Events

  • Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 04:00 PM · 7 rsvps
    Amerlinghaus in Vienna, Austria

    Solidarity Sundays 29: Amending the Constitution

    Learn how our founding documents gets updated, and which amendments are still pending. Start election year right, and get trained to phonebank our members! Bring a laptop & earbuds with microphone. Save democracy, one voter at a time.

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  • Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 05:00 PM · 39 rsvps

    WOMEN AND THE ENVIRONMENT

    Is Climate Change a gender issue?  What is the Connection?  A UN Report tells us that “Women commonly face higher risks and greater burdens from the impacts of climate change in situations of poverty, and the majority of the world’s poor are women. Women’s unequal participation in decision-making processes and labor markets compound inequalities and often prevent women from fully contributing to climate-related planning, policy-making and implementation.”

    Three experts address climate change and gender questions.  You’ll be surprised by the answers.

    Alyssa Fischer, a climate & sustainability expert with a focus on urban climate challenges and the inclusion of equity into climate conversations. She currently works as a Policy Analyst at the International Energy and was formerly a consultant with the Cities Unit of UN Environment where she is researching neighborhood sustainability transformations in cities around the world.

    Dr. Cara Maesano, a scientist and researcher in environmental epidemiology and exposure science at INSERM/Sorbonne University, focusing on how the physical environment affects public health. She is part of C40's Women4Climate mentorship program, through which she investigates and educates on issues relating to the health impacts of Climate Change.

    Dana Powers, environment journalist specializing on renewable energy  and Chair of the Democrats Abroad France Environment Policy Group

    Moderated by Sheila Malovany Chevallier and Connie Borde, co-Chairs of the DAF Women’s Caucus.  

  • Monday, January 27, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 37 rsvps
    Frog Revolution in Paris, France

    PoLITICAL FORUM IN PARIS - News at its best

    Be informed.

    Your monthly – and best - roundup of news: impeachment analysis, the Democratic candidates, the 2020 elections...  Jean Pierre LaRochelle will lead the discussion and you can share your points of view for discussion.  Democrats speak up and speak out in the cordial atmosphere of The Frog Revolution.  Good food too if you want.

     

  • Monday, January 27, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Cafe Liebling in Berlin, Germany

    Kiez Meetup – Prenzlauer Berg

    Americans all around Berlin are gearing up for the 2020 election. This is the the first Prenzlauer Berg Kiez meeting in 2020, so come to meet your neighbors in the new year.

    We’d like to discuss the final debate, the primary process, and caucusing with attendees. And, of course, getting the registered to vote and excited about volunteering.

    Berlin's a big place, so Democrats Abroad Kiez Captains are helping to bring together Americans, get out the vote, and organize in different neighborhoods. These Kiez meetups are intended for people who live or work in the area. Don't see one for your neighborhood yet? Get in touch: chair@demsinberlin.de

    RSVP

    It's not required, but RSVP so we have a rough idea of how many people to expect.

    You can help out by sharing this event with your American friends and acquaintances in Berlin! As always, we welcome new faces, even if you've never attended a meeting or an event before.

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    John Scott's Avenyn in Göteborg, Sweden

    January Afterwork!

    Grab a drink and some food and come on upstairs to the conference room at John Scott’s in central Göteborg. Lots to talk about! The primaries! The candidates! The impeachment!

    See you there!

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    U Houmra in Praha 2, Czech Republic

    Kitchen Table Talk: Climate Change

    Are you interested in getting together to talk about US policy specifically related to Climate Change? Democrats Abroad is getting a head start on its platform process by asking members to send in our opinions on platform topics. Join us at U Houmra for a moderated Kitchen Table talk and make sure your views are voiced and recorded to help inform the 2020 DA Platform!

    If this sounds interesting, please RSVP below!

    We'll be able to order dinner at the event, so come hungry and full of ideas. Afterward stick around for the January 2020 DACZ exec committee meeting, which will take place immediately after the Kitchen Table Talk in the same room.

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 06:00 PM · $15.00 CAD · 29 rsvps
    Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Victoria, BC, Canada

    DAVI TAX AND INVESTMENT UPDATE FOR 2020!

    DAVI invites you to attend the Tax & Investment Update for 2020! Get informed about changes to tax laws affecting US citizens living abroad.

    Our tax seminars are always well-attended by our members and seating is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. To register, please click "RSVP" button below.

    SUGGESTED DONATION: 

     $15 per person--OR--bring a friend $25 for two
     Collected the door

    DATE:

     Tuesday, January 28, 2020

    TIME:

     6 – 8 PM

    PLACE: 

     Royal Victoria Yacht Club

     3475 Ripon Road, Victoria 

    PARKING: 

     Free parking available on-site

    MAP: 

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    Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served.

