June 2022 - Greetings, US Citizen Overseas Voters in Frankfurt & Greater Hessen!

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May turned into our Party Month!

For those of you unable to attend the April 29 Open House featuring the now infamous keg of wonderful and super sustainable white wine from www.ebbflowkeg.com/ (part owned by member Deandra) you missed a nice party. But there will be more as we gear up for the midterms!

And we had a lovely garden party with our PA Voters. And, if there are any other PA voters out there, the message is: PLEASE VOTE!  as our democracy many really hinge on you doing that (unfortunately, not really kidding). Any questions about voting, just email us at [email protected].

And thanks to the Mid-Hessen members, we had a lovely event at the lovely restaurant at the lovely Golf-Park Winnerod in Reiskirchen. As always, we so appreciated our members Spike Richardson and Herb Ruffin for contributing their musical talents and Clarence Moore for hosting us at the club. There is no better feeling than to get registered, cross that off your to-do list, and know your voice will be empowered by your vote.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Thursday, June 23rd, 18:30 - 19:00:

Monthly Chapter Administrative Meeting Via Zoom

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!

  Monthly Chapter Meeting Agenda (join & leave for any portion): 
18:30 – 18:40 Quick update on Chapter activities

18:40 – 19:10

summer strategy and mapping out into the fall and the midterm

19:10 – 19:30

Digestif: Those who choose may stay on for an open discussion to aid digestion of global and political events.

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Meeting ID: 948 3399 4504

Passcode: 828388

Sunday, July 3rd, 13:00 - 17:00:

Celebrate the 4th of July!

The Frankfurt, Heidelberg, and Wiesbaden-Mainz Chapters have come together for a star-spangled 4th of July celebration! 

It’s a great opportunity to meet other Americans. Feel free to bring along any Americans or friends who would be interested in seeing what July 4th is all about (minus the fireworks of course).

🎉 We’ll celebrate in true American style and look forward to seeing you there. We're providing the meat (hot dogs, bratwurst, ribs, hamburgers, and vegan "meats"), American hot and hamburger buns, soft drinks and water, ice, real glasses, plates, and silverware.

🍺 Beer, 🍷 Wine, and 🍹cocktails will be available and are extra.

👕 Democrats Abroad merchandise will also be available.

🗳️ If you need help getting registered to vote, you can get help with that during the event.

What to bring: Please bring a side dish or a dessert. 🍉 Use the sign-up sheet so we don't get too many of the same types of foods.  You can find the sign-up sheet here.

🏐 Bring your games!

To celebrate our democratic heritage, we will read portions of the Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Equal Rights Amendment.

Space is limited, we can only accommodate 100 people. RSVP early to ensure your place. RSVP deadline is 26 June. Please RSVP to Angela Fobbs · wiesbaden-mainz@democratsabroad.de

In case of rain, the picnic area is sheltered.

This is a 3G event. 3G means: access or participation only for those who have been vaccinated, have recovered, or have been recently tested. Official proof of a rapid test no more than 24 hours ago or a PCR test no more than 48 hours ago was required for those who were tested.

How to get to Grillhütte Eppelheim | Driving Directions

We will arrange carpools from Frankfurt, Mainz, and Wiesbaden, the Heidelberg areas. You'll receive a sign-up form after you RSVP.

Take public transportation to Heidelberg Bahnhof and we will have people that can pick you up at the train station.

More information

Friday, July 15th - Sunday, July 17th:

Frankfurt CSD/Pride 2022

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June is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ) Pride Month to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots and work to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for the LGBTQ community. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City staged an uprising to resist the police harassment, and persecution LGBT Americans were commonly subjected to. This uprising marks the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBT Americans. 2022 marks the 53rd anniversary of the June 1969 Stonewall Riots. This year is also the 30th Anniversary of Christopher Street Day (CSD) Frankfurt.

The Frankfurt Chapter and the Wiesbaden-Mainz Chapter will be setting up an information stand for the duration of the event and walking in the CSD Parade on Saturday to show our support.

Come help us find Americans living overseas and get them to help us with next year's voting efforts! We'll need help on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday times to be determined. We will also need people to walk in the parade.

Please RSVP to the event if you’re interested in attending, and you will receive the link to the signup sheet. Join Democrats Abroad on Saturday, 17 July, as we take to the streets to celebrate love and pride!

