Events

  • Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 01:15 PM · 1 rsvp

    Climate Change March in Bern

    Democrats in Switzerland: March for the climate on Saturday Sept. 28 in Bern! For the Global Climate Strike to be held in cities around the world on Sept. 20, Swiss organizers have instead focused on a single national Climate Change March and Demonstration in Bern on the 28th. Inspiration from the global webpage: "This September, millions of us will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone." (http://globalclimatestrike.net/#faq )

    The Demcratic Party is committed to fighting climate change, even if the best methods are still in dispute. But Democrats in Switzerland can publicly display their concern in this climate march. Add your voice behind the DACH banner!

    DACH meet-up time: 1:15pm
    DACH meet-up point: Tibits Restaurant at the Hauptbahnhof, Bern. Our group will walk to join the main crowd about 1:30pm.

    The national march meetup point is the Parkplatz Schützenmatt, next to the main train station, at 1:30pm. To begin marching at 2pm, ending with a major demonstration at the Bundesplatz in front of Federal Parliament Building.

    Transport to Bern: The SBB/CFF will run extra trains to Bern on the date, from all directions, for the expected large crowds. Many cheap Bern tickets available for the date, but buy early! (www.sbb.ch or www.cff.ch)

    What to wear: Democrats Abroad or VoteFromAbroad T-shirt. If none then a blue shirt.
    What to bring: Posters! Chapters may organize poster-making events; indicate in your RSVP if interested.

    RSVP: Recommended but not required, to events@democrats.ch

     

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Klara in Basel, Switzerland

    Basel Monthly Social Hour

    Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly social hour! This month's get-together will be at Klara. Feel free to drop in for a drink, a bite to eat, and some great conversation! After the social hour, we will have our business meeting from 7-9 PM. Everyone is welcome!

    Can't make it this month? We have social hours regularly, usually on the 1st Monday of each month. Or, if you want to get involved outside of this event, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair, Tory Mallett.

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    American International Women's Club in Geneva, Switzerland

    DACH Geneva Book Group - October

    Our October book is The End of the Myth by Greg Grandin. Come join us - whether or not you read the book!

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


    The AIWC is on the 4th floor of 11 rte. de Chêne.  That's near all the CEVA construction close to the Eaux-Vives railway station. There isn't any easy parking (you can take your luck on the street), but the #12 tram is convenient (walk downhill from stop Amandolier or uphill from stop Roches).  If using a parking garage use Villerouge, which is about a 10 minute walk (don't use the Coop 2000 -- it gets locked early and you might have to wait until Wednesday to retrieve your car).  Nominal start time is 18:30; if you arrive after 19:00 you'll need the door code to get in.

    NOTE: The #12 tram is running again after having a bus substitute this summer for construction work.  And starting in January 2020 the Leman Express will be running to the Gare des Eaux-Vives.


    Not required, but appreciated is if you can bring some food and/or drink to share and Fr. 5.- to help with the room rent.

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Klara in Basel, Switzerland

    Basel Monthly Business Meeting

    Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly business meeting! This month's meeting will be back at Klara. The business meeting will start at 7 PM, but you are welcome to join us for the social hour beforehand from 6-7 PM. Everyone is welcome!

    Can't make it this month? We have business meetings regularly, usually on the 1st Monday of each month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair, Tory Mallett.

  • Thursday, October 03, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 3 rsvps

    DA Discussions: Taking back the White House in 2020

    DA Discussion is back! This month our theme is: 

    Taking back the White House in 2020: Should the Democrats play it safe or boldly go where they have not gone before?

    Suggested Readings:
    1. Does anyone understand the 2020 race? by Paul Rosenberg

    2. Conservatives say Democrats should adopt centrist policies if they want to win back Trump voters. But there's a much more effective way for them to defeat Trump by Grace Panetta

    3. Are our Parties Re-aligning? by David Brady and Bruce Cain

    4. 2020 and the Democrats’ Theory of Change by Paul Starr

    5. The Democrats’ Coaltion Could Fundamentally Change by 2020 by Ron Brownstein

    6. Bernie Sanders is Challenging Two Cherished Theories of Electability by Ezra Klein

    7. There is Hard Evidence that a Centrist Democrat Would be a Losing Candidate by Keith Spencer

    About DA Discussions:

    We examine various facets of democracy in group discussions facilitated by political scientist Michael Contarino, Professor Emeritus at the University of New Hampshire.

    Contarino founded and directed the Politics and Society program at UNH-Manchester, the UNH-in-Italy program, and the UNH-Manchester Florence program at Palazzo Rucellai. He has taught World Politics, US and World Affairs, International Relations Theory, Politics and Society, Dictatoriship and Democracy, Politics and Propaganda in Film, The Politics of Food, and Business, Government, and Society, among other topics. You can read his full bio here.

    Each event will cover a different topic and offer complementary readings. The readings are intended to provide insight into the topic at hand but are completely optional.

    All are welcome!


    Oelist Finkmüller Coffee in Markthalle


    This event is free of charge, but we will gladly accept cash donations from any US citizens who attend the event. Democrats Abroad Switzerland is a volunteer organization that relies on donations to be able to provide outreach, voter education, and voter registration services.

  • Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    American International Women's Club in Geneva, Switzerland

    DACH Geneva Book Group - November

    Our November book is The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right by Max Boot. Come join us - whether or not you read the book!

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


    The AIWC is on the 4th floor of 11 rte. de Chêne.  That's near all the CEVA construction close to the Eaux-Vives railway station. There isn't any easy parking (you can take your luck on the street), but the #12 tram is convenient (walk downhill from stop Amandolier or uphill from stop Roches).  If using a parking garage use Villerouge, which is about a 10 minute walk (don't use the Coop 2000 -- it gets locked early and you might have to wait until Wednesday to retrieve your car).  Nominal start time is 18:30; if you arrive after 19:00 you'll need the door code to get in.

    NOTE: The #12 tram is running again after having a bus substitute this summer for construction work.  And starting in January 2020 the Leman Express will be running to the Gare des Eaux-Vives.


    Not required, but appreciated is if you can bring some food and/or drink to share and Fr. 5.- to help with the room rent.