    All donations are used for our Get Out the Vote initiatives.
    Please Note: DAVI may only accept cash donations from US citizens

    The goal of our Annual Tax Seminar is to help answer your questions so that you are able to make your own decisions concerning these important matters. DAVI does not provide tax advice.

    We will also be providing assistance for anyone needing help filling out the form to register to vote or to request their ballot for 2020! Please let us know when you email to RSVP or inquire when you check in.

    We hope you can attend our seminar and bring a fellow U.S. citizen with you -- regardless of political affiliation.

    Democratically yours,
    DAVI Chapter

    Heidi Burch, Chair
    Jim Ham, Vice-Chair
    Jon Scheer, Treasurer
    Jena Magnus, Secretary
    Patricia Kostek, Member-at-Large
    Penny Hocking, Member-at-Large
    Giles Hogya, Member-at-Large
    Sandi Jones, Communications/Social Media Coordinator

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp

    Let's Get Candid about the Candidates - Geneva

    Our new DACH Chair Vance White has worn glasses since he was 10 years old, but he still has a very clear vision of what DACH must accomplish in 2020 and why we must be successful in the 2020 Elections!

    This is an important year for the future of all Americans as we approach what will be a monumental election. The primaries are vital to selecting a candidate for the Democratic Party who will be victorious in November. As we enter into the main events of the Primary process, Vance will be hosting a series of events around Switzerland so that individuals can learn more about each candidate and then make informed decisions as they vote in the Global Presidential Primary (see more information about the GPP here).  

    These events use the theme of 2020 Vision and will allow you, individuals who have a multitude of reasons to support a particular candidate, to be candid about your preferences and discuss the positive aspects that helped you to prefer that candidate. And for those of you who have not yet determined which candidate is your favorite, we hope that the candid sharing of information about candidates will help you to know more about the platforms of the candidates as you prepare to vote in the Global Presidential Primary.

    This event in Geneva will be our inaugural Candid-Candidates event and we look forward to meeting you all!


    Location:

    A private residence near Parc des Chaumettes.

    The exact address will be sent to you upon registration at Eventzilla.


    This event is FREE OF CHARGE, but we will gladly accept cash donations from any US citizens who attend the event. Democrats Abroad Switzerland is a volunteer organization that relies on donations to be able to provide outreach, voter education, and voter registration services. With the critical nature of the 2020 election, we need your financial support to allow us to register and motivate as many voters living in Switzerland as possible.

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 08:30 PM · €5.00 EUR · 11 rsvps
    CinéMayence in Mainz, Germany

    Film Screening & Discussion: "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote"

    Brave New Films has produced a new documentary short  Suppressed: The Fight to Vote. 

    This film exposes rampant voter suppression that affected the outcome of the 2018 midterm election in Georgia and the threat it poses to our elections all across the nation in 2020. During the 2018 midterms, millions of voters experienced suppression due to voter roll purges, poll closures, long lines of over 4 hours, missing absentee ballots, and strict voter ID laws that disproportionately prevented black and brown citizens from their constitutional right to vote. 

    The race in 2018 was finally decided by 54,723 votes and Suppressed reveals that basic constitutional suffrage in America remains under pressure.

    Given what is at stake in 2020, the effort to prevent people from voting will be fierce! We've been here before and we can stop it!

    For this event, DAG partnered with the Mainz cinema Cinémayence. The movie theater is located on the first floor of the baroque Schönborner Hof in a central location on Schillerplatz. It is a guest of the French Cultural Institute - hence the French name ("Mayence" = French for Mainz).
    The schedule of the cinema is designed with cultural aspects in mind. The program offers mainly international films. Like most of the films in Cinemayence, Suppressed has never been shown in Mainz before.

    Watch the trailer.

    Join us in the discussion after the screening to learn how the Republicans will crackdown on voting rights in 2020 and what you can do. Non-Democrats Abroad members and non-US citizens are welcome and the description of the film is in German in the Cinémayence program.

    There will be a discussion after the screening lead by Sarah A Wagner. Wagner studied Political Science, English and Educational Science at the University of Trier and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Since 2015, she is the Education Manager at the Atlantic Academy Rheinland-Pfalz. Her research focus lies on the Democratic Party, civil-military relations and transatlantic relations.

    Democrats Abroad voter registration experts will assist Americans living in Germany register to vote and request your ballot for the 2020 election. 

    Tickets are 5€ and can be purchased at the theater's box office, opens at 19:45. 

     

    We hope to see you there!

     

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  • Friday, January 31, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Member's home in Ludwigshafen, Germany

    Mannheim Reading Group!

    A reading group among Democrats Abroad members has taken off in the Mannheim/Ludwigshafen area! The first, and very interesting, meeting was in Mannheim, and this one will be in Ludwigshafen so as to be fair about the distance for those people living on the Pfalz side of the river. We will probably switch back and forth.
    The next book up for discussion is Outliers, by M. Gladwell. If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP by sending an email to heidelberg@democratsabroad.org