Vice Chair, Riviera Chapter

Because elections have consequences . . . 


  • published Honoring U.S. Engagement in World War 1 in News 2019-05-08 06:26:15 -0400

    Honoring U.S. Engagement in World War 1

    There is an exhibition of photographs made by the Patrouille de France in 2017, which by documenting current US and French military cooperation hopes to honor the US engagement in WWI.

    This free exhibition at the Maison du Combattant at 36 bis Blvd Risso, NICE will run from 27 to 31 May from 14h00 to 17h30 each day.

    The exhibition is sponsored by the US Ambassador to France, the Association France Etats-Unis, and the Ville de Nice. The Maison du Combattant is located facing the Acropolis.

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  • Memorial Day Celebration at Rhône American Cemetery

    The DAF - Riviera Chapter invites their members and guests to participate in the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Rhone American Cemetery in Draguignan.  You can view the full details on the Rhone American Cemetery web site.

    In particular, The DAF - Riviera Chapter proudly sponsors a wreath to be laid on an unknown solider's tomb for this ceremony. This Rhone American Cemetery event is open to the public, however DAF - Riviera does not organize any transportation.

    This distinguished ceremony honors those that have served both our country and France as well as celebrate the bond between France and the United States over the years.

    WHEN
    May 26, 2019 at 10am
    WHERE
    Rhône American Cemetery
    553 boulevard John F Kennedy
    Draguignan 83300
    France
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting 4th of July Picnic 2019-04-17 12:49:18 -0400

    4th of July Picnic

    Join fellow Democrats on the Riviera for an evening picnic to celebrate our proud American holiday. We will meeting in the garden behind the church where there is shade from the summer sun. Democrats Abroad will provide light beverages but each member and thier guest is expected to bring a dish to share with others. Further details will be sent to those who formally RSVP.

    It will be a nice social to catch up during summer!

    WHEN
    July 04, 2019 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Holy Trinity Church Garden
    11 rue de la Buffa
    Nice 06000
    France
    Google map and directions
    1 rsvp rsvp

  • is hosting Political Wine in October 2019-02-26 15:35:48 -0500

    Political Wine in October

    This social event is open to all our members, Americans and accompanying guests.  We welcome you all to come and interact with fellow Americans in the region and engage in American political discussions.  We will give a brief presentation particularly where these issues stand in the Washington political discourse.  Join us to formalize our viewpoint as Americans living abroad by paying (€5) includes drinks, such as wine and water.

    Parking: Palais de la Méditerranée or Grimaldi

    Public Transport: several bus stops in walking distance: GrimaldiCongrès-JoffreCongrès-Promenade

    WHEN
    October 02, 2019 at 7pm
    WHERE
    Holy Trinity Church Hall
    11 rue de la Buffa
    Nice 06000
    France
    Google map and directions
    €5.00 EUR · rsvp

  • is hosting Political Wine in June 2019-02-26 15:33:24 -0500

    Political Wine in June

    This social event is open to all our members, Americans and accompanying guests.  We welcome you all to come and interact with fellow Americans in the region and engage in American political discussions.  We will give a brief presentation particularly where these issues stand in the Washington political discourse.  Join us to formalize our viewpoint as Americans living abroad by paying (€5) includes drinks, such as wine and water.

    Parking: Palais de la Méditerranée or Grimaldi

    Public Transport: several bus stops in walking distance: GrimaldiCongrès-JoffreCongrès-Promenade

    WHEN
    June 05, 2019 at 7pm
    WHERE
    Holy Trinity Church Hall
    11 rue de la Buffa
    Nice 06000
    France
    Google map and directions
    €5.00 EUR · 3 rsvps rsvp

  • Bernie is crushing Hillary in a (real) primary no one noticed.

    It’s interesting to note the strength Obama and Sanders both show among Democrats Abroad. Perhaps Democrats living in other countries have gained perspective on political possibilities in other places? Or a keener sense of global social injustice? Or, more prosaically, could it be that more moderate and conservative Hillary voters are more motivated to obtain and send in absentee ballots?

    Read the full Daily Kos article here.


  • Primaires US: les démocrates azuréens ont voté ce samedi

    Une centaine d'Américains ont participé au scrutin permettant aux membres du parti démocrate vivant à l'étranger de désigner les délégués qui éliront leur candidat à la présidentielle.

