Vice-Chair, Switzerland

For as long as I can remember, I have identified with and held dear the programs and ideals that the Democratic Party represents. I come from a union family who instilled in me the importance of voting for candidates who protect workers’ rights. As a young adult, I benefited from the services offered at a reasonable cost at Planned Parenthood. I have used the social safety net when it was necessary and I had no other options. So many of my life experiences and my beliefs necessitate my allegiance with the Democratic Party; truly, the party cares for the real needs of the American people with basic empathy underlying each of the policies put forth by our representatives.

As an American living outside of America, I can appreciate all of the concerns of those living back home as well as the concerns that are specific to those of us who live outside our nation's borders. They are issues that aren't thought about until they impact us, but once we're here, the consequences are quite obvious.

Our nation is at a critical point. I think our first priority has to be protecting and stabilizing our democracy, and then moving forward to improve it for all citizens, regardless of where they lay their head at night.


  • is hosting Debate Watch Party 2020-01-25 05:58:24 -0500

    Debate Watch Party

    Watch Democratic nominees debate one another in the lead-up to Super Tuesday and the DA Global Presidential Primary! Drinks and food will be available for sale at the ground level bar.

    WHEN
    February 20, 2020 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Mr Pickwick Pub Genève
    Rue de Lausanne 80
    Genève, GE 1202
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting Let's Get Candid about the Candidates - Zurich 2020-01-25 05:41:51 -0500

    Let's Get Candid about the Candidates - Zurich

    Our new DACH Chair Vance White has worn glasses since he was 10 years old, but he still has a very clear vision of what DACH must accomplish in 2020 and why we must be successful in the 2020 Elections!

    This is an important year for the future of all Americans as we approach what will be a monumental election. The primaries are vital to selecting a candidate for the Democratic Party who will be victorious in November. As we enter into the main events of the Primary process, Vance will be hosting a series of events around Switzerland so that individuals can learn more about each candidate and then make informed decisions as they vote in the Global Presidential Primary (see more information about the GPP here).

    These events use the theme of 2020 Vision and will allow you, individuals who have a multitude of reasons to support a particular candidate, to be candid about your preferences and discuss the positive aspects that helped you to prefer that candidate. And for those of you who have not yet determined which candidate is your favorite, we hope that the candid sharing of information about candidates will help you to know more about the platforms of the candidates as you prepare to vote in the Global Presidential Primary.


    Location:

    A private residence near Kunsthaus.

    The exact address will be sent to you upon registration at Eventzilla.


    This event is FREE OF CHARGE, but we will gladly accept cash donations from any US citizens who attend the event. Democrats Abroad Switzerland is a volunteer organization that relies on donations to be able to provide outreach, voter education, and voter registration services. With the critical nature of the 2020 election, we need your financial support to allow us to register and motivate as many voters living in Switzerland as possible.

    WHEN
    February 13, 2020 at 6:30pm
    WHERE
    Private residence; address provided upon registration at Eventzilla
    Zurich, ZH 8032
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting Let's Get Candid about the Candidates - Geneva 2020-01-16 12:23:11 -0500

    Let's Get Candid about the Candidates - Geneva

    Our new DACH Chair Vance White has worn glasses since he was 10 years old, but he still has a very clear vision of what DACH must accomplish in 2020 and why we must be successful in the 2020 Elections!

    This is an important year for the future of all Americans as we approach what will be a monumental election. The primaries are vital to selecting a candidate for the Democratic Party who will be victorious in November. As we enter into the main events of the Primary process, Vance will be hosting a series of events around Switzerland so that individuals can learn more about each candidate and then make informed decisions as they vote in the Global Presidential Primary (see more information about the GPP here).  

    These events use the theme of 2020 Vision and will allow you, individuals who have a multitude of reasons to support a particular candidate, to be candid about your preferences and discuss the positive aspects that helped you to prefer that candidate. And for those of you who have not yet determined which candidate is your favorite, we hope that the candid sharing of information about candidates will help you to know more about the platforms of the candidates as you prepare to vote in the Global Presidential Primary.

    This event in Geneva will be our inaugural Candid-Candidates event and we look forward to meeting you all!


    Location:

    A private residence near Parc des Chaumettes.

    The exact address will be sent to you upon registration at Eventzilla.


    This event is FREE OF CHARGE, but we will gladly accept cash donations from any US citizens who attend the event. Democrats Abroad Switzerland is a volunteer organization that relies on donations to be able to provide outreach, voter education, and voter registration services. With the critical nature of the 2020 election, we need your financial support to allow us to register and motivate as many voters living in Switzerland as possible.

