Democrats Abroad Austria November 2016 Newsletter

In this November 2016 issue:

Upcoming Events

  • Vienna Election Night Party – November 8
  • Graz Post-Election Dinner – November 9
  • Salzburg Meet-Up – November 25
  • Democrats Abroad Austria Thanksgiving Dinner

Issues and Actions

  • Get Out the Vote
  • Order your Clinton/Kaine Stronger Together T-Shirt Now!

DAA Review

  • Rockin’ the Vote for Hillary Fundraiser Recap



Vienna Election Night Party – November 8

     The event everyone has been waiting for! Just like we did four years ago, we will watch the election results come in at The Golden Harp Irish Pub in Vienna's third district near the U-Bahn station Rochusgasse.

For DA members, doors will open at 8PM downstairs. We will have an early bird special with performers on stage for you as well.

At 11:30 PM, we will make our way upstairs where the entire bar will be reserved for this event. Doors will be open to the public at 11:30, and you must show this Facebook invitation at the door. There is no entrance fee, but a minimum of one beverage per guest is required.


Members, please RSVP to the Facebook event ( or send an e-mail to [email protected] with your name and number of guests if you plan on coming prior to 11:30.
Further details:

Early bird special ‘till 10PM:
Hamburger/veggie burger + Zipfer 0,5 vom fass = €10,50 Cheeseburger + Zipfer = €10.90
Double cheeseburger (2 patties) + beer = €12.30

*This will only be available downstairs


American folk singer from Wyoming Doug Andrews

Stand-up comedian Okello Dunkley from Brooklyn, NY


Date: Tuesday, November 8

Time: 8:00 p.m. all night long!
Place: The Golden Harp Landstraße, Erdbergstraße 27, 1030 Vienna
Contact: Ashley Arreola, [email protected]


Graz Post-Election Dinner – November 9

     We Dems in Graz are psyching up for election night, but we also need our precious sleep – that’s why we’ll meet to celebrate the results the next day, Wednesday, November 9th at Sägewerk off of Kaiser-Josef-Platz. Join us for dinner and drinks! (We’ll be in the non-smoking room at the back.) Please RSVP on Facebook ( or to Caitlin 0650/312 5572 so we can have a general head count in advance. Looking forward to celebrating with you!


Date: Wednesday, November 9

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Sägewerk, Schloegelgasse 1, 8010 Graz (corner of Kaiser-Josef-Platz)  
Contact: Caitlin Ahern, 0650/312 5572



DAA Salzburg Monthly Get-Together

    Our next meeting will be Friday, November 25, 2016, at The English Center at 17:30. 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.

Date: Friday, November 25
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: The English Center, Haunspergstrasse 37A, 5020 Salzburg  
Contact: Mary Ann Balko-Koch 0664 59 23 408


Democrats Abroad Austria Thanksgiving Dinner

On Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 24th at 7PM, we invite our Democrats Abroad friends and family in Vienna to come to the table and be thankful that the election is finally over. We are hoping to have much to be thankful for this year.

We have once again made reservations for 50 at OTTO Biergasthof in the 12th district. It's the same nice cozy place like last year, and they will be serving pumpkin soup, turkey, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, green beans with bacon, red kraut, stuffing (Semmelknödl) and apple strudel family style. €25 for adults & €15 for kids 12 and under covers a 3-course turkey feast. Homemade pumpkin pies are as always welcome. We request that you pre-purchase your tickets by transferring the fee to our Democrats Abroad Austria bank account. Please also RSVP to this event by sending an email to our DAA Treasurer Fred Robinson at [email protected] and let him know how many guests you are bringing.

Please transfer €25 times the number of guests you will bring to the Democrats Abroad Bank Austria account:
IBAN: AT27 12000 50390623001

All friends and family are welcome, but you can only transfer the money from an American citizen's account (Of course it can be from an Austrian bank since this is our Austrian DAA account).

If we reach our 50 person limit, you can still attend the event and order regularly from the menu. Please call Ashley Arreola +436503749481 if you have any further questions. Link to Facebook event:

Date: Thursday, Nov. 24th, 2015

Time: 7PM

Place: OTTO Biergasthof
Altmannsdorfer Strasse 101, 1120 Vienna, Austria



 Get Out The Vote Activities

      DA Austria has been busy rallying our members to make sure they request their ballots and vote.  A team of about twenty-five phone banking volunteers have made close to 600 phone calls to members across Austria reminding them to go to to request their ballots.  Their hard work will be celebrated with a thank you party after the election.  A special thanks goes to Mary Ann Balko-Koch for overseeing our phone banking efforts and recording the results of all our calls. 

 In addition to rallying our existing members, volunteers also staffed voter registration events at various schools, pubs, meet-up, etc. in Vienna, Salzburg and Graz.  A big thanks to all for helping us elect Hillary Clinton the next president on November 8th.



Order your Clinton/Kaine Stronger Together T-Shirt Now!

     Show your support for the Clinton/Kaine team by wearing a limited-edition Stronger Together t-shirt.  They can be purchased at the upcoming election night parties or be ordered by mail.  If you'd like one, please email the number and sizes you'd like to [email protected] and we'll work out delivery details.  Each t-shirt costs €10.


Rockin’ the Vote for Hillary Fundraiser Recap

A big thank you to everyone who came to the Schwarzberg on October 8th for our Rockin’ the Vote for Hillary fundraiser. As Joey Green said afterwards, “Wow! What an evening!” 

Not only did the Joey Green Band get everyone rockin’ and, with a little help from our friend Danny Chicago, dancing, but Okello Dunkley from Vienna’s Funniest Stand-Up Comedy entertained us with a routine superior to any jabs from Trump heard at the Al Smith dinner last week, and Doug Andrews performed some pretty spectacular stuff on his guitar–both Okello and Doug will be at the election night party, so be sure not to miss them!

The evening also included a whole slew of raffle prizes thanks to donations by Beaver Brewing Company, English Lovers, Metropole, Kate McGrath with Oktoberfest tickets, Stylish Shutter, Vienna’s Funniest Stand Up Comedy, Open House Theatre, Wien Gin, and the Golden Harp.

This was clearly the best party in the hood. Both the Kurier and ORF were covering the event and we were honored to have DA International Chair Katie Solon, DA International Vice Chair Art Schankler, and DA Hungary’s Chairperson Merrill Oates join us for the evening.

Thanks to all of our supporters, DAA made more than €2,500 for the DPCA’s Get Out The Vote effort!

See you at the victory party on November 8th!