Florence

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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
daitaly-Florence@democratsabroad.org

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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
Nancy Disk
| Vice Chair DA Italy Florence
Emily Palm
| Treasurer - DA Italy Florence
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    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...

    • JUNE 15 - CHAPTER MEETING: BREAKFAST AND SOME FUN POLITICAL TALK!

    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.

    • JULY 2 - FIRST DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY DEBATE WATCH.

    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!

    • JULY 6 - TOSCANA PRIDE IN PISA!

    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!

    • SEPTEMBER 20 - THIRD DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY DEBATE WATCH.

    Save the date.. place and time TBA.

    Join us for another round of the Presidential Primary debates. 

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    Make these a friends’ night out!! 

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

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    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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