Cookie Swap, Kiez meetups, Primary ballots! Plus, help find a home for a 2020 Berlin HQ

Happy Thanksgiving! It was great seeing everyone at the potluck of side dishes and Turkey Trot this past weekend. Here are some photos (on Facebook) from this weekend:

We’re grateful for all the active members and volunteers who make all our get-togethers, voter outreach, and political events possible.

To round out 2019, our last chapter meeting of the year will be this Tuesday Dec 3, 2019. Bring your favorite holiday sweets for a cookie swap and to appreciate all our volunteers! ►Details & RSVP

Our newly minted kiez captains are already organizing get-togethers in their neighborhoods. Scroll down below to find out if there’s one near you.

We’re looking for a temporary Berlin headquarters during 2020 for voter registration and phone banking. Know of an empty office near transit with great internet? Let us know below!

Have you filled out a candidate petition yet? Make sure your favorite Democratic contender makes it onto the Democrats Abroad Global Primary ballot, details below.


Updates

Wanted: Location for a Democrats Abroad Berlin headquarters

While we’ve been doing research and getting in touch with potential locations for a temporary 2020 Berlin HQ, we need your help in finding a place.

Do you know of a space that might be available next year? Check out what we’re looking for in a location:

  • Available for at least 6 months (May through October)
  • Central, accessible location
  • Access on nights and weekends
  • Solid internet connection
  • Room for 4-6 people at desks
  • Storage (minimal, just 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

Get your 2020 candidates on the primary ballot!

Democrats Abroad’s Global Presidential Primary will take place from March 3-10, 2020. To get on the primary ballot, each candidate needs at least 300 signatures from Democrats Abroad members by January 6, 2020.

Many are just a few signatures from getting on the primary ballot, so visit the candidate petitions page to make sure your favorites make it! You’ll need to log in in to sign, but you can sign as many petitions as you’d like.

Become a Kiez captain for your neighborhood

Berlin is a city of neighborhoods, so we’ve started Kiez Captains to get out the vote and help connect neighbors and volunteers in different areas.

They’re laying the groundwork to mobilize in every corner of Berlin in 2020. It’s 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.


Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving4All

(please note: not a Democrats Abroad event)
Fri. Nov 29, 2019, from 8pm
Cafe Plume, Warthestr. 60, 12051 Berlin
Facebook | Food

December Meeting: Holiday Cookie Swap & Volunteer Appreciation

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

Kiez Coffee & Chat – Friedrichstraße (Mitte)

Mon. Dec 9, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
Pure Origins Estates Coffee, Georgenstr. 193, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
RSVP | Facebook

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

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

Events outside Berlin

Leipzig-Halle Meet and Greet

Sun. Dec. 8, 2019, 2-4pm
SPIZZ Leipzig, Markt 9, 04109 Leipzig
RSVP | Facebook

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