Wiesbaden-Mainz will be holding our chapter elections on Saturday March 6 at 15:00.
The chapter will be electing officers for the following positions - Chair, Vice-Chair, GOTV Coordinator, Press Coordinator, and Comms Coordinator. Click here for more details on the election.
We will be using Zoom and you must be on the call to vote. Hope to see you there.WHENMarch 06, 2021 at 3pmWHEREOnline via Zoom
Wiesbaden, Hesse 65183
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Join the Global Black Caucus for a fun event. We'll be playing Black History Month themed Jeopardy game.
"Jeopardizing" a white supremacist curriculum was created by Katrina Spencer, Librarian for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Modeled closely on Alex Trebek’s classic, weekday television show, players -- Black, white and other-- will compete for prizes in responding to over 50 trivia prompts that center Blackness.
We have enough questions to play at least three full games including "Final Jeopardy."
If you would like to be a contestant, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/wrN3sjsf3Dn1W8EJ7
If you would like to be in the audience, please RSVP to receive the zoom link.
Event Start Time
Location Local Time Vancouver, Canada Pacific Standard Time 10:30 am Washington DC Eastern Standard Time 1:30 pm London, UK GMT 6:30 pm Paris, France Central European Standard Time 7:30 pm Athens, Greece Eastern European Standard Time 8:30 pm Nairobi, Kenya (GMT+3) 9:30 pm UAE (GMT+4) 10:30 pm
How to play Jeopardy
- Play individually or in groups.
- Pick a category and a point value.
- Click on the chosen box for the question.
- You must give the answer in the form of a question before clicking again.
- Continue until all questions have been answered. The person with the most points wins.
Watch an example round of JeopardyWHENFebruary 17, 2021 at 7:30pmWHEREOnline - Zoom
Watch the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris with the Global Black Caucus. RSVP to Receive the Zoom link. Join at any time throughout the evening.
January 20th Schedule of events (all times Eastern, and subject to change)
Invocation: Father Leo J. O'Donovan, American Jesuit Catholic priest and theologian, former President of Georgetown University
National Anthem: Lady Gaga, award-winning artist, performer, businesswoman, and activist
Pledge of Allegiance: Andrea Hall, President of the International Association of Firefighters Local 3920 from Fulton County, Georgia.
11:45 am: Vice Presidential Swearing-In: Kamala Harris
12:00 pm: Presidential Swearing-In: The oath is administered by Chief Justice John Roberts as designated in the Constitution
12:15 pm: Inaugural Address: President Joseph Biden
Jennifer Lopez, award-winning actress, singer, dancer, producer, and businesswoman
Poetry Reading: Amanda Gorman, named in 2017 as the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in the United States by UrbanWord and the Library of Congress.
Benediction: Reverend Dr. Silvester Beaman, Pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilmington, Delaware.
Pass in Review - 1:00 pm East Front of the Capitol
In the traditional military ceremony, the President, First Lady, Vice President, and Second Gentleman, hosted by the Commander of Joint Task Force-National Capital Region, will review the readiness of the troops, represented by every branch of the military.
Wreath Laying Ceremony - 1:45 pm Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery
The wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will provide the American people with a show of bipartisan unity. The event will honor the nation's brave servicemen and women and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.
Presidential Escort - 2:30 pm 15th Street, NW to the White House
The new President, Vice president, and their families will be escorted to the White House. The escorts include The U.S. Army Band, a Joint Service Honor Guard, and the Commander-in-Chief's Guard and Fife and Drum Corps from the 3rd U.S. Infantry "The Old Guard."
Virtual Parade Across America - 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
The parade will celebrate America's heroes, highlight Americans from all walks of life in different states and regions, and reflect on the diversity, heritage, and resilience of the country as we begin a new American era.
Celebrating America - 8:30 pm-10:00 pm
The star-studded television event, "Celebrating America," will be hosted by beloved Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, with appearances from other notable performers, including Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato, and Ant Clemons.
Event Start Time by Location
Vancouver, Canada 08:15 PST Washington DC, USA 11:15 EST London, United Kingdom 16:15 GMT Paris, France 17:15 CET Athens, Greece 18:15 EET Nairobi, Kenya 19:15 EAT Dubai, United Arab Emirates 20:15 GST New Delhi, India 21:45 ISTWHENJanuary 20, 2021 at 5:15pmWHEREZoom - Online
This Cafe's Topic: We will discuss:
The Georgia runoff election on Jan. 5th
The Congressional certification of the Biden/Harris victory on Jan. 6th that was disrupted by a violent coup attempt orchestrated by lame duck President Trump
Impeachment of Trump
President Biden and Vice President Harris taking office on Jan. 20th
What will happen next?
This is an online event. You will receive the connection information in an email after your RSVP.
