London Notice of Annual General Meeting & Officer Elections

7:00 PM ET on WebEx

The Board of Democrats Abroad Canada - London
invites you to attend your Annual General Meeting

The London Chapter AGM is an opportunity for local members to come together to discuss plans for chapter sustainability, and for a report on the activities in the London area for the 2020 election.

During the AGM, elections for the chapter leadership for the 2021-23 term will take place.

A Call for Nominations was distributed to the members on Mar. 5th and you can access Candidate Statements by clicking here.

Several offices did not receive nominations, which will be open for nominations from the floor during the AGM. Only members present in the AGM will be able to vote for any nominations from the floor. Ballots will be distributed on March 31st. If you are interested in an office without a declared candidate please send an email to the Nominations & Elections Committee prior to April 10th.

There are several hundred members in the chapter, with many opportunities for engagement. Please consider a spot on the chapter leadership.

Democratically yours,

DemsAbroad Canada - London
Nominations & Elections Committee

Marnelle Dragila, Chair
Steve Nardi
Julie Buchanan, Teller of Elections


Will you help lead the future of DemsAbroad - London? Call for candidate nominations

The attack on the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6th reminded us that democracy is fragile and our work to protect and strengthen it is more important than ever, and we invite you to share in shaping the future of America. 

An important next step for the London Chapter is to
elect our Board for the 2021-2023 term.

You may serve a leadership role from anywhere in the chapter, whether you live in London, Stratford, Port Stanley, or anywhere in the surrounding areas. As the Nominations and Elections Committee, we invite you to learn about the Board positions, and to consider a nomination.

Eligibility: American citizens residing in Canada, legal voting age, a member in good standing of the Democrats Abroad Canada – London chapter, and willing and able to handle the duties while adhering to the principles of the Democratic Party of the United States.

Terms are two (2) years. As a Board member you will be expected to actively participate in the management of the Chapter, including attendance at monthly board meetings, either in-person or virtually. A Board member who has served two consecutive terms in the same office may only be nominated for a third term from the floor during the AGM by the members present, should no other candidate be nominated for that office. Please refer to the Democrats Abroad Canada Bylaws for more details.

Here are actions you can take:

    • The deadline for submitting a nomination is 11:59 PM ET Friday, March 19, 2021.

    • Nominate yourself, or a fellow Democrats Abroad - London member, with their permission, by completing the Nomination form at this link.
      • Include a Candidate Statement of 300 words or less. Tell us about your reasons for running and any applicable experience within Democrats Abroad or elsewhere. Include social media handles.
      • Alternatively, you may send a written Candidate Nomination through postal mail. You must include
        • Your name, email address & phone number
        • Name & contact details of the member being nominated, and the office being nominated for. Consent must be received by the member if nominating someone other than yourself.
        • Candidate Statement
        • Send to          DemsAbroad London Nominations
                                c/o S Nardi
                                1153 Mirada Pl
                                Mississauga, ON L5H 3B6
        • Nomination forms mailed must be received by 11:59 PM ET Friday, Mar. 19, 2021.

Look for important updates in the future. The AGM Notice and Candidate Statements will be published Mar. 21st and the ballot will be distributed on Apr. 6th.

Email the Nominations and Elections Committee with any questions!

Democracy needs our time, talents, and votes! 

Thank you!

The Nominations and Elections Committee
Democrats Abroad Canada, London

Marnelle Dragila, Chair
Steve Nardi
Julie Buchanan, Teller of Elections


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DA London is a chapter of DA Canada, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Canada. 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.

Hundreds of American citizen volunteers across Canada are working to educate all eligible U.S. voters on their right to vote and how to get their ballots to vote in every election. That includes Canadians who were born in the U.S. and those born in Canada to an American parent(s), who therefore have the right to vote. Americans living in Canada CAN deliver the difference in close elections.

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Democratically yours,

Joe Verga, London Chapter Chair

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