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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 & Co-Counselor, Germany
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  • News

    Democrats Abroad Germany Marches for Science

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    Last year worldwide, more than a million people went into the streets on April 22, 2017 to demonstrate that scientific knowledge is a non-negotiable foundation of the discourse of our society. In Germany there were 22 marches with more than 37,000 participants. This was the second-largest number worldwide after the US.

    This year on April 14, 2018, we unite again to hold our elected and appointed officials responsible for enacting equitable evidence-based policies that serve all communities and science for the common good.

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    April 2018 Newsletter

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    A change is on the horizon and so is a new generation of voters. On March 24th, hundreds of thousands of students and concerned citizens came together at one of the 830 March For Our Lives events held worldwide. Take a look at the photos of our solidarity events held by our chapters in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Munich, and Wiesbaden-Mainz. Our marches were featured on the New York Times and the Berlin Youth Caucus Coordinator, Chris Sauca, was profiled by KCRW Berlin about his participation in the march.  

    Thank you to everyone who attended an event or participated in the Democrats Abroad Virtual March. We hope these marches were a wake-up call for our politicians, but as primary season gets under way, it’s important that we make sure all those living abroad know that they can and should vote. We need an assault weapons ban and we need to show our elected officials that we will no longer accept their lack of action by voting in the elections this year and electing those that will make change! Enough is enough!


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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    SPD Eimsbuettel in Hamburg, Germany

    Chapter Meeting

    The President of the United States of America has started his second year in office with further efforts to isolate the country from the rest of the world, and divide its population.  His actions are still largely backed by the Republican-majority Congress.  This November is a real opportunity to shift that balance and achieve a Democratic majority in the Senate, House of Representatives and local legislatures.  From abroad, there is a lot we can do to take part in the effort to Get Out The Vote.  To find out more, join us at this next chapter meeting.  We are also looking for your ideas about how to most effectively get as many citizens abroad taking part in the upcoming elections.

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    TBD in Münster, Germany

    Münster/Osnabrück Dems Abroad Book Club

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    EXACT LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED - RSVP to receive the address

    Democracies die in three stages: the election of an authoritarian leader, the concentration and abuse of governmental power and finally, the complete repression of opposition and citizens. So say Daniel Ziblatt and Steven Levitsky in their relatively new book "How Democracies Die." Join us for a spirited discussion on the book's findings and what they mean for our future.