Since Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017, our nation and the world have been in chaos. Trump and his Republican henchmen are serving up disorder and corruption daily. We have become acclimated to the madness. Yes, we can see that things are wrong, but we need some perspective on how upside-down things are. Americans are like a frog in a pot of water, and Trump is slowly turning up the heat every day. We need to get out of the hot water, restore our democracy, and change the trajectory of our nation.
Everyone remembers how great President Obama is, but please take a movement to visualize and remember the vast difference between how Obama and the nation were from 2008 – 19 January 2017. Everything that Trump says is the opposite of reality. When he says, “Make America Great Again,” he means America is great, and I want to make it terrible.
Barack Obama was a fantastic president and is a wonderful person. Please take a few moments to watch these videos and remember that the current chaos is not normal. Yes, we can make things better. Please vote in 2020. Enjoy the videos!
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About Democrats Abroad (deutsche Übersetzung unten)
Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. Democrats Abroad strives to provide citizens living abroad with a voice in government and elect Democratic candidates by mobilizing the overseas vote.
Democrats Abroad currently has 41 country committees throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. These country committees keep Americans abroad informed of their rights and help them participate in the US political process. Members live in more than 190 countries around the globe and vote in every state and Congressional district in the US.
Democrats Abroad is recognized as a “state” Party by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and is represented in the DNC by eight voting members, as well as at the quadrennial Democratic National Convention.
Democrats Abroad online voter registration tool - votefromabroad.org - makes it easy to request a ballot and vote absentee from any place on the planet.
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Über Democrats Abroad
Democrats Abroad ist der offizielle Arm der Demokratischen Partei für die Millionen von Amerikanern, die außerhalb der Vereinigten Staaten leben. Democrats Abroad ist bestrebt, den im Ausland lebenden Bürgern eine Stimme in der Regierung zu geben und demokratische Kandidaten zu wählen, indem sie die ausländischen Stimmen mobilisieren.
Democrats Abroad hat derzeit in 41 Länder nationale Gremien - in ganz Europa, Amerika, dem Nahen Osten, Afrika und Asien. Diese Gremien informieren die Amerikaner im Ausland über ihre Rechte und unterstützen sie bei der Teilnahme am politischen Prozess der USA. Die Mitglieder leben in mehr als 190 Ländern auf der ganzen Welt und wählen in jedem Staat und Kongressbezirk der USA.
Demokraten im Ausland werden vom Demokratischen Nationalkomitee (DNC) als "staatliche" Partei anerkannt und sind in der DNC durch acht stimmberechtigte Mitglieder sowie auf dem vierjährigen Demokratischen Nationalkonvent vertreten.
Democrats Abroads Online-Wählerregistrierungstool - votefromabroad.org - macht es einfach, eine Briefwahl zu beantragen und Abwesende von überall auf der Welt abzustimmen.
About Democrats Abroad Germany (DAG)
We are one of the largest country committees of Democrats Abroad. We are a 100% volunteer organization with a presence throughout Germany.
Our mission is to provide Americans living in Germany a voice in our government and to elect Democrats by mobilizing the overseas vote.
Wherever you are in Germany, there is a chapter or a precinct with events for our members. Click on a link to find your local chapter: Berlin, Cologne Bonn, Dusseldorf-Ruhr,Frankfurt, Göttingen, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Kaiserslautern, Muenster-Osnabrueck, Munich,Stuttgart, and Wiesbaden/Mainz.
Über Democrats Abroad Germany (DAG)
Wir sind eines der größten nationale Gremien der Democrats Abroad. Wir sind eine 100%ige Freiwilligenorganisation mit einer Präsenz in ganz Deutschland.
Unsere Mission ist es, den in Deutschland lebenden Amerikanern eine Stimme in unserer Regierung zu geben und Demokraten zu wählen, indem wir die ausländischen Stimmen mobilisieren.
Wo auch immer man in Deutschland lebt, es gibt eine Ortsgruppe mit Veranstaltungen für unsere Mitglieder. Klicken Sie auf einen Link, um Ihre lokale Ortsgruppe für weitere Informationen: Berlin, Köln Bonn, Düsseldorf-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Göttingen, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Kaiserslautern, Münster-Osnabrück, München, Stuttgart und Wiesbaden/Mainz.
