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The DAG Frankfurt Chapter provides a space for you to get to know your compatriots, to discuss and debate the issues of the day, and to be active in helping elect Democrats to reclaim our country for democracy. – Now meeting in Darmstadt, Gießen, Frankfurt and, for a short time, get-togethers in Eppstein.

GET INVOLVED: Come to a meeting and/or become a volunteer. Short on time? Please think about contributing. DA is run totally on donations and with active members.

Or contact Barb Chap, Chapter Chair, directly if you have an idea, want to learn more about the Frankfurt Chapter, or be part of the organizational team (Press, for example).


In this post you'll find the many chapter activities. Scroll down to learn more.

VOTE FROM ABROAD INFO STAND - Frankfurt February 28

GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

    GPP Planning Meetings:

    - Frankfurt - February 25
    - Darmstadt -  February 28 

    GPP – Vote in Person:

    - Frankfurt - March 3 & March 7
    - Darmstadt - March 7

TAUNUS TALKS in Eppstein - February 25, March 19 and 31 

INVITATION FROM HEINRICH-BÖLL-STIFTUNG HESSEN
Frankfurt - March 6

CHAPTER MEETINGS:

   - Frankfurt - March 12
   - Gießen/Marburg - March 14
   - Darmstadt Area - March 28


WHAT'S NEXT - Bring an American with you… 

Vote From Abroad Info Stand: Saturday, February 28, 1pm to 5pm. Hauptwache, on Ziel between Kaufhof and My Zeil 

With the GPP just a few days away, we want to reach Saturday shoppers. The volunteers at the 15th February stand not only informed a dozen or so Americans, we were able to collect some donations, too. 

Take an hour shift or more by signing up at the doodle poll. Meet lots of nice people and help them request an absentee ballot. T-shirts and hoodie jackets are available for us to raise donations. Or you could bake some Cookies for Cash.


GPP Planning Meetings:

It would be great if you, too, joined the GPP teams and helped members exercise democracy by voting 

- Frankfurt February 25, online at zoom. Contact Barb.

- Darmstadt Area - Saturday, February 29, 1 pm - 3 pm. Contact Brian
  Hotel Restaurant Bockshaut, Kirchstraße 7-9, 64283 Darmstadt 

Global Presidential Primary Voting Centers:

Vote in person for the Democratic candidate of your choice! Then enjoy conversation with like-minded members and snacks.

FRANKFURT

Contact us to join the planning meeting on February 25 and be active part of this important and fun event.

DARMSTADT AREA

Contact Brian to join in the planning on 29 February and the fun of this important event.


Taunus Talks:

Eppstein: Tuesday, February 25; Thursday, March 19; Tuesday, March 31

A few small dinners at a member’s home to discuss democracy and how we can exercise our power as U.S. citizens. Come for an evening of friendly faces, good food and respectful dialogue about things that really matter.  Starting at 6:30. RSVP for any date that works for you and for directions.


INVITATION FROM THE HEINRICH-BÖLL-STIFTUNG

On behalf of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Hessen, I cordially invite the members of Democrats Abroad Germany to a panel discussion (in German) on "Die Demokratische Partei nach dem Super Tuesday - Wer fordert Trump heraus?" at the Haus am Dom in Frankfurt at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 6.
More info

      With thanks and best regards,
      Gerhard Wiesinger, Advisory Board


CHAPTER MEETINGS:

Frankfurt Chapter Meeting: Thursday, March 12, 7 to 9pm

SPD Haus, Fischerfeldstraße 7-11, 60311 Frankfurt

Now that many of the primaries are over, what does the presidential candidate field look like?

No matter, we know what our job is: Let’s find as many Americans as we can and sign them up to get their absentee ballots. How are we going to do that? What events shall we plan? How about a few parties? Let’s hear what you have to say.

TIME FOR A CHANGE: Get social with us at Metropol at 5:30 before the meeting. Getting there at 6:00 still gives you time to order a delicious meal before heading to the SPD Haus, just a 7-minute walk away.

Metropol Café am Dom, Weckmarkt 13 – 15, 60311 Frankfurt




Gießen/Marburg Meet & Plan: Saturday, March 14, 1 pm - 3 pm

Justus im Hessischen Hof, Frankfurterstraße 7, 35390 Gießen

For our first meeting in the Gießen/Marburg area, 23 members enjoyed lunch and political conversation. How can you be active to restore the White House and Congress to the Democrats? We’ll talk about the ways and plan activities for the coming months. 


