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2021 Chapter Elections

We will be holding chapter elections in all 14 of our chapters during the first quarter of 2021.   You can read all about all of them here.


Georgia US Senate Run-off Election 5 January 2021

 

Elections were held for both of Georgia’s US Senate seats on November 3, 2020. Both of these races are going to Runoff elections, to be held on January 5, 2021, as no candidate received at least 50% of the vote. Democrats need to win both of these seats to have a majority in the Senate so we can have progress in America and the world.

The two races are:

  • US Senate: Jon Ossoff (Democrat) versus David Perdue (Republican)

  • US Senate Special: Raphael Warnock (Democrat) versus Kelly Loeffler (Republican)

Both US Senate races in Georgia are going to a run-off election on January 5th, 2021. Ballots will not be available until Nov 21, GA has said they would send out ballot even if the recount isn't finished.
Here's what you should do:
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Stimmen aus dem Ausland treffen in den Swing States noch ein / Votes from Abroad are Still Arriving in Swing States

Zwischenmeldung der US-Demokraten in Deutschland zur Präsidentschaftswahl

Stimmen aus dem Ausland treffen in den Swing States noch ein

5. November 2020, 18.30 Uhr Während die Stimmenauszählung noch läuft, blickt Democrats Abroad Germany, der offizielle Ableger der US-Demokratischen Partei in Deutschland, mit Zuversicht auf das Wahlergebnis, denn unsere Organisation weiß, wie viele der 6.5 Millionen im Ausland lebenden AmerikanerInnen in den letzten Monaten von ihrem Wahlrecht Gebrauch gemacht haben. Allein in Deutschland war die Anzahl von US-BürgerInnen, die einen Stimmzettel über VoteFromAbroad.org angefordert haben, dieses Jahr fünf mal höher als im Vergleich mit der Präsidentschaftswahl 2016. 

Mehr als die Hälfte der Mitglieder von Democrats Abroad sind WählerInnen, die aus Swing States stammen. Die Stimmen dieser im Ausland lebenden US-BürgerInnen könnten in den nächsten Tagen aufgrund des knappen Rennens ausschlaggebend für ein positives Wahlergebnis für Joe Biden werden. Die Gesetze einiger Bundesstaaten sehen vor, dass Stimmzettel aus dem Ausland, die bis zum Wahltag am 3. November abgeschickt wurden, rechtmäßig ausgezählt werden, sofern sie im Rahmen spezifischer Fristen eintreffen (Georgia: 6. Nov; Nevada: 10. Nov.; Pennsylvania: 10. Nov.; North Carolina: 12. Nov. / Quelle: VoteFromAbroad.org/states). Diese Fristen tragen dem Umstand Rechnung, dass Briefwahlzettel aus dem Ausland einen längeren Postweg haben, und sind daher vielfach länger als die Fristen für im Inland abgegebene Briefwahlstimmen.  

“Wir wussten, dass es auf ein knappes Rennen hinauslaufen könnte. Deswegen haben wir seit Monaten um jede Stimme in Deutschland gekämpft,” sagt Candice Kerestan, Vorsitzende von Democrats Abroad Germany, die von München aus ihren Stimmzettel nach Pennsylvania geschickt hat. “Jetzt müssen unsere Stimmen aber auch sorgfältig ausgewählt werden,” betont sie. Wenn dies geschieht, und damit der demokratische Wahlprozess weiterhin legitim durchgeführt wird, könnten die Stimmen aus dem Ausland zu einem wichtigen Faktor für einen Wahlsieg Joe Bidens werden.


Election Update from the Democratic Party in Germany

Votes from Abroad are Still Arriving in Swing States

November 5, 2020, 6:30pm — As ballot counting continues, Democrats Abroad Germany, the official representation of the Democratic Party in Germany, is confidently, awaiting election results. After all, our organization knows how many of the 6.5 million Americans living overseas cast a ballot this election. In Germany alone, more than five times as many voters requested a ballot via VoteFromAbroad.org than in 2016.

