Austria

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Austria!

DAAT is the official arm of the Democratic Party for U.S. citizens living in Austria and part of a global network that assists Americans living abroad to register and vote. We are an entirely voluntary organization and welcome your expertise and participation!

Through a range of activities and events throughout the year, we work hard to represent and connect our diverse and active membership. Our participation in the Women’s and Science Marches and, in particular, our monthly grassroots Solidarity Sundays meet-ups have helped us build and expand a welcoming community of compatriots. The DAATalks guest speaker series aims to provide a tri-annual platform for interesting discussions on topical events. DAAT recently hosted Melissa Fleming, UNHCR Communications Director and author of the best-selling book, A Hope more Powerful than the Sea and NYTimes best-selling author, Timothy Snyder, who spoke to us about his most recent book, On Tyranny. Finally, social events, such as our monthly Young Dems Pub Nights, annual Thanksgiving Dinner, Fourth of July party, participation in Pride Parade, and FUNdraising concerts and events guarantee that we also have a good dose of fun. 

Democrats Abroad supports all Americans abroad in registering to vote and casting their ballots from overseas. These get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts are at the heart of our political activity, and we rely on volunteers to ensure our members and friends are enfranchised every election, every year. Our absentee votes have been decisive in numerous elections across the U.S.! Together with other DA country committees from around the globe, we're making the specific issues, which are faced by overseas Americans, known on Capitol Hill. 

If you're not yet a member, you can join in just two minutes - under the Join tab above. You’ll receive our monthly newsletter with current issues and actions, events, and reviews. We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

We look forward to meeting you at a DAAT event soon!

DA Austria Leadership:

Keith Jacomine
| Vice-Chair
Marcy Fowler
| Treasurer
Brett Carnito
| Secretary
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  • News

    Cycling for Sanity

    Midwest Midterm Progressive Bikeathon

    DA Austria Counsel, Bruce Murray, is planning to bike all the way from Madison, WI starting on 15 September and finishing in Braddock, PA on 6 November.

    Along the way, he wants to learn what is on the minds of Midwesterners, get out the vote, volunteer for progressive candidates, and have fun! After each week of what he calls “cycling for sanity,” he will hold a rally in Chicago, Kalamazoo, Detroit, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh, to encourage all of us to join together in ensuring that we “switch gears” with the Midterm Elections to get our country back on track!

    Curious?

    The Bikeathon Site provides a wealth of information. Its Course/Schedule page offers entertaining course, calendar, and mileage information.  The Podcasts  and Playlist pages offer great audio and an invitation to add your favovorite biker song! if you have questions, use the Contact page. AND go to the Participation page to sign up to cycle, celebrate, volunteer and/or pledge to vote!  I just did. How about you? 

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    DA Austria on Falter Radio Podcast

    Trump– Between Europe & China

    DA Austria was invited to take part in a Falter Radio podcast to discuss how Trump has changed the U.S and how he's attacked Europe and China. Taking part in the discussion were Martin Staudinger (Profil), China expert Daniel Fuchs (Chengdu-London), Jennifer Rakow-Stepper (Democrats Abroad Austria, Chair), and host Raimund Löw (ORF, Falter). 

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Private Home in Vienna, Austria

    Summer Voter Shout-Out

     

    What could be a better way to spend an evening than with other DAA members working to flip the House?

    It’s easy, fun, and the most effective way to get our members to the polls. Join us at one of our get togethers from the end of August through September. The first will take place on Wednesday, August 22. The midterm clock is ticking...

    In the 2014 Midterms only 4% of Americans living abroad voted. We must do better! The upcoming midterm election is probably one of the most important in our lifetime. Help us save democracy one call to a voter at a time!

    What better way to build the Blue Wave than with pizza and wine and other wave makers! Bring your laptop, charger, and earbuds/headphones with microphone. We'll supply the rest.

    You've never phone-banked before? No problem! We have a training session for newbies from 6-6:30pm. We'll walk you through it, you'll be comfortable in no time. We're calling our members and they LOVE hearing from us!

    The listed address is only for orientation. This phonebanking party is in a private home, please rsvp below to get the exact address.

    Monday, August 27, 2018 at 03:30 PM
    Royalkino in Graz, Austria

    Democrats in Graz Phonebanking Party

     

    "The midterm elections in November are the last remaining obstacle to President Trump's consolidation of power.[...] Republican turnout has exceeded or equalled Democratic turnout in every midterm since 1978, no matter which party held the Presidency, with an average margin of three per cent - more than enough to decide control of Congress in a closely divided election." (George Packer in The New Yorker)

    The midterm elections are fast approaching and the deadline for requesting your absentee ballot is in the next few weeks. We need to make several hundred phone calls - preferably by Sept. 1st! - to get our members registered to vote in 2018.

    This year, we have a new phonebanking system that is extremely easy to use - all you need is your laptop (I will provide the internet connection) and a headset if you have one, and I will show you the rest! Together let's see if we can reach more Dems in an hour than our friends in Vienna can! ;)

    Feel free to tell your friends - we can expand to more dates and locations if necessary! I will provide refreshments but you will be kicked out promptly at 6:00 pm so my kids can sleep :)

    BE THE WAVE - BE A VOTER!

     

    The listed address is only for orientation. This phonebanking party is in a private home, please rsvp below to get the exact address.

    You can also visit us on facebook.