Darmstadt Area Meeting: Saturday, March 28, 1 pm - 3 pm

Hotel Restaurant Bockshaut, Kirchstraße 7-9, 64283 Darmstadt

The Darmstadt Area had a Global Presidential Primary Voting Center on March 7. We’ll get a report. And then we can map out the next months’ activities to help Americans register and request their absentee ballots. How can you be active? Join this dedicated group to find out.


OTHER UP-COMING ACTIVITIES: 

Chapter Potluck - End of March TBA

Fun for the whole family. Liza and Carl are looking for a suitable venue for families, a kitchen, easy to get to with public transport, and parking. Know a good place? Contact us.

Planned Meet and Greet Events in other Chapter cities:

If you live outside of Frankfurt proper and would like an event near you, you can help us to find the right location, and we can plan the meeting and contact the people around you. We need everyone’s vote in 2020 to put Democrats in office! Contact Barb, Chapter Chair. frankfurt@democratsabroad.de


Thank you for reading, and VOTE in the Global Presidential Primary – online or in person.

We're looking forward to meeting you all. Please join us.

Frankfurt Chapter Team


February News and Upcoming Events

 

The DAG Frankfurt Chapter now has meetings in three locations (info is below). Primary season starts soon with the Iowa Caucuses, so now is the time to make your voice heard, to vote and help get out the vote, and to do whatever we can to bring about a blue wave in November.

Please read our newsletter and get active. Your support, energy and activism this year are vital. 

Announcements from the Chair

  1. With nearly 1,000 members among over 15,000 Americans, the Frankfurt Chapter goes from Marburg to Bensheim, from the Rhine to Würzburg. If you missed the Frankfurt Chapter AGM on January 19th, you can read an overview of the Chapter’s 2019 activities and 2020 goals here.
  2. Please welcome Dhaval Kapadia as our new Vice Chair and Phone Banking Coordinator. Dhaval, new to us from the Singapore Chapter, is outgoing and friendly, and has with extensive experience in Getting Out The Vote.
     
  3. Help promote democracy. You, too, can find Americans who don’t know they can vote. A simple way is to carry Vote From Abroad cards with you. Need some? Let us know.

Thanks for being active,

Barb

 

What’s Next? Bring an American with you…

Darmstadt Area Meet & Plan: Saturday, February 8th, 1 pm - 3 pm

Hotel Restaurant Bockshaut, Kirchstraße 7-9, 64283 Darmstadt

The Darmstadt Area has a Global Presidential Primary Voting Center on March 7th. What is it? How can you vote locally in the presidential primary? How can you help get Americans to vote? Join this dedicated group to find out. More info

 

Frankfurt Chapter Meeting: Thursday, February 13th, 7 to 9pm

SPD Haus, Fischerfeldstraße 7-11, 60311 Frankfurt

With the Global Presidential Primary just ahead of us, please join us to learn more about local voting in the Democratic presidential primary, and how you can help support the two local Voting Centers that we plan to have in Frankfurt on March 3rd and 7th.

Then let’s discuss: Do you vote for your favorite candidate or the one that can best defeat Trump? It’s a difficult decision, so come and share your thoughts.

Don’t forget to get social! Meet us at 5:30pm for dinner before the meeting and/or for drinks after the meeting. Getting there at 6:00pm still gives you time to order a delicious meal before heading to the SPD Haus, just a 5-minute walk away.

Moloko. Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 1, 60311 Frankfurt

Corner of Schöne Aussicht and Alte Brücke

 

Vote From Abroad Info Stand, Saturday, February 15th (set up at 12) 1pm to 5pm.

Hauptwache, on Ziel between Kaufhof and My Zeil

We had a lot of fun at the January stand. Sign up using this doodle poll to take an hour long (or more) shift. Meet lots of nice people, provide information, and help them request an absentee ballot. Would you prefer to be in the background? You can still join in. T-shirts and hoodie jackets are available for us to raise donations. Or you could bake some Cookies for Cash.

 

Global Presidential Primary Voting Centers:

Frankfurt - March 3rd and 7th
Linguarama Spracheninstitut GmbH,
Große Eschenheimer Straße 39, 60313 Frankfurt
Tuesday
, March 3, 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 7, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Vote in person during the Democratic Presidential Primary!