Other worthwhile phonebanking trainings, state outreach meetings & Democrats Abroad events:

Democrats Abroad Germany Meet & Greet 

Sunday, June 26th, 15:00

Join Kenton Barnes, DA Germany Chair, and Emily Lines, DA Germany Vice Chair, for an online "Meet and Greet" on Sunday, June 26th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm CEST. We'll discuss our organization's structure and goals, introduce ourselves as the leaders of DA Germany, and discuss ways you can get involved as a volunteer with DA Germany and with your local chapter. We can always use more volunteers to help us make sure Democrats win in 2022.

Please RSVP to the event if you'd like to attend. Once you have RSVP'd, you will receive the login link. We hope many of you can join us! 

Phonebanking Trainings

Phonebanking is one of the most effective ways that we use to reach out to voters to make sure that they are registered to vote and have requested their ballots. We have to do all that we can to make sure that WE WIN in November! To help us get out the vote, we are calling members in Germany to remind them to request their ballots for November. For this important endeavor, we need YOUR help.

If you have never participating in phonebanking, then join the Democrats Abroad Germany Phonebanking Coordinator for this training session. 

Learn or review the why, how, where and when of phonebanking. We'll explain the sign-up system, explore CallHub and do a few demo calls.

Phonebanking Training

Sunday, May 29th, 15:00 - 16:30

Phonebanking Training

Wednesday, June 1st, 18:00 - 19:30

June Phonebanking Stammtisch

Sunday, June 5th, 18:00 - 19:00

Join us for our monthly PHONEBANKING STAMMTISCH on the first Sunday of each month at 6 p.m.! 

Contact: Laura Baxter, DAG Phonebanking Coordinator phonebanking@democratsabroad.de

State Outreach Teams Meetings - NC, OH, PA

State Outreach Teams

North Carolinians Abroad Planning Meeting

Tuesday, May 31st, 19:00 - 20:00

Join the DA North Carolina State Team to map out our outreach for 2022 heading into the Midterms and crucial Federal, State and Local elections.

Everyone is welcome! It's all hands on deck as we gear up for the coming months!

Zoom info provided on RSVP

For more info, write to [email protected] and visit the North Carolina State Team Page.

Pennsylvanians Abroad Planning Meeting

Wednesday, June 15th, 18:00

Our DA Pennsylvania State Team works on behalf of overseas Pennsylvania voters—both the 35,000 who registered to vote in the 2020 election, and the many more yet to be engaged. We are dedicated to getting out the vote and growing the number of overseas Pennsylvania voters to maximize turnout in the midterm and beyond. We know that in a close race, our votes can be the margin of victory that elects Democrats. This year, we want to make that margin bigger than ever.

We offer PA voters a range of support services, including voter assistance and events designed to bring Pennsylvanians living abroad closer to the leaders who represent them. If you are interested in helping with these efforts, write to [email protected] to learn more. All are welcome, regardless of where they vote or how much time they can commit.

RSVP to the June 15th meeting

Ohio State Team Meetings

Ohio State Team Page

Join us for our weekly meeting to learn more and get involved in this and future events to help mobilize Ohio voters abroad for critical races this fall and make sure our officials back home understand the challenges facing Ohio voters abroad.

The 2022 Midterms are quickly approaching, and we want to make sure we send back every possible overseas vote that we can! Join Ohioans Abroad to discuss our path to the November Elections.

We'll be looking at several different areas, including:

  • Spreading the word about the fantastic nominees for Congressional, Statewide, and Local offices!
  • Providing state-specific voter assistance
  • Mobilizing the voters at home and abroad
  • Event planning
  • Website - posting news updates
  • Social Media voter mobilization

It's all hand on deck to turn Ohio BLUE! Write to [email protected] with any questions.

Ohio State Team Meeting

Sunday, June 12th, 17:00

RSVP today and join us!

Ohio State Team Meeting

Sunday, June 19th, 17:00

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Ohio State Team Meeting

Sunday, June 26th, 17:00

 RSVP today and join us!

Ohio State Team Meeting

Sunday, July 3rd, 17:00

RSVP today and join us!

Please don’t be shy about contacting us at frankfurt-greater-hessen@democratsabroad.de 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 pray for peace.


Kate Sawyer & Carl Landon Taylor

Chair and Vice Chair of Democrats Abroad Frankfurt

DA Germany-Frankfurt and Greater Hessen