KW Board Candidate Statements

Board Nominees-KW Chapter

Chair or Co-Chair

Adele Dobkowski

I have a deep interest in helping all DA members vote. In addition to acting as Vice Chair of the KW Chapter over the past year, I was Canada Project Lead for DA Canada’s Voter Assistance Initiative in 2020. Working with the KW chapter board has been highly rewarding. I’m eager to work with the incoming board to strengthen and expand our scope and provide more opportunities for our members to become engaged. 


Timothy Flannery 

I have been Chapter Chair of KW Democrats Abroad since its inception and involved for 19 years. Whether having primary elections at my office or attending events it is a pleasure meeting ex-Patriots and sharing ideas and experiences. Politics is the art of working together to bring about the best possible result for the most people. It is the attainable. To that end I repeat Ted Kennedy’s words. "For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."

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DA Kitchener-Waterloo Board Elections: 2021 Annual General Meeting Notice & Candidate Statements

Join us at 7 pm on March 29, 2021 for the Democrats Abroad KW AGM.  As we have nominees for each position and each position is uncontested, the board positions will be thus filled in accordance with the by-laws. We will be installing the new 2021 Board at the AGM.  We will also be celebrating everything we achieved in 2020. 

Please join us to meet your new board leaders and other Chapter members.

KEEP THE DATE: DA Kitchener-Waterloo 2021 Annual General Meeting

Join us at 7 PM on March 29, 2021 for the Democrats Abroad K-W AGM. We will be announcing the result of our 2021 Board elections (note: deadline for nominations is February 11, 2021)and taking nominations from the floor for open positions.  We will also be celebrating everything we achieved in 2020. 

Voting will be taking place electronically, and the Nominations and Election Committee will circulate ballots in advance of the AGM. Keep an eye out in your email for your ballot.  RSVP Here for the AGM.

Call for Board of Director Nominations: Democrats Abroad Kitchener-Waterloo

Volunteer for a role that could help shape America. Deadline for nominations: February 11, 2021

Term: starting April 1, 2021 for two years, ending March 31, 2023. 

Eligibility:  All currently registered members of Democrats Abroad Canada who are members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter are eligible per the Democrats Abroad Canada by laws.  The catchment area for Democrats Abroad-Kitchener-Waterloo including Waterloo Region, Guelph, Stratford and outlying communities.  

Nomination Deadline:  February 11, 2021

Nomination Process:  Self-nomination forms must be submitted with a candidate statement via the Nominations Google Form

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Live stream the first Trump-Biden debate from the rest of the world

While the first Trump-Biden debate will likely be shown on TV in the UK, Canada, Australia and the rest of the world, watching C-Span’s live stream of the debate on YouTube will probably be the easiest way to watch it. C-Span will show the first presidential debate on YouTube beginning at 9pm ET (6pm PT, 2am BST, 11am AEST) on Tuesday, September 29.

KW Chapter Sets New High for Member Engagement

Democrats Abroad Canada has achieved 71.6%-member engagement - - meaning they have either requested a ballot, used, used an FWAB (backup ballot), received, or voted a ballot as of yesterday, September 27th.

We are even more pleased to report that we have an 87.7% for our chapter!!

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Is your Senator up for re-election in November?

Everyone needs to vote, and if you're registered in a swing state, it's that much more vital.  Let's make sure Joe Biden has a strong Senate behind him when he takes the White House!

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Summer Events Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus

Juneteenth Celebration/Happy Hour - Friday, June 19, 2020, at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm EDT

Juneteenth: How Can the US Start to Live Up to Its Ideals - Sunday, June 21, 2020, at 9 am - 11:30 am EDT

Webinar: Ron Harris Speaks with Democrats Abroad - Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 10 am - 12 pm EDT

Ron Harris is currently on the Democratic National Committee as the Chairman of the Midwestern Caucus and serves on the highest governing body of the DNC. He is the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Minneapolis, so this should be very info

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Member Survey

We’re conducting a brief membership survey that will allow members to provide their views about what you’d like our chapter to be doing.  Please click this link to start the survey: Click Here The survey will take only five minutes of your time.  Your feedback is important to help us best serve our members and elect Democrats in a historically important election.

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 . Visit for more information