Events

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    Joe Kool's Restaurant in London, ON, Canada

    DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY DEBATE WATCH EVENT - JUNE 27

    DAY 2 OF OUR FIRST 2019 DEMOCRATS ABROAD CANADA, LONDON & AREA CHAPTER DEBATE WATCH (2 days)!

    JOE KOOL'S RESTAURANT

    6:30-11:00 PM (DEBATE STARTS AT 9:00 PM ON MSNBC)

    IT’S TIME!
    Two nights, four hours, and an unprecedented number of 20 candidates (4 did not meet the criteria)!!!

    Join us June 26 and June 27 for two evenings of socializing, political discussion and debate watching!!! Gather with fellow Democrats from across SW Ontario, London & Area, as we finally get to hear from ALL of the candidates onstage for the first time in this election cycle.

    WHERE? WHEN?
    Joe Kool's - “debate watch central” since 2007!
    595 Richmond Street, London, ON
    Party Room - lower level
    Doors open at 6:30 PM / 9:00 PM debates begin - until 11:00 PM

    From 6:30-9, order up some delicious grub, hoist your favorite libation, and join in lively discussion on topics of political interest. A perfect warm-up for the main event. In case you haven’t been watching the news, here’s what these first debates will look like…

    The first group - for Wednesday, June 26:
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
    Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
    Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas
    Former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii
    Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
    Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

    The second group - for Thursday, June 27:
    Former Vice President Joe Biden
    Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont
    Sen. Kamala Harris of California
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York
    Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado
    Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana
    Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado
    Rep. Eric Swalwell of California
    Author Marianne Williamson
    Entrepreneur Andrew Yang

    The lineups were randomly decided in a process engineered by the Democratic National Committee, to avoid clustering the top-tier candidates in a single night.

    MODERATORS:
    NBC News' Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Telemundo's José Diaz-Balart will moderate the debate.

    DETAILS, DETAILS…
    To assist us with space planning, we would appreciate you taking a moment to indicate your plans to attend. Please RSVP by replying to this email with a simple “YES! I’ll be there on [insert date]. You can put it right in the Subject line, or in the first line of your email. Either is fine!

    DRESS CODE:
    Nah, there is no dress code - JUST KIDDING! But… do you already have a favorite Democratic Primary candidate? Do you have a t-shirt or hat that illustrates the issues that are near and dear to your heart? Do you have 2016 campaign togs? NOW is the time to WEAR YOUR CAMPAIGN FLAIR!

    AND… 
    Feel free to bring along a guest - we also know plenty of locals who are politically-curious and very concerned about how events in the US are affecting Canadians and shaping politics here.

    This event is run by volunteers. If you are financially able, we would greatly appreciate a donation to Democrats Abroad at the event - a minimum $5 donation would be wonderful!

    DAC MEMBERS:
    Don’t forget… you will have to REGISTER IN JANUARY to get your ballot in 2020! See www.votefromabroad.org! You MUST send in the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to request my ballot every calendar year. Under Federal law – even if you’re already registered to vote – states are only required to send your ballots if you have submitted an FPCA during that calendar year. Some states send ballots without an annual FPCA, but others are very strict, and conditions can change unexpectedly. You don’t want to find out too late that you’ve missed your chance to vote!

    Please bring your IDEAS, and we will be delighted to add them to our list! And if YOU are interested in serving on our first official Board of Directors, we are still looking for volunteers!

    We look forward to seeing you this week!  


    Sincerely,
    Gena Brumitt, Chair
    Democrats Abroad Canada, London & Area chapter
    DPCA Voting Representative