Let’s lift our glasses to a blue wave this November! On September 8, 2020, we’ll be hosting a virtual wine tasting, led by Democrats Abroad member & wine consultant Aimee Male.
Your donation to attend this special event will support Democrats Abroad’s outreach to Americans living in Germany this election year: we’re working hard to increase voter turnout in this incredibly important election.
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Intimidated by the wine aisle at the grocery store? Not sure which wines you like, or how to pick a bottle for a given occasion? This introduction to wine tasting is for you! Our resident expert Aimee will go over the fundamentals of wine tasting in a short presentation, and then we’ll break up into smaller groups to taste and talk about what each person is tasting at home.
Bring Your Own Wine
Since this is an online event, please pick up a favorite bottle the next time you’re shopping. If you’re just getting one bottle, Aimee suggests a red wine -- either a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Pinot Noir. If you prefer white wines but don’t have a regular favorite, seek out a Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling. Keep it reasonable: a 10€ bottle (or less) is more than adequate.
You must register on this page to attend Democrats Abroad’s Progressive Palates fundraiser. We are asking each attendee to donate at least 10€ (more if you can, every bit helps in outreach) to participate.
Your donation supports Democrats Abroad's initiatives to get out the vote in Germany. For example, it helps pay for a postal mailing to all members in Germany and ad campaigns on social media to remind Americans abroad to request and return absentee ballots.
Details on how to donate are also on our website and in the email confirmation once you register.
* Please note that Democrats Abroad and Democrats Abroad Germany can only accept donations from U.S. citizens and green card holders. If you have a German bank account, the account must be in the name of a U.S. citizen.
Account Name: Democrats Abroad Germany
IBAN: DE04 5405 0220 0140 2702 99
Note (Verwendungszweck): Wine Tasting + Your Name
Originally from San Francisco, Aimee has worked in the wine world for more than 20 years -- from selling wines for U.S. retail stores, to making wine in the south of France and scouting new winemaking talents in Europe to bring to consumers in the United States. Her many experiences have taught her that there’s always something more to learn! Currently a marketing manager for a major U.S. wine importer and a diploma candidate with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust based in London, she feels that today, still too much information about wine choices is unnecessarily complicated. By better understanding the mechanics of taste -- how and why we taste what we do in a glass of wine -- anyone can be a wine “expert.” Aimee has lived in Berlin with her partner since 2006.
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Who doesn't love a good game of trivia? Join Democrats Abroad in Berlin and all around Germany for a fun night of "pub" (BYO) quiz!
The game consists of five rounds of questions and covers a broad range of topics -- current events, politics, general knowledge, and a few surprises to spice things up.
Gather your friends to form a team, and RSVP so we can send you the video call link. You can also sign up without a team and we’ll put you on a team.
In June and July we had players join from the UK and Israel - all are welcome, we would be very happy to see people from across the globe join in for this friendly competition.
Once you RSVP, you'll receive a confirmation with the log-in information. We're asking for a minimum 5€ donation to participate. All donations support Democrats Abroad's initiatives to get out the vote in Germany. For example, they'll help pay for a postal mailing and ad campaigns on social media to remind Americans abroad to request and return absentee ballots.
Details on how to donate are also provided on our website and in the email confirmation.
* Please be aware that Democrats Abroad and Democrats Abroad Germany can only accept donations from U.S. citizens and green card holders. If you have a German bank account, the account must be in the name of a U.S. citizen.
You can help out by sharing 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.
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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
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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.
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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