Democrats Abroad Austria June Newsletter

In this June 2016 issue:




1. Salzburg Monthly Get-Together – June 17

Our next meeting will be Friday, June 17, 2016 at The English Center at 17:30. This will be our last meeting before summer vacation! Members and friends are welcome. So please give Mary Ann a quick call at 0664 59 23 408 (or send a text) to let her know you are coming. See you there!

Date: Friday, June 17

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Place: The English Center, Haunspergstrasse 37A, 5020 Salzburg

Contact: Mary Ann Balko-Koch 0664 59 23 408


2. 21st Regenbogenparade (Rainbow Parade) Theme: "Bringing Down Borders" – June 18

Democrats Abroad Austria is happy to be involved in the 21st annual Regenbogenparade in Vienna. This year’s parade begins at 3 pm at the Sigmund-Freud-Park (Schottengasse), where from 10 am the warm-up takes place at the Pride Park and gets moving in the direction of traffic. The route passes the Börse (the stock exchange), Franz-Josefs-Kai, Schwedenplatz, Urania, Stubenring, the Opera, the Parliament and the University, before returning to Sigmund-Freud-Park. Here the final rally – the so-called Celebration – will take place, including speeches as well as national and international live acts.

For more details please refer to the website:


Date: Saturday, June 18

Time: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Place: Sigmund Freud Park, Alservorstadt, 1090 Vienna

Contact: Matthew Stevens, [email protected] +436644180425

Be sure to RSVP here!


3. Young Dems Pub Night: Austrian style – June 23

To welcome some guests that we will have in from the U.S., this month we have decided to go to a "Heuriger " in Vienna's 19th district called Feuerwehrwagner. It has lovely traditional Austrian cuisine and is surrounded by vineyards. To make it more traditional, we encourage all coming to dress in their "Tracht," or Austrian original costume. So dig out your Lederhosen & Dirndls & we'll see you there!


Date: Thursday, June 23rd

Time: 7 pm

Place: Feuerwehrwagner, Grinzinger Straße 53, 1190 Wien

Contact: Ashley Arreola, +436503749481

Please RSVP on Facebook here


4. Save the Date! Independence Day BBQ and Softball – On the THIRD OF JULY!

Sunday, July 3rd, Democrats Abroad will again join AIOV (Americans In International Organizations in Vienna) at the Prater this year to celebrate Independence Day. There will be burgers and softball as well as a good crowd. For the softball game all equipment will be provided, so one should bring gym shoes.


Date: Sunday, July 3rd

Time: Noon til dusk.

Place: Prater – by the #1 Tram line stop by the softball fields and Spendlwiese.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


5. Save the Date! October Fundraiser for the General Election – October 8

It’s never too soon to start planning for the next Democratic president in the White House – so Joey Green & the DAA are doing just that!

Mark your calendar, spread the word, and join us for another unforgettable evening of great American music at the Schwarzberg Club, on Saturday, October 8, 2016. One month before the general election, this fundraiser will help us to Get Out the Vote in support of the next Democratic POTUS!


Date: Saturday, October 8th

Time: TBA

Place: Schwarzberg Club, Schwarzenbergplatz 10, 1040 Vienna, AT.

RSVP pending!



DAA Review 

Democrats Abroad Global Convention in Berlin

From May 12th-15th, Democrats Abroad held our Global Convention in Berlin, where we elected our delegates for the Democratic National Convention in July. Representing Austria were Chair Keith Jacomine, Vice Chair Ashley E. Arreola, and Databank Manager & Executive Committee member Mary Ann Balko-Koch. The Convention was held at the Willy-Brandt-Haus, home to the SPD, and we were welcomed by many guest speakers including the former Ambassador, the Honorable John Kornblum, the current Deputy Chief of Mission in the American Embassy Kent Logsdon, and a member of the German Parliament, the Honorable Niels Annen, who serves as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Bundestag. It was a truly wonderful occasion and simply exciting to meet DA leaders from all around the globe, as well as experience democracy first-hand during our long & sometimes complicated election process. For full results on the elections, please visit our website to see the full list: Results from the DA Global Convention

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By post, write to: 
Democrats Abroad Austria
c/o Robert Muller
Postfach 45
A-1042 Wien 

Tel: +436767833858