Events

  • Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 07:00 PM Bern Time · 8 rsvps
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    National Salon: The Great Resignation

    This month's national salon will focus on the phenomenon of "The Great Resignation." Unfamiliar with the term? Vox describes it thusly:

    Workers are fed up and fighting back against low pay, poor conditions, and the general idea that work is the center of their lives.

    ... Perhaps, most directly, people are quitting their jobs at record rates in what’s become known as the Great Resignation.

    Many had expected people to return to the workforce en masse after federal unemployment benefits expired in September. While that’s happened to some degree — the economy added more than half a million jobs [in October 2021] — there are still many more Americans holding out, thanks to a variety of reasons, from savings to lack of child care to the ongoing risks of the pandemic.

    Importantly, the pandemic — as well as government social safety nets like extended unemployment benefits — gave people the time, distance, and perspective to reevaluate the place of work in their lives. This is especially notable for Americans, for whom work is considered a part of their identity and who put in more hours than most other industrialized nations.

    This month's discussion won't feature an expert speaker, so we have gathered some suggested sources for you to familiarize yourself with the concept. Read or listen to as many as you like and then join us as we discuss the Great Resignation in the US and around the world.

    Suggested sources:


    About our Political Salon

    One benefit of the pandemic has been the proliferation of online events. DACH has flourished during this time, as members from all over the country have been able to join events typically hosted by different chapters.

    As the world opens back up (knock on wood), we want to maintain this connectivity, so we have introduced a monthly National Salon. Each month will have a leader and topic announced ahead of time and will allow members to learn from experts and each other.

    If you have a suggestion for a future salon (or would like to lead one!), please email Eric at [email protected].


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  • Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 02:00 PM Zurich Time

    Register to Vote!

    Americans living abroad have the right to vote even if they never lived in the States.  We all need to register to vote and request our ballot for this year's elections in November. Join the Züri Democrats at an in-person voter assistance meetup. Assistance will be available at this event in Zürich. Already registered? Come to talk about Vote From Abroad and pick up information for your American friends and for display on bulletin boards. Train to be ready to help with future registration tables in Zürich.

    2G vaccination required.


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  • Tuesday, February 01, 2022 at 06:30 PM Bern Time · 1 rsvp

    DACH Geneva Book Club - February 2022

    For February, we will be reading Don't Sleep, There are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Daniel Everett. From Amazon:

    Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirahãs, they converted him. He shows the slow, meticulous steps by which he gradually mastered their language and his gradual realisation that its unusual nature closely reflected its speakers' startlingly original perceptions of the world.

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

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


    Febuary'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, February 06, 2022 at 02:00 PM Bern Time
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    DACH Kiddie Caucus Presents: February Fun

    No need to sing the 🥶 Freezing February 🥶 blues! Join Ms. Jenie for 40 minutes of musical fun! We will be singing, dancing, and playing our hearts out. You’ll need something to shake, something to twirl, something to tap, and any children’s instruments you have at home. While your little ones are aptly entertained, you can use the time to request your absentee ballot! Win-win-win!


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  • Monday, February 07, 2022 at 08:30 AM Bern Time
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    Geneva Chapter Meeting - February 2022

    Please join DACH Geneva members on Zoom for our monthly chapter meeting! All are welcome at our meetings, so if you would like to learn what we are up to and how you can help, please join us!
     
    Can't make it this month? We have planning meetings every month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Geneva Chapter Co-Chairs, Emily and Peter, at [email protected].
     
  • Tuesday, February 08, 2022 at 07:00 PM Bern Time · 2 rsvps
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    Basel Chapter Meeting - February 2022

    Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly event planning meeting! All are welcome at our meetings, so if you would like to learn what we are up to and how you can help, please join us!

    Our focus this month will be planning how to reach new voters and get out the vote in 2022!

    We will meet via Zoom for the month of February.

    Can't make it this month? We have planning meetings every month, generally on the second Tuesday of the month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair Ben Stewart at [email protected].


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  • Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 07:00 PM Bern Time
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    The Monthly Issue (Zurich) - February 2022

    Join Democrats Abroad Zürich members for our monthly meeting! We are currently holding our meetings via Zoom. All members are welcome to join our meetings. 

    In February, we will spend the first 30 minutes of the meeting discussing chapter business. During the last hour, we will brainstorm how to reach new voters and get out the vote in 2022! This is a national conversation, so we welcome members from across Switzerland!

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


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  • Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 07:30 PM Zurich Time
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    Vote Blue in 2022!!

    Please join DA Switzerland Chair Eric Burn for a special GOTV Planning Session. He’ll lead a brainstorm on strategies and tactics to mobilize the vote of U.S. citizens living in the 26 cantons who are and will be eligible to vote in the 2022 midterms elections — the most crucial midterm election of our lifetime.

