Lesbisch-Schwules Stadtfest is back in 2022! On July 16th and 17th, Democrats Abroad Berlin Region will have a table at the LGBTQ Stadtfest. Our aim is to attract new members, remind Americans to register to vote, and inform Americans and others about our mission. We need volunteers to help set up, decorate, staff our booth, clean up, and more. Join us for one of the funnest volunteer opportunities of the year!
It's time for a new beginning: the Berlin chapter elections for 2021-2023 officers will take place this Wednesday, February 17, 2021, starting at 7pm. ►RSVP and scroll down for more details on candidates.
This is the last email newsletter from the Berlin chapter's current leadership team. We're looking forward to electing our successors on Wednesday. Here are a few words of farewell from each of us.
Diego Rivas, Chair
Resilient, opinionated, and progressive, the Berlin Chapter of Democrats Abroad has grown so much these past four years. Not only has our membership doubled, but we have taken important and sustainable steps forward by implementing an elected chapter board and developing our kiez captain network. This was only possible thanks to all of the volunteers and their passion for change. We did our part in getting ‘45’ out of the White House and winning the House and Senate. I will fondly remember the laughs, lessons, discussions (yes, sometimes heated), but most importantly the community spirit of people from all walks of life uniting for a greater cause. It has been a pleasure. I am sincerely looking forward to seeing the chapter continue to grow and to keep in touch with everyone - see you at the next possible pub night.
Emily Lines, Vice Chair
This has been a wild 4 years and I can’t believe that my time as Vice Chair is coming to an end. I enjoyed working with everyone here in Berlin and I am impressed and proud of all the work and time all of our volunteers contributed. I hope that everyone continues to remain engaged and I look forward to continuing to work with the Berlin chapter in the years to come!
Amy Herr, GOTV Coordinator
It has been a wonderful four years volunteering as Events and GOTV Coordinator for our Berlin chapter. I’ve so enjoyed getting to know all of you, maintaining an active network, and helping many of you send in your ballots! I am excited to see what our chapter will do in the coming years, and look forward to the time that we can all meet again.
Theresa Gasinski, Membership & Volunteer Coordinator
I am continually impressed by all of the dedicated and passionate volunteers we have here in Berlin. There is always someone willing to wake up early on a blustery Saturday morning to help set up for our Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, learn the complicated voter registration rules to prepare for the Global Presidential Primary, or open up their home to other Democrats Abroad members for Kiez meetings. I'd like to thank you all for committing your time to help our chapter grow and create a sustainable network of politically-minded Americans doing their part to build an equitable and just future.
Powen Shiah, Communications & Press Officer
When I showed up at my first Democrats Abroad event, I never imagined I would end up volunteering myself for the next several years. It's been my small way of making sure I could look back on these strange and difficult times, knowing that I did my part to keeping a progressive light burning and to stand up for an inclusive and more just vision of the world. I'm looking forward to seeing how our community and movement grow in future. It's been so rewarding to be part of Democrats Abroad Berlin!
Berlin Chapter ElectionsRead more
Our first official chapter meeting of 2021 will take place this Tuesday, February 2, 2021. ►RSVP
- 2019-2021 Report from the Chair
- Review of 2020 accomplishments
- Slideshow: The best chapter photos of 2020
- Run for something! 2021 Democrats Abroad Berlin and Germany Elections
- Ask a question: Membership Q&A
- Open Floor: catch up with other members and chat about Biden's first two weeks in office
Democrats Abroad Berlin is holding elections to fill five chapter leadership positions for two-year terms:
- Communications and Press Officer
- GOTV Coordinator
- Membership and Volunteer Coordinator
The deadline for advance nominations is February 3, 2021 (14 days prior to the election). Nominations may also be made at the election meeting.
The elections for the Berlin chapter will take place on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
For our book club's next meeting, we'll be reading The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency by John Dickerson. Come discuss (and pick future books) on February 25, 2021.Read more
Democrats Abroad Berlin worked hard this past year to mobilize Americans across the German capital to vote in the 2020 Global Presidential Primary as well as the U.S. General Election. We wanted a Democratic House, Senate, and Presidency – and we won all three!
Our goal was to reach the 22,000 U.S. citizens living in Berlin; we knew that every vote would be needed. It was only possible thanks to over 100 local volunteers. A huge shout-out to everyone who made it possible!
On Wednesday January 20, 2021, join us for Post-Inauguration Pub Night to celebrate the incoming Biden-Harris administration. It'll be a low-key event to reconnect with other members online.
Our first official chapter meeting of 2021 will take place on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. ►RSVP & mark your calendars!
It’s also time for elections for the Berlin chapter: on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Democrats Abroad Berlin will hold elections to fill five chapter leadership positions for two-year terms.Read more
Democrats Abroad Berlin worked hard this past year to mobilize Americans across the German capital to vote in the 2020 Global Presidential Primary as well as the U.S. General Election.
We wanted a Democratic House, Senate, and Presidency – and we won all three! Our underlying goal was to reach the 22,000 US citizens living in Berlin – we knew that every vote would be needed. During this pivotal year, we...
- Hosted a Global Presidential Primary voting center
- Built a network of neighborhood-based mobilization
- Turned our precincts in Leipzig-Halle and Dresden into a new chapter: Democrats Abroad Saxony
- Phone and text banked thousands Democrats Abroad members
- Organized virtual book club meetings and pub quizzes
- Put on two fundraisers: a wine-tasting fundraiser and a tax information session
- Provided voter assistance by offering online office hours and answering hundreds of emails
- Called the “Count the Votes! Rally” in front of Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
- Represented our efforts on German and European media
All of this was only possible thanks to our 100+ volunteers. A huge shout out to everyone who made our work possible! Continue reading for more details on the Berlin chapter’s 2020 accomplishments.Read more
We know you're getting a lot of emails right now about the 2020 election. This email focuses on how you can get help and make a difference in Berlin.Read more