Events

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 04:30 PM
    Private Residence in Basel, Switzerland

    Global Townhall with Julián Castro

    On October 22nd at 11 AM DC time (5 PM here in Switzerland), you can join a call with Julián Castro! He'll spend time with Democrats Abroad sharing his policy stance on Americans abroad issues (and other issues too, time permitting).

    Join us at the DACH Basel Chair's home for the call and some snacks. We can discuss our thoughts after the call has ended! Please bring something to drink; snacks will be provided.

    The event is free, but you need to register for the address. Please register using the Eventzilla link below.

    Note from Democrats Abroad:

    We have invited every Democratic Presidential candidate to speak to our members in individual online calls. We are looking forward to discussing issues that matter to Americans abroad during these calls and hope you will join us as we get to know our candidates.

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11:00 PM through October 23, 2019

    DEMOCRATS ABROAD SPEAKS WITH JULIÁN CASTRO

    Note from Democrats Abroad: We have invited every Democratic Presidential candidate to speak to our members in individual online calls. We are looking forward to discussing issues that matter to Americans abroad during these calls and hope you will join us as we get to know our candidates.

    Join Democrats Abroad as we talk with Julián Castro about his Presidential campaign and hear from him about issues important to Americans abroad. 

    Campaign statement: Julián Castro served as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama from 2014-2017. Before that, he was Mayor of his native San Antonio, Texas — the youngest mayor of a Top 50 American city at the time.

    Public service runs in his family. His grandmother, Victoria, came to this country when she was seven years old. She never made it past the fourth grade, but worked hard to teach her family the value of hard work as she cleaned houses and worked as a maid. She passed on those values of hard work and perseverance to Secretary Castro’s mother, Rosie, who grew up to become a strong Chicana activist, educator and single mom to Julián and his twin brother Joaquin.

    The brothers were raised on the West Side of San Antonio, where their mother instilled in them the power of action. During her campaign as the first Chicana to run for San Antonio city council, she taught them that if you want to make a change in your community, you don’t wait— you work. You make your future happen.

    And so they did. With their mother’s support, Julián and Joaquin went to college and law school. And in just two generations after their grandmother arrived here with nothing, Joaquin became a Member of Congress and Secretary Castro had the honor of serving in President Obama’s Cabinet.

    In 2012, he gave a rousing keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention, during which he described the American Dream as a relay to be passed from generation to generation. As HUD secretary and mayor, he worked to reduce homelessness and fought for opportunities for all Americans. Americans from all walks of life want the same thing: to do right by our families and have the promise of America fulfilled. And Secretary Castro believes that’s exactly what we can do: We can promise young people that college doesn’t have to equal a future of crushing debt. We can promise our seniors that they can count on a life of dignity. We can promise our veterans that they’ll be respected and honored when they come home. We can promise people of color that they are safe, and promise immigrants that they are welcome. And by working together, America can be the smartest, healthiest, fairest, and most prosperous nation on Earth in the 21st Century.

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Private home in Espoo, Finland

    RBG Movie Night

    Join DA Finland to watch the RBG documentary! The event starts at 18:00. The movie screening will be from approx. 18:30-20 followed by a lively discussion.

    This event is being held at a private home so please sign up at https://forms.gle/gm4cAVPJu7jqFoKLA if you plan to attend. The exact address will be sent to attendees closer to the date.

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11:15 AM · 271 rsvps
    Zoom call

    Democrats Abroad Speaks with Julián Castro

    Join Democrats Abroad as we talk with Julián Castro about his Presidential campaign and hear from him about issues important to Americans abroad. 

    When: October 22nd, 2019 at 11:00am Eastern Time

    Where: Zoom call (RSVP below for the link)
    Note: this is an online call, so you will need an internet connection in order to attend.


    Note from Democrats Abroad: We have invited every Democratic Presidential candidate to speak to our members in individual online calls. We are looking forward to discussing issues that matter to Americans abroad during these calls and hope you will join us as we get to know our candidates.  


    Campaign statement: 

    Julián Castro served as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama from 2014-2017. Before that, he was Mayor of his native San Antonio, Texas — the youngest mayor of a Top 50 American city at the time.

    Public service runs in his family. His grandmother, Victoria, came to this country when she was seven years old. She never made it past the fourth grade, but worked hard to teach her family the value of hard work as she cleaned houses and worked as a maid. She passed on those values of hard work and perseverance to Secretary Castro’s mother, Rosie, who grew up to become a strong Chicana activist, educator and single mom to Julián and his twin brother Joaquin.

    The brothers were raised on the West Side of San Antonio, where their mother instilled in them the power of action. During her campaign as the first Chicana to run for San Antonio city council, she taught them that if you want to make a change in your community, you don’t wait— you work. You make your future happen.

    And so they did. With their mother’s support, Julián and Joaquin went to college and law school. And in just two generations after their grandmother arrived here with nothing, Joaquin became a Member of Congress and Secretary Castro had the honor of serving in President Obama’s Cabinet.