    Read the full Nice-Matin article (in French) here.


  • Democratic and Republican Voters Have Vastly Different Priorities

    Early exit polls showed a wide difference between Democrats and Republicans on whether they wanted a candidate to "have experience" or to "be an outsider." And that trend bore out across states — across the first nine Democratic contests, 74 to 86 percent of voters wanted a candidate who had experience. On the GOP side, it was only 34 to 46 percent.

    And though Sanders is by no means inexperienced in politics, Clinton is the clear choice of Democratic voters who prioritize experience. Trump, meanwhile, is the quintessential outsider.

    Given this stat, it's not at all a surprise that Clinton and Trump had such strong nights.

    Read the full 4 Takeaways From The Super Tuesday Exit Polls NPR article here.


  • 'FiveThirtyEight' Statistician Nate Silver Reports On The 2016 Election

    Oh no, I have to say that on balance, I'm worried about the state of polling right now.

    So traditional telephone polls - and let's take the best polls, like Pew Research, for example, who do call cell phones. Their response rates - so how many people actually respond to the poll, the ones they would like to respond - has gone from about 35 percent 20 years ago to I think it is 9 percent now. So they're kind of hoping the 9 percent of people they do reach are representative of the 100 percent of people they would like to reach.

    In some sense, it's worked remarkably well. I mean, the polls were pretty good in the past two presidential elections. But we've seen cases in other democracies, such as the United Kingdom, for example, Greece, Scotland, Israel, where the polls were pretty far off on election day. And I think that should worry people.

    Eventually, I think, like everything else, we'll lead our lives online, and online polling will be the standard. But people haven't really figured out what the kind of gold-standard methodology is for online polling.

    Listen to the full NPR - Fresh Air interview here.


  • Voter Registration at Monaco U.S.A. - New Hampshire Primary

    Members of Democrats Abroad have been cordially invited to Monaco U.S.A.'s New Hampshire Primary Night event.

    We will be welcoming all Americans in the region to register themselves to vote in the federal elections in November. DAF - Riviera will be promoting our non-partisan www.VoteFromAbroad.org web site that makes voter registration simple and easy for Americans living abroad.

    09FEB @ 18h00
    Stars n' Bars, quai Antoine 1er, 98000 MONACO

    RSVP directly on their official Facebook page.


  • No, Coin Flips Did Not Win Iowa For Hillary Clinton

    Gone unmentioned so far is that even if Clinton won that Miracle Six — and there were no other coin tosses — it would make little difference in the outcome. That is, in part, because of the complicated way Iowa Democrats allocate their delegates — and what was being reported on election night and what wasn't.

    Read the full story here on NPR.

     


  • published Narcissism - Good or Bad for Candidates? in News 2016-01-11 06:49:41 -0500

    Narcissism - Good or Bad for Candidates?

    As the election year of 2016 kicks off, it is a good time to reflect on how we will vote.  Not only are issues important but also the character of a candidate and how they approach decisions.  Here's an interesting article that highlights how to approach the polling box:

    • Do applaud careful reflection.
    • Don't applaud insults.
    • Do applaud feelings.
    • Don't applaud manipulation.
    • Do applaud collaborative behavior.
    • Don't applaud black-and-white thinking.
    • Do applaud apologies.
    • Don't applaud evasiveness.
    • Do applaud curiosity.

    Read the full article here.


  • published POLITICAL WINE: WHO IS HILLARY CLINTON? in News 2016-01-04 03:27:53 -0500

    POLITICAL WINE: WHO IS HILLARY CLINTON?

    We are months away from our Democrat Global Primary where YOU get to cast your vote for the person who will be our Democrat presidential candidate in 2016.  To support Americans living on the Riviera in making an informed vote in our local Democrat Global Primary, join the DAF - Riviera's Political Wines (first Wednesdays) to engage in an in-depth analysis of each candidate.  Through a random selection, each month will focus on a different candidate and their viewpoints on current political issues, particularly those directly impacting Americans living abroad.

    Please join us at our new location!

    Parking: Palais de la Méditerranée or Grimaldi
    Public Transport: several bus stops in walking distance: Congrès/JoffreGrimaldi, or Gustave V

    There is no formal entry fee to participate except to support our host, Bazar Café, by ordering 1 drink minimum.
    To help DAF - Riviera coordinate this event, we ask that you RSVP - even if you are a 'maybe'!


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