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  • rsvped for Eric Holder Speaks with Democrats Abroad 2020-09-23 12:58:31 -0400

    Eric Holder Speaks with Democrats Abroad

    Eric Holder - WikipediaJoin Eric Holder as he speaks to Democrats Abroad in a call on Monday, October 5th at 1:00pm Eastern time. 

    About our speaker: Eric Holder served as President Obama's Attorney General from 2009 to 2015. He is now extensively involved in efforts to reform gerrymandering through the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.

    We are delighted that the Attorney General is speaking with us in a special outreach to Democrats Abroad members located in Africa (though this event is open to all!).

    Ticket cost: While there is no donation requirement to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $20.20 - or more - to help support outreach to thousands of potential voters!  Even if you can't join the call, you can show your support by clicking HERE to make a donation. Please help get out the vote around the world in this crucial election year. All proceeds to the October 5th event go to Democrats Abroad.

    When: Monday, October 5, 2020, 1:00 PM Eastern time (Washington, DC time). 
    Where: Zoom Call (RSVP below to receive the link)


    The Biden Victory Fund invites you to join a ticketed event on Thursday, September 24 at 1:00pm Eastern with:   

    Attorney General Eric Holder
    Congressmember Karen Bass
    Luol Deng
    Isha Sesay

    The discussion will focus on “How Your Vote Counts: The Impact of the 2020 Election for the African Diaspora. Tickets start at $25.

    To RSVP for the Biden Victory Fund event, please rsvp at joebiden.com by clicking here. RSVPing for the Democrats Abroad event will not provide a link to this fundraising event. Video call details will be provided to all confirmed guests 24-48 hours prior to the event.

    Note that the Victory Fund event is NOT a Democrats Abroad fundraiser and all proceeds for this event will go to the Biden Victory Fund.


     

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  • A Broken Heart - In Memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

     

    by Connie Borde, Co-Chair of the DAFrance Women's Caucus, formerly DNC Representative and Chair of Democrats Abroad France.

    Today is a sad day. Like many Americans, I mourn the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And like many American women who came of age in the 60s, I lost the woman who stood for everything I believed in and who had our backs: equal rights for those who were deprived them, for women like me, but also for the many in our society.  

    Here’s what Bill Clinton said when he appointed Ginsburg to the Supreme Court:

    “Throughout her life, she has repeatedly stood for the individual, the person less well off, the outsider in society, and has given these people greater hope by telling them that they have a place in our legal system, by giving them a sense that the Constitution and the laws protect all the American people, not simply the powerful.” 

    All of RBGs written opinions reflected her beliefs, she never wavered. When the Court sadly moved to the right, her dissenting opinions were eloquent monuments to the cause of equal justice under the law for all: minority rights, voting rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, gender equality, and more.  

    While we mourn her death, we’d better get ready for the fight.

    “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

    Women of the world, mourn….and unite.  We cannot accept a ramrod nomination.


  • FOURTH Democratic Debate: Watch Events around France

    The FOURTH DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY DEBATE will be hosted by CNN and The New York Times and will be broadcast live from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio on CNN.  The debate will air October 15 from 8P Eastern Time (October 16 from 2am in France). This will be the FOURTH of twelve planned Democratic Primary Debates.

    For more information on this debate from The New York Times, click on this link to their website.

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  • Third Democratic Debate: Watch Events around France

    The THIRD DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY DEBATES will be broadcast live from Houston, Texas on ABC.  The debate will air September 12 from 8P Eastern Time (September 13 from 2am in France). This will be the third of twelve planned Democratic Primary Debates.

    For more information on this debate from ABC, click on this link to their website.

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  • Democratic Primary Debate Watch Events around France

    The SECOND DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY DEBATES will be broadcast live from Detroit on CNN July 30 & 31 from 8P Eastern (July 31 & Aug 1 from 2A France). This will be the 2nd of twelve planned Democratic Primary Debates.

     

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  • published Voting Reminder in News 2019-04-29 07:28:18 -0400

    Early/Absentee voting in the DA France Elections closes May 8th

    Don't Wait to Vote:

    Your Early Vote/Absentee Ballot Has Been Sent via Email

    The Early Vote/Absentee Ballot is optional -- Democrats Abroad France members may use this online Early Vote/Absentee Ballot to vote in the National Leadership Elections in advance of the May 11, 2019 Election and Meeting. It may also be returned by mail (see ballot instructions for more details). This Early Vote/Absentee ballot will remain open until the end of the day Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

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  • published On Our Mind in On Our Mind 2019-04-22 05:38:19 -0400

    On Our Mind

    Earth Day

    We’re guests on this planet. And let’s face it ... we’re not always good ones.

