Events

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 6 rsvps
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Power Hour

    Politics is not a spectator sport! Join us every 2nd & 4th Wednesday every month as we meet to take political action -- to engage our elected officials and policy makers on the issues.

    We will start the first few minutes of every meeting with calls to our elected officials in House and Senate -- you can call Congress for Free from France at 07 555 3 6446 (or 07 555 DOGGO) -- this connects callers automatically to the Capitol Switchboard, where you follow the prompts to be connected to your House Rep or Senators. 

    Never made constituency calls before? Don't worry, we will walk you through what to do including a call script. Every meeting we will also have new actions to take on the issues, together -- postcarding, phonebanking, textbanking, and more.

    Have an action to suggest? Contact Max Dunitz [email protected]

  • Friday, April 16, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 9 rsvps
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Forum: Special Weekly Edition - The First Hundred Days


    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 protected]

  • Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 02:00 PM Paris Time · 98 rsvps
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    2021 DA France National Elections and Annual General Meeting

    Please RSVP by APRIL 15, 2021 to be registered to vote at this meeting

    Join us for the biennial election of the National Democrats Abroad France (DA France) Officers and Voting Representatives. The national elections and meeting will be held on April 17, 2021 online via Zoom from 2 PM. We will hear candidate speeches and elect a new Leadership team for Democrats Abroad France, hear about how DA France will continue its important work on US elections and political engagement heading into the 2022 midterms and with eyes on 2024, and vote on proposed Bylaws changes.

    For more information on the nominating process and the Call for Candidates, please see here.

    The nominations period has now closed. To see the Candidates Statements, please see here.

    Stay tuned - this page will be updated with agenda details.

    2021 NATIONAL OFFICER AND VOTING REPRESENTATIVE ELECTIONS

    All members of Democrats Abroad France are welcome to attend and vote in the DA France National Officer and Voting Representative Elections on April 17. You will have an opportunity to hear from the candidates themselves prior to the close of voting and final tabulation of results. All members wanting to vote at the meeting are asked to register to vote by virtue of RSVP for this meeting, below, on or before April 15th -- this allows the DA France Election Board to prepare the voter rolls on the day of the meeting.

    EARLY / ABSENTEE VOTING OPTION

    All DA France members also have the option to vote early via an online absentee ballot made available to them via email, from March 28 until 5PM on April 15th. This is to encourage member participation from all across France even if they cannot attend the meeting on Election Day. As a result, no nominations from the floor will be allowed. 

    If you elect to vote via the Early Vote/Absentee Ballot, you will not be able to vote in the same election a second time even if you attend the Election Meeting. However, in the event of ties, the DA France Election Board may elect to conduct snap Run-off Elections to break ties, time and other conditions permitting, at their discretion. In such case, all members of DA France who have RSVPd for the meeting by April 15th and in attendance at the Election Meeting, will be allowed to vote in any Run-off Elections. Absentee voting will not be an option for snap Run-off Elections since they will be conducted at the Election Meeting. RSVP below to register to vote on Election Day, April 17.

    To join Democrats Abroad, please go to www.democratsabroad.org/join. You must be a US citizen 18 years of age or older by Nov. 2, 2021 and resident in France.

    PROPOSED DA FRANCE BYLAWS CHANGES - PUBLIC COMMENT

    A proposed draft of changes to the DA France Bylaws is available for review and public comment. We will review the major changes to the draft at the AGM prior to voting on whether to approve. Questions? Please email the DA France Bylaws Committee at [email protected].

    • To view the current DA France Bylaws of March 2020, see here.
    • To view the 2021 proposed Bylaws changes, the "Markup" version, see here. This version shows where the text is being changed.
    • To view the "clean" version of 2021 proposed changes, see here. This version shows how the final text reads with changes accepted.
    • To provide comment and feedback to the Bylaws Committee, please use this Public Comment form, here
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 7 rsvps
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Stop AAPI Hate • Community Check In

    Please join us for a Community Check-In to voice your thoughts and feelings about mounting violence against AAPI people in the US, in the wake of the recent Atlanta murders and rising anti-Asian hate crimes. Join us in discussion, led by Los Angeles-based Ting Qin, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and experienced group facilitator. Hosted by the DA France Diversity Caucus, DA France Women’s Caucus and the Global AAPI Caucus.

  • Friday, April 23, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 1 rsvp
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Forum: Special Weekly Edition - The First Hundred Days


    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 protected]

  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 1 rsvp
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Power Hour

    Politics is not a spectator sport! Join us every 2nd & 4th Wednesday every month as we meet to take political action -- to engage our elected officials and policy makers on the issues.

    We will start the first few minutes of every meeting with calls to our elected officials in House and Senate -- you can call Congress for Free from France at 07 555 3 6446 (or 07 555 DOGGO) -- this connects callers automatically to the Capitol Switchboard, where you follow the prompts to be connected to your House Rep or Senators. 

    Never made constituency calls before? Don't worry, we will walk you through what to do including a call script. Every meeting we will also have new actions to take on the issues, together -- postcarding, phonebanking, textbanking, and more.

    Have an action to suggest? Contact Max Dunitz [email protected]

  • Friday, April 30, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 2 rsvps
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Forum: Special Weekly Edition - The First Hundred Days


    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 protected]