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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Florence!

DA Florence is a chapter of DA Italy, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Italy. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Florence, please contact us.

Kristina Paccione, Chapter Chair
Democrats Abroad - Florence

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DA Florence Leadership:

Kristina Paccione
| Italy Florence Chair
Bob Vallier
| DA Italy Vice Chair, Global LGBT Caucus Co-Chair, DAItaly Florence Secretary
Emily Palm
| Treasurer - DA Italy Florence
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  • News

    Florence & Central Italy Chapter - Upcoming Events

    In perseverance of a prosperous, equal, safe, and healthy future for us all and for future generations, we ask you to join us in our efforts to make a difference during this particularly volatile moment for Democracy around the globe...


    Shake Cafè Firenze, Via del Corso 28; Saturday, June 15 from 11 am to 12:30 pm

    We’ll also discuss the ongoings in DA Italy and our chapter plans up to the Presidential Primaries. Come join in the planning and help move DA Florence forward.


    WHERE: Ristorante Lorenzo de' Medici in Via del Giglio, 49, 50123 Firenze

    WHEN: Tuesday, July 2 from 6:45pm to 9pm.

    We’ll meet up for an aperitivo or pizza and watch clips from the first round of the Democratic Party Primary 2-night debates that are taking place July 26 & 27. We'll cheer on our favorite candidates, discuss & debate their differences. Don’t miss out on the fun!


    Strut your Pride through the streets of Pisa at this year’s Toscana Pride. A group from DA will meet up and take the train from Florence. More info to come!


    Save the date.. place and time TBA.

    Join us for another round of the Presidential Primary debates. 


    Make these a friends’ night out!! 

    Invite 3 friends to each event, members or not, Democrats or not, and make plans to attend together!


    For more info, to volunteer in any capacity, and to RSVP for events please contact us at daitaly-florence@democratsabroad.org 

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    Florence Chapter - Film Screening

    Anne De mare's documentary, "Capturing the flag"

    On Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Sala Ferri at Palazzo Strozzi - Firenze, the Florence Chapter held the first screening in Italy of Anne De Mare's documentary, Capturing the Flag , an unbiased and unexpected story about American democracy. It follows "a group of close friends who travel to North Carolina to do voter protection work at the polls in 2016. The film is an intimate glimpse into their journeys as citizens of conscience. Through their eyes and their efforts — and the hundreds of voters they work to assist — we watch stories unfold about the strength and fragility of American democracy that are rarely heard inside the current media storm. There are enormous challenges to our democracy right now, with fierce battles over election laws being waged in legislatures and courts all around the country. The film is about those challenges, but it’s also a more personal and emotional story about the power of citizen action and the fact that we don’t need to feel hopeless in the face of those challenges." - ADM

    Steven Miller, one of the volunteers depicted in the film, was kind enough to be our guest speaker that evening, introducing the film and sharing his experience with us. We greatly thank him for his time and insights into this aspect of American democracy and for the special Q&A after the film.

    Prior to the screening we also held a voter registration and ballot request driveIf you haven't already requested your ballot for 2018, it's not too late. Visit www.votefromabroad.org NOW!

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, March 03, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Global Presidential Primary Ballot Get Together

    Join Democrats abroad https://www.democratsabroad.org/join , download your Global Primary Ballot and send it back from your own EMAIL! 

    Join the BOLOGNA ballot assisted event* for ballot assistance (bring your own smartphone or tablet) or to meet other like-minded Americans.


    *Ballot assisted events are not official polling stations but are an opportunity to meet like-minded fellow Americans who can help you join, download your ballot and send it via your own email. 


    SPREAD THE WORD! Voting via Democrats Abroad for your candidate is up to 4 times more powerful than voting through your state because of our ratio of delegates to voters.  It’s also a way to demonstrate our voting power.




    It’s never too early to register to vote in the 2020 General Election. Do it now! VoteFromAbroad✪org


    Tuesday, March 03, 2020 at 04:00 PM · 6 rsvps
    The Collective in Florence, Italy

    2020 Global Presidential Primary Voting Center - Florence

    On March 3 and 7, Democrats living abroad in Italy can participate in the 2020 Presidential Primary by visiting us at The Collective Firenze. We will be on-site providing all the information and materials necessary to register with Democrats Abroad, vote in the 2020 Primary and register to vote in the November Presidential election.