    So for Earth Day this year, how about taking the Trash Tag Challenge?

    It’s simple: take a before photo of a place where there is a bunch of trash, then clean it all up.  Take an after photo when finished. You get bragging rights and can motivate others by documenting it on Instagram and Twitter using #trashtagchallenge.*

    For other ideas on how to pay homage to our big blue marble, check out the Earth Day Network

    * Send your photos to us on our Democrats Abroad France Facebook page with the names of the people in the picture.  We'll post them on the page to encourage other members to do the same!!!

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  • Voting in the DA France Leadership Elections is Open

    Early Vote/Absentee Ballots Have Been Sent via Email

    The Early Vote/Absentee Ballot is optional -- Democrats Abroad France members may use this online Early Vote/Absentee Ballot to vote in the National Leadership Elections in advance of the May 11, 2019 Election and Meeting. It may also be returned by mail (see ballot instructions for more details). This Early Vote/Absentee ballot will remain open until the end of the day Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

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  • published Democrats Abroad France Stands In Solidarity in News 2019-04-15 17:44:25 -0400

    Democrats Abroad France Stands In Solidarity

    Democrats Abroad France stands in solidarity with the people of Paris and of France as Notre Dame burns this evening. We honor the firefighters and police for their efforts to save this extraordinary edifice, appreciated around the world as a symbol of French history, culture, art and humanity and acknowledged for its beauty. 

    We encourage the Americans of France to join our French friends and families in the effort to rebuild Notre Dame, as President Macron has pledged the French Nation will do.

  • published Marseille in News 2019-04-15 12:41:20 -0400

    Marseille

    Photo by Robert Hale

    Welcome to Democrats Abroad Marseille!

    We are a friendly politically active community of American citizens and Democrats living in the Aix-Marseille region of France. We organize events, meetings and Primary Democratic elections together and for all members of our DA community.

    Last year we had some wonderful events including:

    • A ‘March for our Lives’ (gun control) rally in Aix en Provence on March 24th (see events)
    • Conferences at the American College of the Mediterranean in Aix en Provence
    • Voting Registration booths at our events

    As often as possible we try to organize an American holiday together – whether it be a 4thof July potluck or a Thanksgiving Day dinner at a local organic restaurant.  Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events as the year evolves.

    We encourage all Democrats to get in touch with us if interested in participating with Democrats Abroad in Marseille or have any ideas for events.

    If you have questions, please contact us!

    Susan Fitoussi – Chapter Chair

    Democrats Abroad Marseille

    Email - Info-FR-Marseille@democratsabroad.org


  • published On our mind... in On Our Mind 2019-04-15 05:57:22 -0400

    On our mind...

    THE 75THANNIVERSARY OF THE D-DAY LANDINGS

    June 6th, 2019, is the 75thanniversary of the Allied landing in Normandy, marking the beginning of the end of WWII and the liberation of Europe.

    There will surely be plenty of commemorative celebrations in Normandy, although given the expected large crowds, road closures and concerns for security, it’s important to plan ahead. It’s doubtful anyone we’ll be able to pitch up on the day of and get access.

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  • Democrats voted in March and April...for DA France Chapter Leaders

    Our members have elected their local leadership for the twelve DA France chapters!

    Congratulations to the new Chapter leadership and thank you to the outgoing leaders who have contributed their time and energy to build DA France and to power the Blue Wave in 2018.

    Please take a moment to scroll down and meet our local leadership teams in Paris, Toulouse, Marseille, Riviera, Avignon, Grenoble, Lyon, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Brittany, Normandy, and Montpellier. Click on the chapter name to visit their webpage for news and events. You can also find many DA France chapters on Facebook.

    In 2019, we also welcome two new chapters to DA France - Paris and Montpellier! Paris? Yes! We now have in place the organizational structure for a chapter with a dedicated leadership team to engage and mobilize the progressive American community in the nation’s capital. We have a talented and motivated group ready to create a vibrant Paris chapter.

