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The sunshine came out for a perfect 4th of July picnic!

In spite of the rain earlier in the day, the sunshine came back just in time to host our 4th of July picnic! We had our flag and our sign out for everyone to see who was walking along the famous Promenade des Anglais. It was great to see everyone in person and share what have we been doing in the last year. 😎

Happy 4th of July!


White House Releases State-by-State Fact Sheets

Our Political Wine in May will be will be discussing Biden's ambtious infrastructure bill, with an an emphasis on climate change. Find your state on the fact list to see how it is impacting your family and friends in the States:

State-by-State Fact Sheets to Highlight Nationwide Need for the American Jobs Plan


DAF - Riviera Executive Committe elections

All members of Democrats Abroad France Riviera Chapter may vote in the Riviera Chapter Executive Committee elections. Due to restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus, all voting will take place online between February 24th - March 3rd. Election results will be announced during the Political Wine on March 3rd at 7 p.m., which will be held via Zoom.

To read each candidate's personal statement download the ballot in PDF.

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Rapid Change of the Biden Administration

As our January Political Wine drew to a close last month, the insurrection was starting at the U.S. Capitol. Since then, Trump was impeached for a second time; Joe Biden gave a stirring inaugural address; and the new administration has taken swift action to confront the various crises. February’s Political Wine will give us an opportunity to discuss these rapid changes.

You might find these two articles of interest before our discussion:


Biden and Bipartisanship

Our Political Wine in Janaury will be will be discussing Biden and Bipartisanship. These three brief articles may be of interest to you: 


An Opportunity for Action!

Our activities don’t come without the strong efforts of a vibrant Executive Committee.  With Democrats taking over the White House, we must keep the momentum of our voices being heard loud and clear.  So the time has come for our own, Democrats Abroad France - Riviera Chapter’s Executive Committee elections.

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American Consular Services Day in Nice

The U.S. Consulate General in Marseille is pleased to announce the provision of off-site consular services in Nice, September 4, 2019

1 - Who qualifies for an appointment?
⁃ If you have a 5-year-passport (minor or first-time adult application)
⁃ If you are no longer in possession of your prior passport
⁃ If your passport expired more than 15 years ago
⁃ If you wish to report the birth abroad of a child to a U.S. citizen
⁃ If you wish to have a document notarised

2 - How to schedule an appointment?

Send an email to [email protected] You will receive an email confirmation, including the appointment time and specific instructions for the service requested. You will be asked to submit all of the required documents and payment ahead of your appointment. We look forward to seeing you.

United States Consulate General
American Citizen Services Unit
Place Varian Fry
13006 Marseille
France
Telephone: 01.43.12.47.54
Website: http://fr.usembassy.gov

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Honoring U.S. Engagement in World War 1

There is an exhibition of photographs made by the Patrouille de France in 2017, which by documenting current US and French military cooperation hopes to honor the US engagement in WWI.

This free exhibition at the Maison du Combattant at 36 bis Blvd Risso, NICE will run from 27 to 31 May from 14h00 to 17h30 each day.

The exhibition is sponsored by the US Ambassador to France, the Association France Etats-Unis, and the Ville de Nice. The Maison du Combattant is located facing the Acropolis.

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Want to see how your representative in Congress is currently voting?

Use GovTrack to research and track legislation in the United States Congress, including Members of Congress, bills and resolutions, voting records, and committee activity.

Do a search on the GovTrack database here.

Open government data has changed the way we understand civics. The Open Government Data (The Book) is about the principles behind that movement — yes, it is a movement — and its development in the United States. Topics include principles of open government data, the history of the movement, applications to transparency and civic engagement, a brief legal history, data quality, APIs, prioritization, civic hacking, case studies, and paradoxes in transparency.

Read the full Open Government Data (The Book) here.


Want to see what your representative in Congress is currently saying?

Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate issue press releases and other statements on multiple topics via their official websites. Represent regularly checks for new statements and posts links to them here. You can search the titles of the statements.

View Propublica's Recent Congressional Statements on Joint  here.