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Happy Democrats Abroad Day!
Mark your calendars and help us celebrate: The first annual Democrats Abroad Day will take place around the world this Saturday, September 7th!
Democrats Abroad Day is an annual celebration to show off your Democrats Abroad pride, wherever you are.
If your local chapter is hosting an event, we hope you’ll join. But to celebrate with as many of you as possible, and to tell the world that we represent the 9 million Americans overseas who are engaged and VOTE, we’re asking you to join our virtual party, too.
It is really important for everyone to read the Mueller Report. Although the report is redacted, there is more than enough information to understand what happened.
After the 22-month probe, Mueller broke down his findings into two parts. Volume I of the report concludes that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election occurred "in a sweeping and systematic fashion" and "violated U.S. criminal law". Volume II of the report addresses the obstruction of justice.
Key points of the Mueller Report:
- Mueller did not exonerate the President of the United States of obstruction of justice,
- Obstruction of justice is a serious crime that strikes at the core of our justice system,
- And the Constitution points to Congress to take action to hold the President accountable.
Listed below are just a few options for reading the Mueller Report. There are many sources where you can obtain a copy of the report. Please use the options you are comfortable with. The most important thing is that you read the report.Read more
|Front Starting on the left: Candice Kerstan - Munich, Chesney Severance - Hamburg, Ann Hesse - Stuttgart, Evie Walls - Wiesbaden/Mainz, Emily Lines - Berlin, Nancy Shimat - Heidelberg, and Shari Temple - Munich|
|Back: Amanda Mohar - Heidelberg, Powen Shiah - Berlin, Quaide Williams - Cologne, Kelsey McLendon- Stuttgart, Katie Solon - Munich, Diago Garcia - Berlin, and Patrick Oberlaender - Munich|
Between May 17-19, leaders and members of Democrats Abroad came together in Washington, D.C. for the annual DPCA Global Meeting (Democratic Party Committee Abroad). Some of the chapters represented included Canada, Mexico, Columbia, Haiti, the United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, and many of the European chapters. Germany had one of the largest country committee presences with 16 members in attendance. In addition to all of the people in the room, there were also a large number of participants online, contributing via WebEx.
Like our Germany Annual General Meeting (AGM), the global meeting includes presentations by the outgoing international leadership team, leaders of our global caucuses, and various committees, like Get Out To Vote (GOTV), IT, and the One Person One Vote Special Purpose Committee, showcasing all of their work over the past year. All of the presentations are available online and can be viewed here.
On Saturday, May 25, 2019, members from our Kaiserslautern and Wiesbaden/Mainz Chapters visited the Luxembourg American Cemetery for their annual Memorial Day Ceremony. They joined our DA Luxembourg chapter for the ceremony.
It was a very memorable day honoring the American soldiers who died serving the United States Armed Forces in Luxembourg.
Thank you DAG Luxembourg for your hospitality in the beautiful city.
On May 11th, runners arrived in Mannheim from around Germany to Run for Democracy in the Mannheim Half-Marathon and 10K runs. Not only that, but they collected sponsors to support them, and in the end, we raised over $3,000 in pledges for global Democrats Abroad (DPCA) to use in its Get Out The Vote efforts in 2020. Nancy Schimkat organized the event and hopes that other Chapters and Country Committees will be inspired to do something like this in the future.
Thanks to the runners:
|Taryn Williams||Feroze Mohammad|
|Jack Miller||Gretchen Chojnacki-Herbers|
|Stephen Holmes||Beverly Seebach|
|Niki Vonderwell||Candice Kerestan|
|Justin Burstein||Kelsey McLendon|
Nancy was injured this year. However, she, along with Daniel Hoever-Eckardt, Angela Fobbs, Anne Johnson-Zander, Aileen Dinin, and, Barbara Lutes cheered on our runners.
A special thanks to everyone who sponsored our runners and thanks to our members who hosted runners at their homes. Thanks to everyone who came out even though the weather was chilly and windy!
With great sadness Democrats Abroad Munich shares the passing of John Henke, one of our most faithful and passionate volunteers. If you have been to any of our events in Munich, there is a good chance you spoke with John.
