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

    May Events: Organized Labor in Elections, Tax Info Session & Book Club Kickoff

    This Tuesday, join us for our May meeting: Organized Labor's Role in U.S. Elections, with guest speaker Thomas J. Adams, whose research focuses on the history of American labor, political economy, and social movements as well as New Orleans.

    Our U.S. tax info session will be on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019. If you haven't RSVPed yet, the venue is currently at capacity. You're welcome to come, in case there are no-shows ►Details

    May political pub nightwill be at Zosch in Mitte on Wednesday May 15th, 2019. Get a beer with Americans and friends, and maybe even catch some New Orleans jazz later in the evening. ►Details & RSVP here

    We're also really excited to announce the Democrats Abroad Book Clubin Berlin. The first meeting will take place on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at Coffee Fellows in Prenzlauer Berg. We'll be discussing the novella "The House on Mango Street" and choosing books for the next few months. ►More Book Club info

    Want to get involved? Drop us a line by emailing berlin@democratsabroad.de.


    Updates

    We need your help this summer: 4th of July & LGBT Stadtfest

    Do you throw a great party? We're looking for help for our summer events, when we reach out to the greater American community in Berlin. If you'd like to help us coordinate these events (or another one), please get in touch! volunteers@democratsabroad.de

    Host a Democrats Abroad Berlin meetup!

    We're asking for your help to make more events happen in more parts of Berlin. If you'd like to put together a playground gathering, a letter-writing group, discussions over dinner, or anything else that helps bring Americans living in Berlin together, please get in touch. We'd love to see more diverse get-togethers in all the Berlin neighborhoods -- from Friedenau to Weissensee and everywhere in-between.

    Write in with your idea or proposal: board@demsinberlin.de

    Democrats Abroad Germany's Volunteer Survey

    Democrats Abroad's Germany-level leadership is conducting a survey of potential volunteers, to figure out what your interests, unique talents, and special skills are. If you'd like to respond, take the survey

    2019 Elections in KY, LA, MS, NC, NJ, PA, & VA

    There are local, state and federal elections in 2019. If you vote in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, or Virginia, there are elections in 2019. Pennsylvania's 12th District and North Carolina's 3rd and 9th districts will have special elections for seats in the US House of Representatives. It may not be a presidential election year, but please remember to request your ballot and vote!

    ►Go to VoteFromAbroad.org and request your overseas ballot today!


    Upcoming Events

    Organized Labor's Role in U.S. Elections - May Meeting

    Tue. May 7, 2019, 7:30-9pm
    Begegnungsstätte Falckensteinstraße, Falckensteinstr. 6, 10997 Berlin (U1 Schlesisches Tor)
    RSVP | Facebook

    Taco Tuesday in Dresden

    Tue. May 7, 2019, 7:30-9pm
    The Evil Burrito Dresden, Bischofsweg 10 Dresden-Neustadt 01097
    RSVP | Facebook

    Info Session: U.S. Taxes While Living Abroad

    Wed. May 8, 2019, 7:30-9pm
    Cookies and Cream, Kremmener Straße 8, 10435 Berlin-Mitte (U8 Bernauer, U2 Eberswalder, M10 Wolliner)
    RSVP(required) | Facebook

    May Political Pub Night – Zosch

    Wed. May 15, 2019, from 7pm
    Zosch, Tucholskystr. 30, 10117 Berlin-Mitte (S Oranienburger Strasse, U6 Oranienburger Tor)
    RSVP | Facebook

    Book Club Kickoff: The House on Mango Street

    Thu. May 30, 2019, 7-8:30pm
    Coffee Fellows 2nd Floor, Danziger Str. 1, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg (U2 Eberswalder Strasse)
    RSVP | Facebook

    🌈LGBT Streetfest🌈- Save the date!

    Sat. & Sun. July 20-21, 2019
    Nollendorfplatz, Berlin-Schöneberg
    Volunteer

    We are excited to be part of the Lesbisch-Schwules Stadtfest(Motzstrassenfest) on July 20 & 21 in Schöneberg. The street festival is an annual highlight for Democrats Abroad Berlin. We will have a booth on both days where we’ll mingle with attendees, sell DA swag, and register Americans abroad to vote. We're looking for volunteers to help out for shifts of a few hours (or more) over the weekend. It's a fun festival with a great atmosphere, so grab a friend and sign up for a shift or two together: https://volunteersignup.org/48B78

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    April Political Pub Night at Südblock this Wednesday

    This Wednesday (tomorrow), join us for April political pub night, at Südblock in Kreuzberg. Pub nights are low-key, social events for progressive Americans and friends in Berlin to get to know each other and converse about the newest additions to the Democratic primary field, or whatever else you'd like. ►Details here.

