NewsDemocrats Abroad Lübeck Precinct put their rainbow colors on to celebrate Christopher Street Day at the marketplace on August 21st and support the LGBTQIA+ community. Americans from all around the Hamburg and Northern Germany chapter came to help and be a part of our rainbow.At our stand, we gave away freebies, met people from around the world, answered questions, and all in all had a good time. Quite a few Germans took Voted From Abroad material with them for their American friends; several Americans approached us to introduce themselves, and many people expressed how happy they were to see us there.Candice, our chapter chair, gave an interview on stage and explained what it means to us to participate in the Lübeck Pride event. Our message is clear: for Democrats, Love is Love!A big thank-you goes out to our volunteers: Sean, Debbie, Brian, Candice, Vinnie, Nils, John and Sam!Text by Cynthia Walther
Magdalena Dieterle took over the role of Bremen Precinct Captain in April of this year. Magda has been living and voting abroad for the past 20 years. A former peace corps volunteer in Azerbaijan, she has lived in Bremen with her family for the past 10 years and will start a new position working in the International Program at Jacobs University in September. Since she took over the role of Precinct Captain, Bremen Dems Abroad have been meeting for "Better Know An Issue" sessions, covering HR 1, the Green New Deal, new bills threatening choice rights, and the ERA.
Upcoming EventsJoin us for the launch of the German Hispanic Caucus in partnership with the Global Hispanic Caucus! In observance of Hispanic Heritage month celebrations, we will be talking about what being Hispanic\Latinx can mean to each individual. We will have members of Democrats Abroad join to talk about what their Hispanic\Latinx identity means to them and how they celebrate it.During the last 15 minutes, we will have a segment of Chisme Check In to hang back and interact with the group.Looking forward to seeing you there!
If beer isn’t really your thing, but you still want to participate in Oktoberfest festivities, Democrats Abroad Germany has just the thing for you: an online wine tasting!
In celebration of Oktoberfest, DA Germany will gather online on Saturday, September 25 from 7-9pm CEST for a lovely wine tasting night hosted by DA Berlin’s Aimee M. Male. To attend the event, we are requesting a €10 donation.
In order to participate in the tasting, you will need to bring your own bottle of wine. Any wine will do - so grab your favorite or try something new with some of Aimee’s suggestions:
- German Riesling (either labeled Trocken, or Kabinett Trocken; or Feinherb)
- German Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir)
- German Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc)
- California Cabernet Sauvignon
- California Zinfandel
- California Chardonnay
An Oktoberfest Prize Draw will also take place throughout the two Oktoberfest events. Click here for more information.
About Our Wine Expert
Originally from San Francisco, Aimee has worked in the wine world for more than 20 years — from selling wines for U.S. retail stores, to making wine in the south of France and scouting new winemaking talents in Europe to bring to consumers in the United States. Currently a marketing manager and buyer for a major U.S. wine importer and a diploma candidate with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust based in London, she has made it her personal and professional goal to help wine drinkers navigate the often unnecessarily complicated world of wine, through better understanding the mechanics of taste. By learning more about how and why we taste what we do in a glass of wine, Aimee believes anyone can be a wine “expert.” She has lived in Berlin with her partner since 2006.
The tasting will be held on Zoom and we will send participants the meeting log-in information 48 hours before the event.
In case you’re interested: we’re also hosting an online beer tasting on October 30th from 7-9pm CEST! For more information about the online beer tasting, click here.
**Please remember that Democrats Abroad may only accept donations from U.S. citizens.**
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