Events

  • 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!

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    EineWeltHaus in Munich, Germany

    Planning Session for 2020 Annual General Meeting (volunteers needed!)

    In just a few short months, the Munich Chapter will be hosting the 2020 Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Germany. Members from all over the country will be travelling to the Bavarian capital for an energizing weekend focused on how our organization can best work to get out the vote in 2020. The meeting will run from January 24-26, 2020.

    In order to pull off this event, the Munich Chapter is asking interested volunteers to meet for a planning session on Wednesday, October 23 from 7-9pm at the EineWeltHaus. Volunteer opportunities are plentiful and span from helping to arrange homestays to working out logistics to organizing a day of community service. We look forward to discussing these in more detail with you on this evening. Any help – big or small – is greatly appreciated and will help make the 2020 Annual General Meeting a success!

    If you aren’t able to make it on this evening but are still interested in volunteering, please contact Candice Kerestan at chair@democratsabroad.de.  

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Malmö Brewing Co in Malmö, Sweden

    Drinking Liberally, Malmö

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    Join us for Democrats Abroad Sweden's “Drinking Liberally,” our monthly afterwork that takes place on the last Thursday of every month.
     
    We will be discussing how members can be active in Democrats Abroad Sweden and help our party win elections in 2020. Make sure to join us!
     
    RSVP for this event here.
     
    Democratically yours,
     
    Beth and Alexander
  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    Le Jardin de l'Orangerie in Strasbourg, France

    OCTOBER POLITICAL WINE

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    The November 2020 election is fast approaching. Want to see how you can help out in the coming year? Join us for our monthly gathering with an informal discussion of the latest news and our plans in the run-up to the Democratic Global Presidential Primary in March and the elections in November. 

    (Drinks and/or food available to order.) Look for the small American flag!🇺🇸

     

     

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 24 rsvps
    Le Rosalie in Paris, France

    SAVE THE DATE: Third Thursday Cocktail Hour

    LOCATION UPDATED!

    Starting this month, DA France Paris chapter will be hosting a Third Thursday Happy Hour on the second to last Thursday of each month (yes, this month technically it is the fourth because there are five Thursdays, but you get the idea).

    This will be your opportunity to meet other Democrats, chat about the future of American politics, find out about events and opportunities to get involved, or just make new friends.

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    Coffee Fellows (2nd Floor) in Berlin, Germany

    October Book Club: The Road Beyond Ruin by Gemma Liviero

    Join us for the October gathering of the Democrats Abroad book club! We'll be discussing The Road Beyond Ruin by Gemma Liviero.

    With this book club, we aim to provide a shared reading experience and relaxed discussion space for Democrats Abroad members.

    The Road Beyond Ruin by Gemma Liviero

    "A breathtaking novel of secrets, lies, and survival in post-World War II Germany, where alliances may not be what they seem."

    RSVP

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

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Cinema São Jorge in Lisboa, Portugal

    You’re invited! Democrats Abroad Portugal Film Premiere Oct. 24

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    What has Steve Bannon been up to in Europe? Find out from director Alison Klayman and meet fellow Dems!

    We are excited to announce the Portugal premiere of the documentary film "The Brink" in Lisbon on Thursday, October 24! Watch award-winning filmmaker Alison Klayman as she takes on former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, following him for over a year as he tries to promote his brand of extreme nationalism and unite the far-right anti-immigrant parties of Europe. The film is in English.

    Following the film, there will be a Q&A with director Alison Klayman. Afterward, meet Alison and mingle over drinks & light snacks with other Democrats Abroad members in Portugal at "Wine with a View" just upstairs from the theatre.

    A limited number of tickets are available for 8€ and include:
    • Admission to the film with group seating
    • Exclusive Democrats Abroad Meet the Director event after the film
    • First drink
    • Light snacks


    Get your tickets now by emailing 
    Amy Kraushaar for payment information. Space is limited.

    Variety called the film "impeccably crafted...an engaging and enraging, disturbing and highly revealing movie." In his Critic's Pick review, A.O Scott wrote: "it's a fast-moving, tightly packed, at times unnervingly entertaining documentary.”

