Toulouse

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Welcome to the Toulouse Chapter of Democrats Abroad France!

We’re a friendly group and we welcome new members—either new arrivals to the region or longstanding Americans residents who wish to remain active and informed voters.

DA Toulouse has a book club that meets roughly every quarter. We run various events from tax seminars to guest speakers and film screenings. When events call for it, we organize demonstrations or marches. In the past that included a Women’s March, Earth Day event, Science March, Gun Control demonstration—and we honor important events—such as Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech and World War military commemorations.

We are open to new ideas and invite you to join us!

We have an active Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Please take a look and make contact with us! 

[email protected]

DA Toulouse Leadership:

Scott Stroud
| DAF-Toulouse Chair
Gina Granelli
| DAF-Toulouse Vice Chair
Alejandra Roman
| National Secretary, DA France; Secretary, Toulouse
Rebecca White
| DAF-Toulouse Treasurer
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  • News

    Tax Seminar for Americans and Chapter AGM

    TAX SEMINAR AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

     

    SUNDAY, MARCH 7TH AT 5PM CET VIA ZOOM.

    The results of the Leadership Elections will be announced, and the newly-elected members of the Executive Committee will introduce themselves.  The election is underway NOW (March 1 – 6) online.  You should have received an email instructing you how to cast your ballot.

    Along with our Annual General Meeting, we will have a Tax Seminar.

    We have THREE speakers scheduled:

    Rebecca Lammers is the chair of the Democrats Abroad UK Tax Committee and a member of the DA International Taxation Task Force. She is currently working on the first qualitative report for DA on Americans Abroad feelings and perceptions of tax issues abroad. She has participated in three  DA tax "door knocks" on Capitol Hill, bringing our issues and concerns to the ears of members of Congress. 

    Two tax advisors--partners--who work specifically with Americans will also be with us:  

    Aron Epstein (CPA) studied accounting at Cleveland State University and subsequently held positions in public and non-public accounting. In 2009 Aron moved to Israel and has been working full-time in public accounting, international tax and tax planning. Aron has clients all over the world and is expert in international tax challenges, requirements as well as tax treaty issues. Aron has successfully represented clients to the IRS saving them many thousands of dollars in taxes.

    Benjamin Pik (CPA) is a dual French and American certified Public Accountant admitted to practice public accounting both in France and in the US.

    He holds a degree from University Paris Dauphine (France) and from Concordia University (Canada). Prior to opening his own practice, Benjamin worked for eight years in international accounting firms across North America, Middle East, and Europe where he coordinated French and foreign reporting audits, provided advisory services for governance and risk monitoring.  Benjamin is involved with the American ex-pat community in France.

    Benjamin PIK
    US Certified Public Accountant

    Expert-Comptable & Commissaire aux comptes

    7 Rue Theodule Ribot - 75017 Paris
    Mob : 06.27.94.60.17

    [email protected]

    Their presentations will be followed by a Question and Answer session.

    We request a modest donation from members for the tax seminar. Please  contribute at least 10€ to our Toulouse Chapter.

    Thank you!

    WHEN
    March 07, 2021 at 5pm - 7pm Paris Time
    WHERE
    ZOOM
    Toulouse 31000
    France
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    Meet the 2021 Toulouse Leadership Candidates

    The nominations period for the Toulouse Chapter Leadership Elections has now closed. The candidates for Toulouse Chapter Leadership are listed below.

    All members of Democrats Abroad France Toulouse Chapter may vote in the Toulouse Chapter Leadership elections. Due to restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus, all voting will take place on line March 1-6. Toulouse chapter members will be sent a link to their ballots by subsequent email.

    Election results will be announced at the DA Toulouse Chapter Annual General Meeting on March 7th at 5 p.m., which will be held via Zoom.

    New members are welcome; to join Democrats Abroad, go to https://www.democratsabroad.org/join You must be a U.S. citizen living overseas and at least 18 years old at the time of the next federal election.

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 04:00 PM Paris Time · 44 rsvps
    Via Zoom in Toulouse, France

    Bessie Coleman's 100th Year in Flight

    Please join Democrats Abroad Toulouse on Saturday, June 19th to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bessie Coleman becoming a pilot in France. She was the first woman of color to earn her pilot's license, truly a milestone in history! 

    The event will be moderated by Beatrice Monthioux, DA Toulouse Member-at-Large

    Speakers will include: 

    • Christine Debouzy - President of the French Association of Women Pilots
    • Coline Béry - Specialist on Adrienne Bolland, aviatrix who did the same type of training before Coleman
    • Olivier Sarrazain - Director of the documentary film "Bessie Coleman Première Aviatrice Noire"
    • Françoise Sockeel - Of the Aeroclub of Abbeyville in the region where Coleman trained

    The event will take place via Zoom. Please RSVP to receive a link for joining the event. 

    Co-sponsored by the Global Black Caucus and Global Women's Caucus--Main organiser Jeaneen Johnson 

    Juneteenth festivities continue with a different event hosted by the Global Black Caucus from 6pm to midnight CET where there will be music, poetry and art.  Please click here for more details and to RSVP for the particular event.

    Monday, June 21, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 5 rsvps
    Zoom in Paris, France

    Youth Caucus Book Club - Ezra Klein’s Why We’re Polarized!

    📚 Summer Book Club 📚

    Do you love to read? Join the Youth Caucus as we read American journalist Ezra Klein’s Why We’re Polarized.

    This New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller shows us that America’s political system isn’t broken. The truth is scarier: it’s working exactly as designed. In this “superbly researched” (Washington Post) and timely book, journalist Ezra Klein reveals how that system is polarizing us—and how we are polarizing it—with disastrous results.

     This is a four-part series of discussion on Klein’s book taking place throughout the summer:

    • June 7 at 7pm CET → Intro, Chapters 1 & 2
    • June 21 at 7pm CET → Chapters 3 - 5
    • July 5 at 7pm CET → Chapters 6 - 8
    • July 19 at 7pm CET → Chapters 9 & 10

    “Eye-opening . . . Klein’s brilliant diagnosis and prescription provide a path to understanding— and healing.” O Magazine

    NB: If you are unable to access or purchase the book, please reach out to us at [email protected].