Switzerland

Arosa, Graubünden, Switzerland
Mountain in Arosa, Graubünden, Switzerland by W. Bulach licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Democrats Abroad Switzerland is the official country committee for U.S. Democrats living in Switzerland.

We strive to help Americans connect with fellow citizens living across the 26 Cantons of the Swiss Federation and remain active in U.S. politics. Living in a unique nation of expats in which resident foreigners comprise 23% of the population, DA Switzerland provides a vital social and political link for American citizens staying for a short period as well as those here for the long term.

Our mission is to deliver critical votes for Democrats in U.S. federal elections as well as serving as unofficial U.S. ambassadors, communicating global perspectives to Washington D.C., to our hometowns, and our local Swiss communities.

Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events – we have events planned throughout the year and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

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DA Switzerland Leadership:

Vance White
| Chair, Switzerland
Elizabeth Voss
| Vice-Chair, Switzerland
Melissa Hughes
| Treasurer, Switzerland
Laura Messenger
| Chair, Geneva Chapter. DPCA Voting Rep.
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  • News

    Do You Have Questions about the CARES Act Recently Passed by Congress?

    The Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force has answers!


    Democrats Abroad has received many hundreds of emails from members interested in understanding the provisions of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, their eligibility for support, and how and when they might receive it.

    In order to prevent delays in our responses, we have developed from member emails an FAQs document that aims to address the key concerns we have been hearing. We will continue to add to it as needed.

    Rest assured we are working hard to address our members’ concerns and thank you in advance for your understanding.

    We hope you find the information you are seeking in this list of CARES Act aid FAQs.

    The Treasury will surely make more information available soon.  We are updating these FAQs continuously.  So if you have further questions please plan to revisit the FAQs.

    DEMOCRATS ABROAD TAXATION TASK FORCE

    IMPORTANT:  Democrats Abroad does not provide personal tax advice or recommendations.  We recommend that you engage a qualified, professional tax adviser to address questions related to your personal financial situation. If you do not have a tax adviser we recommend the U.S. Tax Return Preparer Directory published by American Citizens Abroad.  Many will offer payment plans. There are also FreeFile tax return systems for low income taxpayers that accommodate taxpayers with foreign addresses


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    Interested in Attending the Democratic National Convention in August? Here's How!

    During the week of August 17th, the Democrats Abroad (DA) delegation will join with others at the Democratic National Convention to formally choose our nominee for President of the United States. This is a great honor and among the most important civic roles one can have as a U.S. citizen living abroad.

    We will once again have a fired-up delegation casting our votes with all the other Democratic state parties' delegates in showing support and unity among us. You may recall from 2016 our delegation was prominently shown on media stations around the world!

    With great interest in attending the national Convention, this is the moment for all interested Democrats Abroad members to submit their declaration of delegate candidacy. Any DA member is eligible to run, and the Affirmative Action Committee strongly emphasizes the importance of DA members from historically-underrepresented backgrounds to run as delegate candidates in showing the world the diversity of our Party and our members around the world.

    Forms to declare delegates’ candidacy are now available online. Please encourage your country committee’s members, state chapters, caucuses, task forces, and other leaders and members to fill it out as soon as possible and return it no later than April 17th.

    -The Democrats Abroad Affirmative Action Committee-

    Questions or comments? E-mail: diversity@democratsabroad.org

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, May 05, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    American International Women's Club in Geneva, Switzerland

    DACH Geneva Book Club - May

    For May, we will be reading and discussing Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to Heal by Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE). This is an intimate and urgent assessment of the existential crises facing our nation.

    Come join us, whether or not you read the book!

    Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.


    The AIWC is on the 4th floor of 11 rte. de Chêne. That's just around the corner from the Gare des Eaux-Vives.  Either take the new Leman Express train or trams #12 or #17. There's no easy parking (good luck on the street), but the train or tram make it easy to get to. But if using a car and a parking garage use Villerouge, which is about a 10 minute walk (don't use the Coop 2000 -- it gets locked early and you might have to wait until Wednesday to retrieve your car). Nominal start time is 18:30; if you arrive after 19:00 you'll need the door code to get in.


    Not required, but appreciated is if you can bring some food and/or drink to share and Fr. 5.- to help with the room rent.

    Tuesday, June 02, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    American International Women's Club in Geneva, Switzerland

    DACH Geneva Book Club - June

    For June, we will be reading and discussing Not Working by David G. Blanchflower. 

    Come join us, whether or not you read the book!

    Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.


    The AIWC is on the 4th floor of 11 rte. de Chêne. That's just around the corner from the Gare des Eaux-Vives.  Either take the new Leman Express train or trams #12 or #17. There's no easy parking (good luck on the street), but the train or tram make it easy to get to. But if using a car and a parking garage use Villerouge, which is about a 10 minute walk (don't use the Coop 2000 -- it gets locked early and you might have to wait until Wednesday to retrieve your car). Nominal start time is 18:30; if you arrive after 19:00 you'll need the door code to get in.


    Not required, but appreciated is if you can bring some food and/or drink to share and Fr. 5.- to help with the room rent.