Communications Coordinator, Germany; Saxony Chapter Chair

  • is hosting November Monthly Meeting 2021-10-18 06:36:47 -0400

    November Monthly Meeting

    Grab a coffee and join DA Saxony online on November 7 at 10:00 a.m. for our Monthly Meeting! With Election Day just a few days prior, we will certainly have a lot to discuss. Get to know our community and share your thoughts with like-minded Americans in the region. All are welcome – we'd love to meet you! 

    WHEN
    November 07, 2021 at 10:00am
    WHERE
    Zoom
    RSVP to receive the link
    Leipzig, Sachsen 04109
    Germany
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  • DA Saxony Thanksgiving Hike: Sächsische Schweiz

    Join us as we opt outside on Saturday, November 27, for a hike through the beautiful Sächsische Schweiz National Park. We will meet in Rathen before heading up to Basteibrücke through the picturesque sandstone mountains. After some time exploring the history and geography around Basteibrücke, we will continue through the forest to Stadt Wehlen before looping back to Rathen along the Elbe. As we hike, one of our Dresden-based members will be passing along tidbits about the history, archaeology, art history, and geology of the area!

    In total the hike will cover approximately 9 km with a steep incline [stairs] to start off the journey. We will meet at the Rathen railroad stop at 10:00 on Saturday, November 27, and then together take the ferry across the Elbe. Besides your travel to and from Rathen, you will need €2 for the ferry, a packed lunch or lunch money, and of course water! We are suggesting a donation of €10 to help support the ongoing work of DA Germany. Hikers of all ages are welcome! 

    Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

    3G rules apply.

     

    RSVP to let us know you'll be there! 

    WHEN
    November 27, 2021 at 10:00am
    WHERE
    Bahnhof Rathen
    Am Bahnhof 14
    Kurort Rathen, Sachsen 01824
    Germany
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  • Saxony Book Club: "When Nietzsche Wept" by Irvin D. Yalom

    Join DA Saxony in Halle on December 12 at 3:00 p.m. as we discuss the novel As Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom. 

    In 19th-century Vienna, a drama of love, fate, and will is played out amid the intellectual ferment that defined the era.

    Josef Breuer, one of the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, is at the height of his career. Friedrich Nietzsche, Europe's greatest philosopher, is on the brink of suicidal despair, unable to find a cure for the headaches and other ailments that plague him. When he agrees to treat Nietzsche with his experimental "talking cure," Breuer never expects that he, too, will find solace in their sessions. Only through facing his own inner demons can the gifted healer begin to help his patient.

    In When Nietzsche Wept, Irvin Yalom blends fact and fiction, atmosphere and suspense to unfold an unforgettable story about the redemptive power of friendship. – Goodreads.com 

    After the book discussion, we'll head over to the Halle Weihnachtsmarkt to share a Glühwein and get into the holiday spirit together.  

    All are welcome to join, even if you don't get a chance to read the book! RSVP to let us know you'll be there. 

    WHEN
    December 12, 2021 at 3:00pm
    WHERE
    nt-Café
    Große Ulrichstraße 51
    Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt 06108
    Germany
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  • is hosting Halloween Trivia Night 2021-09-29 13:38:12 -0400

    Halloween Trivia Night

    Double, double trivia and trouble! Join DA Saxony on October 28 at 7:30 p.m. CET for a Halloween-themed online pub quiz. All are welcome to participate in the festivities, even if you've never been to an event before. Whether you tune in as a team or as an individual, we'll make sure everyone is placed in a group before the games begin. Come in a creative costume, and your team might get extra points!

    WHEN
    October 28, 2021 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    Zoom
    RSVP to receive the link
    Leipzig, Sachsen 04109
    Germany
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  • VMF Caucus Announcements: Military Retiree Benefits & Donations to Afghan Evacuees

    The DA Germany Veterans and Military Families Caucus has several important announcements this month regarding donations to Afghan evacuees at Ramstein Air Base and military retiree benefits. 

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  • DA Florida State Outreach Team Planning Meeting!

    Florida Voters! Join us on Thursday, September 2 at 7:00 pm CET for a planning meeting to set priorities for the next year to turn Florida BLUE with important Senate/Governor/House races!  An invitation is going out to Manny Diaz, Chair, Florida Democratic Party, to speak at a "launch" event! We are looking for volunteers to connect with the various state-based political organizations and voter registration groups to get out the vote. Please RSVP to [email protected]. The Zoom link and agenda will be sent out the day before the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

    By the way, please do sign up for the DA phonebanking training being held August 30/31 and September 1 by registering at www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking_training.


  • Democrats Abroad Germany Women’s Caucus Relaunch

    By Beverly Seebach

    On June 15, Democrats Abroad Germany revived the DAG Women’s Caucus with a Relaunch Event. Following a welcome by DAG Chair, Kenton Barnes, the Global Women’s Caucus Chair, Ann Hesse, gave an excellent overview of the GWC history, mission, and principles.

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  • signed up on Progressive Caucus Signup 2021-06-30 06:27:30 -0400

  • Message from the U.S. Embassy: Traveling with Expired Passports

    If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021.

