News

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!

https://www.worldpress.org/article.cfm/senate-seats-up-for-reelection-in-2020

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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

https://www.democratsabroad.org/juneteenth_2020

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

https://www.democratsabroad.org/juneteenth_2020c

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

https://www.democratsabroad.org/bc_ron_harris_webinarrmative.

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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 http://www.democratsabroad.org/ for more information


When is the next Chapter event?

Chapter events can be found on this page and will be posted once arranged. The Chapter goal is to host at least two events a year. They will include social, educational and political events to engage members. If you would like to see a specific Chapter event, please reach out to the Chapter Chair.


FAQs

 

How do I vote from Canada?

Overseas Americans have had the right to vote in Federal elections since 1975. Each state has different procedures and deadlines so note that information distribution may be difficult, and mail delivery times can be problematic.

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Chapter AGM

On April 30, 2020, the Chapter held its AGM.  The slate of officers nominated were elected. (see Chapter Leadership for their bios. The Chapter officers will hold these positions until March of 2021, when Democrats Abroad requires a new election.  You are encouraged to reach out to any officer if you have an interest in a position currently held and you wish to become involved in the next election.

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2020-21 Kitchener/Waterloo mid-term officer elections

At the Annual General Meeting of the Kitchener/Waterloo chapter on April 30, 2020 the following individuals were elected to office, for a term expiring March 2021:

Office

Elected

Chair

Timothy Flannery

Vice Chair

Adele Dobkowski

Secretary

Dianna Flannery

Treasurer

Chris Bonza

Membership Secretary

Peter Tesche

Member-at-Large

Kathleen Sheehy

Member-at-Large

Kyle Novak

Congratulations to everyone elected!

Democratically yours,

Ken Sherman
Chair, Kitchener/Waterloo NEC



DA Kitchener-Waterloo Intro

WELCOME TO DEMOCRATS ABROAD K-W CHAPTER!

Democrats Abroad K-W has a significant membership base that includes Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Elmira, Elora and surrounding towns. The Chapter’s mission is to ensure its members are informed about voting, Chapter and country events, and to foster opportunities to volunteer and engage with the Chapter directly and with Democrats Abroad Canada (https://www.democratsabroad.org/ca).  The Chapter offers various activities for its members including social gatherings, educational seminars and political events.

Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in K-W, please get in touch with me!

Tim Flannery
K-W Chapter Chair
chair-CA-Kitchener-Waterloo@democratsabroad.org