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  • Election Predictions and Insights from John McQueen!


    Please join us on the pre-election eve — November 1st, 2020 — for John McQueen's well-researched election predictions, and analysis. Leading up to this will be speakers on the issues near and dear to Democrats Abroad, and how they are relevant in this election: Women's issues (Nicole Colaianni), Black Lives Matter (Robert Scott), LGBTQ (Daniel Hoever-Eckhardt), Science (Rebecca Alvarado), Voter Suppression (Patrick Mears). Niki Vonderwell will be reporting live from the ground in Ohio, where she’s helping at one of the polling centers. At the end, John will use an interactive map to show how he predicts it will go on election day, including some important state races. Moderator will be Nancy Schimkat, and our tech team is Joe Butler and Matthias Luft.

    We are broadcasting this via Zoom from the Heidelberg Center for American Studies. Please RSVP to get the Zoom link.

    November 01, 2020 at 5pm
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  • published North and Central Bavaria in Chapters 2020-06-25 06:18:57 -0400

  • published Leaders in North and Central Bavaria 2020-06-25 06:16:57 -0400

  • published News in North and Central Bavaria 2020-06-25 06:16:35 -0400

  • published DE North and Central Bavaria Intro in News 2020-06-25 06:16:12 -0400


    Welcome to the Democrats Abroad North and Central Bavaria page.
    Are you new here? We are too!

    The Democrats Abroad Germany Executive Committee approved the creation of its 13th chapter (we're so lucky!) in June 2020. Our mission is to reach out to voters from Würzburg in the west all the way across northern and central Bavaria to Passau in the east and make every vote count.

    Our chapter has big plans, to match our geographic area, and we'll need all the support we can get from you -- watch this space for announcements on meetings, calls, and GOTV events.

    If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in North and Central Bavaria, please contact us.

    Democrats Abroad Germany - North and Central Bavaria Chapter

  • signed up on Global Black Caucus Signup 2020-06-15 16:27:21 -0400

  • tagged Charles Baranski's Charles Baranski - Bernie Sanders Delegate Candidate from Canada with approved 2020-05-18 04:46:42 -0400

    Charles Baranski - Bernie Sanders Delegate Candidate from Canada

    I'm Charlie Baranski, and I'm very proud to be running for Bernie delegate. As the president of Democrats Abroad McGill, I have intimately learned how to advocate for students and youth abroad, and I am currently running for office in the states, giving me experience in uniting the party and focusing on the progressive solutions we all need. Pushing our platform and party to be more progressive is how we bring in new voters, and we all know as Democrats Abroad the benefits of policies like universal healthcare. When you send me to (digital) Milwaukee, I look forward to voting for Bernie on every ballot and pushing for the progressive policies we need, know, and love.

  • tagged Adyden Maher's Ayden Pierce Maher, Sanders Delegate (Americas) with approved 2020-05-18 04:45:43 -0400

    Ayden Pierce Maher, Sanders Delegate (Americas)

    Hi everyone! I am a 30-year-old Floridian in London. I am running as a Sanders delegate to ensure the progress we made at the last convention and the vision of Senator Sanders live on in a bold, progressive democratic platform. My political activism started in 2004 when I volunteered over 500 hours for the Kerry Edwards campaign - my mom even let me miss school the week before the election so I could knock on more doors! After finishing college in 2012 I worked as a democratic legislative assistant in the FL House of Reps. before running a campaign for the first openly LGBTQA state rep. I had the privilege of voting for Bernie in 2016 with dems abroad and have always continued my involvement with the democratic party back home. I would be honoured to represent Dems abroad at the convention. (pictured: 2012 campaign photo)

  • tagged Sam Khunaizi's Sam Khunaizi - Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders with approved 2020-05-16 01:43:18 -0400

    Sam Khunaizi - Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders

    I am currently serving as DA-UAE Secretary & served as Voting Center Manager in the 2020 GPP. As an extension to my service, and with great honor and humility, I am running for a Bernie Sanders pledged Delegate. I believe this historic 2020 Democratic National convention should serve as the foundation of restoring American values & beliefs and uniting all Americans by bringing competent leadership to the White House. I have been supporting Sen. Sanders since he first ran in 2016. Sen. Sanders is a candidate of deep integrity and ingenuity who has tremendously influenced the Democratic Party progressive agenda. Sen. Sander’s progressive message has resonated among millions of voters all over the Country. It would be my profound privilege to represent Sen. Sanders & his voters as a delegate in the Democratic National Convention. I hope to gain your support to be your Sen. Sanders’s representative & delegate.

