Welcome to the DA Germany Caucus page. We have created this space to share news, events, and ideas within the caucus communities of our members in Germany.

Whether you're a long-time DAG member or you're new to the club there is a place in one of our caucuses for you!

If you're interested in getting to know more about each caucus feel free to explore their blogs here. If you have any remaining questions please reach out to any of us by email

Caucus Coordination: Kaili Morris [email protected] 

 

Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus

Welcome to the DA Germany Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus blog. We have created this space to share news, events, and ideas within the community of our members in Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DA AAPI Caucus welcomes new members to join us!

In the meantime, we invite you to join our Caucus!  Please click here to join us!

If you're interested in getting in contact with the AAPI Caucus

please email Saehee and WyMing at [email protected].

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Democrats Abroad AAPI Retreat 2022 in Berlin Update

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the AAPI Caucus of DA Germany this past weekend. It was our very first in-person event after our caucus was established and we were excited to spend time with one another. The AAPI Caucus is small, but we hope to become bigger and stronger in the next few years.

During the retreat, we focused on what types of programs we would like to plan, how do we find other AAPI members, and collaborate with DA chapters, specifically within Europe and at the global level. Another goal is to focus on AAPI outreach and get out the vote for 2024. The AAPI vote is critical, and our voices are powerful!

We also got to know one another and discussed the important issues that we face in our communities in the US and Germany. The retreat brought us closer, and we also had fun exploring different Asian restaurants around Berlin! We look forward to our next event and meeting everyone soon!

Saehee and Wy Ming
Democrats Abroad Germany AAPI Caucus

 

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Black Caucus

BLACK CAUCUS GERMANY (BCG)

If you believe in human rights, if you are fired up but do not know where to go, and if you want to see democracy in action, please join the Black Caucus, and let’s make it happen! There is no contribution too small and no wall too big. Together, we do not just make a difference. We are the difference. Join [email protected]

“Walls turned sideways are bridges.” (Angela Davis)

 

The German Black Caucus strongly upholds that Black Issues are Human Rights Issues.

  • The German Black Caucus advocates for legislators, legislation, policies, and programs that promote the establishment and protection of Human Rights.

 

  • The German Black Caucus aspires to unite and support people of color living in Germany while building coalitions and relationships with other Democrats Abroad Germany caucuses, finding the common denominator that, at its root, addresses and benefits all. 

 

  • The German Black Caucus is dedicated to a Democrats Abroad organization and society built on human dignity, compassion, and respect. 

 

  • The German Black Caucus is open to all Democrats Abroad Germany members who believe in, uphold, and are willing to protect Human Rights.

 

  • The German Black Caucus aligns with the vision and mission of the United States Congressional Black Caucus. 

 

  • The German Black Caucus is committed to getting out the Black vote and creating concrete, visible change to further Human Rights.

 

 

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The DAG Black Caucus is Back!

 

 

 

The Democrats Abroad Black Caucus Germany (BCG) has been reinvigorated! Please watch this space for news and join us today!

For more information, please email the BCG leaders at [email protected]

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Climate Caucus

Welcome to the Democrats Abroad Germany Climate Caucus!



This is a space for everyone who realizes that the changing climate will be the narrative of our lifetimes (and that of our children's and grandchildren's as well). Here you will find events, ideas, and information focused on what we can do to create the changes needed for humanity to confront and conquer this existential challenge.

We are a new group but our mission is clear and over the coming months our members will be curating this space so that we can all learn about some of the biggest challenges of our time.

We welcome you to come back regularly, join the conversation, and share feedback! You're invited and encouraged to reach out to us to provide content and ideas for this blog in order to keep it as interactive as possible. Contact the DA Germany Climate Caucus at: [email protected].
RSVP To Join Here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/morriskg49/dag_eccc_earth_hour
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Earth Hour 2022

All Are Welcome to join our caucus as we prepare to TUNE-IN and TURN off for Earth Hour 2022!

What is Earth Hour? 

Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF. The event takes place annually to encourage people around the world to turn off all non-essential lights and electrics for an hour. The event will happen between 20:30 to 21:30 on the 26th of March 2022.

 The goal is to help raise awareness around the globe of our energy use, consumption, impact, and long-lasting effects on the environment. Earth Hour is a movement to help our future and encourage urgent change around the world & our goal is to get as many people to participate during that hour and take some time just before to remind ourselves how LITTLE things can make a BIG difference and have some fun!

Our Plan

You are welcome to join us the hour before as we share with our attendees a bit about the history of Earth Hour,  get to know one another a bit better & have some fun with a Photo/Memory Game, and let our imaginations run wild with a bit of brainstorming for our upcoming themes for Earth Day 2022.

 

 

Can’t join us but want to join in? Visit https://www.earthhour.org/ to find out how you & your family can take part!

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Hispanic Caucus

Welcome to the DA Germany Hispanic Caucus blog. We have created this space to share news, events, and ideas within the community of our members in Germany.

 

The Hispanic Caucus blog is currently still under construction

we apologize for the wait.

In the meantime, We invite you to join our Caucus!  Please click here to join us!

If you're interested in getting in contact with the Hispanic Caucus

please email the DAG Caucus Coordinator [email protected].

 

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LGBTQ+ Caucus

Welcome to the DA Germany LGBTQ+ Caucus blog. We have created this space to share news, events, and ideas within the community of our members in Germany.

 

The LGBTQ+ Caucus blog is currently still under construction

we apologize for the wait.

In the meantime, we invite you to join our Caucus!  Please click here to join us!

if you're interested in getting in contact with the LGBTQ+ Caucus

please email the DAG Caucus Coordinator [email protected].

 

 

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Progressive Caucus

Democrats Abroad Germany Progressive Caucus - ProDAG

The Germany Progressive Caucus (ProDAG) is building a space for education and action on political issues from a progressive perspective, focusing on shared values of transparency, accountability, and equality while also recognizing the American people’s diversity of experience.

 

Under the motto “Educate, Agitate, Organize,” ProDAG always translates education into action. We advocate for a greater understanding of important concepts such as systemic racism, economic and labor equity, climate action, environmental justice, the military-industrial complex, healthcare access and reform, the corrupting influence of unrestrained money in politics, and more. We take what we learn together with other caucuses and fight for greater equity within Democrats Abroad, the Democratic Party, the U.S., and across the globe.

 

Are you interested in getting to know the Progressive Caucus? Contact us at [email protected]. We’d love to get to know you!






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Womens Caucus

Shocked, sad, scared, determined..

Hit the Ground Running by Malaika Kusumi

Shocked, sad, scared, determined: just a few of the one-word responses to the Academy Award documentary nominee Dorothy Fadiman’s and Emmy/ Peabody documentary winner Susan Koch’s documentary films When Abortion was Illegal: Untold Stories and Roe at Risk, shown at the DAG Women’s Caucus meeting held on March 27. 

The intimate discussion rounds between participants underlined and amplified horrifying realities:  eradication of abortion rights is just the tip of the iceberg setting a dangerous precedent to the loss of other human rights, it is a human issue not a female issue. The common consensus reached: we have to act; we have to do something, and every little contribution has a tremendous impact. 

To this end the women’s caucus is asking for everyone’s support. Make a short 1–2-minute video about why these rights must be protected, your views on the topic or your experiences. You do not have to be a woman to participate as this affects us all. There are many tiny actions you can take. 

March is over but the fight has just begun. Check out the global women caucus YouTube contribution, give it a like and share it on your media platforms. You can sign up for June 18 women’s hybrid event (live in Paris) bring some friends …again non-gender based! Everyone is welcome and everyone is needed. 

Over 29 states now restrict or outlaw abortions. Put a stop to the madness. Defend our democracy. Stop accepting things that you think you can’t change and start changing things that you cannot accept. 

