We are Democrats Abroad France

We are one of the largest 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, 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…

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

Join Democrats Abroad here.

DA France Leadership:

Joseph Smallhoover
| DAF Chair
Salli Swartz
| DAF Executive Vice Chair; GWC Steering Committee
Louise Meyers
| DAF Vice Chair
Jonathon Holler
| DAF Vice Chair
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  • News

    DA France National and Chapter Elections Notifications


    As a Democrats Abroad France member, you will receive email notifications of elections for our National Executive Committee as well as your local Chapter Leadership Committee.*

    If you do not receive emails for the Call for Candidates and Election notice and Early Vote/Absentee Ballot, that means that you have chosen in the past not to receive emails from Democrats Abroad (or perhaps we do not have your current email address).

    ✔️ If you would like to opt-in to receive emails, please go to Under Account Settings you can change your privacy preferences and check that we have the correct email address on file for you.
    ✔️ If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, it is quick and easy to join. Just go to

    Your vote for our Country Committee and Chapter leadership will help ensure that we serve your needs and interests as a Democrats Abroad member. 

    Please note that all DAFrance members can attend the National Election Meeting** to vote in person. For more information on this meeting and to RSVP, click here. If you do not wish to receive our regular emails, you can still receive your ballot via email or postal delivery by contacting the DAF Election board at
    * The Call for Candidacies with for the national executive committee can be found here.
    ** For information regarding local chapter elections, check with your chapter leadership or click here.

    In addition, by opting to receive our emails, you can stay up-to-date on:
    • Taxation Task Force news
    • Women’s, Diversity, Youth and LGBT Caucus activities
    • Important information on voting from abroad (including, special elections)
    • Presentations, Discussions, Meet-ups, and Webinars on a broad array of topics (including visits from prominent political figures)
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    DAF National Elections: Call for Candidacies


    It is time for our bi-annual election of National Democrats Abroad France (DAF) officers. Note that these are national positions, not chapter level positions.

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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    L'Epicerie Comptoir in Grenoble, France

    Grenoble Chapter Elections

    At this social event, the Grenoble chapter leadership committee will be elected that will remain in office for the next two years. We all know how important the 2020 presidential election is, so why not join us? If you are interested in being part of our leadership committee, contact: 

    The different roles and responsibilities of our leadership committee can be found here.

    The deadline to declare your candidacy is Wednesday, March 6th. 

    Not ready to run for office yourself? Well, come anyway, meet us, have a drink and a snack, and see what we're about and how you might like to get involved.

    Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 03:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    La Mado in Aix-en-Provence, France

    Chapter Elections and Film Projection of the play, "Ann"

    Come vote for your Chapter's ExCom in person. Bring your ID. Meet other Dems and enjoy a projection of the play, Ann, about the famous Texas governor Ann Richards. Our member Jim Lovell, who worked with the Governor for many years, will introduce the film.