DAFrance News and Events: April

Want to know what is going on in April?

We are launching National Events & News featuring virtual events and info for all DA France members nationally. New to real-time web videoconferencing? DA virtual events are usually conducted via WebEx (download WebEx Meetings here), or via Zoom (download Zoom Client for Meetings here).

A couple of Presidential primary campaign updates: on April 8, Bernie Sanders suspended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee for President. The Sanders campaign has now confirmed to Democrats Abroad that they will continue with the DA delegate selection process, and will carry their DA delegates to the Democratic National Convention in mid-August. As announced last month, DA’s Global Presidential Primary resulted in Bernie Sanders winning 57.9%, earning 9 pledged delegates, and Biden winning 22.7%, earning 4 pledged delegates — this remains unchanged by Sanders’ campaign suspension. For information on how to run to be a delegate supporting Bernie or Biden, please see here. Note: the deadline for submissions is April 17.

Additionally, Biden for President Campaign Manager Greg Schultz will be joining DA for a global webinar on April 17 at 3PM France time -- save the date, details to be announced.

At the end of March, Congress passed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act”, a $2 T relief package for individuals and businesses negatively impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Congressional Democrats fought to make sure this third relief package put workers and families ahead of corporations. The Democrats Abroad Tax Team has put together a FAQ on the CARES Act and relief for Americans abroad. Democrats in Congress continue to work on a fourth package that would provide additional relief to unemployed workers, farmers, families, and frontline health care workers, and provide badly needed funding for hospitals and state and local governments.

Please also see this message from the US Embassy, shared with you at their request, reminding that the official guidance to Americans who want to return to the US is that they should do so now, or be prepared to remain where they are indefinitely.

Are you registered to vote for US elections this November? Are you SURE?Make sure you are registered, do it now. Get everything you need at votefromabroad.org. The stakes could not be higher this November.