DA's monthly meetup in The Hague. Join us every first Sunday of the month, at Bar-Resturant Pavlov (across from The Hague City Hall) for lunch and/or drinks with DA's Secretary -and an occasional guest or speaker-. Learn the recent news of DA and just have a chat with the local Dems. For more info click here.
We had such a positive turn out at April's book club for Michelle Obama’s memoir, “Becoming”, to commemorate Women’s History Month, that we decided offer a second book club opportunity for the summer. The next book we will be reading is "Fascism: A Warning" by Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State (1997-2001), Georgetown professor and diplomat.
“Anti-democratic leaders are winning democratic elections and some of the world’s savviest politicians are moving closer to tyranny with each passing year."
Are you passionate about US politics but feel like you don't have much opportunity to make an impact? Especially all the way over here in Halle and Leipzig?
Well, I feel the same way, so let's get the Democrats Abroad Halle/Leipzig Precinct going!
Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic party organization that aims to represent US citizens overseas. There are many available caucuses to pursue specific passions. By starting a local precinct, we can successfully reach all of the US citizens living in the area and mobilize voter for the 2020 election!
It just takes a couple minutes to learn more and sign up at: https://www.democratsabroad.org/de
At this kick-off meetup, there will be an opportunity to introduce ourselves and briefly discuss possible directions our precinct could go. The location is perfect as it is decorated with hokey US stuff, plus there's food, drinks, bowling, and a chance to bring board games/cards if you favor socializing over a game. Please come, and if you know other Democrat Americans invite them, too!
I will make sure to have a clear sign with "Democrats Abroad Halle-Leipzig" written on it so you can find the table :)
Please, RSVP on this page if you plan on coming to the event so I can call ahead of time and reserve a table with enough seats. Help us out by inviting your American friends and acquaintances -- and you can share this event on Facebook too.
Join DA Skåne and thousands of others at the Stop Trump DK protest on Monday, September 2nd in front of the US Embassy in Copenhagen. This is our chance to tell Donald Trump in person that his politics of division have unified us to stand together for our political agenda, that his politics of hate have strengthened our resolve to advocate tirelessly for what we believe in, that his politics of deception have bolstered our demand for plainspoken and decent democratic leaders.
This protest is an opportunity for us to join DA Denmark and dozens of other organizations to voice our political beliefs. This event is open for DA members and our non-member allies. Please join us to in solidarity to show the world what democracy looks like.
For more information about the Stop Trump DK protest please follow the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2438477699764021/
A certain US president is visiting Denmark in early September, and Democrats Abroad Denmark will be taking to the streets of Copenhagen together with a plethora of other organizations to demonstrate against dangerous policies on climate change and immigration.
The larger event, entitled Stop Trump DK Demonstration, will take place on September 2nd at 5pm. It is currently planned to start across the street from the American Embassy on Dag Hammarskjölds Alle, then marching to Christiansborg. There will be speakers, music, and a certain large baby balloon. Democrats Abroad will meet at a location to be decided to join together in protest.
Please note: The larger demonstration will address many issues which relate to both US politics as well as Danish; Democrats Abroad Denmark is participating specifically to protest the unacceptable policies of the current U.S. president’s Administration.
Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly business meeting! This month's meeting will be at private home due to holiday schedules. Come at 6 for drinks, food and conversation; bring something to share! The business meeting starts at 6:30. Everyone is welcome.
Can't make it this month? We have business meetings regularly, now on the 1st Monday of each month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair, Tory Mallett, at email@example.com.
Please join us on Tuesday, September 3rd 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.
Join us for good food, drink and lively political discussion. This is iour Chapter's usual get-together and is a chance to meet like-minded Americans in a casual atmosphere, and to find out what the Heidelberg Chapter of Democrats Abroad is planning in the upcoming months. As usual, we will discuss some current political topics, which almost always becomes a pretty lively discussion. Look forward to seeing you there!
Join us to get together with fellow Democrats Abroad to watch a movie and discuss with one another themes relevant to the perseverance of our democracy. These film screenings will be potluck-style, so please bring a snack or dish to share!
Friday September 6th: Knock Down the House (2019, PG, 90 mins)
"Four exceptional women mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents in Knock Down the House, an inspiring look at the 2018 midterm elections that tipped the balance of power. When tragedy struck her family in the middle of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts as a bartender to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn't know what to do with the anger she felt about America's broken health care system. Cori Bush, a registered nurse and pastor, was drawn to the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. A coal miner's daughter, Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer from the environmental effects of the coal industry." (Written by Netflix)