Events

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 03:00 PM · 6 rsvps
    Heyzel 4 in Augsburg, Germany

    Augsburg Coffee Clutch

    Are you a Democrat living in the Augsburg area? Want to know how you can contribute to getting a Democrat in the White House in 2020? Then be sure to join us for this afternoon together.

    We'll grab a cup of coffee before talking about our organization, volunteer opportunities leading up to 2020, and the process of voting from abroad. Friends and family are, of course, welcome too!

    Unable to make it, but still interested in getting active in the Augsburg area? Just write us a quick email - we’d love to have you on board!

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 4 rsvps
    Member's Home (RSVP for Address) in Hamburg, Germany

    Hamburg Debate Watch Party

    Come join us on the Sunday after the October 15 debates at a member's house in Eimsbüttel (near Hagenbecks Tierpark) to watch the debates and discuss! Join fellow Democrats in Hamburg for an afternoon of discussion and learn how you can help us beat Trump in 2020.
     
    Please RSVP to receive address.
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    EineWeltHaus in Munich, Germany

    Planning Session for 2020 Annual General Meeting (volunteers needed!)

    In just a few short months, the Munich Chapter will be hosting the 2020 Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Germany. Members from all over the country will be travelling to the Bavarian capital for an energizing weekend focused on how our organization can best work to get out the vote in 2020. The meeting will run from January 24-26, 2020.

    In order to pull off this event, the Munich Chapter is asking interested volunteers to meet for a planning session on Wednesday, October 23 from 7-9pm at the EineWeltHaus. Volunteer opportunities are plentiful and span from helping to arrange homestays to working out logistics to organizing a day of community service. We look forward to discussing these in more detail with you on this evening. Any help – big or small – is greatly appreciated and will help make the 2020 Annual General Meeting a success!

    If you aren’t able to make it on this evening but are still interested in volunteering, please contact Candice Kerestan at chair@democratsabroad.de.  

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    Coffee Fellows (2nd Floor) in Berlin, Germany

    October Book Club: The Road Beyond Ruin by Gemma Liviero

    Join us for the October gathering of the Democrats Abroad book club! We'll be discussing The Road Beyond Ruin by Gemma Liviero.

    With this book club, we aim to provide a shared reading experience and relaxed discussion space for Democrats Abroad members.

    The Road Beyond Ruin by Gemma Liviero

    "A breathtaking novel of secrets, lies, and survival in post-World War II Germany, where alliances may not be what they seem."

    RSVP

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

  • Friday, October 25, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Riedel's Ottensen in Hamburg, Germany

    Final Friday Pub Night

    It’s the final Friday of the month! You made it! Join us and celebrate as we wrap up the month of October with our Final Friday Pub Night at Riedel's Ottensen's. It's a great way to meet other Americans and talk about current events and politics. So come and join us for a drink!

  • Friday, October 25, 2019 at 07:30 PM · €55.00 EUR · 6 rsvps
    Cookies and Cream in Berlin, Germany

    Baking for Democracy in Berlin

    Join Democrats Abroad Berlin for a FUNdraiser for Berlin headquarters for 2020! We’re partnering with Humble Pie and Cookies and Cream to host a pumpkin pie baking workshop on Friday, October 25th at 7:30pm. Not only will you be supporting Democrats Abroad in Berlin, but you’ll also be supporting two local businesses owned by members of Democrats Abroad. Space is limited to 12 spots, so sign up fast!

    What we're raising money for

    We have set a goal to raise money so we can rent a physical location where volunteers can make phone calls to American voters abroad, and U.S. citizens can get help in-person with requesting absentee ballots in 2020. Phonebanking is a crucial tool in reaching members and making sure they request their ballots. That’s why we want to create a space on a continuous basis where Democrats Abroad members can come together to make these calls. We want to have a space that will be open at least 5 days a week in a central location over a 5-6 month period.

    How you can help

    To help us achieve our goal, we are organizing a pie workshop! Finding good pie in Germany isn’t easy, so just like you want to take back our democracy, you can now take back your right to good pie. The workshop will be taught by Sarah from Humble Pie, who will show you the basics of making pie dough from scratch and how to get the perfect, flaky pie crust. You’ll learn how to make a pumpkin pie and how to find all the ingredients you need locally (many right at cookies and cream!) and how to make the fillings from scratch (no canned pumpkin needed).

    What’s included

    • Two hours of step-by-step, hands-on instruction
    • All course materials, equipment and practice dough
    • Two pie crusts to take home
    • Detailed recipe and tips & tricks cards to take home
    • A slice of pie to enjoy at the end of class!
    • One beverage of your choice

    We are asking for a 55€ donation to participate. 40€ covers the cost of the class and 15€ will go to Democrats Abroad Berlin. This donation will also enter you into the raffle, which includes two prizes donated by Cookies and Cream and Humble Pie.

