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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
Powen Shiah
| Communications & Press Officer, Berlin; DPCA Representative, Germany
Emily Lines
| Events & Fundraising Coordinator, Germany; Vice Chair, Berlin; DPCA Representative
Theresa Gasinski
| Volunteer & Membership Coordinator, Berlin
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  • News

    Happy New Year! How you can register to vote in person & get involved in 2020 in Berlin

    Happy new year! We hope you're rested and recovered from your holiday celebrations, and ready for 2020. First things first:

    • Go to votefromabroad.org to request your overseas ballot. You need to do this every calendar year to make sure you can vote.
    • Tell a friend to do the same!

    If you need help with registering and requesting your ballot, we're here to help! Email help@votefromabroad.org and come to any of the events all around Berlin, Potsdam, Leipzig, and Dresden (upcoming event list below).

    We'll be kicking off 2020 in Berlin on Wednesday January 15, 2020 at The Castle in Mitte. We'll be sharing information about how to register to vote and get involved in Berlin, and finishing out the evening in our usual political pub-night style.

    That's not the only event this month though: the Dresden precinct is getting together on Jan 18th, as well as the Mitte(Jan 20) and Kreuzberg (Jan 23) Kiez groups. Join activists and organizers from all over Germany at the Annual General Meeting in Munich (Jan 24-26) -- it's not too late to register!

    Help us by keeping an eye out for a temporary Berlin headquarters the next few months. We're happy to discuss office sublet or sharing options -- most of our voter registration and phone banking will usually be on evenings & weekends. Got an idea where our 2020 home could be, near transit with great internet? Read our wishlist and drop us a line!


    Updates

    Volunteering in 2020

    2020 is the best time to get involved and have an impact on the future of the U.S. You can make a difference from here in Germany, reaching out to voters living abroad, making sure people register and request their ballots, and more!

    • As we gear up in 2020, help keep our websites, Facebook, and Twitter accounts lively and up-to-date as Web & Social Media volunteer
    • Become a Kiez Captain to get out the vote and help neighbors and volunteers in different Berlin districts
    • Reach out to U.S. students studying at universities in Germany vote as the Study Abroad Coordinator
    • Prefer something you can do at home? Phonebankers make calls to other Americans living abroad to remind them about voting. All you need is a computer and headphones.

    Sound like something you might be interested in? Send us your questions and how you'd like to get involved to volunteers@demsinberlin.de


    Upcoming Events

    Call with Stacey Abrams, Fair Fight, and DNC on Voter Protection

    Tue. Jan 14, 2020, 9-10pm (Berlin time)
    Online call - RSVP for video conference link
    RSVP

    January 2020 Kickoff Meeting & Pub Night

    Wed. Jan 15, 2020, from 7:30pm
    The Castle Berlin Mitte, Invalidenstr. 129, Berlin 10115 (S Nordbahnhof)
    RSVP | Facebook

    January Book Club: The Cave by José Saramago

    Thu. Jan 16, 2020, 7-8:30pm
    Message In A Bottle, Knaackstr. 76, 10435 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg (U2 Eberswalder Straße)
    RSVP | Facebook

    Kiez Meetup – Rosenthaler Platz (Mitte)

    Mon. Jan 20, 2020, 7-9pm
    Mein Haus am See, Brunnenstraße 197-198, 10119 Berlin (U8 Rosenthaler Platz)
    RSVP | Facebook

    Kiez Meetup – Mehringdamm (Kreuzberg)

    Thu. Jan 23, 2020, 6-8pm
    Vogt’s Bierexpress (next to Curry 36), Mehringdamm 32/34, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg
    RSVP | Facebook

    Events outside Berlin

    January Meetup and Ballot Requests – Dresden

    Sat. Jan 18, 2020, 2-5pm
    Student Hotel (Dresden), Prager Str. 13, 01069 Dresden
    RSVP | Facebook

    Democrats Abroad Germany – Annual General Meeting

    Fri-Sun Jan 24-26, 2020
    Literaturhaus München, Salvatorplatz 1, 80333 Munich
    Register | Details | Facebook


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    Upcoming Events

    Monday, January 20, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Mein Haus am See in Berlin, Germany

    Kiez Meetup – Rosenthaler Platz (Mitte)

    Join us at Mein Haus am See to grab drink, talk politics, and get registered to vote!

    Berlin's a big place, so Democrats Abroad Kiez Captains are helping to bring together Americans, get out the vote, and organize in different neighborhoods. These Kiez meetups are intended for people who live or work in the area. Don't see one for your neighborhood yet? Get in touch: chair@demsinberlin.de

    RSVP

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

    You can help out by sharing 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.

    Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 06:00 PM · 6 rsvps

    Kiez Meetup – Kreuzberg (Mehringdamm)

    Join us at Vogt's Bierexpress as Democrats Abroad Berlin gears up for the 2020 election! Get to know other Democrats in your area, register to vote, talk politics, and learn about phone banking and other ways to get involved in upcoming elections.

    This is the first Kiez meeting in Kreuzberg's Mehringdamm area, so come to meet your neighbors.

    Berlin's a big place, so Democrats Abroad Kiez Captains are helping to bring together Americans, get out the vote, and organize in different neighborhoods. These Kiez meetups are intended for people who live or work in the area. Don't see one for your neighborhood yet? Get in touch: chair@demsinberlin.de

    RSVP

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

    You can help out by sharing 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.