Events

  • Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 06:00 PM Berlin Time · 2 rsvps
    CANCELED in Canceled, Germany

    Election Day Countdown: Phonebanking in Leipzig

    ANNOUNCEMENT!!! 

    Dear phonebankers, please note that we have canceled our Phonebanking Party tonight. Starting next week, we will be moving our Phonebanking Parties online. Please RSVP to the events on our website to receive the log-in information. We hope these changes will help keep our volunteers safe and allow us to continue providing support to voters around the world!

  • Friday, October 23, 2020 at 07:30 PM Berlin Time · 11 rsvps
    Online in Münster, Germany

    Virtual Election-Themed Pub Quiz

    Come relieve some of your election stress while showing off your election knowledge. Join us for this joint DA Münster/Osnabrück and DA Saxony online election-themed pub quiz!

    NOTE - this is an Online Event. Please RSVP to get the link.

    Teams will meet in virtual rooms to discuss their answers. Let us know (muenster@democratsabroad.de) if you already have a team. Otherwise we will be randomly assigning people to teams.

  • Friday, October 23, 2020 at 07:30 PM Berlin Time · 2 rsvps
    Online in Online, Germany

    Virtual Election-Themed Pub Quiz

    Come relieve some of your election stress while showing off your election knowledge. Join us for this joint DA Münster/Osnabrück and DA Saxony online election-themed pub quiz!

    NOTE - this is an Online Event. Please RSVP to get the link.

    Teams will meet in virtual rooms to discuss their answers. Let us know (muenster@democratsabroad.de) if you already have a team. Otherwise we will be randomly assigning people to teams.

  • Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 06:00 PM Berlin Time · 6 rsvps
    Online in Online, Germany

    October Book Club: Halloween Party & Book Swap

    Double, double toil and trouble;
    Schnaps burn and Glühwein bubble.
    Favorite books you have to spare,
    At our Book Club like and share;
    Tales of adventure and stories of mystery,
    Epics of fantasy and chronicles of history,
    Classic novels and comedies,
    Science fiction and biographies,
    For a charm of powerful prose,
    Like a bookworm read and repose.
     
    For this month's book club meeting, we're doing something a little different. Get into the spirit of the season by dressing up in your spookiest costume, including a mask for our socially-distanced mask contest! Make yourself some Halloween sweets and drinks, and pick out a book to share with the group. Together, we'll discuss the books each member selects and partake in fun Halloween games and activities.
     
    Come if you dare... Just kidding, anyone and everyone is welcome! The event will take place online. Please RSVP to receive the link.
  • Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 03:00 PM Berlin Time · 16 rsvps
    Zoom in Göttingen, Germany

    Borders and Globalization as a Political Challenge: Putting Today’s Walls and „America First“ Policies into Historical Perspective.

     

    We are pleased to announce a presentation by Dr. Jan Logemann, one of our own chapter members. This will be an online event, taking place on Sunday, October 25 at 3:00 pm.

    Jan Logemann teaches social and economic history at Göttingen University where he also directs the Erasmus masters program "Global Markets, Local Creativities". He studied in Berlin and State College, PA, and from 2010-2014 directed a research group at the German Historical Institute in Washington DC . In 2020 he was visiting professor for North-American history at Kassel University. His research focuses on transatlantic migration, consumption and economics. Jan Logemann has recently published: Engineered to Sell: European Émigrés and the Making of Consumer Capitalism (University of Chicago Press, 2019).

    Dr. Logemann’s presentation is titled and can be summarized as follows: 

    Borders and Globalization as a Political Challenge: Putting Today’s Walls and „America First“ Policies into Historical Perspective.”

    From building walls against immigration to raising tariffs against foreign trade, America’s borders have been a focal point of Donald Trump’s rhetoric and action as president. His strategy of shutting the United States off from the world in the face of globalization, however, has a long history in American politics. How are global transformations and the call for trade protectionism and cultural nativism connected historically? What answers can Democrats find today to the challenges of globalization, going beyond the populist rhetoric of building walls and economic nationalism championed by the White House over the past four years?”

