Americas

Welcome to the Americas. Our country committees stretch from the tip of Argentina to the wilds of Canada. Please check our list of countries with active members. If you don't find your country on the list, we'd love to hear from you and to help you get involved with Democrats Abroad in this exciting election season. 
If you're interested in hosting an event or helping get out the vote, please get in touch with the Regional Vice-Chair (RVC) for the Americas, Kathy Rothschild for more information on how you can get involved. 
 
The 2019 Americas Regional Workshop “Voting from Abroad” will take place Oct 25-26 in Costa Rica.
For more information click HERE.


DA COUNTRY COMMITTEES IN THE AMERICAS REGION

 

Canada

Dominican Republic

Mexico

Ecuador

Argentina

Guatemala

Brazil

Haiti

Chile

Nicaragua

Colombia

Panama

Costa Rica

Peru


Don't live in one of these countries but want to get involved?  Please send a message to the Regional Vice-Chair (RVC) for the Americas, Kathy Rothschild

If you would like to help develop a new Country Committee, we can also help. Just get in touch! 

DA Americas Leadership:

Kathy Rothschild
| Regional Vice Chair - Americas, DACR Treasurer
Joan Stack
| Deputy Vice-Chair, Americas
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    Call for Nominations for Americas Regional Vice Chair

    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

    DEMOCRATS ABROAD REGIONAL VICE CHAIR AMERICAS REGION

    We are now accepting nominations for the bi-annual election of Regional Vice Chair (RVC) for the Americas region! The election results will be announced during the virtual Americas Annual General Meeting on the 11th of May at 5pm EDT. One vote is allocated to each  country committee that is in compliance and will be cast solely by country committee chairs and vice chairs. The chair and vice chair each country carry ½ vote. If only the chair or the vice chair are able to cast their vote then that vote will be counted as one vote.

    Democrats Abroad has three RVCs, one for each region, who:

    • Are elected to a two year term that begins and ends with the regional election.
    • Cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.
    • Serve as one of 8 voting members of the International Executive Committee. Meetings are currently held weekly and typically last from two to three hours, but this is subject to change with the new leadership. 
    • Organize and lead monthly regional calls of about one to two hours to encourage, inform, and create a sense of community among regional country committees. 
    • Organize and lead a one to three day annual regional meeting to encourage, inform, and create a sense of community among regional country committees. When practical, these annual meetings are held as in-person events with remote participation available. 
    • Act as a liaison between the International Executive Committee and one or more of the Democrats Abroad committees, lending a hand to the committee chair and assuming chair responsibilities should that position not be filled.
    • Assist in organizing and attend the annual Democrats Abroad Global Meeting, preferably in person when conditions allow. Note that travel costs are the responsibility of the RVC.
    • Work with existing country committees to mediate and resolve issues within their committees including election issues, membership queries, etc. 
    • Track compliance status of country committees with Charter requirements and work with emerging and out-of-compliance countries to help bring them into compliance.
    • Communicate International Executive Committee decisions, policies, and Democrats Abroad best practices to the country committee leaders.
    • Bring regional issues to the International Executive Committee for discussion and resolution.

    The eligibility requirements for RVC are as follows: 

    • Be a citizen of the United States. 
    • Be a member of Democrats Abroad residing within a country in the Americas region.
    • Adhere to the principles of the Democratic Party of the United States.
    • Due to the extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of the region who are temporarily residing outside of their country of residence due to the pandemic may still run for  RVC.  There must be an intent to return to the Americas following the lifting of travel restrictions.
    Self-nominations and nominations by others are both welcomed and encouraged! The nomination form is attached to this email. Please submit any nominations using this attachment to the NEC Chair Jody Quinnell at americas-roc no later than 11:59pm EDT  April 15th. Each nominee if nominated by another member is required to accept their nomination by emailing the NEC Chair no later than April 18th.
    Candidates who have self nominated or have accepted the nomination from another shall be expected to speak for approximately five minutes at the April 20th regular monthly meeting of the Americas Region outlining  their background, experience working with DA, and their unique qualifications for serving as RVC for the Americas. 

    Ballots will be distributed via email on April 21st with instructions as to how to complete and the deadline to return.  Ballots must be returned to the Chair of the NEC no later than 11:59pm EDT May 10th. Email: [email protected].

    The winning candidate will be announced at the Americas 2021 AGM on May 11th.
     
    Please forward questions about this election to any member of the Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC).
     
    Thank you on behalf of our entire committee for your participation.
     