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Hit the Ground Running : Stepping up to the Plate

 

Hit the Ground Running : Malaika Kusumi

Stepping up to the Plate: Currently the DAG Women’s Caucus (DAGWC) is enthusiastically underway with the Women’s Global Caucus in preparation for the National Women's History Alliance's theme of Women's History Month 2022: Providing Healing, Promoting Hope. 

The event will be on Sunday, March 27th at 5 p.m. and will focus on the topic of reproductive rights: where we were, where we are, where we want to be and what we can do! Reproductive rights are hanging in the balance, losing those is only the tip of the iceberg. 

The DAG Women’s Caucus will initiate Project 3-I  Outreach:Inform, Inspire, Involve as a pre-June event promotional activity. In honor of Women’s month  a virtual presentation of Forgotten Women, Women We Should Know and Women We Can’t Forget will be presented to the Middle Hessen Precinct on March 14. 

The DAGWC plans to visit as many German chapters as possible with the high hopes of engaging women and their talents for the June Anniversary celebration.  Please reach out to [email protected] to set a date for our visit to your chapter.  And don’t forget to RSVP for the March 27th event!

We are good, but together we are better.

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Veterans and Military Families Caucus

VMF CAUCUS May 2024 News

Robert Scott and Terese Sarno  DAG VMF Caucus Co-Chairs

DA Germany

 

May 2024 News

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”  –Franklin Delano Roosevelt

 

Time to Get Out The Vote! Safeguard Democracy!

 

Have you completed the Voter Assistance trainings? If not, please visit these links - VOTER ASSISTANCE TRAININGS and FVAP TRAINING. Your help is critical! Want to be part of our VMF Voter Registration Team? We're on a mission to boost military voter registration and turnout. With your support, we can make a real difference! Interested? Contact us at [email protected] .

 

Near a U.S. military base? Contact the Voter Assistance Officer (VAO) and offer a hand with voter registration during June 28-July 4 is Armed Forces/Overseas Citizens Voters Week. We also have to push for all our chapter members to get their absentee ballots to ensure their voices count in the upcoming elections. Getting 100% VFA registration in  our chapters would be huge. If every member mails in their absentee ballot, it could really shake up election results.  Get everyone involved in the democratic process!

The VMF caucus mission is to reach out to veterans, active duty and reserve military members, and DoD civilians, as well as their families living abroad, to encourage them to register to vote by facilitating get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts while also developing sensible and sensitive strategies for encouraging active service members at U.S. overseas military bases to vote and to engage them in advocacy for our policy positions and to provide a forum for DA members to understand better the issues and concerns affecting our military forces, veterans, and their families outside of the United States.

Ready to join our caucus? Be part of the conversation and make your voice heard. Together, we can shape the future. Let's do this!

Remember, voter registration is non-partisan. We help all U.S. citizens register and request their absentee ballots. Keep track of registrations (just numbers, not names) and share the data with us at [email protected] after each session.

Offer paper forms (Federal Postcard Applications) for accessibility. You can request a free supply from FVAP at [email protected].

GOTV Opportunities: 

June 28-July 4 Armed Forces/Overseas Citizens Voters Week.  

August 1-8 Military Spouse Voters Week- Encourage all absentee spouse voters to send in the FVAP. 

October 1-8 –Absentee Voters Week–Encourage people to request their absentee ballots!

 

PHONEBANKING TRAINING    ONE-TO ONE VOTER HELP

Highlights from the 2022 Post-Election Report to Congress

Did You Know?

Cost for new US military hospital near Ramstein surges to $1.6 billion

Announced opening date: November 2027

 

Vietnam Veterans Unique Health Concerns

Did you attend one of the Vietnam Veterans ceremonies held at the various bases this year? Did you receive a certificate? Please let us know whose signature is on your certificate. [email protected]

 

Supreme Court rules many veterans can use both GI bills for school                         

“The bottom line is this: Veterans who separately accrue benefits under both the Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI Bills are entitled to both benefits...If the statute were ambiguous, the pro-veteran canon would favor Rudisill, but the statute is clear, so we resolve this case based on statutory text alone.”--Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

Homeless Voters in Georgia Could Face New Hurdles Under New Law

Staying safe when considering employment with a foreign organization 

 

Military Exposures & Your Health - 2024 - Issue 12  As a part of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, VA is developing an online information center where you can find toxic exposure research publications that were funded or produced by the Federal Government.

