Events

  • Monday, June 21, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 5 rsvps
    Zoom in Paris, France

    Youth Caucus Book Club - Ezra Klein’s Why We’re Polarized!

    📚 Summer Book Club 📚

    Do you love to read? Join the Youth Caucus as we read American journalist Ezra Klein’s Why We’re Polarized.

    This New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller shows us that America’s political system isn’t broken. The truth is scarier: it’s working exactly as designed. In this “superbly researched” (Washington Post) and timely book, journalist Ezra Klein reveals how that system is polarizing us—and how we are polarizing it—with disastrous results.

     This is a four-part series of discussion on Klein’s book taking place throughout the summer:

    • June 7 at 7pm CET → Intro, Chapters 1 & 2
    • June 21 at 7pm CET → Chapters 3 - 5
    • July 5 at 7pm CET → Chapters 6 - 8
    • July 19 at 7pm CET → Chapters 9 & 10

    “Eye-opening . . . Klein’s brilliant diagnosis and prescription provide a path to understanding— and healing.” O Magazine

    NB: If you are unable to access or purchase the book, please reach out to us at [email protected].

  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 1 rsvp
    Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Forum

    Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle and leaders of Democrats Abroad France in a free-wheeling discussion of current events and news of the week, and share your views with other attendees. Send your questions to [email protected]

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 3 rsvps
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Power Hour

    Politics is not a spectator sport! Join us every Wednesday as we join together to take political action to help pass the Biden agenda.

    Our current project is making calls with Common Cause to constituents of key US Senators and patching them through to their Senators' voicemail to urge them to publicly commit to ENDING THE FILIBUSTER and PROTECTING OUR DEMOCRACY by passing the For the People Act now.

    The For The People Act (HR1/S1) will only pass if people like you and me are willing to take action. Join us to make calls to activists in key states and help pass this groundbreaking democracy bill, which would

    • Expand the right to vote. The For the People Act would abolish outdated voter registration deadlines and enact online voter registration and automatic voter registration to make voting easier and our voter rolls more accurate and secure. The bill would stop some voter suppression tactics like voter purges and interference with voter registration.
    • End partisan gerrymandering. Voters should select their politicians and not the other way around. That's why the For the People Act institutes independent redistricting commissions.
    • Stop Big Money from calling the shots in our politics. Congresspeople spend some 60% of their time dialing big donors asking for money. By enacting a system of small dollar elections, whereby a $27 contribution would be matched to become $189, politicians can get off the dialer and talk to constituents, and more women, people of color, and new candidates without connections to donors would be empowered to run for office.
    • Hold elected officials (including the executive branch and president) to high ethical standards. Stop regulators from profiting from the very industries they regulate. Require tax return disclosure.

    We'll give you all the tools and training you need to call voters in our target states -- asking them to contact their lawmakers who will make the difference between success and failure.

    Can't make it but still want to be engaged? First, call Congress. You can call Congress for free from France at 07 555 3 6446 ("Bark at Congress: 07 555 DOGGO") — this connects callers automatically to the US Capitol Switchboard, where you follow the prompts to be connected to your House Rep or Senators. Need a script? Check out 5 Calls, where you can find topical scripts with concrete demands for your legislators on any issue you care about.

    Second, reach out to Max Dunitz to get connected with activities from past Power Hour actions, or other volunteer activities like postcarding, phonebanking, textbanking, data work, etc.

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

  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time
    Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Forum

    Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle and leaders of Democrats Abroad France in a free-wheeling discussion of current events and news of the week, and share your views with other attendees. Send your questions to [email protected]

  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Power Hour

    Politics is not a spectator sport! Join us every Wednesday as we join together to take political action to help pass the Biden agenda.

    Our current project is making calls with Common Cause to constituents of key US Senators and patching them through to their Senators' voicemail to urge them to publicly commit to ENDING THE FILIBUSTER and PROTECTING OUR DEMOCRACY by passing the For the People Act now.

