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Make a Vote From Abroad Video

 

 

Make a video letting people know why you vote from abroad.

Your video will be used to make a compilation video of members of Democrats Abroad saying “I vote from abroad because” and then their reason

You can make a partisan video. Or you can make a non-partisan which refers to general issues such as the environment, health care, etc. with mentioning anyone in particular.

 

Here is a sample video to use as a template

 

 

 

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Donate to Democrats Abroad Germany

We are 100% volunteer-run — we have no paid staff or consultants and no offices. Our mission is to find and mobilize the more than 120,000 Americans living in Germany to vote. In 2016, it is estimated that only 17% of Americans in Germany actually voted. In that election year, we calculated that every Euro spent resulted in 3 new members/voters. Awareness of DA Germany and our mission is key!

In 2020, we were able to be the margin of victory in a number of races thanks to the hard work of our volunteers and the numerous donations we received. We are already working to prepare for 2022 and its clear how important it will be for Democrats to maintain control of the Senate and House of Representatives. While we have little overhead, we do have costs for activities like mailings, phone banking, advertising, software, etc.

Please join us and donate to turn out the American vote in Germany for Democrats!

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

 

Become a Sustaining Monthly Donor

For as little as €5.00 per month, you can ensure that DA Germany has the foundation we need to stay focused on our mission instead of spending our time fundraising to pay our bills. To schedule a direct deposit donation, please set up a “Dauerauftrag” from your German bank account using our account information below. We gladly accept donations in greater amounts!


Make a One-Time Donation

To make a one-time donation, please use our bank information (Euros) or mailing address (US Dollars) below to do so. If you are donating to a specific campaign (for example, Dialing for Democracy), please indicate that under "Verwendungszweck".


Donate for Merchandise

We have swag! Our merchandise program also helps fund our voter outreach and education programs.

Thank you for your support!


Dialing for Democracy Recap

On Flag Day, DA Germany phonebankers, along with volunteers from 11 other countries, came together to participate in Dialing for Democracy, a one-day call-a-thon and fundraiser. Our goal was to reach as many overseas voters as possible to remind them to request their absentee ballots for November, something you can do right now at www.votefromabroad.org. So how did it go?!

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Phone Banking and VFA Training

 

  • Get involved in phone banking: We need you to help us reach Americans in Germany and beyond!

Sign up for phone banking: https://www.democratsabroad.org/de_phonebanking

Sign up for an online training class here. Please RSVP to receive the link to connect to the training:

Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 PM Berlin

Wednesday, August 19 at 3:00 PM Berlin

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Voter Registration Assistance for U.S. Citizens

 

Do you want to request your absentee ballot for the upcoming elections? Is there a question or concern that is getting in the way? Let us help you!

Please fill out our contact form. We will do our best to have a volunteer respond to you within 48 hours.
Thank you!


Attend an online in-person help session

Click any of the links below, RSVP to the event and you will receive an email with a Zoom link to connect to our voter help desk.

Office Hours (Voter Assistance) Thursday, June 25, 6:30 PM. More Info/RSVP

Office Hours (Voter Assistance) Tuesday, July 7, 7:00 PM. More Info/RSVP

Office Hours (Voter Assistance) Wednesday, July 15, 5:00 PM. More Info/RSVP

Office Hours (Voter Assistance) Sunday, July 26, 5:30 PM. More Info/RSVP

 

*All of our voter assistance is non-partisan, and we will help any U.S. citizen register to vote regardless of where they live, where they vote, or what party they support.*

 

Request your absentee ballot for the November election at https://www.votefromabroad.org/


DAG Juneteenth Activities

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Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day, is an unofficial American holiday and an official Texas state holiday. It is celebrated annually on the 19th of June in America to commemorate Union army general Gordon Granger's reading of federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas, on 19 June 1865, proclaiming all slaves in Texas were now free. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had formally freed them almost two and a half years earlier, and the American Civil War had largely ended with the defeat of the Confederate States in April, Texas was the most remote of the slave states, with a low presence of Union troops, so enforcement of the proclamation had been slow and inconsistent. Democratic Governors Cuomo (NY) and Northam (VA) recently made Juneteenth a paid day off for all state employees.

We have several events to commemorate Juneteenth.

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Germany-Wide Silent Protest Against Racism

Please note that these are not DA events, that we are not working or coordinating with event organizers, and that we thus cannot vouch for the content or safety precautions of each event. However, the event organizers have registered all the events with the local governments.