  • tagged Jennifer Shore's Jennifer Shore - Delegate candidate for Biden (EMEA) with approved 2020-05-15 15:07:24 -0400

    Jennifer Shore - Delegate candidate for Biden (EMEA)

    This is one of the most important presidential elections of my lifetime. Now is the time for Democrats to unite with the common goal of getting our current president out of the White House. I would like to do whatever I can to elect Joe Biden. I want to make sure that everyone knows that he is the leader Americans need right now. This was very much the case before the global pandemic of Covid19, but it is even more clearly the case now. We need a leader that can show compassion, gravitas and restore honor to the office of the presidency. We need a leader that commands repect on the global stage, that knows how to do his job from day one and will unite Americans. We need Joe Biden. I would be honored to assist in the effort to get the democratic nominee elected and to energize other voters abroad to participate and elect the right man for the moment. I moved from NYC to Geneva, Switzerland with my husband and 2 boys in 2009. I have worked in the public and private sector and am a lifelong democrat.

  • tagged David Wagner's David Wagner - Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders (Asia-Pacific) with approved 2020-05-15 11:22:33 -0400

    David Wagner - Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders (Asia-Pacific)

    We need more than just a new president... we need a revolution! I am proud to join the fight for a fair and free America. We always knew it was possible, but it was the senator from Vermont who showed us how to get there. Almost all the obstacles standing in the way of our freedom can be traced to one problem: corporate influence over our elections. Let's put the health of our planet above the profits of corporations. Let's put an end to private prisons. Let's tell the insurance companies that the health of our citizens is more important than their bottom line! Let start treating every American like a human being. Senator Sanders taught us how to achieve all this, and I am looking forward to representing him at the convention.

  • tagged Anita Lang's Anita Lang - Delegate (Biden) - EMEA (UK) with approved 2020-05-15 11:21:54 -0400

    Anita Lang - Delegate (Biden) - EMEA (UK)

    Why is this so late? I am a teacher and union leader and my students, their families, and my educators have needed me! In my union capacity, I lobby Congress at least four times per year, In person. I have lobbied on education related issues like racial and social justice, gun reform, school funding, fair pay, child nutrition, and mounting college debts. have dedicated much of my time and money to support anti-voter suppression campaigns and getting out the vote from 1st time voters. I will represent you and staunchly support the DA platform. I am a staunch advocate for military families, veterans, and women but continue to learn and push an anti-racist agenda. My photo, a hedgehog, represents cute and cuddly until you get in my way, then the spikes come out! I don’t shy away from a fight! Anita Lang

  • tagged Joy Wiersum's Joy Wiersum, Delegate Candidate for Joe Biden with approved 2020-05-15 11:20:53 -0400

    Joy Wiersum, Delegate Candidate for Joe Biden

    I am a Wisconsinite, the daughter of lifelong union members. I am a global citizen, a ten-year resident of the UK with a passion for exploring the world. Although my adult life has been shaped by internationalism, my values are American and rooted in progressive, Democratic principles. As a leadership and strategy consultant, I offer strong communication, influencing and advocacy skills. I am proven in my ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholder groups. I convey complex, and at times contentious, information in a forthright, authentic manner. As an American abroad, I apply these skills daily in my personal life, often explaining American politics, policies and people to those I meet. As a delegate, I will leverage tirelessly my networks in Wisconsin and globally to get out the vote. It would be an honour to support the nomination of and to campaign on behalf of our next President, Joe Biden.

  • tagged Brendan Csaposs' Brendan Csaposs - Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders (Kenya) with approved 2020-05-15 11:20:11 -0400

    Brendan Csaposs - Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders (Kenya)

    As a special educator, LGBT activist, and former candidate for public office in my previous home state of Louisiana, I recently moved to Kenya and am excited to support Bernie as part of Democrats Abroad our 2020 Convention! I volunteered for his 2016 campaign and have been politically engaged in Democratic politics since my youth, when I worked on Hillary Clinton's first senate campaign in my birthplace, New York. I hope I can count on your support!

  • tagged Barbara Wells' Barbara Wells - EMEA Delegate Candidate for VP Joe Biden (France) with approved 2020-05-14 14:00:50 -0400

    Barbara Wells - EMEA Delegate Candidate for VP Joe Biden (France)

    I have been an educator for much of my adult life as I believe the future of our world depends on the education of our most precious asset, our young people. Faced with the threat of Trump undermining our democracy and the world order that the US helped to build, political engagement has become equally imperative. Primarily for the future of our children, I became more actively involved with Democrats Abroad, Strasbourg, where I have had the honor to serve first as Vice-Chair and, since March 2017, as Chair, supported by a wonderful team that has helped throughout these challenging times to keep our chapter active and growing, We have to win this election. Joe Biden has the qualities needed to heal the country and restore our democracy. I hope that you will give me the opportunity to support his campaign and a Democratic victory with your vote on

  • tagged John Dahlburg's John-Thor Dahlburg, DNC candidate pledged to Joe Biden with approved 2020-05-14 14:00:10 -0400

