June 17, 2024

In June


Here's what's happening in DA in June —


  • US Senator Tammy Baldwin
  • Debate Watch Party
  • Annual July 4 Celebration
  • Heather Cox Richardson
  • Welt Museum Tour TBA

Inside Democrats Abroad Austria:

  • Privileges of Membership in Democrats Abroad
  • Apply for a Caucus Position

Inside Democrats Abroad:

  • Review of the EMEA Regional and Global Conventions

Issues and Actions:

  • In Your Neighborhood – Voter Registration Tables


  • DA AT at the Pride Parade


Our Executive Committee meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of the month. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, July 4, at 7:30 p.m. Members are welcome to join us at the meetings. Please contact Richard at [email protected] for the address and meeting link.

DAA is making a strong effort to include in our monthly newsletter all the information you need to stay up to date. By sending you fewer emails, we hope you will read those you receive. Thanks for reading!


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In Memoriam:

Second Year Anniversary of the Overthrow of Roe v. Wade

Many of us thought it could never happen – yet it did. On June 27, 2022 the newly empowered right wing of the U.S. Supreme Court threw away all pretense of precedent and overturned Roe v. Wade with its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, eliminating the federal right to abortion. The events Post-Roe — bounty hunters, IVF under attack, woman in septic shock from lack of healthcare – were unthinkable at the time, yet have all come to pass.

This month's (unedited) banner was first posted in June 2022 a few weeks prior to the Dobbs ruling. It is a powerful reminder of everything we can and will lose if Donald Trump is elected. The November 5 election will have ramifications that none of us can currently imagine. Each of us needs to act like everything is on the line — because it is.

– DA Austria Executive Committee



DA Online with US Senator Tammy Baldwin

When: Tuesday, June 18 

Time: 21:30 

Where: Online RSVP


Presidential Debate Watch Party

When: Friday, June 28 

Time: 18:30 

Where: Beaver Brewing Company 1090, Liechtensteinstraße 69, 1090



Fourth of July Party 

When: Saturday, July 6  

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Where: Die Schankwirtschaft im Augarten



DA Online with Heather Cox Richardson

When: Wednesday, July 10 

Time: 17:00 

Where: Online RSVP


Tour of the Welt Museum for DA Members

When: Tuesday, TBD 

Time: Evening Opening Hours. TBD

Where: Welt Museum Wien


Inside Democrats Abroad Austria:

Voices that Deserve to Be Heard — Privileges of Membership in Democrats Abroad

The DA Democracy Series will be bringing many noteworthy speakers to our online webinars over the next months. Don’t miss Heather Cox Richardson on July 10 and US Senator Tammy Baldwin on June 18. For donors who want to make a difference in voter outreach – both of these online webinars offer an opportunity for an intimate pre-webinar virtual meet and greet with the speaker. Contact Jen at [email protected] for details. 

Invitations to these personal webinars for members of Democrats Abroad are one of the many perks of DA membership. Be sure to subscribe to DA’s YouTube channel to view calls with Congressman Jaime Raskin, Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes and many more. DA YouTube channel

Membership has privileges. Help us grow our numbers abroad and remain the difference in elections and policy at home. Tell three friends, colleagues, or family about the benefits of being a member of Democrats Abroad!

Friends make sure friends get the perks. Send them to democratsabroad.org to join today. 


Open Caucus Positions

The pandemic shutdown brought about an end to many of DA Austria’s vibrant caucus and social groups. Let us know if you’d be interested to help revive one. These groups can both tie into the global caucuses or work independently to organize and advocate locally. To find out more contact [email protected].


Inside Democrats Abroad Global:

EMEA Regional and Global Conventions

Like other state parties, Democrats Abroad holds a convention to elect delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention to nominate the Democratic presidential candidate. DA actually holds four conventions – one global and one in each DA region (Asia Pacific, Americas, and Europe-Middle East-Africa). At the conventions, all elected DA positions opt-in to serve as electors and elect delegates, committee members, and members of the Democratic National Committee. 

As the regional chair of EMEA, I chaired our convention on Sunday, May 26, 2024. This year 167 leaders opted-in to the EMEA convention and 119 attended. A total of eight elections took place for the following positions: one EMEA Regional DNC Member (2024–2028 term), six At-Large Delegates to represent DA at the National Convention in Chicago this August, and two DA Platform Committee Members (term until June 2024).

DA Austria has two former country committee chairs – Katie Solon and myself – in the 23 member delegation. We’re looking forward to representing Democrats Abroad in Chicago and hope you’ll tell your friends and family to look out for us on the convention floor!

DA is pleased to announce our Delegation to the 2024 DNC Convention as well as our 2024–2028 DNC team.

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– Jen Rakow-Stepper, Regional Vice Chair for EMEA, DA-AT Member-at-Large



Issues and Actions:

Take Action! 

In Your Neighborhood – Voter Registration Tables

Summer is on its way and election season is heating up. Look for DA’s volunteers at a voter registration table at a market or street corner in your neighborhood. It’s more important than ever to make sure EVERY eligible voter in Austria requests and returns their ballot this year. 

According to the Federal Voter Assistance Program, Austria has 12,730 eligible voters but in 2022 only 7.41% of them returned their ballot! That means we all know someone who did not vote in the last cycle. This November, important races are happening up and down the ballot which will control seats of power from your local school board to the White House. We must do better. 

Stop by and say hello if you see us and be sure to tell your friends, family, and colleagues to come and request their ballot — it’s required each and every year. 



Vienna Pride Parade, June 8

DA Austria brought its spirit to the Vienna Rainbow Parade this year with a watch party along the parade route. DA members set up a hub across from the Burggarten, proudly displaying our large Democrats Abroad pride banner. The parade was electric, as all of Vienna came together to celebrate and show support. People snapped up our DA US pride flags, made by our members, and our "Make America Gay Again!" poster drew much attention from the crowd. To top it off, we assisted several American parade-goers with voter registration, ensuring their voices will be heard in November. It was a day full of pride and unity!


Thank you for reading the June Newsletter!