Welcome to Democrats Abroad Berlin!

DA Berlin is the largest of the 10 chapters in DA Germany, and being the capital, Berlin offers many opportunities for fun events and 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 contact us.

Diego Rivas: Chapter Chair

Democrats Abroad Germany - Berlin Chapter

DA Berlin Leadership:

| Media & Communications, Berlin
| Secretary, Germany & Berlin
| Fundraising & Events, Germany & Vice Chair, Berlin
| Chapter Chair, Berlin
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    Upcoming Democrats Abroad Events

    We hope you're enjoying the return of warm weather in Berlin! If you'll be at Myfest on May Day, stop by The Coalition's stand if you need help registering to vote or requesting your ballot.
    On Thursday, we're hosting our first phonebanking session to contact Democrats living overseas and helping them vote in upcoming primaries and elections. Join us in getting out the vote.
    Our May meeting (on Monday May 7th) takes a closer look at the Supreme Court and how one particular case might disrupt unions and progressive organizing this election yearFind out more at our panel discussion.
    For more details about May political pub night and for updates about the Dresden precinct, keep reading!



    Thu. May 3rd, 2018, 5:30-8:30pm
    Location: Member's home near Anhalter Bahnhof (RSVP for exact address)


    Mon. May 7th, 2018, 7:30pm-9pm (NEW DATE!)
    Begegnungsstätte Falckensteintraße, Falckensteinstr. 6, 10997 Berlin
    The Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME's will have far-reaching impact on public sector unions, organized labor, and the Democratic party coalition. What lessons will are there for organized labor from the German context? For our panel discussion, we're excited to welcome Janett Kampf, from IG Metall, and Shweta Gupta, an American employment lawyer.


    Wed. May 16th, 2018 from 7pm
    Richardplatz 6, 12055 Berlin-Neukölln
    We'll be joined by our fellow overseas political group Labour Berlin, the local branch of the UK's Labour party. It'll be a great chance to compare notes and make some new progressive friends!


    Thu. May 17th, 2018 from 7pm
    Location TBA
    Democrats Abroad in Dresden met for first precinct meeting *ever* last Friday, April 20th. The precinct members chose volunteer positions, discussed goals, and set the next meeting for Thursday, May 17th at 7 PM. Democrats Abroad Dresden is working on creating a community for Americans to network, discuss politics, and most importantly help register all Americans in the Sachsen area to vote! Want more info? Email Diego at


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    Funeral Service for Bill Downey, Founding Member of the Democrats Abroad Berlin Chapter

    With great sadness, we share the news that Dr. William Emerson Downey, one of the founding members of the Berlin chapter of Democrats Abroad, passed away on March 24, 2018. Services will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018, at 9:30 am at Christus-Kirchhof (Mariendorfer Damm 225, 12107 Berlin-Mariendorf).

    His family requests in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in memory of William E. Downey to Ärzte ohne Grenzen e.V. / Doctors without Borders at the Bank für Sozialwirtschaft IBAN: DE72 3702 0500 0009 7097 00.

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, June 05, 2018 at 07:30 PM · 3 rsvps

    Vintage Political Merch Pop-Up Shop & Ice Cream Social

    We're cleaning house! Over the years, Democrats Abroad Berlin has made t-shirts, hats, buttons, tote-bags, and other great mementos. Get some vintage political memorabilia for a song (well, a small donation) on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 from the Obama, Clinton, and Kerry campaigns. Who knows how far back in time the treasure trove goes!

    If that's not enough, we're also throwing an ice cream social with authentic American sprinkles, Reese's shell, maraschino cherries, and other toppings. Bring a friend who's not registered to vote and you'll both get a FREE SCOOP!

    Voter Registration & Absentee Ballot Support

    Have questions about how to register to vote from abroad? Not sure whether your absentee ballot request went through? Our overseas voting experts will be at the meeting and can help you make sure you're all set to vote in this year's primaries and elections.

    As always, we welcome new faces, even if you've never attended an event or meeting before.

    RSVP: It's not required, but RSVP here so we have a rough idea of how many people to expect and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook. Looking forward to seeing you there!