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Overseas voters often make the difference in close races! With nearly 16,000 members, we are one of the largest country committees of Democrats Abroad  the official Democratic Party arm for the more than nine million Americans living outside the United States. 

We are a 100% volunteer organization with a presence throughout Germany. Our mission is to provide Americans living in Germany a voice in our government and to elect Democrats by mobilizing the overseas vote. Wherever you are in Germany, you can get involved today!

 

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DA Germany Leadership:

Kenton Barnes
| Chair, Germany
Emily Lines
| Vice Chair, Germany; Global Co-Chair, AAPI Caucus
Jennifer von Estorff
| Secretary, Germany; Göttingen-Hannover Vice Chair
Powen Shiah
| Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee; Treasurer & DPCA Representative, Germany
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  • News

    Democrats Abroad Germany Women’s Caucus Relaunch

    By Beverly Seebach

    On June 15, Democrats Abroad Germany revived the DAG Women’s Caucus with a Relaunch Event. Following a welcome by DAG Chair, Kenton Barnes, the Global Women’s Caucus Chair, Ann Hesse, gave an excellent overview of the GWC history, mission, and principles.

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    Message from the U.S. Embassy: Traveling with Expired Passports

    If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021.

    You qualify for this exception if all the following are true:

    • You are a U.S. citizen.
    • You are currently abroad seeking direct return to the United States.
    • You are flying directly to the United States, a United States territory, or have only short-term transit (“connecting flights”) through a foreign country on your direct return to the United States or to a United States Territory.
    • Your expired passport was originally valid for 10 years. Or, if you were 15 years of age or younger when the passport was issued, your expired passport was valid for 5 years.
    • Your expired passport is undamaged.
    • Your expired passport is unaltered.
    • Your expired passport is in your possession.
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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 08:30 AM Time · 24 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Meeting of the Environment & Climate Crisis Council Formation Crew

    Next DA ECCC Formation Crew meeting will be Saturday, July 24 at 8:30 PM China time.

    The two main items on the agenda will be a review of progress on the formation checklist and discussion of open issues on the Terms of Reference. We will also begin on time with ten minutes of Environmental & Climate Trivia questions.

    RSVP below for the Zoom link!

    Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 09:30 AM Berlin Time · 4 rsvps
    Zoom in Leipzig, Germany

    July Book Club: Severance by Ling Ma

    For July's book club meeting, we will be discussing Severance, a science fiction novel by Ling Ma. 

    Perhaps a bit on the nose, the story takes place in the U.S. both before and during a zombie-flavored pandemic that seems to have originated in Shenzhen. This satiric take fuses both an Asian American and young adult perspective as the main character, Candace Chen, tries to survive in a collapsing nation. 

    "A satirical spin on the end times – kind of like The Office meets The Leftovers." – Estelle Tang, Elle

    NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY * NPR * The New Yorker ("Books We Loved") * Elle * Marie Claire * Amazon Editors * The Paris Review (Staff Favorites) * Refinery29 * Bustle * Buzzfeed * BookPage * Bookish * Mental Floss * Chicago Review of Books * HuffPost * Electric Literature * A.V. Club * Jezebel * Vulture * Literary Hub * Flavorwire

    All are welcome to join our discussion – even if you don't get a chance to read the book! You perspective on the topics we cover remains invaluable.