More than half of Democrats Abroad’s members are from swing states. Given that races are coming down to razor-thin margins, these votes could soon be the margin of victory for Joe Biden. The laws of some states stipulate that overseas ballots that have been sent by Election Day, November 3, are legitimately counted if they arrive within specific deadlines (Georgia: Nov. 6; Nevada: Nov. 10; Pennsylvania: Nov. 10; North Carolina: Nov. 12 / Source: VoteFromAbroad.org/states). These deadlines take into account that overseas ballots are coming from great distances and are thus often longer than the deadlines for domestic mail-in ballots.

“We knew that it could become a tight race. That’s why we fought for every vote in Germany for months,” says Candice Kerestan, Chair of Democrats Abroad Germany, a Pennsylvania voter who cast her ballot from Munich. She stressed that “now all of our ballots need to be carefully counted.” When this happens, and the democratic electoral process continues in a legitimate way, these votes – our votes from abroad – could become an important factor in making Joe Biden the next president.

 


Election Night Watch Party and Party Packs (Order by Oct. 29!)

Dear DA Germany Member,

Even though we can’t meet in person this year, there’s certainly going to be a lot to discuss on Election Night and the days after. We’ve organized a series of events around the Election, so that we – Democrats across Germany – can come together, discuss the results as they come in, and share how we’re experiencing the election in real time. Please scroll down for a full list of our Election events. And if you haven't voted, or need voting help, please visit www.votefromabroad.org right now to make sure we'll be celebrating next week! More details on voter assistance are also listed below.

Just because we’re not physically together doesn’t mean that we can’t get in the Election Night spirit. Why not grab an election night party pack, decorate your place with some Biden-Harris gear, and then Zoom into our Watch Party? Party packs are available for just €10 (and just €5 for every additional one). Each party pack includes:

6 balloons (mixed — red, white, blue)

6 posters (double-sided)

3 buttons (mixed Biden-Harris designs)

1 paper flag (doubled-sided)

1 reusable cup

Please note that only a limited number of party packs are available. Your party pack will ship once you've placed your order here and transferred your donation. Payment must be received by Thursday, October 29, 2020. We also have some new gear available like Biden-Harris face masks and RBG buttons! T-shirts and totes are still available for donation, too!

ORDER HERE

Donations for party packs should be directed to:

Account name: Democrats Abroad Germany
IBAN: DE04 5405 0220 0140 2702 99
BIC: MALADE51KLK

DONATIONS CAN ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM U.S. CITIZENS


Election Events

Election Night Predictions and Insights with John McQueen

Sunday, November 1, 5:00pm

Please join us on the pre-election eve — November 1, 2020 — for John McQueen's well-researched election predictions and analysis. John previously served as one of the first chairs of DA GermanyBefore diving into his predictions, we'll hear from speakers about issues near and dear to Democrats Abroad, and discuss how they're relevant in this election: Women's issues (Nicole Colaianni), Black Lives Matter (Robert Scott), LGBTQ+ (Daniel Hoever-Eckhardt), Science (Rebecca Alvarado), and Voter Suppression (Patrick Mears).

Niki Vonderwell, former DA Germany Heidelberg Chair, will also be reporting live from Ohio, where she’s helping at one of the polling centers in Greene County. At the end, John will use an interactive map to show his Election Day predictions, with a special eye on some important state races. Moderator will be DA Germany Heidelberg Chair, Nancy Schimkat, and our tech team is Joe Butler and Matthias Luft. This event will broadcast live from the Heidelberg Center for American Studies. Please RSVP to get the Zoom link.

Germany-wide Election Night Watch Party

Tuesday, November 3, 7:00pm — Wednesday, November 4, 9:00am

Join us on Election Night to discuss the current situation on the ground in the US, share how you’re experiencing the election, and connect with other Democrats across Germany. The event will begin at 7:00pm on November 3 and run through 9:00am on November 4. You do not have to attend the entire time, but can come and go as you please. We will not be broadcasting any news program, but you are welcome to have this on elsewhere and participate in our discussion in parallel.

