Western Sweden

DA Western Sweden at the Pride Parade!
DA Western Sweden at the Göteborg Pride parade 2018

Putting the party back in Democratic Party!

DA Western Sweden* is a chapter of DA Sweden, the official country committee for U.S. Democrats living in Sweden.  We aim to find and organize Americans abroad to express their views about policies and events “back home” – and of course get out the vote when it’s election time – and have a good time doing it! Can you help?

Now more than ever, in the run-up to the November elections, the stakes are sky high: four more years of Trump and Pence, with everything that's been done to our democracy, or four years of Biden and Harris?

Not a DA member?  Click at the upper right-hand corner of the page and select "join"! Then join our Facebook group. If you have questions or would like to help, get in touch!

* For our purposes, "Western Sweden" extends to Halmstad, Jönköping and Karlstad and beyond.

DA Western Sweden Leadership:

Diane Larsson
| Western Sweden Chair
Joel Parthemore
| Western Sweden Secretary
William Collier
| Western Sweden Treasurer
Nancy Eichenlaub
| Halmstad Coordinator
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  • News

    Democrats Abroad Western Sweden at West Pride!

    Cheryl and Rick holding the American Democrats Abroad banner

    Our local chapter of Democrats Abroad Sweden proudly marched for LGBTQ pride at West Pride, Saturday 18 June. Remember the ongoing struggles of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters around the world, and remember to vote in the primaries and the November election for LGBTQ-friendly candidates! If you haven't requested your ballots yet, please do so today at http://votefromabroad.org.

    Shown in the pictures are chapter members Cheryl and Rick.

    Rick with the Pride flagRick and Cheryl smiling

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    Protect kids not guns! Anti-gun-violence meetup 4 June

    The attendees at the anti-gun-violence meetup.

    We had another fun meet-up – unfortunately in response to the repeated (unending?) mass shootings in the States. Rick, Diane, Cheryl, and Nan were at Condeco on Fredsgatan in Göteborg where we had our recent abortion-rights meetup. Nan made another wonderful poster (see picture) and buttons! We enjoyed meeting two new members, helping them request their ballots, and sharing our back stories and current life situations. Conversation went on for three hours (!) beyond the planned three-hour event! We expect to have another get-out-the-vote (GOTV) event in a month or so.

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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 06:00 PM Stockholm Time · 2 rsvps

    Sweden Call Huddle: Phone-banking the battleground states

    Join fellow Democrats Abroad Sweden members for an online phone-banking meet-up on Wednesday, June 29 from 6pm to 8pm (Sweden time)!

    We will be calling our fellow Democrats Abroad members who vote in FL, NH, VT, and WI to encourage them to register and request their ballots before the Democratic primaries! And no need to use your personal phone - we use an online tool to phone-bank.

    We'll meet online to chat before and after making our calls. Please RSVP for the link to meet-up.

    Questions? Contact Cassandra at [email protected]

    Saturday, July 02, 2022 at 02:00 PM Stockholm Time · 43 rsvps
    Tantolunden in Stockholm, Sweden

    Independence Day Picnic

    It’s been way too long since we’ve been able to get together. So, we’re planning to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 2 from 2pm to 5pm, and we would love to see you there!

    It will be a family-friendly picnic — bring your kids, your significant others, and your US-curious friends. It will be a casual gathering, so also your snacks, your drinks, your grills & your picnic blankets.

    We will gather at Tantolunden (visible from the outdoor gym & the mini-golf course). It's a big park! See map below for our location (marked with American flag).

    We’ll have some games and some info about upcoming opportunities to get out the vote. See you soon!