WELCOME TO DEMOCRATS ABROAD HAMBURG!
DA Hamburg is a chapter of DA Germany, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Germany. We provide fellowship, offer educational and informational events, and encourage activism for Americans living in Hamburg and Northern Germany. You can find us here on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DemsAbroadHH. 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 Hamburg, please contact us.
Chesney McKinley Severance, Chapter Chair
Democrats Abroad Germany - Hamburg Chapter
MY PARTNER, MY FRIEND
by Claudia Clark
Bookclub Reading and Discussion
22 January 2019
When was the last time you heard a politician say: "It´s fun to work together"? It may seem like a lifetime ago, but those words were spoken by President Obama describing his relationship with Chancellor Angela Merkel. We were privileged to hear these and other revelations during the evening our Bookclub spent with Claudia Clark, author of My Partner, My Friend.
Exhaustively researched, the book details a relationship that started with caution, progressed into trust, and grew into friendship. Especially in today´s polarized world, it seems almost quaint to observe the interaction between the two leaders who were able to relax with each other while tackling the world´s problems because of their own authenticity and their affinity and respect for each other.
Claudia, a Democrats Abroad member, was compelled to write the book because, especially in light of what is happening today, it is instructive to re-examine how personal relationships between those in power contribute to peace. What has been lost—communication, working through differences, the willingness to compromise—should be a lesson for us all. We look forward to reading more when the book is published, both in English and in German.
Text by Maryann Schmunk
It’s the final Friday of the month! You made it! Celebrate/commiserate with us as we wrap up the month of June with our Final Friday Pub Night AND Debate Watch Party. This month we will begin our evening at 6:00 pm at our chapter chair's home (RSVP for exact location) to watch the first Democratic debate before walking a short distance to Riedel's Ottensen to enjoy drinks and/or dinner and conversation in their Biergarten (weather permitting). So come out and join us! It's a great way to meet other Americans, talk about the debate, and get to know our 2020 Democratic candidates!
RSVP is a MUST for the location of the Debate Watch Party Part I.
The Democratic Presidential Debates are here and so it's time for a Debate Watch Party Part II. On Sunday, 30 June, at 3 pm our Chapter Chair, Chesney McKinley Severance, will open her home for our second Debate Watch Party. And since Getting Out The Vote (GOTV) is a huge part of what we do, we'll be signing up volunteers for future phonebanking efforts. Did you know that phone banking is an incredibly effective way to get out the vote, increasing voter turnout by 2-3%? That's huge! So if you're looking for a fun way to make a big difference, please consider volunteering for our phonebanking team. Our Get Out The Vote coordinator, Alexandra Yannis Walker, will be on hand to help get you all set up and ready to go!
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