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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  • News

    UPCOMING MEETINGS - Volunteer Meeting January 8, 2019 - Annual Meeting - Mid March 2019

    Democrats Abroad in Hungary will be holding a special Executive Committee meeting January 8, 2019 to welcome new volunteers and to discuss the important issues regarding the US global election in 2020.  It is not too early to start planning how we can ensure all Americans vote in this all important election.  It is time we wipe off the stain of incompetence and corruption and set the US back on the track of caring about humanity and our environment.  You can help us with this goal by volunteering. We are looking for volunteers for our Executive Committee, Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Committee,  Membership Committee, and Social Committee.  We hope you will come to this all important meeting.  It will be held: 

                                                                                                       Tuesday, January 8, 2019

                                                                                                        Mozsar Kavezo, H1065, Nagymezo u. 21

    The date for our Annual Meeting has not been determined but it will be in early to mid March.  Watch here for the announement of the exact date.

    Please contact by January 4, 2019   if you wish to attend the January 8 meeting!                                                                    

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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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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 07:00 PM

    DA-Hungary Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Save the Date

    Every year DA-Hungary, as a recognized Country Committee within Democrats Abroad (which is also a recognized State Democratic Party), holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to report on our activities over the last year, and lay out plans for the coming year.
    To include training for 2020 Global Presidential Primary (GPP) Voting Center in early March in Budapest.
    Please let us know you are coming with an RSVP to:
    Friday, March 06, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    TBA in Budapest, Hungary

    Global Presidential Primary – Budapest Voting Center