    Watch the trailer:

    https://youtu.be/2ZMpmJumYZI

    We hope to see you on October 24!

  • Friday, October 25, 2019 at 08:00 AM through October 26, 2019
    Hotel Bougainvillea in Santo Domingo, Costa Rica

    AMERICAS REGIONAL WORKSHOP

     

    AMERICAS REGIONAL WORKSHOP: VOTING FROM ABROAD

    Training & Workshops

    -- How to Run a Primary
    -- Voter Registration/Ballot Request Training
    -- Using the new bilingual VF3 - Live
    -- Vote from Abroad
    -- Phone Banking
    -- Using Social Media to Reach Voters Using Nation Builder to Organize Fundraising Ideas

    Please read the information below and request your reservation forms. For those who live in the local area or have friends to stay with, hours are 8:00 am – 5:30 pm and the conference fee for the full two days including lunch ad coffee breaks will be around $110.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to meet active Democrats from all over the Americas and to makea real difference. You need to be there.

    Download the Flyer here for further details about the Workshop, the hotel, and Registration.

  • Friday, October 25, 2019 at 08:30 AM through October 27, 2019
    Hotel Bougainvillea in Santo Tomás, Santo Domingo, Costa Rica

    AMERICAS REGIONAL WORKSHOP - VOTING FROM ABROAD

    The Democrats Abroad Global Primary: An opportunity for you to help choose the candidate that will defeat Donald Trump in 2020. Democrats Abroad enjoys state status for purposes of the primaries, sends 21 delegates to the DNC convention and is called after Delaware during roll call.

    January 1, 2020 is the day we start registering voters for the November 2020 election and state primaries. Democrats Abroad Americas Region needs volunteers to help organize and run voting centers during the DA Global Primary March 3 – 10, 2020.

    Never have the stakes been so high. We must win. One out of 25 races across the country were won or lost by a 1% or smaller margin in 2018, - the margin that US Citizens abroad bring to almost every Congressional District. We made a difference in 2018, and we can make a bigger one in 2020.

     

    Voting Centers offer an unparalleled opportunity for Democrats Abroad to expand the reach of our message and increase our membership. This opportunity, available only once every four years, has led to significant growth and expansion in DA’s past, most notably in 2016.

    Casting a ballot is a compelling experience for Americans and an appealing image for local media. You are invited to take part in this effort. There are 50 states, each with their deadlines, rules, and regulations. At the workshop, Democrats Abroad will roll out a revamped version of the Vote from Abroad application that automatically fills in the correct information and applies the correct deadlines and regulations for each specific county and state.

    The hours will be 8:00 am – 5:30 pm and the full-day conference fee is $110 for the two days and includes lunches and coffee breaks.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to meet active Democrats from all over the Americas and to make a real difference. You need to be there.  Those of you who joined DACR and checked volunteer or have helped with voter registration in the past; this is your chance to step up to the plate.

    Training & Workshops

    Great Learning and Sharing Opportunity

    • How to Run a Primary
    • Voter Registration/Ballot Request Training Using the new bilingual VF3 - Live
    • Phone Banking
    • Using Social Media to Reach Voters Using Nation Builder to Organize Fundraising Ideas

     

    All Live and Interactive - Special Events and Fun - Make New and Catch-up with Old Friends

    Evening activities with entertainment Welcome Greeting from Casa Presidencial  & Motivational Speaker

    Walk-in Beautiful Tropical Gardens Early Morning Birding

    Great Pre-and-Post Tour Opportunities

    Hotel Bougainvillea

    Set within lush tropical gardens just a 20-minute drive from San José Airport, Hotel Bougainvillea offers a large outdoor pool and tennis courts. Rooms have balconies overlooking the gardens or city.  The hotel’s beautiful gardens are home to a huge range of native Costa Rican trees and flowers. You can also spot wild hummingbirds and frogs.  Each room at Hotel Bougainvillea offers free Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable TV, a ceiling fan, and a coffee maker. Rooms are decorated with unique furniture made from local hardwoods.

    Hotel Bougainvillea rate $116.16 per night, per room – Shares available

    For detailed information and registration form click the link below and request:

     DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com