    In 2012, he gave a rousing keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention, during which he described the American Dream as a relay to be passed from generation to generation. As HUD secretary and mayor, he worked to reduce homelessness and fought for opportunities for all Americans. Americans from all walks of life want the same thing: to do right by our families and have the promise of America fulfilled. And Secretary Castro believes that’s exactly what we can do: We can promise young people that college doesn’t have to equal a future of crushing debt. We can promise our seniors that they can count on a life of dignity. We can promise our veterans that they’ll be respected and honored when they come home. We can promise people of color that they are safe, and promise immigrants that they are welcome. And by working together, America can be the smartest, healthiest, fairest, and most prosperous nation on Earth in the 21st Century.

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    MILAN US CONSULATE "TOWN HALL"

    Democrats Abroad Italy, Milan Chapter along with Republicans Overseas, and under the auspices of the United States Consulate of Milan, are pleased to invite you to a US Consulate Milan “AMERICAN TOWN HALL”.  You can hear about US Consular services and have your questions addressed. Whether they be about legal documentation, studying abroad, voting, security and doing business abroad; our American Diplomats will have the answers.


    This event is free and open to all US Citizens.

    WHEN: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, @ 18:00
    WHERE: Bocconi University, Via R. Sarfatti 25, Aule Perego, (first floor)
    RSVP: (For security and aperitivo planning)

    18:00 Welcome Apero with Urban BBQ (Sponsored by Democrats Abroad and Republicans Overseas)
    19:00 Panel Discussion / Questions and Answers
    Chief of the Consular Section: Brian Corteville
    Director of Public Affairs: Kim Natoli

    22:00 Close of Meeting (show less)

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    US CONSULATE "TOWN HALL"

    Democrats Abroad Italy, Milan Chapter along with Republicans Overseas, and under the auspices of the United States Consulate of Milan, are pleased to invite you to a US Consulate Milan “AMERICAN TOWN HALL”.  You can hear about US Consular services and have your questions addressed. Whether they be about legal documentation, studying abroad, voting, security and doing business abroad; our American Diplomats will have the answers.


    This event is free and open to all US Citizens.

    WHEN: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, @ 18:00
    WHERE: Bocconi University, Via R. Sarfatti 25, Aule Perego, (first floor)
    RSVP: (For security and aperitivo planning)

    18:00 Welcome Apero (Sponsored by Democrats Abroad and Republicans Overseas) with Urban BBQ
    19:00 Panel Discussion / Questions and Answers
    Chief of the Consular Section: Brian Corteville
    Director of Public Affairs: Kim Natoli

    22:00 Close of Meeting

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Mulligans Irish Pub in Geneva, Switzerland

    Geneva Monthly Meetup

    Come join your fellow Dems for some fun and conversation about anything on your mind! No agenda and no need to RSVP - just show up! The Meetup will alternate months with the DACH Geneva business meeting.

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    Stairway in Utrecht, Netherlands

    Wine & Whine: Postcard Writing to Congress

    Make your voice heard! Come out and join us monthly as we write postcards/letters to Congress, the President and DA members. We're coming to you! Every month we will be in a different city. This is not a time to be silent, use your voice. Make sure your representatives are listening. You're welcome to stay for dinner with DA Secretary following.
    LOCATIONS:
    August - Den Haag
    September - Amsterdam
    October - Utrecht
    November - Eindhoven
    December - Rotterdam

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Café Littéraire Bovary in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    New: Democrats Abroad "Silent" Book Club

    Our new book club is a little different: no homework, no discussion questions: Just bring along yourself + any book you're reading. We will be reading different books - but simultaneously & quietly! 
    Bring anything from Michelle Obama's Becoming to The US Constitution (always useful these days!), to the latest thriller, romance, or sci-fi that you can't put down! What better way to resist than to read voraciously during this anti-reading presidency!
    We'll start with a casual drink and chatting, order some dinner if you're hungry, and move into the "silent" hour where we enjoy reading. We'll close by chatting again (or continue reading if you can't put it down!), discussing our books, or wandering upstairs for another drink and conversation.
    Plus, we have the privilege of the perfect location: the Café Littéraire Bovary ! Perfect for book lovers & food lovers!
    7pm-7.30: Drinks, intros, chatting, food orders
    7.30-8.30: Quiet reading hour - just you and your book! 
    8.30-9/9.30: Chat about what you've been reading - or just enjoy the atmosphere & keep reading!
    There will be background piano music, so it won't be totally silent :) but it will be quiet and relaxing.
    If you come via public transportation, the 10, 11, 12, 23, 282 to Eicher Platz, Knupp, or Laval's Park are only a few minutes walk.
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    Kafi Dihei in Zurich, Switzerland

    October Zurich Chapter Meeting

    Join us for our monthly meeting where we will go over chapter business and then discuss direct action ideas!