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 8 vibrant chapters in Paris, Toulouse, Marseille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, the Riviera, Normandy, 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
| DAF Secretary
| DAF Treasurer
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  • News

    VoteFromAbroad.org Takes Off At the American Library in Paris

    Special elections in the US still to take place in 2017 require our attention, notably in Virginia and New Jersey.  Also at stake is a Senate seat in mega-red Alabama where Democrat  Doug Jones will pit himself against the probable candidate, Luther Strange (miracles can happen), or Roy Moore, depending on the upcoming Republican Primary, for Jeff Session's old seat.  In Gubernatorial races, Chris Christie is term limited out in 2017, and popular Democrat Phil Murphy looks poised to take his seat.   Democrat Terry McAuliffe, also term-limited in Virginia, leaves Dem Ralph Northam in a neck and neck race against Ed Gillespie, former Chair of the RNC.  Numerous mayoral races are taking place across the country, and you should check your state to see what's up and VOTEFROMABROAD.ORG

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 12:30 PM · €15.00 EUR · 21 rsvps
    Member Home in Tassin la Demi-Lune, France

    "No to the Wall” - Burrito Blast

    Democrats Abroad Lyon will be hosting our first back to work, back to school, back to resistance event.  The theme is "No to the Wall," which signifies to us a rejection of all hatred, racism and bigotry and a call to unity in America.

    In keeping with the theme “No to the Wall”, we will be serving delicious home-made Mexican cuisine!  On the menu: burritos with guacamole, salsa, pico de gallo, mole, beans and rice.

     This will be an opportunity to meet and to discuss, vent, and/or commiserate with other Democrats/Progressives from the Lyon area. 

    Tickets must be purchased in advance on-line for entrance to the event: 15€ for adults, 10€ for teens (12-17) and free for children 11 and under.  Last date to purchase tickets: September 17.  Ticket price includes all food.  Participants are asked to bring drinks to share.  Address and transportation supplied on ticketing website.

    We welcome DALyon members, family and friends as well as non-members interested in joining Democrats Abroad Lyon. 

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 57 rsvps

    Can Technology Bring Back Voters to the Democratic Party

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    LIZ JAFF 

    a young organizer, fundraiser, community builder and tech whiz will be in Europe and has agreed to speak to our member to explain what the tech world and Silicon Valley can bring to the sphere of Democratic politics.  

    Liz Jaff is today part of the transition team in Washington to put together a new technology team within the DNC, the new frontier for the Democratic Party.

    She has worked and works at the crossroads of technology and politics to encourage more state and local candidates to run for office – and to WIN.  

    Moderated by Jonathon Holler, Vice Chair, Democrats Abroad France and with the participation of Lex Paulson, Sciences Po