Events

  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 06:00 PM Madrid Time · 87 rsvps
    Zoom Link will be sent out closer to the event date

    Gender Equality: Unleashing Women's Full Potential

    Professor Linda Scott will join us April 13th @ 12pm EST/6pmCET

    To discuss the research behind the findings in her recently-published book:

    “The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women."

    Internationally renowned expert on women's economic development and Emeritus DP World Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oxford.  Professor Linda Scott will join us to discuss the research behind the findings in her recently-published book: “The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women.” Her analysis of international gender data shows the reality of a distinctive pattern of economic inequality which, when combined with cultural impediments, forms the shadow economy unique to women, the “Double X Economy.” To quote Melinda Gates:

    “Linda Scott shines a light on women's essential and often invisible contributions to our global economy--while combining insight, analysis, and interdisciplinary data to make a compelling and actionable case for unleashing women's economic power." --Melinda Gates, author of The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

    Linda gives us a powerful argument going forward: “…equal economic treatment for women would put a stop to some of the world’s costliest evils, while building prosperity for everyone.”  And she is looking to recruit everyone to the cause of women’s economic inclusion!

     

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 01:00 PM Berlin Time · 7 rsvps
    Zoom

    Climate Teatime in April with the AAPI Caucus in EMEA

    AAPI Networking

    We’re holding our next community event for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders living abroad, with a focus this month on environmental justice and AAPI communities.
    Come get acquainted, swap stories, and find your community! 
    We’ll be doing short introductions, a question of the day, and a few rounds of meet-and-greets!  If there’s anything you want to do, achieve, or find - let us know, or bring it up in the meeting.

    Don’t forget your snacks, your beverage of choice, and of course, your microphone.

    RSVP below to get the Zoom link!

    TIME ZONE  
    Vancouver, CA 4:00 am
    Toronto, CA 7:00 am
    London, UK 12:00 pm
    Berlin, DE 1:00 pm
    Abu Dhabi, UAE 3:00 pm

    Note: We're organizing Teatimes for members living all around the world. This one is a friendlier time for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, but anyone is welcome to attend! Check our event listings for options that may fit better for you if you live in Asia/Pacific and the Americas.

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 7 rsvps
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Power Hour

    Politics is not a spectator sport! Join us every 2nd & 4th Wednesday every month as we meet to take political action -- to engage our elected officials and policy makers on the issues.

    We will start the first few minutes of every meeting with calls to our elected officials in House and Senate -- you can call Congress for Free from France at 07 555 3 6446 (or 07 555 DOGGO) -- this connects callers automatically to the Capitol Switchboard, where you follow the prompts to be connected to your House Rep or Senators. 

    Never made constituency calls before? Don't worry, we will walk you through what to do including a call script. Every meeting we will also have new actions to take on the issues, together -- postcarding, phonebanking, textbanking, and more.

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

  • Friday, April 16, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 9 rsvps
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Forum: Special Weekly Edition - The First Hundred Days


    Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle and leaders of Democrats Abroad France in this Special Weekly Edition of Political Forum - The First Hundred Days. We will discuss current events with a special focus on the critical first hundred days of the Biden Administration. Send your questions to [email protected]

  • Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 02:00 PM Paris Time · 109 rsvps
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    2021 DA France National Elections and Annual General Meeting

    Please RSVP by APRIL 15, 2021 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 17, 2021 online via Zoom from 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 2022 midterms and with eyes on 2024, and vote on proposed Bylaws changes.

    For more information on the nominating process and the Call for Candidates, please see here.

    The nominations period has now closed. To see the Candidates Statements, please see here.

    Stay tuned - this page will be updated with agenda details.

    2021 NATIONAL OFFICER AND VOTING REPRESENTATIVE ELECTIONS

    All members of Democrats Abroad France are welcome to attend and vote in the DA France National Officer and Voting Representative Elections on April 17. 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 April 15th -- this allows the DA France Election Board to prepare the voter rolls on the day of the meeting.

