Vice-Chair, Switzerland

  • is hosting US Taxes for Americans Living Abroad 2021 #1 2021-01-23 03:44:45 -0500

    US Taxes for Americans Living Abroad 2021 #1

    Are you wondering how the US tax law affects Americans living abroad? Or new to (and baffled by) overseas Americans' US tax obligations? Or maybe you just have a US tax question you would like an expert to weigh in on? Then come to Democrats Abroad Switzerland's talk on US taxes for Americans living abroad.

    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 the registration process.

    This year's Tax Talks will all be held on Zoom. Zoom meeting information will be emailed to you upon completed purchase at Eventzilla.

    You can submit updated contact information for your Democrats Abroad membership along with your tax questions.


    Additional Tax Talk events are available on March 3 at 7 PM and March 13 at 2 PM.


    The suggested donation is CHF 25, which should be paid in advance via bank transfer, PayPal , or Twint.


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    February 11, 2021 at 7pm
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    Basel, BS
    Switzerland
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  • published DACH Needs YOU! in News 2021-01-22 14:39:48 -0500

    DACH Needs YOU!

    DACH Needs YOU!!!

    Joe and Kamala have been inaugurated! And members like you help make it happen. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

    image1.pngNow, work continues for 2022 and 2024. Locally here in Switzerland, DACH members will soon elect officers for two year terms. Becoming involved on the Executive Committee is rewarding and helps guide the future of our organization. The tremendous growth of membership in the last four years (as Democrats unified in the mission to defeat Mr. Trump) has allowed us to have highly motivated volunteers and a great basis to keep up the momentum with new ideas. We would love to see many new members running for offices. In addition to the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer, we will elect “Members-at-Large” to the Executive Committee where you can volunteer your expertise in a given field (Volunteer Coordinator, Communications Chair, Fundraising Chair, etc.) or participate as required based on upcoming activities.

    NOMINATIONS

    This year, Democrats Abroad Switzerland will hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Elections on Sunday, March 14th. We have established a Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) with Peter Buterfield as the NEC Chair. This Committee is available to help you determine which position you would like to run for and to answer any questions about how to promote your candidacy. You can contact the Nominations Committee via email at nominations@democratsabroad.ch. Alternatively, you can call Peter at +41 79 598 53 74 or Vance White (Outgoing DACH Chair) at +41 79 746 60 26 to ask about roles and responsibilities.

    Running for officer positions is quite rewarding. And the next two years are a really good way to make your mark on our organization because during non-presidential election years you have time to really focus with the global team to make positive change happen.

    You can help set the Democratic Party Platform, encourage new members and get to know other Democrats Abroad from around the world! And when COVID-19 restrictions ease, you can help us run local in-person events once again!

    Can we count on you? Do you have questions or want to learn more? Are you interested in any of our roles, or know somebody else who might be a good fit? If so, please reach out to nominations@democratsabroad.ch. We will be more than happy to hear from you. 

    In addition to officers at the DACH country level, we will also have elections this Spring for officers in the Basel, Geneva, and Zürich chapters during their AGMs, so you can also run for local chapter positions.

    IMPORTANT DATES
    March 14, 2021 AGM and Elections
    By Feb. 7, 2021 Members who wish to run for office shall inform the Chair of the NEC in writing (email)
    Feb. 17, 2021 The NEC will distribute to all current members of DACH a notice regarding the election meeting. The notice will include the names of all candidates and a brief summary of their qualifications

    To learn about officer and member-at-large duties, follow this link to see excerpts from the DACH Bylaws.


  • rsvped for Politics in a Post-Truth World 2021-01-18 13:23:34 -0500

    Politics in a Post-Truth World

    Democrats Abroad Switzerland is very excited to welcome back Alexandra Cirone, PhD, to speak to us about the state of US politics in a post-truth world!

    What are we to do in a political environment where objective facts are ignored in favor of appeals to emotional or personal beliefs? Where fear trumps fact? Who can we trust in a world where partisanship has become so strong that facts are sacrificed to political expediency and the media has sacrificed truth in favor of balance?

    If these questions trouble you, then please join us via Zoom on Thursday, January 28th at 7 PM.

    All are welcome to attend, but DA Switzerland would gladly accept donations from American citizens in attendance in support of this event and our voter outreach and activism efforts.

