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  • 2020 Primary Voting Centers in Berlin, Dresden, Jena, and Leipzig

     

    Don’t miss your chance to vote in person this presidential year! Join thousands of U.S. citizens like you, living abroad, who will participate in this year’s Global Presidential Primary through Democrats Abroad.

    Here are the official primary voting centers in the Berlin chapter's geographic region (all of the former East German states):

    Berlin

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 12pm to 8pm
    Sunday, March 8, 2020, 11am to 7pm

    The Digital Eatery, Unter den Linden 17, 10117 Berlin

    Details | RSVP | Facebook

    Dresden

    Thursday, March 5, 2020, 4pm to 8pm

    The Student Hotel, Prager Str. 13, 01069 Dresden

    Details | RSVP | Facebook

    Jena

    Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10am to 6pm

    Haus auf der Mauer, Johannisplatz 26, 07743 Jena

    Details | RSVP | Facebook

    Leipzig

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 4pm to 9pm
    Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10am to 2pm

    GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig, Johannisplatz 5-11, 04103 Leipzig

    Details | RSVP | Facebook

    Primary Eligibility

    Democrats Abroad has just a few requirements for voting in the primary:

    • Be abroad and be a U.S. citizen
    • Be a member of Democrats Abroad (you can join now or even at the voting center)
    • Be 18 years old as of November 3, 2020
    • Not have voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary (see below for more details)

    You can only vote in the presidential primary once. That means that if you vote in the Global Primary but also want to vote in your state for down-ballot primary races (such as for your congressperson), you can! Just skip the presidential question on your state primary ballot.

    Media Requests

    If you're a journalist and would like to interview someone or cover the primary, please email press@demsinberlin.de with your question or request, we'll be in touch right away.


  • Student Voter Registration at Bard College Berlin (Volunteers needed)

    We have been invited to participate in the student activities fair at Bard College Berlin, which is taking place in Pankow (Eichenstraße 43, 13156 Berlin).

    We're looking for volunteers for this upcoming lunchtime college fair on Thursday, January 30, 2020 to help register students to vote and talk to them about voting and being actively politically from abroad. It's a short time commitment and a great way to dip your toe into voter registration this year!

    Sign up to volunteer: https://volunteersignup.org/3YTJK

    WHEN
    January 30, 2020 at 12pm
    WHERE
    The Factory (Bard College Berlin)
    Eichenstraße 43
    Berlin-Pankow 13156
    Germany
    Google map and directions
    1 rsvp rsvp

  • is hosting 2020 Global Presidential Primary in Jena 2020-01-21 13:08:19 -0500

    2020 Global Presidential Primary in Jena

    At the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary, YOU choose the 2020 Democratic nominee for President of the United States.

    Don’t miss your chance to vote in person this presidential year! Join thousands of U.S. citizens like you, living abroad, who will participate in this year’s Global Presidential Primary through Democrats Abroad.

    Every vote counts! Join us in Jena at Haus auf der Mauer (Johannisplatz 26, 07743 Jena) to cast your vote:

    • Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 10am - 6pm

    Please invite and share this with your American friends and colleagues. RSVP (not required but appreciated) on this page.

    Volunteer at the Jena Primary

    We need volunteers at the Jena voting center for the Global Presidential Primary with setup, greeting, registration, ballot box observing, ballot counting, and clean-up. If you'd like to help, please get in touch: volunteers@demsinberlin.de

    Frequently Asked Questions ➜

    Here are some common questions about Democrats Abroad's global presidential primary. If you don't see your question here, get in touch!

    Who is eligible to participate?

    Democrats Abroad has just a few requirements for voting in the primary:

    • Be abroad and be a U.S. citizen
    • Be a member of Democrats Abroad
    • Be 18 years old as of November 3, 2020
    • Not have voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary (see below for more details)

    What if I’m not a member of Democrats Abroad?

    You can sign up today, or on the day of the primary: https://www.democratsabroad.org/join

    I can’t attend the event but want to vote. What can I do?

    If you can’t join us in person, as long as you’re a member of Democrats Abroad, you can also vote remotely. Look for your primary ballot in your inbox on February 18, 2020.

    I vote in California. Can I vote in the Global Presidential Primary and the California primary?

    You can only vote in the presidential primary once. That means that if you vote in the Global Primary but also want to vote in California for the down-ballot primary races (such as for your congressperson), you can! Just skip the presidential question on your California ballot.

    I have already received my overseas absentee ballots for this year from California. Why should I participate in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary instead of voting in the California presidential primary?

    While thousands and thousands of people will participate in the Global Presidential Primary this year, millions will vote in your home state. That means that, as an individual, your primary vote with Democrats Abroad is more powerful than if you were to vote in California -- in fact, 4 times more powerful!

    Who will win the Global Presidential Primary?

    That’s up to you to decide! We’ll be announcing the results of our primary on March 23, 2020, so stay tuned!

    I have questions about voting.

    Please email gotv@democratsabroad.org so we can help!

    I have other questions about the Global Primary in Jena.

    Please email berlin@democratsabroad.de and we’ll get back to you soon.

    I'm a journalist and would like to interview someone or cover the primary.

    Please email press@demsinberlin.de with your question or request, we'll be in touch right away.

