Kaiserslautern Chapter Chair

As we embark on this challenging period in our history, we must continue to build our membership and make more people aware of our policies and the importance of voting in all elections.


  • Kaiserslautern Chapter,January 26, 2pm, Spinnrädl-Chapter Chair Election

    Time: Meeting starts at 2:00 p.m. Election  at 2:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Place: Spinnrädl Kaiserslautern, Schillerstraße 1, 67655 Kaiserslautern                                                                                                                                                           Easy Saturday parking at the Stiftsplatz Garage



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  • 'We're gon' be alright.' Contemporary African-American protest music


    Speaker: Prof. Lakeyta M. Bonnette-Bailey, Ph.D., Georgia State University

    Date: December 11, 2018, Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m.

    Venue: TU Kaiserslautern, Building 57, Room 208/210 (Rotunde)

    Organized by the Atlantic Academy  and TU Kaiserslautern


    Black music has served as a resistance mechanism for African Americans throughout their history in the United States. Keeping in the tradition of music as a resistance mechanism, Hip-Hop culture has continued to fight against injustices and for political and social rights through the music and by using previously successful political models.  This talk will discuss ways in which you can incorporate Hip-Hop culture to discuss issues of social justice domestically and internationally.



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  • Let's Talk Diversity & the Workplace organized by the Atlantic Academy Kaiserslautern

    Monday, October 29, 2018, 6pm-7.30pm Atlantic Academy, Lauterstraße 2 67657 Kaiserslautern

    JOIN members of DAG Kaiserslautern  for an informal evening organized by the  ATLANTIC ACADEMY with drinks, snacks, and great conversation. RSVP to the Atlantic Academy.

    Representatives from the U.S. foreign service and German institutions will discuss their workplace in the context of structures such as Glifaa: LGBT+ Pride in Foreign Affairs Agencies and other LGBTIQ+ organizations. How can large institutions support more diversity? What current challenges and opportunities present themselves to members of the LGBTIQ+ community in their professional career? What are similarities and differences between Germany and the United States?

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  • Kaiserslautern Chapter October 6th Meeting in Celebration of German-American Day

    OCTOBER 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
    Join members of the Kaiserslautern Chapter in the Celebration of German American Day 2018 organized by the Atlantische Akademie Rheinland-Pfalz e.V. Deutschordensaal der Kreissparkasse Kaiserslautern, Am Altenhof 12/14. Please sign up by October 1st with the Atlantic Academy. If you are here during the Columbus Day Week-End, please join us!

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  • published Kaiserslautern Chapter November 8th Meeting in News 2018-09-29 05:03:00 -0400

    Kaiserslautern Chapter November 8th Meeting

     

    NOVEMBER 8, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
    Midterm Elections Discussion
    (Come whenever you can get there!)
    SPINNRÄDL Kaiserslautern
    Schillerstraße 1
    67655 Kaiserslautern

    RSVP

     

     

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  • Kaiserslautern Chapter September 8th Meeting-After Labor Day Welcome Back Picnic

    WHEN:  Saturday, September 8th 2018  from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for our annual After Labor Day Welcome Back Picnic!

    WHERE: Landstuhl (RSVP for exact address) 

    Celebrate the first Democrats Abroad Day with us!

    You will be able to register for your absentee ballot if you have not already done so!   www.VoteFromAbroad.org

    Special Guest: Will Bakker, Democrats Abroad Regional Vice Chair

     When you RSVP, we will send you the specific meeting location. Please RSVP so we can plan. We wouldn't want to run out of beverages! Please bring your favorite dish for the Potluck. We will have beverages but if you have a favorite, you might want to bring it! If you have American friends who might like to join Democrats Abroad, please invite them to the picnic. (There are no membership dues.) If potential members would like to sign up in advance, they can go to www.democratsabroad.org/join

      "Living abroad doesn't make you any less American. Join Democrats Abroad, vote, volunteer, and raise your voice!"

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  • Kaiserslautern Chapter May 15th Meeting- American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times

    Special Event: Opening Reception for the  American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times Exhibit

    American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times brings together seventy-seven images culled from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Getty Images, private collections, and the Kennedy family archives. The dramatic scope of Kennedy’s life is evident in these photographs—from his first congressional bid as a decorated war hero in 1946, his fairytale marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953, his run for the White House in 1960 and role as commander in chief, to the tragedy of his death in Dallas in 1963. These images remain as indelible evidence of John Kennedy’s personal charisma and political accomplishments.

    American Visionary is organized by Lawrence Schiller of Wiener Schiller Productions. It is also organized in cooperation with John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and with support by Stephen Kennedy Smith und Getty Images. The exhibition is based on the book JFK: A Vision for America. Partners: The Atlantic Academy,   Kreissparkasse Kaiserslautern, Stadtwerke Kaiserslautern (SWK), U.S. Embassy Berlin

    WHEN: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 6.00 pm

    WHERE:  Kreissparkasse Kaiserslautern, Am Altenhof 12-14 in 67655 Kaiserslautern

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  • Kaiserslautern Chapter April 21st Meeting-Earth Day Celebration! Get Out The Vote! Hot Topics!

    Earth Day Celebration-Help end plastic pollution!

    Get Out The Vote!  You need to register for your absentee ballot even if your local voting office always sends it to you! You wouldn't want your vote to be discarded because you were not properly registered! www.VoteFromAbroad.org

    Bring your Hot Topics for discussion!

