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Oct 17th Chapter Meeting and Upcoming Events

We are leaving the summer behind us, but we are greeting the fall with many activities that will enable you to be involved with Democrats Abroad, discuss issues with your fellow Americans, and learn how you can be an agent for change.

Afternoon Phone Banking Party: Saturday, October 12th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Have fun calling other DA members to get out the vote, or just come to see what it’s all about. Help flip seats in important elections in Kentucky, Virginia, New Jersey, Mississippi and Louisiana.  If you don’t know how to phone bank, you can register online and get training from Democrats Abroad here. Then join fellow phone bankers and make your first phone banking calls. Enjoy yummy snacks and cool drinks, too. RSVP to kateannsawyerdemsabroad@gmail.com (subject line: Phone Banking).

 

Frankfurt Chapter Meeting: Thursday, October 17th at 7:00pm

The Frankfurt Chapter Discusses Voter Suppression. Join Derek Bembry, Head of the Germany Black Caucus and member of the Frankfurt Chapter, for an important talk about voter suppression and what you can do to stop it.

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Other things to talk about: impeachment, the latest debate, and ideas for events. You make the difference, and all ideas are welcome.

Meeting Location:
SPD Haus (Unterberzirk Frankfurt)
Fischerfeldstraße 7-11
60311 Frankfurt am Main

Meet us at 5:30pm for dinner before the meeting and/or drinks after the meeting.  Getting there at 6:00pm still gives you time to order a delicious meal before heading to the SPD Haus.

Dinner Location:
Moloko
Kurt-Schumacher-Strasse 1
60311 Frankfurt

Corner of Schöne Aussicht and Alte Brücke (5-minute walk to SPD Haus)

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Eat, Drink & Be Scary: Friday, October 25th starting at 7:30pm: Join Democrats Abroad Germany for Halloween Costume Party and 2020 Fundraiser hosted by Wiesbaden-Mainz Chapter. Conveniently located near public transportation and inexpensive car-parking. For all the fun details, click here.

Exclusive Museum Tour in English: POSTED! Reflections of Native North America Weltkulturen Museum: Wednesday, November 6th at 6:30pm, sharp!

 

 

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Dr. Markus Lindner, curator of the exhibition PLAKATIERT!, will guide us in the life of the indigenous peoples as shown in posters and artifacts. The tour is one hour, after which we will have a light meal at a nearby restaurant.

If any of you have Native American heritage, it would be a pleasure if you shared your impressions and experiences with us.

This event is a Frankfurt Chapter fundraiser (15€) so non-American guests should be paid for by the American member, per DA rules. Please RSVP here, as places are limited. Weltkulturen Museum Labor, Schaumainkai 37, Frankfurt.


Sept 12th Chapter Meeting, Guest Speaker: Germany Chapter Chair, Candace Kerestan

 

We are delighted to announce that DA Germany’s Chair, Candice Kerestan, will be our guest speaker. Candice will share her knowledge and experience working with DA Germany, and answer any questions that you may have about the important work being done by Democrats Abroad in Germany and globally.

 

 

Meeting Info:

Date:  September 12, 2019
Time: 7pm
Location: SPD Haus (Unterberzirk Frankfurt)
Fischerfeldstraße 7-11
60311 Frankfurt am Main

Chapter members are welcome to join us at 5:30pm for dinner before the meeting and/or drinks after the meeting. 

Dinner Location:

Moloko
Kurt-Schumacher-Strasse 1
60311 Frankfurt
Corner of Schöne Aussicht and Alte Brücke (5-minute walk to SPD Haus)

 Frankfurt Chapter Members:  Now is the time to get involved!  Volunteers wanted.   

 The Frankfurt Chapter is looking for engaged people for a variety of open roles.  We welcome your expertise, passion and energy, and we have the following roles available (and more):

  • Vice-Chair:According to DA rules, since the Frankfurt Chapter chair is female, the Vice Chair must be male. He is part of the decision-making team, stand in/with Chair for meetings and events.
  • Get Out The Vote (GOTV):Phone banking, Study Abroad, outreach to non-members.
  • Events Coordinator:To help plan get-togethers and other fun stuff.
  • Global Primary Manager Frankfurt for Super Tuesday 2020: This is a very important role, and you will receive special training and support.

 DA-specific training and support is there for you to help you make a difference. Contact Barb Chap directly if you are interested in being a large or small part of the Frankfurt organizational team: frankfurt@democratsabroad.de

Save the Date:  Joint Cocktail Party- Wiesbaden/Mainz and Frankfurt Chapters

 Please join us on September 20thas the Wiesbaden/Mainz Chapter hosts a joint cocktail party welcoming the Frankfurt Chapter. This will be a great opportunity to meet new people, see old friends, and discuss the upcoming elections.

 Details about the event will be announced shortly.  We hope that you can join us!

Afternoon Phonebanking Party: Saturday September 28th

 Have fun calling other DA members to encourage them to vote and help flip seats in important special elections in Louisiana and North Carolina.  If you don’t know how to phone bank, you can register and get training from Democrats Abroad here. Then join experienced phonebankers and make your first phonebanking calls. Enjoy yummy snacks and cool drinks, too. RSVP to kateannsawyer@gmail.com(subject line: Dems Abroad).

We hope to see you at the Chapter meeting on September 12thand/or at one of our upcoming events. 

 


Our New Chapter Chair

We are pleased to announce that the Frankfurt Chapter has a new Chair, Barb Chap, a Frankfurt resident and long-time chapter member.

MESSAGE FROM THE NEW CHAPTER CHAIR:

I am happy to greet you as the Chair of the Frankfurt Chapter and look forward to meeting you all personally.

