As we enter into November, many of you may be thinking back to last year and the 2016 elections. It may be hard to believe that it has already almost been one year of Trump and the Republican-led Congress, but we hope that this one-year anniversary of the election helps to remind you of why it will be so important to vote in 2018 during the midterms and in any of the elections this year.
There are elections on November 7, 2017 in Virginia, Utah, New Jersey, Georgia, Washington, Michigan, Maine, Mississippi, and South Carolina. The Oklahoma State Legislature is also having a Special Elections on November 14, 2017. Alabama is holding a Special Election for Jeff Sessions U.S. Senate seat on December 12, 2017. Click on any of the states to get more information on the election.
To register to vote and/or request your overseas absentee ballot for any of these elections, go to VoteFromAbroad.org and complete the form to request an absentee ballot. Print, sign and send the form to your election office to receive a ballot for the election. Many states accept scanned forms by email or fax.
Many of our chapters will be start off November by hosting events marking the one-year anniversary, but don’t worry, this month will end with several of our chapters also hosting fun Thanksgiving get-togethers. Getting together with like-minded people will help bolster your spirits in these times.
We hope that you will be able to find an event going on near you that you will be able to join. Be sure to check out the Noteworthy News and Information section. Keep #Resisting and we’ll get through this together.
Attend the Emily's List Webinar! - November 02 · 8:00pm - Emily's List President Stephanie Schirock speaks with the Global Women's Caucus. Since it was founded in 1985, Emily's List has trained and supported thousands of Democratic, pro-choice women to run for office. Now they have started "Run to Win," a national recruitment and training program providing in-person training, webinars and other resources to increase women's participation across all levels of government. Join us and hear about the tremendous difference Emily's List continues to make.
Obama Portrait Exhibition in Berlin - Opens November 04, 2017 - The exhibition “Obama: An Intimate Portrait” will feature 65 photos by official Obama White House photographer Pete Souza. It is the first exhibition about the Obama Presidency in Germany. The exhibition will be on display at the Museum The Kennedys until March 4, 2018.
- Thanksgiving Feast with all the trimmings in Wiesbaden - Thursday, November 23 · 6:00pm - RSVP via the DA website or contact Beverly Seebach
- NRW Thanksgiving Potluck in Schladern - Saturday, November 25 · 12:00 pm RSVP/E-Mail John Grosser
- Thanksgiving Potluck in Heidelberg - Sunday, November 26 · 12:00pm - The turkey will be provided and attendees are asked to bring a side dish. RSVP via the DA website or contact Nancy Schimkat
- Göttingen Annual Thanksgiving Celebration - Sunday, November 26 · 5:00 pm - Turkey, vegan "faux turkey" with all the trimmings.RSVP via the DA website or contact Anne Marie Bessette
*For more holiday events, please click here.*
Precinct Elections And One Year Since The Election Reflection in Bielefeld - Monday, November 06 · 7:00 pm
November Workshop: Talking Politics with Conservative Relatives in Berlin - Tuesday, November 07 · 7:30 pm -What does science tell us about how to talk politics with people we disagree with? Joanna Mikulski, an expert in behavior change communications, will give a fun and interactive workshop designed to help you put the best ideas from research to use when communicating about hot or sensitive topics.
November 9th: 1 year later… in Hamburg - Thursday, November 09 · 12:00 pm - One year after waking up to the shock that remains an unavoidable part of our lives, we want to come together and remember what we are fighting for, and what is at stake.
One Year Later: The Future Of The Party in Münster - Monday, November 13 · 6:30 pm
U.S. Climate Policy after COP23 in Bonn - Monday, November 20 · 7:00 pm - With the UN Climate Conference (COP23) being held in Bonn, join DA in the days following the conference for a panel discussion on the event and its meaning for the future of U.S. climate policy.
Chapter and Precinct Meetings
Drinks With Democrats In Bamberg Thursday, November 02 · 6:00 pm
November Chapter Meeting In Stuttgart Friday, November 03 · 7:00 pm
Heidelberg Chapter Monthly Meeting Friday, November 03 · 7:00 pm
Munich Chapter Monthly Meeting Sunday, November 08 · 7:00 pm
Wiesbaden/Mainz Chapter Monthly Meeting Thursday, November 09 · 7:00 pm
Freiburg/Konstanz Precinct Meeting Saturday, November 11· 12:00 pm
Noteworthy News and Information
Join our new Global Black Caucus (GBC)! Membership in the GBC is open to anyone who supports the goals of human rights and equality for everyone.
Democrats Abroad is asking you to GIVE to WIN, and be a part of political change. Every dollar we raise helps move the dial in the US Congress and Senate from red back to blue. In 2018, it's really important that we expand the overseas voter base. We all know what is at stake for our families and friends, our country and the world, if things remain as they are for next 6 years. All the money you donate goes to keeping our online tools functioning, advertising to find more American's abroad and promoting the issues you care about to our representatives. A donation today, large or small, will make a big difference in 2018. Please Give to Win.
Now Available: The 2018 Global Women's Caucus Calendar celebrating women’s firsts These high-quality calendars, celebrating women's firsts, make wonderful Christmas gifts. Calendars should begin shipping during the first two weeks of November. Order Today!
2018 Germany Annual General Meeting in Hamburg - Friday, February 23 - Sunday, February 25 2018- Join us in Hamburg next year to learn more about how you can be an active part of getting out the vote, meet other democrats living in Germany and give your input on the DAG political process. Keep your eyes out for more information in the coming weeks.
Check out our RESISTANCE merchandise. We have t-shirts, buttons and tote bags with new and classic DA designs. All proceeds will go to help support our efforts for Get Out The Vote in 2018. Order today.
Save the date 21 January 2018. We will celebrate the one year anniversary of the Women’s March. There will be lots of anniversary events around Germany and around the world.