Austria

Who We Are 

Democrats Abroad is the official arm of the Democratic Party representing Americans who live outside the US. Our mission is to to provide Americans living in Austria a voice in our government and to elect Democrats by mobilizing the overseas vote.

 

Our Caucuses

We have several active caucuses that focus on specific progressive issues/groups:

  • Black Caucus
  • LGBTQ+
  • Progressive Caucus
  • Solidarity Sundays
  • Women’s Caucus
  • Youth Caucus

 

Our Activities

These range from monthly get-togethers, lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, and guest speakers to political rallies and marches!  And more…

 

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DA Austria Leadership:

Juan Cerda
| Vice Chair, Outreach and Membership Coordinator; LGBT Caucus, Austria; Solidarity Sundays Vienna Coordinator
Brett Carnito
| Secretary
Marcy Fowler
| Treasurer, IT Coordinator
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  • News

    Important Update: 2021 DAA Elections

    The email address provided for the 2021 Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) was incorrect in the February Newsletter & Call for Nominations email. All correspondence to the NEC, including nominations, should be sent to the following email address:  [email protected]

    We apologize for any inconvenience!

    2021 Nominations and Elections Committee

     

     

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    Call For Nominations: 2021-2023 DA Austria Officers Election

    Call for Nominations:  Democrats Abroad Austria Executive Committee Elections 2021

    The 2021-23 Executive Committee will be elected at this year’s Annual General Meeting on March 21, 2021. Due to Covid-related restrictions, all voting will be conducted electronically or by mail.

    The 2021 Nominating and Elections Committee (NEC) is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

    •  Chair
    •  Vice-Chair
    •  Treasurer
    •  Secretary
    •  Counsel
    •  DPCA Voting Representative
    •  Up to six Members-at-Large positions -- In the past, Member-at-Large responsibilities have included: Province Coordinators, Database Manager, Media Contact, Social Media and Communication, and Membership Engagement. 

    A description of these offices’ responsibilities can be found in the DAA’s Bylaws on the Executive Committee here.

    If you are interested in running for any of these positions or would like to nominate someone, please send your name or that of the nominee and a short bio/candidate statement to the NEC at [email protected] by March 4, 2021. All nominations must be seconded via email to the NEC by the March 4 deadline. Information about candidates and their platforms will be published in the March issue of the DAA Newsletter. In addition, candidates are encouraged to attend upcoming meeting/s of the Executive Committee to learn more about the work of the group. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

     

    Key Dates

    • February 4: Call for nominations
    • March 4: Nominations close
    • NLT March 7:  Ballots will be sent electronically to all DAA members and will be available on the DAA website.
    • March 20:  Early voting ends at 23:59
    • March 21:  Elections are held at the Annual General Meeting.  Early votes and those cast during the AGM will be tallied, and the NEC will announce the results.

    You can read the full DAA Bylaws (Article 8 covers Elections and Nominations) here, and the DAA 2021 Election Rules here.

    Our victories in 2020 were a direct result of the actions of committed Democrats around the globe.  Please consider how you might contribute to the Party’s future success as part of the DAA leadership team. If you have any questions, please contact the NEC at [email protected].   

    — Susan Ball (Chair), Nathan Fowler, Amanda Grossman, and Antje Lewis,

    2021 Nominations and Elections Committee

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 07:00 PM Vienna Time · 31 rsvps
    Zoom in Vienna, Austria

    3rd Annual GBC Open Mic Night

     

    Please join us again as we celebrate Black History Month and share your talents in spoken and written word, poetry, music or movement.

    This year’s fundraising theme is: Know the past, shape the future. All proceeds from this event will support an American non-profit (TBA).

    For a 5 or 10 minute time slot, please contact DA Austria GBC coordinator, Faith Herbold at [email protected]

    We look forward to seeing you! 

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    Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 20 rsvps
    Zoom

    Book Club & Author Talk: The Dancing Girl and the Turtle

    The Global AAPI Caucus and the Germany-Saxony Book Club are are thrilled to be hosting author Karen Kao for a book club discussion on February 28th, 2021, at 2 P.M. Berlin time. We will be discussing her debut novel The Dancing Girl and the Turtle. Described as an “an ambitious, striking addition to the novels showing the sleazy side of 1930s Shanghai” by bookish.asia, it is the first in a quartet of interlocking novels set in Shanghai from 1929 to 1954.

    Read more about the quartet and KarenKao on her website at https://inkstonepress.com/ and message us to pre-order a book! Through the eyes of the dancer, Song Anyi, and her brother Kang, the Shanghai Quartet spans a tumultuous time in Chinese history: war with the Japanese, the influx of stateless Jews into Shanghai, civil war and revolution. How does the love of a sister destroy her brother and all those around him?      

    Please contact [email protected] for information on pre-ordering a book.