PHONE AND TEXT BANKING FOR BERNIE
Join thousands of volunteers on the lines and help Bernie pull away from the rest of the field this weekend in Nevada.”We don’t watch the polls, we change the polls!” – AOC
Join our Phonebank team on BerniePB.com: Germany4Bernie
Or host events at your own location! Event Creation & Management Links for International Hosts
TEXT AND PHONE BANKING
Sunday, February 23, 5 pm
Interkulturelles Haus in Berlin-Schöneberg
Sunday, February 23, 5 pm to 9 pm
Am Brauhaus 10
We will also be hosting a Dresden for Bernie kickoff event the day before (further details listed below under Upcoming Events).
Friday, February 21, 5 pm to 9 pm
Spanish speakers needed!
Run for Bernie – Saturday, February 22 at 1 pm, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Park (U2)
Go for a jog around town wearing Bernie shirts! We’ve been having an awesome time talking about Bernie with people and giving out “Vote from Abroad” flyers. You can join us every Saturday at 1 pm at U2 Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Park (though we are open to other route suggestions). Please RSVP per email or social media. Last-minute RSVPs are welcome! Click here for this event’s Meetup page.
Save your Kiez: Fight Amazon! – Saturday, February 22, 2 pm – 7 pm, Frankfurter Tor
In addition to monopolizing the mail order industry, Amazon is also notorious for mistreating its workers, monitoring its customers, destroying new goods, and working with immigration authorities to deport immigrants. Join Berlin vs. Amazon and other initiatives in a protest again Amazon’s plans to move into the EDGE East Side Berlin high-rise building on Warschauer Brücke.
International Progressive Storytelling Open Mic – Friday, February 28 at 8 pm, (location TBD)
The personal is political, and this is most evident in our own personal stories about how we became progressive. Join us for an international open mic event where we will share what formed us politically and reflect on why the progressive movement is so necessary today. All are welcome to speak.
Toward an International Leftist Foreign Policy: What a Sanders Presidency Would Mean for Transatlantic Cooperation (panel discussion), Thursday, March 5, 6 pm – 9 pm, (Karl-Liebkneckt-Haus)
Kleine Alexanderstraße 28
Further details TBA.
Bernie Sanders: A Left-Wing Revolution in the USA? (in German) – Monday, March 2, 6 pm – 7:30 pm, VHS Studienhaus am Neumarkt
Cologne-based political scientist Christopher Smith Ochoa will hold a lecture on Bernie Sanders and his grassroots social-democratic revolution, followed by a (possibly bilingual) discussion. More details can be found here.
HS Studienhaus am Neumarkt
50667 Köln, Altstadt/Süd
Dresden for Bernie Kickoff and Social – Saturday, February 22, 2 pm – 5 pm, The Student Hotel
We will be meeting at the Common Grounds espresso bar at The Student Hotel. Come join us for a coffee, some casual conversation, and a discussion about the debate on February 19th!
We will be answering questions about voting in the primaries, including the Global Presidential Primary. We can also help get you introduced to phone-banking and will have Bernie merchandise as well (T-shirts for sale, flyers to give away).
Both US and non-US citizens are welcome. Regardless of whether you are a Bernie supporter or just someone who is interested, please feel free to stop by.
The Student Hotel
Prager Strasse 13
The 2020 US Presidential Elections: Bernie Sanders as Game Changer? (in German) – Friday, February 28, 6 pm – 8 pm, Schlosskeller
Die Bewerbung des U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders für das Amt des US-Präsidenten versteht sich als Katalysator für eine progressive Alternative zum politischen und wirtschaftlichen Status Quo. Gemeinsam mit amerikanischen Linken, gehen wir kurz vor dem „Super Tuesday“, am 3. März den Fragen nach: Wie funktioniert eigentlich das Wahlsystem der USA? Was sind die zentralen Forderungen progressiver Bewerber der Demokraten, allen voran Bernie Sanders? Wirkt der Roosevelt‘sche „New Deal“ der 1940er Jahre bis heute nach, wenn es um linke Identitäten geht? Welche Überschneidungen gibt es in den Forderungen im U.S. Präsidentschaftswahlkampf und denen der deutschen Linken?
Ethan Earle ist Ko-Vorsitzender der Internationalen Kommission der Demokratischen Sozialisten von Amerika (DSA).
Prof. Alex Bretz ist Kurator der amerikanischen Patton-Stiftung.
Thomas Hanson ist Soziologie-Professor an einem College bei Minneapolis/USA (über skype).
Hellmut Lotz aus Saarbrücken hat in einem amerikanischen Landkreis Obama’s Wahlkampagne geleitet.
Der Eintritt ist frei.
CALL FOR SUPPORTERS throughout Germany to help with the Global Presidential Primary
Want to get involved and find fellow Bernie supporters around you? We are looking for enthusiastic Bernie supporters throughout Germany to help us organize for the Global Primary. There are about 170,000 U.S. citizens in Germany and we are hoping to reach as many as possible! Please check out your local Facebook group or get in touch with us via e-mail and we will be happy to send you flyer prints and whatever else you need to help with your canvassing efforts.
Just as important is our search for Team Bernie poll volunteers and observers who would be stationed throughout Germany at the 29 polling locations. Please get in touch if you can spare some time at a polling location near you between March 3rd and 10th. We need all hands on deck in order to ensure a fair and transparent voting process during the Global Primary.
Vote in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary
DEMOCRATS ABROAD GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY MARCH 3-10, 2020
In 2020 the GPP will be held from March 3rd through 10th in hundreds of locations worldwide. It is possible to vote by mail-in ballot or in-person. Same-day registration is possible.
The voting locations in Germany will be:
AACHEN / AUSBURG / BERLIN / BONN / BREMEN / BRAUNSCHWEIG / COLOGNE / DARMSTADT / DÜSSELDORF / DRESDEN / ESSEN / FRANKFURT AM MAIN / FRIEDRICHSHAFEN / GÖTTINGEN / HAMBURG / HEIDELBERG / JENA / KASSEL / KOBLENZ / LANDSTUHL / LEIPZIG / MANNHEIM / MUNICH / MÜNSTER / NÜRNBERG / REGENSBURG / SAARBRÜCKEN / STUTTGART / WIESBADEN
In Berlin the GPP will be held on two separates dates at the Microsoft Digital Eatery, Unter den Linden 17, 10117.
Tuesday, March 3, 12 pm to 8 pm
Sunday, March 8, 11 am to 7 pm
PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
For registration and more details please head to https://www.democratsabroad.org/2020primary
FAQ about voting in the DA Primary by bernie2020abroad: https://bernie2020abroad.org/resources/democrats-abroad-faq/
Democrats Abroad Events: https://www.democratsabroad.org/de_events
OR/AND register to vote in your home state and request an absentee ballot (check registration deadlines):
PRO-TIP: You can request the absentee ballot from your home state to vote down ballot (but not for the Presidential Primary) AND still vote in the Democrats Abroad Global Primary.