DAF-Marseille Chair

I have lived in France since 1987

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

In March 2019 I was elected as Chairperson for the Aix Marseille Chapter

This has been a very rewarding and challenging experience 

The more I do with Democrats Abroad the more I love them !

  • rsvped for Every 90 Seconds: From Awareness to Action 2023-01-27 07:36:51 -0500

    Every 90 Seconds: From Awareness to Action

    Working Together in New Ways to End Violence against Women

    Democrats Abroad Salutes International Women’s Day 2023
    with Anne DePrince, Noted Author and Expert on Violence Against Women

    On March 5, at 9 am Eastern Time, U.S. citizens from around the globe will be joined via Zoom by Anne DePrince, the author of Every 90 Seconds: Our Common Cause Ending Violence Against Women.  The event precedes and celebrates International Women’s Day on the 8th.

    This event will include remarks from the author who will also take questions from participants.  In her book, DePrince provides perspective on the overwhelming scope of violence, its frequency, its pervasiveness and its many devastating forms.  She also examines the impact it has on every aspect of society and the ways societal attitudes and conditions can exacerbate the crimes and the damage that results. In her comments to Democrats Abroad, DePrince will focus, in particular, on the needs for action and the ways each of us can contribute to making change.

    From Awareness to Action follows a continuing series of conversations on related subjects sponsored by the Democrats Abroad Violence Against Women Action Team as part of an on-going research, education and action project.. These have ranged from Gender-based violence and the military justice system (with Nancy Parrish & Col. Don Christensen from Protect Our Defenders) , the correlations between the status and safety of women and the security of countries and the world  (with Dr. Valerie Hudson, author of The First Political Order)  and the challenges in finding support for U.S. victims of violence when they are abroad (with Paula Lucas from Pathways to Safety International).  

    To join us and get the zoom link for this event click the RSVP button below.

    For further information, to learn about volunteering  for the VAW team or to suggest a question in advance of the event, please contact [email protected]



    Anne DePrince is a clinical psychologist, distinguished university professor at the University of Denver (DU), and expert in intimate violence who believes change is possible. Author of Every 90 Seconds: Our Common Cause Ending Violence against Women (Oxford University Press, 2022), Anne has worked closely with victim service providers and policy makers over more than two decades to study the impact of multiple forms of violence against women on a range of outcomes -- from health and economic wellbeing to education and safety. The U.S. Department of Justice recognized her contributions to the nation’s understanding of crime victims with the Vision 21 Crime Victims Research Award.  She also serves as DU’s first Associate Vice Provost for Public Good Strategy and Research.



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  • rsvped for Marseille Meetup! 2023-01-12 09:55:02 -0500

    Marseille Meetup!

    Please join us for drinks and more at our next Meetup in Marseille!

    Thursday FEB 9th 6 :30-8 :30pm

    At Mund’art

    72 Rue de la Joliette

    13002 Marseille

    All are welcome please invite any other Americans you may know!

    We will be informing our members about our upcoming local Chapter Elections.

    We would love to have some of you join our team..

    Everyone can do something no matter how big or small to support our party.

    Our volunteers each contribute what they can, and this is what makes our team so special. 

    RSVP now !


    February 09, 2023 at 6:30pm
    72 Rue de la Joliette
    Marseille 13002
    Google map and directions
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  • The Painters of L'Estaque Guided Tour September 25th 2022

    Our chapter marked the end of summer with a beautiful guided walking tour of Estaque and its 'Chemin des Peintres'

    We were a total of 10 members incl our lovely guide Robyn.

    thank you all for remaining faithful to our cause and voting BLUE  ! 

  • published Independence Day Picnic in the Park in News 2022-07-03 11:57:13 -0400

    Independence Day Picnic in the Park

    Our chapter hosted a picnic in the park 'Le Pharo' on Sunday July3rd to celebrate our American Independence Day.

    We had a great turn out .. complete with babies, doggies, friends and good food!

    Don't forget to request your ballots! www.votefromabroad.org

  • published THE LONG SHADOW - Watch the film here! in News 2022-06-05 00:45:46 -0400

    THE LONG SHADOW - Watch the film here!

    Our Chapter hosted its first hybrid Event April 23rd in Aix en Provence

    Director Frances Causey has graciously given us a permanent access to view her film


    The Long Shadow follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white supremacy and privilege, investigating her own ancestor—a Founding Father whose critical role in the creation of American laws kept slavery and later the Black Codes and Jim Crow—a core element of American society for centuries to come.

    Director Frances Causey and Producer Sally Holst passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories of how the United States of America—guided by the South’s powerful, racist political influence—steadily, deliberately and at times secretly, established white supremacy and privilege in our institutions, laws, culture and economy.

    Our nation’s shameful past continues to impact every aspect of American life today but particularly in the African-American community which continues to pay a heavy price in their heroic struggle for equality.

  • published Guided Walking Tour of the Panier in News 2022-06-05 00:31:42 -0400

    Guided Walking Tour of the Panier

    Our Chapter hosted an exceptional Event June 4th, a Guided Walking Tour of the oldest neighborhood in Marseille Le Panier!
    Our tour guide Robyn was delightful and we learned plenty of Marseillais history !

    thank you to all who participated !