    About the speaker: Dr. Cirone received her BA in political science from the University of Chicago, MA and M.Phil in political science from Columbia University, and successfully defended her PhD in political science at Columbia University in June 2017. Her focus was Comparative Politics and Quantitative Methods. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she served as Research Manager at Harvard Kennedy School's Evidence for Policy Design. She served as a pre- and post-doc Research Fellow at the London School of Economics in their Political Economy Group. Dr. Cirone is currently an assistant professor and Himan Brown Faculty Fellow in the Government department at Cornell University and a Faculty Fellow at the new Institute of Politics and Global Affairs in NYC. You can read more about her on her website.


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    January 28, 2021 at 7pm
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    EMEA/Bern?8??
    Basel, BS
    Switzerland
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  • published Sedition in Washington, DC in Press Releases 2021-01-07 02:15:28 -0500

    Sedition in Washington, DC

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- 7 January 2021

    Contact: Liz Voss, Vice Chair, vice-chair@democratsabroad.ch

    The attack on the Capitol yesterday afternoon may be the most dangerous moment in US history since the Civil War. 

    This attempted coup is the culmination of years of Donald Trump and his Republican cronies building a flourishing white supremacist base, feeding them with lies and falsehoods, and preparing them for violence. 

    While Democrats Abroad supports the right of pro-Trump demonstrators to express their views, we demand prosecution to the fullest extent of the law of those who would use force to overthrow our elected government. Terrorists should be treated as such. The color of their skin should not allow them to walk away without ramifications. We believe the racial injustice on evidence here is deafening.

    We are grateful to our Congressional Representatives and Senators who are, as Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) has said, committed to reconvening and finishing the job that they started today. Anarchy will not prevail. Democracy will.

    More information about Democrats Abroad Switzerland is available at our website, https://www.democratsabroad.org/ch. We can also be found on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) at @swissdemocrats.

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  • Crunch Time for the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections!

    Track your ballot and make sure it has been accepted. You have until January 8 to fix any issues. Please contact your Local Election Office (LEO) and if you have any questions, reach out to our Voter Help Desk!

    Are you a Georgia voter? Have you sent your ballot back yet? If so, great! Make sure you track it to ensure that it is received and counted by your LEO. If you haven't sent your ballot back, you still have a bit of time! You can request and mail your ballot back, but be sure to return it via a courier service to ensure it reaches your LEO in Georgia in time! If you have questions, you can attend a 1-on-1 live voter help session with voting from abroad specialists or find out more at votefromabroad.org/georgia.

    Are you not a Georgia voter but want to get involved to make sure that Democrats #FlipTheSenate? Phone- or textbank with us or many other organizations doing this work! (Yes, you can do it from abroad!) Find more info at democratsabroad.org/phonebanking.

    All resources for the Georgia Runoff Elections can be found here and an overview of the candidates can be found here.


  • published Accept the Votes & Stop the Seditionists in News 2021-01-04 16:48:43 -0500

    Accept the Votes & Stop the Seditionists

    On Wednesday, Jan 6th, the 117th Congress will hold a joint session to accept the results of the Electoral College and certify Joe Biden & Kamala Harris as President and Vice-president elect. Currently, 140 GOP House & 12 Senate members have stated they will not accept, or will challenge the votes from some states. 

    Democrats Abroad is outraged by this seditious behavior. With the release of the Trump Tape it is clearer than ever that Trump is trying to get people to do literally anything they can to steal the election for him. Even if this sedition will fail, it happening at all is damaging to our democracy. Let's do everything WE can to help Congress stand up to him, end the reign of this would-be autocrat, and help us turn the page on this awful chapter in our history. 

    The Action:
    Call your Senators & Representative and ask that they support the Constitution and state elections, and accept the results of the Electoral College vote. 

    A) If your Senators or Representative have stated they will challenge the Electoral College results, call them to demand they stop. They are participating in an attempt to steal the election, disenfranchise and invalidate the votes of American citizens, and support Trump's baseless accusations of fraud. 

    List of Senators in the #SeditionCaucus*
    Tommy Tuberville, Alabama
    Mike Braun, Indiana
    Roger Marshall, Kansas
    John Neely Kennedy, Louisiana
    Josh Hawley, Missouri
    Steve Daines, Montana
    James Lankford, Oklahoma
    Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee
    Bill Hagerty, Tennessee
    Ted Cruz, Texas
    Ron Johnson, Wisconsin
    Cynthia M. Lummis, Wyoming

    (A full list of Congressional members is not available, but 2/3 of Republican Representatives have stated they will challenge the results.)