    We are looking forward to this immensely interesting presentation and getting a glimpse of our history from this standpoint. Remember, President Trump just condemned the classic book by Howard Zinn, “A People's History of the United States” as propaganda by the so-called radical left.

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 06:00 PM Berlin Time · 1 rsvp
    Online in Online, Germany

    Voting From Abroad Q&A

    Do you have last-minute questions about how to vote from abroad? Are you a Democrats Abroad volunteer helping others and want to familiarize yourself with the ins-and-outs of overseas voting? Join us for a one-hour info session and Q&A that will walk you through the entire process!

    Before attending the session, we recommending already trying to fill out the absentee ballot request form (FPCA) and a back-up ballot (FWAB). Instructions for both can be found at www.votefromabroad.org. Please note that many states' registration deadlines were in early and mid-October. Check your state's deadline at www.votefromabroad.org/states.

    If your voting question is urgent, please write to us at info-germany@democratsabroad.org

    Our goal is to reach each and every one of the 6.5 million Americans living overseas, so if you know Americans living abroad who haven't requested their ballots yet, send them our way!

     

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 06:00 PM Berlin Time · 1 rsvp
    Online in Online, Germany

    Election Day Countdown: Phonebanking in Leipzig

    Phonebanking is one of the best ways to increase voter turnout among Americans living abroad! Every Tuesday until Election Day, we will be meeting online to call eligible voters and make sure they know how to request and return their absentee ballots. 

    Phonebanking is easy and straightforward. All you will need is your computer – **not a tablet**, **not a smartphone** – and headphones, if you have a set. No prior experience is required, and newcomers are very welcome! 

    == RSVP ==
    The event will be held online, so please RSVP to this event if you are planning on attending the phonebanking party. Then we will send you the link. 

    == How to Sign Up to Phonebank ==
    Detailed instructions available here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking
    It just takes a few steps to start calling:
    - Log in at https://www.democratsabroad.org/login
    - Join the phone banking team volunteer team: https://www.democratsabroad.org/voter_support_team
    - You’ll get an email from support@callhub.io to activate your CallHub account and set a password
    - Review the training materials: https://www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking#training
    - Get calling!

    Can't make it on Tuesdays? Follow the instructions above to make calls at your own convenience.

    Join us in doing whatever we can to Get Out The Vote! 

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 06:00 PM Berlin Time · 1 rsvp
    Online in Online, Germany

    Election Day Countdown: Phonebanking in Leipzig

    Phonebanking is one of the best ways to increase voter turnout among Americans living abroad! Every Tuesday and Thursday until Election Day, we will be meeting online to call eligible voters and make sure they know how to request and return their absentee ballots. 

    Phonebanking is easy and straightforward. All you will need is your computer – **not a tablet**, **not a smartphone** – and headphones, if you have a set. No prior experience is required, and newcomers are very welcome! 

    == RSVP ==
    The event will be held online, so please RSVP to this event if you are planning on attending the phonebanking party. Then we will send you the link. 

    == How to Sign Up to Phonebank ==
    Detailed instructions available here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking
    It just takes a few steps to start calling:
    - Log in at https://www.democratsabroad.org/login
    - Join the phone banking team volunteer team: https://www.democratsabroad.org/voter_support_team
    - You’ll get an email from support@callhub.io to activate your CallHub account and set a password
    - Review the training materials: https://www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking#training
    - Get calling!

    Can't make it on Tuesdays or Thursdays? Follow the instructions above to make calls at your own convenience.

    Join us in doing whatever we can to Get Out The Vote! 

  • Sunday, November 01, 2020 at 02:00 PM Berlin Time · 7 rsvps
    Online (WebEx) in Online, Germany

    DA Saxony November Chapter Meeting

    Join us online for our chapter-wide November monthly meeting. Two days before Election Day, we will certainly have a lot to discuss! New attendees are always welcome. All you have to do is RSVP to receive the WebEx log-in link. See you there!

