Marseille

WELCOME TO DEMOCRATS ABROAD MARSEILLE!

We are a diverse, friendly, politically active community of U.S citizens who are Democrats living in the Aix-Marseille region of France.  Our chapter conducts activities which are in-person when possible and also participates in on-line local, country and global events and actions.   We have learned that we can be quite effective in both ways. 

Democrats Abroad made a significant difference in the results of the 2020 elections (including in the Georgia run-offs) and our chapter played a big part, particularly in the Get Out the Vote programs.  We are looking forward to continuing this work as we head toward critical midterm elections where the balance of power in the Senate will be at stake in the face of major voter suppression efforts by Republicans in almost every state.

Our members organize events (from social gatherings to discussions of the status of organized labor or violence against women and the ERA).  We also participate in Democrats Abroad events which include visits from members of Congress and the Cabinet (some of whom are past DA members).  We have received a special “thank you” visit from the Chair of the Democratic Party and had speakers from around the globe as well as around town.  

Democrats Abroad has 8 major Caucus Groups and we have Aix-Marseille Chapter members active with all of them (LGBTQ+, Youth, Progressive, Veterans and Military Families, Hispanic, Asian/American Pacific-Islander, Black and Women’s).   We collaborate with the local US Consulate as well as businesses and educational institutions.  

As often as possible we try to commemorate or celebrate an American holiday together – from Thanksgiving to Memorial Day and we are frequently privy to discussion of history, books and cultural trends and issues which often bring new meaning to these holidays. 

There are countless ways to become involved and to benefit from membership in Democrats Abroad.  We encourage you to join us and explore the many opportunities to make a difference for yourself and for all Americans. Contact us with any questions our join now @

https://www.democratsabroad.org/join.  

Susan Fitoussi – Chapter Chair

Democrats Abroad Aix-Marseille

Email - [email protected]

DA Marseille Leadership:

Susan Fitoussi
| DAF-Marseille Chair
Esteban Rodriguez
| DAF-Marseille Vice Chair
Marnie Delaney
| Violence Against Women Task Force, Global Comms, Research, DAF-Marseille Secretary
Hugh Aaron Ambeau
| DAF-Marseille Treasurer
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  • News

    4th of July in person home BBQ celebration

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    Meet the new Executive Committee Team !

    Meet the new Executive Committee Members representing Aix Marseille for the new term (2021/2022)

    thanks to Peter Gillepsie for the photographics!

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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, August 04, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Power Hour

    Politics is not a spectator sport! Join us every Wednesday as we join together to take political action to help pass the Biden agenda.

    Our current project is making calls with Common Cause to constituents of key US Senators and patching them through to their Senators' voicemail to urge them to publicly commit to ENDING THE FILIBUSTER and PROTECTING OUR DEMOCRACY by passing the For the People Act now.

    The For The People Act (HR1/S1) will only pass if people like you and me are willing to take action. Join us to make calls to activists in key states and help pass this groundbreaking democracy bill, which would

    • Expand the right to vote. The For the People Act would abolish outdated voter registration deadlines and enact online voter registration and automatic voter registration to make voting easier and our voter rolls more accurate and secure. The bill would stop some voter suppression tactics like voter purges and interference with voter registration.
    • End partisan gerrymandering. Voters should select their politicians and not the other way around. That's why the For the People Act institutes independent redistricting commissions.
    • Stop Big Money from calling the shots in our politics. Congresspeople spend some 60% of their time dialing big donors asking for money. By enacting a system of small dollar elections, whereby a $27 contribution would be matched to become $189, politicians can get off the dialer and talk to constituents, and more women, people of color, and new candidates without connections to donors would be empowered to run for office.
    • Hold elected officials (including the executive branch and president) to high ethical standards. Stop regulators from profiting from the very industries they regulate. Require tax return disclosure.

    We'll give you all the tools and training you need to call voters in our target states -- asking them to contact their lawmakers who will make the difference between success and failure.

    Can't make it but still want to be engaged? First, call Congress. You can call Congress for free from France at 07 555 3 6446 ("Bark at Congress: 07 555 DOGGO") — this connects callers automatically to the US Capitol Switchboard, where you follow the prompts to be connected to your House Rep or Senators. Need a script? Check out 5 Calls, where you can find topical scripts with concrete demands for your legislators on any issue you care about.

    Second, reach out to Max Dunitz to get connected with activities from past Power Hour actions, or other volunteer activities like postcarding, phonebanking, textbanking, data work, etc.

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

    Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Power Hour

    Politics is not a spectator sport! Join us every Wednesday as we join together to take political action to help pass the Biden agenda.

    Our current project is making calls with Common Cause to constituents of key US Senators and patching them through to their Senators' voicemail to urge them to publicly commit to ENDING THE FILIBUSTER and PROTECTING OUR DEMOCRACY by passing the For the People Act now.

    The For The People Act (HR1/S1) will only pass if people like you and me are willing to take action. Join us to make calls to activists in key states and help pass this groundbreaking democracy bill, which would

    • Expand the right to vote. The For the People Act would abolish outdated voter registration deadlines and enact online voter registration and automatic voter registration to make voting easier and our voter rolls more accurate and secure. The bill would stop some voter suppression tactics like voter purges and interference with voter registration.
    • End partisan gerrymandering. Voters should select their politicians and not the other way around. That's why the For the People Act institutes independent redistricting commissions.
    • Stop Big Money from calling the shots in our politics. Congresspeople spend some 60% of their time dialing big donors asking for money. By enacting a system of small dollar elections, whereby a $27 contribution would be matched to become $189, politicians can get off the dialer and talk to constituents, and more women, people of color, and new candidates without connections to donors would be empowered to run for office.
    • Hold elected officials (including the executive branch and president) to high ethical standards. Stop regulators from profiting from the very industries they regulate. Require tax return disclosure.

    We'll give you all the tools and training you need to call voters in our target states -- asking them to contact their lawmakers who will make the difference between success and failure.

    Can't make it but still want to be engaged? First, call Congress. You can call Congress for free from France at 07 555 3 6446 ("Bark at Congress: 07 555 DOGGO") — this connects callers automatically to the US Capitol Switchboard, where you follow the prompts to be connected to your House Rep or Senators. Need a script? Check out 5 Calls, where you can find topical scripts with concrete demands for your legislators on any issue you care about.

    Second, reach out to Max Dunitz to get connected with activities from past Power Hour actions, or other volunteer activities like postcarding, phonebanking, textbanking, data work, etc.

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