Strasbourg

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WELCOME TO DEMOCRATS ABROAD STRASBOURG!

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

daf-strasbourg@democratsabroad.org

DA Strasbourg Leadership:

Barbara Wells
| DAF-Strasbourg Chair
Vivianne Beller
| DAF-Strasbourg Secretary
John Czechanski
| DAF-Strasbourg Treasurer
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    THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY!

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     NEXT STEP: ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER?

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    VOTE IN THE 2020 GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY - Strasbourg voting centre

    GPP Voting Center Strasbourg: In person voting on 6 March from 16 - 20:00 at Maison des Associations, 1a place des Orphelins, 67000 Strasbourg

    The Global Presidential Primary is a week-long voting period — kicking off on March 3, Super Tuesday — for Democrats Abroad members to participate in our official party-run presidential primary. We’re holding more than 220 events in 45 countries around the world, and we hope you’ll be joining us.

    Am I eligible?

    If you’re a Democrat Abroad member and you haven’t voted (or plan to vote) in any other 2020 state presidential primary/caucus, you’re eligible to vote in the Global Presidential Primary.

    What if I can't join a voting event in person?

    If you can’t join us at the voting center in Strasbourg, you can vote remotely. Look for your primary ballot in your inbox on February 18, or, starting on that date, download it from democratsabroad.org.

    Do votes in the GPP count? Why should I participate in the GPP instead of voting in my state’s presidential primary?

    Yes your vote counts! In fact, you could even say that votes in the GPP count even more. Tens of thousands of people will participate in the global primary, but millions will vote in your home state. That means that your vote in the Global Presidential Primary is more powerful than voting in the California primary. In fact, it’s four times more powerful.

    I vote in California. Can I vote in the Global Presidential Primary and the California primary?

    You can only vote in a presidential primary once. If you vote in the global primary and want to vote in California for the down-ballot primary races (like for your congressperson), you can! Just skip the presidential section on your California ballot.

    Where can I ask further questions?

    Please email gotv@democratsabroad.org for voting-related questions, and daf-strasbourg@democratsabroad.org for other questions.

    Help us spread the word! Consider liking and sharing our Facebook posts about the GPP!

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 05:15 PM EMEA/Paris Time · 12 rsvps
    ZOOM in Strasbourg, France

    CELEBRATE THE INAUGURATION TOGETHER SEPARATELY! 🇺🇸🍾

    The end of the long national nightmare that we have all lived through the past four years is mercifully almost over. We invite you to a celebration of joy and democracy;  a celebration that was very nearly thwarted by the events of January 6th - making it all that much more meaningful. 
     
    Since we are constrained from meeting in person, due to the current COVID-related restrictions, your Democrats Abroad Strasbourg Chapter will celebrate on ZOOM, starting from 17:15 CET. (Note that this time has changed due to changes in the Biden Inauguration schedule.) We propose that you join us and concurrently watch the events live on CNN on a device of your choice; we can celebrate together while watching separately the Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris - the beginning of building back better our country and democracy.

    This is, of course, open to all, so feel free to - safely - invite friends and family from anywhere in the world.  Please RSVP to receive the ZOOM link on Wednesday. 

    Current official Inauguration schedule
    (updated as of Jan 18)
    • VP Swearing is now 11:30-11:45A ET // 5:30 - 5:45P FRANCE
    • President Swearing in now 11:45 to 12P ET //  5:45-6PM FRANCE
    • Address now 12 to 12:30 // 6 - 6:30P FRANCE
    • Pass in review now 1 to 1:30 // 7 - 7:30P FRANCE
    • Wreath laying ceremony 1:45 to 2pm // 7:45 - 8P FRANCE 
    • Presidential escort 2:30 to 3pm // 8:30 - 9 P FRANCE
    • Virtual parade 3 to 5 // 9-11 PM FRANCE