  • Sunday, November 01, 2020 at 05:00 PM Berlin Time · 40 rsvps
    Zoom Online in Heidelberg, Germany

    Election Predictions and Insights from John McQueen!

     

    Please join us on the pre-election eve — November 1st, 2020 — for John McQueen's well-researched election predictions, and analysis. Leading up to this will be speakers on the issues near and dear to Democrats Abroad, and how they are relevant in this election: Women's issues (Nicole Colaianni), Black Lives Matter (Robert Scott), LGBTQ (Daniel Hoever-Eckhardt), Science (Rebecca Alvarado), Voter Suppression (Patrick Mears). Niki Vonderwell will be reporting live from the ground in Ohio, where she’s helping at one of the polling centers. At the end, John will use an interactive map to show how he predicts it will go on election day, including some important state races. Moderator will be Nancy Schimkat, and our tech team is Joe Butler and Matthias Luft.

    We are broadcasting this via Zoom from the Heidelberg Center for American Studies. Please RSVP to get the Zoom link.

  • Tuesday, November 03, 2020 at 07:00 PM through November 04, 2020 at 5am Berlin Time · 8 rsvps

    Election Night Pajama Party (Online)

    Join us from the comfort of your home on Election Night - November 3, 2020. Put on your coziest pajamas and settle in with any food and beverages of your choice. We'll spend the night watching election updates, engaging in political discussion, and providing emotional support with progressive Americans and friends around Saxony. All are welcome! #DumpTrump

  • Tuesday, November 03, 2020 at 09:00 PM Berlin Time · €12.00 EUR · 12 rsvps

    Election Night 2020 – A Digital Party

     
    Join us on Zoom on Election Night to watch "Election Night 2020 – A Digital Party," a live theater performance by Julia Hart, director of the play Neuland and starring members of the DA Germany Hamburg Chapter.
     
    After the 2016, Julia Hart created Neuland (Uncharted Territory), a theater performance created in response to the election of Donald Trump, based on the collected true stories of American women's reactions to the results of that election. Election Night 2020 is a sequel of sorts to Neuland, with new stories and perspectives from Americans from even more diverse backgrounds and genders reflecting on the events of the last four years.

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    It’s not a typical Election Night, but in the United States it is traditional to host an Election Night Party at home or at a bar. How else could we spend this night waiting for our fate to be sealed? American director Julia Hart and a cast of US citizens invite you to spend Election Night with them on Zoom.
     
    “Election Night” is all at once a performance, Election Night party, and a trip through time. With a mix of personal stories, scenes, and songs Julia Hart and her ensemble of Americans abroad reflect the most significant moments, impressions, and feelings from the last four years while the latest election results and forecasts come together.
     
    What have the last four years done to us and to the world? What can we laugh about? What do we need to cry about? What makes us tremble in anger? And how have we coped in the last four years?

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    Tickets available here. Prices range from 4€ to 12€:
    https://lichthof-theater.reservix.de/tickets-election-night-2020-eine-digitale-party-in-hamburg-online-veranstaltung-am-3-11-2020/e1623251
  • Wednesday, November 04, 2020 at 10:00 AM Berlin Time · 1 rsvp
    Alexianer Waschküche in Münster, Germany

    Morning After Breakfast

    Join us the morning after the election to debrief and, hopefully, celebrate! We will be meeting in the spacious Alexianer Waschküche in the upstairs loft space (Corona regulations permitting). There will be plenty of coffee for the sleep deprived.

  • Wednesday, November 04, 2020 at 12:00 PM Berlin Time · 15 rsvps
    RSVP in Munich, Germany

    Watch Party Luncheon

    In the past, hundreds of us would have stayed up all night and waited for the election results. But that is simply not possible this year because of Covid. An hour or two in a room at a restaurant, taking all precautions, however, might be possible. But it is hard to say where things will stand in a few weeks.

    If you are interested in attending a luncheon on November 4, please RSVP. Seating is limited, so please let us know sooner rather than later if you’d like a spot. We will let you know by November 1 if the event will take place. 

    If there is no chance of us meeting in person, we will switch to Zoom for a post-election debrief.