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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Denmark

Welcome to DA-Denmark, the home for American Democrats in Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. If you're an American living in Denmark or one of its territories, subscribe to the principles of the Democratic Party, and will be 18 years old by Election Day in November 2020, please join us by clicking the Join link at the bottom of this post.

If you have any questions, you're welcome to contact DADK's chairperson Chesney McKinley Severance at [email protected].

There are no membership fees in DADK, so DADK relies on contributions from its members. If you would like to contribute to DADK (and you MUST be a US citizen to do so), here is the bank account information: Reg.: 9570, Account: 13006024

If you're in Copenhagen on the first Tuesday of the month, please join us from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at our First Tuesday event. Check our events page to see where we are meeting. For those of you who are new to DADK, the First Tuesday events are informal social gatherings, a great opportunity to socialize, network, and discuss politics with your fellow Americans. Suggested (but not required) cash contributions of 50 kr. will be gladly accepted, but only from US citizens.

Want to know a bit more about the inner workings of DADK? You can find our bylaws here.

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DA Denmark Leadership:

Chesney McKinley Severance
| Chair, DA Denmark
Paul Martin Schwartz
| Vice Chair, DA Denmark
Natasha Rogen
| Secretary, DA Denmark
Joe Simon
| Counsel Denmark
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  • News

    IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Climate Justice is Racial Justice, a Discussion with Jacqueline Patterson

    If you missed it live, you can now view the DADK Black Caucus and Youth Caucus event Climate Justice is Racial Justice, a Discussion with Jacqueline Patterson here

    Recorded on April 27th 7-8:30pm this virtual event was hosted by DADK Black Caucus and Youth Caucus.The event began with a short presentation followed by a discussion with Jacqueline Patterson about the intersection of race, climate change, and electoral politics. Jacqueline Patterson is the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.

    You can follow the DA Denmark Black Caucus on Facebook here and the DA Denmark Youth Caucus here

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    Welcome to the DADK Executive Committee for 2021-2023

    The DA-Denmark Executive Committee for 2021-2023 was elected at the DADK Annual General Meeting on March 20th, 2021. We are excited to welcome: Chesney McKinley Severance (Chair), Paul Martin Schwartz (Vice-Chair), Joe Simon (Counsel), Natasha Rogen (Secretary), Judy Williams (Treasurer), Rusty Seltz (Member-at-Large), Michelle Taube (Voting Representative), and Suchi Vatsa Jensen (Member-at-Large).

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 06:30 PM Copenhagen Time · 14 rsvps
    Books and Company in Hellerup, Denmark

    DA Denmark Book Club Reads Love and War in Afghanistan by Alex Klaits and Gulchin Gulmanadova-Klaits

    This month the DADK Book Club will read, reflect, and discuss Love and War in Afghanistan by Alex Klaits and Gulchin Gulmanadova-Klaits. This powerful work written in the early years of the US war in Afghanistan explores the lives of ordinary men and women in Northern Afghanistan. DADK Book Club member Robert Kerr says of this book: "Alex and Gulchin are a married couple.  They collaborated on this book by each interviewing the spouse of their respective sex of 8 married couples.  Each of the book's 8 chapters then compares the interviews.  It is really a brilliant and touching anthology.  Many stories will make you smile.  More will make you cry.  Some will fill you with rage.  More to point for our club's purposes, the totality of the stories reveals a wonderful portrayal of the Afghan people and the horrors of the past 50 years.   I feel that it is among the most touching books that I have ever read.  And, others that I have shared it with have come to a similar conclusion."

    We are pleased to announce that the authors, Alex and Gulchin, will join us for our discussion. The authors suggest beginning your reading with chapter 9 since the observations in that chapter "proved to be remarkably prescient". 

    Please join us for this very special discussion in person at Books and Company or online via Zoom on Tuesday, October 19 at 6:30 pm. 

    You can order your copy of Love and War in Afghanistan from It is available in hard copy, paperback, or on Kindle. Due to long shipping times, we recommend downloading it for Kindle or the Kindle app. 

    Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM Copenhagen Time · 1 rsvp
    online in Aarhus, Denmark

    DA Denmark Office Hour Online

    Do you have a question about DA Denmark? Would you like to get involved but don't know where to start?  Is there an idea or suggestion you have for an event? We're here to listen and help! This month DA Denmark will begin hosting a monthly "office hour" where a member of the DA Denmark Executive Committee will be waiting to answer all your questions. Stop by for a few minutes or stay for the entire hour.

    Our first office hour will take place online on Saturday, October 23 from 10:00am - 11:00am.