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2020 DAVI Notice of AGM - March 31, 2020

To All DAVI Members:

DUE TO CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS, THIS IS AN ONLINE MEETING ONLY--VIA WEBEX!
After you RSVP, we will send an email with the link and instructions!

The Victoria and the Islands Chapter of Democrats Abroad (DAVI) will be holding its 2020 Annual General Meeting:

DATE: March 31, 2020

TIME: 3:00 PM

PLACE: THIS IS AN ONLINE MEETING VIA WEBEX ONLY! Please RSVP (below) and we'll send an email with the link and instructions

RSVP: Online at: www.democratsabroad.org/ca-victoria_events or Email us at: davictoriachapter@gmail.com

Let’s Get Out the Vote for a Democratic President, win back the US Senate, increase the majority in the US House AND increase Democratic Governors and State Legislatures all over the US!


Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary -- Ballots are Available NOW!

Ballots are available now for the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary(GPP)! Democrats Abroad will send  delegates to the Democratic National Convention in July to vote for the Democratic presidential nominee. As with your state’s primary, the GPP will determine how the Democrats Abroad delegates will vote at the Convention.

Voting in the DA Primary can give your vote more weight, up to 4 times the impact, as there are far fewer DA members than state voters. While tens of thousands of people will participate in the GPP this year, millions will vote in their home state. That means a vote in the GPP may be more powerful than a vote in your state’s presidential primary.

On Feb 18th, Democrats Abroad sent out an email with a link to your GPP ballot, including instructions for sending it back in, either by email, fax, or postal mail. If you don’t see it, please check your Spam folder. Or go to www.democratsabroad.org/primary and follow the instructions to download and submit a ballot.

Here's how to send in your DA Primary ballot:

  1.  If returning by Email: send to: primaryvoting@democratsabroad.org
    Your ballot must be received by midnight, Pacific Time, on March 10th, 2020

  2.  If returning by Fax, send to: +1 202 217-4277
    Your ballot must be received by March 10th, 2020

  3.  If returning by Mail, use this link to find the postal mail address for your country committee
    Your ballot must be received by March 11th, 2020.

All DA members may participate in Democrats Abroad’s Global Presidential Primary and also in your state’s primary election. BUT there’s one major rule: you can only vote in one Presidential Primary, either Democrats Abroad’s Global Presidential Primary or your home state’s presidential primary.

  1. If you choose to vote in DA’s primary (for the Democratic presidential nominee), then you can still vote in your state’s primary--but you can’t vote for the presidential nominee again! Instead, you may vote only for the remaining offices on your state’s primary ballot (such as, US Senate, US House and any state and local offices on your ballot).

  2. If you decide not to vote in DA’s primary, then you may still vote in your state’s primary election and vote for your choice for the presidential nominee at that time.

    *But please note: If you’re interested in running for a Democrats Abroad delegate position to the Democratic National Convention in July, you don’t have to vote in the GPP, but you must attest that you did not vote in any other state primary for the Democratic nominee for President.


United States Pop-Up Consulate in Victoria on November 14, 2019

The U.S. Consulate General Vancouver will host a traveling “Pop-Up Consulate” for American Citizens Services at the Central Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library on Thursday November 14th from 9 am to 12 pm.

Consulate staff at the venue will accept passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications and provide notarial services. Please note that all services require an appointment and a fee.

**Email VancouverACS@state.gov by Wednesday November 13th, for appointments and questions.

DATE: Thursday, November 14, 2019

TIME: 9 am - 12 pm

LOCATION: Victoria Library, Central Branch: 735 Broughton St [MAP]

PARKING: Available in Broughton St Parkade (under Library)

To receive updates for future Pop-up Consulates and other Consulate information, be sure to follow the US Consulate's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/USConsulateVancouver


Women’s March Canada - Victoria 2019

Please join the Democrats Abroad Victoria and the Islands Chapter as we march in support of women! Let's help pass the ERA, raise consciousness to stop violence against women, and vote in one of the most important elections of our lifetimes!

DATE:  Saturday, January 19th

TIME:  11:00am to 12:30pm

PLACE:  BC Legislature, 501 Belleville St [MAP]

*Meet at the statute on the corner of Belleville and Government Sts--you'll see us holding DA and VoteFromAbroad signs.

