July Newsletter for Frankfurt and Greater Hessen Americans

We hope you are enjoying the summer. Here's the latest from the Frankfurt and Greater Hessen Chapter of Democrats Abroad Germany.

Greetings Fellow-Americans in Frankfurt and Greater Hessen!

We hope you are enjoying the summer. For those who did not have a chance to watch the latest Jan 6 committee hearings on July 21, I urge you to listen to Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s closing statement.

 

“We the people must demand more of our politicians and ourselves.

Oaths matter. Character matters. Truth matters.

If we do not renew our faith and commitment to these principles, this great experiment of ours, our shining beacon on a hill will not endure.” (Watch it here)

 


In case you weren’t able to attend our July 4th event…….


In case you weren’t able to attend our Christopher Street Day PRIDE event…….


Thursday July 28, 18:30 – 19:15:

Monthly Chapter Administrative Meeting Via Zoom

Summer Catch-up and Strategy Session

All are most welcome and encouraged to attend to contribute your thoughts, to get ideas about how to get more involved, or simply to watch the super volunteers in action!

Agenda:             

18:30–19:15: Quick update on Chapter activities and continued strategy planning for the midterms – including tabling, postcarding, phonebanking and voter assistance and protection.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94833994504?pwd=NVhXSDRvV2E2MGljcktxV1dObEt1dz09

Meeting ID: 948 3399 4504

Passcode: 828388


OTHER EVENTS WORTH LOOKING INTO….

Phonebanking Training - July 28 at noon-1:30pm EDT | RSVP

Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada), Virtual on Zoom

New and experienced phonebankers welcome!  CallHub calling to start again in mid-August.  Be ready!  

Amplify your vote by getting more DA members to the polls. Phonebanking is one of the easiest and most effective ways of reaching DA members and getting them to get their ballots and vote. 

Our first priority will be calling DA members who vote in battleground states. Once through those lists, we'll call the rest of our members and possibly other US voters abroad.  Let’s build momentum and win these critical races! Join this session to learn or review the why and how of DA phonebanking.  We'll explain the sign-up system, explore CallHub and do a few demo calls."

Hosted by Americas region and ALL WELCOME!


Voter Assistance 101 - Training and Refresher - August 4 at 11:00am-12:30pm EDT | RSVP

Thursday, August 04, 2022 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Are you ready to help Democrats Abroad members and other overseas voters request and send in their ballots? 

Attend this voter assistance training to learn the basics about voting from abroad, ask questions, and learn how you can support overseas voters!

This training is the foundation for any volunteer work you do with Democrats Abroad! Whether you are helping out at a voter registration table or plan to become an Intercom volunteer (how we offer online voter assistance) - come to this training to learn the fundamentals of voter assistance and about how you can get involved, today!

All Democrats Abroad members are welcome!

It is scheduled for 11:00 am EDT, which is 5 pm Berlin/Paris/Amsterdam time. See this link for a time zone converter. RSVP below to receive the link. Questions? Contact [email protected]

 


Request your ballot today at votefromabroad.org.

Please don’t be shy about contacting us at [email protected] if you would like to get more involved. Democrats Abroad is a great organization if you want to make a difference, engage in substantive discussions and form friendships made especially strong by the common goal of striving for a better world. Through our vote, each American has a tremendous influence on global affairs. Let’s work together to make the world better.

Stay safe, stay sane and work for peace and climate action. We owe it to our kids.

 

Kate Sawyer & Carl Landon Taylor

Chair and Vice Chair of Democrats Abroad Frankfurt