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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Events coming up in Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano and Zurich


Events coming up in Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano and Zurich:
Film screenings, Debate watches, Election Night parties
Details and Save The Date info below. Check our calendar on www.democrats.ch as new info and events are posted.


Are you concerned about the power of big money in the 2012 election? Did you think that Democrats had fought and won the battles against voter suppression? Come watch two short documentaries, Dark Money and Voter Suppression, with Democrats Abroad Switzerland on the 19th and 26th of September at Wings Bar.

Dark Money in Politics with Bill Moyers explores the power of money in politics and, in particular, the role of the superPacs. Bill Moyers conducts his interviews with Thomas Frank, author of "What's the Matter with Kansas" and "Pity the Poor Billionaire," along with two Mother Jones Magazine editors and campaigners in his usual insightful style. It is a riveting exposition of a critical issue for this election year and for US democracy. http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-dark-money-in-politics/


In Geneva-Acacias:
Date: Wednesday, 19th September 2012
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Wings Bar
Address: Rue du Lièvre 4, http://goo.gl/maps/jaQ7q
Public transport: Tram Stop Acacias
Parking: Available in the vicinity
Admission: Free

Democrats Abroad Geneva U.S. Politics Movie nights and Voter Registration:
Suppressing the Vote with Bill Moyers The proliferation of GOP-sponsored voter ID laws - ostensibly to address a problem of voter fraud for which there is no evidence - are clearly intended to have the effect of denying the vote to swathes of Democratic supporters, including the poor, African Americans, Hispanics, young people and urbanites. These efforts to disenfranchise American voters on a scale not seen since the era of the poll tax, grandfather clauses, literacy tests, etc. are being challenged in the courts. http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-suppressing-the-vote/

In Geneva-Acacias:
Date: Wednesday, 26th September 2012
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Wings Bar
Address: Rue du Lièvre 4, http://goo.gl/maps/jaQ7q
Public transport: Tram Stop Acacias
Parking: Available in the vicinity
Admission: Free
Download flyer to share with your colleagues and friends. 

In Commugny (GE) near Coppet:
Date: Monday, 1st October 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Commugny - home of DA member
Address: RSVP for address and directions
Public transport: Coppet train station
Parking: Available in the vicinity
RSVP: events@democrats.ch - space is limited
Download flyer to share with your colleagues and friends.
Note, this event was originally published as 27.09 but due to scheduling conflicts, has been changed to 01.10.

Voter registration volunteers will be on site at each event to register you to vote. Save time and register yourself at www.VoteFromAbroad.org, bring the document and we will review it with you if you have questions. Voting deadlines are coming up, so act now!
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LUGANO DEBATE: Democrats Abroad vs Republicans Abroad hosted by Franklin College
Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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LAUSANNE DEBATE WATCH AND CONFERENCE: hosted by HEC MBA Alumni
Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 17:00-19:00 Screening of First Presidential Debate of October 3rd, moderated by Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS)
19:00 - 20:30 "Who will (probably) win the U.S. presidential election?" by John Antonakis, Professor of Organizational Behavior, HEC - University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
20:30 Cocktail
Location: University of Lausanne, Extranef 109 room.
More info at www.mba-hec.ch/antonakis/
The event is free for the active members of the HEC MBA Alumni. For the non-member a fee of 30 CHF is kindly requested.

DEBATE WATCHES:
DA Zurich is hosting Debate Watch events on 12 and 18 October at the American Women’s Club in Zurich from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Save the dates!
Geneva is planning Debate Watches on October 4th, 12th, 18th and 23rd. Some events are already confirmed, some still in the works. Can you help plan these events? Email events@democrats.ch if you can.
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ELECTION NIGHT PARTIES:
Zurich will hold an election night party on November 6th.
Geneva is putting plans in place for another election night on November 6th. Join the Geneva Election Night planning committee! Email: events@democrats.ch.
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Stay tuned for more info. You can always follow us on our blog, website and Facebook to hear about events right away. Apart from events held in members’ homes, all our events are open to the public and we welcome Democrats, Republicans, and non-Americans alike to get engaged join the discussion.


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