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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Bordeaux!

DA Bordeaux is a chapter of DA France, the official country committee for US Democrats living in France. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch using the email address listed below.

There is never a “wrong” time to join as we have monthly zoom meetings with our members which allow those who live even at the edges of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region to feel connected.  Aside from our monthly members’ meeting, we also host a monthly politico-culture discussion touching upon a variety of different subjects ranging from God in Politics to Protest Power and even Revolutions ! Tellement français n’est-ce pas ?  

We are always thinking of new events to help promote citizen action as well as just looking for an excuse to get together and share ideas!

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Bordeaux, please contact us.  We are always looking for volunteers for phonebanking, to help push the vote, or just be an extra set of hands for the various holiday-themed events we host (Thanksgiving, 4th of July etc.)

So if you are in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region and looking to have a chat with like-minded Americans, then feel free to contact us using the email address listed below!

Jamie Perosi-Doughty, Chapter Chair
Democrats Abroad - Bordeaux
[email protected]

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DA Bordeaux Leadership:

James Perosi-Doughty
| Bordeaux Chair
Virginia Coulon
| Vice Chair, Bordeaux Chapter
Gertrude Bolter
| Treasurer, Bordeaux Chapter Former Chair, former Vice-Chair, Founding member
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  • News

    Candidate Statements for the 2023 DA France Bordeaux Leadership Election

    The nomination period for the DA France Bordeaux Chapter elections is now closed. Members of the Bordeaux Chapter will receive a ballot by email, and electronic voting will end on March 15 at 3 PM.
    The Election Board is pleased to announce the candidates!
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    The Bordeaux Chapter and 2022 Needs You!

    Hello everyone!

    2022 is going to be a make or break year for Democrats and for America in general. I know that Midterms are never a fun topic, but I cannot stress enough how important it is for everyone to get involved, get active, and vote this year.  Even if you've registered to vote before, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you re-register because a lot of States have changed their voting laws since the 2020 election.  

    For more more information on how to register to vote from abroad please visit the following webstie:  It has great information and is easy to follow guidelines for all States. 


    Also, your Bordeaux chapter is looking for volunteers for phone banking, events, or just overall membership activity.  If you have ideas of activities you want to do, or would be interested in attending, please let us know! For a list of February and March's activities, please see the email blast sent out at the beginning of the month. Or if you prefer, you can email us at: [email protected] 

    It's going to be a challenge, but we can't give up. There is too much at stake to lower our defenses now. So please, contact us, meet up with us, and share your ideas! 


    Your Bordeaux Chapter and 2022 Needs You! 


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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, April 01, 2023 at 02:00 PM Paris Time · 61 rsvps

    2023 DA France National Elections and Annual General Meeting

    Democrats Abroad France 2023 Annual General Meeting

    Our 2023 AGM will take place on Saturday, April 1 from 2 - 5 PM, both online via Zoom and in person in Paris at the American Church. The AGM is a time to come together with other Democrats from around France, to hear about our achievements of the past year, elect our new national leadership team, and gather our forces for the future.

    Please RSVP by March 30, 2023 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 1, 2023 online via zoom and in person beginning at 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 2024 election. For those who wish to participate online, the zoom information will be provided upon rsvp. 

    More information on the roles and responsibilities can be viewed here.

    Candidate statements can be viewed here.


    All members of Democrats Abroad France are welcome to attend and vote in the DA France National Officer and Voting Representative Elections on April 1. 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 March 30th -- this allows the DA France Election Board to prepare the voter rolls on the day of the meeting.


    All DA France members also have the option to vote early via an online absentee ballot made available to them via email, from 7 to 10 days prior to the election until 5PM on March 30th. 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 a case, all members of DA France who have RSVP'd for the meeting by March 30th 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 1.

    To join Democrats Abroad, please go to You must be a US citizen 18 years of age or older by Nov. 7, 2023 and reside in France.

    Tuesday, April 11, 2023 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 month, and share your views with other attendees. Send your questions to [email protected]