VA PACT ACT PERFORMANCE DASHBOARD

ERA – Please keep contacting our representatives in Congress. Let your two Senators and your Representative know that we need their support now for the ERA.  Affirm ERA as the 28th Amendment with the Action Button

 

Please support our efforts on behalf of Veterans and Military Families.

Check the Global VMF Caucus webpage

Visit and Follow the VMF Facebook page. 

Send us your suggestions: [email protected]

Read the May 2024 Global Veterans and Military Families Caucus Newsletter.

 

MAY CALENDAR & EVENTS

National Military Appreciation Month, Month of the Military Caregiver

“Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard.” –President John F. Kennedy               

Six national observances highlighting the contributions of those who have served. Discover the National Military Appreciation Month military discounts.

May 1 – Silver Star Service Banner Day

May 1 – Loyalty Day “Today, we salute the Americans whose hard work and sacrifice have strengthened our Nation in common cause…” President Joseph R. Biden

May 2– National Day of Prayer

May 2-4 – World Press Freedom Day Conference:                                                          

A press for the planet: Journalism in the face of the Environmental Crisis

May 3 – World Press Freedom Day  

Who Is Evan Gershkovich? 

May 3 - Mindfulness Meditation 11:00 am to 12 noon ET 

May 4 VFW National Day of Service     

May 5-11 – National Correctional Officers Week

May 5-11 – Public Service Recognition Week

May 08 – VE Day

May 10 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May 13 – Children of Fallen Patriots Day

May 15 – Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 18 – International Museum Day -  “Museums for Education and Research”

May 18 – Armed Forces Day-Armed Forces Week 2024 coincides with this celebration.

May 22 – Maritime Day

May 25 – Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony at 2:00 pm (CET)

May 27 – Memorial Day     

May 29-June 2 – 80th Anniversary of OG PAT OSS Tarn Mission

Upcoming DA Activities

 

Plan ahead:

June 6 – D-Day 80th Anniversary Ceremony in Normandy                                                            

June 25Live FERS Retirement Training Session Offered in Kaiserslautern Germany by Contractor FedImpact/ProFeds - Attendance is Free!

FedImpact, a Federal Contractor, is offering a Retirement Seminar for Federal Employees at the Burgschanke Hotel/Restaurant,  Schlossstrasse 1, 67661 Kaiserslautern - Hohenecken, Germany. (Note:June 27 Seminar in Wiesbaden is full).  Note: As stated above, the training event will not be held on a military installation, nor is it being brought to the public by an Army Agency. 

June 28-July 4 – Armed Forces Voters Week and Overseas Citizens Voters Week.                                                                               

www.votefromabroad.org 

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DA Germany Veterans and Military Families Caucus

 

"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it." — Unknown

Democrats Abroad Germany (DAG) honors the men and women of our armed forces, and is committed to representing their best interests in the democratic process. Government policy must reflect the interests of those who serve or have served honorably, those who support them overseas and their families. In order to support these efforts, DAG established the Veterans and Military Families Caucus (VMFC) in 2018 at the AGM in Hamburg. This caucus works with the leadership of Democrats Abroad Germany and the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA) to achieve mutual goals, and to assure caucus members that the Democratic Party is fully supportive of their needs while serving (and after service) on behalf of their country.

 

Join the DAG VMF caucus—https://www.democratsabroad.org/vmf_signup

Looking for 25 new members!  All DAG members are eligible to join.

Send us an email after you join! [email protected]

Ask a friend to join today. Help us reach our goal!

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