Muenster Osnabrueck

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Muenster Osnabrueck!

DA Muenster Osnabrueck is a chapter of DA Germany, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Germany. 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 the Muenster Osnabrueck area please contact us.

info-de-muenster-osnabrueck@democratsabroad.org

DA Muenster Osnabrueck Leadership:

Matthew LeMieux
| Münster-Osnabrück Chapter Chair
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  • News

    March Newsletter

    Come join us on Friday, March 8th for our celebration of International Women’s Day.

    The holiday has been celebrated for over 100 years and has become an occasion to celebrate women and reflect on the rights that have been won and what remains to be accomplished. Over the course of the evening, we will discuss the status of the women’s rights movement through various mediums, with a special focus on getting the ERA passed!

    When: Friday, March 8th from 19:00 to 21:00

    Upcoming Events

    Every First Saturday of the Month,  10:00-12:00, Pension Schmidt in Münster – New to Democrats Abroad? We meet every first Saturday of the month at the very cozy and (most importantly) discussion inducing Cafe Pension Schmidt, which is located in the beautiful historic center of Münster! As diverse as the Democratic Party is, we welcome everyone, even those who don't necessarily adhere to any party. Come meet other Americans and join the discussion.

    Bielefeld Monthly Meeting, March 7th 18:00 at Univarza – Looking to meet up with local Americans in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere? Look no further. Our Bielefeld Precinct will start meeting on a regular basis as we gear up for primary season, next year’s general election, and whatever else the Administration throws at us. Featured topic at this month's meeting: Medicare for All.

    Receive Local DA Event Notices

    Looking to keep up with our ever growing range of activities? Other than receiving the monthly newsletter, there are a few additional ways to keep up with our latest event announcements.

    DA Münster/Osnabrück Facebook Page (NEW) - our brand new public face on Facebook is here.

    DA Münster/Osnabrück Private Facebook Group – simply follow the link and ask to be admitted. Here we not only post event notices, but we also engage in private discussion about the topics of day among friends.

    WhatsApp Announcement Group – if you aren’t on Facebook but use WhatsApp, we can add you to our events announcements group. Here we will ONLY post event notices! To join, send an email to DAG-muenster@democratsabroad.org.


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    It’s Not Too Late!

    The midterm elections are fast approaching, but it is not too late to request your ballot! If you have not done so yet, now is the time to act. Go to VoteFromAbroad.org and simply answer the questions, print out your form, sign it and mail it. Done!

    Just as important, it is not too late to help get out the vote. There are almost 10,000 people signed up with Democrats Abroad Germany, and it is our goal to call each and every one of them to remind them to request their ballot. To do so we need an army of volunteers to make calls. And it is not too late to help out. Just go to democratsabroad.org/voter_support_team and simply follow the directions to get started.

    What’s that you say? You are intimidated by calling people? We’ve got you covered. Last week we held two training sessions, one each in Münster and Osnabrück, where we got nine people up and running with phone banking. None of them had ever done it before. All of them said how much fun they had after it was done, and each promised to keep on calling on their own.

    Our next training will be:

    • Wednesday, September 19th from 5:00 to 7:30 in Münster (RSVP: DAG-muenster@democratsabroad.org for directions)

    • Friday, September 21st from 4:30 to 7:00 in Bielefeld (RSVP: DAG-muenster@democratsabroad.org for directions)

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Herr Sonnenschein in Münster, Germany

    Book Club: The Uninhabitable Earth

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    "It's much worse than you think." - David Wallace-Wells

    That is the opening line from The Uninhabitable Earth - A Story of the Future by journalist David Wallace-Wells. In light of the rise of youth climate movements and grassroots organizations such as Extinction Rebellion, which is calling for worldwide mass civil disobediance on April 15th, it is appropriate that Democrats Abroad seriously discuss climate change with David Wallace-Wells' accessbile The Uninhabitable Earth. In it Wallace-Wells discusses a.) geopolitics - the military is diligently preparing for climate change - but what about the people? b.) how city planners are already giving up certain areas of coastal cities for good c.) overlooked issues of climate change such as not only increased intensity, but duration d.) Is there hope? Will technology save us? 

    Perhaps a few questons we can ask ourselves and discuss during the meeting -  how we can hold our politicians accountable. The artice sea ice is melting, the planet is in its death throes, and the oil industry and commodity exchangers see it as a business opportunity by dropping half billion dollar drill bits into the artic seabed - meanwhile, many Democrats sit idly by (of which many are eager benefactors of the largesse of oil and gas companies) and at beast plead for incremental action. Or is this all just alarmism, blown way out of proportion? Anyways, I suppose we start off doing good by eating vegetarian and/vegan at Prütt Cafe! This book is sure to generate spirted discussion. Everyone is welcome!



    The hardback version as well as E-Book can be ordered online at various bookdealers.