Sunday, September 18, 2016

DACH in the News

«Ce souci de santé rend Hillary plus humaine»

Etats-Unis«Democrats abroad» enregistrait mercredi à Genève les électeurs américains qui veulent voir Hillary Clinton à la Maison-Blanche.

Olivier Bot 14 September 2016 in Tribune de Genève

Alors que l’état de santé de leur candidate est au cœur des interrogations de la presse américaine, les supporters deHillary Clinton ouvraient aux électeurs démocrates de Genève les registres d’inscription au scrutin de novembre, ce mercredi. La présidente des démocrates en Suisse, Anne-Shelton Aaron, avait invité pour l’occasion Eileen Chamberlain Denahoe, l’ex-ambassadrice des Etats-Unis au Conseil des droits de l’homme et la super-déléguée des Américains de l’étranger à la convention de juillet à Philadelphie, Caitlin Kraft Buchman. «La mobilisation des Américains de l’étranger est déjà plus forte qu’en 2012. A la fois motivée par notre candidate et par la peur de voir Donald Trump entrer à la Maison-Blanche. Pour les quelque 25 000 électeurs en Suisse, nous faisons comme si chaque vote pouvait faire la différence», souligne Anne-Shelton Aaron... continue reading at the Tribune de Genève website.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Basel Democrats Around Town

Registering Voters and Answering Your Voting Questions

If you--or someone you know--will be 18 by Nov 8, 2016 and are a U.S. citizen living outside of the United States, you are eligible to vote in Federal elections for President, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. Many states allow long-term expats to vote in State and local elections as well.

Find your voting state's deadlines at the Vote From Abroad State Voter Information Directory. Send any questions to the Voter Help Desk at or find us in Basel over the next two weeks:

Mon, Sept 19, 10am-2pm
Unibas Petersplatz - on Facebook

Wed, Sept 21, noon-2pm
ISB Senior School Voter Registration - on Facebook

Thu, Sept 22, noon-2pm - ISB
ISB Senior School Voter Registration

Sat, Sept 24, 10am-5pm
Basel West Library

Sun, Sept 25, 11am-2pm
AWC luncheon

Sun, Sept 25, 10am - 4pm
Voter Outreach during Basel Marathon - on Facebook

Tue, Sept 27, 7-9pm
Debate Watch Party, Paddy Reilly's>

Thu, Sept 29, 8:15-9:30am
Voter Registration at ISB coffee morning

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

9/14/16 Reception Cercle des Bains

Cercle des

Democrats Abroad Switzerland
invites you to a reception in honor of
Eileen Donahoe, Former U.S. Ambassador to the
United Nations Human Rights Council,
with special guest Caitlin Kraft-Buchman,
to Rally for Hillary for President

Register to Vote
Mingle at the cash bar

Cercle des Bains
Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 10
Geneva 1205

RSVP online

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Invitation to a Private View exhibition

You are cordially invited to a Private View of the exhibition:

“Ultimately Human: the leaders and the led”

16 very large, hyper-real, oil portraits of statesmen, humanitarian leaders and common folk by the renown American Portrait Artist


Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:00 to 8:30pm
Palais des Nations, United Nations, Geneva

R.S.V.P. required to
Evelyn Cantacuzène-Spéransky,, +41 79 677 53 38

Palais des Nations, E Building
Exhibition Gallery
3rd Floor, Door 40

What does Jimmy Carter, Maya Angelo and Desmond Tuto have in common with the turbaned Man from Vindravan and the green eyed Girl from Pushkar? They all fall under the artistic scrutiny of the Bulgarian born artist Ross Rossin, who came as an immigrant to the US in 2001 and ended up painting Presidents and the Captains of Industry.

Rossin has devoted his life to uncovering the common ‘spirit’ in each one of us, regardless of race or religion, all entitled to the same human rights with no discrimination.
“In my work I study human nature. I'm interested in the Self Within - for the Self is Supreme, Whole and Absolute…. For me the human face is a bottomless source of inspiration and is the only way to go deeper and farther into my artistic quest for answers. I'm looking for the God's particle in each and every one of us. In that sense, I think that we all are One. One, with many faces.”
Rossin’s new body of work from India will exhibit alongside the portraits of great statesmen and role models such as Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tuto, Maya Angelou amongst others.

In these very troubled times it is important to be reminded about the communality of Mankind.

We’re building a Swiss Phone Bank

Make sure Americans in Switzerland are registered to vote

We could use your help as we head into the final months of the 2016 election to make sure Americans in Switzerland are registered to vote. We plan to call all our members (it’s a lot!) and prompt them. Can we convince you to help in a big way to elect Democrats, by investing a small amount of time at home?

Join our phone bank at, login and sign up to volunteer today. We will then provide all the (brief) training and information that you will need to get started.

We will be phoning all of our members to make sure they have requested an absentee ballot and have sent it in on time. We have a fantastic new phone banking system that is 100% online, so you don’t have to use a single minute of your phone plan to help out. All you need is a computer or laptop, Internet access, and a headset.

You are in control: can call as many members as you’d like, 15 minutes on a weekday evening, maybe an hour on a quiet Sunday. Are you able to volunteer a little bit of time to help us keep the White House and turn the Congress blue?

Please go to, login and sign up to join the bank today.