    You qualify for this exception if all the following are true:

    • You are a U.S. citizen.
    • You are currently abroad seeking direct return to the United States.
    • You are flying directly to the United States, a United States territory, or have only short-term transit (“connecting flights”) through a foreign country on your direct return to the United States or to a United States Territory.
    • Your expired passport was originally valid for 10 years. Or, if you were 15 years of age or younger when the passport was issued, your expired passport was valid for 5 years.
    • Your expired passport is undamaged.
    • Your expired passport is unaltered.
    • Your expired passport is in your possession.
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  • published Call for Singers: DA Germany Sea Shanty in News 2021-05-16 15:00:14 -0400

    Call for Singers: DA Germany Sea Shanty

    Avast, me hearties! Calling all swabbies and mates with an interest in choral singing and a smartphone! DA Germany is pursuing a sea-shanty project with a GOTV twist. We’ve written a parody version of the extremely popular song "Wellerman" centered around the importance of voting from abroad. We have a simple arrangement with 5 parts (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone and Bass), MIDI rehearsal tracks and straightforward recording instructions for people who would like to learn it, record it and have it edited together as a choral piece.

    Dash Nesbitt has generously agreed to serve as conductor and Daniel Hoever-Eckardt has consented to take on the tenor solo line, so we only need to collect a virtual choir for a full sound on the chorus. Depending on how much interest there is in this project, we can hold one or two sessions for Q&A or troubleshooting regarding the music, in lieu of a rehearsal. If you choose to participate, you are giving Democrats Abroad permission to use the video for its purposes. 

    Please fill out this form to get started. Once we have your contact information and part preference, we’ll send you rehearsal materials so you can start recording. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected].


  • published Justice has been delivered in News 2021-04-21 06:54:30 -0400

    Justice has been delivered

    Statement by Angela Fobbs, Global Black Caucus Chair, and Julia Bryan, Democrats Abroad Global Chair

    Justice has been delivered to George Floyd and his family, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief - for now. 

    We must take this moment to not only deliver justice for the dead but to protect the living. We must help make our country a place where we can all breathe freely, a place where the color of our skin does not put us at risk. 

    Philonise Floyd said after the verdict, "As an African American, we usually never get justice."

    This inequality cannot stand. 

    The House has passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. It is time for the Senate to do so too. Democrats and Republicans must rise to the challenge of our times, unite our United States behind this issue, and transform policing in America.

    Our moral compass is bending towards justice. It’s time to put policies in place to make this transformation complete. The time is now. 

    #BlackLivesMatter

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    Take action now - contact your senators today and demand they support the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. 


  • published Justice has been delivered in News 2021-04-21 06:53:08 -0400

    Justice has been delivered

    Statement by Angela Fobbs, Global Black Caucus Chair, and Julia Bryan, Democrats Abroad Global Chair

    Justice has been delivered to George Floyd and his family, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief - for now. 

    We must take this moment to not only deliver justice for the dead but to protect the living. We must help make our country a place where we can all breathe freely, a place where the color of our skin does not put us at risk. 

    Philonise Floyd said after the verdict, "As an African American, we usually never get justice."

    This inequality cannot stand. 

    The House has passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. It is time for the Senate to do so too. Democrats and Republicans must rise to the challenge of our times, unite our United States behind this issue, and transform policing in America.

    Our moral compass is bending towards justice. It’s time to put policies in place to make this transformation complete. The time is now. 

    #BlackLivesMatter

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    Take action now - contact your senators today and demand they support the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. 


  • published April 2021 News in News 2021-04-06 17:47:25 -0400

    April 2021 News

    Spring has finally arrived – and not without many exciting updates from Democrats Abroad! Here is some of the most important news we have to share:

    I. DA Germany is proceeding full steam ahead under the leadership of our newly elected 2021-2023 Executive Committee. The election results are listed below. 

    II. Our chair and vice chair have special messages for all DAG members.

    III. The GOTV team is hard at work devising strategies to increase voter turnout. Learn how YOU can make a difference in the 2021 elections and 2022 midterms. 

    IV. Want to get involved in specific issue areas? DA’s Caucuses and local chapters have a lot of exciting events in store. 

    V. Germany members can get great deals on awesome gear – all for a good cause! 

    VI. Our communications teams are looking for volunteers

    Keep reading to find out more!

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  • donated via 2021-02-15 14:17:25 -0500

    $2,781.05 raised
    GOAL: $2,021.00

    Candice Kerestan's 2021 Birthday Fundraiser

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    As many of you know, Democrats Abroad has been a big part of my life since I moved to Germany seven(!) years ago, and it’s remarkable what the organization has accomplished in that time! This past election cycle, we engaged Americans abroad like never before and delivered decisive votes in races across the United States.

    But as they say, “after the election is before the election”, and it’s important to me that we continue setting up Democrats for success in 2022. As I start this next year of my life, I invite you to join me in making a contribution to Democrats Abroad, an organization near and dear to me.

     

    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

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  • published DA Saxony Leadership Team 2021-2023 in News 2021-02-15 13:32:41 -0500

  • published Happy Thanksgiving from DA Saxony! in News 2020-11-26 03:45:29 -0500

    Happy Thanksgiving from DA Saxony!

    Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at DA Saxony! Our volunteers have created this very special video sending you their holiday greetings. Check it out to hear what they have to say!


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