France

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Welcome to Democrats Abroad France!

Democrats Abroad France is the official country committee of U.S. Democrats living in France.   DAF is one of the original founding members of Democrats Abroad and is among its largest and most active members.   We offer a wide range of activities to our members, including voter registration assistance and education, monthly member Meet-Ups to discuss political issues and diverse topics, lectures, debates and panel discussions, film screenings, parties, guest speakers and special events throughout the year--and we have a lively Facebook page where we share all the great stuff we've got going on!

DAF has recently welcomed Governor Howard Dean, Senators Tim Kaine and Kirstin Gillibrand, Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Dina Titus, businesswoman Christie Hefner, and political journalist Richard Reeves, and thanks to the magic of the internet, we have had live video dialogues with Senators Al Franken, Corey Booker, and Elizabeth Warren.  

DAF is composed of 10 vibrant chapters in Paris, Toulouse, Marseille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, the Riviera, Avignon, Normandy, Lyon and the Rhone Alps, each with their own distinctive flavor and feel.  Whether it's Political Wine in Nice, a Speakeasy in Grenoble, a Stammtisch in Strasbourg or Bar Night in Bordeaux, there's something going on every month in our our chapters!  Our Womens' Caucus, Minority Caucus, and LGBT Caucus, our chapter of Young Democrats Abroad, and our Environmental and Energy Policy Interest Group likewise sponsor a variety of events throughout the year, ranging from public lectures to the Gay Pride Picnic.  There's plenty of opportunity to meet fellow Democrats and talk politics!

We are always excited to welcome new members and to help you vote from abroad, so whether you are new to France or having been living here for a while, please join with us to elect Democrats back home.  When Americans abroad vote, Democrats win, and when Democrats win, we all prosper.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer with DAF please contact us.   

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DA France Leadership:

| DAF Chair
| DAF Vice Chair, Global Women's Caucus Co-Chair
| DAF Secretary
| DAF Treasurer
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  • News

    Sexual Harassment: "Punish and Shame" was the verdict on Paris panel

    On November 20, Democrats Abroad France hosted an event entitled "From Droit de Seigneur to Harvey Weinstein,  Might Hollywood Take Down an Age-Old Tradition?"  The Panel was moderated by  Annette Young, Journalist and Presenter at France 24 who also hosts and produces The 51 Percent, a show about women reshaping our world.  The discussion was lively and informative with lots of audience participation.   Anne Bagamery, journalist and former senior editor of the International New York Times in Paris, Michael Elias, award winning Hollywood writer, and Rebecca Amsellem, young feminist founder of "Les Glorieuses," shared their insights in a discussion with the audience about the tsunami flooding the age-old power play of men over women. Harvey, Kevin, Bill, Matt, Tom, Dick and Harry (and Tariq – not in the workplace and not from Hollywood) have long gone unfettered.  The panel pondered the question of how much of an impact these revelations will have long-term and whether this will lead to real social change.

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    Bringing Back the Democratic Party

    Larry Cohen, co-Chair of the Unity Reform Commission within the Democratic National Committee and founder and Chair of Our Revolution, spoke in Paris on Friday October 27. Cohen is also the former President of the Communications Workers of American, AFL-CIO. His message to the packed-in audience of Democrats Abroad and Our Revolution was an important one: how to build up a more inclusive Democratic Party that delivers a message to Democrats of all stripes. “Out of reform, comes unity,” says Larry.  You can watch the evening's discussion HERE.

    Among other issues, Larry Cohen stressed the need to enlist support for Medicare for All. See Democrats Abroad’s endorsement HERE 

    And if you have a story to tell yourself about your single payer experiences living abroad, please CLICK HERE 

    Democrats Abroad will be sharing our stories with Congress to help the fight for affordable healthcare for All Americans.

    Democrats Abroad stands up for these and many other issues, and fights for your rights at home and away from home.  

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM · 2 rsvps

    Look back, march forward

    On January 21, 2018, thousands of women, femmes and allies will come together around the world to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March. We will Look Back, March Forward and launch our collective 2018 Women’s March agenda: #PowerToThePolls.

    We in Grenoble, France are organizing an Italian potluck lunch on 21 January 2018 for the Women's March anniversary weekend. As it will be in a private home, include your email in your RSVP (or send us a message) and we'll send you the address as well as the link to a Doodle to sign up what you are bringing.

    From the Women’s March to the Women’s Convention, we’ve seen how powerful we are when we gather together, share space and lift each other up. While the official US Women's March anniversary event will take place in Nevada, Women’s March Chapters are organizing exciting anniversary events around the world throughout the anniversary weekend, from rallies to marches to legislative actions to community events to voter registration drives.

    Together, we will show this administration that women are not backing down.

    Join Democrats Abroad Grenoble / Indivisible Grenoble in Grenoble, France for the first anniversary of the Women's March.

    Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 02:30 PM · 19 rsvps
    Trocadero in Paris, France

    RALLY IN PARIS: CELEBRATING WOMEN AND JANUARY 21, 2017

    RAIN OR SHINE: THE RALLY IS ON!

    We're Taking to the Streets Again!!

    Join the Rally and be part of a special video being stitched together of women around the world celebrating the June 21st anniversary of the Women’s March, the day six million women and men marched in over 600 cities around the world!

    In solidarity with the DA Global Women’s Caucus, Indivisibles-France, Our Revolution, Women's March Paris, Page Paris and others.

    Print one of the posters available at Women's March Posters 2018 or make your own.

    (Bring out your pussy hats!)

    We came together as a movement a year ago. We rose, millions strong, around the world to answer the call against injustice. Against racism. Against misogyny. Against hatred.

    In 2017 we stood against the hateful rise of fascism and nationalism. We stood for the rights of refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers.

    We called on governments to hear our votes and to lead with courage as they create policies that affect us all. And we are still standing.

    We march forward into 2018 in the pursuit of a united world — united by love over fear, compassion over hate, and justice in the face of every form of injustice. We stand against all those who seek to divide humanity by walls of any form and we stand for peace.

    AND MOST IMPORTANTLY: WE ARE MARCHING TO THE BALLOT BOX THIS YEAR TO PUT AN END TO THE MADNESS IN THE WHITE HOUSE. Click here to request your ballot:  VoteFromAbroad.org

    The Rally will be live-streamed from 2:30 to 4:30 with interviews and visuals. Just follow this  link:

    https://youtu.be/h59pDuoyc-I

    Paris is also slated to be on the Women’s March Global stream at 3PM, as the stream goes around the world! Tune in!