Location Local Time Vancouver, Canada Pacific Standard Time 10:30 am - 1:30 pm Washington DC Eastern Standard Time 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm London, UK GMT 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Paris, France Central European Standard Time 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Athens, Greece Eastern European Standard Time 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm Nairobi, Kenya (GMT+3) 9:30 pm - 12:30 am UAE (GMT+4) 10:30 pm - 1:30 am Fiji (GMT+12) 6:30 am - 9:30 am
We look forward to talking with you about this difficult subject.WHENJanuary 26, 2021 at 7:30pmWHEREWebEx
Angela Fobbs published BHM - John Lewis: Good Trouble Film Screening in Events 2021-01-11 09:48:48 -0500
21 February is John Lewis' birthday. In his honor, we will be screening the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble. After the film will have a discussion.
Watch the trailer
RSVP to receive the Zoom link.
Event Start Time by Location
Vancouver, Canada 08:00 PST Washington DC, USA 11:00 EST London, United Kingdom 16:00 GMT Frankfurt, Germany 17:00 CET Athens, Greece 18:00 EET Dubai, United Arab Emirates 20:00 GST Bangkok, Thailand 23:00 ICTWHENFebruary 21, 2021 at 5pmWHEREZoom
Angela Fobbs published Book Abroad Reads Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments in Events 2021-01-11 09:31:54 -0500Books Abroad, The Global Women’s Caucus feminist reading group, is pleased to announce its pick for Black History Month.
Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments by Saidiya Hartman explores the revolution of black intimate life in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century by examining the untold history of women who led “wayward” lives and rejected respectability in response to being denied access to the American Dream.
“In wrestling with the question of what a free life is, many young black women created forms of intimacy and kinship that were indifferent to the dictates of respectability and outside the bounds of the law. They cleaved to and cast-off lovers, exchanged sex to subsist and revised the meaning of marriage. Longing and desire fueled their experiments in how to live. They refused to labor like slaves or to accept degrading conditions of work.”
It is a unique, genre-bending work that is deeply researched and melds history to the literary imagination.
Key historical figures like Ida B. Wells, W. E. B. Du Bois and Billie Holiday make appearances, but Hartman’s narrative focuses on lesser-known women who have been overlooked historically and are usually invisible in official archives.
This is sure to be an engaging discussion that will hopefully spark conversation about a rarely discussed aspect of Black history. We look forward to seeing you there!RSVP to receive the zoom link.Event Start Time by Location
Washington DC, USA 08:00 EST London, United Kingdom 13:00 GMT Frankfurt, Germany 14:00 CET Athens, Greece 15:00 EET Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17:00 GST Bangkok, Thailand 20:00 ICTWHENFebruary 21, 2021 at 2pmWHEREZoom
Our 2021 Fixing Democracy Projects starts with an examination of our political divide: Who voted for Trump? Why? And how do we interact with them? Or not?Many of us want to initiate collaborative, empathetic conversations with Republicans to cultivate solidarity. We‘ll explore some ideas.Visit us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/1041218006385932WHENJanuary 31, 2021 at 4pmWHEREZoom
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Join us as we discuss "A Promised Land" by Barack Obama.
The book is a riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making, from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.
In the stirring and highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to the leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.
The book is available in hardback, e-book, and audiobook format from many booksellers.
We look forward to discussing this interesting book with you. RSVP to receive the Zoom link.
Event Start Time:
Vancouver, Canada 07:00 PST Washington DC, USA 10:00 EST London, United Kingdom 15:00 GMT Frankfurt, Germany 16:00 CET Nairobi, Kenya 18:00 EAT Dubai, UAE 19:00 GST New Delhi, India 20:30 ISTWHENFebruary 27, 2021 at 4pmWHEREZoom
For the second GBC Cafe of the year, we will read and discuss the book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Frederick Douglass. The book is a dramatic autobiography and a powerful firsthand account of slavery, written by America’s most influential abolitionist. The book is short and very poignant. Please read the book prior to the discussion.
The book is available in many formats. You can obtain a copy of the book at no or low cost from any of the sources below and more:
Audible: It's available for free if you have an Audible Plus membership or higher.
Amazon: The book is available in various formats including Kindle and audiobook.
Free online book/pdf:
UNC-CH digitization project, Documenting the American South
Event start time by time zone:
Vancouver, Canada 10:30 PST Washington DC, USA 13:30 EST London, United Kingdom 18:30 GMT Paris, France 19:30 CET Nairobi, Kenya 21:30 EAT Dubai, United Arab Emirates 22:30 GST
RSVP to receive the link to connect to the GBC Cafe.WHENFebruary 23, 2021 at 7:30pmWHEREZoom
We'll view speeches from important figures from the Civil Rights era and discuss where we have been, where we are now, and how we build the future.
More information on who will be on the panel will be added in the upcoming days.
RSVP to receive the Zoom link.WHENJanuary 18, 2021 at 7pmWHEREOnline-Zoom
Angela Fobbs published Georgia US Senate Run-off Election 5 January 2021 in News 2020-11-11 09:43:36 -0500
Elections were held for both of Georgia’s US Senate seats on November 3, 2020. Both of these races are going to Runoff elections, to be held on January 5, 2021, as no candidate received at least 50% of the vote. Democrats need to win both of these seats to have a majority in the Senate so we can have progress in America and the world.
The two races are:
Both US Senate races in Georgia are going to a run-off election on January 5th, 2021. Ballots will not be available until Nov 21, GA has said they would send out ballot even if the recount isn't finished.Here's what you should do:
US Senate: Jon Ossoff (Democrat) versus David Perdue (Republican)
US Senate Special: Raphael Warnock (Democrat) versus Kelly Loeffler (Republican)
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🧑🏽🤝🧑🏿 Suppose you have already voted and returned your ballot. Have you reminded your family and friends abroad or in the states to register and vote? People in the USA can go to https://iwillvote.com/ to find a voting or drop-off location, verify their registration, vote by mail and register to vote.
Democrats Abroad Germany is making sure each and every U.S. citizen in Germany participates in the presidential election. We'll be in 19 locations around Germany on 10 October helping Americans get ready to vote. Drop by to meet Democrats Abroad.
If you can't drop by in person, it is not too late to request a ballot from home. Register to vote and request your absentee ballot 📝 All details can be found at www.democratsabroad.org/vote_from_germany.
Step number one: Visit www.votefromabroad.org to fill out your FPCA absentee ballot request — it only takes 5-10 minutes! If you’re not registered to vote, the FPCA also serves as a voter registration form. Given the uncertainty surrounding the United States Postal Service (USPS), we strongly encourage you to request that your absentee ballot is sent to you via email.
If you need help or have a question about voting, get LIVE 1-on-1 voter assistance any Sunday (24hrs), Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (6 pm-10 pm), and Saturday (8 am-4 pm) through November CEST to talk to a volunteer LIVE on Zoom about questions you have about voting from abroad. Access live help here.Read more
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Five years back
When an unlikely announced
He’d run to become commander-in-chief and
People scoffed in amusement
“No, no, no,” they said
“It can’t happen.” “It won’t happen.”
“Americans won’t let that happen.”
And then it did
And then we felt our hearts dropkick our
Because even before we knew what exactly,
We knew what
Four years of him could do
And that’s just what it did
And every week we watched in horrific
What he might say or do or steal or repeal
And every time we thought it couldn’t get worse
And then three years rolled by
And sparked some hope as hopefuls said they
Could do better
And we picked our favorites
And cast our ballots
And mostly watched our picks fall by the wayside
But one was left standing. And he’s the guy.
Now maybe you’re tickled pink with the blue ticket
And can’t wait to watch the ticker
Click in our favor in 43 days
Or maybe you’re not feeling gung-ho
It’s possible that you think taking a stand
Against just two parties is dutiful
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Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. Democrats Abroad strives to provide citizens living abroad with a voice in government and elect Democratic candidates by mobilizing the overseas vote.
Democrats Abroad currently has 41 country committees throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. These country committees keep Americans abroad informed of their rights and help them participate in the US political process. Members live in more than 190 countries around the globe and vote in every state and Congressional district in the US.
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About Democrats Abroad Germany (DAG)
We are one of the largest country committees of Democrats Abroad. We are a 100% volunteer organization with a presence throughout Germany.
Our mission is to provide Americans living in Germany a voice in our government and to elect Democrats by mobilizing the overseas vote.
Wherever you are in Germany, there is a chapter or a precinct with events for our members. Click on a link to find your local chapter: Berlin, Cologne Bonn, Dusseldorf-Ruhr,Frankfurt, Göttingen, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Kaiserslautern, Muenster-Osnabrueck, Munich,Stuttgart, and Wiesbaden/Mainz.
Über Democrats Abroad Germany (DAG)
Wir sind eines der größten nationale Gremien der Democrats Abroad. Wir sind eine 100%ige Freiwilligenorganisation mit einer Präsenz in ganz Deutschland.
Unsere Mission ist es, den in Deutschland lebenden Amerikanern eine Stimme in unserer Regierung zu geben und Demokraten zu wählen, indem wir die ausländischen Stimmen mobilisieren.
Wo auch immer man in Deutschland lebt, es gibt eine Ortsgruppe mit Veranstaltungen für unsere Mitglieder. Klicken Sie auf einen Link, um Ihre lokale Ortsgruppe für weitere Informationen: Berlin, Köln Bonn, Düsseldorf-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Göttingen, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Kaiserslautern, Münster-Osnabrück, München, Stuttgart und Wiesbaden/Mainz.
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