DPCA Representative, Germany; Düsseldorf-Ruhr Chapter Chair

Hi, I'm Aileen Dinin, the chair of the Düsseldorf-Ruhrgebiet chapter of Democrats Abroad Germany. I was previously the Ruhrgebiet Precinct Captain. I'm a native New Yorker, although I vote in Austin, Texas. I have lived in Essen (and in Germany) for five years. My husband (also a Democrats Abroad member) works for a large German utility company, and that's what brought us here. I got started early in politics - somewhere in my parents house is a toddler-size t-shirt that says "Vote for my dad, John Dinin", from my father's two decades in local politics. Although that shirt had an elephant on it, I shifted to the left pretty early on and have stayed there ever since. I'm definitely an issues voter, and the issues I care about include healthcare (particularly women's health), labor rights, and equality for all people. I'm looking forward to working with Democrats in the Düsseldorf and Ruhrgebiet areas!


  • is hosting Book Club: Nomadland, by Jessica Bruder 2021-10-03 09:29:54 -0400

    Book Club: Nomadland, by Jessica Bruder

    This month, we will be reading 'Nomadland' by Jessica Bruder.
     
    ''Nomadland tells a revelatory tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy – one which foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, it celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of people who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive, but have not given up hope.''
     
    All readers are welcome. RSVP to receive the meeting information - depending on the current COVID situation, we will either meet on Zoom or in person.
    WHEN
    December 18, 2021 at 1:00pm
    WHERE
    To be determined
    Düsseldorf, NRW
    Germany
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  • is hosting Book Club: This Is The Fire, by Don Lemon 2021-10-03 09:28:00 -0400

    Book Club: This Is The Fire, by Don Lemon

    This month, we will be reading 'This Is The Fire' by Don Lemon.
     
    ''A soaring examination of the causes of racist violence and injustice past and present ''
     
    All readers are welcome. RSVP to receive the meeting information - depending on the current COVID situation, we will either meet on Zoom or in person.
    WHEN
    November 20, 2021 at 1:00pm
    WHERE
    To be determined
    Düsseldorf, NRW
    Germany
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  • rsvped for Book Club: Nick, by Michael Ferris Smith 2021-10-03 09:26:23 -0400

    Book Club: Nick, by Michael Ferris Smith

    This month, we will be reading 'Nick' by Michael Ferris Smith.
     
    ''Critically acclaimed novelist Michael Farris Smith pulls Nick Carraway out of the shadows and into the spotlight in this "masterful" look into his life before Gatsby ''
     
    All readers are welcome. RSVP to receive the meeting information - depending on the current COVID situation, we will either meet on Zoom or in person.
    WHEN
    October 23, 2021 at 1:00pm
    WHERE
    To be determined (Zoom or in Person)
    Düsseldorf, NRW
    Germany
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  • rsvped for Oktoberfest Celebration: Online Beer Tasting 2021-10-03 05:41:26 -0400

    Oktoberfest Celebration: Online Beer Tasting

    Despite Oktoberfest being cancelled again this year, Democrats Abroad Germany has just the thing for you to celebrate: an online beer tasting!

    DA Germany will gather online on Saturday, October 30th at 7pm CEST for the 13th Annual Democrats Abroad Oktoberfest Extravaganza! Instead of meeting in our usually reserved gallery seats, we will meet online from the comforts of our home for an online beer tasting.

    Our online Oktoberfest ticket (€46) includes:

    • 5 beers 
    • 1 tasting glass
    • Professional moderation and guidance during the tasting in English from Vagabund Brauerei

    The tasting will last approximately 1-1.5 hours. The beer and glass will be sent to you prior to the event from the tasting company. These tasting packages can only be sent to addresses in Germany and EU member states. We encourage other country committees to join in on the fun, but please note that if your shipping address is outside of Germany, ticket costs are €51 (an additional €5 is added to the ticket price to account for shipping costs).

    To reserve your tickets, you must complete this registration form (click here to open the form). In order to receive the beer kits in time, you must RSVP by October 11, 2021. The tasting will be held on Zoom and we will send participants the meeting log-in information 48 hours before the event.

    **Please remember that Democrats Abroad may only accept donations from U.S. citizens.**

    An Oktoberfest Prize Draw will also take place throughout the two Oktoberfest events. Click here for more information.

     

    WHEN
    October 30, 2021 at 7:00pm
    WHERE
    Zoom - ONLINE
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  • donated via 2021-02-13 04:03:23 -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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