Login information will be sent to RSVPs on November 2. Please note that prioritized entry will be given to Democrats Abroad Germany members. RSVP here.

Agenda

7:00pm-9:00pm – Open discussion with members of the DA Germany Executive Committee

9:00pm-11:00pm – Election Night 2020, an online theater performance by Julia Hart, director of Neuland

11:00pm-5:00am – Pajama party, sponsored by DA Germany’s Saxony Chapter

5:00am-9:00am – Open discussion with members of the DA Germany Executive Committee, including a look at the current legal situation with legal scholar Dr. Matt LeMieux (Münster)

 Germany-wide Post-Election Discussion

Wednesday, November 4, 7:00pm

Join us on November 4 to discuss where things stand 24 hours after the polls have closed. We'll take a look at current situation, especially in swing states like Pennsylvania where mail-in ballots couldn't be counted until Election Day, and hear from YOU! How are you experiencing the election? What "take aways" can already be identified from the 2020 election season?

Login information will be sent to RSVPs on November 3. Please note that prioritized entry will be given to Democrats Abroad Germany members. RSVP here.


Voter Help

If you haven't returned your ballot, it's imperative that you do this immediately. For the most current information on ballot return methods, including a how-to guide for our €25 express deal with FedEx, visit www.democratsabroad.org/vote_from_germany.

If you still have questions about voting from abroad, please connect with our voter assistance volunteers. You can visit one of our online help sessions on:

Sundays (24 hours)

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (6 pm-10 pm)

and Saturdays (8 am-4 pm) 

Access live help here.

You're also welcome to contact us via this Google form or by writing to info-germany@democratsabroad.org.

If you've already voted, please let us know by clicking "I sent in my ballot" at the bottom of this email. And then request your free physical "I Voted From Germany" sticker

We're really excited to see you  with your election night party pack — at our upcoming election events! We appreciate everything you've done to help get out the vote. Now let's keep it up and do this!

Yours,

DA Germany
http://www.democratsabroad.org/


October Newsletter

Just because we're away from "home" doesn't mean that we're not working hard to get Democrats elected! We had volunteers on the ground in over 20 cities today finding and helping Americans, including many dual citizens, vote from abroad. Many thanks to all who participated in our "Ready, Set, Vote" outreach day! A reminder that it's not too late for you to spread the word. Here's more on how you can help.

If you still haven't voted, or have questions about voting, we've put together the most important voting resources for you below. In most cases, it's not too late to vote from abroad, but time is unfortunately running out. Please do not delay! Request your ballot at www.votefromabroad.org, contact us if you need help, and then get your free "I Voted from Germany" sticker! Again, please note that there is NO in-person voting in Germany in November!

There are also plenty of exciting events happening this week, including a TED talk on climate change with Dr. Ifung Lu, a phonebanking training, an "art of voting from abroad" exhibit in Wiesbaden, and an online Biden-Harris rally!

Also, please already mark November 1 on your calendars: The Heidelberg Chapter is hosting "Election Predictions and Insights with John McQueen", an event you won't want to miss! Next week, we'll also distribute an order form for Election Night "Party Packs", which will include Biden-Harris posters, reusable cups, balloons, and buttons. Root for Joe and Kamala from anywhere in Germany on Election Night!

  • By this point, you should have received your ballot. If you requested it and have not received it, please contact your local election official (info here) AND submit a Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB), if you haven't already. Get started at www.votefromabroad.org/fwab. If you need help, please respond to this email or submit your question here.

There's no downside to submitting a FWAB. But you should also mail in your official ballot as soon as you receive it. If both the FWAB and your official ballot reach your voting jurisdiction by the deadline, only the official ballot will be counted and the FWAB will be discarded. 