We need your help! Be a greeter, check folks in, count ballots, etc. We have lots to do, and your help is needed. Work with us for a few hours or be part of the team all day. We aim to sign up a lot of new voters – for Super Tuesday (Stacey, Manager) or Saturday (Carl, Manager). Contact us to join in the fun be an active part of this event. 

Darmstadt – March 7th
Hotel Restaurant Bockshaut, Kirchstraße 7-9, 64283 Darmstadt
Saturday, March 7, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Vote in person in Darmstadt during the Democratic Presidential Primary!

We need your help! Be a greeter, check folks in, count ballots, etc. We have lots to do, and your help is needed. Work with us for a few hours or be part of the team all day. We aim to sign up a lot of new voters –Saturday (Brian, Manager). Contact us to join in the fun be an active part of this event.

 

Planned Meet and Greet Events in other Chapter cities:

If you live outside of Frankfurt proper and would like an event near you, you can help us to find the right location, and we can plan the meeting and contact the people around you. We need everyone’s vote in 2020 to put Democrats in office! Contact Barb, Chapter Chair. frankfurt@democratsabroad.de

 

Other News:

DA Germany Annual Meeting: January 24-26th 

DA Germany recently held its Annual General Meeting in Munich. Over 180 Americans from across Germany attended the event, where we planned activities for 2020, and where we heard inspirational and informative presentations on issues ranging from immigration reform to feminism in the age of Trump. David Schor, a renowned data scientist who was the the guest speaker at the event, gave us statistics and ideas on how to get our 2020 message right: Focus on issues, particularly health care. Don’t bash Trump, the Republicans or that supporters -- that backfires.

After the amazing AGM, DA Germany members are more determined than ever to give the extra effort to get Americans to vote.

 

Celebrating Black History Month

The Frankfurt chapter is proud to join with other Americans in celebrating Black History Month. Below are links to lists of books, music and more that to educate, inform, and inspire you for Black History Month:

25 Amazing Books by African-American Writers You Need to Read

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/532058/books-by-african-american-writers-you-need-to-read

 

The New York Times: 1619 Project

A series of podcasts and a special issue of the NY Times magazine devoted to African-American history and life, published to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the landing of the first slaves in the US.

Read the magazine here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html?searchResultPosition=4

Listed to the podcasts here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/podcasts/1619-trailer.html?searchResultPosition=3

 

National Museum of African-American History and Culture

Digitally explore the collection at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture: https://nmaahc.si.edu/

 

Code Switch: Race and Identity Remixed

is a great podcast on race produced by National Public Radio (NPR). They have assembled some of their most fascinating podcasts into a playlist for Black History Month

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2020/02/01/401948607/a-code-switch-playlist-for-black-history-month?t=1580579823243

 

Get Involved with DAG Frankfurt!

Come to a meeting and/or become a volunteer. Short on time? Please think about contributing. DA is run totally on donations and with active members.

Or contact Barb Chap, Chapter Chair, directly if you have an idea, want to learn more about the Frankfurt Chapter, or be part of the organizational team (Press, for example).

Thank you for reading, and we hope to see you soon.

DA Germany-Frankfurt Chapter


January News and Upcoming Events

The new year is upon us, and since this is an important election year, now is the time to meet up, mobilize, and work with other Americans to help attain a blue wave during this year’s elections.

The DAG Frankfurt Chapter provides a space for you to meet to all of this, and more!  You can meet your compatriots, discuss and debate the issues of the day, and to volunteer to help elect Democrats to change our country for the better.

Join us!

Upcoming Events:

Frankfurt Chapter Meetings:

  - Vote from Abroad Info Stand, January 18th

  - Gießen - Meet and Greet, beginning February, Date TBA

  - DA Germany Annual General Meeting, January 24-26th in Munich

A Message from the Frankfurt Chapter Chair

2020 is the year of “The Power of One Vote.” (Thank you, Derek Bembry for our motto.)

If each of us helped another American to vote, and each of them encouraged another American to apply for their absentee ballot (and so on), you can imagine the impact. So, keep those Vote from Abroad cards handy, take a shift at a Vote from Abroad stand, phone our members to remind them to vote--  the list of how you can make an impact goes on.

The Frankfurt Chapter team wishes you all a happy New Year. It will be even happier when we restore the White House and Congress to a more workable democracy.

