DA Hamburg and Northern Germany Leadership:
At this month's DA Germany ExCom meeting, leadership voted with overwhelming support for our name change from "Hamburg Chapter" to "Hamburg and Northern Germany Chapter." This new name, which took effect on October 18th, better reflects the broad geographic region we represent, including the German states of Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Bremen, the northernmost part of Lower Saxony (Lüneburger Heide), and the westernmost part of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. We hope the name change will be more welcoming and inclusive as new members sign up. We are especially hoping to start precincts in Lüneburg and Kiel. In addition to the new name, we have a new eastern border: We will soon be welcoming Americans from parts of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with the zipcode (Postleitzahl) beginning with 19 to our chapter.
WELCOME TO DEMOCRATS ABROAD HAMBURG AND NORTHERN GERMANY!
DAG Hamburg and Northern Germany Chapter serves Hamburg, Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein, and portions of the German states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (PLZ 19) and Niedersachsen (PLZ 26-29, excluding the city of Celle and surrounding Landkreis). Nested under the main chair in Hamburg are three precincts: Bremen, Lübeck, and Flensburg. These precincts are headed by Precinct Captains who act as local coordinators and organizers for their geographical region. Future chapter development seeks to build up the Democratic American community in Lüneburg, Schwerin, and Kiel. Through monthly meetings and regular social and practical events, we work to "Get Out The Vote," keep Americans informed about and involved in politics back home, and offer a home away from home for Americans living abroad.
Join Kenton Barnes, DA Germany Chair, and Emily Lines, DA Germany Vice Chair, for an online "Meet and Greet" on Sunday, June 26th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm CEST. We'll discuss our organization's structure and goals, introduce ourselves as the leaders of DA Germany, and discuss ways you can get involved as a volunteer with DA Germany and with your local chapter. We can always use more volunteers to help us make sure Democrats win in 2022.
Whether you're a long-time member or completely new to DA Germany, we warmly welcome all members to join us for this afternoon event. We hope to answer any questions you may have about DA Germany, as well as foster a lively, productive discussion with each other.
To actively participate in the event, you will need a computer with an internet connection as well as a working microphone.
Please RSVP to the event if you'd like to attend. Once you have RSVP'd, you will receive the login link. We hope many of you can join us!
Join us for our NEW monthly PHONEBANKING STAMMTISCH on the first Sunday of each month at 6 p.m.!
Phonebanking is one of the most effective ways that we use to reach out to new voters to make sure that they are registered to vote and to make sure that WE WIN in November!
For this important endeavor, we need YOUR help, and since it is more fun to do it together, we are starting our new PHONEBANKING STAMMTISCH on the FIRST SUNDAY of the month. Join us online via Zoom with a glass of wine or beer or tea or coffee to reach out to our fellow Americans who are just waiting to hear from you!
Have you never done phonebanking?
Then join our Phonebanking Coordinator one hour before the Stammtisch, and she’ll show you how it is done! We will start the training at 5 p.m., and by 6 p.m. you will be an expert!
Join us for this fun evening so that we can help make democracy strong!