  • If your state allows email or fax ballot return, please use these options as they’re not subject to delay. Here is more information on fax submission. Please note that some states that allow email or fax return require that the ballot be sent by postal mail, too.

  • If your state requires postal mail ballot return, we no longer recommend using the Deutsche Post, but rather a courier service, if financially feasible. You might want to consider taking advantage of the following special with FedEx Express:

FedEx Express is kindly offering Americans abroad a discount to send ballots home reliably. US voters living in 10 European countries can now take advantage of a special rate for overnight return of their absentee ballots. From now through November, FedEx International Priority service for envelopes up to 500g sent to the USA, including home pick-up in many cases, costs just €25 from BelgiumFranceGermanyItalyNetherlandsSpainDenmark (kr.186), Poland (112 zł), Sweden (260 kr), and the United Kingdom (£23). This special is only bookable online — discounts will not be given if booking at a FedEx store or on the phone. Feel free to privately tell your friends and family, but please do not post about this on social media. 

Please note that some DA Germany members have reported that delivery takes longer than one business day (in some cases four work days).

If using FedEx, or any other courier, your ballot must still be enclosed in a ballot envelope, also sometimes called a "secrecy" or "security" envelope. The instructions that come with your ballot will explain how to prepare your ballot envelope. Complete your ballot, put it in the ballot envelope, seal it, make sure to sign the ballot oath, and then put it in the courier service envelope.

All details, including a step-by-step "how to guide", about the FedEx deal can be found at

www.democratsabroad.org/vote_from_germany

As a small thank you for your civic engagement, DA Germany is happy to mail you an "I Voted from Germany" sticker free of charge.

Get your free "I Voted from Germany" sticker here

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24 Hours of Reality — Countdown to the Future

Sunday, October 11 — 5:00pm

Join Democrats Abroad Germany and Dr. Ifung Lu for a brief journey through climate breakdown — the science, impacts and solutions, with a quick look at what a single family of four, recently immigrated to Germany, can do. We’ll talk about both individual and collective actions, including VOTING, and then transition into a healthy discussion about what we all can do together as Americans living in Germany.

This webinar is part of a 24-hour, global event organized by the Climate Reality Project and TED Countdown, where thousands of climate leaders will give short TED-talks to start conversations. We’re creating the world’s largest discussion on climate, all at the same time! 

Phonebanking Training

Monday, October 12 — 6:00pm

Calling is one of the best ways to get our members to vote! It’s easy and effective! Do you have time to make a few calls? Many of our members are at home, eager to receive them.

Learn how to phonebank at this online live training. For beginners or to refresh your skills or to share your experience! We’ll focus on the basics, take questions, describe the new texting feature, and discuss how it will be to call in the current environment.

Biden-Harris Online Rally

Sunday, 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!

It's not too late to show your support and help our cause! Get your Biden-Harris and Democrats Abroad swag today at www.democratsabroad.org/germanyshop. Biden-Harris shirts are going fast, so we recommend ordering soon if you'd like one.

We also welcome one-time or recurring donations, which can be directed to:

Account name: Democrats Abroad Germany

IBAN: DE04 5405 0220 0140 2702 99

BIC: MALADE51KLK

Thanks for reading and have a great rest of your weekend!

Yours,

DA Germany


Ready! Set! Vote! 10 October 2020

Democrats Abroad Germany is making sure each and every U.S. citizen in Germany participates in the presidential election. We'll be in 19 locations around Germany on 10 October helping Americans get ready to vote. Drop by to meet Democrats Abroad.

If you can't drop by in person, it is not too late to request a ballot from home. Register to vote and request your absentee ballot 📝 All details can be found at www.democratsabroad.org/vote_from_germany.

Step number one: Visit www.votefromabroad.org to fill out your FPCA absentee ballot request — it only takes 5-10 minutes! If you’re not registered to vote, the FPCA also serves as a voter registration form. Given the uncertainty surrounding the United States Postal Service (USPS), we strongly encourage you to request that your absentee ballot is sent to you via email.