    So, let’s start there… 

     

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  • DA France National and Chapter Elections Notifications

     

    As a Democrats Abroad France member, you will receive email notifications of elections for our National Executive Committee as well as your local Chapter Leadership Committee.*

    If you do not receive emails for the Call for Candidates and Election notice and Early Vote/Absentee Ballot, that means that you have chosen in the past not to receive emails from Democrats Abroad (or perhaps we do not have your current email address).

    ✔️ If you would like to opt-in to receive emails, please go to www.democratsabroad.org. Under Account Settings you can change your privacy preferences and check that we have the correct email address on file for you.
    ✔️ If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, it is quick and easy to join. Just go to www.democratsabroad.org.

    Your vote for our Country Committee and Chapter leadership will help ensure that we serve your needs and interests as a Democrats Abroad member. 

    Please note that all DAFrance members can attend the National Election Meeting** to vote in person. For more information on this meeting and to RSVP, click here. If you do not wish to receive our regular emails, you can still receive your ballot via email or postal delivery by contacting the DAF Election board at electionboarddaf@gmail.com.
    * The Call for Candidacies with for the national executive committee can be found here.
    ** For information regarding local chapter elections, check with your chapter leadership or click here.

    In addition, by opting to receive our emails, you can stay up-to-date on:
    • Taxation Task Force news
    • Women’s, Diversity, Youth and LGBT Caucus activities
    • Important information on voting from abroad (including, special elections)
    • Presentations, Discussions, Meet-ups, and Webinars on a broad array of topics (including visits from prominent political figures)

  • published DA Lyon Chapter Leadership Elections in News 2019-03-09 07:42:40 -0500

    DA Lyon Chapter Leadership Elections

    Back to the ballot box...It's time to elect new leadership for the DA Lyon chapter. 

    The DA Lyon chapter leadership committee will be comprise of the following members:
    Chapter Chair
    Chapter Vice Chair
    Chapter Treasurer
    Chapter Secretary
    Member-At-Large (5)

    Meet the candidates by clicking here.

    ✔️ YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR EARLY VOTE/ABSENTEE BALLOT VIA EMAIL. If you do not receive the ballot from the DALyon Election Officer via email, it is because you have chosen to opt OUT of receiving our emails. To opt IN to receiving emails from Democrats Abroad, sign in and go to your member account at www.democratsabroad.org.

    ✔️ TO RECEIVE A BALLOT BY EMAIL (EXCEPTIONALLY) OR VIA POSTAL DELIVERY, please send a ballot request to daf-lyon@democratsabroad.org, specifying how you would like your ballot to be delivered and providing the email address or the postal address where you would like to receive your ballot.

    ** The deadline to return your ballot (electronically or via postal delivery) is by the end of day March 21st **

    ✔️ YOU MAY ALSO VOTE IN-PERSON AT THE DALYON CHAPTER ELECTION ON MARCH 23rd.  For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

    ✔️ Note: you MUST be a member of Democrats Abroad France - Lyon chapter to receive a ballot and to vote in the chapter elections. If you are not yet a member, you can join at www.democratsabroad.org/join.  In order to vote in-person at the election meeting, please join by end of day March 22nd.  If you are a DA France member who has recently moved to the greater Lyon area, please ensure that your address is up-to-date in your membership account by going to www.democratsabroad.org under ACCOUNT SETTINGS.

    Questions?  Contact us at daf-lyon@democratsabroad.org.


  • Democrats Abroad France Chapter Elections...Your Vote Counts

    Spring is almost here...and so are the elections for Democrats Abroad France chapter leadership.  Throughout March (and early April), the eleven chapters of Democrats Abroad France will hold elections for the local leadership.  In most cases, the call for candidates has gone out from the chapters.  In many cases, there is still time to send in your candidacy.

    Here is a list of our chapters - some old, some new -  and the dates of their elections.   Click on your chapter to be directed to the webpage with specific local information.  Feel free to contact your local chapter leadership for more information on the elections.

    We encourage all Democrats Abroad France members to get involved in your local chapter in 2019!  Through the efforts of our local volunteers, DAFrance helped to drive the high level of overseas voting in the 2018 mid-terms that changed the direction of American politics.  However, our Get Out The Vote (GOTV) and other activities don’t come without the sustained efforts of the chapter executive committees. 

    With Democrats winning the House of Representatives in 2018, we must keep the momentum of our voices being heard loud and clear.  2020 is going to be another critical election year for the  Democratic Party...and for our country!  We need as many members as possible involved on a local level.  Even if you choose not to run for a leadership position, we encourage you to vote and to attend your chapter's election...you can meet the new leadership and other DA France members from your community. 