    WHEN
    March 07, 2020 at 10am
    WHERE
    Haus auf der Mauer
    Johannisplatz 26
    Jena 07743
    Germany
    Google map and directions
    8 rsvps rsvp

  • is hosting 2020 Global Presidential Primary in Dresden 2020-01-21 12:26:02 -0500

    2020 Global Presidential Primary in Dresden

    At the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary, YOU choose the 2020 Democratic nominee for President of the United States.

    Don’t miss your chance to vote in person this presidential year! Join thousands of U.S. citizens like you, living abroad, who will participate in this year’s Global Presidential Primary through Democrats Abroad.

    Every vote counts! Join us in Dresden at The Student Hotel (Prager Str. 13, 01069 Dresden) to cast your vote:

    • Thursday, March 5th, 2020 from 4 - 8pm

    Please invite and share this with your American friends and colleagues. RSVP (not required but appreciated) on this page.

    Volunteer at the Primary

    We need volunteers at the Dresden voting center for the Global Presidential Primary with setup, greeting, registration, ballot box observing, ballot counting, and clean-up. If you'd like to help, please get in touch: volunteers@demsinberlin.de

    Frequently Asked Questions ➜

    Here are some common questions about Democrats Abroad's global presidential primary. If you don't see your question here, get in touch!

    Who is eligible to participate?

    Democrats Abroad has just a few requirements for voting in the primary:

    • Be abroad and be a U.S. citizen
    • Be a member of Democrats Abroad
    • Be 18 years old as of November 3, 2020
    • Not have voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary (see below for more details)

    What if I’m not a member of Democrats Abroad?

    You can sign up today, or on the day of the primary: https://www.democratsabroad.org/join

    I can’t attend the event but want to vote. What can I do?

    If you can’t join us in person, as long as you’re a member of Democrats Abroad, you can also vote remotely. Look for your primary ballot in your inbox on February 18, 2020.

    I vote in California. Can I vote in the Global Presidential Primary and the California primary?

    You can only vote in the presidential primary once. That means that if you vote in the Global Primary but also want to vote in California for the down-ballot primary races (such as for your congressperson), you can! Just skip the presidential question on your California ballot.

    I have already received my overseas absentee ballots for this year from California. Why should I participate in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary instead of voting in the California presidential primary?

    While thousands and thousands of people will participate in the Global Presidential Primary this year, millions will vote in your home state. That means that, as an individual, your primary vote with Democrats Abroad is more powerful than if you were to vote in California -- in fact, 4 times more powerful!

    Who will win the Global Presidential Primary?

    That’s up to you to decide! We’ll be announcing the results of our primary on March 23, 2020, so stay tuned!

    I have questions about voting.

    Please email gotv@democratsabroad.org so we can help!

    I have other questions about the Global Primary in Dresden.

    Please email berlin@democratsabroad.de and we’ll get back to you soon.

    I'm a journalist and would like to interview someone or cover the primary.

    Please email press@demsinberlin.de with your question or request, we'll be in touch right away.

    WHEN
    March 05, 2020 at 4pm
    WHERE
    The Student Hotel
    Prager Str 13
    Dresden 01069
    Germany
    Google map and directions
    11 rsvps rsvp

  • is hosting 2020 Global Presidential Primary in Berlin 2020-01-21 11:30:48 -0500

    2020 Global Presidential Primary in Berlin

    At the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary, YOU choose the 2020 Democratic nominee for President of the United States.

    Don’t miss your chance to vote in person this presidential year! Join thousands of U.S. citizens like you, living abroad, who will participate in this year’s Global Presidential Primary through Democrats Abroad.

    Every vote counts! Join us in Berlin on TWO days to cast your vote:

    • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 from 12-8pm
    • Sunday, March 8th, 2020 from 11am-7pm

    Please invite and share this with your American friends and colleagues. RSVP (not required but appreciated) on this page.

    Volunteer at the Primary

    We need volunteers to help at the Berlin voting center for the Global Presidential Primary with setup, greeting, registration, ballot box observing, ballot counting, and clean-up. Shifts are two hours, but you are welcome to sign up for multiple shifts.

    Frequently Asked Questions ➜

    Here are some common questions about Democrats Abroad's global presidential primary. If you don't see your question here, get in touch!

    Who is eligible to participate?

    Democrats Abroad has just a few requirements for voting in the primary:

    • Be abroad and be a U.S. citizen
    • Be a member of Democrats Abroad
    • Be 18 years old as of November 3, 2020
    • Not have voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary (see below for more details)

    What if I’m not a member of Democrats Abroad?

    You can sign up today, or on the day of the primary: https://www.democratsabroad.org/join

    I can’t attend the event but want to vote. What can I do?

    If you can’t join us in person, as long as you’re a member of Democrats Abroad, you can also vote remotely. Look for your primary ballot in your inbox on February 18, 2020.

    I vote in California. Can I vote in the Global Presidential Primary and the California primary?

    You can only vote in the presidential primary once. That means that if you vote in the Global Primary but also want to vote in California for the down-ballot primary races (such as for your congressperson), you can! Just skip the presidential question on your California ballot.

    I have already received my overseas absentee ballots for this year from California. Why should I participate in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary instead of voting in the California presidential primary?

    While thousands and thousands of people will participate in the Global Presidential Primary this year, millions will vote in your home state. That means that, as an individual, your primary vote with Democrats Abroad is more powerful than if you were to vote in California -- in fact, 4 times more powerful!

    Who will win the Global Presidential Primary?

    That’s up to you to decide! We’ll be announcing the results of our primary on March 23, 2020, so stay tuned!

