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
Meli Hughes
| Treasurer, Switzerland
Farid Ben Amor
| Member-at-Large, Switzerland. DPCA Voting Rep.
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  • News

    Crunch Time for the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections!

    Track your ballot and make sure it has been accepted. You have until January 8 to fix any issues. Please contact your Local Election Office (LEO) and if you have any questions, reach out to our Voter Help Desk!

    Are you a Georgia voter? Have you sent your ballot back yet? If so, great! Make sure you track it to ensure that it is received and counted by your LEO. If you haven't sent your ballot back, you still have a bit of time! You can request and mail your ballot back, but be sure to return it via a courier service to ensure it reaches your LEO in Georgia in time! If you have questions, you can attend a 1-on-1 live voter help session with voting from abroad specialists or find out more at votefromabroad.org/georgia.

    Are you not a Georgia voter but want to get involved to make sure that Democrats #FlipTheSenate? Phone- or textbank with us or many other organizations doing this work! (Yes, you can do it from abroad!) Find more info at democratsabroad.org/phonebanking.

    All resources for the Georgia Runoff Elections can be found here and an overview of the candidates can be found here.

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    Accept the Votes & Stop the Seditionists

    On Wednesday, Jan 6th, the 117th Congress will hold a joint session to accept the results of the Electoral College and certify Joe Biden & Kamala Harris as President and Vice-president elect. Currently, 140 GOP House & 12 Senate members have stated they will not accept, or will challenge the votes from some states. 

    Democrats Abroad is outraged by this seditious behavior. With the release of the Trump Tape it is clearer than ever that Trump is trying to get people to do literally anything they can to steal the election for him. Even if this sedition will fail, it happening at all is damaging to our democracy. Let's do everything WE can to help Congress stand up to him, end the reign of this would-be autocrat, and help us turn the page on this awful chapter in our history. 

    The Action:
    Call your Senators & Representative and ask that they support the Constitution and state elections, and accept the results of the Electoral College vote. 

    A) If your Senators or Representative have stated they will challenge the Electoral College results, call them to demand they stop. They are participating in an attempt to steal the election, disenfranchise and invalidate the votes of American citizens, and support Trump's baseless accusations of fraud. 

    List of Senators in the #SeditionCaucus*
    Tommy Tuberville, Alabama
    Mike Braun, Indiana
    Roger Marshall, Kansas
    John Neely Kennedy, Louisiana
    Josh Hawley, Missouri
    Steve Daines, Montana
    James Lankford, Oklahoma
    Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee
    Bill Hagerty, Tennessee
    Ted Cruz, Texas
    Ron Johnson, Wisconsin
    Cynthia M. Lummis, Wyoming

    (A full list of Congressional members is not available, but 2/3 of Republican Representatives have stated they will challenge the results.)

    B) If your Senators or Representative have not spoken up, or have said that they do not support this sedition, call them to let them know you support their decision to defend the Constitution and support the will of the people. 

    Look up your Representative here.
    Look up your Senators here.

    * Note: this is a developing story and this list is changing in real time. 

    Sample script for seditionists: 

    Hi, I'm {Name} and I am a constituent of {insert person's name}. I'm calling about Wednesday's joint session to certify Joe Biden as President elect. I strongly support {insert person's name} accepting the results of the Electoral College vote, and believe that it is sedition to not do so.  

    Sample script for others: 

    Hi, I'm {Name} and I am a constituent of {insert person's name}. I'm calling about Wednesday's joint session to certify Joe Biden as President elect. I appreciate {insert person's name} accepting the results of the Electoral Collect vote.

    via Aaron Fishbone at DemocratsAbroad.org/Tiny_Actions

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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 07:00 PM EMEA/Bern Time · 2 rsvps
    Zoom Meeting in Basel, Switzerland

    Politics in a Post-Truth World

    Democrats Abroad Switzerland is very excited to welcome back Alexandra Cirone, PhD, to speak to us about the state of US politics in a post-truth world!

    What are we to do in a political environment where objective facts are ignored in favor of appeals to emotional or personal beliefs? Where fear trumps fact? Who can we trust in a world where partisanship has become so strong that facts are sacrificed to political expediency and the media has sacrificed truth in favor of balance?

    If these questions trouble you, then please join us via Zoom on Thursday, January 28th at 7 PM.

    All are welcome to attend, but DA Switzerland would gladly accept donations from American citizens in attendance in support of this event and our voter outreach and activism efforts.

    About the speaker: Dr. Cirone received her BA in political science from the University of Chicago, MA and M.Phil in political science from Columbia University, and successfully defended her PhD in political science at Columbia University in June 2017. Her focus was Comparative Politics and Quantitative Methods. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she served as Research Manager at Harvard Kennedy School's Evidence for Policy Design. She served as a pre- and post-doc Research Fellow at the London School of Economics in their Political Economy Group. Dr. Cirone is currently an assistant professor and Himan Brown Faculty Fellow in the Government department at Cornell University and a Faculty Fellow at the new Institute of Politics and Global Affairs in NYC. You can read more about her on her website.


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    Tuesday, February 02, 2021 at 06:30 PM EMEA/Bern Time
    Zoom Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

    DACH Geneva Book Club - February 2021

    For February, we will be reading They are Us: Lutherans and Immigration (2nd ed.) by Stephen Bouman and our own Ralston (Ralie) Deffenbaugh. This is a look at the entire question of immigration. Parts are based on Christian, specifically Lutheran, theology but much is historical, legal, and social science. And we obviously have an especially qualified leader for this discussion!

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


    The February meeting will be held via Zoom. If you are not already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, please send Sam an email letting him know you would like to be included.


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