Events

  • Monday, July 13, 2020 at 04:00 PM Bern Time
    Hiltl Sihlpost in Zurich, Switzerland

    Youth Outreach Team Meeting

    Join us in person or via Zoom to discuss Youth Outreach strategies for the 2020 Election.

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  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 07:30 PM Bern Time · 2 rsvps
    Zoom Meeting in Basel, Switzerland

    Women's Suffrage Centennial Planning Meeting

    We Need Your Ideas - Commemorating 100 Years of US Women’s Suffrage

    August 26, 2020 marks 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment, which was a major step in the fight for women's equality. DA Switzerland is planning to commemorate the milestone and inspire expat women in particular to take action in 2020.

    Please join a brainstorming session on Zoom on July 14 at 19:30. Email Jamie Donahoe to receive the meeting details.


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  • Monday, July 20, 2020 at 07:00 PM Bern Time · 1 rsvp
    Zoom Meeting in Basel, Switzerland

    DA Civic Readings Discussion: History is Empowering

    "All Men AND WOMEN are Created Equal"
    Join us for a reading and discussion of the first American feminist manifesto from 1848!

    On July 20, 1848, The Declaration of Sentiments declared, “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men and women are created equal.”

    Join us for a book club style reading and discussion of this fascinating document prepared by the women who attended America’s first Women’s Rights Convention held at Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. On this historic anniversary, we will read aloud the short document and then discuss our reactions and ideas about this early feminist manifesto, facilitated by historian Dr. Maura Doherty, Ph.D and Victoria Pao, DACH Basel member.

     to receive The Declaration of Sentiments and Zoom information.


    Dr. Doherty is a specialist in American women’s history and published author. She recently appeared on the BBC celebrity genealogy series, “Who Do You Think You Are?”


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  • Monday, July 20, 2020 at 07:00 PM Bern Time · 1 rsvp
    WebEx in Zurich, Switzerland

    Media Training, Zurich chapter

    Join the Zurich team for Media Team Training as we prepare for upcoming events!

    This event will be held on WebEx. RSVP to receive the meeting details.


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  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 07:00 PM Bern Time · 6 rsvps
    Zoom Meeting in Basel, Switzerland

    DA Discussions: Police-Instigated Violence in Protests

    Note: This event has been rescheduled from Tuesday, June 30, 2020!

    Many of us have watched videos of police officers attacking peaceful protesters at recent Black Lives Matter protests in shock and consternation. How can we understand this police violence? And what can local communities and voters, including voters abroad, do to counteract this problem?
     
    Join us for a lecture and discussion with Tory Mallet, PhD candidate in sociology at the London School of Economics, with expertise in political sociology and policing. Her master's thesis, "The Thick Blue Line: A Police-Centered Analysis of Violent Encounters Between Occupy Protesters and Police Officers in the United States", examined police violence against protesters with the Occupy movement. She will give a talk about what we know about police violence against protesters, and then lead a discussion of how we see this dynamic today with BLM protests and what we can do about it.
     
    Please email Tory at basel@democrats.ch to receive the Zoom information.


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  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 08:00 PM Bern Time · 4 rsvps
    Zoom Meeting in Basel, Switzerland

    (Virtual) Voter Registration Training

    Join our Voter Registration Team!

    At our virtual training session, we will demonstrate how to use the new, improved votefromabroad.org website to help Americans register to vote and request their ballots.  

    RSVP to Liz Voss at vice-chair@democrats.ch to receive the Zoom meeting information.


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  • Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM Bern Time
    Solitude Park in Basel, Switzerland

    Fourth Annual DACH Rhine Swim & BBQ

    The official Basel Rhine Swim may be canceled this year, but our smaller gathering can still happen. Been wanting to get a Wickelfisch? Wondering what Rhine swimming is all about? Rhine-swimming newbies and experts, join DACH Basel to swim for democracy at our fourth annual Rhine Swim and picnic! 

    We're meeting in the Paul Sacher Anlage AKA Solitude Park (next to Roche & the Tinguely Museum) for a BBQ picnic, followed by a Rhine Swim for those who want to. DA will provide the grills and burgers (veggie and regular), but please bring your own picnic for the rest. Out of consideration for the current health situation, we will not be holding a potluck this year.

    All are welcome! Meet your fellow Democrats in Basel and learn the ins and outs of swimming in the Rhine! Voter Registration volunteers will be on hand to help people register to vote or request their ballots. Don't forget your swimsuit and Wickelfish! 


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  • Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 02:00 PM Bern Time
    Fork & Bottle in Zurich, Switzerland

    Garden Party for Voting Rights

    Come be inspired and learn about the hidden histories of the civil rights and suffragist movements. Come register to vote, request your ballot, and discover initiatives that secure and defend the right to vote for all citizens of the United States.

    Join us on August 29th as US citizens living in Switzerland, friends, and allies gather together to commemorate two foundational victories for voting rights: the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, both passed in August. These victories were hard won through steadfast commitment on the ground and a resolute belief in the righteous promise of equal representation for all. They remind us that democracy is precious; they re-affirm our commitment to Get Out The Vote in November.

    This will be a ticketed event. Check back soon for the Eventzilla link to purchase your tickets!


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  • Sunday, September 06, 2020 at 03:00 PM Bern Time
    Zoom Meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

    Wellness Seminar for Activists

    Caring for the Caretakers: A wellness seminar to make sure we are feeling our best for the fight to reclaim our country in 2020. Join certified holistic nutritionist Angela Warm from Warm Wellness for a whole body-mind approach to staying healthy and sane during these turbulent times.

    This seminar will be held on Zoom. RSVP to receive the meeting details.


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  • Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM Bern Time · 2 rsvps
    Lorzensaal Cham in Cham, Switzerland

    Democrats Abroad at Zug's Expat Expo

    Are you a US citizen interested in voting in the US elections in 2020? Wondering what you can do to help get out the vote this election year? Just want to know more about what Democrats Abroad Switzerland is up to?

    Find the answers to these questions and more at Democrats Abroad's table at the Expat Expo in Zug! Voter Registration volunteers will be there to help all eligible voters who ask - regardless of political affiliation - request ballots or register to vote for 2020. And DA members will be on hand with information about volunteer opportunities and exciting upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you there!


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