    I have questions about voting.

    Please email gotv@democratsabroad.org so we can help!

    I have other questions about the Global Primary in Berlin.

    Please email berlin@democratsabroad.de and we’ll get back to you soon.

    I'm a journalist and would like to interview someone or cover the primary.

    Please email press@demsinberlin.de with your question or request, we'll be in touch right away.

    WHEN
    March 03, 2020 at 12pm - March 08, 2020 at 7pm
    WHERE
    The Digital Eatery
    Unter den Linden 17
    Berlin 10117
    Germany
    Google map and directions
    17 rsvps rsvp

  • is hosting 2020 Global Presidential Primary in Leipzig 2020-01-21 10:33:52 -0500

    2020 Global Presidential Primary in Leipzig

    At the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary, YOU choose the 2020 Democratic nominee for President of the United States.

    Don’t miss your chance to vote in person this presidential year! Join thousands of U.S. citizens like you, living abroad, who will participate in this year’s Global Presidential Primary through Democrats Abroad.

    Every vote counts! Join us in Leipzig on TWO days to cast your vote:

    • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 from 4-9pm
    • Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 10am-2pm

    Please invite and share this with your American friends and colleagues. RSVP (not required but appreciated) on this page.

    Volunteer at the Primary

    We need volunteers at the Leipzig voting center for the Global Presidential Primary with setup, greeting, registration, ballot box observing, ballot counting, and clean-up. If you'd like to help, please get in touch: volunteers@demsinberlin.de

    Frequently Asked Questions ➜

    Here are some common questions about Democrats Abroad's global presidential primary. If you don't see your question here, get in touch!

    Who is eligible to participate?

    Democrats Abroad has just a few requirements for voting in the primary:

    • Be abroad and be a U.S. citizen
    • Be a member of Democrats Abroad
    • Be 18 years old as of November 3, 2020
    • Not have voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary (see below for more details)

    What if I’m not a member of Democrats Abroad?

    You can sign up today, or on the day of the primary: https://www.democratsabroad.org/join

    I can’t attend the event but want to vote. What can I do?

    If you can’t join us in person, as long as you’re a member of Democrats Abroad, you can also vote remotely. Look for your primary ballot in your inbox on February 18, 2020.

    I vote in California. Can I vote in the Global Presidential Primary and the California primary?

    You can only vote in the presidential primary once. That means that if you vote in the Global Primary but also want to vote in California for the down-ballot primary races (such as for your congressperson), you can! Just skip the presidential question on your California ballot.

    I have already received my overseas absentee ballots for this year from California. Why should I participate in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary instead of voting in the California presidential primary?

    While thousands and thousands of people will participate in the Global Presidential Primary this year, millions will vote in your home state. That means that, as an individual, your primary vote with Democrats Abroad is more powerful than if you were to vote in California -- in fact, 4 times more powerful!

    Who will win the Global Presidential Primary?

    That’s up to you to decide! We’ll be announcing the results of our primary on March 23, 2020, so stay tuned!

    I have questions about voting.

    Please email gotv@democratsabroad.org so we can help!

    I have other questions about the Global Primary in Leipzig.

    Please email berlin@democratsabroad.de and we’ll get back to you soon.

    I'm a journalist and would like to interview someone or cover the primary.

    Please email press@demsinberlin.de with your question or request, we'll be in touch right away.

    WHEN
    March 03, 2020 at 4pm - March 07, 2020 at 2pm
    WHERE
    Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig
    Johannisplatz 5-11
    Leipzig 04103
    Germany
    Google map and directions
    12 rsvps rsvp

  • is hosting Kiez Meetup – Prenzlauer Berg 2020-01-14 07:27:24 -0500

    Kiez Meetup – Prenzlauer Berg

    Americans all around Berlin are gearing up for the 2020 election. This is the the first Prenzlauer Berg Kiez meeting in 2020, so come to meet your neighbors in the new year.

    We’d like to discuss the final debate, the primary process, and caucusing with attendees. And, of course, getting the registered to vote and excited about volunteering.

    Berlin's a big place, so Democrats Abroad Kiez Captains are helping to bring together Americans, get out the vote, and organize in different neighborhoods. These Kiez meetups are intended for people who live or work in the area. Don't see one for your neighborhood yet? Get in touch: chair@demsinberlin.de

    RSVP

    It's not required, but RSVP so we have a rough idea of how many people to expect.

    You can help out by sharing this event with your American friends and acquaintances in Berlin! As always, we welcome new faces, even if you've never attended a meeting or an event before.

    WHEN
    January 27, 2020 at 7pm
    WHERE
    Cafe Liebling
    Raumerstrasse 36A
    Berlin 10437
    Germany
    Google map and directions
    4 rsvps

  • Happy New Year! How you can register to vote in person & get involved in 2020 in Berlin

    Happy new year! We hope you're rested and recovered from your holiday celebrations, and ready for 2020. First things first:

    • Go to votefromabroad.org to request your overseas ballot. You need to do this every calendar year to make sure you can vote.
    • Tell a friend to do the same!

    If you need help with registering and requesting your ballot, we're here to help! Email help@votefromabroad.org and come to any of the events all around Berlin, Potsdam, Leipzig, and Dresden (upcoming event list below).

    We'll be kicking off 2020 in Berlin on Wednesday January 15, 2020 at The Castle in Mitte. We'll be sharing information about how to register to vote and get involved in Berlin, and finishing out the evening in our usual political pub-night style.

