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!


  • rsvped for Better Together: Know What to Do in 2022 2021-07-25 13:11:58 -0400

    Better Together: Know What to Do in 2022

    Get ready to vote from abroad and reach out to help others do the same! Together we can defend democracy in the crucial 2022 midterm elections.

    On Saturday, September 4, 2021, DAG will set up tables all over Germany and reach out online to let American citizens know we are here and ready to help them stay engaged with U.S. democracy.  Let’s get out there in person and on social media to find Americans to join us.

     

    New to Democrats Abroad? Sign up to receive a reminder postcard in January 2022! One and done – you’ll be set to receive every absentee ballot for the whole calendar year, from special elections to the all-important midterms.

    Already a member? Sign on to help with one of our ongoing initiatives, from coloring personal postcards to making phone calls, to joining in with Caucuses and State Teams. It’s all hands on deck to get out the vote for the high-stakes midterm elections! Sign on by contacting your chapter GOTV coordinator or by emailing [email protected] 

     

    Sign up or sign on and you qualify for our REGISTRATION PRIZE DRAW!

    Collect your ticket by visiting one of our tables in a city near you. 

    Receive extra tickets and up your chances by making a donation or bringing a friend to join. 

     

    Democracy is not a spectator sport.

    We’re better together!

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    September 04, 2021 at 12am - September 05, 2021 at 12am
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    End of Summer BBQ

    Join us at Grillplatz 1, Unterbacher See (Nordseite) for an afternoon of grilling and chatting! We will provide the burgers and hot dogs, you can bring a side dish or a dessert (sign up sheet will follow).
     
    New and returning members are welcome, as we celebrate our local Democrats Abroad community and the end of summer.
    WHEN
    September 18, 2021 at 3pm
    WHERE
    Unterbacher See, Grillplatz 1
    Kleiner Torfbruch 31
    Düsseldorf, NRW 40627
    Germany
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  • is hosting Better Together! Düsseldorf 2021-07-25 12:23:25 -0400

    Better Together! Düsseldorf

    2022 is a crucially important election year in the United States. It’s not too early to get ready to vote from abroad, and to help others do the same!
     
    On Saturday, September 4, 2021, Dems Abroad will set up tables all over Germany to let American citizens know we are here and ready to help them stay engaged with U.S. democracy.
     
    New to Democrats Abroad? Sign up to receive a reminder postcard in January 2022! One and done – you’ll be set to receive your absentee ballot(s) for the whole calendar year, from special elections to the midterms.
     
    Already a member? Sign on to help with one of our ongoing initiatives, from postcarding and phonebanking to Caucuses and State Teams. It’s all hands on deck to get out the vote for the high-stakes midterm elections!
     
    Everyone who signs up or signs on qualifies for our REGISTRATION PRIZE DRAW. You can also get a friend to become a member or make a donation to receive extra tickets and up your chances.
     
    Democracy is not a spectator sport. Let’s get out there and find Americans to join us. We’re better together!
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    September 04, 2021 at 11am
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  • rsvped for August 2021 Global Meeting 2021-07-08 04:55:44 -0400

    August 2021 Global Meeting

    Democrats Abroad will hold our follow-up August 2021 Global Meeting entirely online.
    The meeting will be held across the weekend of August 21-22.

    Day 1 - August 21

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    Meeting start 08:30 AM 14:30 PM 20:30 PM 12:30 PM

     

    Day 2 - August 22

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    Check-in 08:00 AM 14:00 PM 20:00 PM 12:00 PM
    Meeting start 08:30 AM 14:30 PM 20:30 PM 12:30 PM

    Democrats Abroad Global Meetings are possible thanks to participant donations. You will be redirected to the donation page after you RSVP.

    ** If you are not logged into your Nation Builder account, please make sure you enter your NationBuilder email for the RSVP.

    Links to the meetings will be emailed to all RSVPs during the week of August 9th. The tentative agenda is here

    Click Here to donate in support of the Global Meeting and DA's GOTV activities.

    Click Here to donate to the Travel Fund for the 2022 Global Meeting.

    WHEN
    August 21, 2021 at 8am - August 22, 2021 at 11am
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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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