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 & Fundraising Coordinator, Germany; Vice Chair, Berlin; DPCA Representative; Global Co-Chair, AAPI Caucus
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  • News

    News: How to #SaveThePostOffice & Support Voter Outreach at Quiz Night, Wine Tasting, Volunteer Meetup

    At our August meeting two weeks ago, we started assembling local voter outreach teams in Berlin. Couldn’t make it? To get involved with tabling, flyering, and other organizing, email volunteers@demsinberlin.de so Theresa (Berlin’s volunteer coordinator) can connect you with the Kiez captain for your neighborhood.

     

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    News: #SaveThePostOffice & Support Voter Outreach at Quiz Night, Wine Tasting, Volunteer Meetup

    At our August meeting two weeks ago, we started assembling local voter outreach teams in Berlin. Couldn’t make it? To get involved with tabling, flyering, and other organizing, email volunteers@demsinberlin.de so Theresa (Berlin’s volunteer coordinator) can connect you with the Kiez captain for your neighborhood.

    🤓We’re halfway through August, it’s time for our new tradition of online American pub quizWednesday evening, join players in Berlin; Germany; and beyond for great trivia and a good cause (raising funds for voter outreach in Germany). We’ll even throw in a convention update from Berlin chair & delegate Diego Rivas. Bring teammates or come on your own – we’ll match you up.
    ►RSVP for quiz night now

    Reminder: if you or a friend need help registering to vote, you can drop in every Sunday for direct one-on-one help on Zoom. We also have upcoming Kiez events where you can get help as well!

    On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, we’re hosting Progressive Palates, a virtual wine tasting and fundraiser. Not sure which wines you like, or how to pick a bottle for a given occasion? This introduction to wine tasting is for you!
    🍷Learn more & register for Progressive Palates

    News You Can Use

    #SaveThePostOffice

    > Call Your Congressional Reps
    > Email USPS Board of Governors

    A robust and functioning post office is an essential service, for medicine, for Social Security checks, and yes, also for voting by mail. Take a stand against the current administration’s hobbling of this quintessentially American institution to suppress the vote. Call on your congressional representatives to investigate and write each member of the United States Post Office Board of Governors to remove Louis DeJoy (click the links above).

    Bonus: Ask Democratic governors to allow emailed ballot return for Americans abroad

    Have you requested your absentee ballot THIS YEAR?

    We’re 11 weeks from the 2020 election. If you haven’t registered to vote and requested your absentee ballot this year, it’s time. Make sure to do it now so there’s time for your ballot to get here and to travel back to the U.S.

    Visit VoteFromAbroad.org to complete a ballot request — and then send in that request!

    Get trained: Help Americans abroad vote!

    You can learn how to assist fellow Americans with voting and absentee ballot requests at a voter registration training! The more voter registration volunteers and phone bankers, the higher the overseas turnout in November will be.


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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 01:00 PM Berlin Time
    Cookies and Cream Garden Room in Berlin, Germany

    Tuesday Voter Help @ Cookies & Cream

    As an American in Berlin, you can vote in the Nov. 3rd election, even from abroad. Democrats Abroad is making sure every U.S. citizen in Berlin participates in the presidential election.

    Drop by to find out more about how to register, get support registering to vote, and ensure your voting questions are answered before submitting your absentee ballot. Our Prenzlauer Berg volunteers are happy to help you through the process.

    There will also be information on how you may become a phonebanker and become a voter assistance volunteer.

    Hygiene & Safety

    Please wear a mask and maintain appropriate distances between others at the event. The safety of our community members comes first.

    Location

    Cookies and Cream is located on Kremmener Str. 8. We'll be located in the Garden Room, which can be accessed from the rear using the foot path between Kremmener Str. and Bernauer Str.

    You can help out by sharing these voter registration events 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.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 06:00 PM Berlin Time
    Two Fellas in Berlin, Germany

    Pankow Kiez: Standing Voter Assistance Hours

    We're starting a weekly event every Tuesday in Pankow where you or any American you know can get a little help getting registered to vote. You can come to get the process started!

    I (Rebekah, Pankow Kiez captain) will be available for 2 hours to help with voting or just to talk Democrats Abroad or politics. Two Fellas is an American-owned craft brewery in Pankow. Draft beer is half off during happy hour, which is 6-7!

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