Canada


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Welcome to the official page for Democrats living in Canada!

Volunteer: We need chapter leaders and local committees! Our chapters in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Niagara Region, London, Hamilton, Toronto, National Capital Region (Ottawa/Gatineau), Montreal and Atlantic Region are waiting for YOU! Volunteers are planning fun and informative events where they live. They are helping voters to register, phoning voters, and helping bring together some of the one million Americans in Canada!
For more information, contact chair@democratsabroad.ca or call toll-free at 1-877-336-2008. In Toronto/GTA, call 416-916-2022

DA Canada Leadership:

Steve Nardi
| Country Chair
Heidi Burch
| DA Canada Executive Vice Chair/Global GOTV Co-Chair/DA Canada Victoria Chapter Member-at-Large
Christine Odunlami
| Vice Chair, Youth Caucus Chair Canada, Youth Caucus Americas Regional Leader
Edward Ungar
| Vice Chair
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  • News

    Canada Opens GOTV Office in Toronto! Volunteers Needed!

    Join the team in making sure we vote them out! We are phoning Democrats in Flippable states - our votes can be the difference!

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    Viet Nam Project: 50 Years of Striving for Peace and Justice

                                                                                  July 24 2018

    In its Vietnam War history project, Democrats Abroad Toronto is gathering the stories and personal reflections of members who moved to Canada from the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Links to these stories can be found below and we will update this article as meetings happen and stories are added.

    The motivations for these moves were often related in some way to the social upheaval caused by U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam.

    Ken Sherman discusses his anti-war activism in an interview with him that appears under the News tab on the Democrats Abroad Canada website. Ken has held a number of roles in DA, including that of International Chair. He is currently the chair of the Hamilton chapter and a member of the Democratic National Committee.  Click here to read the article: Views from Canada: Apocalypse Then - Looking Back at the Vietnam War after Half a Century.

    Long time DA volunteer, Beverly Fay looks back on her family’s move from the U.S. to Canada in 1969. Click here to read the article:  A Cross Border Journey

     We realize that not everyone who has a story about the era is comfortable sharing it authored. This story was submitted with the ask that it be posted anonymously. We are honored to share "A hard decision to defy the draft"  with you. 

    **New story added Setp 24, 2018** A Momentous Border Crossing 

    The project has had two meetings up to now, in late April and late May. Planning is now under way for a public meeting in the fall.

    Many Americans who came to Canada put down roots in the country and became permanent residents. At the same time, they remained loyal to their identities as Americans and never lost their hope that the U.S. would fully realize the belief of its founders that "all men are created equal."

    Half a century after the eruption of the Vietnam War as major conflict, members of Democrats Abroad want to talk about ways to gather some of the stories of those who came to Canada during that period. We want to do the gathering in a way that reveals events and motives, but at the same time protects the privacy of the story tellers. There are two purposes for this initiative: to develop a record of our personal and political lives, and to discover the contemporary relevance of resistance to the Vietnam War and other wars.

     

    If you would like more information about this project, please contact Virginia Smith at peace@democratsabroad.ca

    Below is a list of articles in the order that they were posted. You can click on each link to read each article.  

    Apocalypse Then - Looking Back at the Vietnam War after Half a Century. (Ken Sherman) 

     A Cross Border Journey (Beverly Fay)

    A hard decision to defy the draft (Anonymous) 

    A Momentous Border Crossing (Anonymous)

     

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018 at 12:00 PM through November 05, 2018
    Eaton Centre Tower in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Volunteer to phone Democrats at the DACA GOTV Office in Toronto!

    Sign up to Volunteer! Shifts from 12 noon to 9 pm, 7 days a week! Be a part of the team that will get thousands  Democrats Abroad to VOTE THEM OUT! Email GOTV_Office@democratsabroad.ca with questions. 

    We're counting on you to  for a volunteer shift to help turn Congress Blue on November 6. 
    Located at Yonge/Dundas in the heart of downtown Toronto and conveniently located on the subway line, our campaign office is open 7 days a week from 12-9 pm.
    Make a difference by signing up for a volunteer shift at https://www.volunteersignup.org/7WRXCand our National Volunteer Coordinator will follow up with you via email within 48 hours.
    Studies have shown that direct voter contact is the most effective way to drive voter turnout. 
    You have only one vote, but you can turnout dozens of votes in districts that will be decided by a margin of only dozens of votes.
    >>> Signup for a volunteer shift today at https://www.volunteersignup.org/7WRXC <<<

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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 02:00 PM · 1 rsvp

    Global Women's Caucus presents an online discussion on the Equal Rights Amendment and how you can help (still not passed!)

    GLOBAL WOMEN'S CAUCUS ERA PROJECT KICKOFF WITH EQUAL MEANS EQUAL

    Learn about the Equal Rights Amendment – first introduced in 1923 – and how you can help.

    Please join us on Tuesday October 16 @ 2PM EDT for the kickoff meeting for the Global Women’s Caucus Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) project.

    Kamala Lopez, the executive director of Equal Means Equal, will be sharing information about the history and the current status of the ERA along with what needs to be done.

    Men were granted rights in the Constitution in 1776. Women are still waiting for the amendment to grant them equal rights. We are one state short of the 38 states needed to ratify the amendment.

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    RSVP on the 'ticket purchase' link to reserve a spot for the webinar which will be both informative as well as a call to action.

    If you have questions you would like asked during the call, please send via email before October 10, to shari_temple+era@democratsabroad.org.

    Check out the DA Wiki for more information on the ERA: (https://wiki.democratsabroad.org/display/ERA )