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 progressive issues/groups:

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

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Join Democrats Abroad here.

If you would like to volunteer, please let us know.  

Please, DONATE 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:

Ada Shen
| DAF National Chair
Meredith Wheeler
| DAF Vice Chair (Chapters Liaison); DAF-Toulouse Member-At-Large
Jonathon Holler
| DAF Vice Chair
Gretchen Pascalis
| DAF Volunteers Coordinator; DAF-Grenoble Chair
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  • News

    DAFrance Press Clippings from the Global Primary 2020

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    Super Tuesday was just the beginning!

    SUPER TUESDAY was just the beginning of the 2020 Global Primary in-person voting!

    From March 3 through 10, Voting Center and ballot assistance events were open across France. DA France held twenty-eight events, of which ten events were held in Paris so that voters around the Paris region could cast their ballot - including for the first time ballot assistance events in the western suburbs of Saint Germain en Laye and Le Vesinet.

    Added to Voting Centers in established chapters - Aix-Marseille, Avignon, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Normandy, Riviera, Strasbourg, Toulouse - chapters in Brittany, Lyon, and Montpellier held their inaugural polling stations. The Normandy chapter reached FAR out to provide assistance to voters in Lille.

    On Super Tuesday, we saw an outpouring of voters who wanted to cast their ballot for their preferred presidential candidate. In Paris alone, at the American Church of Paris, there was a 50% increase in voter turnout compared with 2016. Not to mention the thousands of votes that arrived via email, mail and fax through the end of voting on March 10!

    But Voting Centers don't just happen. Lots of planning and hard work go into making the primary voting go smoothly! From printing the ballots, setting up the voting centers, greeting voters, providing information, managing voter lines, interviews, monitoring the voting...to tallying the ballots and sending the validated ballots to the Global GPP Team! 

    We want to thank the volunteers who helped SuperTuesday through SuperSaturday voting go so smoothly across France. And when the last vote is cast, the DAFrance leaders and voting center managers still had plenty to do to make sure that every vote is counted. Hats off to our leadership who have made this #GlobalPrimary week a success!

    Many of you who are reading this blog may be among of our new members! Democrats Abroad France has had a 24% lift in membership since late January, driven by the keen interest in Democratic voters in France to be engaged in the nomination process. Having their vote carry up to 4 times the weight of a vote in their voting states, the excitement of voting in-person during this critical presidential election year, and having their ballot counted as a Super Tuesday vote, no doubt drove the unprecedented interest by voters abroad...in France and around the world!

    If the outpouring of interest both abroad and in the US is an indication of the mobilization possible among Democratic voters, we can win in November! Stay engaged! Would you live to get involved in our Get Out the Vote efforts in 2020? Fill in our Volunteer form

    Thanks to the photographers who captured these moments...and many others! Paris: Meagan Lopez, Melissa Short; Lyon: James Colburn; Nice: Robert Flores

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 07:00 PM

    Global Women's Caucus: Earth Day Panel Discussion

    THREE EXPERTS DISCUSS CLIMATE CHANGE & GENDER QUESTIONS

    Is Climate Change a gender issue?  What are the impacts of environmental conditions on infectious diseases? How can empowering women save the planet from climate collapse?
    You’ll be surprised at the answers…

    On April 21st, the eve of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Earth Day, the Democrats Abroad Global Women's Caucus will present a virtual panel discussion on "Women and the Environment".  

    A UN report tells us "Women’s unequal participation in decision-making processes and labor markets compound inequalities and often prevent women from fully contributing to climate-related planning, policy-making and implementation.”  

    About our speakers

    The panel participants examining this issue include:

    Alyssa Fischer - a climate and sustainability expert,

    Dr. Cara Maesano - a scientist and researcher in environmental epidemiology, and 

    Dana Powers - an environmental journalist specializing in renewable energy. 

    EVENT DETAILS

    WHAT: Earth Day Anniversary Panel Discussion on Women and the Environment

    LOCATION: Participants will join the discussion via ZOOM (link sent to all who RSVP)

    (This is an online stream of a live event; you need an internet connection to attend.)

    RSVP on the Global Women's Caucus event page

    If you have questions for our panelists, please send them to us at Global Women's Caucus

    We look forward to seeing you on the call!

    Wednesday, September 02, 2020 at 07:00 PM · €5.00 EUR
    Holy Trinity Church Hall in Nice, France

    Political Wine in September

    This social event is open to all our members, Americans and accompanying guests.  We welcome you all to come and interact with fellow Americans in the region and engage in American political discussions.  We will give a brief presentation particularly where these issues stand in the Washington political discourse.  Join us to formalize our viewpoint as Americans living abroad by paying (€5) includes drinks, such as wine and water.

    Parking: Palais de la Méditerranée or Grimaldi

    Public Transport: several bus stops in walking distance: GrimaldiCongrès-JoffreCongrès-Promenade