DAF Women's Caucus Co-Chair; DNC Rep; Global Women's Caucus Steering Team

  • rsvped for Political Forum: Current Events 2020-11-25 05:18:02 -0500

    Political Forum: Current Events

    Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle and leaders of Democrats Abroad France in this Special Weekly Edition of Political Forum, where we will discuss the latest on the Biden Presidential Transition, and critical US Senate Run off elections in Georgia. Send your questions to jeanpierre-paris@hotmail.fr.

    WHEN
    November 25, 2020 at 7pm
    WHERE
    Via Zoom
    Paris 75006
    France
    Google map and directions
    11 rsvps rsvp

  • donated 2020-10-14 10:52:46 -0400

    Join former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and

    Support Democrats Abroad's Global Campaign to

    Reach the World 

    Caroline_Kennedy_US_State_Dept_photo.jpg

    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States. Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 


    We are phoning members, running social media ads, and mailing potential voters in order to win in November.


    And our Get Out the Vote campaigns work. In 2016, the number of Americans abroad who voted was 50% higher than in 2012 and in 2018, the number of voters tripled compared to 2014. And the number of overseas Americans requesting ballots in 2020 is already twice the number in 2016.


    We CAN make the difference, but we need YOUR help. Please make a donation today to fund our Global Get Out the Vote campaign.


    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

    Donate

  • Books Abroad Reads Isabel Wilkerson’s “Caste”

    The Global Women's Caucus feminist reading group is pleased to announce its next pick, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontentby Isabel Wilkerson. 

    At the end of a transformative year in the struggle for racial equality, this discussion will engage participants who are looking to expand their awareness of how racism shapes American systems and the world at large, including individual lives. 

    Isabel Wilkerson is the Pulitzer Prize winning writer of The Warmth of Other Suns. 

    In “Caste”, she uses "an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people to show how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings."

    Thanks to all who joined our discussion of "Good and Mad." We hope this discussion can go even deeper! We look forward to seeing you there!

    When: Dec. 6, 2020, 2 p.m. CET

    This is an online event. 

    WHEN
    December 06, 2020 at 8am
    51 rsvps rsvp

  • donated 2020-09-11 17:02:25 -0400

    Join Leon Panetta, Rosa DeLauro, and Ambassadors David Thorne and John Phillips (Rtd.) and help Americans in Italy vote

    Democrats Abroad will run ads on major Italian websites to reach dual citizens and other Italian-speaking Americans. This event will help ensure that the more than 78,000 Americans in Italy get the information they need about how to vote from abroad.

    Here are the details.

    When: Tuesday, September 15th, 1pm Eastern (US and Canada)
    Where: ZOOM a casa tua (your home, in case your Italian has slipped)
    This is a ticketed event. All proceeds from the event will go to getting out the US citizen vote in Italy. 

    $10,000 – Co Chair (invited to private reception)
    $5,000 – Vice Chair (invited to private reception)
    $2,500 – Host (invited to private reception)
    $1,000 – Co Host (invited to private reception)
    $500 – Paisan (invited to general admission)
    $100 (invited to general admission)
    $20.20 (invited to general admission)

    If you are unable to contribute online, send us a US Dollar check with this form to the following address.

    Democrats Abroad
    PO Box 15130
    Washington DC 20003
    USA

    Thank you for your support!

    On-line credit card contributions made to Democrats Abroad are secure, encrypted transactions made via Stripe.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

    :jr

    Donate

  • donated via 2020-08-05 10:43:36 -0400

    $565.60 raised
    GOAL: $2,020.00

    GWC Suffrage Centennial Campaign

    Donate and support a phonebanking day in memory of the suffragettes!

    Our goals are to raise at least $2,020 and make 1920 calls, encouraging U.S. overseas voters to request their ballots or register to vote before the October deadlines.  However, we really hope to have so many donors and callers that we blow by those numbers and just keep going! [Mobile device users, please scroll down to donate!]

    suffragettes100_20AUG26.jpg

    Your donation will help us continue efforts to ensure that the right to vote, so hard won in 1920, is exercised by American women** around the world.

    (** and men!)

    Honor the Suffragettes and Use Your VOTE!

    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

    Donate

  • donated via 2020-07-27 21:12:47 -0400

    Join Susan Rice and

    Support Democrats Abroad's Global Campaign to

    "Reach the World" 

    Susan Rice official photo.jpg

    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States. Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 


    We are phoning members, running social media ads, and mailing potential voters in order to win in November.


    And our Get Out the Vote campaigns work. In 2016, the number of Americans abroad who voted was 50% higher than in 2012 and in 2018, the number of voters tripled compared to 2014.