    The For The People Act (HR1/S1) will only pass if people like you and me are willing to take action. Join us to make calls to activists in key states and help pass this groundbreaking democracy bill, which would

    • Expand the right to vote. The For the People Act would abolish outdated voter registration deadlines and enact online voter registration and automatic voter registration to make voting easier and our voter rolls more accurate and secure. The bill would stop some voter suppression tactics like voter purges and interference with voter registration.
    • End partisan gerrymandering. Voters should select their politicians and not the other way around. That's why the For the People Act institutes independent redistricting commissions.
    • Stop Big Money from calling the shots in our politics. Congresspeople spend some 60% of their time dialing big donors asking for money. By enacting a system of small dollar elections, whereby a $27 contribution would be matched to become $189, politicians can get off the dialer and talk to constituents, and more women, people of color, and new candidates without connections to donors would be empowered to run for office.
    • Hold elected officials (including the executive branch and president) to high ethical standards. Stop regulators from profiting from the very industries they regulate. Require tax return disclosure.

    We'll give you all the tools and training you need to call voters in our target states -- asking them to contact their lawmakers who will make the difference between success and failure.

    Can't make it but still want to be engaged? First, call Congress. You can call Congress for free from France at 07 555 3 6446 ("Bark at Congress: 07 555 DOGGO") — this connects callers automatically to the US Capitol Switchboard, where you follow the prompts to be connected to your House Rep or Senators. Need a script? Check out 5 Calls, where you can find topical scripts with concrete demands for your legislators on any issue you care about.

    Second, reach out to Max Dunitz to get connected with activities from past Power Hour actions, or other volunteer activities like postcarding, phonebanking, textbanking, data work, etc.

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

  • Sunday, July 04, 2021 at 04:00 PM Paris Time · 30 rsvps
    Plage de Carras, Nice in Nice, France

    Fourth of July Picnic

    Wow, let’s take advantage of this summer where we can finally be together in person! After over a year, DAF Riviera will be hosting an in-person event to celebrate 4th of July!

    We will be congregating at the west end of the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice, at a beach called Carras. This area has many amenities such as trees for shade, pétanque courts, handicap parking, and even dog-friendly! It is also very easy to access by A8 and voie rapide for members living outside of Nice. There is public parking, Carras - Les Bosquets, within walking distance. Using public transport you can take Tram #2 to Carras or several bus lines serving the area (#12 and #32).

    To find your hosting Executive Committee, look for the American flag and individuals dress in red, white and blue.

    For sanitary reasons, we ask everyone to bring their own food and drinks - this event is not a potluck. Also don’t forget to bring your own blankets, chairs, swimsuits and cutlery.

    We will be following the local sanitary guides so we ask everyone to maintain their distance and masks are welcome, but not mandatory. 

  • Monday, July 05, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 1 rsvp
    Zoom in Paris, France

    Youth Caucus Book Club - Ezra Klein’s Why We’re Polarized!

    📚 Summer Book Club 📚

    Do you love to read? Join the Youth Caucus as we read American journalist Ezra Klein’s Why We’re Polarized.

    This New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller shows us that America’s political system isn’t broken. The truth is scarier: it’s working exactly as designed. In this “superbly researched” (Washington Post) and timely book, journalist Ezra Klein reveals how that system is polarizing us—and how we are polarizing it—with disastrous results.

     This is a four-part series of discussion on Klein’s book taking place throughout the summer:

    • June 7 at 7pm CET → Intro, Chapters 1 & 2
    • June 21 at 7pm CET → Chapters 3 - 5
    • July 5 at 7pm CET → Chapters 6 - 8
    • July 19 at 7pm CET → Chapters 9 & 10

    “Eye-opening . . . Klein’s brilliant diagnosis and prescription provide a path to understanding— and healing.” O Magazine

    NB: If you are unable to access or purchase the book, please reach out to us at [email protected].

  • Wednesday, July 07, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Power Hour

    Politics is not a spectator sport! Join us every Wednesday as we join together to take political action to help pass the Biden agenda.

    Our current project is making calls with Common Cause to constituents of key US Senators and patching them through to their Senators' voicemail to urge them to publicly commit to ENDING THE FILIBUSTER and PROTECTING OUR DEMOCRACY by passing the For the People Act now.

