On July 23rd, Democrats Abroad's Riviera Chapter volunteers marched in the annual Nice Gay Pride parade. Scott Baker dared to be seen in our Lady Liberty gown, and posed in more photos than the drag queens. He made contact with another American abroad looking how to register to vote in Michigan - one more Democratic voter to count on! Every single vote counts and every single vote has consequences.
Democrats Abroad's Riviera Chapter volunteers attended the annual 4th of July celebration in Villefranch-sur-Mer honoring the men and women of the US 6th Fleet who were stationed there during WWII. Dressed in our Lady Liberty costume, Cynthia Adams attracted a lot of attention (and requests for photos), allowing us to speak with people about voting from abroad. Many thanks to event volunteer and DAF member Kristin King, who made sure we met lots of people.
The Democrats Abroad France Riviera Chapter had its first outing with our new Statue of Liberty costume at Day 2 of the famed Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes). Lady Liberty, purchased to raise awareness about voting from abroad, and her colleague both had Vote From Abroad cards pinned to our attire (thanks, Cynthia!) so the VFA website would show up in every photo.Read more
Once again, United States Consulate General Marseille are pleased to announce a passport services day in Nice on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. We will do our best to accomodate as many applicants as possible, but as always these services are provided on a first come, first served basis.Read more
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. 😎
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:
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.Read more
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: