Wiesbaden/Mainz Chapter Monthly Check-In April 21, 2021
Come join us online on Thursday, April 21, 2021, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm for our monthly meeting where we will discuss our chapter plans - both short- and long-term!
Meet the newly elected Chapter Chair and team who will be there for you in the coming two years and doing our part to help our country make great progress at the national, state, and local levels.
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Jesse Alama, Chair
DA Germany - Wiesbaden/MainzWHENApril 21, 2021 at 7:30pmWHEREZOOM - RSVP for link
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2021 New Leader Orientation (Session 1)
(photo from the 2019 EMEA Regional Meeting in Athens)
Saturday, 24 April 2021, 3:00-6:00 AM EDT (check your local time HERE)
Newly-elected leaders are invited to attend a New Leader Orientation session, facilitated by the Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East, and Africa regional teams. Current leaders and volunteers are also welcome to join as a refresher, as are those who are candidates for local office where elections have not yet taken place.
During this three-hour orientation, we will cover the following Democrats Abroad basics:
- Our purpose, our organizational structure, and how we conduct business (45 minutes)
- Our IT Team and key resources (30 minutes)
- Our Comms Team and how we share our messages (20 minutes)
- Our other teams and committees that support leaders and Country Committees (40 minutes)
- Upcoming and regular regional and global meetings (20 minutes)
There will also be a ten-minute break, along with Q&A opportunities.
Please RSVP for the WebEx link.
A second New Leader orientation session, covering the same topics, will also be held at an Americas/EMEA-friendly time on Saturday, 08 May between 12:00-3:00 PM EDT. To register for that session, please visit this event page to RSVP.WHENApril 24, 2021 at 3amWHEREWebEx
National elections were held online during the 2021 DA Germany Annual General Meeting on March 20, 2021.
2021-2023 Executive Committee
Chair: Kenton Barnes
Vice-Chair: Emily Lines
Secretary: Jennifer von Estorff
Treasurer: Powen Shiah
Chapter Development Coordinator: Matt LeMieux
Communications Coordinator: Kaitlyn Kennedy
Events & Fundraising Coord: Courtney Newman
GOTV Coordinator: Teresa Ritterhoff
Membership/IT Coordinator: Shari Temple
Press Coordinator: Anya Leonhard
DPCA Voting Reps Delegation:
Antar Rashiq Keith
Angela Fobbs published What Do We Want? Equality!- When Do Want it? NOW! in ERA Stories 2021-03-17 13:29:59 -0400
I live in Germany, but I spent most of my life in the country of my birth, the United States of America. In Germany, I have equal rights, and it has improved the quality of my life. It's taken too long for women in America to have equal rights, and it's unfair. When I was a girl, people told me I could be anything I wanted, but it's not true.
Employers can pay women less than men for the same job. The first time I realized I wasn't getting paid as much as a recently hired man, I immediately went to my boss. My boss told me the man had a family and need to make more. My family's needs were the same as his family's. Why is this okay? It is acceptable because women don't have equal rights under the Constitution, so we don't have equal protection under the law. Having women in Congress, as the Vice-President, and in other positions of "power" is a hollow victory if the average woman faces legal discrimination in so many areas of her life.
My mother, my sisters, and I have been waiting all our lives for equality under the law. There is no reason for us to keep us waiting. Equality must be enshrined in our Constitution.
Eighty-four percent of countries, including Afghanistan, Japan, and Tunisia, explicitly guarantee equality in their Constitution. It's about time American women also have equal rights.
Angela Fobbs, Florida voter, living in Germany
Global Black Caucus For The Win
Help Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus fight for our democracy in 2021 and beyond.
Donations of any size will help us "Get Out the Vote" and support the Biden/Harris Administration in the mid-term elections.
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Thanks to everyone who participated in DA's Black History Month.
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)
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help with our Get Out The Vote efforts and beyond. I know we made a difference in this election. 🥂
There are 13 days until election day.
🗳️ If you haven't requested an absentee ballot yet, there is still time. Go to https://www.votefromabroad.org/ today.
🆘 Have a question or issue with requesting a ballot or sending it back? Visit our online 1-on-1 help on Zoom. It's available Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12-4 pm EDT/6-10 pm CEST, Saturday 2-10 am EDT/8am-4 pm CEST, and ALL DAY on Sunday EDT. Access help at this link: http://qrco.de/bbh0zg
📱 Have you requested a ballot and not received it? Please contact your local election office. You can find the contact information here: https://www.votefromabroad.org/states.
📧 Have you contacted your local election office and received no response? Please email [email protected] and tell them what's going on. They can help you.
🚨 If you haven't received your ballot, you can VOTE NOW using the Backup Ballot–the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)–specifically for overseas voters! Information on how to vote with a FWAB here: https://www.votefromabroad.org/fwab/ Watch a video on how to fill out a FWAB here.
✈️ Need to send your ballot back to the states by postal mail? At this point, consider using a courier service. FedEx Express is offering Americans abroad a discount to send ballots home reliably. US voters living in 10 European countries can now take advantage of a special rate for overnight return of their absentee ballot. From now through November, FedEx International Priority service for envelopes up to 500g sent to the USA costs just €25 from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark (kr.186), Poland (112 zł), Sweden (260 kr), and the United Kingdom (£23). This special is only bookable online — discounts will not be given if booking at a FedEx store or on the phone. Feel free to privately tell your friends and family, but please do not post about this on social media. Download a step-by-step guide on how to book the FedEx deal HERE.
🛑 Do NOT use the diplomatic pouch at U.S. embassies and consulates to return your ballot at this point. It is too late.
🎃 Voters in AL, AZ, CO, DC, DE, HI, IN< IA, KS, MA, ME, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OR, RI, SC, UT, WA, WV, and WY can return your ballots by email or online. Need help scanning? Watch this video on how to scan using your smartphone: Watch this video.If you don't have a scanning app on your phone, you can use Adobe Scan mobile app for iPhone & Android.
🧑🏽🤝🧑🏿 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
Walk with me, if you willRead more
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
Join Robert Reich and
Support Democrats Abroad's Campaign to
"Call the World"
Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States, Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot.
DA members from across the globe will be calling voters to secure their ballots but they need your help: giving today guarantees that we have the resources we need to win at the state level, take back the Senate, and remove Donald Trump in 2020. Give today!
Any questions about Democrats Abroad Call the World, please contact [email protected]
Donations are to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.
If you have Democrats Abroad Germany press questions contact Beverly Seebach at [email protected]
About Democrats Abroad (deutsche Übersetzung unten)
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.
Democrats Abroad is recognized as a “state” Party by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and is represented in the DNC by eight voting members, as well as at the quadrennial Democratic National Convention.
Democrats Abroad online voter registration tool - votefromabroad.org - makes it easy to request a ballot and vote absentee from any place on the planet.
Wenn Sie Fragen zu Democrat Abroad Germany haben, kontaktieren Sie Beverly Seebach unter [email protected]
Über Democrats Abroad
Democrats Abroad ist der offizielle Arm der Demokratischen Partei für die Millionen von Amerikanern, die außerhalb der Vereinigten Staaten leben. Democrats Abroad ist bestrebt, den im Ausland lebenden Bürgern eine Stimme in der Regierung zu geben und demokratische Kandidaten zu wählen, indem sie die ausländischen Stimmen mobilisieren.
Democrats Abroad hat derzeit in 41 Länder nationale Gremien - in ganz Europa, Amerika, dem Nahen Osten, Afrika und Asien. Diese Gremien informieren die Amerikaner im Ausland über ihre Rechte und unterstützen sie bei der Teilnahme am politischen Prozess der USA. Die Mitglieder leben in mehr als 190 Ländern auf der ganzen Welt und wählen in jedem Staat und Kongressbezirk der USA.
Demokraten im Ausland werden vom Demokratischen Nationalkomitee (DNC) als "staatliche" Partei anerkannt und sind in der DNC durch acht stimmberechtigte Mitglieder sowie auf dem vierjährigen Demokratischen Nationalkonvent vertreten.
Democrats Abroads Online-Wählerregistrierungstool - votefromabroad.org - macht es einfach, eine Briefwahl zu beantragen und Abwesende von überall auf der Welt abzustimmen.
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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Angela Fobbs commented on Press Inquiries 2020-02-24 20:18:57 -0500Hopefully, Beverly will get this message.