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Democrats Abroad Strasbourg is the third oldest chapter of DA France, the official country committee for US Democrats living in France.  At the heart of Europe, and home to several European institutions, including the European Parliament and Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg is an ideal setting for international political observers and activists. This helps inspire our chapter to organize a variety of activities ranging from lectures, film screenings and guest speakers, to participation in political rallies and marches on topics of concern to Americans abroad. 

Recent events include our locally-organized March For Our Lives, Science March, events marking Earth Day, Gay Pride, Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech and a Families Belong Together rally. Members have also participated in annual World War military commemorations as well as Women’s Marches organized by the DA chapters in Paris and - thanks to Strasbourg’s unique geographical position on the German border - nearby Heidelberg, Germany.

Our regular monthly meetings, in a variety of social settings, provide an opportunity for members to come together, meet fellow Dems, talk about the current political scene, as well as propose and discuss future projects. Much of our activity is focused on supporting and promoting voter registration for Americans in the East of France, including students participating in the city's numerous Study Abroad programs.  

The Strasbourg chapter encourages current efforts to develop a sub-chapter ("precinct") in the neighboring Haut-Rhin region of Eastern France, for those members who reside closer to the Swiss border.

All our events are posted on the Democrats Abroad France website and on our Facebook page.

With events planned throughout the year, we encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Barbara Wells, Chapter Chair 

Democrats Abroad - Strasbourg

DA Strasbourg Leadership:

Barbara Wells
| DAF-Strasbourg Chair
Patrick Ganne
| DAF-Strasbourg Vice Chair
Vivianne Beller
| DAF-Strasbourg Secretary
John Czechanski
| DAF-Strasbourg Treasurer
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  • News


    On July 12,  DA Strasbourg joined the world-wide "Lights for Liberty/Close the Camps Vigil". In the background, the locked gates of the European Court of Human Rights, a symbolic reminder of the barriers at the Mexican-U.S. border that prevent migrants and refugees fleeing poverty and persecution from exercising their fundamental rights to dignity and safety; as darkness falls on children taken from their parents and packed in cages.

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    The ceremonies were, as usual, very moving and a great tribute to Franco-American friendship and cooperation.

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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 1 rsvp

    November Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

    Join us for the screening of the fifth Democratic Presidential Primary Debate (broadcast on the 20th in the US). Ten candidates have qualified for this month's debate, which comes less than three months before the first primary and less than a year before the general election.

    Come for part or all of the broadcast as well as drinks and/or dinner afterwards at the nearby restaurant, Chez Mon Ex. We will surely have plenty to discuss!

    Open to the public, so please feel free to bring friends and students!