Welcome to Democrats Abroad Paris!

DAF-Paris is a Chapter of Democrats Abroad France, representing those US Democrats living in the Paris/Île de France region. Our activities include voter assistance and education, member meet-ups to discuss political issues and varying topics, lectures, debates and panel discussions, film screenings, parties and special events. 

The Paris Chapter Executive Committee members are:

  • Juan Cerda, Paris Chair
  • Kate Barrett, Paris Vice Chair
  • Joseph Smallhoover, Paris Secretary
  • Emilie Rose Aidan, Paris Communications
  • Ada Shen, Paris GOTV & Database/IT

Juan Cerda, Chapter Chair
Democrats Abroad Paris
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DA Paris Leadership:

JUAN David Cerda
| DAF-Paris Chair; Solidarity Sundays EMEA Coordinator
Kate Barrett
| DAF-Paris Vice Chair
Emilie-Rose Aidan
| DAF-Paris Communications
ada shen
| Paris Chapter Officer; Immediate Past France National Chair (DPCA)
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    Join the Paris Chapter Executive Committee

    Democrats Abroad was the margin of victory for President Joe Biden in Georgia and Arizona, and we're determined to continue delivering scale-tipping votes in races across the United States in 2022 and beyond.

    To continue our get-out-the-vote from abroad, we are currently building a robust Paris Chapter and, for the first time, doing a call for applications for expansion of the executive committee. Our goal is to have an inclusive, transparent, and fair appointment process. We need you to be a part of our work!

    All members of the Paris Chapter are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. CET on November 1, 2021. Decisions will be made around Nov. 10th. 

    Send your CV and short cover letter outlining your vision and qualifications to [email protected].

    Juan Cerda
    DA Paris Chapter Chair



    The Paris Chapter Treasurer shall manage the chapter's finances, prepare a budget and cash flow forecast as required by the Paris Chapter Chair for approval by the Paris Executive Committee, and interact and coordinate with the National Treasurer to maintain proper financial reporting structures to ensure the Paris Chapter's finances are in order. All such records shall be available for review by the Paris Executive Committee.

    The Paris Chapter Treasurer shall be available to consult with National, Subchapter, and Caucus Chairs regarding fundraising activities for projects and activities and access to potential donors.

    Ideally, candidates for this role should have experience in cash accounting, book-keeping, basic finance, banking, fundraising or related background.  


    The Chapter Event Coordinator will help design and coordinate Chapter events, in collaboration with others in leadership. The goal of these events — social, political, cultural, etc. — is to educate and advance discussion and member engagement on contemporary U.S. political issues.

    The Chapter Event Coordinator will assist members in planning and organizing local events such as lunches, dinners, wine-tastings, holiday gatherings, venues for significant speakers, etc. for membership development and fundraising, and shall help promote these events on the DA website and various social media channels, in collaboration with the Chapter Communications Coordinator, the Country Events Officer, and Country Database/IT Manager.

    The Chapter Event Coordinator shall manage the Chapter calendar and work to avoid scheduling conflicts among different events in the Paris region. The Chapter Event Coordinator shall report monthly to the Chapter Executive Committee on activities undertaken and planned.


    The Deputy Get Out the Vote Coordinator(s) will support the leadership of the Paris Chapter GOTV/IT Officer, and operate under their guidance, to help execute the Paris Chapter voter registration and GOTV strategy. This will include "on the ground" community events and outreach via social media.

    Ideal candidates for Deputy GOTV Coordinator should have experience with voter registration for overseas Americans (whether using FVAP or VoteFromAbroad), and be able to conduct in-person events or be able to work online to answer voter help questions. Those willing to learn are also encouraged to apply.

    If you have experience working/volunteering with voter registration, political campaigns, phone banking, canvassing voters, we are looking for you!


    The Deputy Communications Coordinator will support the leadership of the Paris Chapter Communications Officer, and operate under their guidance, to assist in designing, implementing and coordinating the communications activities of the Paris Chapter, including direct contact with members and interested persons via email, social media, French and English press communications, and develop the quarterly newsletter to members. They will assist in creating a strategic branding plan for DA Paris media and roll out outreach in 2022. 

    Ideal candidates for Deputy Communications Coordinator will have experience working with email marketing, branding, social media and public relations.


    All members of the DA Paris Chapter are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. CET on November 1, 2021. Decisions will be made around Nov. 10th. 

    Send your CV and short cover letter outlining your vision and qualifications to [email protected].


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    Summer Plans with DAF-Paris

    We are thrilled to bring you the first Democrats Abroad Paris Newsletter from the 2021-2023 Paris Chapter Executive Committee members!  We are busy planning exciting events and discussions with all of you, and we can’t wait to get started! Please scroll down or click 'read more' to learn some fun facts about us, how to get involved, and how we will continue to win elections from abroad!

    Democratically yours,

    DA Paris GOTV Team

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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 20 rsvps


    Join us for a conversation with Mitchell Cohen, an internationally-known political analyst, essayist and critic. From 1991 to 2009, he was co-editor of Dissent, one of the United States' leading progressive quarterlies. He is professor of political science at Baruch College of the City University of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center. 

    Mitchell Cohen will join Democrats Abroad France for drinks and an informal conversation about the current US political situation, the Democratic Party, its strengths and weaknesses, our prospects for the 2022 midterm elections, and the dramatic challenges we are now facing – challenges made worse by the 4-year tenure of Donald Trump. 

    This event will take place in person in central Paris. Details will be sent by email after you RSVP. 

    Saturday, July 02, 2022 at 01:00 PM Time · 2 rsvps
    Shakespeare & Company in Paris, France

    US Voter Help @ Shakespeare & Co US Voter Help at Shakespeare & Company is back! Celebrate the July 4th weekend abroad in Paris by making sure you are registered and ready to vote — and tell your American friends to come by too! Drop by any time between 1-4PM on Saturday July 2nd, and trained VoteFromAbroad volunteers will be on hand to help you request a ballot, get registered, and help you make sure your vote gets counted. Need help? Get all you need at, or email [email protected]!