    That's not the only event this month though: the Dresden precinct is getting together on Jan 18th, as well as the Mitte(Jan 20) and Kreuzberg (Jan 23) Kiez groups. Join activists and organizers from all over Germany at the Annual General Meeting in Munich (Jan 24-26) -- it's not too late to register!

    Help us by keeping an eye out for a temporary Berlin headquarters the next few months. We're happy to discuss office sublet or sharing options -- most of our voter registration and phone banking will usually be on evenings & weekends. Got an idea where our 2020 home could be, near transit with great internet? Read our wishlist and drop us a line!


    Updates

    Volunteering in 2020

    2020 is the best time to get involved and have an impact on the future of the U.S. You can make a difference from here in Germany, reaching out to voters living abroad, making sure people register and request their ballots, and more!

    • As we gear up in 2020, help keep our websites, Facebook, and Twitter accounts lively and up-to-date as Web & Social Media volunteer
    • Become a Kiez Captain to get out the vote and help neighbors and volunteers in different Berlin districts
    • Reach out to U.S. students studying at universities in Germany vote as the Study Abroad Coordinator
    • Prefer something you can do at home? Phonebankers make calls to other Americans living abroad to remind them about voting. All you need is a computer and headphones.

    Sound like something you might be interested in? Send us your questions and how you'd like to get involved to volunteers@demsinberlin.de


    Upcoming Events

    Call with Stacey Abrams, Fair Fight, and DNC on Voter Protection

    Tue. Jan 14, 2020, 9-10pm (Berlin time)
    Online call - RSVP for video conference link
    RSVP

    January 2020 Kickoff Meeting & Pub Night

    Wed. Jan 15, 2020, from 7:30pm
    The Castle Berlin Mitte, Invalidenstr. 129, Berlin 10115 (S Nordbahnhof)
    RSVP | Facebook

    January Book Club: The Cave by José Saramago

    Thu. Jan 16, 2020, 7-8:30pm
    Message In A Bottle, Knaackstr. 76, 10435 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg (U2 Eberswalder Straße)
    RSVP | Facebook

    Kiez Meetup – Rosenthaler Platz (Mitte)

    Mon. Jan 20, 2020, 7-9pm
    Mein Haus am See, Brunnenstraße 197-198, 10119 Berlin (U8 Rosenthaler Platz)
    RSVP | Facebook

    Kiez Meetup – Mehringdamm (Kreuzberg)

    Thu. Jan 23, 2020, 6-8pm
    Vogt’s Bierexpress (next to Curry 36), Mehringdamm 32/34, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg
    RSVP | Facebook

    Events outside Berlin

    January Meetup and Ballot Requests – Dresden

    Sat. Jan 18, 2020, 2-5pm
    Student Hotel (Dresden), Prager Str. 13, 01069 Dresden
    RSVP | Facebook

    Democrats Abroad Germany – Annual General Meeting

    Fri-Sun Jan 24-26, 2020
    Literaturhaus München, Salvatorplatz 1, 80333 Munich
    Register | Details | Facebook


    Democrats Abroad Berlin

    http://www.democratsabroad.org/de-berlin
    http://www.demsinberlin.de/
    Like us on Facebook
    Follow us on Twitter

    * 2020 presidential candidate events are not Democrats Abroad events. All campaigns are welcome to share any eventsthey’re organizing in Berlin for inclusion in our email newsletter.

    Democrats Abroad, from the international level to country committees, caucuses and task forces, does not endorse or offer preferential treatment to any Democratic candidate when they are running against other Democrats.

    We are proud to support the democratic process, and the full breadth of candidates in the running for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination. As such, we reaffirm our commitment to supporting a fair and free impartial election, including before, during and after the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary.

    ►Full statement on impartiality


  • published 2020 Women's March in Berlin in News 2019-12-13 09:33:06 -0500

    2020 Women's March in Berlin

    We've just posted an announcement about the 2020 Women's March Berlin on our website:

    Read The Future of Women's March Berlin: your help is needed!


  • published The Berlin t-shirts have arrived! in News 2019-12-09 11:40:26 -0500

    The Berlin t-shirts have arrived!

    We’re so happy to share that the new Berlin-themed t-shirts have arrived. They’re super comfortable and a great way to show your local Democrats Abroad pride!

    If you pre-ordered, you should have gotten an email recently about picking up your t-shirt. If you haven’t gotten one yet but love how they look, get in touch about getting one: berlin@democratsabroad.de




  • End-of-the-year Kiez meetups + save the date for January 2020

    At last week's meeting, we swapped (ate) cookies and thanked all the volunteers and helpers who've pitched in at events and as organizers this year. Thomas Finnerty, our fall 2019 intern wrote a short recap of the party. Thanks Thomas for all his great work over the last few months!

    Save the date for our first event in 2020: we'll be getting together on Wed. January 15, 2020 to register to vote, request absentee ballots, and training everyone how to help others do the same.

    There won't be a political pub night in December. Instead, we encourage you to support some of the kiez events, if they happen to be in your neighborhood. Check out the event listings below, like the one tonight in Mitte near Friedrichstrasse.

    We are still exploring options for a temporary Berlin headquarters starting in spring 2020. Ideally an office sublet, and we're happy to discuss sharing arrangements since our voter registration and phone banking will be mostly evenings & weekends. Got a hot tip for space near transit with great internet? Let us know!


    Updates

    Berlin T-shirts are here!

