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2017 Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Germany

The 2017 annual general meeting (AGM) of our national organization, Democrats Abroad Germany, is taking place in Berlin from March 31 – April 2, 2017. In addition to being the single meeting each year where the entire membership gathers, this year we will elect a new executive committee.

Registration details here: http://www.democratsabroad.org/848/dag_annual_general_meeting_executive_committee_elections?recruiter_id=1464  (more…)

Organizing for International Women’s Day

As discussed at the last chapter meeting, there are a lot of ideas for what we can do on International Women’s Day, from the strike that’s been called for to a march or protest. Even though we have almost an entire month until March 8th, there is a lot to be done.

We will plan to meet on Sunday, February 12th, at 12:30pm at Oslo Kaffebar (Eichendorffstraße 13 Berlin 10115). It is located between Nordbahnhof and Naturkundenmuseum and isn’t too far from of the Women’s March Huddles, for those that are planning to attend that.

Please come with your ideas and we hope that we will be able to really get the ball rolling on our next march/event!

February Chapter Meeting

We’re excited by the energy and momentum kicked off by the marches and demonstrations around the inauguration. Check out some of the photos and news reports on our Facebook page if you haven’t seen them yet: https://www.facebook.com/demsinberlin

People gather in front of the U.S. Embassy on Pariser Platz beside Brandenburg Gate in solidarity with women’s march in Washington and many other marches in several countries, in Berlin, Germany, January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Here’s what’s next: join Democrats Abroad Berlin for our February monthly meeting at 7:30pm on February 7, 2017.

– Agenda –

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Call for Board Members
  • Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Dates, Homestays, Volunteers
  • Monthly Action! – How to best contact your congressman
  • International Women’s Day – Planning and Ideas – March 8th
  • DA Berlin’s Next Steps: A roundtable discussion on how to best move forward as a chapter under a Trump presidency. Examples: Call your congressperson nights, Women’s March 10 Actions in 100 Days, Solidarity Dinners, 50 State Captains Explanation and Sign-Up
  • Action Email List – Sign up for a more active DA emailing list
  • Cellar Needed! DA Berlin has stuff. Can you hold on to it?
  • Members’ Announcements

If you’ve never attended a meeting or an event before, we welcome new faces! You’ll find us upstairs at Max & Moritz in Kreuzberg on Oranienstr. 162, 10969 Berlin.

It’s not required, but RSVP here to let us know you’re coming and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook.

Women’s March on Washington in Berlin

On Saturday, January 21st, 2017 from 11am-12 noon in Berlin, we are gathering in front of the US Embassy on Pariser Platz in solidarity with women’s marchers around the planet. This march is focused on standing up for women’s rights and for groups that feel marginalized. All people are welcome.

Feel free to make signs and bring candles. There will be no speeches or performances.

For updates, please check the event on Facebook and invite your friends!

The Mission of the Women’s March on Washington as stated on their website

The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us – immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault – and our communities are hurting and scared. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.

HEAR OUR VOICE.

Guidelines for participation (and a note for sign makers!):

  • We are nonpartisan, and will not use the Women’s March primarily to criticize politicians or political parties.
  • We will use no violence (physical or verbal) towards any person.
  • We will not destroy or damage property.
  • We will promote a tone of respect, honesty, transparency, and accountability in our actions.
  • We will not carry anything that can be construed as a weapon, nor possess (or consume) any alcohol or drugs.
  • We will all hold each other accountable to respecting these agreements.

WORDS WE LIKE: Dignity, Justice, Freedom, Unity, Democracy, Solidarity, Human Rights, Women’s Rights

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Resources for signs:

Read about the Unity Principles of the Women’s March.

January Pub Night – Oranium

Join us on January 18, 2017 from 7pm for a fun evening of good liberal company in a great Berliner atmosphere. You might even find a friend for the inauguration day protest & women’s march that week.

The Oranium Corner restaurant and lounge is conveniently located at S-Bahn Oranienburger Strasse (S1, S2, S25) on the corner of Oranienburger and Tucholsky Strasse.

Bring friends and liberal-leaning folks interested in drinking a beer with Berlin’s best political group! We’re looking forward to seeing you all.

It’s not required, but RSVP here to let us know you’re coming and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook.

Oranium Corner
Oranienburger Straße 33/34
10117 Berlin – Mitte

January Meeting – Chapter Chair Elections

Mark your calendars! As mentioned in our chapter newsletter on November 28, the next meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday of January to kick off 2017 Democrats Abroad activities, as opposed to our usual first Tuesday of the month meeting.

Join us at Max & Moritz on January 10, 2017 and cast your vote for the next DA Berlin Chapter Chair! It’s not required, but RSVP here to let us know you’re coming and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook.

To be eligible to vote, you must be physically present and a qualified member of Democrats Abroad Germany – Berlin Chapter, prior to the election. In this case, by the day before the election meeting. Voting is by written ballot and not secret: ballots must be signed.

Running for Berlin Chapter Chair

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December Political Pub Night at Brauhaus Lemke am Alex

Democrats Abroad Berlin’s final political pub night of 2016 is at Brauhaus Lemke am Alex, a brewpub with Bavarian food just steps away from Alexanderplatz (U2, U5, U8, S5, S7, S75, & assorted regional trains)

Bring friends and liberal-leaning folks interested in drinking a beer with Berlin’s best political group! We’re looking forward to seeing you all.

It’s not required, but RSVP here to let us know you’re coming and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook.

Brauhaus Lemke am Alex
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 13
10178 Berlin

November Pub Night – Mommsen-Eck Haus der 100 Biere

Time to process the election… If you need a shoulder to cry on, someone to vent to, like-minded actvists to strategize with, you’ll find all that and more at political pub night on Wednesday.

November political pub night is at Mommsen-Eck Haus der 100 Biere in Charlottenburg, a great place with a huge selection of draft beers. It’s a short walk from Adenauerplatz (U7) and Wilmersdorferstr. (U7) as well as S-Bahn Charlottenburg (S5, S7, S75). (more…)

November Meeting: Forward to A New President

Join Democrats Abroad Berlin for our November monthly meeting at 7:30pm on November 1, 2016, the last meeting before the election!

What willl it mean to move forward with a new president? How much depend on Congressional, state, and local races? What if Democrats do or do not take the U.S. Senate (or the House of Representatives)? What are the fundamental changes in the nation, the electorate, and the Democratic party happening right now?
Let’s discuss these questions and think about the future.

As always, you’ll find us upstairs at Max & Moritz in Kreuzberg on Oranienstr. 162, 10969 Berlin

– Agenda –
7:30pm Welcome, introductions, chapter news
7:45pm Election Night Party updates
8:00pm Discussion topic: Forward to a New President
8:20pm Upcoming events
8:30pm Member announcements
8:45pm Mingle, phone banking & voter support

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Berlin 2016 Election Night Party (SOLD OUT)

Join Democrats Abroad in Berlin to watch the results come in for one of the most fraught elections in recent history.

We’ll have a livestream of the results on the big screen starting on the evening of November 8th, and we’ll keep watching until there’s a new (madam) president-elect. There will also be entertainment breaks to help you stay awake!

2016 Election Night Food Menu (PDF)

2016 Election Night Drink List (PDF)
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