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Ramstein Air Base Voting Emphasis Week June 30-July 2, 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm

VOTING EMPHASIS  WEEK AT RAMSTEIN AIRBASE   
Members of the Kaiserslautern Chapter have volunteered to help the Voter Assistance Officer at Ramstein AB June 30-July 2 from 10:00am to 1:00 pm to register American voters so they can request their absentee ballots. 
 

WEBINAR: TEACHING THE U.S. ELECTIONS 2020 ORGANIZED BY THE ATLANTIC ACADEMY KAISERSLAUTERN  

WEBINAR: TEACHING THE U.S. ELECTIONS 2020 ORGANIZED BY THE ATLANTIC ACADEMY KAISERSLAUTERN  

in collaboration with Pädagogische Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz (PL), US Embassy Berlin

Registration: Click here/ http://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1754786879415290383

Please register to join the conversation and take part in the Q&A with the faculty. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.

Wednesday, May 27, 16:00-17:30 Online platform provided by the  US Embassy Berlin

Description:

The U.S. Embassy Berlin and the U.S. Consulates General in Germany, our principal project partners Leuphana University Lüneburg and LIFE e.V., together with a number of local and state partners will conduct the U.S. Embassy School Election Project 2020 in the fall. This seminar will introduce potential participants and future teachers to the format, cutting-edge pedagogical approaches and educational technologies and include input from an American expert on the U.S. elections.

Due to concerns about the coronavirus and in order to enable a wider audience to participate in this discussion, we invite you to join us via webinar.

The U.S. Embassy School Election Project is an intercultural blended-learning program promoting democratic engagement and civil discourse in the context of the U.S. presidential campaign. Our goal is to provide participants with evidence-based information and analytical tools to predict and evaluate the election outcome of an adopted state. Teachers and students research and understand competing viewpoints and political arguments. This project promotes respect, civility and open-mindedness as the basis for intercultural engagement.

The U.S. Embassy School Election Project was awarded the renowned Hans-Eberhard-Piepo Prize for Ideas in Communicative Language Teaching in 2013.

 


The U.S. Elections System: Friend or Foe to Donald Trump?

Organized  by The Atlantic Academy Kaiserslautern  The event, held in English, will be hosted via Zoom.
Speaker: Prof. David C. Kimball, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Date:Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 7 pm.                                                                                                                                                                     Online registration via the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung.  http://shop.freiheit.org/#!/Veranstaltung/69NAS

Partners: Deutsche-Amerikanisches Zentrum- James F. Byrnes  Institut e.V. Stuttgart, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, Landesbüro Baden-Württemburg

Description: Russian interference, hacking the electoral system, winning an election without popular vote, a highly complicated registration process, and the failure to make Election Day a national holiday have led to one of the lowest voter participation rates in the developed world.

Is the U.S. voting system in need of a fundamental update? Political scientist David Kimball will address efforts to reform the complicated election rules in the U.S. He will take a look at efforts to change the Electoral College in presidential elections and a new way to draw legislative districts. His talk further includes procedures to increase voter participation as well as efforts to make voting more convenient and to reduce fraud. David Kimball will further illustrate new voting technology and plans to make voting systems more secure from cyber threats.

Speaker:

David Kimball is a Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. in 1997 from Ohio State University (Political Science). He has extensively published on the U.S. election system, its processes and challenges. His latest two books are Helping America Vote: The Limits of Election Reform from 2012 and as an editor together with Richard G. Niemi, Herbert F. Weisberg in 2011: Controversies in Voting Behavior, 5th ed. Washington, DC

 

WHEN
May 12, 2020 at 7pm - 8:30pm
WHERE
Atlantic Academy Kaiserslautern
Online Kaiserslautern
Kaiserslautern 67655

The U.S. Elections System: Friend or Foe to Donald Trump? Organized by The Atlantic Academy Kaiserslautern

Speaker: Prof. David C. Kimball, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Date:Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 7 pm.                                                                                                                                                                     Online registration via the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung. The event, held in English, will be hosted via Zoom.

http://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1754786879415290383

Partners: Deutsche-Amerikanisches Zentrum- James F. Byrnes  Institut e.V. Stuttgart, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, Landesbüro Baden-Württemburg

Description: Russian interference, hacking the electoral system, winning an election without popular vote, a highly complicated registration process, and the failure to make Election Day a national holiday have led to one of the lowest voter participation rates in the developed world.

Is the U.S. voting system in need of a fundamental update? Political scientist David Kimball will address efforts to reform the complicated election rules in the U.S. He will take a look at efforts to change the Electoral College in presidential elections and a new way to draw legislative districts. His talk further includes procedures to increase voter participation as well as efforts to make voting more convenient and to reduce fraud. David Kimball will further illustrate new voting technology and plans to make voting systems more secure from cyber threats.

Speaker:

David Kimball is a Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. in 1997 from Ohio State University (Political Science). He has extensively published on the U.S. election system, its processes and challenges. His latest two books are Helping America Vote: The Limits of Election Reform from 2012 and as an editor together with Richard G. Niemi, Herbert F. Weisberg in 2011: Controversies in Voting Behavior, 5th ed. Washington, DC

 

WHEN
May 12, 2020 at 7pm - 8:30pm
WHERE
Atlantic Academy Kaiserslautern
Online Kaiserslautern
Kaiserslautern 67655

The U.S. Elections System: Friend or Foe to Donald Trump? Online-Talk (organized by The Atlantic Academy Kaiserslautern )

Speaker: Prof. David C. Kimball, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Date:Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 7 pm.                                                                                                                                                                     Online registration via the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung. The event, held in English, will be hosted via Zoom.

http://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1754786879415290383

Partners: Deutsche-Amerikanisches Zentrum- James F. Byrnes  Institut e.V. Stuttgart, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, Landesbüro Baden-Württemburg

Description: Russian interference, hacking the electoral system, winning an election without popular vote, a highly complicated registration process, and the failure to make Election Day a national holiday have led to one of the lowest voter participation rates in the developed world.

