Newsletter December 19th 2019 – Debate Watch THIS FRIDAY / DA Ballot update / Dec events / Voter registration / Podcast

Debate Watch Party and Year-End Meetup THIS FRIDAY

Interkulturelles Haus Schöneberg
Geßlerstr. 11, 10829 Berlin
Friday December 20th from 7pm

Pumped or worried after the House impeachment? Here’s a chance to meet fellow progressives and stay focused – bring friends, rally some good energy and talk about what we can do in the coming year 🔥

It’s a cosy but DIY place, we’ll bring some drinks and order pizza, feel free to contribute or just drop by! Kitchen and cutlery available.

Candidates that have qualified:
Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Andrew Yang, Elisabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Steyer

Maybe also a chance to pick up a last-minute Christmas present? 👉 Bernie T-Shirts


In light of the UK Elections, we’ve decided to keep regular Bernie events going through the holidays – come join us if you are in town!

SATURDAYS – Run for Bernie!

Our joggers on Saturday have been having an awesome time talking Bernie and meeting people around town in their Bernie shirts! 

Meeting on most Saturdays 1pm at Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Park (or open to other suggested routes) – please shoot us an email anytime. 

Last minute RSVPs welcomed!

SUNDAYS – Phone- and Textbanking for Bernie

Our Phone- and Textbank Sundays are making waves on social media and inspiring people all over the world!  All you need is a laptop (and headphones for phonebanking).

22nd Dec: Emserstr. 21, 10719 Berlin (U7 Fehrbelliner Platz / U3 Hohenzollernplatz)
29th Dec: Geßlerstr. 5, 10829 (S1 Julius-Leber-Brücke / U7 Kleistpark)

Setting up starts at 5pm, lines open at 6pm.  RSVP at any of our social media platforms or at mail@germanyforbernie.com

Or try it at home!
Texting: https://berniesanders.com/text/
or our texting from abroad guide germanyforbernie.com/texting

Phonebanking: https://berniesanders.com/call/ 
*Don’t forget to join our phonebanking team Germany4Bernie and count your calls!  berniepb.com

PODCAST GERMANY FOR BERNIE

Check out our very own Podcast focusing on the experiences and perspectives of U.S. citizens living abroad.

Ep. 1 – Discussion of personal experiences of healthcare and college in different countries
Ep. 2 – Interview with Berlin For Labour volunteers discussing the inspiring organizing here in Berlin, the aftermath of the UK election and where we all go from here. 

Don’t forget to like / subscribe – there will be more to come!  Feedback and volunteers welcomed.

https://soundcloud.com/germanyforbernie

DON’T LIVE IN BERLIN?  HOST YOUR OWN EVENTS

Only 45 Days to Iowa!  Consider hosting your events and meet fellow Bernie supporters in your neighborhood.  Phone- and Textbanking is one of the most effective ways to help the campaign from abroad.

There is a specific document from the campaign for posting events from abroad on the Bernie Events Map – let’s show our solidarity on map.berniesanders.com!  We would also be very happy to help advertise on social media.  Posting Events from Abroad


Sidenote: Bernie Iowa update The Hill (December 16 2019): Sanders surges ahead of Iowa caucuses
“The latest NPR-PBS-Marist national survey released Sunday found Biden with the support of 24 percent of respondents, Sanders at 22 percent and Warren at 17 percent, with the Vermont senator leading among progressives, independents, men, nonwhite voters and young people. Sanders has a 20-point lead over the next closest contender among voters under the age of 45.

Sanders has also raised more money than anyone else while reaching the 4 million donors milestone in record time.

The campaign has five offices in the state and says it has surpassed 8 million attempted voter contacts through its network of 760,000 volunteers.

DEMOCRATS ABROAD GLOBAL PRIMARY 2020 UPDATE

Thank you to all who signed the petition, Bernie ist now ON THE BALLOT! You will be able to vote for Bernie at the Democrats Abroad Primary electronically or in-person in a town near you.  FAQs about voting in the Democrats Abroad Primary (please read and share):


VOTING INFO FOR THE 50 STATES – Bernie 2020 50 State Voting Info

Please check if you plan to vote in your home state – there has been reports of registration issues in California, Wisconsin and Georgia, either party registrations changed or deregistered completely.  Please follow the link above and check your registration just to be sure.

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A LONG READ:

A recent article making the rounds –

BuzzFeed News (Dec 16, 2019) You Don’t Know Bernie Sanders

“.. He believes his presidential campaign can, he says, help people “feel less alone.”He is trying to change the way people interact with private hardship in this country, which is to say, silently and with self-loathing. He is trying, in as literal a sense as you could imagine, to excise “shame” and “guilt” from the American people. These are not words you hear often in politics, but in interviews this year with the candidate, his wife, and his top advisers, they are central to his strategy to win. He is imagining a presidential campaign that brings people out of alienation and into the political process simply by presenting stories where you might recognize some of your own struggles.”

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PASS IT ON:

WHAT YOU CAN DO FROM ABROAD

germanyforbernie.com/whatyoucando

HOW TO VOTE FROM ABROAD

REGISTER TO VOTE AND REQUEST ABSENTEE BALLOT FROM YOUR HOME STATE:

Federal Voting Assistance Programm – for overseas voters
FAQs from the U.S. Department of State

VOTE IN THE GLOBAL DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY 2020:

Democrats Abroad 2020 Primary Information

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