One of the strengths of our Chapter – indeed the Democratic Party – is that we come from different backgrounds, experiences, and different perspectives, so we have lots of different ideas to share. One thing that we have in common is our desire to Get Out The Vote among Americans living outside the US, especially, Democrats.

  • Sustaining the Frankfurt Chapter is very much a “WE” undertaking.
  • We are all volunteers. Every contribution in time and effort counts – small or large.

Now is the time to help the Chapter grow, thrive and focus its attention on defeating Trump, swinging the Senate, and keeping our majority in the House in 2020. Join us for phone banking, meeting other expats and friends, and participating in DAG Frankfurt activities.

If you would like to be active, please, contact me directly at frankfurt@democratsabroad.de.

We can do this together!

 

CHAPTER ORGANIZATIONAL TEAM:

We are pleased to announce that Kate Sawyer will take on the role of Membership Coordinator/ Ambassador for the Frankfurt Chapter, and Stacey Kruckel will take on the role of Secretary/ Communications Coordinator. They are building teams, so you can join in.

The positions of Vice Chair (male) and GOTV Team Co-Coordinator are still open.

Want to get involved? 

 Please reach out to Barb at frankfurt@democratsabroad.de if you are interested in being part of the organizational team.

 

NEXT FRANKFURT CHAPTER MEETING:  SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

For our September meeting, we will welcome DA Germany Chair, Candice Kerestan from Munich, to give us an overview of the amazing work of Democrats Abroad and the important part DA Germany plays.

Chapter members are welcome to join us at 5:30 for dinner before the meeting and/or drinks after the meeting.

  • When: Tentatively, September 12 at 7pm. Firm details at the beginning of September.
  • Where: Locations to be announced.

 

UPCOMING DA GERMANY EVENTS:

Democrats Abroad Oktoberfest Extravaganza, October 6, 2019: DA Germany is hosting its annual Oktoberfest event in Munich. DA Germany has been hosting this event for 11 years, and DA members from around the world attend. This is a great chance to attend Oktoberfest, meet DA members from around the world, drink beer and have fun.

Tickets are $85 and include 2 liters of beer (or other beverage), 1/2 roasted chicken, and a 10-euro coupon for other food purchases. Non-alcoholic beverages and vegetarian options are available.

Get your tickets today because supplies are limited.

DETAILS:

October 06, 2019 at 11am - 2:30pm

Schottenhamel Tent
Theresienwiese Bavariaring
Munich, BY 80336
Germany
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EUROPE REGIONAL MEETING IN ATHENS, OCTOBER 11 THROUGH OCTOBER 13:

Our Europe regional meeting will bring together leaders, volunteers, and special guests to prepare for 2020 with workshops, training sessions, and social gatherings. The meeting in Athens will be a great opportunity to learn how you can be part of DA's global presidential primary, GOTV efforts, and much more. The team in Greece is also eager to show off the best of Athens and the whole beautiful country.

If you register for the main meeting now, you'll receive details about the gala dinner and additional events when they become available.

 

See you in September, and we hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer!


DA Frankfurt Chapter is one the move! Join Us!

Spring is now in bloom in Frankfurt, and the DA Frankfurt Chapter is on the move, with a series of interesting events and volunteer activities planned for the coming months. Now is the time to get involved, join us for phone banking, meet other expats and friends, and participate in DA Frankfurt activities, including a Memorial Day visit to the American Cemetery in Luxembourg, and debate watch parties in June.

REMINDER: The next DAG Frankfurt meeting will take place on Thursday, June 13th at 7pm.    The location will be announced shortly.


Upcoming DA Frankfurt Events

Memorial Day Event, May 25th: DA Frankfurt is invited to join friends from the DA Wiesbaden/Mainz Chapter and DA Luxembourg Chapter on a trip to the American Cemetery in Luxembourg to attend their annual Memorial Day ceremony on Saturday, May 25th at 2:00 pm. If you're interested in attending, please contact Evie Walls from the Wiesbaden/Mainz chapter at eviewalls@yahoo.com. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Debate Watch Parties, June 27th and 28th: The 2019 Democratic Party debates begin next month, and with over 20 candidates in the race for President, the Democratic President debates are must-see viewing. The DA Frankfurt and Wiesbaden chapters plan to host debate watch parties in Frankfurt on June 27th and 28th, and all our invited to attend to learn more about the platforms and positions of each candidates, meet members from the Wiesbaden/Mainz chapter, connect with friends from the Frankfurt chapter, and eat and drink. Maddy agreed to help organize the events, and is looking for volunteers to help out. Please email Maddy at d.r.a.maddy@gmail.com if you want to help organize the events.

July 4th Social Event: July 4th means—BBQ, potato salad, and beer. DA Frankfurt is interested in hosting a social BBQ or picnic to celebrate July 4th. Since July 4th falls on a Thursday this year, the proposal is to host the event on Saturday, July 6th. Interested in helping to organize or host the event? Please email Maddy at d.r.a.maddy@gmail.com to let him know.

The Christopher Street Gay Pride, July 20th: The Christopher Street Gay Pride event is an annual tradition for the Frankfurt Chapter, as the event provides an opportunity for LGBT people and their friends/allies to have fun and celebrate Pride Month, and also to meet other Americans, register voters, and talk about the issues. This year’s event will take place on July 20th, and our friends from the DA Wiesbaden/Mainz chapter will join us. We are looking for volunteers to organize and attend the event. Please reach out to Diandra from the Wiesbaden chapter at wiesbaden-mainz@democratsabroad.de if you are interested.


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DA Frankfurt Intro

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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Frankfurt!

DA Frankfurt is a chapter of DA Germany, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Germany. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Frankfurt, please contact us.

Democrats Abroad Germany - Frankfurt Chapter
frankfurt@democratsabroad.de