In this November issue: Upcoming Events - Democrats Abroad

In this November issue: Upcoming Events - Democrats Abroad

In this November issue:

Upcoming Events

1. November 30, Vienna Meet-Up: Michael Waltner on the "state of faith" in America

2. December 10, Salzburg Meet-Up

• Issues, Actions

3. Thank you voters, volunteers and supporters!

4. Did you see DAA Media Contact, Stanley Hale, on ORF Club 2?

5. Join Democrats Abroad Austria on Facebook

• DAA Review

6. Steven Hill visit to Vienna and Salzburg

7. Election night party in Vienna on November 2

8. November Meet-Up in Salzburg on November 5

• Links to other Democrats Abroad information

• How to contact us

Upcoming Events

Vienna November Meet-Up: Michael Waltner on the "state of faith" in America

What is the "state of faith" in American society today? What role does religion play in politics and are we

really as tolerant as we profess to be? How do you feel about the "Ground Zero Mosque"? Popular DAA

member, Mike Waltner, will try to answer these and more questions about "Faith and Society" at the

November Member Meet-up. Mike Waltner holds a BA in Religious Studies from Penn State University,

and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University in New York City. He is

formerly Director of Operations at the Interfaith Center of New York and was a Democratic candidate

for US Congress.


Date: Tuesday, 30 November

Gathering time: 6:00 p.m.

Begin: 6:30 sharp!

Place: T.G.I. Friday's

**The Vienna Member Meet-ups start at 6:30 sharp!**

The room that T.G.I. Friday's kindly lets us use at no cost must be vacated by 8 p.m. We gather and

order our food and drink from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. the presentation begins. If you arrive

after 6:30 p.m., please enter quietly and order food and drink after the presentation.

There will be no Vienna December Meet-Up.

Salzburg December Meet-Up

Members and friends are welcome.


Date: Friday, 10 December

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Place: to be announced

Contact: Mary Ann Balko-Koch, 0664 59 23 408

See you there!

Issues, Actions

Thank you voters, volunteers and supporters!

The “mother of all mid-terms” is over. Of course we are not pleased but it could also have been worse.

DA Austria wants to first of all thank all the people who voted in the mid-term elections. If you

encouraged others to vote, we thank you for all you do to support dialog and democracy in America! And

thank you to all the people who supported our get-out-the-vote registration efforts. If you helped at an

event, did voter registration, made a monetary contribution or attended an event in support of our

efforts — thank you. DA Austria is an all-volunteer organization and we need your continued support in

order to survive and thrive.

Stanley Hale, DAA Media Contact, appeared on Club 2

In case you missed it, here is a link to the ORF Club 2 round-table talk that covered the mid-term

elections. DAA’s Media Contact, Stanley Hale, was invited to participate in the discussion along with the

former Austrian ambassador to the US, the managing editor of Der Standard, the musical director of the

Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the General Secretary of the Hayek Institute in Vienna, and an African Ph.D

student from Howard University in Washington.

Join Democrats Abroad Austria on Facebook

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fan of Democrats Abroad Austria on Facebook to get the latest updates on events and join our

discussions. Simply click on this link, log in to Facebook and click on Join.

DAA Review

Steven Hill comes to Vienna and Salzburg

US political analyst and author Steven Hill gave riveting talks to DAA in Vienna on October 9, to the

Renner Institute on October 11 and to DAA in Salzburg on October 12. Attendees at all events were very

appreciative, and asked a wide range of challenging questions. Read Steven’s blog about his 18-city

European speaking tour at:

We want to thank the following volunteers in Vienna for their help: Bruce, Harold, Marisa, Courtney,

Danny, Lino, Renee and Gail. And the following volunteers in Salzburg: Benjamin Wright, Tim Hubler and

Dr. Kimberley Coles and Dr. Steven Wuhs from the Bildungsverein der Universität von Redlands.

For Hill’s comparisons of US and European political, military, economic and environmental policies, and

his thoughts on what the US could learn from Europe read his latest book Europe’s Promise: Why the

European Way is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age or find shorter articles and interviews at or

Election night party in Vienna on November 2

Call us a die-hard group! DA members in Vienna convened for drinks and discussion on November 2 at

Pickwick’s. Although it was not an all-night party as it was in 2008, we had a good time socializing and

talking about what the results might be. Thanks to everyone who attended and supported the cause!

November Meet-Up in Salzburg on November 5

DAA members in Salzburg met on November 5 for their monthly meeting. Great group with lots of new

faces were present to discuss the election results as well as what consequences — of losing the House —

can be expected in the next two years.

Links to other DA information

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Democrats Abroad International:

The Democratic Party:



By post, write to:

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Josefsdorf 20

A-1190 Vienna

Tel: Tel: 0676 783 3858

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