If you need help or have a question about voting, get LIVE 1-on-1 voter assistance any Sunday (24hrs), Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (6 pm-10 pm), and Saturday (8 am-4 pm) through November CEST to talk to a volunteer LIVE on Zoom about questions you have about voting from abroad. Access live help here

You're also welcome to contact us via this Google form or by writing to info-germany@democratsabroad.org

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Statement on Tina Chittom's Racist Remarks on Markus Lanz (de/en)

Democrats Abroad Germany ist zutiefst empört über die hasserfüllten und rassistischen Kommentare, die Tina Chittom von Republicans Overseas Germany wiederholt im Rahmen der gestern ausgestrahlten Talkshow mit Markus Lanz getätigt hat. Denkweisen, die die Menschenwürde in irgendeiner Form missachten und fremdenfeindlichen Verschwörungstheorien dienen, lehnen wir strikt ab.

Leider sind solche Denkweisen innerhalb der Republicans Overseas Germany weit verbreitet. Schon eine kurze Onlinerecherche der Organisation macht deutlich, dass diese nicht nur als Fundraising Super-PAC für Donald Trump fungiert, sondern auch, dass verschiedene Mitglieder der Gruppe nicht davor zurückschrecken, Minderheiten bewusst zu erniedrigen und menschenfeindliche eugenische Theorien zu verbreiten, indem sie beispielsweise Afro-AmerikanerInnen wiederholt als Kriminelle sowie Drogenabhängige diffamieren. Diese Tatsache hätte den ZDF-Redakteuren bewusst sein müssen, bevor sie sich dazu entschieden haben, Frau Chittom als Gast einzuladen.

In diesem Zusammenhang müssen wir ebenfalls unsere Enttäuschung darüber ausdrücken, dass zahlreiche deutsche Medien den Republicans Overseas Germany trotz derartiger Ausfälle immer wieder eine Plattform bieten, um ihre abstoßenden Denkweisen zu verbreiten – und das häufig ohne VertreterInnen der Demokratischen Partei als argumentatives Gegenüber einzuladen. 

Wir betrachten es als höchst inakzeptabel, Diskussionsrunden über Themen wie Rassismus in den Vereinigten Staaten zusammenzustellen, ohne dabei auf eine ausgewogene Gästeliste zu achten, die vor allem den Perspektiven von betroffenen Personengruppen Rechnung trägt. Als offizielles Organ der U.S.-Demokratischen Partei im Ausland vertritt Democrats Abroad Germany mehr als 16.000 U.S.-BürgerInnen in der Bundesrepublik, darunter viele deutschsprachige People of Color, die gerne bereit wären, über die politische Lage in den USA vor der Wahl zu diskutieren.


Democrats Abroad Germany is disgusted by the hateful and racist comments that Tina Chittom of Republicans Overseas Germany repeatedly made during yesterday's talk show with Markus Lanz. We strictly reject ways of thinking that disregard human dignity in any form and advance xenophobic conspiracy theories.

Unfortunately, such ideologies are widespread within Republicans Overseas Germany. A quick online search of the organization reveals that it not only functions as a fundraising Super PAC for Donald Trump, but that many members of the group do not shy away from consciously humiliating minorities and spreading hostile eugenic theories, for example by repeatedly defaming African Americans as criminals and drug addicts. It is unlikely that ZDF researchers and producers missed this before they decided to invite Ms. Chittom as a guest.

In this context, we must also express our disappointment that, despite openly embracing such offensive views, numerous German news outlets continue to provide Republicans Overseas Germany with a platform to spread their repulsive ways of thinking – often without inviting representatives of the Democratic Party as an argumentative counterpart.

