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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

 

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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!

Volunteers are always needed to help get out the vote, grow our base, and reach out to find new friends. To volunteer contact your local chapter or email our Volunteer Manager, Joann Sochor.

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 Randi Weitzner, 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:

Randi Weitzner
| Canada Country Chair / Chair, Quebec / DPCA Voting Representative
Richard Pearson
| Canada Executive Vice Chair | DPCA Voting Representative
Melanie Gardner
| Canada Co-Vice Chair / DPCA Voting Representative / Canada's Capital Region Member at Large
Erin Kotecki Vest
| Canada Co-Vice Chair | DPCA Voting Representative
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    Upcoming Events

    Monday, January 31, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 133 rsvps
    Online

    Scared to Debt! Film Screening & Panel Discussion with Filmmaker

    Scared to Debt!

    Film Screening & Panel Discussion with Filmmaker

    [Note: film can be viewed anytime between January 27th-31st!]

    Currently, 45 million borrowers are saddled with close to $1.9 trillion in federal student loan debt in the United States. The Biden Administration has extended the CARES ACT payment pause until May 1st, 2022. Many borrowers perceive the decision as kicking the can down the road. They remain victims of predatory loan practices within a corrupt system that profits while increasing their debt far beyond their ability to pay it.

    View the award-winning Sallie Mae Not documentary, episode one of the Scared to Debt documentary film by Michael Camoin, and join him and others for a panel discussion to learn the chilling reality of student loan corruption in America and options to confront it effectively.

    Panelists:

    How to watch film and participate in panel discussion:

    Watch the film in advance on your own [January 27th to 31st] via the easy access link you will receive when you RSVP below. The film is 41 minutes long. No fee/donation is necessary.

    THEN

    Join the panel discussion on Zoom on Monday, January 31st, at 12:00pm to 1:30pm ET, 6:00pm to 7:30pm CET, 9:00pm to 10:30pm Dubai time. [A link to the recording of the panel discussion will be shared with those who register and are unable to attend the discussion.] 

    RSVP below for your free film screening access, panel discussion Zoom link, and invitation to submit a question for the panel discussion. 

    Invite your family and friends to participate as well. Here is a Facebook post to share. 

    ** Double your impact to get out the vote for Democrats**

    For a limited time, a generous donor in Asia Pacific will double your donation!

    Join with others today to win for Democrats up and down the ballot, including Congressional Progressive Caucus Members who are committed to student debt relief for borrowers in the United States – If you are able, please consider giving $4.50, $45 or anything in between to help us reach our goal of 45 donations in recognition of the 45 million American student debt borrowers. Please donate here today. Thank you!

    Co-hosted by the Global Progressive Caucus and Global Youth Caucus. 

    Thank you to our co-sponsors: Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico/Guadalajara, Singapore

    This event is part of the proDA series “Monthly Mondays for Your Progressive Minds.”

    Vancouver 9-10:30 am
    Toronto 12-1:30 pm
    Brazil 2-3:30 pm
    London 5-6:30 pm
    Berlin 6-7:30 pm
    Nairobi/Athens 8-9:30 pm
    Dubai 9-10:30 pm
    Mumbai 10:30 pm - midnight
    Sunday, February 06, 2022 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · $10.00 USD · 74 rsvps
    online on zoom in Montreal, QC, Canada

    US TAXES-THE BASICS

    Presenter is Pat Fournier CPA (CA),  CPA( WA)– JPS Accounting Services Inc

    A good place for those just starting out

    Young people fresh to tax reporting and those new to being a citizen abroad and reporting to the US.  This webinar gives a brief overview of the most obvious areas of concern – Tax Returns, Foreign Reporting, FBARs, and a quick word on the Streamline Program (catch up program)

    The ticket price to this event is $10 USD.  We chose this price point realizing that many of our members might like to attend one, two, or three of our sessions and we wanted to select a ticket price that was reasonable.  We would expect that the last session on Business owners would attract its own, individual audience.   

    The event will be recorded. Only people who purchase a ticket will receive the recording. If you cannot make the event, but would like a recording, please purchase a ticket in advance.

    We would like all those RSVPing to know that tickets are non-refundable.  But these funds are going toward a good cause - the 2022 GOTV effort all across Canada.  And we thank everyone for supporting this effort.  I would add here that if you find yourself in a position to donate more than the $10 per ticket, please know that no donation, large or small, will be turned away.  Every dollar donated = four more CallHub calls or 10 texts to members.  It all matters and it all adds up.