    Our next meeting in May will be the first Tuesday, May 7th, 2019: "Organized Labor's Role in U.S. Elections" with guest speaker Thomas J. Adams, whose research focuses on the history of American labor, political economy, and social movements as well as New Orleans.

    Worried or confused about what you need to do about your U.S. taxes? On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019, the tax info sessionreturns. ►Details & RSVP here (spots are limited!)

    Want to get involved? Drop us a line by replying this email.


    Updates

    Have you taken our member survey yet?

    Thanks to everyone who’s already taken the Democrats Abroad Berlin member survey! If you haven't, we'd still love to hear from you. Your responses will help us improve our events, our outreach, and communication. Please fill out the survey by Friday, April 19th, 2019. It's only 9 questions and won't take more than 5 minutes.

    (check your email for survey link)

    Sponsor a Runner For Democracy!

    Democrats Abroad made a tremendous effort in 2018 to get out the vote (GOTV), especially through our use of phonebanking. Our wonderful volunteer callers don't get paid, but the system we use for phonebanking as well as the platform we use to run the organization cost money. In order to prepare for our GOTV efforts for the 2020 election, consider sponsoring a runner in this year's "Running for Democracy" half-marathon and 10K runs in Mannheim on May 11th, 2019. Here's the link for more information:
    https://goo.gl/forms/8rUA3eomXMFcILT82

    Host a Democrats Abroad Berlin meetup!

    We're asking for your help to make more events happen in more parts of Berlin. If you'd like to put together a board game night, a movie club, running group, a podcast-listening meetup, a dinner discussion, or anything else that helps bring Americans living in Berlin together, please get in touch. We'd love to see more diverse get-togethers in all the Berlin neighborhoods -- from Zehlendorf to Marzahn and everywhere in-between.

    Write in with your idea or proposal: board@demsinberlin.de


    Upcoming Events

    April Political Pub Night – Südblock

    Wed. April 17, 2019, from 7pm
    Südblock, Admiralstr. 1-2, 10999 Berlin (U1/U8 Kottbusser Tor, Bus 140 & M29)
    RSVP | Facebook

    Organized Labor's Role in U.S. Elections - May Meeting

    Tue. May 7, 2019, 7:30-9pm
    Begegnungsstätte Falckensteinstraße, Falckensteinstr. 6, 10997 Berlin (U1 Schlesisches Tor)
    RSVP | Facebook

    Taco Tuesday in Dresden

    Tue. May 7, 2019, 7:30-9pm
    The Evil Burrito Dresden, Bischofsweg 10 Dresden-Neustadt 01097
    RSVP | Facebook

    Info Session: U.S. Taxes While Living Abroad

    Wed. May 8, 2019, 7:30-9pm
    Cookies and Cream, Kremmener Straße 8, 10435 Berlin-Mitte (U8 Bernauer, U2 Eberswalder, M10 Wolliner)
    RSVP (required) | Facebook

    🌈LGBT Streetfest🌈- Save the date!

    Sat. & Sun. July 20-21, 2019
    Nollendorfplatz, Berlin-Schöneberg
    Volunteer

    We are excited to be part of the Lesbisch-Schwules Stadtfest(Motzstrassenfest) on July 20 & 21 in Schöneberg. The street festival is an annual highlight for Democrats Abroad Berlin. We will have a booth on both days where we’ll mingle with attendees, sell DA swag, and register Americans abroad to vote. We're looking for volunteers to help out for shifts of a few hours (or more) over the weekend. It's a fun festival with a great atmosphere, so grab a friend and sign up for a shift or two together: https://volunteersignup.org/48B78


     

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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Coffee Fellows (2nd Floor) in Berlin, Germany

    Book Club Kick Off: The House on Mango Street

    Join us for the first meeting of the new Democrats Abroad book club! The goal is to provide a shared reading experience and relaxed discussion space for Democrats Abroad members.

    At our first meeting on Thursday, May 30, 2019, we will discuss the novella 'The House on Mango Street' and choose our books for the next three months. Anyone who would like to can bring a book suggestion of any genre and pitch it to the group before we vote.

    Please share 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.

    The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

    "Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous – it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become." 110 pages.

    RSVP

    It's not required, but RSVP here so we have a rough idea of how many people to expect.

    Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    The Evil Burrito Dresden in Dresden-Neustadt, Germany

    Taco Tuesday - Democrats Abroad Dresden

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    Come for a discussion about the ever-increasing pool of 2020 Democratic candidates. Stay for the Tex-Mex and some chat with fellow expats! We look forward to seeing new faces and hearing your thoughts!

    It's not required, but RSVP here so we have a rough idea of how many people to expect. You can help spread the word by sharing and clicking "going" on our Facebook event.