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

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Power Hour

    Politics is not a spectator sport! Join us every Wednesday as we join together to take political action to help pass the Biden agenda.

    Our current project is making calls with Common Cause to constituents of key US Senators and patching them through to their Senators' voicemail to urge them to publicly commit to ENDING THE FILIBUSTER and PROTECTING OUR DEMOCRACY by passing the For the People Act now.

    The For The People Act (HR1/S1) will only pass if people like you and me are willing to take action. Join us to make calls to activists in key states and help pass this groundbreaking democracy bill, which would

    • Expand the right to vote. The For the People Act would abolish outdated voter registration deadlines and enact online voter registration and automatic voter registration to make voting easier and our voter rolls more accurate and secure. The bill would stop some voter suppression tactics like voter purges and interference with voter registration.
    • End partisan gerrymandering. Voters should select their politicians and not the other way around. That's why the For the People Act institutes independent redistricting commissions.
    • Stop Big Money from calling the shots in our politics. Congresspeople spend some 60% of their time dialing big donors asking for money. By enacting a system of small dollar elections, whereby a $27 contribution would be matched to become $189, politicians can get off the dialer and talk to constituents, and more women, people of color, and new candidates without connections to donors would be empowered to run for office.
    • Hold elected officials (including the executive branch and president) to high ethical standards. Stop regulators from profiting from the very industries they regulate. Require tax return disclosure.

    We'll give you all the tools and training you need to call voters in our target states -- asking them to contact their lawmakers who will make the difference between success and failure.

    Can't make it but still want to be engaged? First, call Congress. You can call Congress for free from France at 07 555 3 6446 ("Bark at Congress: 07 555 DOGGO") — this connects callers automatically to the US Capitol Switchboard, where you follow the prompts to be connected to your House Rep or Senators. Need a script? Check out 5 Calls, where you can find topical scripts with concrete demands for your legislators on any issue you care about.

    Second, reach out to Max Dunitz to get connected with activities from past Power Hour actions, or other volunteer activities like postcarding, phonebanking, textbanking, data work, etc.

    Have an action to suggest? Contact Max Dunitz [email protected]

    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time
    via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Power Hour

    Politics is not a spectator sport! Join us every Wednesday as we join together to take political action to help pass the Biden agenda.

    Our current project is making calls with Common Cause to constituents of key US Senators and patching them through to their Senators' voicemail to urge them to publicly commit to ENDING THE FILIBUSTER and PROTECTING OUR DEMOCRACY by passing the For the People Act now.

    The For The People Act (HR1/S1) will only pass if people like you and me are willing to take action. Join us to make calls to activists in key states and help pass this groundbreaking democracy bill, which would

    • Expand the right to vote. The For the People Act would abolish outdated voter registration deadlines and enact online voter registration and automatic voter registration to make voting easier and our voter rolls more accurate and secure. The bill would stop some voter suppression tactics like voter purges and interference with voter registration.
    • End partisan gerrymandering. Voters should select their politicians and not the other way around. That's why the For the People Act institutes independent redistricting commissions.
    • Stop Big Money from calling the shots in our politics. Congresspeople spend some 60% of their time dialing big donors asking for money. By enacting a system of small dollar elections, whereby a $27 contribution would be matched to become $189, politicians can get off the dialer and talk to constituents, and more women, people of color, and new candidates without connections to donors would be empowered to run for office.
    • Hold elected officials (including the executive branch and president) to high ethical standards. Stop regulators from profiting from the very industries they regulate. Require tax return disclosure.

    We'll give you all the tools and training you need to call voters in our target states -- asking them to contact their lawmakers who will make the difference between success and failure.

    Can't make it but still want to be engaged? First, call Congress. You can call Congress for free from France at 07 555 3 6446 ("Bark at Congress: 07 555 DOGGO") — this connects callers automatically to the US Capitol Switchboard, where you follow the prompts to be connected to your House Rep or Senators. Need a script? Check out 5 Calls, where you can find topical scripts with concrete demands for your legislators on any issue you care about.

    Second, reach out to Max Dunitz to get connected with activities from past Power Hour actions, or other volunteer activities like postcarding, phonebanking, textbanking, data work, etc.

    Have an action to suggest? Contact Max Dunitz [email protected]