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Democrats Abroad 2017 Non-Resident US Taxpayer Research Project

We invite Americans living outside the US to submit their experiences of being a US taxpayer filing from abroad.

Democrats Abroad has invested a great deal of time making Congress aware of the issues we as non-resident taxpayers face filing from abroad - the complexity of the forms; the cost of preparing reports and filings (even when no taxes are owed); the stress of preparing accurate filings to declare overseas income and accounts given the penalties for filing errors; the tax code provisions that result in the double or punitive taxation of foreign source income; etc.

We will use the submissions to this survey to provide further data and testimony of our experiences to help us advocate for important reforms to the US tax code.

Thank you for taking the time to prepare your submission and for your support for Democrats Abroad's tax advocacy work. 

Click here to submit your experience

If you'd like to join our campaign to fight for RBT, visit http://www.democratsabroad.org/taxation. And if you are not a member of DA, please consider joining at http://democratsabroad.org/join

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Democrats Abroad Vancouver AGM Election Results

The Vancouver NEC is pleased to announce the results of the election held on May 6, 2017 at the Vancouver AGM. We apologize for the delay. Thank you to everyone who stood for election, and congratulations to the following:

Chair: Susan Brennan

Vice-Chair: Robert J. Petrusa

Treasurer: Pat Fournier

Chapter Secretary: Lissa Robertson

Communications Secretary: Julie Boton

Development & Community Outreach: David Mivasair

Policy Secretary: Tara Ryan

Full election results can be viewed at this link.

Draft AGM Minutes can be viewed at this link.

Questions, or challenges (due by June 5th), should be directed to teller-vancouver@democratsabroad.ca. 

Democratically Yours,

DA Vancouver Nominations & Elections Committee

Michael Meneer
Seth Lauer
Kate Ellison


AMERICANS IN VANCOUVER GATHER TO WATCH THE FIRST US PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

Americans in the Lower Mainland, along with their Canadian friends, will have a choice of three venues on Monday September 26 to watch the First US Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, hosted by Democrats Abroad. This much-anticipated event is expected to draw record turnouts as the two candidates meet face to face for the first time. The stark differences in strategies, positions, expertise and competence will be in full view.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/296818-trump-clinton-debate-expected-to-shatter-ratings-records

Democrats Abroad’s widespread constituency will have a choice of three convenient locations. The marquee event will be Steamworks at Waterfront station, a major transit hub with a fantastic view of the harbor, and a great menu. Additionally we will meet at the Lounge at Pacific Inn for the many who live in the South Surrey/White Rock area, and at Cedar Cottage Pub in east Vancouver. 

Most crucial:  Democrats Abroad will have voter registration available onsite for those voters who have not yet registered. The US election is less than 6 weeks away, and the world is holding its breath. What will Americans do? Democrats Abroad is reaching out to all overseas Americans to ensure they receive their ballots by registering, either in person at one of the venues, or online at www.votefromabroad.org

DEMOCRATS ABROAD: SAVING THE WORLD FROM TRUMP, ONE VOTE AT A TIME

Marquee Event: Steamworks Pub – 375 Water Street - The Landing at Waterfront Station - downtown Vancouver

Satellite events:

Cedar Cottage Neighborhood Pub 3728 Clark Drive, Vancouver
The Lounge at Pacific Inn 1160 King George Hwy, Surrey

All doors open at 5:30


DA Vancouver Intro

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Vancouver!

DA Vancouver is a chapter of DA Canada, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Canada. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Vancouver, please contact us.