Join us at Bar Spritz on the third Thursday for a pint, fantastic Italian food, and chummy conversation with your fellow Americans. Whether you want to discuss US issues and ways to get involved, or just see some friendly faces, we'll save you a seat!
Come join us during Copenhagen Pride Week for a Pre-Pride Parade fundraising eventJoin Democrats Abroad Denmark, for a fundraiser event benefiting the DPCA, taking place on the eve of the Copenhagen Pride Parade. Come and celebrate Copenhagen Pride Week in downtown Copenhagen overlooking the lakes. We will be joined by former US Ambassador to Denmark and Obama Finance Chair, Rufus Gifford.Your $25 ticket includes a complimentary beverage and appetizers and great company committed to equality. Kids are welcome to attend free of charge with an adult. If you would like to donate a higher amount, please enter that amount in the other field.When: August 16th, 4-7pmWhere: Downtown Copenhagen overlooking the lakes - specific address will be provided to ticket holders
DA-Denmark is marching in the Pride Parade for the third year in a row. Come and march with us! The parade starts at 1pm from Frederiksberg Town Hall and works its way through the city to end at Copenhagen City Hall Square. Information about when we will meet before the parade, and our specific starting point for the parade will be published when available closer to the event date.
In an effort to make DA Germany more understandable and accessible to all members country-wide, Candice Kerestan, DA Germany Chair, and Kenton Barnes, DA Germany Vice Chair, will be hosting a "Meet and Greet" on Saturday, August 17 from 1:30-3:30 pm. We'll not only be reviewing our organization's structure and goals, but also discuss ways to get involved leading up to 2020. Whether you're a long-time member or completely new to DA Germany, we warmly welcome all members to join us for this afternoon event. We hope to answer any questions you may have and have a lively, productive discussion with each other.
In order to actively participate in the event, you will need a computer with an internet connection as well as a working microphone.
Please RSVP to the event if you'd like to attend. Once we've received your RSVP, we will send you the login link. We hope many of you are able to join us!
Been wanting to get a Wickelfisch? Wondering what Rhine swimming is all about? Rhine-swimming newbies and experts, join DACH Basel to swim for democracy at our second annual Rhine Swim and picnic!
We're meeting in the Paul Sacher Anlage AKA Solitude Park (next to Roche & the Tinguely Museum) for a picnic, followed by a Rhine Swim for those who want to. DA will provide the grills, please bring your own picnic, utensils, beverages and an appetizer or dessert to share. All are welcome! Meet your fellow Democrats in Basel and learn the ins and outs of swimming in the Rhine! Don't forget your swimsuit and Wickelfish! Canceled in case of rain.
This has become an annual event for DA Montreal and we invite all members to gather at the parade site to show our support. We will be marching as a group of individuals, not as DA reps, but we still need to register individually. Please go to their website and complete your individual registration.
Deadline is July 6: http://fiertemtl.com/en/take-part/registration/
Due to the relocation of my family to Denmark this summer, I must announce that I will step down as Chair of the Hamburg Chapter of DA Germany. I, therefore, call for a special election of chapter chair to lead the Democrats Abroad Hamburg chapter through the very important 2020 election and serve out the rest of this term. I am so glad to have gotten to know so many of you over the last three years and I have been honored to serve as your chapter chair these last few months. I thank you all for your friendship, encouragement, and support. This is an amazing, welcoming, caring, and active community that I know will continue to grow and do great things. Even though I will no longer be a part of DA Germany-Hamburg, I will remain active in Democrats Abroad. I wish you nothing but the best and I am sure we will meet again.
Chesney McKinley Severance
From Democrats Abroad Germany Country Chair, Candice Kerestan:
In accordance with DA Germany bylaws, and to make the replacement process as democratic and transparent as possible, an election for the chair position will be held on 24 August, from 13:30 to 15:30. The elections will be held at SPD Eimsbüttel, Helene-Lange-Strasse 1, Hamburg.
All DA members in the Hamburg Chapter are eligible to vote.
All DA members who have been part of the Hamburg Chapter for at least 28 days by August 24, 2019, are eligible to run for Chair of the Hamburg Chapter.
The Chair’s responsibilities will include organizing events and volunteer opportunities, communicating with Hamburg Chapter members, and working together with DA Germany leadership to implement national projects at the chapter level. The position would begin immediately following the election and end in January 2021.
If you are interested in the position, please submit a written statement of no more than 250 words outlining your qualifications, experience, and goals by August 10, 2019 (14 days prior to the election), to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will be distributed to all Hamburg Chapter members 10 days prior to the event on August 24, 2019. Nominations can also be made on the day of the event if there is support for the candidate by a second member present. For a complete list of election rules, please see this link.
Thank you for your cooperation and continued interest in DA Germany.
Chair, DA Germany
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."
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.