Swiss in Denver worry about changes at home

For Swiss Abroad thinking about returning home someday, Swiss sovereignty remains important.

This content was published on August 26, 2019 - 20:00
Michele Andina (videographer) and Susan Misicka (moderator) in Denver

As part of our series of roundtable discussions in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in October, Swiss people living in Colorado weigh in on the issues that matter most to them.

In this talk we hear from members of the Swiss-American Friendship Society, who crowded into a Swiss-run café in Denver to chat about why they vote – or not – and their concerns about the influence of Europe and other nations on their homeland.

SWI on tour
How do Swiss citizens living abroad view the political debate in their home country? What is important to the expat Swiss community when they vote?

To tap into the mood of the “fifth Switzerland” during this general election year, swissinfo.ch visited clubs in Europe as well as the Americas in summer 2019. Within the United States, we met Swiss living in Boston, Denver, Minneapolis and New Orleans.

For more interviews, portraits and behind-the-scenes coverage, check out the hashtags #SWIonTour and #WeAreSwissAbroad on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Want to get in touch with us? Use the comment section below, or reach out to discussion leader Susan Misicka on Twitter.

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