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
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:
- Sign up here to volunteer: https://volunteersignup.org/WHYD9
- Bring a dish for the potluck of sides: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E45ABA72AABFD0-thanksgiving
- Invite your friends on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2674436649312945/
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- Pete Buttigieg (Sep 19, 2019)
- Julián Castro (Oct 22, 2019)
- Bernie Sanders (Nov 7, 2019)
- Steve Bullock (Nov 14, 2019)
- Michael Bennet (Nov 19, 2019)
November Political Pub Night – Buchhandlung Caffeteria
November Book Club – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
1st Annual Democrats Abroad Tempelhof Turkey Trot
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