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DA Quebec (formerly DA Montreal) is a chapter of  Democrats Abroad Canada, the official country committee for U.S. Democrats living in Canada.   We are helping US citizens living in Quebec register to vote for US elections and keeping them informed on important issues.  We have a diverse community of enthusiastic voters, members, and volunteers all over the province, from Montreal to Quebec City.   And we're always looking for more. If you're interested in getting involved and putting your skills to good use, reach out to us. We're always looking for dedicated volunteers.

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 It is critical we collectively do all that is possible to encourage the estimated 650k - 1m Americans in Canada to vote! 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. To volunteer, email Randi Weitzner, Chapter Chair.

Go to VoteFromAbroad.org today to register for your ballot.

The Quebec Chapter posts events and news items on this page and on our Facebook page.  Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see what is happening and RSVP for events that are of interest to you. 

Democratically yours,

Randi Weitzner, Chapter Chair
Democrats Abroad - Quebec

 

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Montreal 2021 AGM update

DA Montreal Election results:

All members of the board were uncontested for their positions and so will be returning for the 2021-23 term.

Chair – Randi Weitzner

Vice Chair – Gib Primeau

Secretary – Deb Lazar

Treasurer – Brent Jamsa

We had good attendance at our AGM. Beyond a recap of last year’s activities plus the elections, we also presented the concept of project managers – small, often time limited positions that volunteers might want to consider.  We have already received interest in a few spots, but we can use more people.  Please take a look below and reach out to us at [email protected] if you are interested.

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2021 Montreal Board Candidate Statements

The Nominations and Elections Committee received the following candidate statements from Randi Weitzner for Chair and Debra Lazar for Secretary. These two names will appear on the ballot when distributed on March 15. There were no nominations submitted for Vice Chair and Treasurer. If you are interested in being considered for these spots, the NEC will be receiving names by floor nomination at the AGM on March 30.

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Notice of Montreal Chapter AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Montreal will take place on Tuesday, March 30, 7PM.  Respecting Covid protocols, the meeting will take place online.  Links to the meeting will be provided for all members who RSVP.


Montreal 2021 Board Elections

An important next step for the Montreal 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 Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke or Beaconsfield. As the Nominations and Elections Committee, we invite you to learn about the Board positions and to consider a nomination.

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VOTER ALERT: DROPPING OFF YOUR BALLOT AT THE U.S. CONSULATE IN QUEBEC CITY

Submitting your sealed ballot to the U.S. Consulate:  We'd be happy to accept your sealed voting ballot! Once it is received, we will send it to election officials via diplomatic pouch. Please note that it may be faster for you to mail your ballot directly to election officials using the appropriate postage and the fastest method of mailing available. 

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VOTER ALERT: DROPPING OFF YOUR BALLOT AT THE U.S. CONSULATE IN MONTREAL

Submitting your sealed ballot to the U.S. Consulate:  We'd be happy to accept your sealed voting ballot! Once it is received, we will send it to election officials via diplomatic pouch. Please note that it may be faster for you to mail your ballot directly to election officials using the appropriate postage and the fastest method of mailing available. 

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MONTREAL CHAPTER PHONEBANKING CAMPAIGN STARTS THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE

We are inviting members to join us in our effort to call all of our DA Montreal members to remind them to REGISTER in their home state, REQUEST their absentee ballot and RETURN their ballot before Nov 3.  The three R's if you will.

To sign up for phonebanking, please click the TAKE ACTION button on the top bar and then scroll to phonebanking and follow the instructions.

We have planned two phonebanking training sessions so far.  SUNDAY, MAY 31 AT 7 PM and TUESDAY, JUNE 2 AT 7:30 PM.  Please email the chapter chair at randiwdamontreal.gmail.com and tell us which date you prefer.  You will be sent Zoom details after you RSVP.


DEMS, DRINKS & DEBATES


ANOTHER DEBATE WATCH!!

COME JOIN US ON FEBRUARY 19 AT 8PM AT HURLEY'S TO WATCH THE DEBATE.  SEE EVENTS SECTION TO RSVP.

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THANKSGIVING THEMED DEBATE WATCH ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2019

I am including the text of a recent email to members below in an effort to drum up enthusiasm among "the troops" to get more involved and more active in DA Montreal's efforts to get out the vote in 2020.  We have slowly been building interest in our efforts over the last few months, but look for that to ramp up in 2020.  We have the DA Presidential Global Primary in March, a DA event in Toronto in May, and of course the actual election in November.

In order for our chapter to be successful (and that means Democratic wins in 2020) there is no doubt in my mind that  I need more of you, ALL of you, to help me.  Help in any way you can - volunteer your professional talents - graphics, marketing, entertainment, etc.  Volunteer your time at DA events (this is important for our Global Primary event).  Come to our events and talk with us about our plans for the future of our chapter.  

                                                     DA MONTREAL WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF OUR MEMBERS PARTICIPATE!

Thank you in advance,

Randi Weitzner


Members,

I really want to meet more of you and get our chapter moving in the right direction. It’s all about building relationships and building momentum as we head into 2020. I know it’s cold and getting downtown can be a pain, but I have been learning that face to face contact with members is a very important way to motivate members. So, please come and join us on Wednesday.

I can imagine most of you have been watching the impeachment hearings either in full or in bits and pieces. And yet, when I talk to people who might have a more “studied” view of these proceedings (an MSNBC contributor and a professor of political science) I hear them say things like “don’t be surprised if Trump is able to get re-elected in 2020”. Really?? Personally, I am shocked to hear this, but it also hardens my resolve to make sure we reach out to each and every American Democrat living in Montreal and ensure that they vote from abroad. That may be all we can do to effect a change and so as DA members we all have to work together to make sure we do the most effective outreach we can.

All that said, please come to Hurley’s on Wednesday. We are having some “US Thanksgiving” treats. If you have any Thanksgiving decorations, bring them along. I so enjoy talking to members and have gotten some great ideas and help from so many of you after to talking with you at past events.

Randi Weitzner

[email protected]

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