    WHEN
    January 29, 2020 at 7pm
    WHERE
    Private residence; address provided upon registration at Eventzilla
    Parc des Chaumettes
    Geneva, GE 1205
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    2 rsvps rsvp

  • is hosting Absentee Voting in Fall Elections 2020 2020-01-16 12:04:20 -0500

    Absentee Voting in Fall Elections 2020

    Registration is required for attending this event. Please complete this Google Form or email absenteevoting2020@gmail.com.

    This event is being presented by the US Embassy, Bern. This event is not being run by DA Switzerland, but the Geneva chapter is collaborating in arranging and promoting the event.

    WHEN
    February 06, 2020 at 7pm
    WHERE
    American International Women's Club of Geneva
    Route de Chêne 11
    Geneva, GE 1207
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting Absentee Voting in Fall Elections 2020 2020-01-16 11:53:15 -0500

    Absentee Voting in Fall Elections 2020

    Registration is required for attending this event. Please complete this Google Form or email absenteevoting2020@gmail.com.

    This event is being presented by the US Embassy, Bern. This event is not being run by DA Switzerland, but the Geneva chapter is collaborating in arranging and promoting the event.

    WHEN
    February 06, 2020 at 5pm
    WHERE
    American International Women's Club of Geneva
    Route de Chêne 11
    Geneva, GE 1207
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting Voter Registration Training - Zurich 2020-01-16 11:38:22 -0500

    Voter Registration Training - Zurich

    Getting eligible voters registered and their ballots requested is our aim in 2020, so come learn all about how to use VoteFromAbroad.Org, how to troubleshoot, answer questions, dispel myths, misconceptions, and more. After this training you will be able to use a phone, tablet, or computer to help voters register and request their ballots.

    This event is free, but it's being held at a private residence. The exact address will be sent to you upon registration at Eventzilla.

    Interested in helping get out the vote but can't make it on the 8th? Contact the Zurich leadership team at zurich@democrats.ch.

    WHEN
    February 08, 2020 at 10am
    WHERE
    Private residence; address provided upon registration at Eventzilla
    Zurich, ZH
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting DACH Geneva Book Club - March 2020-01-13 16:05:50 -0500

    DACH Geneva Book Club - March

    For March, we will be reading and discussing Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to Heal by Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE). This is an intimate and urgent assessment of the existential crises facing our nation.

    Come join us, whether or not you read the book!

    Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.


    The AIWC is on the 4th floor of 11 rte. de Chêne. That's just around the corner from the Gare des Eaux-Vives.  Either take the new Leman Express train or trams #12 or #17. There's no easy parking (good luck on the street), but the train or tram make it easy to get to. But if using a car and a parking garage use Villerouge, which is about a 10 minute walk (don't use the Coop 2000 -- it gets locked early and you might have to wait until Wednesday to retrieve your car). Nominal start time is 18:30; if you arrive after 19:00 you'll need the door code to get in.


    Not required, but appreciated is if you can bring some food and/or drink to share and Fr. 5.- to help with the room rent.

    WHEN
    March 03, 2020 at 6:30pm
    WHERE
    American International Women's Club
    Route de Chêne 11
    Geneva, GE 1207
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting Democrats Abroad at Zug's Expat Expo 2020-01-13 15:45:22 -0500

    Democrats Abroad at Zug's Expat Expo

    Are you a US citizen interested in voting in the US elections in 2020? Wondering what you can do to help get out the vote this election year? Just want to know more about what Democrats Abroad Switzerland is up to?

    Find the answers to these questions and more at Democrats Abroad's table at the Expat Expo in Zug! Voter Registration volunteers will be there to help all eligible voters who ask - regardless of political affiliation - request ballots or register to vote for 2020. And DA members will be on hand with information about volunteer opportunities and exciting upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you there!

    WHEN
    March 22, 2020 at 11am
    WHERE
    Lorzensaal Cham
    Dorfplatz 3
    Cham, ZG 6330
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting Basel Monthly Chapter Meeting 2020-01-13 15:36:02 -0500

    Basel Monthly Chapter Meeting

    Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly business meeting! This month's meeting will be at Paddy Reilly's. The business meeting will start at 7 PM, but you are welcome to join us for the social hour beforehand from 6-7 PM. Everyone is welcome!

