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; Bernie Sanders Delegate
Powen Shiah
| Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee; DPCA Representative, Germany; Communications & Press Officer, Berlin
Emily Lines
| Events and Fundraising Coordinator, Germany; Vice Chair, Berlin; DPCA Representative; Global Co-Chair, AAPI Caucus
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  • News

    Berlin News: Inauguration Pub Night, Chapter Elections, and 2020 Recap

    Democrats Abroad Berlin worked hard this past year to mobilize Americans across the German capital to vote in the 2020 Global Presidential Primary as well as the U.S. General Election. We wanted a Democratic House, Senate, and Presidency – and we won all three!

    Our goal was to reach the 22,000 U.S. citizens living in Berlin; we knew that every vote would be needed. It was only possible thanks to over 100 local volunteers. A huge shout-out to everyone who made it possible!

    ►Read our 2020 recap for more on the Berlin chapter’s accomplishments over the last year.

    On Wednesday January 20, 2021, join us for Post-Inauguration Pub Night to celebrate the incoming Biden-Harris administration. It'll be a low-key event to reconnect with other members online.

    Our first official chapter meeting of 2021 will take place on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. ►RSVP & mark your calendars!

    It’s also time for elections for the Berlin chapter: on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Democrats Abroad Berlin will hold elections to fill five chapter leadership positions for two-year terms.

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    This was Democrats Abroad Berlin: 2020 in Review

    Democrats Abroad Berlin worked hard this past year to mobilize Americans across the German capital to vote in the 2020 Global Presidential Primary as well as the U.S. General Election.

    We wanted a Democratic House, Senate, and Presidency – and we won all three! Our underlying goal was to reach the 22,000 US citizens living in Berlin – we knew that every vote would be needed. During this pivotal year, we...

    • Hosted a Global Presidential Primary voting center
    • Built a network of neighborhood-based mobilization
    • Turned our precincts in Leipzig-Halle and Dresden into a new chapter: Democrats Abroad Saxony
    • Phone and text banked thousands Democrats Abroad members
    • Organized virtual book club meetings and pub quizzes
    • Put on two fundraisers: a wine-tasting fundraiser and a tax information session
    • Provided voter assistance by offering online office hours and answering hundreds of emails
    • Called the “Count the Votes! Rally” in front of Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
    • Represented our efforts on German and European media

    All of this was only possible thanks to our 100+ volunteers. A huge shout out to everyone who made our work possible! Continue reading for more details on the Berlin chapter’s 2020 accomplishments.

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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 07:00 PM EMEA/Berlin Time · 27 rsvps
    Online in Berlin, Germany

    Post-Inauguration Political Pub Night

    We voted, we campaigned, we debated, we followed the news, and now the Biden-Harris inauguration is here!

    Join Democrats Abroad Berlin for our online pub night to celebrate Inauguration Day. Come chat and hang out with other Americans in Berlin about the swearing-in of the next President and Vice-President of the United States.

    RSVP

    Please RSVP in advance so we can send you the link to join the online video call (Zoom). 

    Help out by sharing this event with your American friends and acquaintances! We always welcome new faces, even if you've never attended a meeting or an event before.

    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 03:00 PM EMEA/Berlin Time · 6 rsvps
    Zoom in Online, Germany

    Information Session for Potential Candidates

    Interested in running for a position in the upcoming DA Germany chapter elections? Learn more about opportunities in your chapter and all you need to know about being a candidate at the Information Session for Potential Candidates on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 3-5pm CET.  We'll be there to answer any of your questions.

    Please RSVP to receive the meeting link.