The Berlin Chapter of Democrats Abroad will have a Kennedy Candlelight Memorial on November 22 at 7:00 pm in front of the Rathaus Schöneberg, Berlin where Kennedy gave his famous speech. We will meet at 6:45 pm and candles will be lit at the exact time he was shot. At that time there will be a moment of slilence. We will then go to a restaurant in the area (“Lenzig” Eisenacherstr. 75, 10823 Berlin) to discuss his legacy and to let those who were alive at that time exchange stories of their reactions upon hearing of the presidents death. In order to make sure we have enough seats reserved at the restaurant please RSVP to email@example.com.
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON
To Democrats Abroad 22 October 2013
Executive Director Emeritus
My September lead that “The Republican Party is risking its survival as we have known it…” has been confirmed by the debacle of its shutdown of government and driving the nation to the brink of default.
No foreign enemy has ever done such harm to our democratic institutions, to our economy at home nor to our authority and leadership abroad.
DAG met in Heidelberg from March 8-10, 2013 to elect new officers and brainstorm new strategies. A great time was had by all thanks to our wonderful host Thales Gutcke and members of the Heidelberg chapter. Below, Berlin Chapter members David, Jessica and Gwendolyn in Heidelberg. More photos here.
Thanks to Raymond Angeles for his great photos of the Election Night Party and to Nancy Green and all the volunteers for their tireless efforts to make the evening a success. Check our facebook page for more photos.
Presidential Debate at Rathaus Schöneberg sponsored by IBUSA, Berlin with representatives of Democrats Abroad and Republicans Abroad. The debate was introduced by the Chair of IBUSA, David Knutson, and was moderated by Jay Magill and Carsten Bösel.
Kathleen Burnett and John McQueen of Democrats Abroad argued for the Democrats. The Republicans were represented by Ned Wiley and Phil Zeni. Photos of the event.
Visit and join the consitutuency groups for President Obama:
LGBT for Obama (http://www.barackobama.com/lgbt) contains a detailed list of accomplishments and progress made in the LGBT community under the leadership of President Obama in a great infographic under the timeline section. The site also has a section for locating Pride Events near you!
What’s Next for Offshore Accounts? From Wall Street Journal – Dec. 10, 2011
The IRS Is Ramping Up Efforts to Flush Out Taxpayers Hiding Money Abroad, Even as New Opportunities Are Emerging to Move Money Offshore Legally.
…New rules affecting 2011 tax returns require taxpayers with assets held offshore to make extensive disclosures to the Internal Revenue Service or risk harsh penalties. The goal: to ferret out secret accounts used to skirt U.S. taxes … (more…)
At the last meeting of the Berlin Chapter of Democrats Abroad Germany the following resolution was passed:
To Democrats Abroad Berlin!
This resolution calls for phasing out the use of nuclear energy in the US. I respectfully submit it to the Berlin Chapter of Democrats Abroad Germany for approval and support in order to pass it “up the ladder” of our organization. Within that process we will grow and hopefully find alternative solutions for our energy crisis.
Resolution (Draft) of Democrats Abroad on responsibly phasing out the use of nuclear energy in the US and becoming independent from limited and non-renewable fuel.
Danger and Health (Whereas: )
● Nuclear energy plants are highly susceptible to human error, interruption of energy supply, natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Almost 20% of the electrical energy in the US is produced by atomic power plants. In addition to the 104 operating atomic power plants another 20 are planned.
● Radiation accumulation is devastating to all form of life.
● The catastrophes of Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima demonstrate how the technology of nuclear power is uncontrollable, dirty, poisonous and deadly.
● The safe and secure disposal of nuclear waste has never been solved and endangers present and future generations. Spent fuel of nuclear reactors is deadly and will be for thousands of generations (more…)