Events

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    The Evil Burrito Dresden in Dresden-Neustadt, Germany

    Taco Tuesday - Democrats Abroad Dresden

    Come for a discussion about the ever-increasing pool of 2020 Democratic candidates. Stay for the Tex-Mex and some chat with fellow expats! We look forward to seeing new faces and hearing your thoughts!

    It's not required, but RSVP here so we have a rough idea of how many people to expect. You can help spread the word by sharing and clicking "going" on our Facebook event.

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2019 at 07:30 PM · 1 rsvp

    Organized Labor's Role in the U.S. Elections

    Labor groups have historically played an important role in Democratic and progressive politics. With attacks on unions and workers' rights over the years, the role of unions in electoral politics has had to change as well.

    Join Democrats Abroad Berlin for our May meeting as we discuss the influence of labor unions in presidential elections, and in the primary process in particular.

    We're excited to welcome special guest Thomas J. Adams who will offer his take on the modern state of labor organizing in the United States in the context of the 2020 election.

    Thomas J. Adams is Senior Lecturer in History and American Studies at the University of Sydney and Academic Director of Sydney's United States Studies Centre as well as a Fellow at re:work, the International Research Center for Work and Lifecyle in Global History at Humboldt University, Berlin. His research focuses on the history of American labor, political economy, and social movements as well as New Orleans.

    Food & Drinks

    Feel free to bring any kind of snacks, savory or sweet, you would like to share. We will provide drinks for a small donation. Please share 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.

    RSVP

    It's not required, but RSVP here so we have a rough idea of how many people to expect, and yYou can help us out by sharing this event on Facebook.

  • Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 07:30 PM · €5.00 EUR · 21 rsvps
    Cookies and Cream - Berlin in Berlin, Germany

    Info Session: US Taxes While Living Abroad

    Worried or confused about what you need to do about your U.S. taxes? (You must RSVP here to attend, see details below)

    All U.S. citizens and permanent residents are subject to US taxes for their worldwide income, even if they never lived in the USA and even if they hold dual citizenship. Come to an evening tax information session on May 8, 2019, to learn more about what you need to do as an American citizen or permanent resident living abroad.

    Donald Black (an American lawyer) and Monique Luegger (from Americans’ Income Tax Service) will be presenting and fielding your questions.

    Topics will include

     - legal requirements
     - German-American tax treaties (income, saving, gift & estate, totalization, Social Security)
     - Foreign Earned Income Exclusion / Foreign Tax Credit
     - 1040 & 2555 Forms
     - Overseas self-employment and US Social Security Tax
     - FATCA & FBAR
     - and much much more (bring your questions)

    June 15th, 2019 is the deadline for filers living abroad for the tax year 2018, and everyone must file!

    RSVP

    You must register on this page to attend Democrats Abroad’s U.S. Tax Info Session. If you can't attend after all, please cancel your RSVP and free up a spot for someone else.

    Suggested donation

    If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, we would appreciate your support for this and future events by making a small donation of 5 or 10 Euro.

    Please note, as an official part of the Democratic party, the U.S. Federal Election Commission prohibits us from accepting any funds from foreign nationals.

    Acct Name: Democrats Abroad Germany
    IBAN: DE04 5405 0220 0140 2702 99
    SWIFT-BIC: MALADE51KLK
    Note (Verwendungszweck): Berlin Tax Event

    Become a sustaining donor!

    Pledge 5 Euro per month or more towards for a year to become a sustaining donor. That's just 60 Euros over the course of the year. This donation will help us…

    - Rent a room for our monthly meetings
    - Print flyers and materials
    - Fund postcard writing campaigns to the United States
    - Rent sound equipment for the 2019 Women's March
    - Save money for larger 2020 election expenses, such as renting a space to create a phonebanking center to reach all of our members in Berlin
    - Provide travel funds for students and low-income members to attend Democrats Abroad Germany annual meetings and retreats
    - Grow our new precincts in Dresden and Leipzig

  • Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    The Evil Burrito Dresden in Dresden-Neustadt, Germany

    Taco Tuesday - Democrats Abroad Dresden

    Come for a discussion about the ever-increasing pool of 2020 Democratic candidates. Stay for the Tex-Mex and some chat with fellow expats! We look forward to seeing new faces and hearing your thoughts!

    It's not required, but RSVP here so we have a rough idea of how many people to expect. You can help spread the word by sharing and clicking "going" on our Facebook event.