Is the U.S. voting system in need of a fundamental update? Political scientist David Kimball will address efforts to reform the complicated election rules in the U.S. He will take a look at efforts to change the Electoral College in presidential elections and a new way to draw legislative districts. His talk further includes procedures to increase voter participation as well as efforts to make voting more convenient and to reduce fraud. David Kimball will further illustrate new voting technology and plans to make voting systems more secure from cyber threats.

Speaker:

David Kimball is a Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. in 1997 from Ohio State University (Political Science). He has extensively published on the U.S. election system, its processes and challenges. His latest two books are Helping America Vote: The Limits of Election Reform from 2012 and as an editor together with Richard G. Niemi, Herbert F. Weisberg in 2011: Controversies in Voting Behavior, 5th ed. Washington, DC

 

WHEN
May 12, 2020 at 7pm - 8:30pm
WHERE
Atlantic Academy Kaiserslautern
Online Kaiserslautern
Kaiserslautern 67655

EARTH DAY 50th ANNIVERSARY April 22-24, 2020 and GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE April 24, 2020

EARTH DAY CELEBRATIONS AND GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE NOW ONLINE DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

EARTH DAY 50TH ANNIVERSARY APRIL 22, 2020-THE EARTH DAY NETWORK IS NOW ORGANIZING A DIGITAL CELEBRATION!

  • APRIL 22-TAKE ACTION: JOIN ON EARTHDAY.ORG AND ON @EARTHDAYNETWORK ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR 24 HOURS OF ACTION WITH EARTHRISE. EVERY HOUR, ON THE HOUR, THEY’LL HAVE A NEW, POWERFUL WAY FOR YOU TO DEMAND ACTION AND DRIVE CHANGE.

    VOTE EARTH IS A GLOBAL INITIATIVE THAT MOBILIZES MILLIONS OF PEOPLE TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR CONCERN FOR OUR PLANET BY REJECTING INACTION AND DEMANDING CHANGE AT THE POLLS. AS VOTING CITIZENS, WE HAVE ENORMOUS POWER TO DRIVE CHANGE BY MAKING OUR VOICES HEARD. REGISTER TO VOTE AT VOTE FROM ABROAD.

    ARTISTS FOR THE EARTH IS A GLOBAL CAMPAIGN THAT SEIZES THE POWER OF ART TO EDUCATE AND INSPIRE ACTION TO PROTECT THE EARTH.

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EARTH HOUR 2020-Switch Off Your Lights For One Hour Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 8:30 pm

Out of an abundance of caution, Democrats Abroad Germany, has decided that all in-person events be moved on-line or be canceled until at least March 31 in keeping with health advisories for the COVID-19 health crisis. 
There is an event on March 28th which fits perfectly into this situation.
Join the Earth Hour Celebration and turn off your lights for an hour at 8:30 p.m.
You could have a candle lit dinner as you place the spotlight on nature!
Send me photos of your Earth Hour Celebration and be sure to label them with DA Kaiserslautern!

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

SWITCH OFF FOR AN HOUR AT 8:30 P.M.

 
  • Earth Hour 2020
      - Earth Hour is one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment, aiming to engage millions of people for a positive environmental impact.
The DNA of the Earth Hour movement. Switch off your lights for an hour on Saturday,
March 28, 2020 at 8:30 pm your local time. Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment, engaging millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories. It has become a catalyst for positive environmental impact, driving major legislative changes by harnessing the power of the people.
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Memorial Day at Luxembourg American Cemetery

Memorial Day Commemoration will now be a virtual event on May 25, 2020.
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the health and safety of their staff and visitors per U.S. and host-nation guidelines, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) has cancelled all public Memorial Day ceremonies at their  26 cemeteries around the world.
While ABMC sites remain closed and all public ceremonies are canceled, to fulfill their sacred mission, ABMC will commemorate Memorial Day virtually with ceremonies that will be available for viewing through the agency’s social media platforms on May 25, 2020.

For more information about ABMC’s Memorial Day 2020 virtual ceremonies, please monitor ABMC.gov and our social media platforms.

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Last year we joined the Luxembourg Democrats Abroad to celebrate Memorial Day in Luxembourg along with the Wiesbaden-Mainz Chapter. It was a very moving ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery. 


Luxembourg American Cemetery
50 Val du Scheid
Luxembourg 2517

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KAISERSLAUTERN AFTER LABOR DAY PICNIC

Saturday, 12 September 2020 at 1 pm

AFTER LABOR DAY WELCOME BACK PICNIC and ANNUAL DEMOCRATS ABROAD DAY  Join us to finalize Election Day strategies! Venue:tba

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KAISERSLAUTERN GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

KAISERSLAUTERN DEMOCRATS ABROAD

GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

Café Hotel Goldinger, Von-Richthofen-Strasse 18, 66849 Landstuhl,  Tel. + 49 6371 92 49 0

CAST YOUR BALLOT IN PERSON! Come share the excitement of going to the polls on voting day at the KAISERSLAUTERN VOTING CENTER!
Join us for coffee and cake after you vote!
Bring your American friends!
  • Democrats Abroad allows same day registration for voters participating in the Global Presidential Primary
  • Voters may register in-person or by signing up at http://www.democratsabroad.org/join



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