Happy new year! We hope you’re rested and recovered from your holiday celebrations, and ready for 2020. First things first:

  • Go to votefromabroad.org to request your overseas ballot. You need to do this every calendar year to make sure you can vote.
  • Tell a friend to do the same!

If you need help with registering and requesting your ballot, we’re here to help! Email help@votefromabroad.org and come to any of the events all around Berlin, Potsdam, Leipzig, and Dresden (upcoming event list below).

We’ll be kicking off 2020 in Berlin on Wednesday January 15, 2020 at The Castle in Mitte. We’ll be sharing information about how to register to vote and get involved in Berlin, and finishing out the evening in our usual political pub-night style.

That’s not the only event this month though: the Dresden precinct is getting together on Jan 18th, as well as the Mitte (Jan 20) and Kreuzberg (Jan 23) Kiez groups. Join activists and organizers from all over Germany at the Annual General Meeting in Munich (Jan 24-26) — it’s not too late to register!

Help us by keeping an eye out for a temporary Berlin headquarters the next few months. We’re happy to discuss office sublet or sharing options — most of our voter registration and phone banking will usually be on evenings & weekends. Got an idea where our 2020 home could be, near transit with great internet? Read our wishlist and drop us a line!


Volunteering in 2020

2020 is the best time to get involved and have an impact on the future of the U.S. You can make a difference from here in Germany, reaching out to voters living abroad, making sure people register and request their ballots, and more!

  • As we gear up in 2020, help keep our websites, Facebook, and Twitter accounts lively and up-to-date as Web & Social Media volunteer
  • Become a Kiez Captain to get out the vote and help neighbors and volunteers in different Berlin districts
  • Reach out to U.S. students studying at universities in Germany vote as the Study Abroad Coordinator
  • Prefer something you can do at home? Phonebankers make calls to other Americans living abroad to remind them about voting. All you need is a computer and headphones.

Sound like something you might be interested in? Send us your questions and how you’d like to get involved to volunteers@demsinberlin.de

Upcoming Events

Call with Stacey Abrams, Fair Fight, and DNC on Voter Protection

Tue. Jan 14, 2020, 9-10pm (Berlin time)
Online call – RSVP for video conference link

January 2020 Kickoff Meeting & Pub Night

Wed. Jan 15, 2020, from 7:30pm
The Castle Berlin Mitte, Invalidenstr. 129, Berlin 10115 (S Nordbahnhof)
RSVP | Facebook

January Book Club: The Cave by José Saramago

Thu. Jan 16, 2020, 7-8:30pm
Message In A Bottle, Knaackstr. 76, 10435 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg (U2 Eberswalder Straße)
RSVP | Facebook

Kiez Meetup – Rosenthaler Platz (Mitte)

Mon. Jan 20, 2020, 7-9pm
Mein Haus am See, Brunnenstraße 197-198, 10119 Berlin (U8 Rosenthaler Platz)
RSVP | Facebook

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

January Meetup and Ballot Requests – Dresden

Sat. Jan 18, 2020, 2-5pm
Student Hotel (Dresden), Prager Str. 13, 01069 Dresden
RSVP | Facebook

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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