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, 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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 Our Women's Caucus weekend workshop in Berlin

               Members from around Germany greet President Obama in Cologne.

Runners raising awareness about voting from abroad at the Cologne Marathon

                 

Our Black Caucus Juneteenth Celebration in Frankfurt

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact us.  

We look forward to meeting you!

DA Germany Leadership:

Candice Kerestan
| Chair, Germany
Kenton Barnes
| Vice Chair, Germany
Ronald Schlundt
| Treasurer, Germany
Nancy Schimkat
| Heidelberg Chapter Chair; DPCA Representative, Germany
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  • News

    Help Get Out the Vote in 2020

    There are many things you can do to help get out the word and help other Americans vote. Below is a short list of things you can do to help. If you have any ideas, please send your ideas to communications@democratsabroad.de.

    Overseas Voters: Register to vote or request a ballot if you are already registered.

    Check your voter registration and share the link with your lefty family and friends in the states.

    Share our memes

    Phone banking

    Donate to DA Germany or DA Global

    Volunteer with DA Germany or DA Global

    Join the Social Media Warriors Team

    Hang up VFB Tear-off Sheets and leave our business cards at businesses

    Help Students Abroad Vote

    Personal Postcard Campaign

    Finding US Citizens Living Outside the US

    Ask organizations you belong to put VFA on their website or in their newsletter.

    • Fraternities and sororities
    • Business or professional clubs
    • Social clubs or any large membership group
    • Make your request sound as altruistic and civic-minded as possible.
    • You’ll never know until you ask.

    How to contact your representatives

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    • To let people know you are coming
    • Helps to encourage others to participate
    • It helps create a more successful event

     

     

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    18 Jan 2020: Fourth Annual Global Women’s March

    On 18 January 2020, millions of women and allies around the world will join the fourth annual March of Women’s March Global, a yearly event that brings together all those who are committed to fighting for equality, justice, and women’s human rights worldwide. 2020’s Event, March for Our Human Rights, will focus on bodily autonomy, which is the right to have control over one’s own body without coercion or external pressures. This includes abortion rights, sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR), sexual consent, period equality, family planning, access to healthcare services and information, and more.

     

    Join Democrats Abroad Germany at the fourth annual Global Women's March on Saturday, 18 January 2020. RSVP today!

     

    Location Time
    Munich Chapter, Geschwister Scholl Platz January 18, 2020, from 12 pm - 3 pm
    Wiesbaden-Mainz Chapter January 18, 2020, from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Cologne-Bonn January 18, 2020, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Heidelberg Chapter January 18, 2020, from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

     

     

    Register to Vote and Request your ballot for the 2020 elections

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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, April 09, 2020 at 04:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Online Meeting via WebEx! in Heidelberg, Germany

    Heidelberg Chapter April Meeting Online

    While you are homebound, bring a cup of coffee to your computer and join us to discuss the Democrats Abroad Global Primary results as well as the Democratic Primary in general. Depending on time and interest, we can discuss some other topics of interest.

    When you RSVP, you will be sent the link to log onto the meeting, and general information about how this online meeting will be conducted.

    Thursday, April 09, 2020 at 06:15 PM · 6 rsvps

    Office Hours with Democrats Abroad Berlin Chair Diego Rivas

    Socially distancing – but politically active! To continue our mission of helping Americans abroad to vote, we are launching virtual office hours with the Berlin chapter's chair, Diego Rivas.

    The first office hours will be Thursday, April 9, 2020, 6:15-7pm. Join in for a short video conference every two weeks, so you can keep up-to-date with all the Democrats Abroad Berlin events and other news. It's an opportunity to get informed, connect the Democrats Abroad Berlin community online, learn how to get more involved, and ask questions.

    If you have questions about registering to vote or requesting your absentee ballot, you can also get help by joining the office hours online!

    RSVP

    Please RSVP in advance so we can send you the link to join the online video call (WebEx). Democrats Abroad has put together a simple guide to using WebEx on your computer.

    If, after reviewing the guide, you have questions about how to log on, please get in touch in advance by email (berlin@democratsabroad.de). WebEx works with most common desktop web browsers, and is also available as a smartphone app.

    You can help out by sharing this event with your American friends and acquaintances in Berlin! As always, we welcome new faces, even if you've never attended a meeting or an event before.

    Tentative Agenda

    • Update on Democrats Abroad Berlin events, actions, and opportunities to get involved
    • Brief update on Democrats Abroad Germany & International
    • Voter registration and ballot request tips
    • Q&A (max 5 questions)
    • votefromabroad.org support