Events

  • Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 02:00 PM Bern Time · 3 rsvps
    Private Residence - RSVP to receive in Zürich, Switzerland

    Postcard Party June 2022!

    Join us at a private residence in Zürich to write postcards to DA Switzerland members who haven't yet requested their ballots for the 2022 Midterms!

    We will supply the postcards; you just need to be ready to write!

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  • Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 05:00 PM Bern Time · 6 rsvps

    Suisse Romande Chapter Annual Meeting and Happy Hour

    You're invited to the Annual Meeting of the Suisse Romande Chapter, which will take place on Sunday June 26 at 5PM. One hour only, ending by 6PM, easy to slot into your day! As the formal meeting will be short, with no elections this year, the second half-hour will feature a presentation by Victoria Mallett, Global Women's Caucus Co-Liaison, about the pending SCOTUS decision on Roe v. Wade and DA's plan of action.

    If you value what Democrats Abroad offers in your region and globally, please join us! A welcoming member near Nyon invites you to attend in person at their residence, light refreshments offered. Or join the event online via Zoom, your choice. RSVP below to get venue details and connection information.

    Proposed Agenda

    • Welcome and brief introductions
    • Year in Review report by Chapter co-chairs
    • Plans for 2022: Get out the Voters!
    • Presentation: Victoria Mallett on the coming Roe v. Wade fight
    • Adjournment to Happy Hour

    For questions or comments, write [email protected]


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  • Sunday, July 03, 2022 at 02:00 PM Time · 54 rsvps
    Schärmeruum, Chornhuus in Köniz, Switzerland

    4th of July - Together Again!

    Join Democrats Abroad Switzerland for a nationwide celebration of 🇺🇸 Independence Day 🇺🇸! 

    We would be delighted for you, your family, and your friends to join us on July 3rd at the charming Köniz Castle in Bern, to celebrate Independence Day! It’s exciting to be able to host our first nationwide event since the beginning of the pandemic, and to have a chance to reconnect with old friends as well as meet Dems new to Switzerland. We’ve organized a grill picnic, games, face-painting, and a US news trivia contest with prizes.

    Carpooling: Can you offer a ride or are you looking for one? Please click here to post a comment on the public board.

    Parking:  You can drive into the venue courtyard to drop things off and you can park at Parkplatz Schloss Köniz (http://goo.gl/maps/mPtQ9j4WF4XGeGsy6)

    Cost: This event is free, including non-alcoholic refreshments.

    Contact: If you have further questions about the venue or have thought of a way to help, please contact Radhika Garland  [email protected] (+41 76 778 60 78) and Liz Voss [email protected] (+ 41 78 931 91 13).

    Program: 

    • 2:00-5:30 pm: Open Grill and Apéro. Bring your picnic supplies with you; we will provide the grill.  If you are bringing something to share, please let us know! There will be local beer available at cost.
    • 3:00-5:00 pm: Games, face painting, and more. 
    • 3:00-7:00 pm: Political action time!
      • Letter writing marathon. We hope to write at least 100 letters/postcards to our elected officials, voters in swing states, and voters living in Switzerland.
      • "Why I'm Voting" Booth. Record a short video about why voting in US elections is important to you.
      • "Bans Off Our Bodies" mini protest. The SCOTUS decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization was announced on Friday, June 24, 2022, and Roe v. Wade has officially been overturned. Make a sign and take a picture for us to use on our social media feeds.
    • 5:30 pm: US Politics Trivia Contest. We’ll have lots of questions of varying difficulty and prizes for the winners.

    Complete details available here.


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  • Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 06:30 PM Bern Time · 2 rsvps

    DACH Geneva Book Club - July 2022

    Our July 2022 book is Let There be Money: Understanding Modern Monetary Theory and Basic Income by Scott Santens. From Amazon:

    Utilizing modern monetary theory (MMT), Santens leads readers through a fascinating journey. He connects the economic dots in a way everyone can understand in order to clearly see the big picture that is humanity's relationship to money and what's truly possible with it if used to its maximum potential.

    Please join us even if you haven't read the book!

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


    July's meeting will take place on Zoom and in-person in Geneva; RSVP or send an email to Sam to receive the meeting details. If you aren't already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, you can send an email to Sam letting him know you'd like to be added.


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  • Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 07:00 PM Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Zürich, Switzerland

    Zurich Annual General Meeting 2022

    Join Democrats Abroad Zürich members for our 2022 annual general meeting! We are currently holding our meetings via Zoom. All members are welcome to join! The first half of the meeting will be an overview of our 2021 activities as well as planning and organizing for upcoming events. The second part of the meeting will be to discuss current events and other compelling issues. 

    Can't make it this meeting? We have planning meetings every month. If you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Zurich Chapter Chair, Kudah Mushambi, at [email protected].


