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DemsAbroad Canada in action

Welcome to the official home for
American Democrats living in Canada!

Join Dems Abroad | Register for your ballot VoteFromAbroad.org
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For all media inquiries, please contact Communications or +1 877-336-2008

Too late to drop ballots at Embassy's & Consulates

UPS Canada

It’s too late to drop off your ballot at the Embassy or Consulate, and questionable timing if sending by postal mail but don’t despair. DemsAbroad Canada has enrolled in the UPS Member Benefits Program to offer an alternative, with up to 50% savings off published shipping rates*This is an ongoing savings benefit – it does not expire on Nov. 3rd!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Click here to watch this brief tutorial for assistance with completing the 
Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, or FWAB 

Democrats Abroad Canada is the official country committee of the DPCA for U.S. Democrats living in Canada. We are a 100% volunteer self-funded organization helping American citizens vote in U.S. elections through voter registration and keeping Americans informed on key issues. DemsAbroad Canada engages with members of Congress on issues affecting Americans living abroad, and strives to make information available to our members on topics such as Canada/US tax filing requirements, Estate Planning, and Operating a Corporation in Canada as an American Abroad. We also provide many opportunities to volunteer with our Get Out the Vote efforts!

In 2016, only 33,000 Americans living in Canada cast a ballot in the General Election. With 15-days remaining, 75% of the members of DemsAbroad Canada have engaged with requesting a ballot in this critical election. Take a moment to request your ballot to be a part of the blue tsunami from Canada at VoteFromAbroad.org.

Hundreds of American citizen volunteers across Canada are working to educate all eligible U.S. voters on their right to vote and how to get their ballots to vote in every election. That includes Canadians who were born in the U.S. and those born in Canada to an American parent(s), who therefore have the right to vote. Americans living in Canada CAN deliver the difference in close elections.

Go to VoteFromAbroad.org today to request your ballot.

Volunteers are always needed to help get out the vote, grow our base, and reach out to find new friends. In 2020 it's critical we collectively do all possible to encourage the estimated 650k - 1m Americans in Canada to vote! To volunteer contact your local chapter or email our Volunteer Manager, Jamey Shick.

Our chapters across Canada offer a peer-group resource for U.S. citizens looking for assistance with voting, taxes, and passports plus social gatherings. Past chapter events include Women's Marches, Tax Seminars, Fourth of July parties, Thanksgiving dinners, Election and Debate Watch parties, Movie Nights, Trivia Quizzes, voter registration events and Pints & Politics pub meet-ups.

We also post voter and event information as well as current political news on multiple social media channels. Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter - and please share the information! Be sure to check our Events page and News page for additional updates on what we're up to.

For more information, email Steve Nardi, Country Chair or call our information line toll-free at 1-877-336-2008. In Toronto/GTA, call 647-707-1275.

Democrats Abroad Canada is self-funded, utilizing all funds raised to support our national and chapter Get Out the Vote efforts to reach the est. 650,000 - 1,000,000 Americans living across Canada. We are very grateful to all of our donors for your generous support.

REGISTER FOR YOUR BALLOT: VoteFromAbroad.org
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For all media inquiries, please contact Communications or +1 877-336-2008

DA Canada Leadership:

Steve Nardi
| Canada Country Chair / DPCA Voting Rep / Canada LGBT Caucus Lead
Julia Buchanan
| Canada Executive Vice Chair / DPCA Voting Rep
Lissette Wright
| Global Treasurer + Canada Treasurer | Democrats Abroad
Ed Ungar - Canada
| Canada Vice Chair / Toronto Chapter Member-at-Large / DPCA Voting Rep
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    Access a 50% discount on shipping with UPS Canada through 2024

    UPS

    If you vote from AL, AR, CT, GA, ID, IL, KY, MD, MI, MN, NH, NY, OH, PA, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, or WI, you must return your ballot by mail or express courier.

    It’s too late to drop off your ballot at the Embassy or Consulate, and questionable timing if sending by postal mail but don’t despair. UPS has special discount rates for large associations in Canada and as a member of Democrats Abroad Canada, you can now obtain this discount rate, with up to 50% savings off published shipping rates*. This is an ongoing savings benefit – it does not expire on Nov. 3rd!

    You'll save on the following shipping services:

    • Save 50% on shipping within Canada, to the U.S. and to Worldwide destinations.*
    • Save 50% on shipments imported into Canada.*

    Also included:

    • Save 30% on Brokerage Entry Preparation Fee.
    • Weekly Service Charge (Automatic Daily Pickup) – 100% waiver.
    • UPS On-Call Pickup® service – 100% waiver. Freight Collect 3rd Party Surcharge – 100% discount.
    • Ship to a UPS Access Point® Location fee (within Canada) – 100% waiver.

    CLICK HERE for full program details (Being a benefit available for members of DemsAbroad Canada, you need to sign in with your DemsAbroad login)

    (After you log in, you may have to scroll down the screen to locate the UPS information)

    You'd like access to the members discount but you're not a member of Democrats Abroad Canada? It's fast, easy and free to join by CLICKING HERE.

     

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    Too late to drop your ballot at the Embassy or Consulates

    Too late to drop ballots at Embassy's & Consulates

    If you're planning on sending in a paper ballot or vote from the following mail-in only states, it's now too late to drop your ballot into the diplomatic pouch at the embassy or consulates. But you can still get your ballot to the U.S. through various express courier services in Canada.

    • AL, AR, CT, GA, ID, IL, KY, MD, MI, MN, NH, NY, OH, PA, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WI
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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 9 rsvps
    ONLINE via Zoom in Montreal, QC, Canada

    Surviving Terrible Presidents: An American History

    Theresa Ventura, PhD

    Associate Professor, History       

    Concordia University

    You’re the worst president America has ever had, come on!

    • Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump, September 29, 2020 Presidential Debate

     

    Many Democratic viewers likely nodded (or shouted) in agreement when Joe Biden told Donald Trump he was the worst president America has ever had. On the one hand, this is true. Trump’s presidency represents an unprecedented departure from the norms established over the course of the country’s two hundred and forty-year history. On the other, Trump is just one of many terrible presidents. From slave owners to electoral college victors, the United States has a history of inept and immoral presidents. In this talk, a US historian asks what the terrible presidents of the past can tell us about surviving – and overcoming – Trump. How have ordinary Americans mobilized against the presidential abuse of power? What tools from the past are available to us today? How can we strengthen the democratic institutions necessary to keep presidential power in check?

    Please RSVP by Wed. October 28.  A zoom link will follow.

    Tuesday, November 03, 2020 at 07:30 PM through November 04, 2020 Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 5 rsvps

    Election Night Watch

    Canada Election Night Watch Party

    Election Day 2020 has finally arrived!

    Will we know the outcome on Nov 3rd? Let's find out together as we meet up on Zoom from across Canada.

    Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020
    Party starts at 7:30 PM EDT - until ???

    Dress in your red white and blue and enjoy some red white and brews while watching the returns on your own TV/device and listen in to our program at your leisure.

    Stick around for the late-night dance party with DJ Dynamic

    Join fellow Americans from across Canada as we watch the results come in, from the east to the west.

    Guests can watch their favorite analysts through their preferred streaming source while sharing commentary in the Zoom chat-box. We will host short intervals during the night with some special guests dropping by, including former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce & Vicki Heyman.

    Watch this space for additional program details.

    It's been a long four years. Everyone needs to shake it off and prepare to celebrate! Join us at 1:00 AM EDT for a virtual dance party DJ'd by our own DJ Dynamic!

    Space is limited. Reserve your spot today! Also streaming on Facebook Live.