    B) If your Senators or Representative have not spoken up, or have said that they do not support this sedition, call them to let them know you support their decision to defend the Constitution and support the will of the people. 

    Look up your Representative here.
    Look up your Senators here.

    * Note: this is a developing story and this list is changing in real time. 

    Sample script for seditionists: 

    Hi, I'm {Name} and I am a constituent of {insert person's name}. I'm calling about Wednesday's joint session to certify Joe Biden as President elect. I strongly support {insert person's name} accepting the results of the Electoral College vote, and believe that it is sedition to not do so.  

    Sample script for others: 

    Hi, I'm {Name} and I am a constituent of {insert person's name}. I'm calling about Wednesday's joint session to certify Joe Biden as President elect. I appreciate {insert person's name} accepting the results of the Electoral Collect vote.

    via Aaron Fishbone at DemocratsAbroad.org/Tiny_Actions


  • is hosting DACH 2021 Annual General Meeting 2020-12-18 09:40:53 -0500

    DACH 2021 Annual General Meeting

    Save the date for our 2021 Annual General Meeting!

    The 2021 AGM will include elections for the 2021-23 Executive Committee.

    Exact timing and the online platform will be announced soon.


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    WHEN
    March 14, 2021 at 12pm
    WHERE
    Online
    EMEA/Bern?8??
    Bern
    Switzerland
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    rsvp

  • published New Zurich Emails! in News 2020-12-07 16:12:46 -0500

    New Zurich Emails!

    Democrats Abroad Switzerland is very excited to announce our new email addresses. You can find the contact information for the Zurich committee on this page and the national committees here.

    Office Name Email
    Zurich Co-Chairs Britta, Darcy, and Stacy zurich-chair@democratsabroad.ch
      Britta Kürzi zurich-britta@democratsabroad.ch
      Darcy Alexandra zurich-darcy@democratsabroad.ch
      Stacy Streuli stacystreuli@democratsabroad.ch
    Zurich Treasurer Elianna Meyerson zurich-treasurer@democratsabroad.ch

     


  • published New Geneva Emails! in News 2020-12-07 16:08:09 -0500

    New Geneva Emails!

    Democrats Abroad Switzerland is very excited to announce our new email addresses. You can find the contact information for the Geneva committee on this page and the national committees here.

    Office Name Email
    Geneva Chair Laura Messenger geneva-chair@democratsabroad.ch
    Geneva Book Club Sam Carmalt & Anne Grosset-Pilloud gvabooks@democratsabroad.ch

  • published New Basel Emails! in News 2020-12-07 16:03:05 -0500

    New Basel Emails!

    Democrats Abroad Switzerland is very excited to announce our new email addresses. You can find the contact information for the Basel committee on this page and the national committees here.

    Office Name Email
    Basel Chair Kristen Jafflin basel-chair@democratsabroad.ch
    Basel Treasurer Vivian Beetle basel-treasurer@democratsabroad.ch
    Basel Nominations Jamie Donahoe basel-nominations@democratsabroad.ch

     


  • published New Email Alert! in News 2020-12-07 15:44:32 -0500

    New Email Alert!

    Democrats Abroad Switzerland is very excited to announce our new email addresses. You can find the contact information for our national committee members here and the Basel, Geneva, and Zurich contact information on their individual pages.

    Executive Committee

    Office Name Email
    Chair Vance White chair@democratsabroad.ch
    Vice Chair Liz Voss vice-chair@democratsabroad.ch
    Treasurer Meli Hughes treasurer@democratsabroad.ch
    Member-at-Large Farid ben Amor fbenamor@democratsabroad.ch
    Member-at-Large Pete Kaiser pkaiser@democratsabroad.ch
    Basel Chair Kristen Jafflin basel-chair@democratsabroad.ch
    Geneva Chair Laura Messenger geneva-chair@democratsabroad.ch
    Zurich Co-Chairs Britta, Darcy, and Stacy zurich-chair@democratsabroad.ch

     
    Communications Team

    Role Name Email
    Press Contact Abby Collins press@democratsabroad.ch
    Media Team Member Amy Kasper media-amy@democratsabroad.ch
    Graphic Design Alexander Kaufmann visuals@democratsabroad.ch

     
    Committee Leaders

    Committee Name Email
    Membership Rachel Thibodeaux membership@democratsabroad.ch
    Nominations Peter Butterfield nominations@democratsabroad.ch
    Youth Eric Burns youth@democratsabroad.ch

     


  • is hosting DACH Geneva Book Club - March 2021 2020-12-05 02:33:40 -0500

    DACH Geneva Book Club - March 2021

    For March, we will be reading Conservatism: The Fight for a Tradition by Edmund Fawcett. In response to members wanting to better understand the opposition, this serious study covers conservatism for 250 years in multiple countries. It has excellent reviews and we have until March to digest its 544 pages.