    John-Thor Dahlburg, DNC candidate pledged to Joe Biden

    I’m John-Thor Dahlburg, an active ExCom member of the Toulouse Chapter of DA France. I’m a writer, educator and journalist—and Ied the editorial team that won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. My only goal: Democratic victory in 2020. We need to end the inept, corrupt Trump presidency. Trump’s lethal mishandling of COVID-19 emergency dramatically illustrates what’s at stake for our nation. With a win for Joe Biden in November, we have the opportunity to hit the reset button on critical economic, environmental and health care issues. I pledge my all to elect Joe and down-ticket Democrats whose No.1 priority is the health, safety and prosperity of all Americans. For Democrats, it’s also time to unite and renew old bonds with America’s working class, African-Americans, Hispanics, the LGBT community and women. We also need to revive and strengthen ties with our friends and allies abroad.

  • tagged Helen Li's Helen Li-Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders (Asia Pacific & Global) with approved 2020-05-13 23:52:11 -0400

    Helen Li-Delegate Candidate for Bernie Sanders (Asia Pacific & Global)

    As a child of immigrants, a mental health advocate, an educator, and an entrepreneur, I am accustomed to forming coalitions between groups of people. Not just through empathy, but taking that empathy and transforming it into fundraising, communications, and action. Growing up in Richmond, Virginia, I want to share the stories and importance of inclusion — Medicare-for-All, improved access to education, environmental action — as a representative for Sanders’ progressive platform. In Beijing, I’ve taught university courses focusing on educating young people about the urgency of civic engagement. Adapting to healthcare loss and increased hate crimes during COVID-19, I’ve experienced firsthand how domestic/foreign policy can impact citizens abroad and . I believe I have the skills and perspectives to represent Democrats Abroad at the National Convention. I want to represent DemsAbroad, youth voters, and Asian Americans by having a seat at the table as we support our 2020 nominee.

  • tagged Caitlin Kingston's Caitlin Kingston, delegate candidate for Bernie Sanders with approved 2020-05-13 23:51:13 -0400

    Caitlin Kingston, delegate candidate for Bernie Sanders

    I've been a diehard Sanders supporter since #filibernie, so I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to support his platform. I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. My mother is from New York City, and I come from a long line of Democrats. I've worked with the NDP on Olivia Chow, Rosario Marchese, and Andrew Cash's campaigns. I'm passionate about harm reduction, drug policy, disability rights, and prison reform. As a person on the autism spectrum, I have long advocated for the destigmatization of people marginalized by psychiatric and neurological diagnoses. I work on a number of committees and projects dedicated to harm reduction and youth mental health, including the CAMH Youth Advisory Group, Drug Education Resource Committee, and Eli's Place and Surrey Place boards. I also walk and train dogs, and so have an interest in animal welfare.

  • tagged Matthew Fellmeth's Matthew Fellmeth, EMEA Delegate Candidate for V.P. Joe Biden (from Luxembourg) with approved 2020-05-13 23:42:44 -0400

    Matthew Fellmeth, EMEA Delegate Candidate for V.P. Joe Biden (from Luxembourg)

    I would be honored to represent Democrats Abroad at the DNC. Originally from Philadelphia, I've spent the last eight years living outside the U.S. During my time abroad, I've been inspired by governments around the world that work to uplift all their citizens. We need a president, like Joe Biden, who will fight for every American, and for the democratic ideals we all believe in – inclusion, humanity, and environmental responsibility. As a delegate, I will champion the Democrats Abroad platform: specifically, expansion of social welfare, healthcare, and international cooperation. At the DNC, I will work to build and strengthen our relationship within the party. I've joined a policy working group for the Biden Campaign, where I can contribute 10+ years of infrastructure experience to rebuilding America. This may be my first venture into political activism, but my goal is to be an active, long-term member of Democrats Abroad.

  • tagged Chris Brandon's Christopher Brandon, EMEA & Global Youth Delegate for Bernie Sanders with approved 2020-05-13 23:41:27 -0400

    Christopher Brandon, EMEA & Global Youth Delegate for Bernie Sanders

    In order to defeat Donald Trump, we need to unite the Democratic Party. My life experiences as a worker, student, teacher, and a volunteer have provided me with the experience and skills necessary to contribute to this collective effort and elect Joseph Biden. As a former delivery services worker burdened by student debt, I understand everyday people’s struggles. I have also experienced both the benefits and difficulties of living abroad as a Masters student and an English teacher. Sending thousands of texts for the Bernie Sanders campaign has provided me with invaluable insight into the perceptions and preferences of voters from across the political spectrum. Finally, through volunteering as a poll worker at the Skåne region’s Global Presidential Primary and co-hosting chapter events, I have developed outreach and organizational skills which enable me to effectively communicate Bernie Sanders and Democrats Abroad’s values and interests to fellow Democrats and the media.