DAF-Marseille Chair

I have lived in France since 1987

I discovered Democrats Abroad in 2007 and I have been a member ever since !


  • Democrats Abroad Speaks with Gov. Steve Bullock

    Join Democrats Abroad as we talk with Governor Steve Bullock about his Presidential campaign and hear from him about issues important to Americans abroad. 

    When: November 14, at 9am Eastern Time

    Where: Zoom call (RSVP below for the link)
    Note: this is an online call, so you will need an internet connection in order to attend.


    Note from Democrats Abroad: We have invited every Democratic Presidential candidate to speak to our members in individual online calls. We are looking forward to discussing issues that matter to Americans abroad during these calls and hope you will join us as we get to know our candidates.  


    Campaign statement: Steve Bullock is the two-term Governor and former Attorney General of Montana. He is the only Democrat running for President who has won a Trump state.

    He has bridged political divides to win elections and advance a progressive agenda. Working with a nearly 60% Republican legislature, Bullock expanded Medicaid to nearly 100,000 people, froze college tuition, and made significant investments in public education. Bullock is the only candidate who has fought back against the toxic influence of money in politics and won—passing the strongest campaign disclosure law in the country and banning foreign money his state's elections.

    Raised in a single parent household, Bullock has dedicated his career to ensure everyone has a fair shot at success. Before serving in public office, he represented workers as a labor lawyer and led a successful citizens initiative to raise the minimum wage.

    Bullock is a Montana native. He and his wife Lisa live in his hometown, where they are raising their three children, Caroline, Alex, and Cam.

    WHEN
    November 14, 2019 at 9am
    WHERE
    Zoom call
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  • is hosting 5th Democratic Party Primary Debate 2019-10-29 11:42:37 -0400

    5th Democratic Party Primary Debate

    Please join us on Thursday Nov 21st from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

    At - IAU (Institute for American Universities)

    Main Hall, 2 bis rue de Bon Pasteur

    in the center of Aix en Provence

    For our first US Democratic Party DEBATE Event!

    We propose a live transmission of the highlights of the fifth debate which will be held in the new Tyler Perry Studios in southwest Atlanta, Georgia on November 20th and co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post. 

    First ever all female team -Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Kristen Welker and Ashley Parker will moderate the debate

    You and your friends, family, students, teachers, bosses and employees are all welcome to join us

    The event is entirely free of charge

    Information about voter registration is always available upon request at any of our events

    For more information pls RSVP

    WHEN
    November 21, 2019 at 6:30pm
    WHERE
    IAU University
    IAU Main Hall
    2 bis Rue du Bon Pasteur
    Aix en Provence 13100
    France
    Google map and directions
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  • signed up on Progressive Caucus Signup 2019-09-04 15:37:30 -0400

  • signed up on Hispanic Caucus Signup 2019-09-04 15:36:46 -0400

  • signed up on bc_signup 2019-09-04 15:35:05 -0400

  • published 4th of July Potluck Party ! in News 2019-07-11 05:01:35 -0400

    4th of July Potluck Party !

    We had a fabulous afternoon with lots of new and familiar faces coming and going to our Potluck Party last Sunday July 7th.

    Thanks to Pamela King for hosting the event in her beautiful house and garden

    And thanks to all who came and brought such fabulous food to share the spirit of Democracy !


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  • published Meet our new 2019/2020 Leadership Team ! in News 2019-04-04 09:54:03 -0400

    Meet our new 2019/2020 Leadership Team !

    Congratulations to our DAF Aix Marseille Leadership Team 2019/2020 !

    Susan Fitoussi - Chair

    Joel Luboff - Vice Chair

    Pamela King - Secretary

    Karen Wildau - Treasurer

    Judy Godfrey - Member at Large

    Philip Breeden - Member at Large


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  • Chapter Elections and screening of "ANN" in Aix en Provence March 30th 2019

    Last Saturday march 30,2019 the Aix MARSEILLE DAF chapter held their Elections in Aix en Provence!

    The voting event was aligned with the screening of a Broadway play titled “ANN” at 5pm

    Thanks to our members Jim Lovell and Karen Wildau we were able to all watch the brilliant actress HOLLAND TAYLOR http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland_Taylor performing her incredible one woman show and tribute to the late and great ANN RICHARDS ex governor of Texas !

    With Jim’s lovely opening speech remembering when he worked for her campaign, we all felt very connected to this performance !

    All included we recolted 20 ballots online and 10 ballots in person !

    Some people came just to vote and we are very touched by this gesture of appreciation !

