Welcome to Democrats Abroad Normandy!

DA Normandy is a chapter of Democrats Abroad France, the official country committee for US Democrats living in France. We encompass the very broad regions of Normandy, Picardy, and other parts of the Hauts-de-France. Our main purpose is to ensure that everyone in our area votes in US national, state and local elections on a well-informed basis. We get together regularly for informative seminars (such as on US and French tax obligations), commemorative events (especially D-Day), and holiday celebrations (4th of July!) Watch this space for announcements of upcoming meetings and events. If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad Normandy, please contact us.

Judith Crews, Chapter Chair

Democrats Abroad - Normandy

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DA Normandy Leadership:

Judith Crews
| DAF-Normandy Chair
Maite Penna
| Member-at-Large, Normandy Chapter
Ann Marie Pelosky Poncet
| DAF-Normandy Elections Officer
Nancy Raff
| Member-at-Large, Normandy Chapter
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  • News

    Memorial Day 2022 at the Normandy-Colleville American Cemetery

    On May 29, after two years of no in-person events for this day, Democrats Abroad (Normandy Chapter) participated in the Memorial Day organized at the Normandy-Colleville Cemetery in Colleville (Calvados), and laid a wreath along with officials, mayors of the nearby towns, and some twenty associations and organizations. One of the guests-of-honor was Charles Norman Shay (pictured below), member and elder of the Penobscot Nation, drafted in 1943 and in the first wave of those who landed on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. As a medic, he was able to rescue many of the wounded on the beach by pulling them out of the water to higher ground. 

    The press correspondent for Ouest-France was present and captured the event in videos posted on Twitter:

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    Find your state’s primary election date and request your ballot here. Which Democrat do you think should face the Republican this November?  ONE REQUEST and you also get your ballot for the general election this November!

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, December 06, 2022 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 12 rsvps
    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]

    Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 05:00 PM Paris Time
    Online in Bordeaux , France

    Politico-Cultural Chat : Bordeaux Chapter Zoom Event


    Join this freewheeling discussion of American politics as it touches upon History, Art , Film, Psychology …… (because “tout est politique”).

    Every second Wednesday of the month, our two-hour zoom Chat takes off from a file listing articles and artifacts, centered around a given theme. This optional “Chat File”,  new each month and ready on the 5th, comes to you by e-mail.

    You will receive the information for joining via zoom when you RSVP.

    Prepared and moderated by Trudy Bolter.