Democrats Abroad Germany is looking for an At Large Media Contact with the following qualifications and experience:
- Should demonstrate verifiable experience and/or training in the fields of Media, Press and/or PR
- Act as liaison between DAG and international press officer
- Coordinate and support the work of chapter media contacts
- Write and organize translations of relevant press releases and press release templates (those not provided by international press officer)
- Maintain national contact database for journalists / press contacts (google-doc)
- Record and archive all press activities, articles, interviews (google-doc)
- Create press kits for Global Primaries and 2018 elections for DAG Chair/Vice Chair & for chapters.
- This position must also speak fluent German.
We are also looking for volunteers for fill these positions:
- Hispanic Caucus Chair
- Women’s Caucus Chair
- Black Caucus Chair
- Interested members to help form our fledgling Veterans and Military Families Council
- Media Contact for the Hamburg Chapter
If you are interested in this position, please send an email to: Info-Germany@democratsabroad.org
Happy New Year! We hope that you had a great start to 2018. Democrats Abroad Germany (DAG) is hitting the ground running as we kick off the new year with our first big Get Out The Vote (GOTV) push. Many sources are predicting a “Blue Wave” in the 2018 midterm elections, but there will be no wave unless you and as many people as possible vote this year. What better way to start the new year than by submitting your request for your absentee ballot for the midterms! All you need to do is to go VoteFromAbroad.org. It just takes a few minutes and then you can already cross something off of your new year’s to-do list! You’ll also save our dedicated phone banking volunteers from making unnecessary calls — so thank you!
Currently the Republicans control our government. The U.S. Senate has 51 Republicans and 49 Democrats (including two Independents that caucus with the Democrats). The 2018 midterm elections are just 10 months away: November 6, 2018. There are 34 seats up for grabs in 2018, of which 26 are held by Democrats. We will need to gain 2 seats to take control. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for election as are 39 state and territorial governorships. Special Elections show a positive pattern for Dems, regardless of the election. The Democratic voting margin has been 16% higher than the average partisan lean in each seat, and 12% overall in both federal and state legislative special elections. We must keep up the momentum from the 2017 Special Elections into 2018!
Our global campaign to remind people to request your ballot will start this month. It’s not too late to sign up as a phone bank volunteer. Join other members in phone banking today. Stay tuned for more information regarding training sessions and contact DAG’s GOTV coordinator Beverly for training material or should you have any questions about phone banking and volunteering for GOTV efforts.
January Events — Anniversary of the Women’s March, March to the Ballot Box Events
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to become more politically active, then you’re in luck! The Democrats Abroad Global Women’s Caucus and DA-Germany have organized celebrations and voter registration/membership drives and meetings throughout the month of January and over the anniversary weekend of January 20-21. Join us as we participate in commemorative events around Germany and set the tone for resistance in this all important election year! Please RSVP today for an event near you.
The Democrats Abroad Global Women’s Caucus and DA Germany have organized celebrations and voter registration/membership drives throughout the month of January and over the anniversary weekend of January 20-21. Join us as we participate in commemorative events around Germany and set the tone for resistance in this all important election year! Please RSVP today for an event near you:
Leverkusen - GOTV Planning for 2018 - January 08, 2018 at 7 pm
Cologne - DA NRW 2018 GOTV Season Kickoff Event - January 09, 2018 at 8 pm
Munich Voter Assistance Training For Vote From Abroad - January 10, 2018 at 7 pm
Heidelberg Chapter Monthly Meeting And 2018 Kick Off - January 12, 2018 at 7 pm
Stuttgart Women's March Pussy Hat and Sign-Making Workshop - January 13, 2018 at 2 pm
Berlin Political Pub Night + Voter Registration! - January 17, 2018 at 7 pmRead more
Democrats Abroad is pleased to announce that we now have 5 active caucuses; three out of the five caucuses are chaired by Germany Members. A Caucus is a a group of people united to promote an agreed-upon causes. Caucuses can be organized according to a commonality, whether it's ideological, ethnic or interest group-based. All members are welcome to join any of these special interest groups. By joining, you’ll be informed about specific issues and special events that the caucus has scheduled.
To join any Caucus, just click one or more of the following links:
You can go to http://www.democratsabroad.org/caucuses to read about each of the caucuses.
To contact any of the caucus chairs, please use the email addresses below:
Global Black Caucus Chair - Angela Fobbs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Hispanic Caucus Chair - Ana Hernandez Blackstad. email@example.com
Global LGBT Co-Chairs - Martha McDevitt-Pugh and Bob Vallier, firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Women's Caucus Co-Chairs - Ann Hesse and Salli Swartz, email@example.com
Global Youth Caucus Co-Chairs - Amy Dutailly and John Grosser, firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you will join one or more of our DA Caucuses.
For Immediate Release
Date: April 5, 2017
Excitement Spreads as Democrats Abroad Germany Picks New Executive Committee
Democrats gathered in Berlin to talk politics and plan for the Congressional races in 2018
Berlin- Things were looking up for Democrats living abroad in Germany over the weekend as 130 attendees from all over the country, as well as guests from the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Czech Republic, and France, gathered for the 2017 Annual General Meeting. In attendance were ten chapters and 15 precincts, and 9 remote viewing/voting centers were set-up for those that could not attend in person.
The agenda for the meeting was set and the participants quickly began to talk about the current political situation at hand, and what everyone could do to make sure that there would be Democratic victory in 2018.
Interactive workshops took place where members were given the opportunity to share their ideas on sustaining a volunteer organization. The participants gave their input on what issues they cared about, what resources they needed to meet their goals and guidance for finding allies. This was an empowering moment for many who wanted to shape the direction of Democrats Abroad Germany as they voiced their concerns over the Trump Administration’s current actions.
After the workshop sessions, the election process to select the new Executive Committee (national leadership) began. Members from all backgrounds, experiences and ideas, but with the same goal in mind, took center stage as they gave their speeches underling the issue that Democrats needed to face, and which approaches will help insure a victory in 2018. At the end, a momentous moment for DAG arose as over 2/3 of women and 1/4 of young Democrats were elected to the Executive Committee. OneRead more