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!

Constance Chucholowski
Berlin Chapter Chair
[email protected]

DA Berlin Leadership:

Constance Chucholowski
| Berlin Chapter Chair
Jonah Kaplan
| Berlin Vice Chair
Tsesa Monaghan
| Berlin Communications and Press Officer
Theresa Gasinski
| Berlin GOTV Coordinator
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  • News

    Introducing the New Board!

    The Berlin chapter of Democrats Abroad Germany elected its new board in February 2021 for a two-year term. We look forward to working hard the next two years to mobilize American voters in Berlin!

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    Berlin News: Farewell from your Berlin Board – Chapter Elections on Wednesday

    It's time for a new beginning: the Berlin chapter elections for 2021-2023 officers will take place this Wednesday, February 17, 2021, starting at 7pm. RSVP and scroll down for more details on candidates.

    This is the last email newsletter from the Berlin chapter's current leadership team. We're looking forward to electing our successors on Wednesday. Here are a few words of farewell from each of us.

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    Diego Rivas, Chair

    Resilient, opinionated, and progressive, the Berlin Chapter of Democrats Abroad has grown so much these past four years. Not only has our membership doubled, but we have taken important and sustainable steps forward by implementing an elected chapter board and developing our kiez captain network. This was only possible thanks to all of the volunteers and their passion for change. We did our part in getting ‘45’ out of the White House and winning the House and Senate. I will fondly remember the laughs, lessons, discussions (yes, sometimes heated), but most importantly the community spirit of people from all walks of life uniting for a greater cause. It has been a pleasure. I am sincerely looking forward to seeing the chapter continue to grow and to keep in touch with everyone - see you at the next possible pub night.

    Emily Lines, Vice Chair

    This has been a wild 4 years and I can’t believe that my time as Vice Chair is coming to an end. I enjoyed working with everyone here in Berlin and I am impressed and proud of all the work and time all of our volunteers contributed. I hope that everyone continues to remain engaged and I look forward to continuing to work with the Berlin chapter in the years to come!

    Amy Herr, GOTV Coordinator

    It has been a wonderful four years volunteering as Events and GOTV Coordinator for our Berlin chapter. I’ve so enjoyed getting to know all of you, maintaining an active network, and helping many of you send in your ballots! I am excited to see what our chapter will do in the coming years, and look forward to the time that we can all meet again.

    Theresa Gasinski, Membership & Volunteer Coordinator

    I am continually impressed by all of the dedicated and passionate volunteers we have here in Berlin. There is always someone willing to wake up early on a blustery Saturday morning to help set up for our Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, learn the complicated voter registration rules to prepare for the Global Presidential Primary, or open up their home to other Democrats Abroad members for Kiez meetings. I'd like to thank you all for committing your time to help our chapter grow and create a sustainable network of politically-minded Americans doing their part to build an equitable and just future.

    Powen Shiah, Communications & Press Officer

    When I showed up at my first Democrats Abroad event, I never imagined I would end up volunteering myself for the next several years. It's been my small way of making sure I could look back on these strange and difficult times, knowing that I did my part to keeping a progressive light burning and to stand up for an inclusive and more just vision of the world. I'm looking forward to seeing how our community and movement grow in future. It's been so rewarding to be part of Democrats Abroad Berlin!

    Berlin Chapter Elections

    Wed. Feb 17, 2021, 7pm
    Online (RSVP for Zoom access)
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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, July 06, 2021 at 07:30 PM Berlin Time · 14 rsvps
    Online (Zoom) in Berlin, Germany

    July Chapter Meeting: 4th of July Trivia Night! - Democrats Abroad Berlin

    Mark your calendars for 4th of July Trivia Night, hosted by Democrats Abroad Berlin! Join us on Tuesday, July 6th at 7:30pm to catch up with fellow members and take part in a casual trivia event. We'll put together virtual teams so you can meet new members and test out your knowledge of American trivia! 🇺🇸

    Make sure to RSVP below so you can get the Zoom link and be assigned to a team.

    As always, we welcome new faces, even if you've never attended a Democrats Abroad event before!

    Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 03:00 PM Berlin Time · 10 rsvps
    Zoom

    State Outreach Teams Part 3

     

    Join us for the third session of State Outreach Teams to find out how you can be a part of these Global Teams. Key State Outreach is a new addition to the Democrats Abroad network. Following the success of Texans Abroad, we now have groups forming around ten states:

    Arizona

    Florida

    Georgia

    Michigan

    New Jersey

    Ohio

    Pennsylvania

    Texas

    Virginia

    Wisconsin

    With New York and California soon to follow!

     

    On Sunday, July 11 at 3pm CEST/9am Eastern, we will sharing tips, strategies and information on all three of our State Outreach pillars:

    -Voter Mobilization: educate and mobilize overseas voters; hold informational and community-building events; build coalitions with affinity groups on the ground.

    -Ballot Protection: develop and deepen overseas voting expertise in conjunction with Vote From Abroad; build relationships with election officials and state legislatures.

    -Legislation: coordinate with Global efforts to track bills being introduced to state legislatures; mobilize voters at home and abroad around relevant issues.

    Each group chooses which of these pillars is most urgent and relative to their state. Come join the conversation!

    This is the third of three State Outreach meetings. Missed the first two? You’re still welcome to attend! A recording of the previous events and supporting materials can be made available.

    Please RSVP for the Zoom link below.  Bring your friends, spread the word, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions.

    Join us and help build a global community of activists working to get out, protect and defend the vote!

    Democratically yours,

    Teresa Ritterhoff, DAG GOTV Coordinator  [email protected]

    Jennifer von Estorff, Texans Abroad EMEA Captain /DAG Secretary/ Vice-Chair Göttingen-Hannover [email protected]