Join us as we march with our DA neighbor chapter in Heidelberg in support of the 2019 Global Women’s March. The theme for the march this year is “ March for Our Human Rights."
The march in Heidelberg begins at 13:30 at the Friedrich Ebert Platz and will finish around 16:30 in at the Heidelberg Rathausplatz.
We will meet at the Mainz HBF and travel as a group to Heidelberg.
We are taking the IC 2015 which leaves from track 5 at 11:13. We will meet on track 5 Section D by the stairs.
Train Station Time Track Train Wiesbaden Hbf depart 10:48 6 S 8 S-Bahn Direction: Offenbach(Main)Ost
Mainz Hbf arrive 11:01 5a Mainz Hbf depart 11:13 5a/b IC 2015 Intercity Direction: Stuttgart Heidelberg Hbf arrive 12:04 7
We will arrive in Heidelberg early enough to have a coffee or a quick bite to eat at the Metropolis café in the train station with the Stuttgart Chapter and then take public transit to the start point.
Everyone is welcome! And we need more men too! Come all by yourself if you’d like, and we’ll get to know each other on the train ride.
Some may wish to take a different train or drive but do try to find us in Heidelberg either at the coffee shop or at the Friedrich-Ebert Platz starting point. We will want to take a group photo or two, pass out our DA signs and flyers, and march as a group with our DA Heidelberg partners to show our numbers are strong!
Brave New Films has produced a new documentary short Suppressed: The Fight to Vote.
This film exposes rampant voter suppression that affected the outcome of the 2018 midterm election in Georgia and the threat it poses to our elections all across the nation in 2020. During the 2018 midterms, millions of voters experienced suppression due to voter roll purges, poll closures, long lines of over 4 hours, missing absentee ballots, and strict voter ID laws that disproportionately prevented black and brown citizens from their constitutional right to vote.
The race in 2018 was finally decided by 54,723 votes and Surpressed reveals that basic constitutional suffrage in America remains under pressure.
Given what is at stake in 2020, the effort to prevent people voting will be fierce! We've been here before and we can stop it!
For this event, DAG partnered with the Mainz cinema Cinémayence. The movie theater is located on the first floor of the baroque Schönborner Hof in a central location on Schillerplatz. It is a guest of the French Cultural Institute - hence the French name ("Mayence" = French for Mainz).
The schedule of the cinema is designed with cultural aspects in mind. The program offers mainly international films. Like most of the films in Cinemayence, Surpressed has never been shown in Mainz before.
Join us in the discussion after the screening to learn how the Republicans will crack down on voting rights in 2020 and what you can do. Non-Democrats Abroad members and non-US citizens are welcome and the discription of the film is in German in the Cinémayence program.
There will be a discussion after the screening lead by Sarah A Wagner. Wagner studied Political Science, English and Educational Science at the University of Trier and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Since 2015, she is the Education Manager at the Atlantic Academy Rheinland-Pfalz. Her research focus lies on the Democratic Party, civil-military relations and transatlantic relations.
Democrats Abroad voter registration experts will assist Americans living in Germany register to vote and request your ballot for the 2020 election.
Tickets are 5€ and can be purchased at the theater's box office, opens at 19:45.
We hope to see you there!
Let's get on track and stick to our New Year's resolution of putting a Democrat in the White House! Join us for our first chapter meeting of 2020. We will discuss the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary (GPP) taking place in Wiesbaden in March, how you can help us get out the vote and get geared up for what's to come in 2020.
We hope to see you there after the holidays!
The Luxembourg American Cemetery will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. We will join the DA Luxembourg chapter again to attend the ceremony. We will arrange carpools for those in Germany to get there. If you're interested in attending, RSVP to as soon as possible so we can organize carpool groups.
Attendance is free and open to the public.