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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
Beverly Seebach
| GOTV Coordinator, Germany
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  • News

    DA Germany Celebrates Pride/CSD

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    Democrats Abroad Germany will have stands and march in many pride events across Germany this year. If you are interested in marching with us in the parades or working at one of the stands contact: dag-lgbt@democratsabroad.org Come join us or just stop by and say hello. We need to stand together now more than ever.

    Date and Location

    08 July, Cologne (March and Stand)
    14 July, Munich (March and Stand)
    21 July, Leipzig (Stand)
    28 July, Berlin (Stand)
    28 July, Braunschweig (Stand)

    28 July, Stuttgart (March)
    04 August, Hamburg (Stand)
    11 August, Mannheim (March and Stand)
    25 August, Bremen (Stand)

     

     

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    14 Books You'll Want To Read at the Beach This Summer

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    Looking for great books to read this summer? Feed your brain while you catch some rays this summer with this assortment of great books that will be as provocative as they are entertaining.

    1. The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America by Timothy Snyder

    Hardcover: 368 pages
    Publisher: Tim Duggan Books (April 3, 2018)
    ISBN-10: 0525574468
    ISBN-13: 978-0525574460

    With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy seemed final. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. This faith was misplaced. Authoritarianism returned to Russia, as Putin found fascist ideas that could be used to justify rule by the wealthy. In the 2010s, it has spread from east to west, aided by Russian warfare in Ukraine and cyberwar in Europe and the United States.

    Russia found allies among nationalists, oligarchs, and radicals everywhere, and its drive to dissolve Western institutions, states, and values found resonance within the West itself.  The rise of populism, the British vote against the EU, and the election of Donald Trump were all Russian goals, but their achievement reveals the vulnerability of Western societies.

    In this forceful and unsparing work of contemporary history, based on vast research as well as personal reporting, Snyder goes beyond the headlines to expose the true nature of the threat to democracy and law. To understand the challenge is to see, and perhaps renew, the fundamental political virtues offered by tradition and demanded by the future. By revealing the stark choices before us--between equality or oligarchy, individuality or totality, truth and falsehood--Snyder restores our understanding of the basis of our way of life, offering a way forward in a time of terrible uncertainty.

    Available formats: Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle, Audiobook

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 03:00 PM
    Betahaus Cafe in Berlin, Germany

    Kaffee und Kuchen - Request your Absentee Ballot

    Still haven't requested your absentee ballot? Join us anytime between 3 and 6pm at Betahaus Cafe (Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20, 10969 Berlin) and get your questions answered, and request your ballot!

    Already requested your ballot? Come find out how you can get more involved in Democrats Abroad, and enjoy some Kaffee und Kuchen!

    Hope to see you there!

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 06:30 PM · 9 rsvps

    Volunteer Training

    This year, before our big outreach weekend at Motzstrassenfest, we're offering a short, optional volunteer training to help get you ready!

    The volunteer training will take place 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, July 17th at Cosmo Lounge in Berlin Mitte. It will be an chance to meet other volunteers, get an update on what's going on in Berlin and Germany, look over the latest talking points and strategize on getting out the vote ahead of November 6th! 

    Though we'll be focusing on the upcoming LGBT street festival, this will be an opportunity for all those interested in Democrats Abroad volunteering and being engaged politically abroad. Feel free to bring along friends, family or colleagues who may want to volunteer at the upcoming Stadtfest or other Democrats Abroad events in the future, invite them on Facebook!

    Volunteer Training

    Tue. July 17th, 2018, 6:30-7:30pm
    Outside area on the ground floor at Cosmo Lounge
    Ziegelstraße 28, 10117 Berlin 
    (near Oranienburger Straße S-Bahn station)

    Please RSVP here to let us know if you will be able to join us at Tuesday's training.

    We are also still searching for a few additional volunteers to help at our booth during from July 21-22. If you are available to help at Stadtfest on July 21-22 and have not yet had a chance to sign-up, you can view the available slots and sign-up using the following link:

    Stadtfest volunteer sign-up link
    https://www.volunteersignup.org/P873A