Berlin

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Berlin!

Democrats Abroad Berlin is the largest of the 12 chapters in Democrats Abroad Germany. At the crossroads of Europe, Berlin offers many exciting opportunities for great political and cultural events, as well as fantastic parties.

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 Berlin, please get in touch!

Diego Rivas
Berlin Chapter Chair
DAG-Berlin@DemocratsAbroad.org

DA Berlin Leadership:

Diego Rivas
| Berlin Chapter Chair; DPCA Representative, Germany
Powen Shiah
| Communications & Press Officer, Berlin; DPCA Representative, Germany
Emily Lines
| Events & Fundraising Coordinator, Germany; Vice Chair, Berlin; DPCA Representative
Amy Baldauf
| Get Out The Vote Coordinator, Berlin
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  • News

    🍻Schleusenkrug pub night 🌈LGBT Stadtfest this weekend🎉

    It's a busy and exciting week here in Berlin. We hope we'll see you at pub night at Schleusenkrug in Tiergarten tonight (Wednesday).

    Democrats Abroad Berlin is thrilled to participate in the Lesbisch-Schwules Stadtfest in Schöneberg again this weekend! We will have a booth on both days where we’ll mingle with festival attendees, sell DA swag, and reach out Americans living in Berlin. It's fun to be right in the middle of street fest, and the atmosphere is amazing with hundreds of thousands of visitors over the course of the weekend.

    How you can help

    ►Volunteer for a few hours this weekend (mobile-friendly) with a friend to reach out to other Americans living overseas. We especially need more volunteers in the evenings, and we promise: it's a great time!

    4th of July Photos

    We had a great time celebrating Independence Day as Americans (and friends) in Berlin, we estimate around 200 people showed up! Thanks to everyone who joined us, brought food, baked pies, and made it an awesome 4th of July. ►Check out the photos from the party

    Lights For Liberty Vigil

    Together with our friends from American Voices Abroad Berlin and the Coalition Berlin, a large crowd gathered on Friday in front of the U.S. embassy to take a stand against the Trump administration's outrageous and horrific treatment of migrant children and families seeking refuge. ▷Take a look at some photos from the vigil🕯


    Upcoming Events 

    July Political Pub Night – Schleusenkrug

    Wed. July 17, 2019, from 7pm
    Schleusenkrug Biergarten, Müller-Breslau-Straße 14b, 10623 Berlin
    RSVP | Facebook

    🌈LGBT Streetfest - Volunteers needed!🌈

    Sat. & Sun. July 20-21, 2019
    Nollendorfplatz, Berlin-Schöneberg
    ►Volunteer (mobile-friendly) Details

    July Book Club: The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

    Thu. July 25, 2019, 7:30-9pm
    Coffee Fellows (2nd Floor), Danziger Str. 1, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
    RSVP | Facebook 

    Youth Caucus Summer Picnic & Bocce Tournament

    Fri. July 26, 2019, 6-9pm
    Tempelhofer Feld (Oderstraße entrance), Berlin-Neukölln
    RSVP | Facebook

    Let's Talk About Abortion

    (please note: not a Democrats Abroad event)
    Sun. July 28, 2019, noon-10pm
    FvF Friends Space, Glogauer Str. 2, 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg
    Facebook

    Munich Oktoberfest with Democrats Abroad

    Sun. Oct 6, 2019, 11am-2:30pm
    Schottenhamel Tent, Theresienwiese, 80336 Munich
    ➤ Get your Oktoberfest tickets | Questions?

    Join Democrats Abroad from around Germany and Europe at Oktoberfest in Munich!

    Tickets are 75 euros & include a reserved seat in the Gallery above the crowds, half a roasted chicken, 2 liters of beer, and a 10 euro coupon for additional food and drinks. And don’t worry, you can use the beer vouchers for other drinks and vegetarian options are available.

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    🗣Discuss the Debates 💬🎉Celebrate 4th of July 🇺🇸🕯Lights for Liberty Vigil

    We've all been following the reports about humanitarian crisis on the U.S. border, the terrible treatment of immigrants and refugees, especially children, with great anger and even greater resolve to stop it. Scroll down to the "Updates & How YOU can help" section for more details on how to take action.

    Have you been watching the first Democratic primary debates? The first night's debate is on YouTube. We'll be getting together to discuss the Democratic debates today (Friday) at Brauhaus Südstern. ►Event Details & RSVP

    On Thursday, July 4th, 2019 starting at 6:30pm, we're really looking forward to celebrating Independence Day with you. Let's  come together as an American community in Berlin, especially after all the events of the past few weeks.

    We'll have a grill & drinks, plus we're hosting a potluck and a pie-baking contest in the garden at our monthly meeting spot, Begegnungsstätte Falckensteinstraße in Kreuzberg.