    Can't make it this month? We have business meetings regularly, usually on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair, Tory Mallett, at basel@democrats.ch.

    WHEN
    February 04, 2020 at 7pm
    WHERE
    Paddy Reilly's
    Steinentorstrasse 45
    Basel, BS 4051
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting Basel Monthly Social Hour 2020-01-13 15:31:01 -0500

    Basel Monthly Social Hour

    Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly social hour! This month's get-together will be at Paddy Reilly's, upstairs. Feel free to drop in for a drink, a bite to eat, and some great conversation! After the social hour, we will have our business meeting from 7-9 PM. Everyone is welcome!

    Can't make it this month? We have social hours regularly, usually on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Or, if you want to get involved outside of this event, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair, Tory Mallett, at basel@democrats.ch.

    WHEN
    February 04, 2020 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Paddy Reilly's
    Steinentorstrasse 45
    Basel, BS 4051
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    1 rsvp rsvp

  • is hosting US Taxes for Americans Living Abroad - Geneva 2020-01-11 04:33:35 -0500

    US Taxes for Americans Living Abroad - Geneva

    Are you wondering how the tax law affects Americans living abroad? Or new to (and baffled by) overseas Americans' tax obligations? Or maybe you just have a US tax question you would like an expert to weigh in on? Then come to our talk on US taxes for Americans living abroad on February 10 at 7 PM at the American International Women's Club of Geneva.

    Rebecca Heid of AIT Services will be answering our questions about overseas Americans' US tax obligations. If you have a particular issue or question you would like her to address, please submit it during registration.

    This event is a fundraiser for Democrats Abroad Switzerland but is a non partisan event and all are welcome. Americans attending are asked to donate CHF 25.00 or more to support our efforts on behalf of all Americans living abroad.


    The suggested donation is CHF 25 if you pay via bank transfer in advance of the event and CHF 30 if you pay at the door.

    WHEN
    February 10, 2020 at 6:30pm
    WHERE
    American International Women's Club of Geneva
    Route de Chêne 11
    Geneva, GE 1207
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    CHF25.00 CHF · 1 rsvp rsvp

  • is hosting DACH Geneva Book Club - February 2020-01-03 09:17:51 -0500

    DACH Geneva Book Club - February

    For February, we will be reading and discussing Our Man by George Packer. This is a biography of Richard Holdbrooke (of Dayton peace accord fame).

    Come join us, whether or not you read the book!

    Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.


    The AIWC is on the 4th floor of 11 rte. de Chêne. That's just around the corner from the Gare des Eaux-Vives.  Either take the new Leman Express train or trams #12 or #17. There's no easy parking (good luck on the street), but the train or tram make it easy to get to. But if using a car and a parking garage use Villerouge, which is about a 10 minute walk (don't use the Coop 2000 -- it gets locked early and you might have to wait until Wednesday to retrieve your car). Nominal start time is 18:30; if you arrive after 19:00 you'll need the door code to get in.


    Not required, but appreciated is if you can bring some food and/or drink to share and Fr. 5.- to help with the room rent.

    WHEN
    February 04, 2020 at 6:30pm
    WHERE
    American International Women's Club
    Route de Chêne 11
    Geneva, GE 1207
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting DACH Zurich Global Presidential Primary 2019-12-30 08:42:32 -0500

    DACH Zurich Global Presidential Primary

    The Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary allows American citizens living abroad to cast a vote for their preferred Democratic Presidential Candidate!

    Join the DACH Zurich team at the American Women's Club of Zurich to cast your vote and ensure that you've registered to vote and requested your ballot for the 2020 elections!

    WHEN
    March 07, 2020 at 11am
    WHERE
    American Women's Club of Zurich
    Höschgasse 38
    Zurich, ZH 8008
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • rsvped for DACH Zurich Global Presidential Primary via 2019-12-30 09:57:19 -0500

    DACH Zurich Global Presidential Primary

    The Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary allows American citizens living abroad to cast a vote for their preferred Democratic Presidential Candidate!

    Join the DACH Zurich team at the American Women's Club of Zurich to cast your vote and ensure that you've registered to vote and requested your ballot for the 2020 elections!

    WHEN
    March 03, 2020 at 5pm
    WHERE
    American Women's Club of Zurich
    Höschgasse 38
    Zurich, ZH 8008
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    2 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped for DACH Geneva Global Presidential Primary via 2019-12-30 09:57:47 -0500

    DACH Geneva Global Presidential Primary

    The Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary allows American citizens living abroad to cast a vote for their preferred Democratic Presidential Candidate!

