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
berlin@democratsabroad.de

DA Berlin Leadership:

Diego Rivas
| Berlin Chapter Chair; DPCA Representative, Germany
Powen Shiah
| Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee; DPCA Representative, Germany; Communications & Press Officer, Berlin
Emily Lines
| Events & Fundraising Coordinator, Germany; Vice Chair, Berlin; DPCA Representative; Global Co-Chair, AAPI Caucus
Theresa Gasinski
| Volunteer Coordinator, Germany; Volunteer & Membership Coordinator, Berlin
See all Leaders


  • News

    News: 🇺🇸 4th of July 🎆 Kreuzberg, Wedding, Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain, Potsdam 🎉 Pub Quiz Night

    Celebrate 4th of July this year locally, safely, and with a purpose: taking back our democracy this November.

    4th of July: Democracy Outdoors

    Volunteers will be in five different outdoor locations around Berlin and Potsdam on Independence Day. We'll provide voter registration and absentee ballot request help, so that you can vote in November.

    Already requested? Great! Come by to get your own voter mobilization pack. We'll be handing them out so you can help reach the many U.S. citizens living across Berlin and the surrounding area. Learn how you may become a phone banker or a voter assistance volunteer!

    Where to meet us outdoors

    Friedrichshain - Shakespeare & Sons
    Sat. July 4, 2020, 11am - 1pm
    RSVP | Facebook

    Prenzlauer Berg - Cookies and Cream Garden
    Sat. July 4, 2020, 1 - 3pm
    RSVP | Facebook

    Kreuzberg - Schöneberger Wiese in Gleisdreieck Park
    Sat. July 4, 2020, 1 - 3pm
    RSVP & location details | Facebook

    Wedding - Volkspark Humboldthain
    Sat. July 4, 2020, 1 - 3pm
    RSVP & location details | Facebook

    Potsdam - Starbucks Brandenburgerstraße
    Sat. July 4, 2020, 12 - 2pm
    RSVP | Facebook

    Hygiene & Safety

    Please wear a mask and maintain appropriate distance from others at the event. To complete an online ballot request during the event, we ask you bring your own smart phone or tablet. We will not be providing or sharing devices as a health precaution. The safety of our community members comes first.

    By the way: we're hosting a second Great American Quiz Night! Mark your calendar for July 15 and get your team together.

    We're looking forward to seeing you outside and on the internet. Take care of yourself!


     

    read more

    News: 💻Potsdam, Kreuzberg & Leipzig Meetups 🤨Berlin Quiz Night 🗳Voter Help Office Hours

    As we continue into a summer of social distance, our calendar is filling up with online events, voter assistance, volunteer opportunities, and more. Please join us and invite a friend to join a virtual event!

    This Tuesday, the Potsdam precinct is meeting online and getting organized. If you live in or around Potsdam, stop by and get to know your neighbors. Please spread the word to other Americans in the area. ►RSVP for Potsdam organizing meeting

    On Wednesday, Kreuzbergers are getting together after work for a casual online chat and meet-up Stop by to say hi whether you live in the central district or nearby! ►RSVP for Kreuzberg Kiez meetup

    Thursday, the Leipzig-Halle precinct is holding their monthly meeting. It's an active group that's growing fast: pass this along to anyone you know in Sachsen! ►Leipzig meeting info

    In June, we're planning two big phone banking pushes! On June 11, we'll have a virtual Berlin party: pop into the room and hang out in between making calls to remind fellow Americans to vote from abroad. Phone banking is one of the best ways to reach voters abroad and help them request absentee ballots, especially in 2020.

    On Flag Day (June 14) members all across Germany will be Dialing For Democracy, a fundraising call-a-thon. Callers will be calling all day to help meet our outreach goals and their sponsors will help provide critical funds to keep these projects going! ►Find out how you can be a part it.

    Last but not least, we're planning an online American quiz night to replace our regular pub nights. Mark your calendar for June 17 and start getting your team together. 

    We're looking forward to seeing you on the internet. Take care of yourself!

    read more
    See all posts

    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, July 09, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Online - RSVP for Link in Potsdam, Germany

    Democrats Abroad Potsdam - Virtual Kiez Meetup

    Looking to expand your social distancing circle? Join us virtually with the growing Potsdam kiez group of Democrats Abroad Berlin on Thursday, July 9th from 7-8 PM.

    We will discuss possibilities for future events, answer lingering questions about ballot requests, phone banking training, voter registration assistance training, as well as the usual friendly and casual discussions of current affairs, both in Potsdam and abroad.

    Please RSVP below so we can send you the link & details for the video conference.

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Video Call – RSVP for link in Berlin, Germany

    Great American Quiz Night – Democrats Abroad Berlin

    Who doesn't love a good game of trivia? With our monthly political pub nights on pause for now, join Democrats Abroad in Berlin for a fun night of "pub" (BYO) quiz instead!

    The game will consist of five rounds of questions, and will cover a broad range of topics -- current events, politics, general knowledge, and a few surprises to spice things up. Gather your friends to form a team, and RSVP so we can send you the video call link. In June we had a team from the UK join - all are welcome, we would be very happy to see people from across the globe join in for this friendly competition.

    RSVP

    Please RSVP so we can send you the video call information and so we have an idea of how many people to expect.

    As an "entrance fee" we encourage all participants to make at least five calls to remind Democrats Abroad members to request their absentee ballot. Make your calls today: https://www.democratsabroad.org/voter_support_team This is on the honor system, we will not be checking who made calls - but this is one of the most effective ways for us to win in November, each call can make a difference!

    You can help out by sharing this event with your American friends and acquaintances in Berlin! As always, we welcome new faces, even if you've never attended a meeting or an event before.