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


    The March meeting will be held via Zoom. If you are not already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, please send Sam an email letting him know you would like to be included.


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    March 02, 2021 at 6:30pm
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    EMEA/Bern?186??
    Geneva
    Switzerland
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  • is hosting DACH Geneva Book Club - February 2021 2020-12-05 02:17:07 -0500

    DACH Geneva Book Club - February 2021

    For February, we will be reading They are Us: Lutherans and Immigration (2nd ed.) by Stephen Bouman and our own Ralston (Ralie) Deffenbaugh. This is a look at the entire question of immigration. Parts are based on Christian, specifically Lutheran, theology but much is historical, legal, and social science. And we obviously have an especially qualified leader for this discussion!

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


    The February meeting will be held via Zoom. If you are not already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, please send Sam an email letting him know you would like to be included.


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    February 02, 2021 at 6:30pm
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    EMEA/Bern?186??
    Geneva
    Switzerland
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  • GEORGIA VOTERS AROUND THE WORLD TO VOTE IN US SENATE RUNOFF ELECTION

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- 1 December 2020

    Contact: Darcy Alexandra, Communications Chair, zurich-darcy@democratsabroad.ch

    The 2020 US election saw record turnout, with all states having participation from over 50% of the eligible population. Further, 44 states had voter turnout that broke the 40-year record. President-elect Biden is the first candidate to ever receive 80 million votes, shattering President Obama’s record of 69.5 million votes in 2008.

    The voter turnout from abroad was record-breaking in 2020; our members helped candidates across the United States win their races. We look forward to being the margin of victory in the Georgia Senate races on January 5, 2021.

    As more states certify their Presidential election results, all eyes are turning towards Georgia, which has the unique status of holding two US Senate runoff elections on January 5, 2021. The race between Sen. David Perdue (R) and Jon Ossoff (D) follows the regular Senate election cycle. The race between Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) and Raphael Warnock (D), however, is a special election following Loeffler’s appointment to fill the vacancy created by Sen. Johnny Isakson in December 2019. 

    The 2020 election had 35 Senate seats up for election; the current results leave the Democratic party with 48 seats (a gain of one) and the Republicans with 50 (a loss of one). These two Georgia Senate seats will determine the balance of the Senate for the next two years.

    Georgia voters cast over 4.9 million ballots in the general election. The runoff election is not expected to have turnout that high, but Democrats Abroad is urging all Georgia voters around the world to check their voting status, request a ballot if necessary, and send it back as soon as possible.

    The deadline to register to vote in the January 5, 2021, runoff election is December 7, 2020. If a voter will be 18-years-old by January 5, then they can - and should - register to vote now. Official ballots for this election are already available, so if a voter requests their ballot be sent to them electronically (as recommended), they should receive it quickly.

    Georgia requires that all ballots be returned by postal mail or courier service; further, ballots must be received at the election office by January 8, 2021. Electronic returns via email or fax are not allowed. For these reasons, plus the burden on the global postal systems due to holiday shipping and the COVID-19 pandemic, Democrats Abroad Switzerland is recommending that our members use a courier service if possible.

    A DACH member in Zurich has generously offered to let Georgia voters in Switzerland use her corporate FedEx account to return their ballots. Voters will still be responsible for the cost of shipping, but the fee will be significantly reduced. Information and resources for this election can be found at https://bit.ly/DACHforGA.

    More information about Democrats Abroad Switzerland is available at our website, https://www.democratsabroad.org/ch. We can also be found on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) at @swissdemocrats.

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  • published Get Ready for the Georgia Runoff Election in News 2020-11-11 07:55:46 -0500

    Get Ready for the Georgia Runoff Election

    Elections were held for both of Georgia's US Senate seats on November 3, 2020. Both races are going to runoff elections on January 5, 2021. This is because no candidate received at least 50% of the vote.

