Events

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Cafe Holberg No 19 in Copenhagen, Denmark

    First Tuesday Get-Together

    Please join us on Tuesday, May 7th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Café Holberg No 19 (Holbergsgade 19d, 1057 Copenhagen K) on the corner of Holbergsgade and Herluf Trolles Gade, three blocks from Kongens Nytorv.

    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.

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 3 rsvps
    Route de Chêne in Geneva, Switzerland

    2019 Geneva Annual Chapter Meeting

    The Chair of Democrats Abroad Switzerland's Geneva Chapter is pleased to announce that our Annual Chapter Meeting will happen Tuesday May 7 from 6:30-8:30 pm. At the meeting we will elect a new four-person Chapter Committee for the 2019-2021 two-year term. Your presence is encouraged and most welcome as we hope for a quorum, and well beyond, attending the meeting.
     
    You will hear Chair Laura Messenger's annual report, hear from the nominees, and vote for the candidates of your choice. A discussion regarding plans and goals for the next year is planned. Light refreshments will be available.

    Preliminary Agenda:
    6:30 - 6:45  Check in and mingle
    6:45 - 7:10  Welcome from Chair Laura Messenger; Chair's report
    7:10 - 7:40  Discussion and brainstorming session for 2019-2010 goals and priorities
    7:40 - 7:50  Break
    7:50 - 8:20  Election of new Chapter Committee
    8:20 - 8:30  Welcome remarks from new Committee
    8:30            Adjournment

    A group will probably go out for dinner after the meeting; venue to be determined. Please indicate in your RSVP if interested.
     
    To attend, RSVP to geneva@democrats.ch.
     
    Location: Quartier Eaux-Vives, address & access details provided upon RSVP.
    Public Transport (recommended, street parking is rare): Tram line 12, stop Amandolier.
    Driving: Closest parking garage is at Villereuse, 500m toward town.
  • Tuesday, May 07, 2019 at 07:30 PM · 1 rsvp

    Organized Labor's Role in the U.S. Elections

    Labor groups have historically played an important role in Democratic and progressive politics. With attacks on unions and workers' rights over the years, the role of unions in electoral politics has had to change as well.

    Join Democrats Abroad Berlin for our May meeting as we discuss the influence of labor unions in presidential elections, and in the primary process in particular.

    We're excited to welcome special guest Thomas J. Adams who will offer his take on the modern state of labor organizing in the United States in the context of the 2020 election.

    Thomas J. Adams is Senior Lecturer in History and American Studies at the University of Sydney and Academic Director of Sydney's United States Studies Centre as well as a Fellow at re:work, the International Research Center for Work and Lifecyle in Global History at Humboldt University, Berlin. His research focuses on the history of American labor, political economy, and social movements as well as New Orleans.

    Food & Drinks

    Feel free to bring any kind of snacks, savory or sweet, you would like to share. We will provide drinks for a small donation. Please share 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.

    RSVP

    It's not required, but RSVP here so we have a rough idea of how many people to expect, and yYou can help us out by sharing this event on Facebook.

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    The Evil Burrito Dresden in Dresden-Neustadt, Germany

    Taco Tuesday - Democrats Abroad Dresden

    Come for a discussion about the ever-increasing pool of 2020 Democratic candidates. Stay for the Tex-Mex and some chat with fellow expats! We look forward to seeing new faces and hearing your thoughts!

    It's not required, but RSVP here so we have a rough idea of how many people to expect. You can help spread the word by sharing and clicking "going" on our Facebook event.

  • Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 07:00 PM · €5.00 EUR · 1 rsvp
    Holy Trinity Church Hall in Nice, France

    Political Wine in May

    Postponed one week later! Due to no public transport on 01MAY, a bank holiday, we are moving this month's event to the second Wednesday of May.

    This social event is open to all our members, Americans and accompanying guests.  We welcome you all to come and interact with fellow Americans in the region and engage in American political discussions.  We will give a brief presentation particularly where these issues stand in the Washington political discourse.  Join us to formalize our viewpoint as Americans living abroad by paying (€5) includes drinks, such as wine and water.

