Welcome to Democrats Abroad Stuttgart!
DA Stuttgart is a chapter of DA Germany, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Germany. Our chapter includes members all over Baden-Württemberg with precincts in Freiburg and Tübingen. If you’re in the area and looking to connect with welcoming, dedicated, and democratically-minded people, then you’ve come to the right place.
On this page, you’ll find information about upcoming announcements of meetings and events throughout the year. We encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.
If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Stuttgart, please contact us. We look forward to meeting you!
Vigils are being held worldwide on July 12th in protest of the Trump administration’s policy to keep migrants and refugees in detention camps. Several children have died as a result of negligence and unsanitary conditions in these camps, and thousands of people are being detained in overcrowded cages. Recent reports from visits to these facilities by members of congress and health officials have detailed astounding cruelty. Because we were unable to arrange for an in-person vigil on July 12th, we’re asking that our Stuttgart members participate virtually.
What You Can Do:
- Make a sign with a message to the Trump administration, then take a photo with your sign and send it to us. We’ll post the photos on our Instagram (@demsabroadgermany) and our Facebook page (@DAGStuttgart). You can even make a video and send it to us. We’ll post that on our social media sites including our YouTube page (DemsAbroadGermany). We suggest using this sign.
- Send a letter to the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Consulates. This is a federal issue, and our federal government representatives need to hear from us. The addresses for the embassy and the consulates are compiled in this document. You can find a sample letter (modified from DA Barcelona) for use in Germany by clicking here. Please feel free to use/adapt the letter as you wish.
- Contact your elected officials in the U.S. The Lights for Liberty website has numerous resources available including sample language for writing/speaking to elected officials.
If you'll be outside of the Stuttgart area over July 12th, please consider attending an in-person vigil at one of the many locations.
Please send your photos and videos to email@example.com. You can read more about DA Global's virtual vigil and learn more about the human rights violations happening at the U.S./Mexico border on the international DA news page.
Wherever you are, please join us and other Americans around the world and across the country as we rally to #closethecamps.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: We are group number 44 in the line-up, so if you plan to meet us before the parade starts, you'll need to look for #44 in the line-up area by Erwin-Schöttle Platz. See you there!
This is one of DA-Stuttgart's favorite events, and we'd love for you to join us! On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, we're marching to celebrate our LGBTQ+ family and to continue demanding equal rights and protections for the LGBTQ+ community in the U.S. and worldwide.
Some important details:
• The line-up begins at Erwin-Schöttle Platz, and the parade ends at Schlossplatz. You can view the parade route here: https://www.csd-stuttgart.de/index.php/demonstrieren/demo-strecke
• We will meet at 3:00 p.m. for the line-up. The parade's official start time is 3:30. We are group number 44 in the line-up.
• We have a wagon to carry our flyers, posters, extra sunscreen, and a cooler for storing ice and water. Please consider bringing your own reusable water bottle so we can reduce the amount of bottled water needed.
• The chapter has a supply of biodegradable cosmetic glitter to bedazzle any marchers who want to sparkle responsibly. Be sure to show up early if you want to get glittery before the parade starts.
• We will have our own flags, banners, and signs, but you're welcome to make your own.
• Bring your kids, partners, friends, dogs, whoever. This is a the-more-the-merrier-sort of event.
• Please remember that while the music will be loud, outfits will be outrageous, and people will be weaving in and out of the parade groups, we are guests at this joyful event. When it comes to LGBTQ+ rights, we mean business, but this event is supposed to be loose and free and fun.
This event really is a blast, and we can't wait to see you there!
#stayproud and #voteblue
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