    Please note these are local elections which are independent of the national election for the DA-France Executive Committee to be held later this spring.

  • DALyon Chapter leadership committee elections are coming

    Every two years, we elect a new leadership committee of the Democrats Abroad France - Lyon Chapter. This year the elections will take place on Saturday, March 23rd from 4:30pm to 5:00pm.*

    We will host an apéro to welcome our members and to announce the elections results. Please join us at:

    Quality Suites Lyon Confluence
    50 Cours Charlemagne
    69002 Lyon

    You will be able to vote electronically, by post or in-person.  Ballots will be sent electronically two weeks prior to the election. To vote for the DAF Lyon leadership committee, you need to be a member of Democrats Abroad, over 18 years of age and living in the greater Lyon area.

    The Call for Candidates has been sent out and the deadline for reception of candidacies is March 2nd. The positions open on the DALyon leadership committee are:

    • Chapter Chair
    • Chapter Vice Chair
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
    • Member-at-large (3)

    There is still time to submit your candidacy to us at daf-lyon@democratsabroad.org. All that you need to provide is your name, the position that you wish to run for and a brief candidate statement (150 words). For a description of the open positions and eligibility requirements, click here

    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at daf-lyon@democratsabroad.org.

    To ensure fair and transparent elections, the DAFrance - Lyon Chapter elections will be overseen by an independent Election Officer.  The Election Officer may not be running for a position on the leadership committee.  This year, the Election Officer is the outgoing DALyon Chapter Chair, Robin Guinot.

    Note: this is our local election and is independent of the national election for the DA-France Executive Committee to be held later this spring.


    * The elections will take place following the Tax Talk event. You do not need to reserve a place to attend the elections. However, should you wish to attend the Tax Talk event from 2:30 to 4:30pm, we recommend that you RSVP to assure a place there.


  • Black History Month Discussion: "Is America Now a Refuge for French Blacks?"

    France has long been a welcoming haven for African-American artists, from Henry Osawa Tanner to Dexter Gordon. Is the United States now a refuge for France's blacks, playing a similar role in reverse?  As the presence of Africans and Afro-Caribbeans has grown in France in recent decades, tensions have risen between the descendants of immigrants and the native population. The visibility of blacks in professional and public positions is limited. Socio-economic inequality and problems with police are very similar to those in the United States. Increasingly, French blacks have turned to the U.S. for inspiration and opportunity. Intellectuals have found teaching opportunities in the U.S. Activists have sought inspiration in the political strategies of African-Americans.

    Democrats Abroad France - Diversity Caucus  will be hosting a discussion focused on  black history in France on February 28th. We will be welcoming journalist, author, filmmaker and activist Rokhaya Diallo in a discussion moderated by author, journalist and all-around "man of the world" Joel Dreyfuss.

    About Rokhaya Diallo: Journalist and author, she devotes her work to issues related to  racial equality.  She has published "How to Talk About Racism to Children" and "Afro!" with the photographer Brigitte Sombié.  Ms. Diallo has directed several documentaries including "The Networks of Hate" devoted to cyberbullying and "From Paris to Ferguson: Guilty of Being Black" about police violence in France and the United States.  To read more from Rokhaya Diallo.

    This discussion will focus on the peculiar status of blacks in France, their perception of African-American progress and the challenges of developing a successful strategy for full equality in France.

    We are asking for an optional donation of 5€ to help us cover the costs of the event.

    RSVP 


  • published Welcome to Democrats Abroad Toulouse! in News 2019-01-17 07:49:12 -0500

    Democrats Abroad Toulouse

    photo by chantrybee

    Welcome to the Toulouse Chapter of Democrats Abroad France!

    We’re a friendly group and we welcome new members—either new arrivals to the region or longstanding Americans residents who wish to remain active and informed voters.

    DA Toulouse has a book club that meets roughly every quarter. We run various events from tax seminars to guest speakers and film screenings. When events call for it, we organize demonstrations or marches. In the past that included a Women’s March, Earth Day event, Science March, Gun Control demonstration—and we honor important events—such as Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech and World War military commemorations.

    We are open to new ideas and invite you to join us!

    We have an active Facebook page and Twitter feed.

    Please take a look and make contact with us! 

    daf_toulouse@democratsabroad.org


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