FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 7-10 PM IN BORNHEIM, FRANKFURT
FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION WITH MALCOLM KENYATTA
Democrats Abroad Germany is proud to present a screening of the documentary film "Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn", a portrait of one of the most inspiring members of the next generation of US political leaders.
The screening will be followed by a live online Q&A session with Mr. Kenyatta and his team and the filmmaker, Tim Harris.
The fundraising event, featuring a wine and canapé reception, will be held at Saalbau Bürgerhaus, Bornheim Arnsburger Straße 241, 60385 Frankfurt am Main.
$12.50 (Bronze donor), $25 (Silver donor), $50 (Gold donor) If you cannot come, please sponsor a ticket for a youth or another member!
The event is co-sponsored by the Democrats Abroad Pennsylvania State Team and the Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus. Democrats Abroad screenings will also be held simultaneously in London and Toronto
“A very little key will open a heavy door “ Charles Dickens
September is Take-Action Month!
Frankfurt in Action
2024 is at the door, and with it comes unimagined changes for our country - which could be very good or extremely bad. Whether we like it or not, we have the responsibility to take action in order to restore the integrity of our country. Responsibility is not heavy, it is an opportunity to take back lost personal power, and generate a sustainable personal energy. We can do this by coming together, creating community, and doing tiny actions. Let’s have a dialogue on where we need to be by 2024 and how we, as a chapter, can get there.
Frankfurt Chapter Feedback Corner
Some members have expressed concern over the pricing of some Democrats Abroad ("DA") events. Below are excerpts between a Frankfurt chapter member and the chair.
“Recently I have observed that DA has become much much more aggressive in asking for donations. I understand that money plays a big role in US politics. This is a most unfortunate situation and I would like to see big changes in this area…Starting at USD 25 is simply too much. This overlooks the reality of many voters and potential voters and also quite frankly contradicts the inclusive message …. Not everybody is financially comfortable or well-heeled or has profited financially from the pandemic….
DA's main goal is to reach out to voters, educate them, and help them vote. The primary aim is to activate the estimated 90% of eligible overseas voters who do not vote. To achieve this goal I believe DA will need to find a more inclusive policy with respect to charging for event(s) …..
In response to the member's suggestion, a bronze ticket category was added to the Kenyatta event. It was great to get together, have a dialogue, and find a way to be more inclusive.
“The worst of all listeners is the (person) who does nothing but listen.” Charles Dickens
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
I am a native of Washington, D.C., and growing up, I always enjoyed studying foreign languages. My late father frequently travelled to Germany in connection with his work, and we had German family friends, giving me a particular connection to the language and the country. After I completed my master’s degree in translation and interpretation, I relocated to the Rhine-Main area in late 1994 to begin my career, and am now based in Frankfurt am Main, where I live with my husband, son and our family dog. I have been a member of the Democrats Abroad Frankfurt chapter since 2020, when I felt I had to get involved and was grateful to find an active organization of like-minded people.
Grace's favorite quote: “Those who fall asleep in a democracy might wake up in a dictatorship.” Otto Gritschneder
MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING VIA ZOOM
ALL ARE WELCOME!
19:00, Thursday, October 26 (always the 4th Thursday of each month)
Join us for our monthly chapter meeting to learn about what we are up to.
This month, Kaitlyn Kennedy from the Democrats Abroad Progressive Caucus will come as our as special guest to speak about the current priorities of the Progressive Caucus.
CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING WITH DA FRANKFURT!
When: November 25th, 2023,16:00
Location: Mona´s - American Style Breakfast
Kronberger Str. 46, 60323 Frankfurt am Main
Please email us at [email protected] if you are interested.
Tickets go on sale October 1. Watch for our October newsletter for additional information.
*First 10 to reserve receive a 10% discount on ticket price.
** 50% off for those bringing 5 people or more.
GOTV Tabling or other Volunteering Events
Volunteer Sign up! If you have never done it before, give it a try. It's fun!
Contact Carl to indicate your availability: [email protected]