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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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, March 03, 2020 at 06:00 PM · 8 rsvps

    Global Presidential Primary: Vote in Person/In Lyon

    On Super Tuesday, Democrats Abroad Lyon invites you to vote for the Democratic presidential candidate of your choice in person in Lyon.  And it's real!  It counts! 

    Democrats Abroad sends delegates to the Democratic convention who vote for candidates in proportion to the results of our Global Presidential Primary (GPP).  Your vote with Democrats Abroad is extremely powerful since only tens of thousands of people will participate in the global primary, but millions will vote in your home state.  Plus you will send a signal to the Democratic Party that Americans abroad are alive and well and have specific concerns.

    You are eligible to vote in the GPP just by being a member of Democrats Abroad and choosing to vote for the Democratic presidential candidate of your choice through Democrats Abroad rather than through your home state.  If you are not a member of Democrats Abroad, you can join on site at the GPP event or join on this site

    Note that if you vote in the GPP for the Democratic Presidential candidate of your choice, you can still vote for all other candidate preferences, Senators, Representatives and local officials, in your home state primary.

    If you can't join us to vote in person on Super Tuesday, please vote online via  An electronic ballot will be available on February 18.