    Parking: Palais de la Méditerranée or Grimaldi

    Public Transport: several bus stops in walking distance: GrimaldiCongrès-JoffreCongrès-Promenade

  • Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 07:30 PM · €5.00 EUR · 21 rsvps
    Cookies and Cream - Berlin in Berlin, Germany

    Info Session: US Taxes While Living Abroad

    Worried or confused about what you need to do about your U.S. taxes? (You must RSVP here to attend, see details below)

    All U.S. citizens and permanent residents are subject to US taxes for their worldwide income, even if they never lived in the USA and even if they hold dual citizenship. Come to an evening tax information session on May 8, 2019, to learn more about what you need to do as an American citizen or permanent resident living abroad.

    Donald Black (an American lawyer) and Monique Luegger (from Americans’ Income Tax Service) will be presenting and fielding your questions.

    Topics will include

     - legal requirements
     - German-American tax treaties (income, saving, gift & estate, totalization, Social Security)
     - Foreign Earned Income Exclusion / Foreign Tax Credit
     - 1040 & 2555 Forms
     - Overseas self-employment and US Social Security Tax
     - FATCA & FBAR
     - and much much more (bring your questions)

    June 15th, 2019 is the deadline for filers living abroad for the tax year 2018, and everyone must file!

    RSVP

    You must register on this page to attend Democrats Abroad’s U.S. Tax Info Session. If you can't attend after all, please cancel your RSVP and free up a spot for someone else.

    Suggested donation

    If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, we would appreciate your support for this and future events by making a small donation of 5 or 10 Euro.

    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.

    Acct Name: Democrats Abroad Germany
    IBAN: DE04 5405 0220 0140 2702 99
    SWIFT-BIC: MALADE51KLK
    Note (Verwendungszweck): Berlin Tax Event

    Become a sustaining donor!

    Pledge 5 Euro per month or more towards for a year to become a sustaining donor. That's just 60 Euros over the course of the year. This donation will help us…

    - Rent a room for our monthly meetings
    - Print flyers and materials
    - Fund postcard writing campaigns to the United States
    - Rent sound equipment for the 2019 Women's March
    - Save money for larger 2020 election expenses, such as renting a space to create a phonebanking center to reach all of our members in Berlin
    - Provide travel funds for students and low-income members to attend Democrats Abroad Germany annual meetings and retreats
    - Grow our new precincts in Dresden and Leipzig

  • Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    River Place Condo Residents Lounge in Singapore, Singapore

    DALCC - Trivia Night

    Join us for our first Trivia night!

  • Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    International School of Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland

    U.S. Tax Seminar

    Do you have questions about your U.S. tax obligations? Not sure which rules apply to you or which exemptions to take?

    Come listen to Andrew Coleman, an American CPA who specializes in helping Americans abroad with their U.S. tax returns. And learn more about what Democrats Abroad is doing to lobby for tax reforms that would benefit expat Americans.

    This event is free and open to all. Please bring cash to participate in the raffle or take home some fun DA items.

  • Friday, May 10, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Cafe Phil in Vienna, Austria

    Global Black Caucus Book Club Vl

    Come join us at Cafe Phil on Friday, May 10th at 7pm, where we will discuss The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin. Please make sure to read the book so that we can all have a great discussion!



  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 02:00 PM · 18 rsvps
    American Church in Paris in Paris, France

    DAF National Officer Elections and Meeting

     

    DAF NATIONAL ELECTIONS & MEETING MAY 11, 2019

    It is time for our bi-annual election of National Democrats Abroad France (DAF) officers. Note that these are national positions, not chapter level positions. The national election and meeting will be held on May 11, 2019 at the American Church in Paris from 2-5PM.

    The call for candidacies has now closed. See the candidates running for Leadership, here.


    All members of Democrats Abroad France are welcome to attend and vote in the DAF National Leadership Elections on May 11.

    Please note that in addition to this in-person meeting, an early voting/absentee ballot option will be made available via email to all DAF Members, to encourage their participation even if they cannot attend the Meeting on Election Day. As a result, no nominations from the floor can be allowed. 

    To join Democrats Abroad, please go to www.democratsabroad.org/join. You must be a US citizen 18 years of age or older by Nov. 3, 2020. 

    Space is limited, please RSVP