    The For The People Act (HR1/S1) will only pass if people like you and me are willing to take action. Join us to make calls to activists in key states and help pass this groundbreaking democracy bill, which would

    • Expand the right to vote. The For the People Act would abolish outdated voter registration deadlines and enact online voter registration and automatic voter registration to make voting easier and our voter rolls more accurate and secure. The bill would stop some voter suppression tactics like voter purges and interference with voter registration.
    • End partisan gerrymandering. Voters should select their politicians and not the other way around. That's why the For the People Act institutes independent redistricting commissions.
    • Stop Big Money from calling the shots in our politics. Congresspeople spend some 60% of their time dialing big donors asking for money. By enacting a system of small dollar elections, whereby a $27 contribution would be matched to become $189, politicians can get off the dialer and talk to constituents, and more women, people of color, and new candidates without connections to donors would be empowered to run for office.
    • Hold elected officials (including the executive branch and president) to high ethical standards. Stop regulators from profiting from the very industries they regulate. Require tax return disclosure.

    We'll give you all the tools and training you need to call voters in our target states -- asking them to contact their lawmakers who will make the difference between success and failure.

    Can't make it but still want to be engaged? First, call Congress. You can call Congress for free from France at 07 555 3 6446 ("Bark at Congress: 07 555 DOGGO") — this connects callers automatically to the US Capitol Switchboard, where you follow the prompts to be connected to your House Rep or Senators. Need a script? Check out 5 Calls, where you can find topical scripts with concrete demands for your legislators on any issue you care about.

    Second, reach out to Max Dunitz to get connected with activities from past Power Hour actions, or other volunteer activities like postcarding, phonebanking, textbanking, data work, etc.

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

  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Power Hour

    Politics is not a spectator sport! Join us every Wednesday as we join together to take political action to help pass the Biden agenda.

    Our current project is making calls with Common Cause to constituents of key US Senators and patching them through to their Senators' voicemail to urge them to publicly commit to ENDING THE FILIBUSTER and PROTECTING OUR DEMOCRACY by passing the For the People Act now.

    The For The People Act (HR1/S1) will only pass if people like you and me are willing to take action. Join us to make calls to activists in key states and help pass this groundbreaking democracy bill, which would

    • Expand the right to vote. The For the People Act would abolish outdated voter registration deadlines and enact online voter registration and automatic voter registration to make voting easier and our voter rolls more accurate and secure. The bill would stop some voter suppression tactics like voter purges and interference with voter registration.
    • End partisan gerrymandering. Voters should select their politicians and not the other way around. That's why the For the People Act institutes independent redistricting commissions.
    • Stop Big Money from calling the shots in our politics. Congresspeople spend some 60% of their time dialing big donors asking for money. By enacting a system of small dollar elections, whereby a $27 contribution would be matched to become $189, politicians can get off the dialer and talk to constituents, and more women, people of color, and new candidates without connections to donors would be empowered to run for office.
    • Hold elected officials (including the executive branch and president) to high ethical standards. Stop regulators from profiting from the very industries they regulate. Require tax return disclosure.

    We'll give you all the tools and training you need to call voters in our target states -- asking them to contact their lawmakers who will make the difference between success and failure.

    Can't make it but still want to be engaged? First, call Congress. You can call Congress for free from France at 07 555 3 6446 ("Bark at Congress: 07 555 DOGGO") — this connects callers automatically to the US Capitol Switchboard, where you follow the prompts to be connected to your House Rep or Senators. Need a script? Check out 5 Calls, where you can find topical scripts with concrete demands for your legislators on any issue you care about.

    Second, reach out to Max Dunitz to get connected with activities from past Power Hour actions, or other volunteer activities like postcarding, phonebanking, textbanking, data work, etc.

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

  • Monday, July 19, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 1 rsvp
    Zoom in Paris, France

    Youth Caucus Book Club - Ezra Klein’s Why We’re Polarized!

    📚 Summer Book Club 📚

    Do you love to read? Join the Youth Caucus as we read American journalist Ezra Klein’s Why We’re Polarized.

    This New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller shows us that America’s political system isn’t broken. The truth is scarier: it’s working exactly as designed. In this “superbly researched” (Washington Post) and timely book, journalist Ezra Klein reveals how that system is polarizing us—and how we are polarizing it—with disastrous results.

     This is a four-part series of discussion on Klein’s book taking place throughout the summer:

    • June 7 at 7pm CET → Intro, Chapters 1 & 2
    • June 21 at 7pm CET → Chapters 3 - 5
    • July 5 at 7pm CET → Chapters 6 - 8
    • July 19 at 7pm CET → Chapters 9 & 10

    “Eye-opening . . . Klein’s brilliant diagnosis and prescription provide a path to understanding— and healing.” O Magazine

    NB: If you are unable to access or purchase the book, please reach out to us at [email protected].