The start of fall certainly hasn’t been dull: September was fraught with the death of our beloved Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first chaotic debate, and a superspreading event at the White House. And those tax returns! The list goes on… The next few weeks will surely come with their own shocking revelations. But please don’t let the chaos distract us from our single focus: voting!
At this point, it’s all hands on deck! Even Munich Mayor Katrin Habenschaden swung by our stand this weekend to help spread the word:
We hope you’ve already requested your ballot and voted! If you haven’t, go to www.votefromabroad.org, and once you’ve got your ballot, return it immediately! If you have voting questions, we’re here to help. You can find all resources, including links to one-on-one online help sessions and info on a FedEx return special, at www.democratsabroad.org/vote_from_germany. You’re also welcome to submit your question here.
If you have voted, please let us know by clicking “I’ve sent in my ballot” link at the end of this email. And don’t forget to request your free physical “I Voted from Germany” sticker, or use this digital version right away:
Voter Assistance Tables
Things are getting down to the wire, but we’re still working hard to find new voters from states that have longer deadlines. Do you have time to help us at a table in October? Sign up here.
Standing outside is not your thing? Try helping people with their ballots by phonebanking from the warmth of your own home! All you need is a computer and internet connection. We have scripts ready to go, and it’s free to use. This is a group effort that has reached thousands of Democrats across the world! Get started at www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking. We even have a live online training happening today: October 12, 6:00pm.
For a full list of ways you can help besides stands downtown and phonebanking, visit https://www.democratsabroad.org/de_help2020.
October 17 — 2:00pm
EineWeltHaus — Schwanthalerstrasse 80 80336 Munich
A bit behind on your pumpkin carving? Join fellow Americans to carve your favorite pumpkin faces. A chance to debrief on what is happening in our country. Please RSVP so we can estimate the amount of pumpkins we need. Pumpkins will be provided. We are asking for a €15 donation, which you can pay at the event. RSVP here.
October 18 — 3:00pm
Are you fired up and ready to put Joe and Kamala in the White House?! So are we! On Sunday, October 18, Democrats Abroad Germany is hosting an online Biden-Harris rally to keep our spirits high in these critical last few weeks. We'll look back at all the passionate resistance in Germany over the past four years, hear from politicians and activists, and sing along to the music of talented songwriters like Alfred McCrary, a Frankfurt local who recently composed "Ridin' with Biden". Join us as we bring this thing home! RSVP here.
October 21 — 7:00pm
Markus Treml, a photographer from Munich, is close friends with Sebastian, who spent time with his uncle in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as a child. On a whim, Markus and Sebastian went and explored what the South currently looks like. The result: a beautiful black and white photo calendar of some beautiful places. Treml says "Our goal is to show you the beauty of your own country through our German lens. It is an attempt to bring us all back – and hopefully closer together." Come share some of your stories from home. RSVP here.
November 4 — 12:00pm
In the past, hundreds of us would have stayed up all night and waited for the election results. But that is simply not possible this year because of Covid. An hour or two in a room at a restaurant, taking all precautions, however, might be possible. But it is hard to say where things will stand in a few weeks.
If you are interested in attending a luncheon on November 4, please RSVP. Seating is limited, so please let us know sooner rather than later if you’d like a spot. We will let you know by November 1 if the event will take place.
If there is no chance of us meeting in person, we will switch to Zoom for a post-election debrief.
And don’t forget to get your Biden-Harris and DA gear for the rally and election night! Shirts are going fast, so if you’d like one, please order soon. All proceeds go exclusively to covering the costs of our voter outreach efforts!
As always, thanks for your continued support and commitment to getting Democrats elected. We look forward to having you join us at one of our many upcoming events!
Munich Acting Chapter Chair
Join Democrats Abroad Germany - Munich Chapter, for a 4th of July virtual Happy Hour!
Join us for an informal gathering to celebrate the Fourth of July with your fellow Munich Chapter members!
Those who register and donate 4 Euros for the 4th will receive log-in information, as well as recipes for delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic 4th of July themed cocktails. Or, sign up as a recurring monthly donor with a Dauerauftrag! Our Zoom accounts and telephone banking tools have been so important for us to maintain our outreach throughout the pandemic, and your financial support will help us fund them and keep the momentum going through 2022!
Account Name: Democrats Abroad Germany
IBAN: DE04 5405 0220 0140 2702 99
Donation reference: Munich 4th of July
Join us for the third session of State Outreach Teams to find out how you can be a part of these Global Teams. Key State Outreach is a new addition to the Democrats Abroad network. Following the success of Texans Abroad, we now have groups forming around ten states:
On Sunday, July 11 at 3pm CEST/9am Eastern, we will sharing tips, strategies and information on all three of our State Outreach pillars:
-Voter Mobilization: educate and mobilize overseas voters; hold informational and community-building events; build coalitions with affinity groups on the ground.
-Ballot Protection: develop and deepen overseas voting expertise in conjunction with Vote From Abroad; build relationships with election officials and state legislatures.
-Legislation: coordinate with Global efforts to track bills being introduced to state legislatures; mobilize voters at home and abroad around relevant issues.
Each group chooses which of these pillars is most urgent and relative to their state. Come join the conversation!
This is the third of three State Outreach meetings. Missed the first two? You’re still welcome to attend! A recording of the previous events and supporting materials can be made available.
Please RSVP for the Zoom link below. Bring your friends, spread the word, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions.
Join us and help build a global community of activists working to get out, protect and defend the vote!
Teresa Ritterhoff, DAG GOTV Coordinator [email protected]
Jennifer von Estorff, Texans Abroad EMEA Captain /DAG Secretary/ Vice-Chair Göttingen-Hannover [email protected]
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