Vice Chair, Germany; Global Co-Chair, AAPI Caucus

Even though we live abroad, it's important that U.S. citizens make sure to use their right to vote and I enjoy helping make sure that more U.S. citizens know about this right and use it.


  • Bans Off Our Bodies: Bundesweite Demonstrationen

    Kontaktinformationen
    Sarah Carr
    [email protected]
    +49 172 1756684

     

    Democrats Abroad Germany demonstriert bundesweit für reproduktive Rechte

    DEUTSCHLAND, 14. Mai, 2022 - Das Grundrecht der Abtreibung in den USA ist nach dem geleakten Urteilsentwurf des Supreme Courts in Gefahr. Dieses Szenario wäre für viele Frauen in den USA katastrophal. Democrats Abroad Germany solidarisiert sich mit Aktivist*innen und Frauen aus aller Welt. Am 14.05.2022 wird bundesweit demonstriert, unter anderem in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München und Stuttgart

    Berlin: Pariser Platz 14:00 Uhr, Event-Webseite

    Düsseldorf: Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 15:00 Uhr, Event-Webseite

    Hamburg: Alsterufer 27/28 11 Uhr, Event-Webseite

    München: Königinstr. vor dem US-Konsulat 14:00 Uhr, Event-Webseite

    Stuttgart: Kleiner Schlossplatz 11:45 Uhr, Event-Webseite

    Democrats Abroad fordert alle Wahlberechtigten auf, sich an den bevorstehenden Zwischenwahlen zu beteiligen. Nur so können Senator*innen und Repräsentant*innen gewählt werden, die den Women’s Health Protection Act verabschieden und somit das Abtreibungsrecht garantieren können.   Mitglieder*innen von Democrats Abroad werden bei den Veranstaltungen anwesend sein, um allen wahlberechtigten US-Wähler*innen bei der Wahlregistrierung zu unterstützen. 

    Democrats Abroad Germany stellt zudem gerne deutsch- und englischsprachige Pressesprecher*innen aus unseren Lokalgruppen zur Verfügung, um über das Abtreibungsrecht und reproduktive Rechte in den USA zu sprechen. 

    Pressesprecher:innen: 

    • Kenton Barnes (Vorsitzender der Democrats Abroad Germany), Emily Lines (Vize Vorsitzende der Democrats Abroad Germany)
    • Lokale Pressesprecher*innen
      • Tsesa Monaghan (Berlin) 
      • Sarah Carr (München) 
      • Pegi Jones, Nicole Groß (Düsseldorf-Ruhr) 
      • Candice Newton (Hamburg) 

    Wenn Sie eine/n Pressesprecher:in aus einer anderen Ortsgruppen wünschen, geben Sie dies bitte in der Anfrage an. Wir verfügen über 14 Ortsgruppen in allen Regionen Deutschlands. 

    Über Democrats Abroad 

    Democrats Abroad ist die offizielle Auslandsorganisation der US-amerikanischen Demokratischen Partei und ist für 9 Millionen außerhalb der USA lebenden US-Amerikaner:innen verantwortlich. Democrats Abroad wird von der Demokratischen Partei als Staat anerkannt und gibt US-Amerikaner:innen im Ausland  eine demokratische Stimme in unserer Regierung. 

    Democrats Abroad Germany ist eine von 48 Ländergruppen weltweit. Die Ländergruppen informieren US-Amerikaner:innen  im Ausland über ihre Rechte und helfen ihnen, am politischen Prozess teilzuhaben.

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  • published August Phonebanking Stammtisch in Events 2022-04-28 07:14:50 -0400

    August Phonebanking Stammtisch

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

    Phonebanking is one of the most effective ways that we use to reach out to new voters to make sure that they are registered to vote and to make sure that WE WIN in November!

    For this important endeavor, we need YOUR help, and since it is more fun to do it together, we are starting our new PHONEBANKING STAMMTISCH on the FIRST SUNDAY of the month. Join us online via Zoom with a glass of wine or beer or tea or coffee to reach out to our fellow Americans who are just waiting to hear from you!  

     

    Have you never done phonebanking?
    Then join our Phonebanking Coordinator one hour before the Stammtisch, and she’ll show you how it is done! We will start the training at 5 p.m., and by 6 p.m. you will be an expert!

    Join us for this fun evening so that we can help make democracy strong!

    WHEN
    August 07, 2022 at 6:00pm
    WHERE
    Zoom
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  • published July Phonebanking Stammtisch in Events 2022-04-28 07:13:38 -0400

    July Phonebanking Stammtisch

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

    Phonebanking is one of the most effective ways that we use to reach out to new voters to make sure that they are registered to vote and to make sure that WE WIN in November!