  • published Friends and Alumni in News 2022-06-01 04:56:17 -0400

    Friends and Alumni

    Rebecca Black and Greg Polk have lived all over the world. They were DA members in India where they lived for 10 years. 

    Fans of France and Marseille (!) we all met them in 2019 when they helped out with our GPP at Les Arcenaux

    During their aborted stay in Marseille ( due to Covid) they managed to do a short on 'La friche' Belle de Mai 

    here it is : https://vimeo.com/409253233

    Thank you for all you do to help make the world a better place!


  • Democrats Abroad France National Summit 2021 was hosted by our chapter in Marseille!

    We were extremely proud to be the chapter hosting the DAFrance 2021 National Leadership Summit in September.

    We had a busy weekend and spent alot of time together in person meeting our other local chapters.. Montpellier, Paris, Brittany, Nice, Grenoble,Bordeaux, Toulouse and Lyon as well as Caucus Chairs were present  !

    Here is our lovely souvenir photo taken during the Workshop meeting 

  • published 4th of July in person home BBQ celebration in News 2021-07-04 04:51:13 -0400

  • published Meet the new Executive Committee Team ! in News 2021-05-04 09:22:45 -0400

    Meet the new Executive Committee Team !

    Executive Committee Members representing Aix Marseille for 2022


  • published LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS MARCH 13TH 2021 at 2pm in News 2021-02-11 06:27:31 -0500


    • The Leadership Election for the Aix Marseille Chapter of Democrats Abroad France will take place on March 13th. This leadership group will serve all Aix Marseille DAF members living in AIx Marseille (PACA) . Please join us for this election and meeting! You will be able to virtually meet other DAF Aix Marseille members, hear about our organizing efforts in Marseille over the past year this historic election year, and what the year ahead will hold, and also hear speeches from the candidates running for office, and elect your new Chapter Leadership!
      RSVP here in order to receive the meeting information.. https://www.democratsabroad.org/.../daf_aix_marseille...



      The Chapter Chair shall call and preside at all meetings of the Chapter Executive Committee, establish the agenda of such meetings, and shall be responsible for carrying out the programs, policies, and activities duly approved by the members and the Chapter Executive Committee.

      The Chapter Chair and Chapter Vice Chair, with the advice of the other Officers, may allocate between themselves the duties of the Chapter Chair.

      The Chapter Chair, or any Officer delegated by the Chapter Chair to do so, shall be entitled to sit on all Standing and Ad Hoc Committees, with full voting privileges. Decisions or actions taken by the Chapter Chair may be overruled by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the Chapter Executive Committee.

      The Chapter Chair shall be an ex-officio member of the DAF Executive Committee and should attend meetings to the extent practical. The Chapter Chair shall report monthly to the Chapter Executive Committee the current activities of the Democrats Abroad leadership on a national and international level.


      The Chapter Vice Chair shall assist and support the Chapter Chair in the execution of the Chapter Chair’s duties and shall, in the absence of the Chapter Chair, call and preside at meetings of members and of the Chapter Executive Committee.

      The Chapter Vice Chair shall serve as the primary liaison with other chapters and be charged with coordinating activities, sharing information, and supporting the activities of the other chapters within France and around the world.

      If the office of Chapter Chair shall become vacant, the Chapter Vice Chair shall assume the responsibilities of the Chapter Chair until the next duly scheduled election.


      The Chapter Treasurer shall manage the finances of the chapter and prepare a budget and cash flow forecast as required by the Chapter Chair for approval by the Executive Committee, and interact and coordinate with the Country Treasurer to maintain proper financial reporting structures to ensure the chapter’s finances are in order. All such records shall be available for review by the Chapter Executive Committee.

      The Chapter Treasurer shall be available to consult with Country, Subchapter and Caucus Chairs regarding fundraising activities for projects and activities and access to potential donors.

      Ideally, candidates for this role have experience in accounting, finance, banking, or a related field.


      The Chapter Secretary shall take and archive minutes of Chapter Executive Committee meetings and all Annual General and Special Meetings of the chapter members. The Chapter Secretary shall maintain and safeguard all files and administrative records of the Chapter. The minutes of all meetings shall be made available to all Chapter members without undue delay.

      The Chapter Secretary shall notify the members of the results of all Chapter elections. The Chapter Secretary shall be responsible for direct communication with members on matters that concern the entirety of the Chapter, in collaboration with the Chapter Communications Coordinator.

      Candidates for this roles should have experience in with office productivity tools (MS Office, Google Docs, WebEx, etc.) and technology such as the Nationbuilder membership database.


    Candidates should be members of Democrats Abroad France, US citizens 18 years or older, living in the Paris/Ile de France region from the time of their nomination, and be able to serve a full term of two years. Every eligible member with interest, ability, conviction and ideas is encouraged to run. Previous organizing experience is welcome but not necessary. 


    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

    The Elections Board for Aix Marseille Chapter Elections

    [email protected]

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