4th of July - Together Again!

Join Democrats Abroad Switzerland for a nationwide celebration of 🇺🇸 Independence Day 🇺🇸! 

We would be delighted for you, your family, and your friends to join us on July 3rd at the charming Köniz Castle in Bern, to celebrate Independence Day! It’s exciting to be able to host our first nationwide event since the beginning of the pandemic, and to have a chance to reconnect with old friends as well as meet Dems new to Switzerland. We’ve organized a grill picnic, games, face-painting, and a US news trivia contest with prizes.

Carpooling: Can you offer a ride or are you looking for one? Please click here to post a comment on the public board.

Parking:  You can drive into the venue courtyard to drop things off and you can park at Parkplatz Schloss Köniz (http://goo.gl/maps/mPtQ9j4WF4XGeGsy6)

Cost: This event is free, including non-alcoholic refreshments.

Contact: If you have further questions about the venue or have thought of a way to help, please contact Radhika Garland  [email protected] (+41 76 778 60 78) and Liz Voss [email protected] (+ 41 78 931 91 13).

Program: 

  • 2:00-5:30 pm: Open Grill and Apéro. Bring your picnic supplies with you; we will provide the grill.  If you are bringing something to share, please let us know! There will be local beer available at cost.
  • 3:00-5:00 pm: Games, face painting, and more. 
  • 3:00-7:00 pm: Political action time!
    • Letter writing marathon. We hope to write at least 100 letters/postcards to our elected officials, voters in swing states, and voters living in Switzerland.
    • "Why I'm Voting" Booth. Record a short video about why voting in US elections is important to you.
    • "Bans Off Our Bodies" mini protest. The SCOTUS decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization was announced on Friday, June 24, 2022, and Roe v. Wade has officially been overturned. Make a sign and take a picture for us to use on our social media feeds.
  • 5:30 pm: US Politics Trivia Contest. We’ll have lots of questions of varying difficulty and prizes for the winners.

Complete details available here.


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WHEN
July 03, 2022 at 2:00pm - 7pm Bern Time
WHERE
Schärmeruum, Chornhuus
Muhlernstrasse 11
Köniz 3098
Switzerland
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CONTACT
Elizabeth Voss ·
72 RSVPS
Kudah Mushambi Sonja Pucher Graham Tritt Shawn Watson Radhika Garland Shenoa Tara Apolonio Huerta Jenifer Kechulius Kristen Jafflin Michael Williams Karin Schmidt katherine thomas Paul Patin Donna Catliota Andrea Hacker Paul Magyar Peter Butterfield Aubrey Wagg Ally Züllig Melinda Sedgley Kristen Sharp Joe Amato Emily Blitz Elizabeth Voss Vivian Beetle Eric Burns Michael Parmly

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