Germany

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Germany

 

We are one of the largest country committees of Democrats Abroad - the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. We are a 100% volunteer organization with a presence throughout Germany.

Our mission: To provide Americans living in Germany a voice in our government and to elect Democrats by mobilizing the overseas vote.

Our Chapters: Wherever you are in Germany, there is a chapter or a precinct with events for our members. Click on a link to find your local chapter: Berlin, Cologne Bonn, Dusseldorf-Ruhr,Frankfurt, Göttingen, Hamburg, Heidelberg,Kaiserslautern, Muenster-Osnabrueck, Munich, North and Central Bavaria Stuttgart, and Wiesbaden/Mainz.

Our Caucuses: We have several active caucuses that focus on specific progressive issues/groups:

Our activities: These range from monthly meetings, lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, webinars, political rallies, and marches, our annual Oktoberfest extravaganza in Munich, Fourth of July picnics, CSD and Pride events, Thanksgiving dinners and more.

Looking to share your skills and interests with DA Germany? Take our volunteer survey here.

Bookmark our Events and News pages to stay up-to-date on what is happening near you.

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We look forward to meeting you! If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact us.  

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DA Germany Leadership:

Candice Kerestan
| Chair, Germany
Kenton Emery Barnes
| Vice Chair, Germany
Emily Lines
| Events & Fundraising Coordinator, Germany; Vice Chair, Berlin; DPCA Representative; Global Co-Chair, AAPI Caucus
Jennifer von Estorff
| Secretary, Germany; Göttingen-Hannover Vice Chair
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  • News

    Make a Vote From Abroad Video

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    Make a video letting people know why you vote from abroad.

    Your video will be used to make a compilation video of members of Democrats Abroad saying “I vote from abroad because” and then their reason

    You can make a partisan video. Or you can make a non-partisan which refers to general issues such as the environment, health care, etc. with mentioning anyone in particular.

     

    Here is a sample video to use as a template

     

     

     

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    Dialing for Democracy Recap

    On Flag Day, DA Germany phonebankers, along with volunteers from 11 other countries, came together to participate in Dialing for Democracy, a one-day call-a-thon and fundraiser. Our goal was to reach as many overseas voters as possible to remind them to request their absentee ballots for November, something you can do right now at www.votefromabroad.org. So how did it go?!

    Excellent! Our fantastic phonebankers, who were on the phone from 9am to 9pm, accomplished the following:

    • 8,316 calls were made worldwide
    • 1,171 voters were reached in Germany
    • $18,500 was raised from phonebankers’ generous family and friends who sponsored their calls

    Our top three callers in Germany included Nina T. (319 calls), Renee J. (219 calls), and Bartley G. (213 calls). Here's a picture of two volunteers, Saehee C. (left) and Beverly S. (right), making calls during Dialing for Democracy:

                                                                                         

    We rounded off the event with a live session on Facebook, which can be viewed here: http://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=3620422417974917.

    We were excited that this event struck the perfect combination of activism and fundraising needed for an election year like 2020! To all of our callers and donors, we say THANK YOU! Your efforts are what will keep us going strong through November!

    If you’d like to learn how to phonebank, please visit this page to sign up for upcoming training sessions: http://www.democratsabroad.org/de_phone_banking_and_vfa_training. If you’d like to make a financial contribution to Dialing for Democracy, you can do so here: http://www.democratsabroad.org/d4d_flagday_callathon_fundraiser.

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, July 05, 2020 at 11:00 AM · 8 rsvps
    Meeting point TBA in Heidelberg, Germany

    Heidelberg Independence Day Picnic Hike

    We will take a leisurely hike on the north side of the Neckar and finish at the garden of one of our members, where we can sit down and eat our BYO picnic. This event is limited to 20 people due to COVID-19, so participation will be based on a first come, first serve basis. Please RSVP here, or contact Nancy Schimkat by email. You will be given more specific details about the meeting/end points and the walk.

    Sunday, July 05, 2020 at 05:00 PM · 8 rsvps
    Zoom in Hamburg, Germany

    Hamburg Chapter Meeting – Online


    Join us on the afternoon of Sunday, July 5 for an online meeting of the Hamburg Chapter. Grab a cup of coffee and a snack while we catch up, talk about the state of US politics, and discuss ideas for how we can make an impact between now and Election Day.
     
    Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.