    The Biden/Harris Administration has already made history with the most diverse Administration and 6 million jobs created. He’s taken aggressive action to protect our climate, repair our infrastructure and protect our most vulnerable children from poverty.

    If we have keep our majority in the Congress and gain 2 more Senators, we can help President Biden, Vice President Harris build back better.

    Voter turnout in 2020 from Americans abroad doubled (or nearly doubled) in key battleground states like North Carolina, Arizona, Georgia, Texas and Florida. We can win!!

    This planning session is for voter registration initiatives, outreach, registrations and social events throughout Switzerland up to and (hopefully) including a big celebration come Election Day on November 8!

  • Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 06:00 PM Bern Time
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    Young Democrats of Switzerland - February 2022

    Join members of the DACH Youth Caucus as they plan their upcoming events, both virtual and in-person!

    Can't make it to this meeting? Send an email to [email protected] to let them know you're interested!


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  • Monday, February 21, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
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    Call for Volunteers

    Violence Against Women (VAW) Task Force: Call for Volunteers!
       

    We are currently looking for motivated team players to join our Violence Against Women research project. Our project provides tactical, practical information to American women overseas who find themselves in violent situations. Our efforts also go towards advocating for legislation stateside.

    We’re looking for a minimum 3 month commitment, a passion for this cause, and people who are team players.

    RSVP to join one of our upcoming Zoom calls and learn more. 

  • Tuesday, March 01, 2022 at 06:30 PM Bern Time

    DACH Geneva Book Club - March 2022

    Our March 2022 book is TBA. Check back for details.

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

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


    March'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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  • Monday, March 07, 2022 at 08:30 AM Bern Time
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    Geneva Chapter Meeting - March 2022

    Please join DACH Geneva members on Zoom for our monthly chapter meeting! All are welcome at our meetings, so if you would like to learn what we are up to and how you can help, please join us!
     
    Can't make it this month? We have planning meetings every month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Geneva Chapter Co-Chairs, Emily and Peter, at [email protected].
     
  • Tuesday, March 08, 2022 at 07:00 PM Bern Time · 1 rsvp
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    Basel Chapter Meeting - March 2022

    Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly event planning meeting! All are welcome at our meetings, so if you would like to learn what we are up to and how you can help, please join us!

    Our venue is TBD. We will meet via Zoom or in-person, depending on the Covid conditions.

    Can't make it this month? We have planning meetings every month, generally on the second Tuesday of the month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair Ben Stewart at [email protected].


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  • Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 07:00 PM Bern Time
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    The Monthly Issue (Zurich) - March 2022

    Join Democrats Abroad Zürich members for our monthly meeting! We are currently holding our meetings via Zoom. All members are welcome to join our meetings. We will spend the first half of the meeting discussing current events or whatever issues are on our minds. The second part of the meeting will be to discuss upcoming events.

    Can't make it this month? We have planning meetings every month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Zurich Chapter Chair, Zachary Bailey, at [email protected]democratsabroad.ch.


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  • Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 06:00 PM Time · CHF35.00 CHF

    Bacchus Caucus: Old and New World White Wines

     
    Sommelier Steph is back with an exciting wine tasting featuring Old World/New World wines! Join us for the first in a 2-part series of tasting 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! The first session will focus on white wines. COVID Certificate Required.
     
    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 kitty Mister.
  • Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 06:00 PM Bern Time
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    Young Democrats of Switzerland - March 2022

    Join members of the DACH Youth Caucus as they plan their upcoming events, both virtual and in-person!

    Can't make it to this meeting? Send an email to [email protected] to let them know you're interested!


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  • Monday, March 21, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
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    Call for Volunteers

    Violence Against Women (VAW) Task Force: Call for Volunteers!
       

    We are currently looking for motivated team players to join our Violence Against Women research project. Our project provides tactical, practical information to American women overseas who find themselves in violent situations. Our efforts also go towards advocating for legislation stateside.

    We’re looking for a minimum 3 month commitment, a passion for this cause, and people who are team players.

    RSVP to join one of our upcoming Zoom calls and learn more. 

  • Sunday, April 03, 2022 at 10:00 AM Bern Time · CHF35.00 CHF
    QuBa in Basel, Switzerland

    Get Out the Vote Pancake Breakfast

    Join Democrats Abroad Switzerland at QuBa in Basel on Sunday, April 3rd for an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast! Enjoy delicious pancakes with a variety of toppings as well as fresh fruit. Coffee, tea, juice, and water are also included.