    EARLY / ABSENTEE VOTING OPTION

    All DA France members also have the option to vote early via an online absentee ballot made available to them via email, from March 28 until 5PM on April 15th. 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 case, all members of DA France who have RSVPd for the meeting by April 15th 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 17.

    To join Democrats Abroad, please go to www.democratsabroad.org/join. You must be a US citizen 18 years of age or older by Nov. 2, 2021 and resident in France.

    PROPOSED DA FRANCE BYLAWS CHANGES - PUBLIC COMMENT

    A proposed draft of changes to the DA France Bylaws is available for review and public comment. We will review the major changes to the draft at the AGM prior to voting on whether to approve. Questions? Please email the DA France Bylaws Committee at [email protected].

    • To view the current DA France Bylaws of March 2020, see here.
    • To view the 2021 proposed Bylaws changes, the "Markup" version, see here. This version shows where the text is being changed.
    • To view the "clean" version of 2021 proposed changes, see here. This version shows how the final text reads with changes accepted.
    • To provide comment and feedback to the Bylaws Committee, please use this Public Comment form, here
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 8 rsvps
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Stop AAPI Hate • Community Check In

    Please join us for a Community Check-In to voice your thoughts and feelings about mounting violence against AAPI people in the US, in the wake of the recent Atlanta murders and rising anti-Asian hate crimes. Join us in discussion, led by Los Angeles-based Ting Qin, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and experienced group facilitator. Hosted by the DA France Diversity Caucus, DA France Women’s Caucus and the Global AAPI Caucus.

  • Friday, April 23, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 1 rsvp
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Forum: Special Weekly Edition - The First Hundred Days


    Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle and leaders of Democrats Abroad France in this Special Weekly Edition of Political Forum - The First Hundred Days. We will discuss current events with a special focus on the critical first hundred days of the Biden Administration. Send your questions to [email protected]

  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 07:00 PM Seoul Time · 2 rsvps
    Zoom

    Climate Teatime in April with the AAPI Caucus in Asia-Pacific

    AAPI Networking

    We’re holding our next community event for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders living abroad, with a focus this month on environmental justice and AAPI communities.
    Come get acquainted, swap stories, and find your community! 
    We’ll be doing short introductions, a question of the day, and a few rounds of meet-and-greets!  If there’s anything you want to do, achieve, or find - let us know, or bring it up in the meeting.

    Don’t forget your snacks, your beverage of choice, and of course, your microphone.

    RSVP below to get the Zoom link!

    TIME ZONE  
    New Delhi 3:30 pm
    Hong Kong 6:00 pm
    Seoul 7:00 pm
    Sydney 8:00 pm

    Note: We're organizing Teatimes for members living all around the world. This one is a friendlier time for the Asia-Pacific region, but anyone is welcome to attend! Check our event listings for options that may fit better for you if you live in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, or the Americas.

  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 1 rsvp
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Power Hour

    Politics is not a spectator sport! Join us every 2nd & 4th Wednesday every month as we meet to take political action -- to engage our elected officials and policy makers on the issues.

    We will start the first few minutes of every meeting with calls to our elected officials in House and Senate -- you can call Congress for Free from France at 07 555 3 6446 (or 07 555 DOGGO) -- this connects callers automatically to the Capitol Switchboard, where you follow the prompts to be connected to your House Rep or Senators. 

    Never made constituency calls before? Don't worry, we will walk you through what to do including a call script. Every meeting we will also have new actions to take on the issues, together -- postcarding, phonebanking, textbanking, and more.

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

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 06:30 PM Paris Time · 11 rsvps
    ZOOM in Marseille, France

    Meet and Greet your new Leadership Team

    Since March 13th 2021 Aix Marseille has elected its new Leadership Team 

    We would love to meet you all so please take advantage of our Virtual pandemic reality that allows us all over PROVENCE to meet up via ZOOM !

    Bring a cocktail, glass of wine, cuppa tea and meet us there !

    RSVP appreciated!