    PS Jim also sent a twitter tweet to Holland Taylor herself to tell her about our event ! 


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  • published Meet our 2019 Leadership Candidates! in News 2019-03-07 04:21:34 -0500

    Meet our 2019 Leadership Candidates!

    The period for DAF Marseille Chapter Executive Committee nominations has now closed.

    The DAF Marseille Elections Board is pleased to announce that the Marseille Chapter ExCom Candidates of 2019 are as follows:

    Marseille Chapter Chair

    Susan Fitoussi

    What I bring to the table –

    Organizational skills, punctuality, bilingual and enthusiasm

    About me!

    Born in Los Angeles California 1962

    I am the third child born of first-generation parents with European origins.

    I left the USA when I was 24 and have lived abroad since.

    I have been living in Marseille for 26 years.

    I work in a huge multi-mega international shipping company. The nice part of this is that I work in a multi-cultural environment.

    I am a single Mom with 2 children that are now independent and married.

    Why I am a Democrat –

    I believe in Universal Health Care – Equal Rights and Environmental Consciousness.

    The Democratic Party represents the values I believe in.

    Why I’m running for this position –

    I have been a member of our chapter since it was created.

    Meeting local Americans and helping them register to vote is certainly one of the most important roles I can play as an American living abroad today!

    We have a great team and I hope to continue working together to organize wonderful events that will bring our community together and most importantly ‘Get out the Vote”!

    What I hope to contribute?

    I would like to bring more members to the chapter and do what it takes to get them more involved.

     

    Marseille Chapter Vice-Chair

    Joel Luboff

    I’m Joel Luboff, and I wish to run Vice Chair of Democrats Abroad France – Marseille. I have been a member of Democrats Abroad for over 25 years and have served on the Executive Committee as a member at large for the past two years. I would like to increase my efforts to support local actions to maintain interest and enthusiasm for getting out the vote among expats in the Marseille and Aix area, and the Vice Chair position would provide an excellent opportunity for me to do so. I am particularly interested in supporting actions of Democrats Abroad in the areas of income and wealth concentration, immigration, and more equitable tax treatment for ex-pats.

     

    Marseille Chapter Secretary

    Pamela King

    More than ever, we need to support the Democratic Party today. It is our best defense against a disappointing and dangerous administration in Washington D.C. Democrats Abroad is particularly well-organized and on the frontlines of the party’s efforts to uphold the civic values of fairness, equality and democracy. Action is needed now, especially when it comes to Getting Out The Vote and getting more Democrats in office. I would therefore be honored to be able to continue serving on the Executive Committee of the Chapter that I co-founded in 2008.

     

    Marseille Chapter Treasurer

    Karen Wildau

    I offer myself as a candidate for treasurer of our chapter. I have served in that post for the past two years. Before that, I served on the Executive Committee for a number of years. I have lived in Aix for nine years but have never lost my interest in American politics and in doing what I can to push the Democratic policy agenda. I believe it is important to let American politicians know that even though we live abroad, we care deeply about our country, its leadership and its policies and WE VOTE. Before I retired to France, I was a lawyer for over 37 years. Before that, I was a congressional assistant to Congressman Don Edwards, from California, a leader on the House Judiciary Committee. I have always been interested in politics and government and was active in those pursuits while I was a lawyer in Atlanta. I would like to see more people from our chapter get involved and will work to try to accomplish that goal.

     

    Marseille Chapter Member at Large

    Philip J. Breeden

    After serving my country as a U.S. diplomat for almost 30 years, I moved to Aix en Provence in 2014 where I teach and help administer an American school – The Institute for American Universities. This experience, and my previous post as Consul General in Marseille, has brought me into regular contact with many members of Democrats Abroad in the region. It would be a privilege and honor to join them in promoting one of the central pillars of any democracy – voting by as many citizens as possible. This is all the more important given the current troubled, chaotic and misguided leadership of the United States. It is vital we all contribute to making sure it ends in 2020, so that we can return the United States to a more responsible role in the world. It is in this spirit that I offer my candidacy as Member at Large. 

     

    Marseille Chapter Member at Large

    Judy Godfrey

    I offer myself as a candidate for member at large of our chapter. I have lived in Aix for 40 years but have never lost my interest in American politics. I believe it is important to let American politicians know that even though we live abroad, we care deeply about our country, its leadership and its policies.

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  • signed up on Women's Caucus 2018-01-08 03:16:48 -0500

Born and raised in Los Angeles California -I have been living in Marseille since 1994