    For this important endeavor, we need YOUR help, and since it is more fun to do it together, we are starting our new PHONEBANKING STAMMTISCH on the FIRST SUNDAY of the month. Join us online via Zoom with a glass of wine or beer or tea or coffee to reach out to our fellow Americans who are just waiting to hear from you!  

     

    Have you never done phonebanking?
    Then join our Phonebanking Coordinator one hour before the Stammtisch, and she’ll show you how it is done! We will start the training at 5 p.m., and by 6 p.m. you will be an expert!

    Join us for this fun evening so that we can help make democracy strong!

    WHEN
    July 03, 2022 at 6:00pm
    WHERE
    Zoom
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  • published June Phonebanking Stammtisch in Events 2022-04-28 07:11:51 -0400

    June Phonebanking Stammtisch

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

    Phonebanking is one of the most effective ways that we use to reach out to new voters to make sure that they are registered to vote and to make sure that WE WIN in November!

    For this important endeavor, we need YOUR help, and since it is more fun to do it together, we are starting our new PHONEBANKING STAMMTISCH on the FIRST SUNDAY of the month. Join us online via Zoom with a glass of wine or beer or tea or coffee to reach out to our fellow Americans who are just waiting to hear from you!  

     

    Have you never done phonebanking?
    Then join our Phonebanking Coordinator one hour before the Stammtisch, and she’ll show you how it is done! We will start the training at 5 p.m., and by 6 p.m. you will be an expert!

    Join us for this fun evening so that we can help make democracy strong!

    WHEN
    June 05, 2022 at 6:00pm
    WHERE
    Zoom
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  • donated via 2022-04-27 15:13:37 -0400

  • is hosting DAG AAPI Caucus Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month 2022-04-18 05:02:06 -0400

    DAG AAPI Caucus Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

    The DA Germany AAPI Caucus is excited to come together and celebrate AAPI Heritage month on Tuesday May 24th at 7pm CEST. We hope to host a meaningful program and discussion about our diverse identities as well our unique history as Americans. 

    Join them as they discuss the podcast "Time to Say Goodbye", a podcast about Asia, Asian America, and life during the Coronavirus pandemic, featuring Jay Caspian Kang, Tammy Kim, and Andy Liu.

    The discussion will not focus on a specific episode, but to get an idea of what they talk about on the podcast, check out these episodes:

    Make sure to RSVP to receive the meeting details and feel free to share this event with others that may be interested!

    WHEN
    May 24, 2022 at 7:00pm
    WHERE
    Zoom
    Berlin 10117
    Germany
    Google map and directions
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  • Hamburg and Northern Germany Communications Volunteer

    The Hamburg and Northern Germany Chapter in seeking someone to fill the position of Communications Coordinator. This person would organize press contacts, forward and organize statements from Country and Global level committees, as well as receive training on how to speak to German and American press contacts about Democrats Abroad and the Democratic Party. This would include posting to the Hamburg and Norther Germany News Page on the Democrats Abroad website, Facebook, and Twitter. Two members who manage the Facebook and Twitter accounts respectively can give support. Good German language skills are necessary.

    Contact Person: Candice Newton, [email protected].


  • Hamburg and Northern Germany Volunteer Coordinator

    The Hamburg and Northern Germany Chapter is seeking someone to fill the position of volunteer coordinator for the chapter. This person would work with volunteers in Hamburg and in the Precinct Captains of Lübeck, Flensburg, and Bremen to organize 'staffing' for events such as GOTV tables, Phonebanking and CSD Tabling. In addition, this person would be responsible for checking in on volunteers to ensure current membership and activity. Support in this position would come from the previous Coordinator, Chapter Chair, Precinct Captains, and Event Organizers such as Caucus Leads and GOTV coordinator.

    Contact Person: Candice Newton, [email protected].


  • Unity, Inclusion, and a Shared Commitment to Human Dignity - an interactive session with Diego Sanchez, Director, Advocacy, Policy & Partnerships, PFLAG

    As the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month comes to an end, join us as we transition into PRIDE month and celebrate intersectionality within our communities. Hear from Diego Sanchez, Director of PFLAG’s Advocacy, Policy & Partnership program to learn about their work, particularly as it relates to advocacy and voting, and issues related to intersectionality for people of color who also identify as LBGTQ+.  

    PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their friends, families, and allies with over 250,000 members across the U.S. PFLAG is committed to creating a world where all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.  