    We're thrilled to share that our Berlin-themed t-shirts have arrived. Take a look at this awesome and comfortable way to show your local Democrats Abroad pride! Want one of your own? Drop us a line. 

    Wanted: Location for a Democrats Abroad Berlin headquarters

    Thanks to everyone who got in touch so far with ideas for our temporary 2020 Berlin HQ. We're looking at all the options and happy to get more leads from you all on office sublets where we can host voter registration & phonebanking drives.

    Our primary criteria:

    • Available for at least 6 months (May through October)
    • Accessible location, ideally near 2 transit lines
    • Access on nights and weekends
    • Solid internet connection
    • Room for 4-6 people at desks
    • Storage (minimal, for flyers and voter info material)

    That's the summary -- here are more details about what we we're looking for. Got a lead? Drop us a line: board@demsinberlin.de

    Help more 2020 candidates get on the primary ballot!

    Democrats Abroad's Global Presidential Primary runs March 3-10, 2020. To appear on that ballot, 300 members need to sign the candidate's petition by January 6, 2020.

    Just a few signatures stand between many candidates and getting on the primary ballot: visit the candidate petitions page to make sure your favorites make it! Here are step-by-step instructions on how to sign petitions.

    Become a Kiez captain for your neighborhood

    Each of us loves our own neighborhood, so we've started Kiez Captains to get out the vote and help connect neighbors and volunteers in different Berlin districts. We're still looking for leaders in Friedrichshain, Charlottenburg, Schöneberg, Tempelhof, and other areas. 

    Kiez Captains are helping us reach American voters in every corner of Berlin in 2020. It's a 5-hour a month commitment, find out more about what it entails. Write chair@demsinberlin.de if you'd like to step up and become a Kiez Captain in your neighborhood.


    Upcoming Events

    Kiez Coffee & Chat – Friedrichstraße (Mitte)

    TONIGHT: Mon. Dec 9, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
    New location: Meyerbeer Coffee, Universitätsstraße 2-3A, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
    RSVP | Facebook

    Kieztreff – Prenzlauer Berg

    Tue. Dec 10th, 2019: 7-9pm
    Wohnzimmer Bar, Lettestraße 6, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
    RSVP | Facebook

    Tom Steyer 2020 Drinks in Berlin

    Please note: not a Democrats Abroad event*
    Wed. Dec 11, 2019, from 7pm
    Buchhandlung Caffetteria Bar, Tucholskystraße 32, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
    RSVP to evi.steyer@tomsteyer.com

    Kiez Adventsmarkt – Pankow

    Sat. Dec 14, 2019, 4-6pm
    Pankower Adventsmarkt, Heynstraße 15, 13187 Berlin-Pankow
    RSVP | Facebook

    Kiez Weihnachtszauber – Alexanderplatz (Mitte)

    Sun. Dec 15, 2019, 2-4pm
    Gendarmenmarkt (in front of Ampelmann store), Markgrafenstr. 37, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
    RSVP | Facebook

    Democrats Abroad speaks with Tom Steyer

    Mon. Dec 16, 2019, 3-3:45pm
    Online call -- RSVP for video conference link
    RSVP | Facebook

    December Book Club – The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

    Thu. Dec 19, 2019, 7:30-9pm
    Coffee Fellows (upstairs), Danziger Str. 1, 10437 Berlin
    RSVP | Facebook

    January 2020 Kickoff (Save The Date!)

    Wed. Jan 15, 2020, 7:30pm
    Location: TBA

    Kiez Meetup – Mehringdamm (Kreuzberg)

    Thu. Jan 23, 2020, 6-8pm
    Vogt’s Bierexpress (next to Curry 36), Mehringdamm 32/34, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg
    RSVP | Facebook

    Events outside Berlin

    Democrats Abroad Germany – Annual General Meeting

    Fri-Sun Jan 24-26, 2020
    Literaturhaus München, Salvatorplatz 1, 80333 Munich
    Register | Details | Facebook


    Democrats Abroad Berlin

    http://www.democratsabroad.org/de-berlin
    http://www.demsinberlin.de/
    Like us on Facebook
    Follow us on Twitter

    * 2020 presidential candidate events are not Democrats Abroad events. All campaigns are welcome to share any eventsthey’re organizing in Berlin for inclusion in our email newsletter.

    Democrats Abroad, from the international level to country committees, caucuses and task forces, does not endorse or offer preferential treatment to any Democratic candidate when they are running against other Democrats.

    We are proud to support the democratic process, and the full breadth of candidates in the running for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination. As such, we reaffirm our commitment to supporting a fair and free impartial election, including before, during and after the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary.

    ►Full statement on impartiality


  • This week: Political pub night, book club, reduced tickets for Thanksgiving!

    Happy Wednesday! There's a lot of great events this week, so we want to make sure you know about all get-togethers. Hope to see you at one!

    Tonight (Wednesday): Grab a drink and get together in a casual setting at November Political Pub Night at Buchhandlung Caffeteria in Mitte (Oranienburger Str.). Details/RSVP

    Thursday: Discuss Min Jin Lee's historical novel Pachinko with Democrats Abroad Book Club at Coffee Fellows in Prenzlauer Berg. Details/RSVP

    Saturday: Warm up the winter and start an all-American tradition in Berlin at the 1st Annual Tempelhof Turkey Trot. ►Register

    Saturday night:

    Thanksgiving Potluck – New Price!

    To make Thanksgiving dinner more accessible for families, friends, and our community members, we've simplified and reduced the dinner donation: 10€ per person (kids 12-and-under & volunteers can join for free).

    If you were on the fence, we'd really love to see you at the potluck of all our favorite sides on Saturday. Please register on our website so we can plan drinks and food:

    ►Register for Thanksgiving Dinner

    Hope to see you there!

    All funds raised from these events support Democrats Abroad Berlin's on-going voter registration efforts as we prepare for the 2020 general election. With thousands of American voters in Berlin and Germany, your support is the deciding factor.


    Updates

    Welcome our new membership & volunteer coordinator: Theresa Gasinski

    On November 5th, the Berlin chapter members at the meeting elected Theresa Gasinski to the Berlin leadersip. Read more about Theresa and our fall 2019 intern Thomas Finnerty.

    Kiez captains in your neighborhood

    Berlin's a big place, so we've started Kiez Captains to have volunteers responsible for getting out the vote and organizing in different neighborhoods. Here are our first captains, you'll be hearing about their local meetups in the coming weeks.

    • Kreuzberg (Mehringdamm): Dan
    • Mitte (Alexanderplatz): Joe
    • Mitte (Friedrichstraße): Katie
    • Pankow: Meylen & Rebekah
    • Prenzlauer Berg: Tania
    • Schöneberg: Pia

    They're helping lay the groundwork to mobilize in every corner of Berlin in 2020. It is a 5-hour a month commitment. Write chair@demsinberlin.de for more info and if you'd like to become a Kiez Captain in your neighborhood

    2020 Candidates speak with Democrats Abroad

    Democrats Abroad has reached out to all the campaigns to hold video conferences with Democrats Abroad. Here are the recordings from the sessions so far:


    Upcoming Events

    November Political Pub Night – Buchhandlung Caffeteria

    Wed. Nov 20, 2019, from 7pm
    Buchhandlung Caffetteria Bar, Tucholskystraße 32, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
    RSVP | Facebook

    November Book Club – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

    Thu. Nov 21, 2019, 7:30-9pm
    Coffee Fellows (upstairs), Danziger Str. 1, 10437 Berlin
    RSVP | Facebook

    1st Annual Democrats Abroad Tempelhof Turkey Trot

    Sat. Nov 23, 2019, 10:30am
    Tempelhofer Feld (Tempelhofer Damm Entrance)
    Register (20€) | Facebook

    Thanksgiving Dinner

    Sat. Nov 23, 2019, 6-10pm
    Begegnungsstätte Falckensteinstraße, Falckensteinstraße 6, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
    Register (10€) | Facebook | Volunteer | Potluck

    Save the date - Holiday Cookie Party

    Volunteers make all the events and political organizing possible. We'll be appreciating all of them at our December cookie party/swap.

    Tue. Dec 3, 2019, 7:30-9pm
    Begegnungsstätte Falckensteinstraße, Falckensteinstraße 6, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg

    Events outside Berlin

    Democrats Abroad Germany – Annual General Meeting

    Fri-Sun Jan 24-26, 2020
    Literaturhaus München, Salvatorplatz 1, 80333 Munich
    Register | Details | Stipend (Deadline: Nov 30, 2019) | Facebook


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  • published Welcome, Theresa and Thomas! in News 2019-11-13 05:48:21 -0500

    Welcome, Theresa and Thomas!

    At the meeting on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, the assembled members of the Berlin chapter voted to confirm Theresa Gasinski to the position of Volunteer & Membership Coordinator, which had been held since January 2019 by Julia Behringer. Julia stepped down in September for personal reasons. Here’s a little bit about Theresa:

    Theresa is originally from Chicago, Illinois (go Cubs!) and moved to Berlin in June 2016. Since arriving, she’s participated in Democrats Abroad Berlin events and, in November 2019, was proudly elected to be the chapter’s Volunteer Coordinator. She’s always interested in hearing from DA members to learn more about their interests, skills and personalities, as well as their own ideas about the best ways to volunteer – so please don’t hesitate to reach out!

     

    It was also the first official Democrats Abroad meeting for Thomas Finnerty, who will be interning with Democrats Abroad Berlin this fall.

    Thomas is a Junior at Villanova University studying Political Science and Economics. He was born and raised in Rochester, New York and is studying abroad in Berlin from August to December of 2019 at CIEE Global Institute. He is a die hard Buffalo Bills fan and played baseball and basketball in high school. He enjoys music and hiking and has interned for U.S. Senator (NY) Kirsten Gillibrand.

    We’re thrilled to have both Theresa and Thomas joining the Berlin team. Make sure to say hi if you see them at a meeting or pub night!


  • Pre-order new Berlin-themed Democrats Abroad t-shirts

    It's time to get new t-shirts! We're so excited to unveil two new Democrats Abroad t-shirts, designed especially for Democrats Abroad Berlin.

    The t-shirts are 100% high-quality cotton (190 gsm) and printed right here in Berlin. We'll be taking pre-orders until October 31, 2019 and offering a special price of just 15 Euros per shirt (a discount of 5 Euros from the regular price). You'll be able to pick up your t-shirts at our many events in the later half of November.

    ►To get first dibs on these new t-shirts, click here to go to the pre-order form.


  • Chapter election on Nov 5th, 2019 for Membership Coordinator

    On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, Democrats Abroad Berlin will hold an election to fill one chapter leadership position - Membership Coordinator - for the remainder of the current two-year term (until the next Berlin chapter leadership elections in early 2021).

    A big thank you to Julia Behringer, who has done an amazing job working with the Berlin chapter members, coordinating volunteers, and being an important part the Berlin leadership team.

    As the leadership of Germany’s largest chapter and one of the larger Democrats Abroad groups internationally, the Berlin chapter leadership positions carry significant responsibility and great opportunity to take political action while living abroad. As the Berlin chapter continues to grow and evolve, our leadership is as well. That’s why, in line with the bylaws changes enacted at the February 2018 Annual General Meeting in Hamburg, the Berlin chapter now directly elects leadership positions, and now will be holding an election to fill the vacant Membership Coordinator position.

    Membership/Volunteer Coordinator Roles & Responsibilities

    • First contact to new members
    • Maintain list of active volunteers
    • Communicate volunteer opportunities to members
    • Develop new volunteer opportunities
    • Match tasks to volunteers

    The election will begin promptly at 7:30 PM at Begegnungsstätte Falckensteinstraße at Falckensteinstr. 6, 10997 Berlin (U1 Schlesisches Tor).

    Quick Facts about the Election

    • You must be a member of the Democrats Abroad Berlin Chapter before November 1, 2019, to be eligible to run for a leadership position
    • To run for the member/volunteer coordinator positions, the member must submit their candidacy and a 250 word candidate statement by 8AM on November 5th, 2019 to berlin@democratsabroad.de, and attend the meeting that same evening.
    • Nominations or self-nominations, for leadership positions may be made on election night, from the floor, and will require a second from another member of Democrats Abroad Berlin in the room
    • Voters are presumed qualified to participate in the election if
      • (1) they have joined DAG before arriving at the voting center or
      • (2) at the voting center they join DAG and establish their identity by objective documentary evidence (including passport, residence card, military or student ID, etc.).
      • Persons who appear on the membership rolls of their DAG chapter do not need to provide any form of identification (ID) to be qualified to vote

    We look forward to all candidates and a large turnout on election night to democratically elect our leadership that will take the helm of Democrats Abroad Berlin chapter through the 2020 elections.


  • 🥧Pumpkin pie workshop, 🦃Turkey trot 🏃‍♀️& more great fall events in Berlin! 🍁

    It was great seeing so many of you at our October meeting who are ready to roll up their sleeves and make a difference in this year and year's elections. Let's stay energized!

    Join us this Wednesday for political pub night at Cafe Berio near Nollendorfplatz. It's a casual get-together, to discuss the debates, the weather, and to get know folks. More details & RSVP

    🎃🥧Next Friday Oct 25th, we're hosting a new fundraiser: a pumpkin pie baking workshop. Learn how to bake a perfect pie crust from the great American baking experts at Humble Pie & Cookies and Cream Berlin, while supporting Democrats Abroad Berlin's planned 2020 Berlin headquarters. Plus there'll be delicious raffle prizes ►Register

    We've also got great events planned for Halloween and Thanksgiving, including the first ever Tempelhof Turkey Trot – so scroll on down and save the dates for what's shaping up to be an awesome autumn!


    Upcoming Events

    October Political Pub Night - Café Berio

    Wed. Oct 16, 2019, from 7pm
    Cafe Berio, Maaßenstraße 7, 10777 Berlin-Schöneberg (U Nollendorfplatz)
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    October Book Club: The Road Beyond Ruin by Gemma Liviero

    Thu. Oct 24, 2019, 7:30-9pm
    Coffee Fellows, Danziger Str. 1, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
    RSVP | Facebook

    Baking for Democracy Pumpkin Pie Workshop

    Fri. Oct 25, 2019, 7:30-9:30pm
    Cookies and Cream Berlin, Kremmener Straße 8, 10435 Berlin-Mitte
    Register (55€) | Facebook

    Save The Date: Halloween Movie Screening – Get Out

    Thu. Oct 31, 2019
    Location TBA

    Quiz Night: How Well Do You Know the 2020 Presidential Candidates?

    Tue. Nov 5, 2019, 7:30-9pm
    Begegnungsstätte Falckensteinstraße, Falckensteinstraße 6, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
    RSVP | Facebook

    1st Annual Democrats Abroad Tempelhof Turkey Trot

    Sat. Nov 23, 2019, 10:30am
    Tempelhofer Feld
    Register (20€) | Facebook

    Save the Date: De(s)ide 2019 – Thanksgiving Dinner

    Sat. Nov 23, 2019, from 4pm
    Location TBA

    Events outside Berlin

    Democrats Abroad Wiesbaden-Mainz Halloween Costume Party

    Fri. Oct 25, 2019, from 7:30pm
    Brueckenkopf, Rheinstraße 105-107, 55116 Mainz
    Details & RSVP | Facebook


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  • Let's Watch 3rd Democratic Primary Debates on Sunday 📺

    Did you miss us during the August event hiatus? We're refreshed and ready to jump back into the swing of things, and hope you are too.

    We love seeing you in person at an event in Berlin, like at the debate viewing this Sunday or at book club later this month.

    A few members from Berlin attended a Germany-wide Democrats Abroad planning retreat this past weekend outside Cologne. We laid the groundwork to help even more U.S. citizens vote in 2020 -- and we can't do it without your support. Look out for a recap of the retreat in the next few weeks.

