Our mission

Dems in Berlin is the Berlin chapter of Democrats Abroad (DA), which is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. We work to advance the principles of our party by spreading the Democratic message to US voters in and around Berlin and encouraging them to vote for Democratic candidates back home.

Our history and structure

The Berlin chapter of Democrats Abroad Germany was founded by Bill Downey and Jerry Gerber in 1997. Since then, we have grown into a volunteer-based grassroots political movement in Berlin with thousands of members. You’re welcome to join us and support Democratic ideas in Berlin and beyond!

We are organized in different caucuses focusing on pressing political issues:

  • Women
  • LGBTI
  • Youth
  • Young Democrats (learn more on their Facebook page)

Our board

Diego Rivas

Diego Rivas

Chair
Emily Lines

Emily Lines

Vice Chair
Amy Baldauf

Amy Baldauf

Get Out The Vote Coordinator
Theresa Gasinski

Theresa Gasinski

Volunteer & Membership Coordinator
Powen Shiah

Powen Shiah

Media & Communications Coordinator
Thomas Finnerty

Thomas Finnerty

Fall 2019 Intern