John was a most considerate man with a passion for doing good. He always had an open ear, the advice to go with it and the fitting joke to cheer you up. His way of charming the world into a better place was to make people smile and laugh. A trained clown, far-travelled veteran and electronic engineer he had immense knowledge to draw from and he was more than happy to give it on; in dance or in words…
He was the life of many a march or an evening and he embodied the spirit
of reaching out to people. His tall silhouette framed by silvery long hair could
often be spotted at the front of a march wearing a dapper top hat. Over the years
John and his wife Kathleen sported a number of spectacular costumes always
gathering and spreading good cheer. Among them John standing in for Uncle Sam
during voter registration and resembling the best of him.
While Kathleen loved to work the “Get Out The Vote” stand, John thrived scouting the masses at Marienplatz. He would dive into the crowd, finding unregistered Americans by their accents. He’d then send them over to Kathleen to register to vote. His buoyant good cheer in welcoming one and all will be missed immensely. John, we thank you for your incredible dedication to our organization and us for the warmth you always exuded.
Now you are gone with the wind, travelling and exploring again…
May you rest in peace
We will see you again Mr. Galileo, in a better place - thx for being with us
This Tuesday, join us for our May meeting: Organized Labor's Role in U.S. Elections, with guest speaker Thomas J. Adams, whose research focuses on the history of American labor, political economy, and social movements as well as New Orleans.
Our U.S. tax info session will be on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019. If you haven't RSVPed yet, the venue is currently at capacity. You're welcome to come, in case there are no-shows ►Details
May political pub nightwill be at Zosch in Mitte on Wednesday May 15th, 2019. Get a beer with Americans and friends, and maybe even catch some New Orleans jazz later in the evening. ►Details & RSVP here
We're also really excited to announce the Democrats Abroad Book Clubin Berlin. The first meeting will take place on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at Coffee Fellows in Prenzlauer Berg. We'll be discussing the novella "The House on Mango Street" and choosing books for the next few months. ►More Book Club info
Want to get involved? Drop us a line by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need your help this summer: 4th of July & LGBT Stadtfest
Do you throw a great party? We're looking for help for our summer events, when we reach out to the greater American community in Berlin. If you'd like to help us coordinate these events (or another one), please get in touch! email@example.com
Host a Democrats Abroad Berlin meetup!
We're asking for your help to make more events happen in more parts of Berlin. If you'd like to put together a playground gathering, a letter-writing group, discussions over dinner, or anything else that helps bring Americans living in Berlin together, please get in touch. We'd love to see more diverse get-togethers in all the Berlin neighborhoods -- from Friedenau to Weissensee and everywhere in-between.
Write in with your idea or proposal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Democrats Abroad Germany's Volunteer Survey
Democrats Abroad's Germany-level leadership is conducting a survey of potential volunteers, to figure out what your interests, unique talents, and special skills are. If you'd like to respond, take the survey
2019 Elections in KY, LA, MS, NC, NJ, PA, & VA
There are local, state and federal elections in 2019. If you vote in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, or Virginia, there are elections in 2019. Pennsylvania's 12th District and North Carolina's 3rd and 9th districts will have special elections for seats in the US House of Representatives. It may not be a presidential election year, but please remember to request your ballot and vote!
Organized Labor's Role in U.S. Elections - May Meeting
Taco Tuesday in Dresden
Info Session: U.S. Taxes While Living Abroad
May Political Pub Night – Zosch
Book Club Kickoff: The House on Mango Street
🌈LGBT Streetfest🌈- Save the date!
Sat. & Sun. July 20-21, 2019
We are excited to be part of the Lesbisch-Schwules Stadtfest(Motzstrassenfest) on July 20 & 21 in Schöneberg. The street festival is an annual highlight for Democrats Abroad Berlin. We will have a booth on both days where we’ll mingle with attendees, sell DA swag, and register Americans abroad to vote. We're looking for volunteers to help out for shifts of a few hours (or more) over the weekend. It's a fun festival with a great atmosphere, so grab a friend and sign up for a shift or two together: https://volunteersignup.org/48B78