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…

  • Bookmark our Events and News pages to stay up-to-date on what is happening near you.
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If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact us.  

Join Democrats Abroad here.

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

    2019: The Year in Review

    Wow! 2019 has been a year FULL of events - planned and, well, not planned.  Here’s a view from Democrats Abroad France of what has been going on...

    January

    As we entered 2019, the US government was in partial shutdown. Nancy Pelosi reclaimed the gavel as Speaker of the House and a DEMOCRATIC majority House of Representatives was sworn in. In the #bluewave2018, Dems had achieved a commanding majority with 235 seats, as well as, the most diverse House in history!

    Democrats Abroad France participated in the 3rd Global Women’s March (Women’s Wave weekend) along with our coalition partners: Page in Paris, Women’s March Paris and Indivisible - France. This year’s theme was "Stop Violence Against Women".

    Our Women's Caucus focused on achieving this goal by working to secure “Equality under the law.” They launched a campaign backing the ratification drive for the Equal Rights Amendment. Only one more state was needed (hint: flash forward to November!)

     

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    Senator Doug Jones Fundraiser for Democrats Abroad France

    Today marks the two-year anniversary of the historic and important win in Alabama for Senator Doug Jones. 🙌

    "Over the last two years, in the Senate and on the campaign trail, Doug has not forgotten his promise to work on behalf of everyone in Alabama. He’s stayed focused on the kitchen table issues like the economy, education, healthcare, veterans’ issues and support for the military. And recently Doug has secured some major victories for Alabama.

    Doug’s bipartisan bill to repeal the military widow’s tax was included in the National Defense Authorization Act and is expected to be signed into law. This is a huge victory for our military families, whose spouses earned their survivor benefits with their service and their lives." Doug Jones for Senate on Medium

    To celebrate, Senator Jones came to Paris to support Democrats Abroad! As he explained, the race to hold his seat is going to be tough. Every vote will count!

    Senator Jones knows the importance of the overseas vote. In tight races, Democrats Abroad is the margin of victory!

    The turnout was impressive for this fundraiser. We were joined by Democrats Abroad International Chair Julia Bryan, Democrats Abroad France Chair Ada Shen and DNC representative Constance Borde.

    Every euro raised will go toward reaching an additional voter abroad. Please consider donating to our 2020 GET OUT THE VOTE efforts.🎁

    ✅ Just go to Allo Asso to make a one-time or ongoing donation to support our voter outreach and voter registration activities in 2020!

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Columbia Global Centers in Paris, France

    2020 Womens March Paris “My body my rights”


    This weekend commemorates the fourth anniversary of the historic 2017 Women’s March, when millions of women and men took protest to the streets of Washington DC, across the US, and around the world, a day after Trump was inaugurated.

    Never forget that millions of Americans around the world oppose the extremism of the Trump GOP then, and every single day since then.

    “Women across the country [have] seen and experienced directly just how the Trump administration has erased policy protections for our planet, destroyed human rights by caging asylees and children, and made attempts to place limits on our bodily autonomy choices,”

    — Isa Noyola, Women’s March Board Member, and Deputy Director of Mijente

    "The subversion of women's human rights is extremely detrimental to the significant progress women have made over hundreds of years in their quest for social justice and equality,"
    — Uma Mishra-Newbery, Women's March Global Executive Director

    This weekend, you can commemorate the Women’s March by taking action — take steps to stop the Trump GOP at the ballot box, to engage in our democratic process, and to stand in solidarity for the basic human rights.

    Women’s March Paris

    In France, sister-resister organization Women’s March Paris is hosting a roundtable discussion on “Bodily Autonomy” — the fundamental human right to make your own decisions about what you do with and what happens to your own body. In French and English. Volunteers from DA and VotefromAbroad.org will be there to register US voters.

    Women’s March Paris Roundtable
    “My Body My Rights / Mon Corps Mes Droits”
    Saturday Jan 18  6:30-9pm
    Voter registration for American citizens from 6:00pm
    @ Columbia Global Centers (Reid Hall)
    4 Rue de Chevreuse
    75006 Paris

    Event is free but Eventbright RSVP is required.
    https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/table-ronde-womens-march-paris-my-body-my-rights-tickets-86782848837
    For more information, click here.

    To find other international events with Women’s March Global, see here.
    To find out more about Women’s March events in the US, see here.

    Get Active with DA France Caucuses

    DA France caucuses regularly host events and activities to explore the issues of our constituent communities; to engage, educate and discuss policies that can better reflect American diversity and values, and better advance our common humanity via Democratic politics. Caucus and chapter events can always be seen on the DA France Events Calendar, here. All members are welcome to all events.

    To find out more and to join another caucus, please contact us:

    • DAF Women’s Caucus: women@democratsabroad.fr

    • DAF Diversity Caucus: diversity@democratsabroad.fr

    • DAF Youth Caucus: youth@democratsabroad.fr

    • DAF LGBTQ+ Caucus: LGBTQ@democratsabroad.fr

    • DAF Veterans & Military Families Caucus: veterans@democratsabroad.fr

    Shape Party Policy with Kitchen Table Talks

    You can host a small group discussion and tell Democrats Abroad’s platform committee what YOU want to see in our party platform. Submissions due by January 31. For details on Kitchen Table Talks, see here.

    Register to vote/Request your absentee ballots for 2020 now!

    American voters abroad must send in an FPCA form to register/request their ballots each calendar year. Do it now! And then get other Americans you know to register/request their ballots for 2020 also: Votefromabroad.org. Have questions or need help? Email helpdesk@votefromabroad.org.

     

    Friday, January 24, 2020 at 06:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Le Café de la Banque in Marseille, France

    January Chapter Meetup in Marseille

    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020 !

    Same time same channel!
    Except more things to discuss!
    Impeachment, Primaries, GOTV, Womens March
    Will you join us ?
    I will wear my red white and blue scarf and grab some space in the back
    RSVP are welcome!!