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 !

  • Dialing for Democracy: Battleground State Call-a-Thon 2022


    Our democracy is at stake this November. Votes from abroad - as mentioned in the Jan. 6th hearings - can hand Democrats much-needed victories to keep Congress, win two more Senate seats and more down ballot races. 


    We know that calling DA members is one of the most effective ways to mobilize voters. 

    Take action with us as we 'Dial for Democracy'


    WHAT IS D4D?


    Dialing 4 Democracy is a 48-hour voter mobilization Call-a-thon. During the weekend of June 25-26, callers will contact Democrats Abroad members who vote in battleground states. Calling will start at 12:01am US Eastern on Saturday, June 25 and continue through 11:59pm US Eastern on Sunday, June 26. TOGETHER, we can reach thousands of voters!



    D4D is also a fundraiser modeled on walk-a-thons, where callers find sponsors from their family, friends and colleagues. All funds raised will support DA's voter mobilization efforts, including the online phonebanking program.

    You can make calls with or without sponsors or donate even if you don't make calls!



    Follow these steps to Dial 4 Democracy: 

    STEP ONE – 

    Become a caller! Sign up via this Google form to indicate how many calls you'd like to make. 

    New to phonebanking? Get Set to make calls here.


    STEP TWO –

    Find sponsors - let people in your life know that we are dialing for democracy.

    Ask them to support our work by donating at the Dialing for Democracy donation page! 



    Join us at our special online events. RSVP at the bottom of this page to receive the links!


    SPECIAL EVENTS – RSVP for the links!

    Opening Event – Saturday, June 25 at 8-8:30am EDT/2:00pm CEST

    We’ll be on Zoom and Facebook to urge our callers (and donors) on!


    Midway Motivation – Sunday at 8:45am EDT/3:45pm CEST

    Get motivated for the 2nd day of calling with North Carolina Democratic Senate nominee, Cheri Beasley! RSVP HERE!


    Closing Event – Sunday, June 26 at 3-3:30pm EDT/9:00pm CEST

    We’ll be back on Zoom and Facebook Live to celebrate our progress and congratulate, thank, and hear from callers! 



    RSVP below and sign up to become a caller here Google form
    Join us at our special online events. RSVP to receive the links! 
    Contact us at:  
    [email protected]
    June 25, 2022 at 12:01am - June 26, 2022 at 12:01pm
    Washington, DC
    United States
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  • rsvped for Sunday July 3rd picnic in the park 2022-06-08 13:07:18 -0400

    Sunday July 3rd picnic in the park

    We are happy to announce another DA Aix Marseille Event!

    This time let’s celebrate the 4th of July !

    We propose Sunday July 3rd picnic in the park

    At the Jardin du Pharo

    Boulevard Charles Livon
    13007 Marseille


    Join us at Le Jardin du Pharo as of 12 pm

    under the shade of the trees near the children’s playground

    There is no limit to how many people can attend so please bring your family friends dogs and smiles!

    All are welcome there are no fees involved

    (Details to follow for those who RSVP)

    See you then and don’t hesitate to ask if any questions and/or help needed

    Susan Fitoussi – [email protected]


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  • 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!


  • Demystifying the Democratic National Committee (DNC) - Afterwork with Democrats Abroad Western Sweden

    You are invited to join Democrats Abroad-Western Sweden Chapter for our June afterwork. Like our recent afterworks, this one will be hybrid - in-person in Göteborg and online on WebEx.

    In November 2020, we held our first DNC event ("Meet the DNC") with our Democrats Abroad members of the DNC, and it was a great success! Six DNC members attended, leading to excellent questions from the audience and spirited discussion.

    For our June afterwork, we'll be continuing that conversation: Discussing the structure and function of the DNC while once again opening the bulk of the time to discussion.

    Joining in-person? At John Scott's Linné, go up one flight, and look for the meeting room.

    Joining online? RSVP for the WebEx link. If you have questions or difficulties connecting, contact Joel Parthemore (see contact info below or message on FB).

    We look forward to seeing you in-person or online!

    June 28, 2022 at 6:00pm
    Hybrid: Web-Ex and Gothenburg
    John Scott's Linné
    38 Linnégatan
    Göteborg 41304
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  • 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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  • 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 !


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