Secretary, Germany; Göttingen-Hannover Vice Chair

I am currently the Secretary of Democrats Abroad Germany, and my volunteer efforts with Democrats Abroad began when I took on the establishment of the Hannover Precinct. After helping to increase our membership and presence in Hannover so that we could become the Göttingen-Hannover Chapter, I became the Vice Chair of our growing chapter. I am a native Texan who has called Germany home for 20 years. As a mother of two boisterous boys and an international school teacher, I am passionate about helping young people take action to make the world around them a better place. I try to lead by example with the work that I do both at Democrats Abroad and on other projects, such as assisting refugees, protecting the environment and helping local food banks. I hope that we can continue to increase the outreach in our Göttingen-Hannover region, in Germany and across the globe to ensure as many people as possible exercise their right to vote. I also truly hope that we can turn Texas blue!! 

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    DAG State Outreach Teams Part 2


    “State Outreach Teams” represent a new and exciting addition to DAG’s GOTV efforts. Join us and help build a global community of activists working to get out, protect and defend the vote!

    No matter what shade of purple your voting state is, there are plenty of ways to get involved.

    On Saturday, May 29 at 4pm, we will be following up with newly established state-specific groups and sharing tips, strategies and information on all three of our State Outreach pillars:

    -Legislation: coordinate with Global efforts to track bills being introduced to state legislatures; mobilize voters at home and abroad around relevant issues.

    -Ballot Protection: develop and deepen overseas voting expertise in conjunction with Vote From Abroad; build relationships with election officials and state legislatures.

    -Voter Mobilization: educate and mobilize overseas voters; hold informational and community-building events; build coalitions with affinity groups on the ground. 

    This is the second of two State Outreach meetings. Missed the first one? You’re still welcome to attend! A recording of the previous event and supporting materials will be made available.

    Please RSVP for the Zoom link below.  Bring your friends, spread the word, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions!


    Democratically yours,

    Teresa Ritterhoff, DAG GOTV Coordinator  [email protected] 

    Jennifer von Estorff, Texans Abroad EMEA Captain /DAG Secretary/ Vice-Chair Göttingen-Hannover [email protected]

    May 29, 2021 at 4pm
    Frankfurt, HE
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  • Chapter Welcomes Kassel Precinct and New Leadership!

      The Göttingen-Hannover Chapter is pleased to announce the formation of the Kassel Precinct, with Richard Sentinella taking on the role of Precinct Captain. We are also excited to welcome three more new volunteers to our leadership team, Dr. Katie Von Holzen as our Get Out The Vote Coordinator, Verena Wilkening as our Media Contact and Karla Schmidt organizing our University Outreach. There are more volunteer opportunities if you're interested - please read on for more information.


        Richie Sentinella, Kassel Precinct Captain                                  Katie Von Holzen, GOTV Coordinator 


                Verena Wilkening, Media Contact                                             Karla Schmidt, University Outreach


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  • Chapter Name Changed to Represent our Diverse Region

    We are proud to announce that the chapter name has been changed to the Göttingen-Hannover Chapter!

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Mother, teacher and a Texan who calls Germany home