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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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.
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!
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: Grimaldi, Congrès-Joffre, Congrès-Promenade
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