DA France Leadership:
Welcome to Our Newly Elected Chapter and Caucus Leaders
Welcome to our newly elected Chapter and Caucus leaders!
Our 2023 leadership elections in the Chapters and Caucuses have just taken place. Welcome to all our new leaders!
Here are our new Chapter and Caucus leadership teams:
Chair: Jack McDermott
Secretary: Dennis Shibut
Chair: Jamie Perosi-Doughty
Secretary: Virginia Coulon
Treasurer: Trudy Hoffmann Bolter
Communications Officer: Paola del Carmen Flores
Chair: Gregory Sadlek
Vice Chair: Aimee Johansen
Communications Officer: Philippe Argouarch
GOTV Coordinator: Tanya G. De Menou Chacon
Member at Large: Alan Compagnon
Member at Large: Francoise Rolland
Chair: Hannah Mauger
Vice Chair: Gretchen Pascalis
Secretary: Jennifer Mellgren
Treasurer: Jesse Bernstein
Member at large: Laurence Badault
Chair: Dori Schwartz-Laboune
Vice Chair: Catherine Coolidge
Secretary: John Matthews
Youth Coordinator: Logan Savage
Communications Officer: Coraline Crannell
Member at Large: Betty Beeler
Member at Large: Lindsey Robrecht
Member at Large: Diane Sklar
Chair: Aaron Ambeau
Vice Chair: Susan Fitoussi
Communications Officer: Thembi Costa
Member at Large: Philip Breeden
Member at Large: Heather Etchevers
Member at Large: Joel Luboff
Member at Large: Karen Wildau
Co-Chair: Anna Tyberg
Co-Chair: Kevin Erwin
Vice Chair: Angelique Voltaire
GOTV Officer: Shamille Wrather
Chair: Judith Crews
Vice Chair: Maïté Penna
Communications and Social Media Officer: Debra Burke
Member at Large: Rebecca Grossberg
Member at Large: Julie Hanson Scherrer
Member at Large: Ann-Marie Peloski Poncet
Member at Large: Nancy Raff
Member at Large: Marjorie Simpson-Rousseau
Chair: Juan Cerda
Vice Chair: Kate Barrett
Secretary: Ada Shen
Communications Coordinator: Edna Ayme-Yahil
Chair: Ronny Rubin
Vice Chair: Robert Levitt
Secretary: Cynthia Adams
Chair: Steve Meszaros
Vice Chair: Barbara Wells
Secretary: Vivianne Beller
Treasurer: John Czechanski
Communications Officer: Johanna Meszaros
Chair: Scott Stroud
Vice-Chair: Gina Granelli
Treasurer: Rebecca White Boldonado
Member at Large: Maria Clemow
Member at Large: Judith Winchester-Ware
Member at Large: Béatrice Monthioux
Member at Large: Suzette Tanis-Plant
Member at Large: Celia Mazy
Chair: Ada Shen
Chair: Fred Hoffman
Secretary: Laura Pascal
Veterans and Military Families Caucus:
Chair: Anna Marie Mattson
Secretary: Tilly Gaillard
Social Media Officer: Susan Fitoussi
Member at Large: Gretchen Pascalis
Co-Chair: Shelley Bradford-Bell
Co-Chair: Gretchen Pascalis
Co-Chair: Mallory Boyd
Co-Chair: Sally Richardson
Communications Officer: Ricky J. Marc
Communications Officer: Liam Schradie
Events Officer: Mariamne Everett
Events Officer: Queenie Lam
Political Engagement Officer: Max Dunitz
Political Engagement Officer: Sarah Kasha
Candidate Statements for the 2023 DA France National Leadership Election
The DA France Election Board is pleased to announce the candidates for the DAF national leadership!
As a reminder, the 2023 National Election and Annual General Meeting will take place on April 1, 2023 starting at 1PM. Click here to RSVP and register to vote at the April 1st meeting.
All members of Democrats Abroad France will have the option to vote early or absentee. This online ballot will be sent out via email 7 to 10 days prior to the election on April 1.