    We CAN make the difference, but we need YOUR help. Please make a donation today to fund our Global Get Out the Vote campaign.


    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

    Donate

  • donated on ActBlue 2020-11-25 04:52:13 -0500

  • donated 2020-06-08 16:26:46 -0400

    Join Howard Dean and

    Support Democrats Abroad's Global Campaign to

    "Get Out the Vote"

    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States. Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 
    We are phoning members, running social media ads, and mailing potential voters in order to win in November.
    And our Get Out the Vote campaigns work. In 2016, the number of Americans abroad who voted was 50% higher than in 2012 and in 2018, the number of voters tripled compared to 2014.
    We CAN make the difference, but we need YOUR help. Please make a donation today to fund our Global Get Out the Vote campaign.

    Image may contain: sky, cloud and outdoor
    Donations are to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.
    Donate

  • donated via 2019-05-03 00:05:09 -0400

  • donated via 2019-04-03 11:14:11 -0400

  • published Women's March Rally: View From Paris. in News 2019-01-20 16:55:58 -0500

    Women's March Rally: View From Paris.

    Our theme was VIOLENCE, in all its forms, against women.  "Sexual violence is a global epidemic that is all around us, yet it is nowhere, precisely because it permeates every facet of our presence in the world, echoing throughout political and popular cultures, ricocheting off the cement walls that define our boundaries." - Michele Chen from  Roxane Gay's "Not That Bad." 

    We need and Equal Rights Amendment to protect women against violence.  Laws alone do not solve the problem.

    Salli Swartz leads the discussion about the ERA that followed the viewing of the documentary Equal Means Equal, answering the question: Why, in the year 2019 with so many opportunities for American women, do we need the Equal Rights Amendment?

    +

  • Candlelight Vigils Take Place in France on the Eve of Armistice Day

    Democrats Abroad went into action on Saturday evening Nov. 10 as Donald Trump arrived in France. Their candlelight vigils showed him what they think about his 'leadership.'   SUPPORTING the TRUE American values including humanitarian concern for others, the first amendment, respect for science, respect for journalists, freedom from discrimination based on sexual orientation, equality for women and people of color, care for the environment and dedication to fair play and true democracy. HONORING American victims of right-wing hate crimes inspired by Trump's rhetoric. And RESPECTING our Constitution and the right to pursue investigations without hindrance.

     

    +

  • published November 6, Election Day 2018 in News 2018-11-12 04:21:17 -0500

    November 6, Election Day 2018

    The new Democratic National Committee  created an infrastructure to support candidates up and down the ballot and organize year-round -- leading to wins in some places that would've seemed unthinkable two years ago. Here are some of the ways Democrats gained ground across the country :

    • 29 House seats flipped so far -- with a good shot at flipping at least half a dozen more once all the results come in;
    • Seven governors' seats flipped;
    • Six legislative chambers flipped -- bringing the total number we've flipped up to seven this cycle;
    • Four Republican state legislature supermajorities broken;
    • In total, Democrats flipped over 290 individual state legislative races last night -- bringing our total on the cycle up to over 330!
    • Four states voted to expand voting rights, including a constitutional amendment in Florida that will restore voting rights to more than 1 million people with felony records;
    • Three state Supreme Court seats flipped;
    • Three red states voted to expand Medicaid;
    • Two states voted to raise their minimum wages;
    • One U.S. Senate seat flipped -- congrats to Jacky Rosen.

    And here are some of the incredible candidates who won historic victories last night:

    +
    Read more

  • published JUNE AND JULY BRING OT RESISTANTS ACROSS FRANCE in News 2018-07-07 21:13:08 -0400

    JUNE AND JULY BRING OUT RESISTANTS ACROSS FRANCE

    Democrats Abroad France organized rallies and candlelight vigils across the country with “Families Belong Together” events in Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, and Toulouse to protest Trump’s pointlessly cruel “Zero Tolerance” policy towards refugee and immigrant families, and a July 4th “Vive La Resistance” apero/picnic by the Seine in Paris with coalition partners to register voters and organize for the Fall.  On June 30th we marched in the LGBTQ Gay Parade.  With just four months ahead of us, we must continue to mobilize voters to speak out and defend our Democratic Party values.