    Along with this delicious breakfast, we will have volunteers on hand to help people register to vote/request their ballots ahead of most primaries for the 2022 Midterms!

    Pricing:

    • American adults: CHF 35 (includes a CHF 20 donation)
    • Non-American adults: CHF 15
    • Children 6-12: CHF 15
    • Children under 6: Free

    Tickets must be purchased ahead of time on Eventzilla.


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  • Monday, April 18, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
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    Call for Volunteers

    Violence Against Women (VAW) Task Force: Call for Volunteers!
       

    We are currently looking for motivated team players to join our Violence Against Women research project. Our project provides tactical, practical information to American women overseas who find themselves in violent situations. Our efforts also go towards advocating for legislation stateside.

    We’re looking for a minimum 3 month commitment, a passion for this cause, and people who are team players.

    RSVP to join one of our upcoming Zoom calls and learn more. 

  • Monday, May 16, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
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    Call for Volunteers

    Violence Against Women (VAW) Task Force: Call for Volunteers!
       

    We are currently looking for motivated team players to join our Violence Against Women research project. Our project provides tactical, practical information to American women overseas who find themselves in violent situations. Our efforts also go towards advocating for legislation stateside.

    We’re looking for a minimum 3 month commitment, a passion for this cause, and people who are team players.

    RSVP to join one of our upcoming Zoom calls and learn more. 

  • Monday, June 20, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
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    Call for Volunteers

    Violence Against Women (VAW) Task Force: Call for Volunteers!
       

    We are currently looking for motivated team players to join our Violence Against Women research project. Our project provides tactical, practical information to American women overseas who find themselves in violent situations. Our efforts also go towards advocating for legislation stateside.

    We’re looking for a minimum 3 month commitment, a passion for this cause, and people who are team players.

    RSVP to join one of our upcoming Zoom calls and learn more. 

  • Monday, July 18, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
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    Call for Volunteers

    Violence Against Women (VAW) Task Force: Call for Volunteers!
       

    We are currently looking for motivated team players to join our Violence Against Women research project. Our project provides tactical, practical information to American women overseas who find themselves in violent situations. Our efforts also go towards advocating for legislation stateside.

    We’re looking for a minimum 3 month commitment, a passion for this cause, and people who are team players.

    RSVP to join one of our upcoming Zoom calls and learn more. 

  • Monday, August 15, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
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    Call for Volunteers

    Violence Against Women (VAW) Task Force: Call for Volunteers!
       

    We are currently looking for motivated team players to join our Violence Against Women research project. Our project provides tactical, practical information to American women overseas who find themselves in violent situations. Our efforts also go towards advocating for legislation stateside.

    We’re looking for a minimum 3 month commitment, a passion for this cause, and people who are team players.

    RSVP to join one of our upcoming Zoom calls and learn more. 

  • Monday, September 19, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
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    Call for Volunteers

    Violence Against Women (VAW) Task Force: Call for Volunteers!
       

    We are currently looking for motivated team players to join our Violence Against Women research project. Our project provides tactical, practical information to American women overseas who find themselves in violent situations. Our efforts also go towards advocating for legislation stateside.

    We’re looking for a minimum 3 month commitment, a passion for this cause, and people who are team players.

    RSVP to join one of our upcoming Zoom calls and learn more. 

  • Monday, October 17, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
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    Call for Volunteers

    Violence Against Women (VAW) Task Force: Call for Volunteers!
       

    We are currently looking for motivated team players to join our Violence Against Women research project. Our project provides tactical, practical information to American women overseas who find themselves in violent situations. Our efforts also go towards advocating for legislation stateside.

    We’re looking for a minimum 3 month commitment, a passion for this cause, and people who are team players.

    RSVP to join one of our upcoming Zoom calls and learn more. 

  • Monday, November 21, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
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    Call for Volunteers

    Violence Against Women (VAW) Task Force: Call for Volunteers!
       

    We are currently looking for motivated team players to join our Violence Against Women research project. Our project provides tactical, practical information to American women overseas who find themselves in violent situations. Our efforts also go towards advocating for legislation stateside.

    We’re looking for a minimum 3 month commitment, a passion for this cause, and people who are team players.

    RSVP to join one of our upcoming Zoom calls and learn more. 

  • Monday, December 19, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
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    Call for Volunteers

    Violence Against Women (VAW) Task Force: Call for Volunteers!
       

    We are currently looking for motivated team players to join our Violence Against Women research project. Our project provides tactical, practical information to American women overseas who find themselves in violent situations. Our efforts also go towards advocating for legislation stateside.

    We’re looking for a minimum 3 month commitment, a passion for this cause, and people who are team players.

    RSVP to join one of our upcoming Zoom calls and learn more.