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 !


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    Eric Holder Speaks with Democrats Abroad

    Eric Holder - WikipediaJoin Eric Holder as he speaks to Democrats Abroad in a call on Monday, October 5th at 1:00pm Eastern time. 

    About our speaker: Eric Holder served as President Obama's Attorney General from 2009 to 2015. He is now extensively involved in efforts to reform gerrymandering through the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.

    We are delighted that the Attorney General is speaking with us in a special outreach to Democrats Abroad members located in Africa (though this event is open to all!).

    Ticket cost: While there is no donation requirement to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $20.20 - or more - to help support outreach to thousands of potential voters!  Even if you can't join the call, you can show your support by clicking HERE to make a donation. Please help get out the vote around the world in this crucial election year. All proceeds to the October 5th event go to Democrats Abroad.

    When: Monday, October 5, 2020, 1:00 PM Eastern time (Washington, DC time). 
    Where: Zoom Call (RSVP below to receive the link)


    The Biden Victory Fund invites you to join a ticketed event on Thursday, September 24 at 1:00pm Eastern with:   

    Attorney General Eric Holder
    Congressmember Karen Bass
    Luol Deng
    Isha Sesay

    The discussion will focus on “How Your Vote Counts: The Impact of the 2020 Election for the African Diaspora. Tickets start at $25.

    To RSVP for the Biden Victory Fund event, please rsvp at joebiden.com by clicking here. RSVPing for the Democrats Abroad event will not provide a link to this fundraising event. Video call details will be provided to all confirmed guests 24-48 hours prior to the event.

    Note that the Victory Fund event is NOT a Democrats Abroad fundraiser and all proceeds for this event will go to the Biden Victory Fund.


     

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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 !


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