    +

  • Lest We Ever Forget - Memorial Day Ceremonies in France

    Every year, Democrats Abroad France remembers the fallen soldiers who bravely died while serving in the US Armed Forces.  Decorating graves to remember the dead is an ancient tradition that continues to this day. In America the tradition began with those who died in the Civil War.  All are invited to attend.  Since 1918 is the 100th Anniversary of WWI, the ceremonies will be grandissime.    We will be laying wreaths in ceremonies throughout France on the graves of these heroes on the following dates:

    Memorial Day Ceremonies Meuse-Argonne May 27th at 11am 

    Memorial Day Ceremonies May 27th at St. Mihiel 4pm 

    Memorial Day Ceremonies Lafayette Escadrille May 27th at 10am

    Memorial Day Ceremonies Surennes May 27th at 2.30pm

    Memorial Day Ceremonies May 27th Oise-Aisne at 3pm

    Memorial Day Ceremonies Epinal May 27th at 10:30am 

    For more information, contact: ammattson52@gmail.com or brooke.elizabeth.burns@gmail.com

    +

  • published DAF Diversity Caucus Hosts MLK Event in Paris in News 2018-04-10 12:56:37 -0400

    DAF Diversity Caucus Hosts MLK Event in Paris

    DSCF3872.jpg

    On April 5, we honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The event was held in the sanctuary of the American Church in Paris where Dr. King himself spoke in October of 1965, and the Church was full. The program was organized by co-Chair of the Diversity Caucus, Reed Kennedy, and included a welcome from church clergy, excerpts from Martin Luther King's writings. music, and speeches as well as a panel discussion on the life and legacy of the civil rights icon. A key moment featured author Jake Lamar reading the moving Letter From Birmingham City Jail from the same pulpit where Dr. King spoke.

    For those of you who could not make it to the event, here are links for few pictures (photo credit: Richard Allen) as well as athe livestream video .

    +

  • published A YEAR IN TRUMPLAND in News 2018-02-01 07:38:14 -0500

    A YEAR IN TRUMPLAND

    Donald Trump was elected on the promise to change the face of American politics and bring power back to the people. The nation is today divided and more polarized than ever before. While looking back on 2017, what can we predict for American politics in 2018?   Hall Gardner, Christopher Dickey, Anne Deysine and Joe Smallhoover examined these issues on  January 22 at the American University of Paris.  You can watch the informative discussion of this memorable evening HERE.

    +

  • GRAB THEM BY THE MIDTERMS: Notes From The Paris Women’s Rally, January 21, 2018.

    Hundreds of people turned up at Place du Trocadero in the rain that had little effect on the happy, spirited, diverse crowd. There were speakers, witty creative signs, a sea of pussy hats, lots of press and many groups: Indivisibles, Our Revolution, Women’s March-Paris, Page-Paris, and more. Folks gathered to support women, Dreamers, Democrats, immigrants, people of color, transgender people, abortion rights and real news – in addition to fighting Trump and his entire agenda.

    It felt good to know that the movement didn’t end last year, and au contraire, seems to be picking up more steam.

    If you missed the exciting rally, you can watch it here 

    +

  • published #DAresists #Medicare4all in Healthcare Stories 2017-09-20 09:37:11 -0400

    #DAresists #Medicare4all

    France Our famously high-rated and humane French health care system could serve as a model for a country like the USA. While it is not completely single payer, it is a universal system that gives government control over its parts, notably private insurance and drug costs that kick in in addition to government guarantees. The Obama system was a great beginning toward this goal, one that could be streamlined and simplified to hold down administrative costs and maintain high quality care. We have to fight to keep it.


  • published DAF YOUTH CAUCUS ELECTS A NEW STEERING COMMITTEE in News 2017-05-05 11:11:12 -0400

    DAF YOUTH CAUCUS ELECTS A NEW STEERING COMMITTEE

    A new generation of Democratic leaders is rising to the fore within Democrats Abroad France!  Many thanks go to Jonathon Holler and Amy Levy-Dutailly who led Young Democrats Abroad France into the formation of a bonafide Youth Caucus over the past two years.  On April 29th at Les Marquises Bar in Paris a new steering committee of young, committed activists was elected.  Congratulations All for stepping up to the plate under the leadership of Co-Chairs, Caitlin Waters and Alex Rehbinder. And best wishes to Jonathon (recently elected to the Democrats Abroad France Executive Committee as Vice-Chair - our youngest ever) and Amy who has gone on to lead the International DA Youth Caucus. Here are the names of the new team:

     

    Caitlin Waters (Co-Chair)
    Alex Rehbinder (Co-Chair)
    Claudia Varney (Member at Large)
    Pierre Fiatlov (Member at Large)
    Mathieu Stiehl (Member at Large)
    Jessica Evangelista (Member at Large)
    Rachel Padilla (Member at Large)