    Raffle Prizes

    from Cookies and Cream

    Pumpkin Pie Baking Kit - contains soft brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract
    retail value 25,80

    from Humble Pie

    One whole, pre-made Pumpkin Pie
    retail value 24,00

    **Your participation in the course is secured only after payment is received. Please register on this page and follow the instructions for payment. If you have any questions, email berlin@democratsabroad.de **

    Due to limited time and oven space, we are not able to bake a pie for each participant during the course of the class. Participants can order a pie in advance to take home and receive a 20% discount. Please email us to place your whole pie order when you register for the course.

    • Pumpkin Pie: 19,20€ (retail value: 24€)
    • Apple Pie: 20,80€ (retail value: 26€)
    • Pecan Pie: 27,20€ (retail value: 32€)
  • Friday, October 25, 2019 at 07:30 PM through October 26, 2019 · 12 rsvps
    Brueckenkopf Mainz in Mainz, Germany

    DAG Halloween 2019

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    Eat Drink & Be Scary: Join Democrats Abroad Germany for Halloween Costume Party and 2020 Fundraiser.

    Halloween is not as scary as a second Trump term, so please come out and support our fundraiser. All funds raised will go directly to our DAG Get Out The Vote efforts for 2020! We want to reach every voter here in Germany, but only you can help us achieve that goal. Everyone is welcome. Non-American citizens tickets must be purchased by an American.

     

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    The party will begin Friday, October 25th at 7:30 pm

    • Tickets are €20.20 if paid in advance, €25 at the door.
    • Your ticket includes one complimentary beverage and devilishly delicious appetizers (with vegetarian options too), spellbinding music, and great company.
    • Best Halloween Costume Contest
    • Costumes are optional but more fun.
    • Raffle and other games like "Pin the crime on Trump."

    We're serving politically, incorrect cocktails for €5

    Moscow Mitch
    Republican Zombie
    Jekyll and Gin

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    Additional Drink Options

    Beer €2
    Wine €2
    Jello-shots €2
    Soft Drinks €2
    Water €1

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    If you would like to stay the night for the event evening, these hotels are close to the venue:

    Hilton Mainz

    Hotel Mainzer Hof

    Hotel Havana

    Hotel ibis Mainz City

    Hyatt Regency Mainz

     

     

     

    Directions

    • The venue is very convenient to get to from anywhere in Germany or the world.
    • The location is at the foot of the Theodor-Heuss-Brücke in Mainz and easily reachable by public transportation
    • From the Mainz Hbf, about 15 minutes walk, or 6 minutes by bus to the “Brückenplatz” and then a 5 minutes walk
    • From Mainz Kastel Bahnhof, it's a 13-minute walk to the venue.
    • The venue is located at the foot of Theodor-Heuss-Bridge in Mainz inside the bridge. On the evening of the party we will put up signs and lighted ballons at the entrance.

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    Parking

    The location has inexpensive near-by (200 meters from the venue) public parking at the Parkhaus Rheinufer. Nachttarif (19:00 - 6:00 Uhr)  €0.60 / 1/2 hr, max. night rate €3

    After you RVSP, you will receive an email with payment information.

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 02:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    EineWeltHaus in Munich, Germany

    Pumpkin Carving in Munich

    Join the Munich Chapter of Democrats Abroad Germany on Saturday, October 26th from 14:00 to 16:00 as we celebrate the fall season and carve pumpkins together. Pumpkins, carving materials, and good company will be provided! Apple cider, too!

    Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 23rd if you would like to participate. 

    In order to supply materials, we are asking participants for a 15€ donation at the event. Please note that we can only accept donations from U.S. citizens.

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Karo Ecke in Hamburg, Germany

    Hamburg Young Dems’ Hallow Eve Eve Pub Crawl

    Come join the Hamburg Young Dems to celebrate one of America’s best imported exports – Halloween! We’ll be meeting at Karo Ecke in the Karolinenviertel to start before walking towards St. Pauli on a festive pub crawl.

    Seasonal cheer is encouraged and costumes are welcome but not mandatory. Treats (no tricks) will be distributed to registered voters, costumed attendees, and just about any Trick-or-Treater that asks. 🍬


    Open to all members and non-Americans. All ages welcome!

    Remember! The day after (October 31) is a holiday in Hamburg 🎃👻

  • Friday, November 01, 2019 at 05:00 PM · 1 rsvp

    Hannover Meet and Greet with DA Chair and Vice Chair

    The one year Countdown to the 2020 Elections begins! Join us Friday, November 1st at 5 PM for a Meet and Greet with Candice Kerestan, DA Germany Chair, and Kenton Barnes, DA Germany Vice Chair. We want to make Democrats Abroad more understandable and accessible by looking at our organization's structure and goals, discussing ways to get involved in preparing for the 2020 election and more.

    Whether you're a long-time member or brand new to DA Germany, we warmly welcome everyone to join us for this event. We hope to answer any questions you may have and take part in a lively discussion. We'll be providing some appetizers and drinks and have some entertainment to lighten the mood. We look forward to seeing you and working together toward a successful election in November 2020!

    We will be meeting at the International School Hannover Region in the Main Foyer. The school is a few minutes walk from the Waterloo Tram stop, and there will be signs and balloons to show you where to go. Parking is available across the street at the Schützenplatz. 

    Please RSVP to help us better prepare for the event!