Kaiserslautern-Saarland Region Chapter Communications Coordinator; DA Global Veterans and Military Families Caucus Steering Committee; Co-Chair, DA Germany Veterans and Military Families Caucus

  • The U.S. Elections System: Friend or Foe to Donald Trump?

    Organized  by The Atlantic Academy Kaiserslautern  The event, held in English, will be hosted via Zoom.
    Speaker: Prof. David C. Kimball, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Date:Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 7 pm.                                                                                                                                                                     Online registration via the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung.  http://shop.freiheit.org/#!/Veranstaltung/69NAS

    Partners: Deutsche-Amerikanisches Zentrum- James F. Byrnes  Institut e.V. Stuttgart, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, Landesbüro Baden-Württemburg

    Description: Russian interference, hacking the electoral system, winning an election without popular vote, a highly complicated registration process, and the failure to make Election Day a national holiday have led to one of the lowest voter participation rates in the developed world.

    Is the U.S. voting system in need of a fundamental update? Political scientist David Kimball will address efforts to reform the complicated election rules in the U.S. He will take a look at efforts to change the Electoral College in presidential elections and a new way to draw legislative districts. His talk further includes procedures to increase voter participation as well as efforts to make voting more convenient and to reduce fraud. David Kimball will further illustrate new voting technology and plans to make voting systems more secure from cyber threats.

    Speaker:

    David Kimball is a Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. in 1997 from Ohio State University (Political Science). He has extensively published on the U.S. election system, its processes and challenges. His latest two books are Helping America Vote: The Limits of Election Reform from 2012 and as an editor together with Richard G. Niemi, Herbert F. Weisberg in 2011: Controversies in Voting Behavior, 5th ed. Washington, DC

     

    WHEN
    May 12, 2020 at 7pm - 8:30pm
    WHERE
    Atlantic Academy Kaiserslautern
    Online Kaiserslautern
    Kaiserslautern 67655

  • EARTH DAY 50th ANNIVERSARY April 22-24, 2020 and GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE April 24, 2020

    EARTH DAY CELEBRATIONS AND GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE NOW ONLINE DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

    EARTH DAY 50TH ANNIVERSARY APRIL 22, 2020-THE EARTH DAY NETWORK IS NOW ORGANIZING A DIGITAL CELEBRATION!

    • APRIL 22-TAKE ACTION: JOIN ON EARTHDAY.ORG AND ON @EARTHDAYNETWORK ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR 24 HOURS OF ACTION WITH EARTHRISE. EVERY HOUR, ON THE HOUR, THEY’LL HAVE A NEW, POWERFUL WAY FOR YOU TO DEMAND ACTION AND DRIVE CHANGE.

      VOTE EARTH IS A GLOBAL INITIATIVE THAT MOBILIZES MILLIONS OF PEOPLE TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR CONCERN FOR OUR PLANET BY REJECTING INACTION AND DEMANDING CHANGE AT THE POLLS. AS VOTING CITIZENS, WE HAVE ENORMOUS POWER TO DRIVE CHANGE BY MAKING OUR VOICES HEARD. REGISTER TO VOTE AT www.VOTEFROMABROAD.ORG .

      ARTISTS FOR THE EARTH IS A GLOBAL CAMPAIGN THAT SEIZES THE POWER OF ART TO EDUCATE AND INSPIRE ACTION TO PROTECT THE EARTH.

    • SIGN UP TO BE AN ARTIST FOR THE EARTH
    • PARTICIPATE IN THE GREAT GLOBAL CLEANUP AND CREATE A TRASH TO ART WORKSHOP.
     
     

  • EARTH HOUR 2020-Switch Off Your Lights For One Hour Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Out of an abundance of caution, Democrats Abroad Germany, has decided that all in-person events be moved on-line or be canceled until at least March 31 in keeping with health advisories for the COVID-19 health crisis. 
    There is an event on March 28th which fits perfectly into this situation.
    Join the Earth Hour Celebration and turn off your lights for an hour at 8:30 p.m.
    You could have a candle lit dinner as you place the spotlight on nature!
    Send me photos of your Earth Hour Celebration and be sure to label them with DA Kaiserslautern!

    SATURDAY, MARCH 28

    SWITCH OFF FOR AN HOUR AT 8:30 P.M.

     
    • Earth Hour 2020
        - Earth Hour is one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment, aiming to engage millions of people for a positive environmental impact.
    The DNA of the Earth Hour movement. Switch off your lights for an hour on Saturday,
    March 28, 2020 at 8:30 pm your local time. Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment, engaging millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories. It has become a catalyst for positive environmental impact, driving major legislative changes by harnessing the power of the people.
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  • published Memorial Day at Luxembourg American Cemetery in News 2020-01-21 11:39:07 -0500

    Memorial Day at Luxembourg American Cemetery

    Memorial Day Commemoration will now be a virtual event on May 25, 2020.
    In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the health and safety of their staff and visitors per U.S. and host-nation guidelines, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) has cancelled all public Memorial Day ceremonies at their  26 cemeteries around the world.
    While ABMC sites remain closed and all public ceremonies are canceled, to fulfill their sacred mission, ABMC will commemorate Memorial Day virtually with ceremonies that will be available for viewing through the agency’s social media platforms on May 25, 2020.

    For more information about ABMC’s Memorial Day 2020 virtual ceremonies, please monitor ABMC.gov and our social media platforms.

