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!
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.
$15 per person--OR--bring a friend $25 for two
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6 – 8 PM
Royal Victoria Yacht Club
3475 Ripon Road, Victoria
Free parking available on-site
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.
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
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!
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.
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 Surpressed reveals that basic constitutional suffrage in America remains under pressure.
Given what is at stake in 2020, the effort to prevent people 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, Surpressed has never been shown in Mainz before.
Join us in the discussion after the screening to learn how the Republicans will crack down on voting rights in 2020 and what you can do. Non-Democrats Abroad members and non-US citizens are welcome and the discription 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!
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 email@example.com
Join DA Toronto for an LGBTQ+ Caucus reboot!
Come out, be proud, and meet other Dems Abroad for this casual meetup social event. We will be meeting up at O'Grady's on Church, in the heart of the Village. Folks of all identities, allies, friends, and partners welcome.
Join us for our 2020 Get Out The Vote (GOTV) kick-off event! We'll be canvassing around Fed Square. The goal is speaking with Americans, as well as Australians who know American citizens, to share/hand out information on voting from abroad, the Global Presidential Primary, joining Democrats Abroad, etc.
Meet near the 7-11 in Fed Square. For those who would like, we can stick around to grab a bite for lunch afterwards at Beer DeLuxe.
We Democrats often consider "change" a crucial component of our election strategy. Will 2020 be a year for transactional or transformational change? Join us for our next Progressive Pizza, where we will attempt to define both terms, contemplate the benefits of each, and consider which will prevail in this election cycle.
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Are you an American in the Gießen/Marburg area looking to learn more about Democrats Abroad? Want to know how you can contribute to getting a Democrat in the White House in 2020?
Then be sure to join us at Justus im Hessischen Hof* on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1:00pm for our first meet & greet! You’ll find interesting and friendly people, good food, and go away with concrete ideas of how you can make a difference.
We'll enjoy a bite to eat before talking about our organization, opportunities to be active in 2020, and how to vote from abroad. Friends and family are, of course, welcome.
In the lead up to this year’s presidential primaries, DAJK is hosting a night in which you can get to know ‘dem Democratic presidential candidates.
DAJK members have volunteered to research the top seven ranking candidates: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, Amy Klobuchar, & Michael Bloomberg.
Our volunteers will present their chosen candidates' positions on a variety of topics. Attendees are welcome to ask questions and interject additional information.
We hope you can make it!
*And don’t forget:
Democrats Abroad members have 13 delegates representing us in the presidential primaries. We will be holding a Global Primary Polling Booth on March 8th from 12:00-21:00 at Sauce Boss.
To register to become a Democrats Abroad member, go to: