We had a big and energized crowd at the monthly meeting last week, the day after the Iowa caucus. Thanks to all the Berliners who came to get involved (see on Instagram). Neukölln & Pankow Kiez meetups also went really well: photos on Twitter. Our stalwart Kiez captains and volunteers will be hosting phone banking events over the next few weeks to encourage fellow Democrats to vote in the Global Presidential Primary. Scroll down ⬇︎ for dates & times.
Mark your calendar on Wednesday, Feb 19th, 2020, for monthly political pub night at Kater und Goldfisch in Wedding. It's a casual get-together, so stop by to get to know other members, get help with registering to vote, and find out more about getting involved. RSVP & see you there!
The Berlin Women's Caucus is hosting the first meet & greet of 2020 this Sunday afternoon, Feb 16th. More details here.
Volunteer at the Global Primary & Training
As you've seen on the news, running a primary takes lots of volunteers and support from everyone. Likewise, we need YOUR HELP to make sure voting goes smoothly.
In particular, we're looking for volunteers to help on Sunday, March 8 in Berlin. If you can support the democratic process for few hours, sign up! Please note: we're asking that volunteers in Berlin attend a training session on either Feb 24 or March 1.
- Berlin Global Primary
- Leipzig Global Primary
Dresden Global Primary
- Thursday, March 5th: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jena Global Primary
- Saturday, March 7th: email email@example.com
Campaign Observers for Global Presidential Primary*
The Democrats Abroad global executive committee (the international level of our organization) has contacted all candidate campaigns about the Global Presidential Primary voting locations around the globe and the process of designating campaign observers. Each candidate's official campaign will have to submit the names of their observers by March 1st, 2020 through that channel.
Organizing for one of the Democratic presidential candidates in Berlin? We're happy to share a local event or get-together in this email newsletter and on our website. Please submit it here: http://demsinberlin.de/submit-event/
Requesting your absentee ballot
- Use our tool votefromabroad.org to request your ballot. You need to do this every calendar year to make sure you're still on the voter rolls.
- Already done? Help a friend to do the same!
If you need help with any of this, we're happy to lend a hand! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and come to any event in Berlin, Potsdam, Leipzig, and Dresden.
Upcoming Phone Banking 💙 Kiez
Kiez captains are organizing neighborhood phone banking parties in the latter half of February. Come with your computer and learn how to phone bank! You'll be calling to invite Democrats Abroad members to the Global Presidential Primary and remind them to request ballots.
Kiez Phone Banking in Mitte
Kiez Phone Banking in Friedrichshain
Kiez Phone Banking in Wedding
Kiez Phone Banking in Kreuzberg
Save the date!
- Kiez Phone Banking in Neukölln & Schöneberg: Sun. Feb 23, 2020
- Kiez Phone Banking in Neukölln: Sun. Mar 1, 2020
Berlin Women’s Caucus Meet & Greet
February Political Pub Night – Kater&Goldfisch
Kiez Meetup – Friedrichshain
February Book Club - Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Global Primary Volunteer Training
If you'd like to help out at the Berlin voting center, we ask that you attend one of the two volunteer trainings to learn more about what the Global Primary is about and what to expect as a volunteer.
Global Presidential Primary in Berlin
Events outside Berlin
Global Presidential Primary in Leipzig
Global Presidential Primary in Dresden
Global Presidential Primary in Jena
Democrats Abroad Berlin
* 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.