    The Races

    • US Senate: Jon Ossoff (Democrat) vs David Perdue (Republican)
    • US Senate Special: Raphael Warnock (Democrat) vs Kelly Loeffler (Republican)

    You can find an overview of these candidates here.

    Deadlines

    • Dec. 7, 2020 - Register to vote, if needed [Email, fax, or postal mail]
    • Jan. 5, 2021 - Request a ballot, if needed [Email, fax, or postal mail]
    • Jan. 5, 2021 - Voted ballot postmark deadline [Postal mail return only]
    • Jan. 8, 2021 - Deadline for voted ballot to be received in GA and for any ballot curing to be completed

    Registration and Ballot Request

    Check your absentee ballot status on the Georgia Secretary of State's website. After you submit your information, go to "Click Here for Absentee Ballot Status" in the lower-left.

    1. If it shows that your absentee application has been received for the January 5 runoff, you don't need to submit a new Federal Postcard Application (FPCA).
    2. If it doesn't show that the absentee application has been received, you can vote in the runoff election but will need to submit an FPCA as soon as possible (January 5 deadline).
    3. If you aren't registered to vote but will be 18 by January 5, you can vote in the runoff election but will need to submit an FPCA by December 7, 2020.

    Ballot  

    Ballots for the January 5 runoff election are now available. Please check all email folders, including your spam folder, to make sure you have received your official ballot.

    If your official ballot is lost or delayed, we are strongly recommending that voters abroad fill out and mail in a backup ballot (Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot or FWAB). Because the FWAB isn't set up for two Senate races, here is a sample FWAB showing how to fill it out:

    Ballot Return 

    The instructions will indicate how to prepare your ballot for mailing and will provide the mailing address for your election office in GA.

    Returning Ballot by Courier (International Express Mail Service)

    Given the deadlines and the fact that the Christmas season will further exacerbate the mailing disruptions caused by COVID, we recommend that you use a courier service to return your ballot (if possible). We strongly recommend voters use a courier service for any ballots mailed back in December.

    A DACH member in Zurich has kindly offered to let other Georgia voters use her corporate FedEx account to return their ballots. Due to Federal Election Commission rules, you must pay the postage or courier fees for sending ballots yourself. Democrats Abroad cannot send them for you. However, with this corporate rate the courier fee is significantly reduced.

    If you are interested in using this option, please complete this Google Form. You will need to know the address of your Election Office, which you can find here. FedEx cannot deliver to PO Boxes, so you may need to contact your local election official for a street address.

    Verify Your Ballot was Accepted and Fix if Needed

    After you mail in your ballot, be sure to verify that it was accepted. If your ballot is rejected for signature issues, GA will let you fix it. The deadline to do so is January 8, 2021


    Additional Information and Resources


  • US CITIZENS ABROAD WANT THEIR VOICES HEARD AND BALLOTS COUNTED TOO

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- 6 November 2020

    Contact: Darcy Alexandra, Communications Chair, zurich-darcy@democratsabroad.ch +41 78 920 79 98

    US citizens living abroad account for more than 1.8 million mail-in absentee ballots in the 2020 General Election, a 250% increase over previous elections. These ballots will impact both the presidential race as well as down-ticket candidates; hence US citizens abroad want their ballots COUNTED.

    Democrats Abroad (DA) has already held public gatherings of US Citizens demanding all votes be tallied, especially before any official declaration of who will be the next US President. Democrats Abroad Switzerland (DACH), will gather at 2 pm Saturday, 7 November in their respective cities as a show of resistance to the current President’s attempt to disenfranchise voters.

    Both the Basel and Zurich chapters of DACH will gather peacefully to ensure that the democratic process is upheld and all votes are counted. Event organizers at both locations will respect COVID-19 protocols, using volunteers to encourage the use of masks, social distancing, and safe behaviors even while gathering outdoors. Basel’s chapter of DACH will convene in Münsterplatz while Zurich’s chapter will gather at Lindenhof (known to English speakers as Lindenhof Hill or Lindenhof Park), in homage to the location’s historical significance as a site of resistance.

    Democrats Abroad, whose global membership across 190 countries represents not only expats but also military families, foreign-born Americans, and dual citizens, is globally offering ballot curing and validation measures to Americans living outside the U.S. by providing tools to connect them to their home state election offices. The organization is also offering legal support to counter lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign which is attempting to manipulate the election results in key states.

