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:

Eric Burns
| Chair, Switzerland
Sergei Orel
| Counsel, Switzerland
Elizabeth Voss
| Vice-Chair, Switzerland
Meli Hughes
| Treasurer, Switzerland
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  • News

    Diversity and Inclusion Survey

    Following the election of our national leaders at March 14's Annual General Meeting and heading into the chapter AGMs in April, we want to hear from you, our members, to see how you feel about DA Switzerland, what we're doing well, and what we can improve on.

    It is clear that diversity and inclusion provide multiple benefits to organizations. We at DACH want to understand where we stand. The linked D&I surveys help gain  insight into whether DACH is making people from all backgrounds feel accepted and welcomed, and whether our members are receiving fair opportunities without any discrimination.

    There are two forms of the survey; please feel free to complete either option:

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    Say Hello to our New Executive Committee!

    Last Sunday, Democrats Abroad Switzerland held our 2021 Annual General Meeting, including elections for our 2021-23 leaders!

    Say "Hello!" to our new ExCom!

    Office Name Email
    Chair Eric Burns [email protected]
    Vice Chair Liz Voss [email protected]
    Secretary Kristen Sharp [email protected]
    Treasurer Meli Hughes [email protected]
    Member-at-Large Joe Amato [email protected]
    Member-at-Large Pete Kaiser [email protected]
    Member-at-Large Jennifer Shore [email protected]
    Member-at-Large Cedric Sumo [email protected]
    Immediate Past Chair, 2020-21 Vance White [email protected]
    DPCA Voting Representative Leedonal Moore [email protected]
    DPCA Voting Representative Vivian Beetle [email protected]
    DPCA Voting Representative Zachary Bailey [email protected]

    We are already working on plans for engaging with you, our members, as well as ways to reach out to other US citizens living in Switzerland. We want to hear from you and what you care about, so please get in touch!

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    Upcoming Events

    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 08:30 PM Bern Time · 2 rsvps
    Zoom Meeting in Zürich, Switzerland

    Racial Justice and Gun Violence

    We welcome you to join our moderated discussion on racial justice and gun violence this Friday (April 16) at 20:30 - 22:00 on Zoom.

    Jazz, one of our DA media spokespersons, will be facilitating the discussion where we will share our thoughts on the recent gun violence in the USA and come to a consensus on what we would like to demand from our policy makers.

    This meeting will also be the preliminary meeting of a prospective Swiss Diversity Caucus which will focus on minority rights reform. Follow up meetings regarding the purpose and structure of this Diversity Caucus will also be discussed at this event.


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    Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 02:00 PM Bern Time · 16 rsvps
    Zoom Meeting in Basel, Switzerland

    DACH Basel Chapter Annual General Meeting 2021

    Save the date for our chapter AGM!

    We will celebrate the past two years, hear from our leaders and members, and vote in the new leadership team.

    RSVP to receive the Zoom information.

    PROPOSED AGENDA, SUBJECT TO CHANGE:

    • Welcome
    • Roll call - online check-in
    • Approval of minutes from 2020 AGM
    • Year in Review report
    • Short description of positions
    • Thanks to outgoing officers
    • Candidate statements
    • Elections
    • Welcome of new officers
    • Announcements/Upcoming events
    • Adjourn

    All interested members are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration via our website is encouraged to help us simplify the elections process.


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