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DemsAbroad Canada in action

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

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For all media inquiries, please contact Communications or +1 877-336-2008

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!

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.

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.

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.

We also post voter and event information as well as current political news on multiple social media channels. Follow 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 416-916-2022.

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.

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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, Democrats Abroad | Treasurer, Democrats Abroad Canada | Hispanic Caucus Steering Committee Member
Edward Ungar
| Canada Vice Chair / Toronto Chapter Member-at-Large / DPCA Voting Rep
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    Welcome to Democrats Abroad Canada

    DemsAbroad Canada in action

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

    Join Dems Abroad 
    Follow us on Instagram | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter

    For all media inquiries, please contact Communications or +1 877-336-2008

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    We also post voter and event information as well as current political news on multiple social media channels. Follow 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 416-916-2022.

    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.

    Follow us on Instagram | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter
    For all media inquiries, please contact Communications or +1 877-336-2008

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    Dems Abroad outreach about US Govt Coronavirus Aid for Americans Abroad

    Many members have reached out asking about the CARES Act impact for Americans living abroad. Fortunately the Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force has prepared a report to share.

    Congress has passed the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the president has signed it into law. Americans abroad will be interested in understanding the law's aid provisions and how they can access them. This is a summary of key aid provisions that are or may be relevant to Americans abroad –

    • Americans abroad who meet the income eligibility criteria (adjusted gross income under $99,000) are entitled to the Recovery Rebate (up to $1,200 payment plus $500 per child)
    • Taxpayers who have provided bank account details with their tax filing will likely be receiving payments by direct deposit in the next 2-3 weeks, with others likely receiving checks or debit cards through the post
    • Treasury has been provided with flexibility in the language of the bill for providing the cash aid to citizens who have not filed tax returns in 2018 or 2019. We will follow this closely.
    • Individuals with federal student loans automatically have their interest rate set to 0% for 60 days and can request forbearance (a suspension of payments) for 60 days.
    • Small businesses have been provided with range of supports to enable them to retain their employees and keep paying their salaries and benefits, via an existing SBA loan product whose eligibility criteria have been greatly relaxed. This MAY enable Americans abroad with small businesses to qualify for the support.

    A great many questions remain about how these and the myriad other relief mechanisms in the historic $2 trillion dollar package are to be implemented. Treasury and the IRS have a lot of work ahead of them.

    Click here to read the rest of the report from the Taxation Task Force.

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 22 rsvps
    Online via the Zoom platform in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Voter Assistance Training

    Join our Voter Assistance Volunteer Team!

    You can only vote once, but every American you help register to vote or help to request an absentee ballot is an additional vote for good government, democracy, and a better future for all Americans. 

    Learning how just takes an hour.  Making a difference just takes an hour. 

    By our answering E-inquiries, providing forms, staffing virtual voter registration tables, etc., many more Americans living abroad will cast their vote in November. 

    INTROVERTS?               Phone-calling isn’t your thing, but this is how YOU can help.  

    CANADIANS?               How often have you heard Canadians say, “I wish I could vote,” or “How can I help?”  Bring them to the training, too! This is something anyone, including non-Americans, can do.

    Can we count on YOU to help put Democrats in control of the White House, the Senate, AND the House come November?

    Learn how to help make it happen! RSVP today for the Zoom link, and bring a friend. 

    Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 4 rsvps
    Online via the Zoom platform in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Voter Assistance Training

    Join our Voter Assistance Volunteer Team!

    You can only vote once, but every American you help register to vote or help to request an absentee ballot is an additional vote for good government, democracy, and a better future for all Americans. 

    Learning how just takes an hour.  Making a difference just takes an hour. 

    By our answering E-inquiries, providing forms, staffing virtual voter registration tables, etc., many more Americans living abroad will cast their vote in November. 

    INTROVERTS?               Phone-calling isn’t your thing, but this is how YOU can help.  

    CANADIANS?               How often have you heard Canadians say,  “I wish I could vote,” or “How can I help?”  Bring them to the training, too! This is something anyone, including non-Americans, can do.

    Can we count on YOU to help put Democrats in control of the White House, the Senate, AND the House come November?

    Learn how to help make it happen! RSVP today for the Zoom link, and bring a friend.