Events

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 12:01 AM through September 24, 2020 at 11:59pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 14 rsvps
    Online in Chrome in Edmonton, AB, Canada

    Dialing for Democracy Phone-a-thon

    Dialing for Democracy

    WHY? 

    By Saturday, September 19, all Democrats Abroad members worldwide who have already requested their ballots by email will have them, and can start voting! Emailed and requested paper ballots are already arriving, but the week of September 20 is our peak opportunity to get the most ballots heading back to the USA as soon as possible.

    WHAT IS IT? 

    For 72 hours, Canada’s most committed callers will be calling around the clock (at the times they each choose, and that are most convenient for them) and around the world. Join or support DA phonebankers worldwide as we phone our members to urge them to vote NOW and offer them voter assistance on how to return those ballots to be sure that each one counts! Canada is combining forces with Germany, Austria, Sweden, Israel, Costa Rica, Ireland and callers throughout Democrats Abroad to maximize calls during this critical week. 

    HOW DO WE DO THIS? 

    We already phonebank, so that part’s easy. NO FUNDRAISING IS REQUIRED by our members who make these calls. They can feel very good about the hours they call and the voters they help; their effort is the most valuable contribution they can make! 

    Are you a trained call agent? RSVP that YOU will be calling during this period, and be a phonebanking hero!

    However, lots of people who cannot phonebank tell us how supportive they are of this work, and now is a good time to help with a donation if calling isn’t for you. You can donate today to support our phonebanking work

    Are you one of our 474 trained CallHub agents? When you RSVP, you also get a template for telling friends and family that you will be doing this important work, and that although you will be volunteering your time, their $10 gift to Democrats Abroad will pay for you to speak with 40 voters, or their $25 will allow you to make 100 calls in their honor, and here’s the donation link!

    Or, do you like a challenge? If you’ve sponsored their marathons and walk-athons and bike-athons, it’s payback time! Send them our sponsorship form with your calling goal for the 72 hours, and encourage them to pledge their support of you-- and of democracy, too! 

    CLICK HERE TO RSVP for your calls to count in Canada’s total for the Call-A-thon, and to receive your (optional) sponsors/donations kit. And join us in Dialing for Democracy! 

    WHERE  On your computer or laptop through the Chrome browser on the CallHub platform

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 08:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 59 rsvps
    Online via the Zoom platform in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    A conversation with Nicco Mele and Amb. Bruce Heyman: "Politics, Journalism, and the threats to both"

    Nicco Mele

    Nicco Mele

    Ambassador Bruce HeymanAmb. Bruce Heyman

    Join Democrats Abroad Canada as we host a conversation with Nicco Mele and former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, on “Politics, Journalism, and the threat to both” Thurs., Sept. 24th at 8:30pm EDT.

    Nicco Mele is managing director at the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation and on the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is the faculty co-chair of the Harvard Council on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence.

    From 2016 to 2019, Nicco was the Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He continues to teach classes on technology’s impact on media, politics, and public policy.

    Nicco’s prior experience includes founding technology companies, working on political campaigns, and a stint as a media executive at the Los Angeles Times. He advises several startups, including Blueprint Robotics (on-demand manufacturing), Optimus Ride (autonomous vehicles), Plympton (publishing), and Cignify (data analytics). Nicco serves on the board of the National Conference on Citizenship as well as the board chair of Democracy.Works and MassPoetry.

    He has published widely, including the international bestseller The End of Big: How The Digital Revolution Makes David The New Goliath published in 2013 by St. Martin’s Press. Longer bio available here.

    We’re excited to have Nicco join us for this conversation!

    You must RSVP to receive access details.