Results of the 2023 DA France Toulouse Leadership Elections!

The Toulouse Chapter Election Board is pleased to announce the results of the 2023 Toulouse Chapter elections! Here are the newly elected officers:

Scott Stroud, Chapter Chair; Gina Granelli, Vice Chair; Rebecca White Bordonado, Treasurer; Maria Clemow, Member at Large, Celia Mazy, Member at Large; Beatrice Monthioux, Member at Large; Suzette Tanis-Plant, Member at Large; Judith Ware, Member at Large.  

Candidate Statements for the 2023 DA France Toulouse Leadership Election

 The DA France Toulouse Election Board is pleased to announce the candidates for DAF Toulouse Chapter leadership!

Join us for a brief online Meet and Greet on March 7 at 7:00pm if you'd like to meet our candidates. 

Members of the DAF Toulouse Chapter area will receive a ballot by email. Electronic voting will end at 5:00 pm on March 11, 2023. For members who are able to attend our March 12 event, Celebrating 100 years of the Equal Rights Amendment, in person voting will take place from 3:30-4:30pm. RSVP here

For questions, please contact the Toulouse Election Board at [email protected].


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DA France Toulouse Elections: Call for Candidates


Democrats Abroad France is a 100% volunteer-run organization, and our leaders are elected every two years for a two-year term. We organize social and political activities that promote our Democratic ideals and values, and encourage the American community to exercise their right to vote. We are looking for individuals who would like to get more involved!

The nomination period for candidates is open and the deadline to submit your candidacy is February 18, 2023Elections will take place on March 12, 2023 (more information to come shortly)

We are looking for candidates for the following positions: 

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Tax Seminar for Americans and Chapter AGM




The results of the Leadership Elections will be announced, and the newly-elected members of the Executive Committee will introduce themselves.  The election is underway NOW (March 1 – 6) online.  You should have received an email instructing you how to cast your ballot.

Along with our Annual General Meeting, we will have a Tax Seminar.

We have THREE speakers scheduled:

Rebecca Lammers is the chair of the Democrats Abroad UK Tax Committee and a member of the DA International Taxation Task Force. She is currently working on the first qualitative report for DA on Americans Abroad feelings and perceptions of tax issues abroad. She has participated in three  DA tax "door knocks" on Capitol Hill, bringing our issues and concerns to the ears of members of Congress. 

Two tax advisors--partners--who work specifically with Americans will also be with us:  

Aron Epstein (CPA) studied accounting at Cleveland State University and subsequently held positions in public and non-public accounting. In 2009 Aron moved to Israel and has been working full-time in public accounting, international tax and tax planning. Aron has clients all over the world and is expert in international tax challenges, requirements as well as tax treaty issues. Aron has successfully represented clients to the IRS saving them many thousands of dollars in taxes.

Benjamin Pik (CPA) is a dual French and American certified Public Accountant admitted to practice public accounting both in France and in the US.

He holds a degree from University Paris Dauphine (France) and from Concordia University (Canada). Prior to opening his own practice, Benjamin worked for eight years in international accounting firms across North America, Middle East, and Europe where he coordinated French and foreign reporting audits, provided advisory services for governance and risk monitoring.  Benjamin is involved with the American ex-pat community in France.

Benjamin PIK
US Certified Public Accountant

Expert-Comptable & Commissaire aux comptes

7 Rue Theodule Ribot - 75017 Paris
Mob :

[email protected]

Their presentations will be followed by a Question and Answer session.

We request a modest donation from members for the tax seminar. Please  contribute at least 10€ to our Toulouse Chapter.

Thank you!

March 07, 2021 at 5pm - 7pm Paris Time
Toulouse 31000
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Meet the 2021 Toulouse Leadership Candidates

The nominations period for the Toulouse Chapter Leadership Elections has now closed. The candidates for Toulouse Chapter Leadership are listed below.

All members of Democrats Abroad France Toulouse Chapter may vote in the Toulouse Chapter Leadership elections. Due to restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus, all voting will take place on line March 1-6. Toulouse chapter members will be sent a link to their ballots by subsequent email.

Election results will be announced at the DA Toulouse Chapter Annual General Meeting on March 7th at 5 p.m., which will be held via Zoom.

New members are welcome; to join Democrats Abroad, go to You must be a U.S. citizen living overseas and at least 18 years old at the time of the next federal election.

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DA Toulouse will run its Leadership Election the first week in March, and will end at the Chapter's Annual General Meeting on March 7,  2021. 

The nominations period for candidates is now open and will close on February 12th.  Below is a description of the responsibilities and roles of the various positions:

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Former Toulouse Chapter Chair now Vice Chair of Democrats Abroad France

In the country committee elections this month, former Chair of Democrats Abroad Toulouse, Meredith Wheeler, was elected to the role of Vice Chair of DAF, specifically charged with Chapter Liaison.

Meredith remains on the local Toulouse Leadership group too--and indeed she was one of the founding members of the chapter in 2003 (we're celebrating our 15th anniversary). 

Her first opportunity to cast a vote as a member of the DA France team came last week in Washington D.C., at the Global Meeting of Democrats Abroad. She was part of a large delegation of DA France members who attended, led by the new DA France Chair, Ada Shen.

Here's the entire delegation: Front row--Meagan Lopez (Vice Chair of the Paris Chapter), Ada Shen (Chair of DA France), Meredith Wheeler (Vice-Chair, DAF)  Back row--Salli Swartz, Alex Rehbinder, Kaitlin Hickey, Joe Smallhoover (International Counsel for DA); Connie Borde (DNC member representing DA).


Democrats Abroad Toulouse

photo by chantrybee

Welcome to the Toulouse Chapter of Democrats Abroad France!

We’re a friendly group and we welcome new members—either new arrivals to the region or longstanding Americans residents who wish to remain active and informed voters.

DA Toulouse has a book club that meets roughly every quarter. We run various events from tax seminars to guest speakers and film screenings. When events call for it, we organize demonstrations or marches. In the past that included a Women’s March, Earth Day event, Science March, Gun Control demonstration—and we honor important events—such as Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech and World War military commemorations.

We are open to new ideas and invite you to join us!

We have an active Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Please take a look and make contact with us! 

[email protected]