    PFLAG’s programs of advocacy, support, and education serve to fight many of the same issues that the AAPI Caucus is also concerned with such as discrimination, violence and harm, and removing the root causes of violence and injustice, including systemic racism, sexism, discrimination, and harassment.  

    After the overview session, there will be discussion on how we can assist voters abroad in these key areas.

     

    About the Speaker: Diego Miguel Sanchez, APR

    A native of Augusta, GA and long-time Massachusetts resident, prior to his appointment with PFLAG, Diego was Senior Policy Advisor to Congressman Barney Frank until the Representative’s retirement in 2013. Diego made history with that appointment, being the first openly transgender person to work as a senior legislative staff member on Capitol Hill. He also testified before Congress in the historic Transgender Discrimination Hearing in 2008 and that year was named as the first openly trans person ever appointed to the DNC Platform Committee.

    Diego also served as Director of Public Relations and External Affairs at the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, and AIDS Action Council, DC. Before moving into the nonprofit sector, Diego worked for 20 award-winning years in global public relations, marketing, and diversity management at world headquarters of Fortune 500 companies. 

    Diego was among The 100 Most Powerful Latino/s in Corporate America named by Hispanic Business Magazine, named an LGBT Latino Hero by the Mayor of Washington, D.C., in the 100 most powerful Latino/s (Poderometro) in Massachusetts by El Planeta and in 2013, named to the Out 100 and in the Inaugural Trans 100, sponsored by GLAAD.

    Diego is also a Senior Fellow of UMass Boston’s Emerging Leaders Program in the College of Management.

     

    Washington, D.C. 6:00am
    Berlin, Germany 12:00pm
    Delhi, India 3:30pm
    Singapore, Singapore 6:00pm
    Seoul, South Korea 7:00pm
    Sydney, Australia 8:00pm

     

    WHEN
    May 28, 2022 at 6:00am
    WHERE
    Zoom
    Washington, DC
    United States
    Google map and directions
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  • Passage of the Amache National Historic Site Act

    On February 15, 2022 the Senate unanimously passed legislation authorizing the Amache National Historic Site in Colorado to become part of the National Park System "to preserve, protect, and interpret for the benefit of present and future generations resources associated with the incarceration of civilians of Japanese ancestry during World War II at Amache, also known as the Granada Relocation Center, and the military service of incarcerees from the Amache Center." Read the complete bill here.

    Senator Michael Bennet, one of the co-sponsors of the bill in the Senate stated, "The incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at sites like Amache is a shameful part of our country’s history. Our bill will preserve Amache’s story to ensure future generations can learn from this dark chapter in our history."

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  • AAPI Caucus Applauds the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (PACAANHPI)

    Late last year President Biden issued Executive Order 14031, authorizing the creation of the President’s Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. The Commission will advise the President on ways the public, private and non-profit sectors can work together to advance equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, December 20, 2021). The 25 member Commission reflects the wide diversity and expertise within the AANHPI community. It is co-chaired by Health & Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai. Former Congressional Asian Pacific Islander Caucus Executive Director Krystal Ka’ai will serve as Executive Director of the Commission.

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  • published DAG Hispanic Caucus Volunteers in Volunteer 2022-01-15 15:16:45 -0500

    DAG Hispanic Caucus Volunteers

    DAG does not have an active Hispanic caucus. Volunteers would work together as a steering committee to plan and organize events, share important information, and educate voters who are members of the Hispanic caucus.

    Time Commitment: 6-10 hours per month

    Interested or have questions? Contact Kaili Morris, Caucus Coordinator, [email protected]


  • published DAG LGBTQ Caucus Volunteers in Volunteer 2022-01-15 15:14:56 -0500

    DAG LGBTQ Caucus Volunteers

    DAG does not have an active LGBTQ+ caucus. Volunteers would work together as a steering committee to plan and organize events, share important information, and educate voters who are members of the LGBTQ+ caucus. 

    Time Commitment: 6-10 hours per month

    Interested or have questions? Contact Kaili Morris, Caucus Coordinator, [email protected]


  • published Digital Assistants in Volunteer 2022-01-15 15:12:47 -0500

    Digital Assistants

    We are looking for volunteers that can help develop digital content for caucuses. This includes things like writing blog posts for caucus webpages, creating event advertisement graphics, video editing, and social media posting. 

