Are you passionate about US politics but feel like you don't have much opportunity to make an impact? Especially all the way over here in Halle and Leipzig?
Well, I feel the same way, so let's get the Democrats Abroad Halle/Leipzig Precinct going!
Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic party organization that aims to represent US citizens overseas. There are many available caucuses to pursue specific passions. By starting a local precinct, we can successfully reach all of the US citizens living in the area and mobilize voter for the 2020 election!
It just takes a couple minutes to learn more and sign up at: https://www.democratsabroad.org/de
At this kick-off meetup, there will be an opportunity to introduce ourselves and briefly discuss possible directions our precinct could go. The location is perfect as it is decorated with hokey US stuff, plus there's food, drinks, bowling, and a chance to bring board games/cards if you favor socializing over a game. Please come, and if you know other Democrat Americans invite them, too!
I will make sure to have a clear sign with "Democrats Abroad Halle-Leipzig" written on it so you can find the table :)
Please, RSVP on this page if you plan on coming to the event so I can call ahead of time and reserve a table with enough seats. Help us out by inviting your American friends and acquaintances -- and you can share this event on Facebook too.
Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt 06108
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Join us for the August gathering of the Democrats Abroad book club! We'll discuss Americanah, a novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
The goal is to provide a shared reading experience and relaxed discussion space for Democrats Abroad members. Please share this event with your American friends and acquaintances in Berlin! As always, we welcome new faces, even if you've never attended a meeting or an event before.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
"A powerful, tender story of race and identity by the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun." 477 pages.
It's not required, but on this page so we have a rough idea of how many people to expect.
Other upcoming Democrats Abroad events:
Tue. August 6th, 2019:
Democratic Primary Debate Bingo & Fundraiser
Tue. August 13th, 2019
Taco Tuesday in Dresden
Danziger Str 1
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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 email@example.com.
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! firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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