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.

If you haven't already, join Democrats Abroad! If you're already a member, please consider signing up as a volunteer.

Feel free to reach out to us via email! You can find the email addresses for national leaders in this post; chapter leaders can be found on the Basel, Suisse Romande, and Zurich pages. Information about our teams and organizational structure can be found in this post.


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DA Switzerland Leadership:

Eric Burns
| Chair, Switzerland
Elizabeth Voss
| Vice Chair, Switzerland
Traci Moeller
| Secretary, Switzerland
Jane Monahan
| Treasurer, Switzerland
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  • News

    Hot Flash from the DACH Women's Caucus: May 2022 Edition

    We're sure you saw the headlines when you woke up yesterday: 

    Leaked draft of Supreme Court ruling signals a seismic shift in American politics and law.

    If you're experiencing some feelings in light of this news, join us for an open conversation on what a Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade would mean to us and an inclusionary place to share your thoughts and fears.

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    May The Vote Be With You

    The 2022 midterm primary season kicks into high gear with 10 federal primaries and a run-off in May.

    Who will win the Texas Runoff? Who will run against Stacy Abrams for Governor? How will Dr. Oz fare in Pennsylvania? Stay tuned to find out.

    Here is a list of elections by state that will take place throughout the month of May. The list is compiled from Ballotpedia.

    Be sure you vote counts and register and request your absentee ballot at VotefromAbroard.org.

    ALABAMA

    Alabama Federal Primary

    May 24, 2022

    ARIZONA

    Tucson Special Election

    May 17, 2022

    ARKANSAS

    Arkansas Federal Primary

    May 24, 2022

    Arkansas Supreme Court General Election

    May 24, 2022

    CALIFORNIA

    Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Special Election

    May 3, 2022

    GEORGIA 

    House of Representatives District 45 Special Runoff Election 

    May 3, 2022

    Georgia Federal Primary

    May 24, 2022

    Georgia Judicial General Election

    May 24, 2022

    Georgia Judicial Special Election

    May 24, 2022

    IDAHO

    Idaho Judicial General Election

    May 17, 2022

    Idaho Federal Primary

    May 17, 2022

    INDIANA

    Indiana Federal Primary

    May 3, 2022

    KENTUCKY

    Kentucky Federal Primary

    May 17, 2022

    LOUISIANA

    Baton Rouge Special Primary

    April 30, 2022

    MASSACHUSETTS

    Boston City Council District 1 Special General Election 

    May 3, 2022

    MICHIGAN

    Newfield Township Special Recall Election 

    May 3, 2022

    Sidney Township Special Recall Election

    May 3, 2022

    Lee Township Special Recall Election

    May 3, 2022

    Michigan House of Representatives District 15 Special General Election 

    May 3, 2022

    Michigan House of Representatives District 36 Special Election

    May 3, 2022

    Michigan House of Representatives District 43 Special Election

    May 3, 2022

    Michigan House of Representatives District 74 Special Election

    May 3, 2022

    Michigamme Township Recall Election

    May 3, 2022

    Lansing School District Special Election

    May 3, 2022

    MINNESOTA

    1st Congressional District Special Primary

    May 24, 2022

    NEBRASKA

    Nebraska Federal Primary

    May 10, 2022

    Westside Community Schools General Election

    May 10, 2022

    NEW JERSEY

    Newark General Election

    May 10, 2022

    NEW YORK

    Lackawanna City School District General Election

    May 17, 2022

    New York State Assembly District 58 Special Election

    May 24, 2022

    NORTH CAROLINA

    North Carolina Federal Primary Election

    May 17, 2022

    OHIO

    Ohio Federal Primary

    May 3, 2022

    OREGON

    Oregon State Senate District 18 Special Primary Election 

    May 17, 2022

    Oregon Federal Primary

    May 17, 2022

    Oregon State Senate District 18 Special Primary

    May 17, 2022

    PENNSYLVANIA

    Pennsylvania State Senate District 5 Special Election

    May 17, 2022

    Pennsylvania Federal Primary

    May 17, 2022

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    South Carolina House of Representatives District 97 Special General Election

    May 17, 2022

    South Carolina House of Representatives District 18 General Election

    May 24, 2022

    TENNESSEE

    Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Primary Election

    May 3, 2022

    Williamson County Schools Primary Election


    May 3, 2022

    Shelby County Primary Election

    May 3, 2022

    Rutherford County Schools Primary Election

    May 3, 2022

    Nashville Primary Election

    May 3, 2022

    Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Primary Election

    May 3, 2022

    Knox County School District Primary Election

    May 3, 2022

    Hamilton County School District Primary Election

    May 3, 2022

    TEXAS

    Texas Federal Special Election

    May 7, 2022

    Texas Federal Primary Runoff

    May 24, 2022

    VIRGINIA

    District 11 Republican Firehouse Primary

    May 7, 2022

    District 5 Republican Convention

    May 21, 2022

    District 8 Republican Convention

    May 21, 2022

    District 10 Republican Firehouse Primary

    May 21, 2022

    WEST VIRGINIA

    West Virginia Federal Primary

    May 10, 2022

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 03:00 PM Time · 1 rsvp
    Polyterrase, ETH Zürich in Zürich, Switzerland

    Zürich Reading and Discussion Group


    Photo: Pfister Schiess Tropeano

    Join us each month in the Zürich area to discuss recent news and specific issues in a group setting. Our meetings take place at the ETH Polyterrasse. Before each meeting a handful of short optional readings will be shared.


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    Monday, May 30, 2022 at 01:00 PM Zurich Time
    Kleine Freiheit in Zürich, Switzerland

    Request Your Absentee Ballot @ ETH!

    Get registered to vote or request your absentee ballot for the upcoming 2022 midterm elections! It's a quick and easy process, and we are available to answer any questions you may have about voting or being politically engaged from abroad.

    We have a table reserved at Kleine Freiheit, located very near the main ETH Zürich campus. We look forward to seeing you!


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