    Time Commitment: 5-8 hours per month

    Interested or have questions? Contact Kaili Morris, Caucus Coordinator, [email protected]


  • published Chapter Communications Liaisons in Volunteer 2022-01-14 13:20:30 -0500

    Chapter Communications Liaisons

    The chapter liaison, who could be the chapter chair, communications coordinator, or other member, should submit photos and a brief write-up of each chapter event to the DAG communications coordinator for sharing on our social media platforms.

    Interested or have questions? Contact Kaitlyn Kennedy, Communications Coordinator, [email protected]


  • published Reddit Volunteers in Volunteer 2022-01-14 13:15:43 -0500

    Reddit Volunteers

    The DAG communications team is exploring the idea of opening a Reddit account, and we are looking for volunteers who would help manage our activity on the site. Ideally, we would have a team of 2-4 volunteers spending no more than a couple of hours per week on the site. The Reddit volunteers would be in close contact with the other comms teams to benefit from shared resources. They would also be expected to attend monthly comms meetings.

    Time Commitment: Volunteers are not expected to commit more than 5 hours per week to the role. 

    Interested or have questions? Contact Kaitlyn Kennedy, Communications Coordinator, [email protected]


  • published Facebook Volunteers in Volunteer 2022-01-14 13:15:00 -0500

    Facebook Volunteers

    The DAG communications team is looking for volunteers who would like to help manage our Facebook page by uploading content and interacting with other posts and pages. The Instagram volunteers would be in close contact with the other comms teams to benefit from shared resources. They would also be expected to attend monthly comms meetings.

    Time Commitment: Volunteers are not expected to commit more than 5 hours per week to the role.

    Interested or have questions? Contact Kaitlyn Kennedy, Communications Coordinator, [email protected]


  • published Instagram Volunteers in Volunteer 2022-01-14 11:58:57 -0500

    Instagram Volunteers

    The DAG communications team is looking for volunteers who would like to help manage our Instagram page by uploading content and interacting with other posts and pages. The Instagram volunteers would be in close contact with the other comms teams to benefit from shared resources. They would also be expected to attend monthly comms meetings.

    Time Commitment: Volunteers are not expected to commit more than 5 hours per week to the role. 

    Interested or have questions? Contact Kaitlyn Kennedy, Communications Coordinator, [email protected]


  • published DAG Fundraising Volunteer in Volunteer 2022-01-14 11:51:40 -0500

    DAG Fundraising Volunteer

    Volunteer to support the DA Germany Events and Fundraising Coordinator!

    Overall Responsibilities

    • Assist Events & Fundraising coordinator (EFC) with variety of tasks necessary to accomplish DAG’s fundraising goals and tasks related to Germany-wide events 
    • Minimal meetings necessary; many tasks can be completed on your own time/schedule and communication regarding tasks is easily possible via email, for example
    • May need to fill in for an occasional meeting when EFC is unavailable 

    Tasks Specific to the Fundraising Volunteer

    • Prepare a yearly fundraising calendar with fundraising event ideas, call-outs, campaigns, etc.
    • Support in overseeing and implementing fundraisers 
      • Including: Every Vote Counts, Dialing for Democracy, prize draws and silent auction, phonebanking, Giving Tuesday, etc.
      • Design and prepare graphics, content for newsletters, emails, social media
      • Coordinate and communicate with other DAG leaders, members, etc.
      • Share new fundraising ideas
    • Support in overseeing and improving the sustaining donor program
    • Provide support to chapters regarding fundraising (in the form or trainings, for example)

    Time commitment: 1-2 hours maximum per week (at high times)

    Interested or have questions? Contact Courtney Newman, Events and Fundraising Coordinator, [email protected]


  • published DAG Events Volunteer in Volunteer 2022-01-14 11:48:46 -0500

    Events Volunteer

    Volunteer to support the DA Germany Events and Fundraising Coordinator!

    Overall Responsibilities

    • Assist Events & Fundraising coordinator (EFC) with variety of tasks necessary to accomplish DAG’s fundraising goals and tasks related to Germany-wide events 
    • Minimal meetings necessary; many tasks can be completed on your own time/schedule and communication regarding tasks is easily possible via email, for example
    • May need to fill in for an occasional meeting when EFC is unavailable

    Tasks Specific to the Events Volunteer

    • Support in planning of Germany-wide events (Oktoberfest, AGM, etc.)
      • Design and prepare graphics, content for newsletters, emails, social media
      • Organization and communication with vendors and other DAG leaders
    • Provide support to chapters regarding event planning (in the form or trainings, for example)

    Time commitment: 1-2 hours maximum per week (at high times)

    Interested or have questions? Contact Courtney Newman, Events and Fundraising Coordinator, [email protected]


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