Germany

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Germany

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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

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Members from around Germany greet President Obama in Cologne.

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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
Shari Temple
| Global IT Team Chair; DA Germany Voting Rep; Global Women's Caucus Steering Team; ERA Project Coordinator
Andrea Schwab
| Secretary, Germany
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  • News

    Democrats Abroad Day! - Saturday, September 7th

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    Happy Democrats Abroad Day!

    Mark your calendars and help us celebrate: The first annual Democrats Abroad Day will take place around the world this Saturday, September 7th!

    Democrats Abroad Day is an annual celebration to show off your Democrats Abroad pride, wherever you are.

    If your local chapter is hosting an event, we hope you’ll join. But to celebrate with as many of you as possible, and to tell the world that we represent the 9 million Americans overseas who are engaged and VOTE, we’re asking you to join our virtual party, too.

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    August 2019 Newsletter - Oodles of August Events

    Thankfully, the heatwave is over. Climate change is real and happening now. We have a short time to act, and we have to make sure that Trump and other Republicans don't get re-elected in 2020.

    Copy_of_Phone_Banking_2019.png   💻🎧😊 Phone banking is vital to turning out the vote. In early August, we have phone banking campaigns for the two Special Federal elections in North Carolina (Election Dates: September 10) and the Louisiana State Primary Election (Election Date: October 12). Then in early September, we will be adding phone banking campaigns for the State General elections in Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia (Election Dates: November 5).  Learning how to phone bank now will make 2020 much more comfortable, and we will need as many people as possible making calls to our members in Germany and around the world to ensure maximum voter turnout. If you would like more information on phone banking and to sign up to help out, click here.
         
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    Join us Saturday, August 17 from 1:30-3:30 pm for our second DA Germany Online "Meet and Greet." We want to make Democrats Abroad more understandable and accessible to all members. Candice Kerestan, DA Germany Chair, and Kenton Barnes, DA Germany Vice-Chair will review our organization's structure and goals, discuss ways to get involved in the 2020 election, and more. Whether you're a long-time member or brand new to DA Germany, we warmly welcome all members to join us for this afternoon event. We hope to answer any questions you may have and have a lively, productive discussion with each other. 

    To actively participate in the event, you will need a computer with an internet connection as well as a working microphone. RSVP today. You will receive the connection information after you RSVP.
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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 01:00 PM · 7 rsvps

    Phone Banking Potluck

    Interested in getting more involved in Democrats Abroad, but haven’t found the opportunity to take action?!

    Please join us for a productive afternoon of phone banking & a potluck. Help fellow democrats abroad using our easy and highly effective get-out-the-vote strategy. 

    We will be making cost-free calls from your own computer with DA’s state-of-the art CallHub system. 

    Our goal?

    To call fellow DA members to remind them to register and/or vote. You can even follow the scripts that are provided! The vast majority of people called are grateful for the reminder!

    Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 01:30 PM · 4 rsvps
    Landgasthaus Zollerstuben in Bermatingen, Germany

    Bodensee Meet and Greet

    We warmly invite you to our Meet and Greet event in Bermatingen on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 from 13:30 – 16:00 at the Landgasthaus Zollerstuben. 

    This event in an opportunity to grab a drink and chat with other American Democrats in the Konstanz/Bodensee area, learn about more ways to get involved as we get closer to 2020, and hear from leaders within Democrats Abroad Germany.

    Bodensee Precinct Captain, Marisa Schlenker; Stuttgart Chapter Chair, Kelsey McLendon; and Chair of Democrats Abroad Germany, Candice Kerestan, will be in attendance to provide information about our organization and answer any questions.

    Questions and comments about the event also can be sent to marisaeschlenker@gmail.com.

    Looking forward to meeting you all then!

    Marisa, Kelsey, and Candice
    DA Germany-Stuttgart

    Directions:

    The venue is a 25-minute drive via K7724 and a 27-minute train ride via Regional Bahn from Friedrichshafen.

    From Konstanz, the venue is a 50-minute drive via K7749 and a 90-minute train ride via Regional Bahn.

    From Ravensburg, it's about 30 minutes driving via B33 and 50 minutes via the Regional Bahn.