At last week’s meeting, we swapped (ate) cookies and thanked all the volunteers and helpers who’ve pitched in at events and as organizers this year. Thomas Finnerty, our fall 2019 intern wrote a short recap of the party. Thanks Thomas for all his great work over the last few months!

Save the date for our first event in 2020: we’ll be getting together on Wed. January 15, 2020 to register to vote, request absentee ballots, and training everyone how to help others do the same.

There won’t be a political pub night in December. Instead, we encourage you to support some of the kiez events, if they happen to be in your neighborhood. Check out the event listings below, like the one tonight in Mitte near Friedrichstrasse.

We are still exploring options for a temporary Berlin headquarters starting in spring 2020. Ideally an office sublet, and we’re happy to discuss sharing arrangements since our voter registration and phone banking will be mostly evenings & weekends. Got a hot tip for space near transit with great internet? Let us know!


Berlin T-shirts are here!

We’re thrilled to share that our Berlin-themed t-shirts have arrived. Take a look at this awesome and comfortable way to show your local Democrats Abroad pride! Want one of your own? Drop us a line.

Wanted: Location for a Democrats Abroad Berlin headquarters

Thanks to everyone who got in touch so far with ideas for our temporary 2020 Berlin HQ. We’re looking at all the options and happy to get more leads from you all on office sublets where we can host voter registration & phonebanking drives.

Our primary criteria:

  • Available for at least 6 months (May through October)
  • Accessible location, ideally near 2 transit lines
  • Access on nights and weekends
  • Solid internet connection
  • Room for 4-6 people at desks
  • Storage (minimal, for flyers and voter info material)

That’s the summary — here are more details about what we we’re looking for. Got a lead? Drop us a line:

Help more 2020 candidates get on the primary ballot!

Democrats Abroad’s Global Presidential Primary runs March 3-10, 2020. To appear on that ballot, 300 members need to sign the candidate’s petition by January 6, 2020.

Just a few signatures stand between many candidates and getting on the primary ballot: visit the candidate petitions page to make sure your favorites make it! Here are step-by-step instructions on how to sign petitions.

Become a Kiez captain for your neighborhood

Each of us loves our own neighborhood, so we’ve started Kiez Captains to get out the vote and help connect neighbors and volunteers in different Berlin districts. We’re still looking for leaders in Friedrichshain, Charlottenburg, Schöneberg, Tempelhof, and other areas.

Kiez Captains are helping us reach American voters in every corner of Berlin in 2020. It’s a 5-hour a month commitment, find out more about what it entails. Write if you’d like to step up and become a Kiez Captain in your neighborhood.

Upcoming Events

Kiez Coffee & Chat – Friedrichstraße (Mitte)

TONIGHT: Mon. Dec 9, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
New location: Meyerbeer Coffee, Universitätsstraße 2-3A, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
RSVP | Facebook

Kieztreff – Prenzlauer Berg

Tue. Dec 10th, 2019: 7-9pm
Wohnzimmer Bar, Lettestraße 6, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
RSVP | Facebook

Tom Steyer 2020 Drinks in Berlin

Please note: not a Democrats Abroad event*
Wed. Dec 11, 2019, from 7pm
Buchhandlung Caffetteria Bar, Tucholskystraße 32, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

Kiez Adventsmarkt – Pankow

Sat. Dec 14, 2019, 4-6pm
Pankower Adventsmarkt, Heynstraße 15, 13187 Berlin-Pankow
RSVP | Facebook

Kiez Weihnachtszauber – Alexanderplatz (Mitte)

Sun. Dec 15, 2019, 2-4pm
Gendarmenmarkt (in front of Ampelmann store), Markgrafenstr. 37, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
RSVP | Facebook

Democrats Abroad speaks with Tom Steyer

Mon. Dec 16, 2019, 3-3:45pm
Online call — RSVP for video conference link
RSVP | Facebook

December Book Club – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Thu. Dec 19, 2019, 7:30-9pm
Coffee Fellows (upstairs), Danziger Str. 1, 10437 Berlin
RSVP | Facebook

January 2020 Kickoff (Save The Date!)

Wed. Jan 15, 2020, 7:30pm
Location: TBA

Kiez Meetup – Mehringdamm (Kreuzberg)

Thu. Jan 23, 2020, 6-8pm
Vogt’s Bierexpress (next to Curry 36), Mehringdamm 32/34, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg
RSVP | Facebook

Events outside Berlin

Democrats Abroad Germany – Annual General Meeting

Fri-Sun Jan 24-26, 2020
Literaturhaus München, Salvatorplatz 1, 80333 Munich
Register | Details | Facebook

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* 2020 presidential candidate events are not Democrats Abroad events. All campaigns are welcome to share any eventsthey’re organizing in Berlin for inclusion in our email newsletter.

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