    For decades DA has assisted in absentee voting, which has always been deemed fair, reliable and legitimate. Only recently has the Trump administration made false claims regarding its legitimacy. Last-minute rule changes could disenfranchise thousands of military and overseas voters. These voters have already gone to great lengths to receive and send in their ballots from abroad. Postal mail delivery slowdowns instigated by the current administration and other restrictions have cost voters abroad time and money to make sure their ballots arrived back in the US on time. Trump’s threats to throw out ballots and his attempt to call the election is not just a travesty but a direct and unprecedented threat to the world’s longest running democracy.

    Democrats Abroad Switzerland will gather because:

    • Absentee voting is a proven method for US Americans living abroad to participate in the democratic process.
    • All legal votes cast must be counted.
    • We believe in the peaceful transition of power between administrations.

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    About Democrats Abroad

    Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. We strive to provide US Americans abroad with a Democratic voice in our government and elect Democratic candidates by mobilizing the overseas vote.

    Democrats Abroad has 45 country committees throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. These country committees keep Americans abroad informed of their rights and help them participate in the US political process. Our members live in more than 190 countries around the globe and vote in every state and Congressional district in the U.S. Democrats Abroad is recognized as a "state" party by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and is represented on the DNC by eight voting members, as well as at the quadrennial Democratic National Convention.


  • published Happy Election Day! in News 2020-11-03 14:59:18 -0500

    Happy Election Day!

    Share these resources with your friends and family back home!

     
    If you see voter intimidation, blocking of voters, etc. happening at polls do the following:
    1. Notify a poll worker.

    2. Call the DNC voter protection hotline at 1-833-336-8683.
      Call your state voter suppression hotline:

      Spanish: 888-VE-Y-VOTA⁣⁣⁣⁣
      Arabic: 844-YALLA-US⁣⁣⁣⁣
      Asian Languages: 888-API-VOTE⁣⁣⁣⁣
      For disability-related voting issues: 800-692-7443⁣
      Returning citizens: 877-MY-VOTE-0

    3. Report it to http://seesay2020.com

    4. Call the police at your discretion; remember you should assume police may escalate any situation involving persons of color/other minorities.

    5. State laws very but you have a phone - use it. Make sure it’s OK to record video/take pictures at a polling place.

  • published It's Election Day! in News 2020-11-03 12:16:49 -0500

  • published Election Night and Post-Election Events in News 2020-11-02 04:28:54 -0500

    Election Night and Post-Election Events

     

    Join DACH for Election Night and Post-Election Coverage over various media outlets in Switzerland! Also Join the Global DA Event featuring a contribution from the DACH Basel Chapter, which will be running a Pub Quiz! This post will be updated with information as it is confirmed, so check back!

    • RADIO SRF3 INTERVIEW at 2:40 PM
      DACH spokesperson Miriam Victory Spiegel will discuss our plans as we head into Election Night

    • LIVE COVERAGE ON BLICK TV
      Live In-Studio discussion with DA representative Jazzmin Dian Moore. Additional guests include former US-CH Ambassador Suzi LeVine, DA Germany and Action Together: Zurich member Teresa Ritterhof, and members of the Swiss press and local institutions

    • BLACK LIVES MATTER PODIUM DISCUSSION HOSTED BY THE SP ZÜRICH
      DACH member Christopher Kelley will sit on a (virtual) panel discussion discussing the BLM movement and its relation to Trump and the US election
      Livefeed here: https://kreis7-8.spkantonzh.ch/.../blacklivesmatter.../

    • TELEZÜRI LIVE
      • 6 AM: Former DA Zurich Chair Renee Rousseau will provide insight and analysis from her overnight viewing party 
      • 8 AM: DACH spokesperson Miriam Victory Spiegel will discuss the overnight results and provide analysis.

    • DA GLOBAL ZOOM EVENT
      Democrats Abroad will hold a 24 hour Zoom event with contributions and discussion from DA chapters around the world! RSVP for the Zoom link here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/election_night

  • published Final Debate Download in News 2020-11-02 04:12:55 -0500

    Final Debate Download

    The final Presidential debate download featured Michaela Vendiola, Tribal activist and leader, and Chi Tran-Braendli, speaking about the role of healthcare.

    Recorded on 23 October 2020.


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