Missed the Candidate Meet & Greet? View the replay here.
Saturday, April 01, 2023 at 02:00 PM Paris Time · 107 rsvpsAmerican Church of Paris, Thurber Room in Paris, France
2023 DA France National Elections and Annual General Meeting
Democrats Abroad France 2023 Annual General MeetingOur 2023 AGM will take place on Saturday, April 1 from 2 - 5 PM, both online via Zoom and in person in Paris at the American Church. The AGM is a time to come together with other Democrats from around France, to hear about our achievements of the past year, elect our new national leadership team, and gather our forces for the future.
Please RSVP by March 30, 2023 to be registered to vote at this meeting.
Join us for the biennial election of the National Democrats Abroad France (DA France) Officers and Voting Representatives. The national elections and meeting will be held on April 1, 2023 online via zoom and in person beginning at 2 PM. We will hear candidate speeches and elect a new Leadership team for Democrats Abroad France, hear about how DA France will continue its important work on US elections and political engagement heading into the 2024 election. For those who wish to participate online, the zoom information will be provided upon rsvp.
More information on the roles and responsibilities can be viewed here.
Candidate statements can be viewed here.
View the agenda here.
2023 NATIONAL OFFICER AND VOTING REPRESENTATIVE ELECTIONS
All members of Democrats Abroad France are welcome to attend and vote in the DA France National Officer and Voting Representative Elections on April 1. You will have an opportunity to hear from the candidates themselves prior to the close of voting and final tabulation of results. All members wanting to vote at the meeting are asked to register to vote by virtue of RSVP for this meeting, below, on or before March 30th -- this allows the DA France Election Board to prepare the voter rolls on the day of the meeting.
EARLY / ABSENTEE VOTING OPTION
All DA France members also have the option to vote early via an online absentee ballot made available to them via email, from 7 to 10 days prior to the election until 5PM on March 30th. This is to encourage member participation from all across France even if they cannot attend the meeting on Election Day. As a result, no nominations from the floor will be allowed.
If you elect to vote via the Early Vote/Absentee Ballot, you will not be able to vote in the same election a second time even if you attend the Election Meeting. However, in the event of ties, the DA France Election Board may elect to conduct snap Run-off Elections to break ties, time and other conditions permitting, at their discretion. In such a case, all members of DA France who have RSVP'd for the meeting by March 30th and in attendance at the Election Meeting, will be allowed to vote in any Run-off Elections. Absentee voting will not be an option for snap Run-off Elections since they will be conducted at the Election Meeting. RSVP below to register to vote on Election Day, April 1.
To join Democrats Abroad, please go to www.democratsabroad.org/join. You must be a US citizen 18 years of age or older by Nov. 7, 2023 and reside in France.
Sunday, April 02, 2023 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 26 rsvpsZoom
Books Abroad April Discusses Lessons in Chemistry
Books Abroad, The Global Women’s Caucus feminist reading group, has an original, unexpected, funny, sad, tragic book to propose for its April 2nd meeting: Lessons in Chemistry.
This runaway international publishing, reader, and critical success cleverly tells the story of Zott, a woman chemist, thwarted at every step of her life by sexism. The book is both thought-provoking and touching. (I cried at the end!)
Here is the story of a female scientist in 1961, prevented even from getting her Ph.D., prevented from using her intelligence for science, for the common good, by the system, constantly and willfully misunderstood.
“Zott is a catalyst,” says Bonnie Garmus, the author. “She’s actively breaking and creating new bonds. And that is chemistry at its most basic.”
There is a lot to talk about: feminism, history, science, religion, the author’s style, an attempt at magic realism, and many other ideas and points.
The book exists in paperback and can be ordered from Amazon or your preferred bookseller. A few used copies, in good condition, can perhaps be found on Momox.
Join us on Zoom on Sunday, April 2, 2023, at 10 am ET, 4 pm CET. RSVP to Receive the Zoom link.
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