US-Mexico Border Crisis: Learn why Central Americans are fleeing north and explore real-world solutions
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Test your knowledge about Southeast Asia—from the culture to food to history—and more! Don’t know much about the region? All the more reason to join—you’ll be leaving with a load of fun facts and new ideas to explore.
The Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus invites you to Southeast Asian Pub Quiz on May 18, 2021. Join us for trivia to celebrate Asian American Pacific Heritage Month in May!
RSVP to join, and bring along your favorite drink and some friends!
This event starts at
9:00am Colombia 10:00am DC (EDT) 4:00pm Belgium 8:00pm India 11:00pm South Korea
Our Second Annual Virtual GOTV Fundraising Extravaganza is here!
Event 2: Tuesday, May 18th at 18:30 CEST (12:30 EDT)
Peter Fischer: A Taste of Modernity - The Tuscan Wine Revolution
Everyone loves a good Tuscan red, so wouldn't you like to know a good story behind it?
Join us to hear historian and oenophile Peter Fischer explain how an impressive process of modernization in winemaking has led to a new breed of quality wines called the Super Tuscans.
Peter is currently teaching in Florence at Syracuse University, the International Studies Institute and the European Academic Program of the University of California, Florence.
Last year, thanks to our first series of six fundraising events and your generosity, we met our fundraising goals. You helped Democrats take back the White House and Senate, and keep the House of Representatives. Now we need to prepare for the 2022 midterm elections so we can win more seats in the House and Senate. We are counting on your generous support so we can implement our voter registration/outreach, and start training our volunteer voting assistants. This is our first event of the season and we hope you will join us!
Join this event for 15.00 Euro or join all events (between now and December) for 75 Euro.
Payment is possible via PayPal or bank transfer.
(Please provide your email address so we can send a Zoom link the day before the event)
The DA Denmark Book Club will meet online on May 18 at 6:30 pm to discuss this month’s book, Our Time Is Now by the incomparable and inspiring Stacey Abrams. A celebrated national leader and author, this is Abrams blueprint for ending voter suppression and empowering citizens to fight for our democracy.
You can order your copy of Our Time Is Now from Books and Company (Sofievej 1, 2900 Hellerup). Delivery typically takes 2-3 days. Pick up at the store.
June - There There by Tommy Orange
"Tommy Orange's wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize... Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American--grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable." - via Goodreads
July - We will take a break for the summer.
Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle and leaders of Democrats Abroad France in a free-wheeling discussion of current events and news of the week, and share your views with other attendees. Send your questions to [email protected]
Third Tuesday: Come hear about the new leadership and (maybe?) enjoy some games left over from the global meeting
In May, our monthly Third Tuesday event falls immediately after the DA Global Meeting. Come hang out and chat, and learn about the new leaders elected at all levels of the organization. CCR's co-chairs, David and Rachel, offered entertainment at the global meeting which we can share. Or we can just hang out--whatever those attending prefer!
Please RSVP below. Your reservation confirmation will include the link to the Zoom meeting. (While we do indeed meet virtually, Parliament's address is entered into the booking system to ensure that our event shows up on DA's Events map.)
A chance to come and ask your questions, without needing to sit through a whole training.
Maybe you’ve done the training already and have questions now that you’re starting to do the work yourself. Or maybe you’ve been working with Nationbuilder for a while but you have a particular challenge and would like some help. Or maybe conversation and screensharing is just a better way for you to learn something than a helpdesk ticket.
We’d like to help you get comfortable with the tools we have that will help you to do your work!
Please note: It’s essential to RSVP for the Q&A session, as we won't hold the meeting if there are no RSVPs.
Save the date for a Youth Action Team event about voter responsibility! Here are some questions to think about.
Do citizens have any responsibilities in the maintenance of their democracies? (with a focus on US Expats)
- What does it take to be a good citizen?
- Is voting worth the bother (especially for someone who doesn’t even live in the US)?
- Is voting a right or a responsibility?
- Do we expats have any responsibilities to our host country?
Politics is not a spectator sport! Join us every Wednesday every month as we join together to take political action -- to engage our elected officials and policy makers on the issues that matter!
We will start the first few minutes of every meeting with calls to our elected officials in House and Senate -- you can call Congress for Free from France at 07 555 3 6446 (or 07 555 DOGGO) -- this connects callers automatically to the US Capitol Switchboard, where you follow the prompts to be connected to your House Rep or Senators.
Never made constituent calls before? Don't worry, we will walk you through what to do including a call script. Every meeting we will also have new actions to take on the issues, together -- postcarding, phonebanking, textbanking, and more.
Have an action to suggest? Contact Max Dunitz [email protected]
Worried or confused about what you need to do about your U.S. taxes? Wondering how the 2021 American Rescue Plan applies to you?
While tax support isn’t part of Democrats Abroad’s mission, it’s a common concern for our members that we want to help address. All U.S. citizens and permanent residents are subject to file US taxes for their worldwide income, even if they never lived in the USA and even if they hold dual citizenship.
Come to an online tax information session on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 7:30pm, to learn more about what you need to do as an American citizen or permanent resident living abroad. This event is co-hosted by the Berlin and Dusseldorf-Ruhr chapters of Democrats Abroad Germany.
(You MUST RSVP in advance. See details below)
Monique Luegger, EA from Americans’ Income Tax Service, will be presenting and fielding your questions.
Topics will include
- legal tax requirements
- German-American tax treaties (income, gift & estate, Totalization/Social Security)
- Foreign Earned Income Exclusion Form 2555 / Foreign Tax Credit Form 1116
- Overseas self-employment and US Social Security Tax
- FATCA & FBAR
July 15, 2021 is the deadline for all filers for the tax year 2020, and everyone must file!
**We ask that if you have questions or topics that you would like addressed, please submit using this form by Friday, May 14th. We will share your questions with our tax expert so she can include them in her presentation.
How to get into the U.S. Tax Info Session
To attend Democrats Abroad’s U.S. Tax Info Session, you’ll need to
1) RSVP below
2) Donate 10€ to Democrats Abroad Germany
How to Donate to Democrats Abroad Germany
U.S. citizens and permanent residents must make a donation of 10€ to participate in this event.
Please note, as an official part of the Democratic party, the U.S. Federal Election Commission prohibits us from accepting any funds from foreign nationals. This also means that the bank account where the donation is being transferred from has to include the name of a U.S. citizen.
Acct Name: Democrats Abroad Germany
IBAN: DE04 5405 0220 0140 2702 99
Note (Verwendungszweck): Berlin Tax Event
Become a sustaining donor!
Pledge 5€ per month or more towards for a year to become a sustaining donor. That's just 60€ over the course of the year. This donation will help us…
- Print flyers and materials
- Advertise to U.S. citizens online and offline
- Fund postcard writing campaigns to the United States
- Set aside money for larger 2022 election expenses
- Provide travel for students and low-income members to attend Democrats Abroad Germany annual meetings and retreats (once in-person meetings are allowed again)