France

We are Democrats Abroad France

 

We are one of the largest and one of the oldest country committees of Democrats Abroad - the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. We are a volunteer-based organization with a presence across France.

Our mission:   To provide Americans living in France a voice in our government and to elect Democrats by mobilizing the overseas vote.

Our Chapters: Wherever you are in France, there is a chapter with events for our members. Click on a link to find your local chapter:

Avignon

Bordeaux

Brittany

Grenoble

Lyon

Marseille

Montpellier

Normandy

Paris

Riviera

Strasbourg

Toulouse

Our Caucuses: We have several active caucuses that focus on specific communities:

Our activities: These range from monthly get-togethers, lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, and guest speakers to political rallies and marches!  And more…

  • Bookmark our Events and News pages to stay up-to-date on what is happening near you.
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Volunteer: Whether you are interested in calling voters abroad, writing postcards, registering voters, data management, fundraising, social media communications, it's easy to sign up. Just click on the icon below!

  

Please consider DONATING to Democrats Abroad France. Your generosity helps Democrats Abroad France make sure that Americans living in France vote in the critical 2020 elections. In 2016, the Democratic Party Committee Abroad was able to convert 1 euro to 1 voter reached. Every donation counts!

Questions? Don't hesitate to contact us.

 

 

DA France Leadership:

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| DA France National Chair; Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee
Jonathon Holler
| DAF Vice Chair
Meredith Wheeler
| DAF Vice Chair (Chapters Liaison); DAF-Toulouse Member-At-Large
Marjorie Bernstein
| DAF Secretary
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  • News

    Thanks for serving as our DNC Representative (2018-2020) - Connie Borde

    With the "changing of the guard" of the Democrats Abroad team at the Democratic National Committee, we wanted to to express our deepest thanks to Connie Borde on behalf of DA France for your service as one of Democrats Abroad's DNC representatives. So we held a party via Zoom with many current and former leaders of Democrats Abroad France, Global Chair of Democrats Abroad Julia Bryan, and a special guest appearance from Representative Jame Raskin (MD 8th district).

    If you were unable to join us, here is the recording of the Zoom call. The beginning is a moving video in Connie's honor which gives a good idea of how far Democrats Abroad France has come...with Connie's constant, unflagging presence. Toward the end of the recording you'll also find an animated discourse by Jamie Raskin. Have a look! 

    Connie has long been a champion of progressive values. She has been a friend and mentor to countless among us within the DAFrance leadership, the Global Women's Caucus, and, indeed, Democrats Abroad. Your tireless efforts to push Democratic politics to be more, and do more, have left a lasting impression on us all and surely has done so on a great many who had the pleasure of working shoulder to shoulder with you at the DNC. 

    Thank you for representing us and inspiring us Connie. And thank you for always keeping us apprised of what was happening within the Democratic National Committee. It was an exceptional convention, maybe the best one ever — and  we hope a harbinger of resounding victory for Democrats this November.

    Connie may have completed her term as DNC Representative, but we will all continue to benefit from her leadership of the Democrats Abroad Global Women's Caucus

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    Getting out the Vote in 2020!

    It has never been more important to get out every vote, EVERYWHERE! And, this year, we have a host of motivated volunteers helping Democrats Abroad France and VoteFromAbroad.org to do just that! 

    Through October, VotefromAbroad.org volunteers will be on hand to help US citizens living abroad register to vote, request their absentee ballot, and to protect their vote with the Backup Ballot (the FWAB). Please see below for a complete listing of the In-Person Voter Assistance events on the calendar in France.

    * Please note that Covid safety measures mean that we may not exceed 10 persons at any point in time, and you may need to wait or return at a later time. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

    If you cannot stop by one of our in-person events, there is One-on-One Voter Assistance available online (via Zoom) Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Here's the link for times. Join any of these Zoom Meetings using the following connection information

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91090344003, 

    Meeting ID: 910 9034 4003
    Passcode: Vote2020


    IN PERSON EVENTS (PARIS REGION)

     

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    Every vote counts. Make sure that your vote is counted! #NovemberIsNow for voters living abroad. If you need help with voter registration or ballot return, please come to see us. And, tell your friends! #EveryVoteCounts

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    Upcoming Events

    Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp

    Global Voter Assistance: October 23rd

    Did you know every eligible American living abroad can vote in U.S. elections this year? 

    Do you have questions about how to vote? Click the chat bubble at the bottom of this screen and we can help you find the answers.  

    Join us October 23rd, or any Sunday(24hrs), Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (noon-4pm) and Saturday (2am-10am) till November U.S. Eastern time to talk to a volunteer LIVE on Zoom about questions you have about voting from abroad.
    How is it done on Zoom? You'll come into the main room and be paired 1:1 with a volunteer into a breakout room to ensure privacy and that you can get all your questions answered. It couldn't be easier. 

    More information: The easiest way to request your ballot is at VoteFromAbroad.org. It takes just a few minutes to complete and send in your form to the US state where you last lived. The website will guide you step by step. In most cases it’s pretty simple. But if you’re new to voting abroad, or if you haven’t done it in a while, you may have additional questions. That’s why we’ll be here to help.

    If you can’t make it, you can always email us at helpdesk@votefromabroad.org or send in your question through our online help bubble, and a volunteer will get back to you.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/91090344003

    Meeting ID: 910 9034 4003
    Passcode: Vote2020

    Friday, October 23, 2020 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 14 rsvps

    Presidential & VP Debate Watch

    Presidential & Vice Presidential Debate Watch
    Online via Zoom

    Three Presidential Debates and one Vice Presidential Debate have been announced. All debates will be broadcast live with recordings available afterwards on C-Span, here. Democrats Abroad France will also host virtual Debate Watch events online via Zoom. Details below:

    • Wednesday, Sept 30
      Presidential Debate #1 - Cleveland
      With Fox News Sunday Host Chris Wallace
      Live Broadcast Tuesday, Sept 29 (9PM Eastern / 3A France)
      Debate Watch (Replay): Wednesday, Sept 30 @ 7PM France 

    • Thursday, Oct 8
      Vice Presidential Debate - Salt Lake City
      With USA Today Washington Bureau chief Susan Page
      Live Broadcast Wednesday October 7 (9PM Eastern / 3A France)
      Debate Watch (Replay): Thursday October 8 @ 7PM France

    • Friday, Oct 16
      Presidential Debate #2 - Miami
      With C-SPAN Host Steve Scully
      Live Broadcast Thursday, October 15 (9PM Eastern / 3A France)
      Debate Watch (Replay): Friday, October 16 @ 7PM France

    • Friday, Oct 23
      Presidential Debate #3 - Nashville
      With NBC Host Kristen Welker
      Live Broadcast Thursday, October 22 (9PM Eastern / 3A France)
      Debate Watch (Replay): Friday, October 23 @ 7PM France