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  • Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 07:00 PM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Basel, Switzerland

    National Salon: Electoral Reform

    How can we make our democracy more representative? Local governments and civic leaders are experimenting with different electoral and campaign finance systems. Join us for a conversation with Tory Mallett, PhD Candidate at the London School of Economics. Tory's work focuses on comparing city election reforms to see how much they live up to our democratic ideals. She'll discuss her work as well as other reforms taking place throughout the country before opening up a discussion about what we really want when we try to reform democracy.


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  • Tuesday, August 02, 2022 at 06:30 PM Bern Time · 1 rsvp

    DACH Geneva Book Club - August 2022

    Our August 2022 book is Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery by Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah. From Amazon:

    Injustice has plagued American society for centuries. And we cannot move toward being a more just nation without understanding the root causes that have shaped our culture and institutions. In this prophetic blend of history, theology, and cultural commentary, Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah reveal the far-reaching, damaging effects of the "Doctrine of Discovery."

    Please join us even if you haven't read the book!

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


    July's meeting will take place on Zoom and in-person in Geneva; RSVP or send an email to Sam to receive the meeting details. If you aren't already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, you can send an email to Sam letting him know you'd like to be added.


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  • Tuesday, September 06, 2022 at 06:30 PM Bern Time · 1 rsvp

    DACH Geneva Book Club - September 2022

    Our September 2022 book is How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them by Barbara F. Walter. From Amazon:

    Political violence rips apart several towns in southwest Texas. A far-right militia plots to kidnap the governor of Michigan and try her for treason. An armed mob of Trump supporters and conspiracy theorists storms the U.S. Capitol. Are these isolated incidents? Or is this the start of something bigger? Barbara F. Walter has spent her career studying civil conflict in places like Iraq, Ukraine, and Sri Lanka, but now she has become increasingly worried about her own country.

    Please join us even if you haven't read the book!

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


    July's meeting will take place on Zoom and in-person in Geneva; RSVP or send an email to Sam to receive the meeting details. If you aren't already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, you can send an email to Sam letting him know you'd like to be added.


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  • Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 06:00 PM Bern Time · CHF35.00 CHF

    Bacchus Caucus: Old and New World Red Wines

     
    Sommelier Steph is back with an exciting wine tasting featuring Old World/New World wines! Join us for the second in a 2-part series of wine classes comparing wines produced in traditional wine growing areas in Europe with the same type of wine produced in a New World growing area in the Americas, Africa or Australia. Enjoy great wines, great food (each set of wines comes with a hand-picked food pairing) and a fascinating exploration of terroir! This last session will focus on red wines.
     
    About Sommelier Steph:

    After devoting 17 years to emergency and critical care veterinary nursing, Steph decided to leave medicine and turn her much loved wine hobby into a second career. She began working at a Finger Lakes winery where she immersed herself in every aspect of wine making: vineyard experience, harvest and crush, and the tasting room where she honed her skills in food and wine pairing. While working in the winery, she joined a company which provided small, semi-private, educational wine tours within the FLX region. Within this time she also became beverage manager and wine captain of a high-end catering company, where she was able to continue her work with local winemakers in putting together tasting menus for private events.
     
    She obtained her sommelier training through The Court of Master Sommeliers and is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers. She worked as a member of the sommelier team at Les Trois Rois, a 5-star hotel in Basel, where she served as the bar sommelier and bar supervisor, before the COVID-19 pandemic led to a return to veterinary medicine. 
     
    She lives in Muttenz with her husband Richard, her dog Gracie, and her super adorable kitties, Mister, Montgomery Albert and Minerva Jane.
     
    Due to Federal Election Commission regulations, all tickets for this event must be purchased by a US citizen aged 18 years or older. Any other attendees must be guests of a US citizen. In order to purchase tickets, you must agree to all statements in the Donation Declaration below. If you cannot purchase tickets with the ticket purchase link, please contact us, and we will arrange an alternate payment method.

    Donation Declaration

    1. I am a United States Citizen; and
    2. This contribution is not made from the general treasury funds of a corporation, labor organization, or national bank; and
    3. This contribution is not made from the treasury of a person or entity that is a federal contractor; and
    4. This contribution is not made from the treasury of a joint account for which one or more account holders are not US citizens; and
    5. The funds I am donating are not being provided to me by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution; and
    6. I am at least 18 years old, the funds I am donating are my own personal funds, and I am donating these funds knowingly and voluntarily.

    Democrats Abroad Switzerland is a volunteer organization that relies on donations to be able to provide outreach, voter education, and voter registration services. With the critical nature of the 2022 midterms, we need to raise funds to allow us to reach, register, and motivate as many American voters living in Switzerland as possible.