photo by Laurent Hutinet

Welcome to the Lyon chapter of Democrats Abroad France!

We are Americans located in Lyon by job, by marriage, by birth, by love of things French and for many other reasons.  We all share a tug back to the USA and for that reason we organize political and social events around current trends in American life. 

We regularly march to protect the earth from climate change and to support LGBTQ rights and culture.  One of our largest events last year was a tribute to the young lives cut short by the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas high school shooting.  This year's largest event was a seminar on American ex-pat tax requirements.  

As we move into the primary and presidential election season, we plan events to educate our membership on the candidates and the issues.  

Democrats Abroad Lyon does all we can to help every American in the Lyon area participate in the vote from abroad process.  Perhaps, most important, we provide a forum for liberal and progressive Americans to voice their opinions and support each other in today's fraught political climate.

You can find our Events and News here on the Democrats Abroad website as well as on our Facebook page.  

We would be interested in hearing your ideas. Please feel free to contact us!

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DA Lyon Leadership:

Diane Sklar
| DAF-Lyon Chair
Julie Shapiro
| DAF-Lyon Vice Chair
Kelly Blunt
| DAF-Lyon Secretary
John Matthews
| DAF-Lyon Treasurer
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  • News

    Debate Watch Party

    In temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, members of DA Lyon sought refuge at Tech Noir, a funky air-conditioned bar in the artist quarter of Lyon. There we watched 2 nights and 20 candidates worth of Democratic primary debates and played debate bingo that captured pithy expressions like “hard-working Americans”, “billionaires” and “reproductive health care”.  

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    Lyon Soldiers on with Pride Parade Despite Torrential Downpour

    The Lyon Gay Pride March was called for 2pm on June 15.  At 2:15pm there was lightning, thunder and the skies over Bellecour opened up with a violent storm. The march never left the city square where it began.  About 20 intrepid members DA Lyon, 

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