected historically? What answers can Democrats find today to the challenges of globalization, going beyond the populist rhetoric of building walls and economic nationalism championed by the White House over the past four years?”

    We are looking forward to this immensely interesting presentation and getting a glimpse of our history from this standpoint. Remember, President Trump just condemned the classic book by Howard Zinn, “A People's History of the United States” as propaganda by the so-called radical left.

    WHEN
    October 25, 2020 at 3pm
    WHERE
    Zoom
    RSVP for Zoom Link
    Göttingen, Lower Saxony
    Germany
    Google map and directions
    16 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped for Virtual Election-Themed Pub Quiz 2020-10-19 12:28:50 -0400

    Virtual Election-Themed Pub Quiz

    Come relieve some of your election stress while showing off your election knowledge. Join us for this joint DA Münster/Osnabrück and DA Saxony online election-themed pub quiz!

    NOTE - this is an Online Event. Please RSVP to get the link.

    Teams will meet in virtual rooms to discuss their answers. Let us know (muenster@democratsabroad.de) if you already have a team. Otherwise we will be randomly assigning people to teams.

    WHEN
    October 23, 2020 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    Online
    Please RSVP to receive the link
    Online Online
    Germany
    Google map and directions
    2 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped for Election Night Pajama Party (Online) 2020-10-09 13:13:53 -0400

    Election Night Pajama Party (Online)

    Join us from the comfort of your home on Election Night - November 3, 2020. Put on your coziest pajamas and settle in with any food and beverages of your choice. We'll spend the night watching election updates, engaging in political discussion, and providing emotional support with progressive Americans and friends around Saxony. All are welcome! #DumpTrump

    WHEN
    November 03, 2020 at 7pm - November 04, 2020 at 5am
    WHERE
    Election Night Pajama Party (Online)
    Please RSVP to receive the link
    Online
    Germany
    Google map and directions
    8 rsvps rsvp

  • Election Day Countdown: Phonebanking in Leipzig

    Phonebanking is one of the best ways to increase voter turnout among Americans living abroad! Every Tuesday and Thursday until Election Day, we will be meeting in Leipzig to call eligible voters and make sure they know how to request and return their absentee ballots. 

    Phonebanking is easy and straightforward. All you will need is your computer – **not a tablet**, **not a smartphone** – and headphones, if you have a set. No prior experience is required, and newcomers are very welcome! 

    == RSVP ==
    The event will be held at a private home, so please RSVP to this event if you are planning on attending the phonebanking party. Then we will send you the exact address. 

    == How to Sign Up to Phonebank ==
    Detailed instructions available here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking
    It just takes a few steps to start calling:
    - Log in at https://www.democratsabroad.org/login
    - Join the phone banking team volunteer team: https://www.democratsabroad.org/voter_support_team
    - You’ll get an email from support@callhub.io to activate your CallHub account and set a password
    - Review the training materials: https://www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking#training
    - Get calling!

    Can't make it on Tuesdays or Thursdays? Follow the instructions above to make calls at your own convenience.

    Join us in doing whatever we can to Get Out The Vote! 

    WHEN
    October 29, 2020 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Please RSVP to receive the address
    Please RSVP to receive the address
    Leipzig, Sachsen 04109
    Germany
    Google map and directions
    1 rsvp rsvp

  • Election Day Countdown: Phonebanking in Leipzig

    Phonebanking is one of the best ways to increase voter turnout among Americans living abroad! Every Tuesday and Thursday until Election Day, we will be meeting in Leipzig to call eligible voters and make sure they know how to request and return their absentee ballots. 

    Phonebanking is easy and straightforward. All you will need is your computer – **not a tablet**, **not a smartphone** – and headphones, if you have a set. To access the Internet, you must either have an eduroam account, or be able to plug an ethernet cable in to your laptop. We have several ethernet cables available, so please bring a converter if your laptop needs one. 

    No prior experience is required, and newcomers are very welcome! 

    == How to Sign Up to Phonebank ==
    Detailed instructions available here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking
    It just takes a few steps to start calling:
    - Log in at https://www.democratsabroad.org/login
    - Join the phone banking team volunteer team: https://www.democratsabroad.org/voter_support_team
    - You’ll get an email from support@callhub.io to activate your CallHub account and set a password
    - Review the training materials: https://www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking#training
    - Get calling!

    Can't make it on Tuesdays or Thursdays? Follow the instructions above to make calls at your own convenience.

    Join us in doing whatever we can to Get Out The Vote! 

    WHEN
    October 22, 2020 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Universität Leipzig
    Burgstraße 21
    Room 4.33
    Leipzig, Sachsen 04109
    Germany
    Google map and directions
    2 rsvps rsvp

  • October Book Club: Halloween Party & Book Swap

    Double, double toil and trouble;
    Schnaps burn and Glühwein bubble.
    Favorite books you have to spare,
    At our Book Club like and share;
    Tales of adventure and stories of mystery,
    Epics of fantasy and chronicles of history,
    Classic novels and comedies,
    Science fiction and biographies,
    For a charm of powerful prose,
    Like a bookworm read and repose.
     
    For this month's book club meeting, we're doing something a little different. Get into the spirit of the season by dressing up in your spookiest costume, including a mask for our socially-distanced mask contest! Make yourself some Halloween sweets and drinks, and pick out a book to share with the group. Together, we'll discuss the books each member selects and partake in fun Halloween games and activities.
     
    Come if you dare... Just kidding, anyone and everyone is welcome! The event will take place online. Please RSVP to receive the link.
    WHEN
    October 24, 2020 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Online
    Please RSVP to receive the link
    Online Online
    Germany
    Google map and directions
    6 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped for DA Saxony November Chapter Meeting via 2020-10-04 11:37:14 -0400

    DA Saxony November Chapter Meeting

    Join us online for our chapter-wide November monthly meeting. Two days before Election Day, we will certainly have a lot to discuss! New attendees are always welcome. All you have to do is RSVP to receive the WebEx log-in link. See you there!

    WHEN
    November 01, 2020 at 2pm
    WHERE
    Online (WebEx)
    Please RSVP to receive the log-in information
    Online Online
    Germany
    Google map and directions
    7 rsvps rsvp

  • Election Day Countdown: Phonebanking in Leipzig

    Phonebanking is one of the best ways to increase voter turnout among Americans living abroad! Every Tuesday until Election Day, we will be meeting in Leipzig to call eligible voters and make sure they know how to request and return their absentee ballots. 

    Phonebanking is easy and straightforward. All you will need is your computer – **not a tablet**, **not a smartphone** – and headphones, if you have a set. No prior experience is required, and newcomers are very welcome! 

    == RSVP ==
    The event will be held at a private home, so please RSVP to this event if you are planning on attending the phonebanking party. Then we will send you the exact address. 

    == How to Sign Up to Phonebank ==
    Detailed instructions available here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking
    It just takes a few steps to start calling:
    - Log in at https://www.democratsabroad.org/login
    - Join the phone banking team volunteer team: https://www.democratsabroad.org/voter_support_team
    - You’ll get an email from support@callhub.io to activate your CallHub account and set a password
    - Review the training materials: https://www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking#training
    - Get calling!

    Can't make it on Tuesdays? Follow the instructions above to make calls at your own convenience.

    Join us in doing whatever we can to Get Out The Vote! 

    WHEN
    October 27, 2020 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Private Residence
    Please RSVP to receive the address
    Leipzig, Sachsen 04107
    Germany
    Google map and directions
    1 rsvp rsvp

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