    Join the DACH Geneva team at Holy Trinity Church to cast your vote and ensure that you've registered to vote and requested your ballot for the 2020 elections!

    WHEN
    March 07, 2020 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Holy Trinity Church
    Rue du Mont-Blanc 14bis
    Geneva, GE 1201
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    2 rsvps rsvp

  • is hosting DACH Geneva Global Presidential Primary 2019-12-30 08:25:36 -0500

    DACH Geneva Global Presidential Primary

    The Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary allows American citizens living abroad to cast a vote for their preferred Democratic Presidential Candidate!

    Join the DACH Geneva team at Holy Trinity Church to cast your vote and ensure that you've requested your ballot for the 2020 elections!

    WHEN
    March 03, 2020 at 5pm
    WHERE
    Holy Trinity Church
    Rue du Mont-Blanc 14bis
    Geneva, GE 1201
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • rsvped for DACH Basel Global Presidential Primary via 2019-12-30 09:58:15 -0500

    DACH Basel Global Presidential Primary

    The Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary allows American citizens living abroad to cast a vote for their preferred Democratic Presidential Candidate!

    Join the DACH Basel team in the Wohnzimmer at Markthalle to cast your vote and ensure that you've registered to vote and requested your ballot for the 2020 elections!

    WHEN
    March 10, 2020 at 10am
    WHERE
    Markthalle Wohnzimmer
    Steinentorberg 20
    Basel, BS 4051
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    1 rsvp rsvp

  • is hosting DACH Basel Global Presidential Primary 2019-12-30 08:10:05 -0500

    DACH Basel Global Presidential Primary

    The Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary allows American citizens living abroad to cast a vote for their preferred Democratic Presidential Candidate!

    Join the DACH Basel team downstairs at L'Atelier to cast your vote and ensure that you've registered to vote and requested your ballot for the 2020 elections!

    WHEN
    March 07, 2020 at 10am
    WHERE
    L'Atelier
    Elisabethanstrasse 15
    Basel, BS 4051
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting US Taxes for Americans Living Abroad - Basel 2019-12-15 14:38:49 -0500

    US Taxes for Americans Living Abroad - Basel

    Are you wondering how the tax law affects Americans living abroad? Or new to (and baffled by) overseas Americans' tax obligations? Or maybe you just have a US tax question you would like an expert to weigh in on? Then come to our talk on US taxes for Americans living abroad on February 13 at 6:30 PM at the im Lohnhof.

    Rebecca Heid of AIT Services will be answering our questions about overseas Americans' US tax obligations. If you have a particular issue or question you would like her to address, please submit it during registration.

    This event is a fundraiser for Democrats Abroad Switzerland but is a non partisan event and all are welcome. Americans attending are asked to donate CHF 25.00 or more to support our efforts on behalf of all Americans living abroad.


    The suggested donation is CHF 25 if you pay via bank transfer in advance of the event and CHF 30 if you pay at the door.

    WHEN
    February 13, 2020 at 6:30pm
    WHERE
    im Lohnhof
    Im Lohnhof 8
    Basel, BS 4051
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    CHF25.00 CHF · 3 rsvps rsvp

  • is hosting US Taxes for Americans Living Abroad - Zurich 2019-12-15 10:55:03 -0500

    US Taxes for Americans Living Abroad - Zurich

    Are you wondering how the new tax law affects Americans living abroad? Or new to (and baffled by) overseas Americans' tax obligations? Or maybe you just have a US tax question you would like an expert to weigh in on? Then come to our talk on US taxes for Americans living abroad on February 12 at 7 PM at the American Women’s Club of Zürich.

    Rebecca Heid of AIT Services will be answering our questions about overseas Americans' US tax obligations. If you have a particular issue or question you would like her to address, please submit it during registration..

    This event is a fundraiser for Democrats Abroad Switzerland but is a non partisan event and all are welcome. Americans attending are asked to donate CHF 25.00 or more to support our efforts on behalf of all Americans living abroad.


    The suggested donation is CHF 25 if you pay via bank transfer in advance of the event and CHF 30 if you pay at the door.

    WHEN
    February 12, 2020 at 7pm
    WHERE
    American Women's Club of Zurich
    Höschgasse 38
    Zurich, ZH 8008
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
    CHF25.00 CHF · rsvp

I'm an expat SAHM in Switzerland and a proud Democrat.