The Silent Protest is an organized initiative in which the participants remain silent for a certain time. It is a form of civil disobedience and resistance and will be used to express their solidarity with the US protest movement and the worldwide victims of racism.

Please wear a black shirt.

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City Date Time Meet Up Location
ALTENKIRCHEN! 6-Jun-20 2:00 PM Marktplatz
AUGSBURG! 6-Jun-20 2:00 PM Alte Augsburger Sporthalle
BERLIN!  6-Jun-20 2:00 PM Alexanderplatz
Cologne 6-Jun-20 1:00 PM Deutzer Werft Koln
DORTMUND!  6-Jun-20 4:00 PM Hansaplatz
Düsseldorf 6-Jun-20 2:00 PM DGB-Jugend Düsseldorf/Bergisch Land, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 34, 40210 Düsseldorf
FLENSBURG! 6-Jun-20 2:00 PM Hafenspitze
FRANKFURT! 6-Jun-20 2:00 PM RÖMER
HAMBURG!  6-Jun-20 2:00 PM Jungfernstieg (Flaggenplatz)
HANNOVER!  6-Jun-20 2:00 PM Am Opernplatz
KARLSRUHE! 6-Jun-20 2:00 PM Schlossplatz
LIPPSTADT! 6-Jun-20 2:00 PM Rathausplatz
MANNHEIM! 6-Jun-20 2:00 PM Schloss
MÜNCHEN!  6-Jun-20 3:00 PM Königsplatz
NÜRNBERG! 6-Jun-20 1:00 PM Wöhrder Wiese
OSNABRÜCK!  6-Jun-20 2:00 PM Schlossgarten, Osnabrück
STUTTGART!  6-Jun-20 2:00 PM Oberer Schlossgarten

More information can be found on Instagram.

 

Take part in the virtual vigil plus shareable graphics for social media.

 


Online Memorial Day Events

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday commemorating those who have died in military service to their country. This year the commemoration ceremonies will be held online. Here is a list of websites where you can watch Memorial Day Ceremonies live:

Join the National Museum of the Pacific War, Admiral Nimitz Foundation, and Texas Historical Commission on Monday, May 25, 2020, at 5 pm CEST for a “virtual” Memorial Day Program. Event Information here.

The National World War I Museum and Memorial - Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 25, at 5 pm CEST. Event Information here.

Colonial Williamsburg Memorial Day Commemorative Program. Join representatives of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the Sons of the American Revolution Williamsburg Chapter online Monday, May 25th at 4 pm CEST, as they pay homage to the courageous Americans who died in active military service throughout our nation’s history.  Event Information here.

American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) hosts two Memorial Day Virtual Ceremonies. On May 25, 2020, at 4 pm CEST and 6 pm CEST, the American Battle Monuments Commission will be broadcasting two Memorial Day virtual ceremonies in honor of our nation’s fallen heroes. These two ceremonies were recorded at two of our World War I and World War II cemeteries so that we can gather virtually on this special day to honor their sacrifice. Event Information here.

National Veterans Memorial and Museum Remembrance ceremony Livestream begins at 4 pm CEST. Event Information here.

Disabled American Veterans - Beginning at 10 pm CEST, DAV’s National Adjutant Marc Burgess will deliver a “Salute to Fallen Heroes” address on Facebook Live. DAV will then premiere their “Honor Wall” compilation video, featuring tributes from DAV ambassadors, members, and supporters who will share words of remembrance for their loved ones who have passed. Event Information here.

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Germany Wins Big at the EMEA's Regional Convention!

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On Saturday, 16 May 2020, more than 200 electors logged on from around Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to represent their country committees and vote for the candidates who will represent EMEA in the 2020 Democrats Abroad delegation to the National Convention. This was our first fully online regional convention. The people elected to represent DA’s EMEA region at this year’s DNC come from many countries across the region and well represent the diversity of our party and our organization. This year Democrats Abroad Germany had two big wins in these important elections.

The voting started with the election of the EMEA regional DNC member. There close to 50 candidates from our region, including six members from Germany:

  • Antigoné McDermot, Heidelberg Chapter
  • Christian Wollny, Hamburg Chapter
  • Diane Haven, Kaiserslautern Chapter
  • Evan Bermel, Berlin Chapter
  • Jacqueline Routier, Berlin Chapter
  • Kathryn (Katie) Solon, Munich Chapter

 

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Help Get Out the Vote in 2020

There are many things you can do to help get out the word and help other Americans vote. Below is a short list of things you can do to help. If you have any ideas, please send them to [email protected].

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