    WHEN: Saturday, 21 April at 10:00 am Breakfast Meeting

    WHERE:  Café Extrablatt Kaiserslautern Marktstraße 26 (opposite the Stiftskirche) Kaiserslautern 67655

    https://cafe-extrablatt.de/standorte/details/cafe-extrablatt-kaiserslautern

    Please RSVP so we can reserve a seat for you! The Extrablatt is very busy on Saturday mornings.

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  • Kaiserslautern Chapter March 15th Meeting -Update on Kaiserslautern Student Walkouts and DAG AGM

    Democrats Abroad Germany Veterans and Military Families Caucus was approved 19 February 2018.                                                       Contact Kirk Samson to join: dag-veterans@democratsabroad.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Your support of this caucus is greatly appreciated!

    Upcoming Walk Outs: Kaiserslautern-Vogelweh

    March 14th Student Walk Out Kaiserslautern 17 Minutes email: ktownwalkout@gmail.com

    April 20th Student Walk Out Kaiserslautern All Day email: ktownwalkout@gmail.com

    Get Out The Vote! Will this be the first year you are eligible to vote? Every year you are abroad, you need to register for your absentee ballot even if your local voting office always sends it to you! You wouldn't want your vote to be discarded because you were not properly registered! www.VoteFromAbroad.org

    Time for discussion! ring your Hot Topics!Bring a new member!

    WHEN Thursday, 15 March 2018 at 5pm

    WHERE Spinnrädl Restaurant, Schillerstraße 1, Kaiserslautern 67655 Germany

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  • Kaiserslautern Chapter Get Out The Vote-March to the Ballot Box Meeting January 20, 2018

    Please join us to launch  our Get Out The Vote initiative! The agenda will  include a commemoration of the anniversary of the Women’s March plus   Kirk Samson will share information about the developing Veterans and Military Families Caucus. Invite your veteran and  active duty military friends to join us. Their participation would be very helpful in getting the word out about this new caucus!

    Time for discussion and member concerns is also on the agenda.

    WHEN Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 4pm 

    WHERE Spinnrädl Restaurant Schillerstraße 1 Kaiserslautern 67655 Germany


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  • Kaiserslautern Chapter Welcomes Will Bakker, Democrats Abroad Regional Vice Chair, October 30, 2017

    Mark your calendar for our next meeting on Monday, October 30th at 5:30 p.m. at the Spinnrädl in Kaiserslautern. Our special guest will be Will Bakker, Democrats Abroad Regional Vice Chair, from Luxembourg.  Mr. Bakker, a member of the DA global executive committee  will discuss DA's overall strategy and goals for 2018 -- especially helping Democrats win. In his capacity as acting-chair for the Voting Rights group, he will also discuss some of the recent Republican attacks on the franchise, including threats for overseas voters. Bring a new member! "Living abroad doesn't make you any less American. Join Democrats Abroad, vote, volunteer, and raise your voice!" If you are not a member of DA, please consider joining at http://democratsabroad.org/join. Membership is free! .

    WHEN: October 30, 2017 at 5:30pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                     WHERE: Spinnrädl Restaurant, Schillerstraße 1Kaiserslautern 67655 Germany                                                                                                                                      website: http://www.spinnraedl.de                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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  • Kaiserslautern Chapter After Labor Day Picnic, Swinging Lautern, Atlantic Academy Event

    Kaiserslautern Chapter Annual After Labor Day Picnic Saturday 9 September 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Place:  Beverly Brinn's house in Landstuhl (Melkerei). 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 9th. When you RSVP, we will send you the specific meeting location.

    Please RSVP so we can plan. We wouldn't want to run out of beverages! Please bring your favorite dish for the Potluck. We will have beverages but if you have a favorite, you might want to bring it!

    If you have  American friends who might like to join Democrats Abroad, please invite them to the picnic. (There are no membership dues.)

     If potential members would like to sign up in advance, they can go to www.democratsabroad.org/join 

      "Living abroad doesn't make you any less American. Join Democrats Abroad, vote, volunteer, and raise your voice!"

    Happy Labor Day! For those not going away for the Labor Day week-end, the Swinging Lautern festival with lots of free entertainment starts Thursday, August 31st at 6 p.m. at the Stiftsplatz in Kaiserslautern and runs through Saturday evening,  September 2nd!                        A great opportunity to enjoy the local community! (and since this does not take place on U.S. government property, an opportunity to encourage some American colleagues to join Democrats Abroad!)

    Upcoming event at the Atlantic Academy  September 13th for those interested in learning more about the German election process: Parties, Candidates, Issues-Germany in an Election Year Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5.30—7 pm Atlantic Academy, Lauterstr. 2, 67657 Kaiserslautern   Free admission                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This would also be another opportunity to informally share information about Democrats Abroad!

    Terese Sarno                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kaiserslautern Chapter Chair

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  • Kaiserslautern Chapter After Labor Day Picnic 9 September 2017

    Kaiserslautern Chapter Annual After Labor Day Picnic

    Saturday 9 September 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    The  picnic will take place in Landstuhl at Beverly Brinn's house.

    Bring your favorite dish for the Pot Luck. Any volunteers to take charge of grilling?

    Join us in increasing membership-Invite a friend to the picnic!

    Please RSVP

    Terese Sarno

    Kaiserslautern Chapter Chair

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