Castle in Budapest

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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Hungary!

DAHU is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Hungary. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Hungary please contact us. (3)

Marylin Ball-Brown, Chair
Democrats Abroad - Hungary

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DA Hungary Leadership:

Merrill Oates
| Chair Hungary, Deputy-Chair Global IT Team
Marylin Ball Brown
| Vice-Chair Hungary
David McAllister
| Treasurer Hungary
Manuela Schmoll
| Secretary Hungary
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    2020 AGM and GPP Voting Events

    Annual General Meeting

    DA-Hungary will hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM) Organizing and Planning meeting:

    WHAT: DA-Hungary AGM – All DA Members Welcome
    WHEN: 7:00 PM, Thursday, 13 February
    WHERE: The Workshop (Pub & Restaurant)
    Paulay Ede utca 16, H-1061 Budapest

    Our AGM will include reports on our activities over the last year and our plans for this important Election Year.   It will also involve preparation for our Budapest In-person GPP Voting Events. We need your help to volunteer and vote in the Global Primary.

    DA-Hungary GPP Voting Events

    DA-Hungary will be hosting 3 GPP Voting Events in Budapest. These events are an opportunity for Americans living abroad to cast a vote for your preferred Democratic Presidential Candidate. This is an official Primary, just like all the other State Primaries.

    Voting is open to all members of Democrats Abroad – You can join on the spot. 

    Thursday, March 5

    American Corner Budapest (Corvinus University)
    Fovam ter 13-15 (red and yellow brick building)
    H-1093 Budapest
    2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Friday, March 6

    Mozsar Cafe
    Nagymező utca 21
    H-1065 Budapest
    12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Saturday, March 7

    American Corner Budapest (Corvinus University)
    Fovam ter 13-15 (red and yellow brick building)
    H-1093 Budapest
    12:00 PM to 6:00 PM 
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    Grab a Candle and Share your Light – Farewell Obama, 20 Jan 2017

    Farewell and Thank You Obama Vigil
    20 January 2017, Szabadság tér, Budapest, Hungary
    HU Obama Farewell -Jan 2017
    8 years ago on the day of President Obama’s first Inauguration, Democrats Abroad and other Americans gathered to celebrate with candlelight and song in Budapest’s Szabadság tér (Liberty Square) next to the US Embassy to celebrate a new era of hope for America and it’s place in the world.  

    Our gathering in 2008 was documented by local media and joined by other groups also seeking political reform.  Here is a short clip of the event from a Hungarian news portal: 

    During the last hour of President Obama’s administration, on 20 January 2017, we returned again to the same square to close out this chapter in American history.  Around 50 members of Democrats Abroad came together to sing American anthems and to share with each other some of the Obama accomplishments that we found most significant.  Participants spoke out expressing the importance of: America regaining respect in the world, the Affordable Care Act, Dignity, Net Neutrality, Marriage Equality, Economic Recovery, improving the rights of women in the workplace, and having a president with the ability to speak in complete grammatical sentences. 

    Our DA-Hungary Chair, Marylin Ball-Brown, led the group in singing This Land is Your Land, America the Beautiful, and We Shall Overcome.  As a trained opera singer, she then closed out the event by singing Amazing Grace.  Many in the crowd had eyes filled with tears as we bid farewell to the Obama Presidency.

    Budapest Obama Farewell Vigil -Jan 2017
    Several from the group gathered after the event at the nearby Cafe Liberté to warm up and to share thoughts on how we can work to sustain the Obama legacy of achievement in the challenging years to come.  Our thanks to DA-HU member Amy Modly for her extensive work in helping to coordinate the event with the local police office.
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