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    Last year we joined the Luxembourg Democrats Abroad to celebrate Memorial Day in Luxembourg along with the Wiesbaden-Mainz Chapter. It was a very moving ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery. 


    Luxembourg American Cemetery
    50 Val du Scheid
    Luxembourg 2517

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  • published KAISERSLAUTERN AFTER LABOR DAY PICNIC in News 2020-01-21 10:31:59 -0500

    KAISERSLAUTERN AFTER LABOR DAY PICNIC

    Saturday, 12 September 2020 at 1 pm  CANCELED

    AFTER LABOR DAY WELCOME BACK PICNIC canceled         Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Rheinland-Pfalz, the Annual After Labor Day Welcome Back Picnic has been canceled. The Ministry of Health in Mainz reported an increase of 61 new cases to 7824 as of Sunday, August 9 at 9.55 a.m.

    As we make the final push to Get Out The Vote for the November 3 Election, continue to help us register all Americans in Germany to vote and to request their absentee ballots at www.VoteFromAbroad.org, volunteer to do phone banking, and spread the word on social media! Absentee ballots will be mailed September 19th. Please request to receive yours by email and if your state allows, return it by email!

     

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  • published KAISERSLAUTERN GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY in News 2020-01-21 10:16:21 -0500

    KAISERSLAUTERN GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

    KAISERSLAUTERN DEMOCRATS ABROAD

    GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

    Café Hotel Goldinger, Von-Richthofen-Strasse 18, 66849 Landstuhl,  Tel. + 49 6371 92 49 0

    CAST YOUR BALLOT IN PERSON! Come share the excitement of going to the polls on voting day at the KAISERSLAUTERN VOTING CENTER!
    Join us for coffee and cake after you vote!
    Bring your American friends!
    • Democrats Abroad allows same day registration for voters participating in the Global Presidential Primary
    • Voters may register in-person or by signing up at http://www.democratsabroad.org/join



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  • published KAISERSLAUTERN CHAPTER FEBRUARY MEETING in News 2020-01-21 10:08:40 -0500

    KAISERSLAUTERN CHAPTER FEBRUARY MEETING



    FEBRUARY KAISERSLAUTERN CHAPTER MEETING
    Please join us for our first official meeting of 2020!

    Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 1:30

    Discussion topics: Get Out The Vote, Global Presidential Primary Preparations, Increased Political Polarization

    Special Guest Speaker Claudia Clark will share the history of her book My Partner, My Friend: The Relationship between U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel.

    Venue: SPINNRÄDL Kaiserslautern

    Schillerstraße 1, 67655 Kaiserslautern

    Time: 1:30 p.m.

    Closest parking: Stiftsplatz Garage and Pfalztheater Garage

    Please RSVP



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  • Democrats Abroad Kaiserslautern Night at the Theater

    Three of our chapter members are part of the production!
    KMC ON STAGE
    Kleber Kaserne Kaiserslautern Bldg.. 3232
    (Base access necessary)
    Reserve your own tickets by calling 0631 4116626
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  • Kaiserslautern Chapter 35th Anniversary Celebration

    DEMOCRATS ABROAD GERMANY KAISERSLAUTERN CHAPTER
    35th Anniversary Celebration
    Time: 6:00 p.m.
    Place: The Atlantic Academy, Lauterstraße 2, 67657 Kaiserslautern

    Vote from Abroad! 35 Years of Democrats Abroad Kaiserslautern

    Panel discussion (in English) followed by a reception.

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  • Kaiserslautern Chapter Wine Tasting and Lunch at Weingut Schlössel

    Wine Tasting and Lunch October 5th

    Weingut Schlössel in Kirrweiler near Neustadt

    https://weingut-schloessel.eu/start/en/

    The fee is €25 per person and includes wine tasting and lunch at the vineyard.

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  • Kaiserslautern Chapter's Annual Welcome Back After Labor Day Picnic and second Democrats Abroad Day

    Be part of the celebration! Join us Saturday, September 7th from 1;00-4:00 p.m. for our annual After Labor Day Picnic. and the second Democrats Abroad Day! There will be lots to discuss as we get ready for the 2020 Campaign!

    Bring a few new members and your favorite dish for the Potluck. 

    Exact address will be sent when you RSVP.


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  • Special Event-Celebration of 100 Years Women’s Voting Rights in Germany and the USA

    Join members of the Kaiserslautern Chapter at the Atlantic Academy’s Celebration of 100 Years Women’s Voting Rights in Germany and the USA/100 Jahre Frauenwahlrecht in Deutschland und den USA (in German)
    Speaker: Dr. Anja Schüler (Heidelberg Center for American Studies)
    Please RSVP to the Atlantic Academy (Tel. 0631/366100).

    Women in the U.S. have the right to vote but we still need to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment! After the 100 Years Voting Rights program, we can discuss the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) and what we can do to help pass it. Just one more vote is needed!

    Organized by the Atlantic Academy in collaboration with the Business and Professional Women - Germany Club Kaiserslautern e.V. and the Kreisverwaltung Kaiserslautern Gleichstellungsstelle


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  • Michael Moore's "Farenheit 11/9" Film Showing in English, January 23rd at 6 p.m.

    Special Event:                                                                                                                                                         Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:00 p.m. Michael Moore’s film “Fahrenheit 11/9”      Union Studio für Filmkunst, Kerststraße 24, 67655 Kaiserslautern                                               Join members of the Kaiserslautern Chapter at the Union Kino Kaiserslautern.                       (Usual Union Kino admission prices.)                                                                                                                    


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  • 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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