    Please help us out and RSVP so we can make sure to get enough drinks and hot dogs. We also need a few more volunteers to help the party run smoothly.

    Thanks for reading and see you soon!


    Upcoming Events

    Discussing the Debates with Dems in Berlin

    Fri. June 28, 2019, from 7pm
    Brauhaus Südstern, Hasenheide 69, 10967 Berlin
    RSVP | Facebook

    4th of July Potluck

    Thu. July 4, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm
    Begegnungsstätte Falckensteinstraße, Falckensteinstr. 6, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
    RSVP | Volunteer| Potluck| Pie Contest| Facebook

    July Political Pub Night – Schleusenkrug

    Wed. June 19, 2019, from 7pm
    Schleusenkrug Biergarten, Müller-Breslau-Straße 14b, 10623 Berlin
    RSVP | Facebook

    🌈LGBT Streetfest - Volunteers needed!🌈

    Sat. & Sun. July 20-21, 2019
    Nollendorfplatz, Berlin-Schöneberg
    ►Volunteer (mobile-friendly) Details

    July Book Club: The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

    Thu. July 25, 2019, 7:30-9pm
    Coffee Fellows (2nd Floor), Danziger Str. 1, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
    RSVP


    Updates & How YOU Can Help!

    Immigrant Detention / Lights for Liberty Vigil in Berlin

    The wheels are in motion for a Lights for Liberty vigil in Berlin, Democrats Abroad Berlin is working with American Voices Abroad and the Coalition to organize an event. If you feel strongly about the treatment of migrants, especially children, in detention camps by the current US administration, and would like to help organize a local event, please get in touch: chair@demsinberlin.de

    There are also many ways you can take a stand against immigrant detention, from Berlin. Here's a helpful list of recommendations on how to take action, including specific demands to make when you call your member of Congress:

    ▷►Taking Action on Immigrant Detention◀︎◁

    Raffle Prize Donations

    Got a special bottle of wine, concert tickets, a book, or another exciting prize you'd be willing to donate? We're looking for prizes to fill out our 4th of July raffle goodie baskets. If you have a gift, experience, or other prize you'd like to contribute, get in touch with Amy: gotv@demsinberlin.de

    Oktoberfest – Early Bird Tickets end June 30th

    Join Democrats Abroad from around Germany and Europe at Munich Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 6th, 2019 from 11:00am to 2:30pm. We have reserved seats in the Gallery section of the Schottenhamel tent -- upstairs, above the large crowds.

    Tickets are only 65 euros, but starting July 1st, increase to 75 euros. Each ticket includes a reserved seat in the Gallery, 1/2 of a roasted chicken, 2 liters of beer, and a 10 euro coupon for additional food and drinks. And don’t worry, you can use the beer vouchers for other drinks and vegetarian options are available.

    This is a fun event and a great chance to meet other members of Democrats Abroad! If you have any questions, please email oktoberfest@democratsabroad.org

    ➤ Get your Oktoberfest tickets

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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Schleusenkrug in Berlin, Germany

    July Political Pub Night — Schleusenkrug

    Come join Democrats Abroad Berlin for our summer political pub night at Schleusenkrug's biergarten on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 starting at 7 PM.

    It's a great chance to find folks to discuss the recent political news with, to learn about what's planned in the coming weeks with Democrats Abroad and other political orgs in Berlin, or just unload about what's been going on back stateside.

    Schleusenkrug is reachable via U9/U2 Zoologischer Garten or S-Bahn stations Zoologischer Garten or Tiergarten. Stop by for a refreshing beer next to the Landwehrkanal, and stay for the the good company of fellow Democrats and progressives.

    Bring friends and liberal-leaning folks interested in drinking a beer with Berlin's best political group! We're looking forward to seeing you all.

    It's not required, but RSVP to let us know you're coming and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook.

    More Summer Democrats Abroad Events

    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 08:30 AM through July 21, 2019 · 1 rsvp
    Motzstrassenfest in Berlin, Germany

    Dems Abroad at Berlin LGBT Streetfest (Volunteers needed!)

    Nollendorfplatz all weekend! At the Berlin Democrats Abroad booth, we need YOUR help for one of the most fun events of the year, greeting half a million people from all over the world!

    It's the Berlin chapter's 7th time participating with our own stand, and we can't do it without people like you to help set up, decorate, staff our booth, clean up, and more!

    Volunteer!

    So grab a friend and Sign up here to volunteer for a couple hours at the booth: https://volunteersignup.org/48B78 - Talk to people about what Democrats Abroad does, register new voters, and be part of a great party (both kinds)!

    We're going to have a blast, and we're looking forward to seeing you all there.