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June 14th, register to vote at the US Consulate in Florence

13.06.2012 No Comments

June 14th, register to vote at the US Consulate in Florence

13.06.2012 No Comments

Elections are coming up this year so just because you are an expat and living in another country doesn’t mean you can’t vote if you’re a US citizen. It kinda dilutes your ability to rightfully argue about the state of “affairs” in the country if you don’t actually cast a vote since well,  it’s kinda like putting your money where your mouth is.

I personally have a real passion for politics and though I tend to veer to the left in my ideological viewpoints, I try to look at every discussion and make my decision based on the specific issue at hand as opposed to assuming everything on the left is instantly the right answer and vice-versa. Politics in the USA has become so horribly polarizing to the point where each side is playing dirty, and attempting to divide people who were once centrists in order to gain favor. I don’t personally assume that just because someone thinks differently than me that they are an “idiot” or “naive” but rather welcome an open, respectful discourse.

You can get help with your absentee ballot with this official voter registration website.

I received an email from a Democratic’s Abroad representative the other day regarding their June 14th stop in Florence and wanted to share the info with anyone here who is interested in registering to vote and is interesting in attending this event. 






The Road Trip begins this week in Munich and will arrive in Florence on Thursday, June 14th.    The van will stop in over 2 dozen cities in Europe.


Help us welcome the VFA VAN and do yourself a favor at the same time!  New voting regulations mean we all need to register before every election in order to be sure our votes will count. 


JOIN US at the US Consulate from 2-6pm on June 14th. 

Meet the volunteers on the van and

REGISTER to vote in November.


Bring a  hackey-sack or a Frisbee for some fun!


Aperitivo and potluck dinner to follow at 7pm

rsvp: [email protected]


Do you have space to host one of the 9 passengers on the van? 

please write Cathleen if you do

All Americans are welcome to this non-partisan event




Georgette Jupe is a 'Tuscan Texan' digital social media marketing maven based in Florence, Italy. When she's not at her day job as social media manager and content editor at ITALY Magazine, she's creating social strategies for international clients and providing travel, foodie & life tips via her blog 'Girl in Florence'. Hobbies include plenty of reading, hiking, beagle cuddles, the hunt for the 'perfect' Moscow mule and laughs with the girls.

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    Bev Genevish 13.06.2012 at 21:55

    Just discovered your blog today! Although I am specifically interested in all things Italy, I just had to leave a comment reference this particular post!
    How refreshing! I tend to go left on social issues and right on fiscal/government power issues. I just had to say thank you for your view point in this post! Left or right, conservative or libral, you are bang on! There is always room for each of us to learn from the other. It’s lovely to see someone else urging us back to civility. Where have our manners gone?

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      ggnitaly84 14.06.2012 at 0:03

      thanks so much for your comment. I honestly just don’t get it. I myself have swung to the right and back to the left and I whatever I thought at the time, bullying people with my opinions never seemed effective or useful. I worry sometimes that it has gone past the point of return (especially with how much unlimited campaign funding candidates can utilize.. ). It seems like both sides are like that stubborn aunt that believes “her way or the highway..” . We have a long way until November..

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    Ciao, I'm a curious American "Tuscan Texan" who calls Florence, Italy home for the past 11 years. I am the editor at Italy Magazine and I also work as an established digital social media marketing strategist (5+ years) as well as a freelance writer. My bylines have appeared in Lonely Planet, Luxos Magazine, and International Living. This blog is my way to share what life is like living and working abroad, as well as provide up-to-date true advice on traveling and living in Italy, weekend trips around Europe, and a monthly roundup of interesting events. I'm married to a wonderful Frenchman and we have a Florentine beagle who rules the household. Keep in touch with our adventures with your favorite glass of franciacorta or espresso!


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