We consider it highly unacceptable to host discussion panels on topics such as racism in the United States without paying attention to a balanced guest list – one that includes the perspectives of the people affected. As the official organ of the U.S. Democratic Party for Americans living overseas, Democrats Abroad Germany represents more than 16,000 U.S. citizens in the Federal Republic, including many German-speaking People of Color who would be willing to discuss the political situation in the United States before the election.

 


"Don't Let Them Take Away Your Democracy!" August 2020 Newsletter

Fellow Democrats, 

With the Democratic National Convention (DNC) drawing to an end, Democrats around the world are reminded of how many talented, competent, and diverse candidates the Democratic Party has to offer — officials at all levels of government who are eager to repair the damage the current administration has done and to help create policies that work for all. We're reminded that things don't have to be the way they are. But we must show up on November 3 to get Democrats elected. As President Obama so bluntly stated last night, we cannot let them take away our democracyFor overseas voters especially, this means making a plan NOW to ensure that you're registered to vote and that your ballot will make it to the United States on time. Right here in Germany, we're gearing up for the biggest election of our lifetimes and doing everything we can to help Americans in Germany vote. But we need your help and engagement!

Read below for important updates on voting, how you can get involved, developments within DA Germany (like the founding of our 14th chapter, DA Saxony!), upcoming events (like a post-DNC conversation with DA's three delegates from Germany!), and how you can order Biden-Harris and DA merchandise (pictures below). 

 

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Democrats Abroad Germany sends three Delegates to the Democratic National Convention

Democrats Abroad Germany sends three Delegates to the Democratic National Convention

Drei Delegierten von Democrats Abroad Germany nehmen an der Democratic National Convention teil

Tyler Cofield, Anya Leonhard and Diego Rivas are responsible for representing Democrats Abroad, probably the most diverse “state party”  as well as the campaign of the candidate they are pledged to at this unconventional DNC Convention.

Meet the young sovereign delegates. 

Tyler Cofield, Anya Leonhard und Diego Rivas vertreten Democrats Abroad, der wohl vielfältigsten "Staatspartei", sowie den Wahlkampf des Kandidaten, dem sie bei diesem unkonventionellen DNC-Kongress verpflichtet sind.

Lernen Sie die jungen souveränen Delegierten kennen.

Tyler Cofield is a 26-year-old dancer from the great state of Texas! He moved from the US to Frankfurt last summer, but is currently working in Warsaw. He is passionate about socioeconomics, politics, and of course the arts. Tyler started getting involved with Democrats Abroad because he believes in the civic responsibility of every citizen to participate in how they are governed. He is thrilled to be representing Senator Bernie Sanders at this year's Democratic National Convention and hopes to "get in good trouble" and make positive contributions to this democratic process.

“We are seeing increased hatred and police brutality towards the LGBT community world-wide. November 3, 2020, will be a deciding factor on if the US will join other “democratic” nations in a shift towards authoritarian governments favoring right-wing “strongmen” and their egos over the health and wellbeing of all of their citizens.”

Tyler Cofield ist ein 26-jähriger Tänzer aus dem großartigen Bundesstaat Texas! Er zog letzten Sommer von den USA nach Frankfurt, arbeitet aber derzeit in Warschau. Seine Leidenschaft gilt der Sozioökonomie, der Politik und natürlich der Kunst. Tyler begann, sich für die Democrats Abroad zu engagieren, weil er an die staatsbürgerliche Verantwortung eines jeden Bürgers glaubt, an der Art und Weise, wie er regiert wird, teilzuhaben. Er ist begeistert, Senator Bernie Sanders auf dem diesjährigen Nationalkonvent der Demokraten zu vertreten und hofft, "in gute Schwierigkeiten zu geraten" und positive Beiträge zu diesem demokratischen Prozess zu leisten.

"Wir beobachten weltweit zunehmenden Hass und Polizeibrutalität gegenüber der LGBT-Gemeinschaft. Der 3. November 2020 wird ein entscheidender Faktor dafür sein, ob sich die USA zusammen mit anderen "demokratischen" Nationen zu autoritären Regierungen hinwenden werden, die rechte "starke Männer" und ihre Egos gegenüber der Gesundheit und dem Wohlergehen aller ihrer Bürger bevorzugen.