    There are a few events outside of Berlin that we think you might be interested in:

    • Democrats Abroad Oktoberfest Extravaganza in Munich on October 6, 2019
      • A celebration and fundraiser, and a great way to experience Oktoberfest for the first time (with reserved seating)
      • Watch the Oktoberfest video

    • 2019 EMEA Regional Meeting in Athens, Greece, from October 11-13, 2019
      • Meet DA leaders from all over Europe, Middle East, and Africa
      • Planning for primaries, voter registration, and other 2020 goals

    Both are great ways to connect with other Americans activists abroad, who care about civic participation and the political process. If you're curious to find out more, reply to this email!


    Upcoming Events

    September Democratic Debate Viewing

    Sun. Sep 15, 2019, 3:30-6:30pm
    Cookies and Cream, Kremmener Straße 8, 10435 Berlin-Mitte (U8 Bernauer, U2 Eberswalder, M10 Wolliner)
    RSVP | Facebook

    September Book Club: Mythos by Stephen Fry

    Thu. Sep 26, 2019, 7:30-9pm
    Coffee Fellows (2nd Floor), Danziger Str. 1, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
    RSVP | Facebook

    Munich Oktoberfest Extravaganza with Democrats Abroad

    Sun. Oct 6, 2019, 11am-2:30pm
    Schottenhamel Tent, Theresienwiese, 80336 Munich
    ➤ Get your Oktoberfest tickets | Questions?

    Join Democrats Abroad from around Germany and Europe at Oktoberfest in Munich!

    Tickets include a reserved seat in the Gallery above the crowds, half a roasted chicken, 2 liters of beer, and a 10 euro coupon for additional food and drinks. And don’t worry, non-alcoholic and vegetarian options are available.

    2019 EMEA Regional Meeting

    Fri - Sun, Oct 11-13, 2019
    Electra Metropolis Hotel Athens, Mitropoleos 15, Athina 105 57, Greece
    RSVP | Facebook | Details


  • 🔵Democratic Debate Bingo in Berlin🔴Dresden & Halle-Leipzig Events

    Our thoughts are with the people of Dayton and El Paso, who are enduring terrible tragedy and heartbreak after the mass shootings in those cities this past weekend. The House has sent gun safety legislation to the Senate, take a moment today to call your Senators to demand they pass it.

    We're trying to stay focused on the big picture: on policy change, on electing a new Congress (House and Senate), and increasing American voter registration and turnout here in Berlin.

    One of our goals is to create a temporary Democrats Abroad Berlin headquarters in 2020, a central location where you can come to get and give help with voting from abroad, where volunteers can gather to call overseas voters, and a physical place for our organization and community.

    To that end, we are raising money and accepting your donations to make Berlin HQ a reality!

    On Tuesday evening (August 6), come by to watch the highlights and play Democratic Debate Bingo! We'll screen the best clips from the July debates and play bingo to raise funds for the 2020 Berlin 'Get Out The Vote' headquarters. ►RSVP

    We're taking a short break in August, so there won't be a Berlin pub night this month. Check out the other events below like book club and precinct events in Dresden and Leipzig instead.

    See you in September!


    Upcoming Events

    Democratic Debate Bingo & Fundraiser

    Tue. August 6, 2019, 7:30-9:30pm
    Begegnungsstätte Falckensteinstraße, Falckensteinstr. 6, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
    RSVP | Facebook

    Raise a Glass to Roe v. Wade
    Fundraiser for National Abortion Funds

    (not a Democrats Abroad event)
    Fri. August 9, 2019, from 5pm
    Motif Wein, Weserstr. 189, Berlin 12045
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    Taco Tuesday in Dresden

    Tue. August 13, 2019, from 7pm
    The Evil Burrito Dresden, Bischofsweg 10, Dresden-Neustadt 01097
    RSVP | Facebook

    August Book Club: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Thu. August 29, 2019, 7:30-9pm
    Coffee Fellows (2nd Floor), Danziger Str. 1, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
    RSVP | Facebook

    Democrats Abroad Halle-Leipzig Meetup

    Sun. Sept 1, 2019, 7-9pm
    American Bar & Bowling (Charlottencenter), Augustastr. 5, Halle (Saale) 06108
    RSVP| Facebook

    Munich Oktoberfest with Democrats Abroad

    Sun. Oct 6, 2019, 11am-2:30pm
    Schottenhamel Tent, Theresienwiese, 80336 Munich
    ➤ Get your Oktoberfest tickets | Questions?

    Join Democrats Abroad from around Germany and Europe at Oktoberfest in Munich!

    Tickets are 85 euros & include a reserved seat in the Gallery above the crowds, half a roasted chicken, 2 liters of beer, and a 10 euro coupon for additional food and drinks. And don’t worry, you can use the beer vouchers for other drinks and vegetarian options are available.


    Stay in touch!


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  • published Democrats Abroad Berlin Book Club Update in News 2019-07-30 06:05:22 -0400

    Democrats Abroad Berlin Book Club Update

    From Rebekah, the amazing organizer of our monthly book club which has been running since May:
    Just here with a (slightly belated) update on last Thursday's book club! We had four people including myself and some good discussion on The Edible Woman (which is super weird and interesting and y'all should read it).

    We hope you'll join in for the next book club session!

    August Book Club: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    • Date: Thursday August 29, 2019
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Location: Coffee Fellows (Danziger Str. 1, right at U Eberswalder Str) - check the second floor
    • RSVP | Facebook
    • Book: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

    "A powerful, tender story of race and identity by the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun." 477 pages.


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