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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:

Owen Jappen
| Chair, Germany
Hilary Bown
| Vice Chair, Germany
Ronald Schlundt
| Treasurer, Germany
Rebekah Rollo
| Voting Rep & Co-Counselor, Germany
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    URGENT: AZ, FL, GA Voters - Check Your Ballot Status! Here’s How

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    ARIZONA VOTERS ABROAD, CHECK YOUR BALLOT STATUS ASAP at  https://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/AbsenteeBallotSearch.do

    The Senate race is too close to call, with Dem Kyrsten Sinema pulling slightly ahead. We can win this! But we need to make sure your vote is counted.

    ✅Ballot verification includes a signature check. If there is an issue with your signature, your vote might not be counted.

    ☎️If your ballot status does not say “Accepted,” call your local election office immediately. Find them here: https://azsos.gov/…/contact-information-county-election-off…?

    🗣“Hi my name is [NAME] and I’m an overseas voter from [County]. I want to be sure that my ballot will be counted. Do you have everything you need from me? If my signature match has not been confirmed, what can I do?"

    🚨If the election office is unable to verify your ballot or you have other issues, let us know ASAP: https://goo.gl/forms/U7TN4RVMdWuMIxmo1


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    Vote! Time is Running Out - November 2018 Newsletter

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    The 2018 midterms elections are almost here. Thanks for helping make 2018 a successful year. We have added thousands of members this year, made thousands of phone banking calls, and had a whole lot of events and marches this year.

    Thousands of Americans abroad have already requested, received and returned their ballots. If you have already voted? Great! Tell the world by sharing this meme with your friends and family.

    Your ballot will be counted if it arrives in time. Don't miss out! Know your deadlines and exercise your right to vote this year.  Find your state's deadlines here. If your state allows ballots to be returned by email please use this method to get your ballot in on time.

    Some states require that ballots must be returned by regular mail or fax. If you do not have access to a fax machine, you can use the DoD FAX SERVICE to return your ballot quickly. Learn how to use it here.

    If you still need to request a ballot there is still time. Go to https://www.votefromabroad.org/ to request your ballot. It is really important that you vote this year.

    AZ, CA, CT, IL, MI, NV, PA, SC, VA, WA voters: There may be an important issue to note regarding your application deadline or access to your ballot. Find out more here.

    There is still time to return your ballot. According to the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP), 3% of ballots from Uniformed and Overseas Citizens were rejected in 2016. Of this 3%, the primary reason reported for ballot rejection was receipt of the ballot after the statutory election deadline. (Report)

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 05:00 PM · 13 rsvps
    E-Kinos in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Exclusive Preview Screening of "The Hate U Give" by U.S. author Anglie Thomas

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    This is a joint event by Twentieth Century Fox and the U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt. The tickets are free.
     
    Democrats Abroad Black Caucus Germany has reserved 15 tickets so the tickets are first come, first served. For those DA Black Caucus members attending, we will have dinner afterward at a location to be determined.
    THE HATE U GIVE is based on the award-winning novel by U.S. author Angie Thomas. Starr Carter (Amandla Sternberg) constantly switches between two worlds: the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white prep school where she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what‘s right.
    This should be an excellent film. Watch the trailer.
    You must RSVP to see the film tickets are limited. Doors open at 16:30.
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Café Berio in Berlin, Germany

    Berlin: November Political Pub Night - Cafe Berio

    Come join Democrats Abroad Berlin for our monthly political pub night at Cafe Berio on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018.

    It's a great chance to find folks to discuss the recent midterm election results with, to learn about what's planned in the coming weeks with Democrats Abroad and other political organizations in Berlin, or just unload about what's been going on back stateside.

    Cafe Berio is a few minutes walk from U Nollendorferplatz, a stop on the U1, U2, and U3!

    Stop by for the refreshing drinks and tasty snacks, stay for the the good company of fellow Democrats and progressives!

    Bring friends and liberal-leaning folks interested in drinking a beer with Berlin's best political group! We're looking forward to seeing you all.