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In the current political climate, it's easy to forget that Democratic candidates made gains in the House, the Senate, and won the popular vote for President by nearly 3 million votes. There is no electoral mandate for the attack now underway on our civil liberties, our public institutions and lands, our federal agencies and regulations, or our fellow citizens and residents based upon their country of origin, their faith, their sexual orientation, or any other personal identifier. We are standing together against these threats and preparing for the midterm elections -- won't you join us?
 
Democrats Abroad Germany (DAG) is the official arm of the Democratic Party for U.S. citizens living in Germany. DAG has 10 chapters across the country (to find the chapter nearest you, please click on “Chapters” above), as well as precinct groups in medium-sized cities which cooperate with our larger chapters. We are united in our support of environmental protections, policy grounded in scientific inquiry, women's rights, LGBTQ equality, fundamental reform of our criminal justice, immigration, and education systems, universal access to health care, child care, and maternity leave, among other issues. Given that many of us have benefited from exactly such fundamental policies in our country of residence, Democrats Abroad leads progressive policy proposals within our party, backed up by our lived experiences.
If you feel that the time for complacency has passed, you are in good company! Our country committee is one of DA’s largest, and our leaders work hard to represent and connect DAG's diverse and active members. At our monthly meetings, you can connect with other like-minded Americans in your area to discuss political developments at home as well as plan our response here, be it calling or mailing campaigns to our representatives or protests and demonstrations in our communities abroad. DAG also plans numerous annual events of interest to Americans abroad -- from an Oktoberfest extravaganza in Munich, to a Young Dems Thanksgiving pumpkin pie mingler and fundraiser in Berlin, from the Labor Day picnic in Kaiserslautern, to Fourth of July picnics in every chapter, from CSD and Pride representation at June events across Germany, to the monthly First Friday political discussion in Heidelberg – and much, much more. Our members receive regular invitations to our events by email. If you're not yet a member, join in just two minutes under the Join tab above.
 
Democrats Abroad supports every American abroad in registering to vote and casting their ballots from overseas. These get out the vote (GOTV) efforts are the heart of our political activity, and we rely on volunteers to ensure our members and friends are enfranchised every election, every year. Our absentee votes have been decisive in numerous elections across the US! Together with other DA country committees from around the globe, we're making the specific issues faced by overseas Americans known on Capitol Hill. There are many ways for us to make our voices heard, even an ocean away -- please share your questions and your enthusiasm for politics with us! Register with your local chapter today to receive notification of the next DAG activities in your area.
 
We look forward to meeting you!

DA Germany Leadership:

| Chair, Germany
| Vice Chair, Germany
| Treasurer, Germany
| Voting Rep, Germany
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  • News

    National Actions Against Gun Violence

     

    #TakeAction Tuesday: As many of you know, there are several national (and International) actions being planned to respond to the epidemic of gun violence in our country. All three of the announced major actions are being led by youth, and we’re proud to support and encourage participation in all three.

    On March 14, Women's March Youth EMPOWER is planning a National School Walkout. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1767175080245694/

    On March 24, the survivors of Parkland, FL and youth nationwide are planning The March For Our Lives in Washington, DC and in cities around the country. More info here: https://www.marchforourlives.com/

    On April 20, students around the country are planning #NationalSchoolWalkout. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/nationalhighschoolwalkout/

    In addition to these days of action in the weeks and months ahead, we ask all of our members to commit TODAY to taking decisive and consistent action to #EndGunViolence. Here are six things you can do:

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    DA Germany February Newsletter

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    Voting in the 2018 Midterm Elections is extremely important. As the first major elections held since President Trump took office in January 2017, these midterms are the nation's first opportunity to hold a mass referendum on the Trump administration, making it all the more important to have your vote counted. The results of this year’s midterm elections will be enormously important — not just in shaping the future of Donald Trump’s presidency, but in shaping the American political landscape for a great many years to come.

    Even though Democrats netted two seats in the Senate last year, Republicans hold a majority with 51, nine away from a filibuster-proof margin. Local and state elections matter! These elections have more impact and influence over citizen’s everyday lives than one may think. Many of the state legislators elected on November 6, 2018 will draw the congressional and legislative redistricting lines after the 2020 census. Therefore, voting this year may be one of the most important things you do this year!

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    Upcoming Events

    Friday, February 23, 2018 at 01:30 PM through February 25, 2018 · 40 rsvps
    Stiftung Kultur Palast Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany

    DAG 2018 Annual General Meeting in Hamburg

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    Join members of Democrats Abroad Germany in Hamburg in February to discuss our plans for 2018!
    Every year Democrats Abroad Germany gathers in person to discuss issues back home and plan our activities for the coming year. With midterm election quickly approaching, join us in Hamburg to learn more about how you can be an active part of getting out the vote, meet other democrats living in Germany and give your input on the DAG political process. This year we will also dedicate time to discuss amendments to our bylaws to help improve DAG and make sure our country adapts to the changes of our organization.
    Registration is now open: Registration Form
    Please complete the registration from by February 12th. More detailed information regarding the event schedule, homestays, stipends, and hotel accommodation can be found here.

     

     

    Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 03:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    U Bahnhof Turmstraße in Berlin, Germany

    Berlin Remote Voting Center

    Participate in your local politics by voting for or against amendments to Democrats Abroad Germany’s (DAG) bylaws. DAG’s bylaws determine how the Democrats Abroad Germany and Berlin is run as a political organization. Your input helps us improve our organization and achieve our goal of registering all US citizens living in Berlin and Germany to vote!
    The vote will take place in Hamburg at Democrats Abroad Germany Annual General Meeting on Saturday, February 24th from 3.30 to 6.00 PM.
    Can’t make it to Hamburg? No problem! There will be a remote voting center in Berlin, centrally located nearby U-Bahnhof Turmstraße. RSVP for the exact address to exercise your vote and engage in your local branch of the Democratic Party.
    You must be a member of Democrats Abroad Germany and RSVP to participate. Please contact dag-berlin@democratsabroad.org if you have any further questions.