We had a big and energized crowd at the monthly meeting last week, the day after the Iowa caucus. Thanks to all the Berliners who came to get involved (see on Instagram). Neukölln & Pankow Kiez meetups also went really well: photos on Twitter. Our stalwart Kiez captains and volunteers will be hosting phone banking events over the next few weeks to encourage fellow Democrats to vote in the Global Presidential Primary. Scroll down ⬇︎ for dates & times.

Mark your calendar on Wednesday, Feb 19th, 2020, for monthly political pub night at Kater und Goldfisch in Wedding. It’s a casual get-together, so stop by to get to know other members, get help with registering to vote, and find out more about getting involved. RSVP & see you there!

The Berlin Women’s Caucus is hosting the first meet & greet of 2020 this Sunday afternoon, Feb 16th. More details here.


Volunteer at the Global Primary & Training

As you’ve seen on the news, running a primary takes lots of volunteers and support from everyone. Likewise, we need YOUR HELP to make sure voting goes smoothly.

In particular, we’re looking for volunteers to help on Sunday, March 8 in Berlin. If you can support the democratic process for few hours, sign up! Please note: we’re asking that volunteers in Berlin attend a training session on either Feb 24 or March 1.

Campaign Observers for Global Presidential Primary*

The Democrats Abroad global executive committee (the international level of our organization) has contacted all candidate campaigns about the Global Presidential Primary voting locations around the globe and the process of designating campaign observers. Each candidate’s official campaign will have to submit the names of their observers by March 1st, 2020 through that channel.

Organizing for one of the Democratic presidential candidates in Berlin? We’re happy to share a local event or get-together in this email newsletter and on our website. Please submit it here: http://demsinberlin.de/submit-event/

Requesting your absentee ballot

  1. Use our tool votefromabroad.org to request your ballot. You need to do this every calendar year to make sure you’re still on the voter rolls.
  2. Already done? Help a friend to do the same!

If you need help with any of this, we’re happy to lend a hand! Email help@votefromabroad.org and come to any event in Berlin, Potsdam, Leipzig, and Dresden.

Upcoming Phone Banking ? Kiez

Kiez captains are organizing neighborhood phone banking parties in the latter half of February. Come with your computer and learn how to phone bank! You’ll be calling to invite Democrats Abroad members to the Global Presidential Primary and remind them to request ballots.

Kiez Phone Banking in Mitte

Sat. Feb 22, 2020, 2-5pm
Member’s Home, Luisenstr. 10117 Berlin
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Kiez Phone Banking in Friedrichshain

Tue. Feb 25, 2020, 6:30-9pm
Member’s Home near S Ostkreuz, 10245 Berlin
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Kiez Phone Banking in Wedding

Tue. Feb 25, 2020, 7-9:30pm
Member’s Home, Fehmarner Str. 13353 Berlin
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Kiez Phone Banking in Kreuzberg

Thu. Feb 27, 2020, 6-8:30pm
Member’s Home near U Hermannplatz, 10967 Berlin
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Save the date!

  • Kiez Phone Banking in Neukölln & Schöneberg: Sun. Feb 23, 2020
  • Kiez Phone Banking in Neukölln: Sun. Mar 1, 2020

Upcoming Events

Berlin Women’s Caucus Meet & Greet

Sun. Feb 16, 2020, 2-4pm
The Digital Eatery, Unter den Linden 17, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
RSVP | Facebook

February Political Pub Night – Kater&Goldfisch

Wed. Feb 19, 2020, from 7pm
Kater&Goldfisch, Exerzierstr. 1, 13357 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen (U8 Pankstraße)
RSVP | Facebook

Kiez Meetup – Friedrichshain

Thu. Feb 20, 2020, 7-8:30pm
Protokoll Berlin, Boxhagener Str. 110, Berlin 10245
RSVP | Facebook

February Book Club – Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Thu. Feb 20, 2020, 7:30-9pm
Message in a Bottle, Knaackstraße 76, 10435 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
RSVP | Facebook

Global Primary Volunteer Training

If you’d like to help out at the Berlin voting center, we ask that you attend one of the two volunteer trainings to learn more about what the Global Primary is about and what to expect as a volunteer.

Mon. Feb 24, 2020, 7-9pm ✪ RSVP
Sun. March 1, 2020, 3-5pm ✪ RSVP
Cookies and Cream, Kremmener Str. 8, 10435

Global Presidential Primary in Berlin

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 12-8pm ✪ Sign up to volunteer
Sunday, March 8, 2020, 11-7pm ✪ Sign up to volunteer
The Digital Eatery, Unter den Linden 17, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
RSVP | Facebook

Events outside Berlin

Global Presidential Primary in Leipzig

Tue. March 3, 2020, 4-8pm ✪ Volunteer
Sat. March 7, 2020, 10am-1:30pm ✪ Volunteer
Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig, Johannisplatz 5-11, 04103 Leipzig
RSVP | Facebook

Global Presidential Primary in Dresden

Thu. March 5, 2020, 4-8pm
The Student Hotel, Prager Str. 13, 01069 Dresden
RSVP | Facebook

Global Presidential Primary in Jena

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10am-6pm
Haus auf der Mauer, Johannisplatz 26, 07743 Jena
RSVP | Facebook

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