LGBTQ+ Caucus

Candidate Statements for the 2023 DA France LGBTQ+ Steering Committee Elections


The nominations and call for candidates period for the 2023 DA France LGBTQ+ Caucus Elections has now closed. Please find below statements for the candidates standing for election for the two officer positions up for election. 

The DA France LGBTQ+ Caucus Election will take place via Zoom on Saturday March 11 at 11AM -RSVP here to get the Zoom link.

All members of the DA France LGBTQ+ Caucus will receive an email containing a link to the ballot, which may be used for early voting. Those who attend the Election and Meeting will have the chance to hear from the candidates before voting.

New members are welcome to join and vote — please do so by March 10. You must be a U.S. citizen living overseas and at least 18 years old at the time of the next federal election to join Democrats Abroad, and be living in France to vote in this election (join here:, and also be a LGBTQ+ member of the Global LGBTQ+ Caucus (join here: 

Questions? Contact the LGBTQ+ Caucus Election Board at [email protected].

The elections will be decided by a plurality of votes (the candidate who gets the most votes in the election wins). DAF does not accept proxy votes. Since there is an early online voting process, nominations from the floor during the in-person election event will not be accepted. The ballot includes a space for write-in candidates for all positions. 
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Welcome to the DA France LGBTQ+ Caucus!

Welcome to the DAFrance LGBTQ+ Caucus blog. We have created this space to share news, events, and ideas within the community of our members in France. The Democrats Abroad LGBTQ+ Caucus is a forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex members and any Democrat abroad who supports them. 

Our mission is to support, educate and enlighten our community with social, political and cultural events. We hope to engage, empower and motivate our members and the larger community of Americans in France to exercise their right to vote from abroad. 

We encourage you to reach out to us to provide content and ideas for this blog in order to keep it as interactive as possible. You can contact the DAFrance LGBTQ+ Interim co-Chairs - Fred Hoffman and Juan Cerda at [email protected].

We invite you to visit our Global LGBT+ Caucus webpage in order to learn more about our global initiatives and to join the LGBT Caucus (if you haven't already done so).