France

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Welcome to Democrats Abroad France!

Democrats Abroad France is the official country committee of U.S. Democrats living in France.   DAF is one of the original founding members of Democrats Abroad and is among its largest and most active members.   We offer a wide range of activities to our members, including voter registration assistance and education, monthly member Meet-Ups to discuss political issues and diverse topics, lectures, debates and panel discussions, film screenings, parties, guest speakers and special events throughout the year--and we have a lively Facebook page where we share all the great stuff we've got going on!

DAF has recently welcomed Governor Howard Dean, Senators Tim Kaine and Kirstin Gillibrand, Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Dina Titus, businesswoman Christie Hefner, and political journalist Richard Reeves, and thanks to the magic of the internet, we have had live video dialogues with Senators Al Franken, Corey Booker, and Elizabeth Warren.  

DAF is composed of 10 vibrant chapters in Paris, Toulouse, Marseille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, the Riviera, Avignon, Normandy, Lyon and the Rhone Alps, each with their own distinctive flavor and feel.  Whether it's Political Wine in Nice, a Speakeasy in Grenoble, a Stammtisch in Strasbourg or Bar Night in Bordeaux, there's something going on every month in our our chapters!  Our Womens' Caucus, Minority Caucus, and LGBT Caucus, our chapter of Young Democrats Abroad, and our Environmental and Energy Policy Interest Group likewise sponsor a variety of events throughout the year, ranging from public lectures to the Gay Pride Picnic.  There's plenty of opportunity to meet fellow Democrats and talk politics!

We are always excited to welcome new members and to help you vote from abroad, so whether you are new to France or having been living here for a while, please join with us to elect Democrats back home.  When Americans abroad vote, Democrats win, and when Democrats win, we all prosper.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer with DAF please contact us.   

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DA France Leadership:

| DAF Chair
| DAF Vice Chair, Global Women's Caucus Co-Chair
| DAF Secretary
| DAF Treasurer
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  • News

    Bringing Back the Democratic Party

    Larry Cohen, co-Chair of the Unity Reform Commission within the Democratic National Committee and founder and Chair of Our Revolution, spoke in Paris on Friday October 27. Cohen is also the former President of the Communications Workers of American, AFL-CIO. His message to the packed-in audience of Democrats Abroad and Our Revolution was an important one: how to build up a more inclusive Democratic Party that delivers a message to Democrats of all stripes. “Out of reform, comes unity,” says Larry.  You can watch the evening's discussion HERE.

    Among other issues, Larry Cohen stressed the need to enlist support for Medicare for All. See Democrats Abroad’s endorsement HERE 

    And if you have a story to tell yourself about your single payer experiences living abroad, please CLICK HERE 

    Democrats Abroad will be sharing our stories with Congress to help the fight for affordable healthcare for All Americans.

    Democrats Abroad stands up for these and many other issues, and fights for your rights at home and away from home.  

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    Liz Jaff, a Democrat in the Trump Era

    Liz Jaff came to Paris precisely to answer the question “What is the Democratic Party doing to win back the seats in the House and Senate?”

    In the two days she was here, she engaged in conversations and dialogues about party politics. Liz works at the intersection of technology, political fundraising and grassroots campaigns. She’s part of the “new blood” that we keep hearing we need in the Party. In February 2017, she ran for Vice Chair of the DNC (Democratic Nation Committee) and lost, but stayed on with the transition team, specifically in technology.

    People like Liz - and others from Silicon Valley - can bring a lot to the sphere of Democratic progressive politics. Thanks to Liz, the DNC has already recruited some of the best in the field under the leadership of Raffi Krikorian: Megan Smith, Mikey Dickerson, Lori Thomas, Brian Lefler….and more for a first-class clean-up of the Democratic Party IT infrastructure.

    You can watch Liz’s terrific interview on France 24 here: Rebuilding The Democratic Party: Seeking a new direction in the Trump Era.
     
    And  to see her speech ("Can Technology Bring Back Democratic Voters?")  given at the American University of Paris on Thursday, September 28, click HERE 

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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 35 rsvps
    Holy Trinity Church Hall in Nice, France

    Thanksgiving Dinner

    Come enjoy this truly American meal with other Americans! This social event is open to all our members and guests.  We welcome you all to come with a side dish to be shared with fellow Americans in the region.

    Democrats Abroad will be providing the main dish, a turkey of course! But each participant is expected to bring a salad, vegatable or dessert for the event. Due to the space of the church hall, we will limit the number of RSVP's to 35 people.

    More details will come as we get closer to the date. 

     

    Parking: Palais de la Méditerranée or Grimaldi

    Public Transport: several bus stops in walking distance: GrimaldiCongrès-JoffreCongrès-Promenade

    Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 07:30 PM · $27.00 USD · 4 rsvps
    Biocoop-Lacoumpagnie in Aix-en-Provence, France

    Thanksgiving Dinner

     

    The Marseille Chapter of Democrats Abroad is delighted to be hosting 

    THANKSGIVING DINNER

    The meal will be 100% organic, 0% GMOs and 100% homemade from American family recipes! The evening starts with spiced wine and appetizers (stuffed mushrooms, deviled eggs), then moves on to the main event of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, green bean casserole (yes, with cream of mushroom soup!), pumpkin pie, pecan pie and classic cheesecake.

    The price is 27 € adults and 19 € for children under 12; wine and beer will available at additional cost.

    Open to all. Reservations are necessary.