Frankfurt Chapter Chair

I joined Democrats Abroad and am Frankfurt Chapter Chair because I support the DA goals of reaching Americans to vote. It is also very comfortable to be among the dedicated and progressively thinking people in DA.

In my former life in Florida, where I vote, I managed three financial consulting offices, trained dozens of independent contractors, had two weekly radio programs, and gave monthly public seminars. Then my wonderful and supportive husband, Götz, came along. That was in 1993.

For over 20, I coached upper-level managers and salespeople in English. Now I am happy to have a few long-standing classes in conversational/professional English. We are also engaged with Women’s March Global, Forward for Women, and other human rights groups.

Together Götz and I have three children with spouses and six grandchildren (we have photos) on both sides of the Atlantic. Riding our road bikes is our passion. We have a little caravan that allows us to go all over Europe. Our dream: to camp from April to November.

  • 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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    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States. Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 

    We are phoning members, running social media ads, and mailing potential voters in order to win in November.

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    RE the webinars, the subject should show up first and then the speakers: Webinar Voting Rights with Tom Hicks.


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Retired financial consultant, English language consultant, but full time activist.