We’re so lucky to have many wonderful volunteers ready to help talk to overseas Americans and register new voters. This week, we held a quick 1-hour info session in preparation for the weekend’s 26. Lesbisch-schwules Stadtfest Berlin 2018!
Here's what we talked about
- What is Democrats Abroad?
- What is Democrats Abroad Berlin up to?
- Voter registration & support
- Upcoming events, like monthly pub nights, monthly themed meetings, and more
- Phone banking to contact overseas voters
- What is volunteering at the LGBT Stadtfest like?
Want to offer a couple hours to do outreach to overseas Americans this weekend? Sign up here: http://www.volunteersignup.org/P873A
Happy Tuesday and Election Spotlight Day!
Minnesota has four seats in the House up for reelection in 2018, one of them being Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District where Angie Craig, the only Democrat in the race, is running against Incumbent Representative Jason Lewis, a Republican. This district is a vital swing vote, and Lewis beat Craig by 1.8% in 2016, even though Craig outspent Lewis by 3 million dollars. The Washington Post rated this race as a top-10 race this cycle. The primary will take place on August 14, 2018.
After putting herself through college, Craig worked as a newspaper reporter, then became the head of Global Human Resources for St. Jude Medical. Craig and her wife have four boys - three in college and one in high school. She is a dedicated mother, and even had to fight to adopt her sons. Craig is incredibly dedicated to her community, and wants to create policy that actually puts people first. She was inspired to run for Congress because “Americans’ hard work is not paying off like it used to” (angiecraig.com).
Craig wants to grow the American economy by fostering small businesses and creating jobs for today and tomorrow, an area which she already has experience as she lead a workforce of 16,000 employees at St. Jude. She strives to create affordable, accessible healthcare for all and better education, including public education, career training and college. Craig also wants all veterans and senior citizens to have access to the best healthcare and social programs possible. She is an advocate for the environment, women, and is pro common sense gun laws. To read more visit http://www.angiecraig.com/
Remember to request your ballot from http://www.votefromabroad.org/ so you can vote in the upcoming elections!
Nollendorfplatz all day, all night! Saturday & Sunday (July 21-22) at the Berlin Democrats Abroad booth, we'll meet & greet half a million people from all over the world. We need YOUR help for one of the most fun events of the year!
It's the Berlin chapter's 6th 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!
So grab a friend and Sign up here to volunteer for a couple hours at the booth: https://www.volunteersignup.org/P873A - 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.
The Germany Women’s Caucus Workshop in Berlin on September 22, 2018
Revisit, Refocus, Revitalize, Re-empower”
- Get angry, get inspired, get ready
In these trumpish times, it is hard to create a workshop with fixed agendas and fixed topics. That is why we created a workshop event that will cater to the need for women to revisitthe topics that have affected women in the US during these times. But we also want to offer a place for women to refocuson the topics that matter, especially, but not limited to the midterm elections. We want to use the momentum of the workshop to revitalizethe resistance by focusing on candidates that need our support and working together to create powerful soundbites and statements for the election and beyond. Finally, we want to use this workshop to re-empowerwomen and their supporters to keep up the resistance by providing resilience and re-framing tools. We are purposely keeping the topics vague, while providing a structure to help us focus on what matters.
Here is the Agenda for the workshop:
Saturday, September 22, 2018
- 8:30 Welcome/Coffee
Refocus and Revisit
9:00 - 9:30 Session 1: Words Matter - Changing the vocabulary around women’s issues
- How the definition and use of words in varying contexts affects the outcome of the message
9:30 - 10:00 Session 2: What Do We Want to Talk About?
- Question gathering, discussion, idea gathering
- What are the topics that need to be addressed?
- What can we not forget to focus on?
10:45 - 12:30 Session 3: Women Under Attack
- Panel discussions with experts on current women’s topics
- Q & A
- 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
- 9:00 - 9:30 Session 1: Words Matter - Changing the vocabulary around women’s issues
Revitalize and Re-empower
13:30 - 14:30 Session 4: Women to Watch
- Overview of women candidates to watch and those that need support from members of DA
14:30 - 15:45 Session 5: Word Development - Creating powerful tools to carry us forward
- Group workshop designed to create powerful soundbites and messages for women’s topics
16:00 - 17:00 Session 6: Ways to Stay Strong
- Reframing, refocusing the issue and oneself, how to stay resilient
- Keeping up the resistance, maintaining the fight
- 18:30 Dinner at a nearby restaurant (Optional)
- 13:30 - 14:30 Session 4: Women to Watch
To register for the event, please complete the sign-up form. In the registration form, you will also find additional information about homestays (for those that would like to have a homestay and those willing to provide a homestay).
- What is Democrats Abroad?
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