Hello! Happy Saturday and Democrats Abroad Day!
This is the second annual DA Day, which celebrates all our members and what we do to excite and motivate voters around the world.
In honor of our day, we would like to introduce you to some of our leaders for the 2019-21 term!
These are dark times and the prospect of taking our country in a more positive direction is an exciting one. Democrats Abroad is working on developing our DA Platform. We will have delegates at the DNC and have enough members globally to be treated as a large state at the National Convention. We’d love to have you involved in the development of our platform.
To allow for as much input as possible, DA is forming Coffee Table Discussions where small groups will gather with a moderator who will collect feedback on what is important to our members and what the platform should look like. The actual discussions will roll out sometime in September but for now we are looking specifically at Phase 1 of this two phase development process.We know we have members who are very passionate and knowledgeable about a variety of political concerns, from immigration reform to gerrymandering and everything in between. We can offer you a unique opportunity to have direct input in DA's platform and hopefully the DNC platform as well. If there is a political topic you are particularly passionate about and you’d like to help develop these Coffee Table Discussions, please get in touch with email@example.com and we will point you in the right direction. Specifically, we need people to gather materials and information about specific topics (of your choice) as well as potential moderators.This is an opportunity we hope you will be excited about!
Democrats in Switzerland: March for the climate on Saturday Sept. 28 in Bern! For the Global Climate Strike to be held in cities around the world on Sept. 20, Swiss organizers have instead focused on a single national Climate Change March and Demonstration in Bern on the 28th. Inspiration from the global webpage: "This September, millions of us will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone." (http://globalclimatestrike.net/#faq )
The Demcratic Party is committed to fighting climate change, even if the best methods are still in dispute. But Democrats in Switzerland can publicly display their concern in this climate march. Add your voice behind the DACH banner!
DACH meet-up time: 1:15pm
DACH meet-up point: Tibits Restaurant at the Hauptbahnhof, Bern. Our group will walk to join the main crowd about 1:30pm.
The national march meetup point is the Parkplatz Schützenmatt, next to the main train station, at 1:30pm. To begin marching at 2pm, ending with a major demonstration at the Bundesplatz in front of Federal Parliament Building.
Transport to Bern: The SBB/CFF will run extra trains to Bern on the date, from all directions, for the expected large crowds. Many cheap Bern tickets available for the date, but buy early! (www.sbb.ch or www.cff.ch)
What to wear: Democrats Abroad or VoteFromAbroad T-shirt. If none then a blue shirt.
What to bring: Posters! Chapters may organize poster-making events; indicate in your RSVP if interested.
RSVP: Recommended but not required, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly social hour! This month's get-together will be at Klara. Feel free to drop in for a drink, a bite to eat, and some great conversation! After the social hour, we will have our business meeting from 7-9 PM. Everyone is welcome!
Can't make it this month? We have social hours regularly, usually on the 1st Monday of each month. Or, if you want to get involved outside of this event, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair, Tory Mallett.
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