As is tradition, on this Veterans Day/Armistice Day/Remembrance Day, the Democrats Abroad France Veterans and Military Families Caucus laid wreaths in cemeteries in Suresnes and Neuilly to honor our fallen soldiers. Here are a few photos from yesterday. Thanks to Anna Marie Mattson and Tilly Gaillard for their efforts on behalf of all Democrats living in France.
In addition, the DA France Veterans and Military Families Caucus held a well-attended Zoom event where thoughts and memories were shared, including these two videos:President-elect Joe Biden shared these thoughts yesterday, "Today, we honor the service of those who have worn the uniform of the Armed Forces of the United States. To our proud veterans—I will be a commander in chief who respects your sacrifice, understands your service, and will never betray the values you fought so bravely to defend."
Democrats Abroad Global Chair Julia Bryan has issued the following statement:
"Tonight Joe Biden reminded us that 'It ain't over until every vote, every ballot is counted.'
It is going to take time to count the votes, and some states are still waiting for a sizeable number of mail-in votes to arrive. Trump may declare that it's over and no more votes will be counted, but he has no standing to carry through with that statement.
Even in 'normal' years elections results take time, and that the overwhelming number of vote by mail ballots by necessity will take even longer than usual to tabulate."
Ada Shen, Chair of Democrats Abroad France, underscores this point, saying that "there is a process in place by which the United States conducts elections. It is only normal to expect that each state will follow the vote counting procedures and to adhere to the protections in place for all voters, including overseas absentee voters."
You can listen to Joe Biden's full statement here.
Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle and leaders of Democrats Abroad France in this Special Weekly Edition of Political Forum - The First Hundred Days. We will discuss current events with a special focus on the critical first hundred days of the Biden Administration. Send your questions to email@example.com.
proDA Book Club: The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory & the Birth of the People's Economy by Stephanie Kelton
Date:Monday, January 25, 2021
Time: 12pm - 1:30pm ET (Washington DC time)
Book: The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy by Stephanie Kelton, 2020
All are welcome to attend the January proDA Book Club meeting on January 25, 2021, 12-1:30pm Washington DC (ET) time. Join us!
As an advocate of modern monetary theory, Kelton in The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy offers a radically different, bold, new understanding for how to build a just and prosperous society. This promises to be a lively meeting as the author shifts the terrain from narrow budgetary questions to one of broader economic and social issues and benefits.
Participants need to know that if there are access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, they should contact co-leaders, John Esteban Rodriguez and Betsy Ettorre (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will help them with the listed books.
Learn more about the proDA Book Club.
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