Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Your First Time Matters

A thoughtful reflection by one of the newest members of Democrats Abroad Switzerland and the youngest member of our Excom on the motivation to get involved and deciding to vote in his first U.S. election.

"...A reluctance to halt the rise of the seas threatens Florida, just as it threatens Palau. These realities may not be clear for those who’ve never lived in a foreign country. For Americans abroad, they’re painfully obvious. The defining challenge of this generation will be to expand our country’s thinking, reshaping the prevailing view of America’s place in the world. If we succeed, history will judge us kindly. If not, its verdict will be harsh."











Andrus Hatem moved to the Geneva area in 2002 when his parents came to work at the United Nations. Currently finishing his senior year at the International School of Geneva, he’ll be attending the University of Chicago in the fall. He has spent the past year volunteering for Democrats Abroad in Switzerland.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Global convention, Switzerland Annual Meeting, and latest news

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Democrats Abroad Platform

You were invited to comment on the draft 2016 DA Platform, a document stating DA's official views on issues concerning Americans.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Donate to Democrats Abroad Switzerland

Contribute to the Swiss country committee of Democrats Abroad using this form. Every donation helps us to register Americans to vote in election years, and to carry out our goals of engaging Americans abroad and of advancing their interests in Washington. If you are paying here for a particular event, we pay event expenses first before adding to our funds.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Global Meeting, Regional Caucus, Global Convention

Berlin Germany, May 12-15, 2016

Thursday May 12

2016 DPCA Global Meeting


Friday May 13

2016 Regional Caucuses

EMEA, Americas on Friday
Asia/Pacific held early Saturday Berlin time

Saturday, Sunday May 14 – 15

2016 Global Convention

Election of DNC members and Delegates to the Philadelphia Convention
Debate and vote on DA 2016 Platform on Sunday

Evening social events are scheduled for the evenings of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday




Meetings and Thursday evening Welcome Reception held at
Willy-Brandt-Haus, Wilhelmstrasse 140
10963 Berlin, Germany - map

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Davidson Hyde Dinner, May 14 at 7pm, Berlin

Democrats Abroad invites you to the

First Annual Davidson Hyde Dinner

Keynote Speaker: Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV)

Pier 13 Restaurant, Berlin, Germany
Reception at 7pm / Dinner at 7:30pm


Support our 2016 GOTV efforts to elect Democrats by becoming a Davidson Hyde Dinner Host (Congressional, Senatorial or Presidential Circle), even if you are not attending the Dinner.

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The first annual Davidson Hyde Dinner is being held in conjunction with the Democrats Abroad 2016 Global Convention and Global Meeting in Berlin May 12-15.

The Dinner is named after the two founders of Democrats Abroad, Al Davidson who lived in France and Toby Hyde who lived in the United Kingdom. Together with others, they founded Democrats Abroad in 1964, and worked hard to make it the global organization that it is today – giving all overseas Americans the right to vote.

Pier 13 Restaurant
Tempelhofer Damm 227
12099 Berlin, Germany - map
Reception at 7pm / Dinner at 7:30pm


Become a Davidson Hyde Dinner Host →
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Direct questions to DA Treasurer Art Schankler at treasurer@democratsabroad.org