January 08, 2024

DA France January Newsletter

Every month, Democrats Abroad France brings you news, events, and information in a concise format.

In this edition:

  • Now You Can Register to Vote!
  • News That Didn't Make Headlines
  • Volunteer with Us
  • Phonebanking is Starting
  • Global Presidential Primary
  • Funding the Fight


Democrats Abroad France sends you our best wishes for this new year. May it bring us peace, joy, democracy, and a Blue Wave 🌊

That wave starts rolling now. Americans living abroad must request their ballots every election year. Don’t put it off: Primaries are around the corner, and since it takes longer to vote from abroad, it’s important to request your ballot very early. 

  • At www.VoteFromAbroad.org, fill out an FPCA form to request your ballot.
  • Tell American family and friends living abroad to do the same: Share this message!
  • Need help registering or requesting your ballot? Call us at 07 555-FRDEM (07 55 53 73 36). You can also use the chat bubble at VoteFromAbroad.org or email [email protected].

International Voter Registration Day is January 15th: Click here for a calendar reminder to request your ballot.

News That Didn't Make Headlines: 2023 in Review

The Biden-Harris Administration had some significant 2023 achievements you may not have heard about. Here are some real wins we should celebrate as we move into 2024!

As an all-volunteer organization, we need your help in election years. Do you have particular skills that could help us in our effort to get out the vote among Americans in France? Do you have political or campaign experience, voter registration experience, or technical skills like IT or graphic design? Help us protect democracy! If you’d like to volunteer with us, please fill out this form.

Global Presidential Primary

Stay tuned for more information about the Global Presidential Primary. Every four years, Democrats Abroad holds our own Global Presidential Primary so you can vote for the presidential primary candidate of your choice. For the presidential primary only, our members may vote in either their home states or in DA’s global primary. Our primary will take place during the week of March 5th to 12th, online and in person in Paris. Other chapters will hold informal voting assistance events during the primary week. More information coming soon!

We'll be making phone calls to our members to remind them to request their ballots, so we're building our phonebanking team. Phonebanking is easy, free, flexible, and a good way to make an impact in 2024. If you’re interested in joining our phonebanking team, please fill out this form, and we’ll contact you with more information.

Let us make the case to you that a donation to Democrats Abroad France WILL have a massive impact in 2024.

These are the facts: The number of Americans moving to France has tripled since 2020, many in the last 12 months. Many of them are likely Democrats, who will need help figuring out how to vote from abroad. France already has vast untapped potential, and this recent trend is an enormous opportunity that could be the key to big wins in 2024, but ONLY if we find these new residents and help them vote! To do this, DA France will need resources. We’ll spend funds on advertising, textbanking, printed materials like mailers, and outreach in areas where we’re not yet present. We’re a 100% volunteer-run organization funded by donations: Your gift goes not to salaries but to the nitty-gritty work of finding and helping Democrats. To donate to DA France, please click here. To donate 50% to DA France and 50% to Democrats Abroad (the global organization that pays for our website, phonebanking, and many operational costs), please click here. Please consider donating on a monthly basis as a sustaining donor: These donations help us immensely as they allow us to budget for the future. We’re very grateful for your donation! 

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