    Jody Quinnell (Chair) Former Americas RVC    [email protected]
    Stephanie Matthes, Argentina     [email protected]com   
    Michaela Rivera, Mexico        [email protected]
     

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    2021 Americas RVC elections
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    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: DEMOCRATS ABROAD REGIONAL VICE CHAIR AMERICAS REGION

    We are now accepting nominations for the bi-annual election of Regional Vice Chair (RVC) for the Americas region! The election results will be announced during the virtual Americas Annual General Meeting on the 11th of May at 5pm EDT. One vote is allocated to each  country committee that is in compliance and will be cast solely by country committee chairs and vice chairs. The chair and vice chair each country carry ½ vote. If only the chair or the vice chair are able to cast their vote then that vote will be counted as one vote.

    Democrats Abroad has three RVCs, one for each region, who:

    • Are elected to a two year term that begins and ends with the regional election.
    • Cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.
    • Serve as one of 8 voting members of the International Executive Committee. Meetings are currently held weekly and typically last from two to three hours, but this is subject to change with the new leadership. 
    • Organize and lead monthly regional calls of about one to two hours to encourage, inform, and create a sense of community among regional country committees. 
    • Organize and lead a one to three day annual regional meeting to encourage, inform, and create a sense of community among regional country committees. When practical, these annual meetings are held as in-person events with remote participation available. 
    • Act as a liaison between the International Executive Committee and one or more of the Democrats Abroad committees, lending a hand to the committee chair and assuming chair responsibilities should that position not be filled.
    • Assist in organizing and attend the annual Democrats Abroad Global Meeting, preferably in person when conditions allow. Note that travel costs are the responsibility of the RVC.
    • Work with existing country committees to mediate and resolve issues within their committees including election issues, membership queries, etc. 
    • Track compliance status of country committees with Charter requirements and work with emerging and out-of-compliance countries to help bring them into compliance.
    • Communicate International Executive Committee decisions, policies, and Democrats Abroad best practices to the country committee leaders.
    • Bring regional issues to the International Executive Committee for discussion and resolution.

    The eligibility requirements for RVC are as follows: 

    • Be a citizen of the United States. 
    • Be a member of Democrats Abroad residing within a country in the Americas region.
    • Adhere to the principles of the Democratic Party of the United States.
    • Due to the extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of the region who are temporarily residing outside of their country of residence due to the pandemic may still run for  RVC.  There must be an intent to return to the Americas following the lifting of travel restrictions.

    Self-nominations and nominations by others are both welcomed and encouraged! The nomination form is attached to this email. Please submit any nominations using this attachment to the NEC Chair Jody Quinnell at [email protected] no later than 11:59pm EDT  April 15th. Each nominee if nominated by another member is required to accept their nomination by emailing the NEC Chair no later than April 18th.

    Candidates who have self nominated or have accepted the nomination from another shall be expected to speak for approximately five minutes at the April 20th regular monthly meeting of the Americas Region outlining  their background, experience working with DA, and their unique qualifications for serving as RVC for the Americas. 

    Ballots will be distributed via email on April 21st with instructions as to how to complete and the deadline to return.  Ballots must be returned to the Chair of the NEC no later than 11:59pm EDT May 10th. Email: [email protected].

    The winning candidate will be announced at the Americas 2021 AGM on May 11th.

    Please forward questions about this election to any member of the Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC).

    Thank you on behalf of our entire committee for your participation.

    Jody Quinnell (Chair) Former Americas RVC   
    Stephanie Matthes, Argentina  
    Michaela Rivera, Mexico   
    [email protected]  

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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 06:00 PM Bogota Time · 2 rsvps
    ONLINE - Google Meet

    Annual General Meeting (AGM) April 15, 2021

    All Democrats Abroad Colombia volunteers are invited to join our AGM virtually to become informed on the latest Democrats Abroad Colombia highlights over the past year and look to the future of our chapter here in Colombia. We have a lot to be proud of and all credit goes to all of our members like you! 

    During our meeting, we will also be holding our Executive Committee elections for 2021-2023! Please click HERE to get to know our candidates!

    You may vote for all positions. Your electronic signature will be your name and contact information as indicated, so please fill out the form completely and SUBMIT.

     It takes all of a minute to send in your vote and you have until Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm (CST) to send it in, so make sure to get your vote in! We will announce the votes at the Annual General Meeting.

    Click the RSVP button below to get the link to the AGM meeting!

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 12 rsvps

    Third Tuesday: Canada's Capital Region's 2021 AGM and Officer Elections

    In April, our monthly Third Tuesday event will be devoted to our AGM and chapter elections. Join us for reports from the year past, and to elect our leadership for the next two years. Canadidate statements have been sent out to all chapter members by email. If you didn't receive them, please let us know.

    Please RSVP below. Your reservation confirmation will include the link to the Zoom meeting. (While we do indeed meet virtually, Parliament's address is entered into the booking system to ensure that our event shows up on DA's Events map.)