 

 

 

Anya Leonhard, 22, is a medical student at Leipzig University and originally hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. She has lived in Leipzig since 2016. Through her work in German hospitals and her experience in the German education system, she has seen the necessity of Senator Sanders’s policies, especially universal healthcare and the cancellation of student debt.  

“This election will be a turning point for America and the world. In 2016, many Democrats didn't truly appreciate the potential consequences of a Trump presidency. Now, for almost four years, we have witnessed time and time again the damage he can do to our democracy. The President we elect will decide the balance of the Supreme Court, the outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and our relationship to foreign countries.” 

Anya Leonhard, 22, studiert an der Universität Leipzig im 10. Fachsemester Medizin und kommt ursprünglich auch New Orleans, Louisiana. Sie lebt seit 2016 in Deutschland. Das deutsche Gesundheitssystem und ihre Erfahrungen als Studentin in Deutschland haben die Notwendigkeit der Politik Bernie Sanders’ für sie demonstriert, insbesondere die Reformierung des US-Amerikanischen Gesundheitssystems und den Erlass von studienbedingten Schulden. 

"Diese Wahl wird ein Wendepunkt für Amerika und die Welt sein. Im Jahr 2016 wussten viele Demokraten die möglichen Folgen einer Trump-Präsidentschaft nicht wirklich zu schätzen. Jetzt, seit fast vier Jahren, haben wir immer wieder erlebt, welchen Schaden er unserer Demokratie zufügen kann. Der von uns gewählte Präsident wird über die Ausgewogenheit des Obersten Gerichtshofs, den Ausgang der COVID-19-Pandemie in den Vereinigten Staaten und unser Verhältnis zum Ausland entscheiden".

 

 

Diego Rivas has lived in Berlin since 2014 and votes in California. He is the Chair of the Berlin Chapter - the largest and probably the most progressive group of Americans in Germany. He is also a Democratic Party Committee Abroad Voting Member for Germany, and a Bernie Sanders Delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. During the day, he works on transatlantic relations with the think tank Das Progressive Zentrum.  

“As someone from the United States living in Germany, it is difficult to watch as millions lose their jobs - and as a result their healthcare, during the middle of a public health crisis. This is unacceptable and as a nation, we must come together to guarantee health care as a right, not a privilege. The proposed Medicare for All would guarantee this human right to all in our country.” 

Diego Rivas lebt seit 2014 in Berlin und wählt in Kalifornien. Er ist der Vorsitzende des Berliner Chapters. Darüber hinaus ist er ein stimmberechtigtes Mitglied des Ausschusses der Democrats Abroad für Deutschland und Delegierter von Bernie Sanders auf der Democratic National Convention 2020. Tagsüber arbeitet er mit dem Think Tank Das Progressive Zentrum an den transatlantischen Beziehungen.  

"Als jemand aus den Vereinigten Staaten, der in Deutschland lebt, kann man nur schwer zusehen, wie Millionen Menschen mitten in einer Krise der öffentlichen Gesundheit ihren Arbeitsplatz verlieren - und infolgedessen auch ihre Gesundheitsversorgung. Das ist inakzeptabel, und als Nation müssen wir uns zusammenschließen, um die Gesundheitsversorgung als ein Recht und nicht als ein Privileg zu garantieren. Die vorgeschlagene "Medicare for All" würde dieses Menschenrecht für alle in unserem Land garantieren"


Get Your Go Vote Supplies

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There are an estimated 120,000 U.S. citizens living in Germany, all of whom we want to remind to request their absentee ballots (request yours here). During these times of social distancing, this has become a more challenging task, but there is an easy way for you to help us reach voters: Get some Democrats Abroad and Vote From Abroad merchandise!

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