Thanks for being part of the Power,
Barb Chap

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Upcoming Events: Bring an American With You…

Vote From Abroad Info Stand, Saturday, January 18th 12pm to 4pm
Hauptwache, Zeil corner of Liebfrauenstraße

Take an hour shift, meet lots of nice people, provide information and help them request an absentee ballot.

Would you prefer to be in the background? You can still join in the fun. T-shirts and hoodie jackets are available for us to raise donations. And you could bake some Cookies for Cash.

An info stand a month? Certainly, at bigger events. At the markets? In other cities? It’s just a matter of how many active members can initiate and participate.

Gießen Meet and Greet: Saturday, February 1st or 8th TBA

700+ Americans live in the Gießen/Marburg area, and the enthusiastic members there are forming a group to get to know one another and to take an active part in encouraging Americans to vote. Exact details will come soon. Thanks for your patience.

Planned Meet and Greet Events in other Chapter cities:

We want our DAG Frankfurt members – no matter where they live - to have the opportunity to meet one another, discuss, and make a difference in 2020. Plans are also underway for get-togethers around Epstein, Bad Homburg and Aschaffenburg.

If you live outside of Frankfurt proper, you can help us to find the right location, and we will contact the people around you. We need everyone’s vote in 2020 to put Democrats in office! Email: frankfurt@democratsabroad.de

Future Frankfurt Activities and Meetings:

  • February 13th - Chapter Meeting
  • March 3rd and 7th - Global President Primary polling. Please, consider being part of the teams led by Stacey and Carl.
  • March 12th - Chapter meeting. How does the candidate field look now?
  • March, date TBA: Potluck, fun social with serious discussion. 

Other Democrats Abroad Events:

DA Germany Annual Meeting: January 24-26th 

In Munich. This will be a critical time for our Get out the Vote effort, and we need all hands on deck!  More information and registration here.

 Get Involved with DAG Frankfurt!

Our Vote from Abroad public activities are limited only by the number of volunteers we have. You can make a difference in many ways – large or small – to help Democrats win the Presidential, Congressional, and state elections in 2020. Come to a meeting and/or become a volunteer. Short on time? Please think about contributing. DA runs totally on donations.

Or contact Barb Chap, Chapter Chair, directly if you have an idea, want to learn more about the Frankfurt Chapter, or be part of the Frankfurt organizational team: frankfurt@democratsabroad.de

Thank you for reading, and we hope to see you soon.

 

 


November News and Winter Events

The DA Frankfurt Chapter provides a space for you to meet with your compatriots to discuss and debate the issues of the day, and to volunteer to help elect Democrats to change our country for the better. 

Join us! 

Upcoming Events:  

17th November: Black Caucus Brunch
21st November: Chapter Meeting – Impeachment Debate
12th December: Holiday Celebration
16th January 2020: Chapter Meeting – 2020 Strategy
24th-26th January 2020: DA Germany Annual General Meeting (AGM) 

Show Your Colors:  Get your Democrats Abroad T-Shirt, Hoodie or Jacket

Democrats Abroad and Vote from Abroad t-shirts, hoodies, and hoodie jackets are now available. Your order will raise much needed funds to help us get out the vote.  Place your order here:

What’s Coming Up? Interesting events-- bring another American with you!

Black Caucus Brunch Sunday November 17th

10-14:00, Depot 1899, Textorstrasse 33, 60594 Frankfurt

Join Germany's Black Caucus for its inaugural Sunday brunch. This event is open to everyone. We’ll eat, drink, discuss and plan for the 2020 elections. Brunch will be a breakfast buffet and will cost 16.90€ per person. Children aged 5 and under eat for free, and children 6-11 years old are half price.

An RSVP would be appreciated. Next Brunch: December 15th

Frankfurt Chapter Meeting: Thursday, November 21st 

 Impeachment: Pro and Con, a Membership Discussion: Impeachment proceedings are heating up! Join us at our next chapter meeting, where we’ll start with a quick update of what’s happening.

Share your thoughts in a lively and cordial debate about why impeachment is a good or bad idea. And also catch up on Frankfurt Chapter news and business. Whatever happens in the next several days, we’ll have a lot to talk about. Come with your opinion.

Time: 7pm - 9pm
Location: SPD Haus 
Fischerfeldstraße 7-11
60311 Frankfurt

Get social!   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.

Time: 5:30pm
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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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
Google map and directions

 

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

Photo Source: Wikicommons

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