For more information about Women's March Canada - Victoria Chapter, please see their website at: www.womensmarchcanada.com/victoria

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CANCELLED! U.S. Pop-Up Consulate in Victoria on January 17, 2019 has been cancelled

Due to the longest U.S. Government shutdown in history, the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver has cancelled the "Pop-Up" Consulate scheduled for January 17, 2019 in Victoria, BC. 

If you had, or need, an appointment with the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver, please contact the American Citizens Services Unit after funding has resumed for more information. The email address is: vancouveracs@state.gov or the phone number 1-604-685-4311 ext. 340. Or visit their website at https://ca.usembassy.gov


US Pop-Up Consulates and Voter Registration Events in Victoria: February 23rd and March 29th

The US Consulate General in Vancouver will be returning to Victoria to host two "Pop-Up Consulates" for US citizens:

DOWNTOWN VICTORIA:
When: Friday, February 23rd
Where: Central Library, 735 Broughton St  MAP
Room: Study Room 2
Time: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
ALL CONSULATE APPOINTMENTS FOR FEBRUARY 23rd ARE FULL!

 

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA:
When: Thursday, March 29th
Where: UVic Welcome Centre, 3800 Finnerty Road MAP
Room: University Centre B104
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
www.facebook.com/events/PopUpConsulateUVic
APPOINTMENTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR MARCH 29th, PLEASE CALL 604-685-431 1x340

Consulate staff will be accepting passport applications, passport renewals, "Consular Report of Birth Abroad" applications and notary services. An appointment is required and there are fees for these services.

Appointments must be made by calling: American Citizenship Services 604-685-4311 ext. 340
If you have any questions about either Pop-Up Consulate, please email the US Consulate in Vancouver at: VancouverACS@state.gov

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DA Victoria will be hosting Voter Registration events at the same time as the Pop-Up Consulates. We'll be helping US citizens register to vote and to request their ballots for the 2018 Midterm Elections. Every overseas voter may vote in the upcoming elections! But overseas voters need to send in the form to request a ballot every calendar year in which they wish to vote. Voter registration is always nonpartisan; we provide voter registration support to every US citizen who requests help.

If you'd like to volunteer to help with DA Victoria's voter registration events, please email us at: davictoriachapter@gmail.com

Know other US citizens living in the area? The Pop-Up Consulate and the voter registration help is available for all US citizens, so please pass this information on to any other US citizens you know.


Check out DA Victoria's Facebook page!

DA Victoria now has it's very own Facebook page! Pease check it out to see news and events specifically for US citizens living in Victoria,  Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

DA Victoria Facebook Page

 

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US Pop Up Consulate is coming back to Victoria on Sept 15

The US Consulate General in Vancouver will be returning to Victoria to host a "Pop-Up Consulate" for US citizens.

When: Friday, September 15
Where: Central Library, 735 Broughton St
Times: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Consulate staff will be accepting passport and "Consular Report of Birth Abroad" applications as well as providing notary services. An appointment is required and there are fees for these services.

If you need any of these services or have any questions, be sure to make an appointment by Thursday, September 14. To make an appointment, email the Consulate at: VancouverACS@state.gov

This service is available for all US citizens, so please pass this information on to any other US citizens you know living in the area.


DA Victoria Board Meeting - Sept 14 at 12:30pm

Would you like to help plan upcoming events and activities for the DA Victoria Chapter?

All DA Victoria members are invited to the upcoming September Board Meeting:

DATE: Thursday, September 14

TIME: 12:30 pm

PLACE: Fairfield area of Victoria (please RSVP for location and directions)

If you’d like to attend, please RSVP on the DA Victoria website at: www.democratsabroad.org/ca-victoria_events

Any questions? Please email us at: davictoriachapter@gmail.com


DA Victoria Intro

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Victoria!

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DA Victoria and the Islands (DAVI) is a chapter of DA Canada, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Canada.

We reach out to US citizens to encourage them to vote in US elections by helping them register to vote and keeping them informed on issues important to all of us. We also have lots of opportunities for anyone who wants to volunteer to help with our Get Out the Vote efforts!

Past DAVI events include the Women's Marches at Centennial Square, Tax Seminars, Fourth of July parties, Thanksgiving dinners, Election and Debate Watch parties, voter registration events, and pub meet-ups.

Please check our Events page and News page for more information about these events as well as notices of future events.

We also post voter and event information as well as current political news on social media. Please follow our Facebook page and SHARE the information!

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Victoria and the Islands, please contact us at: davictoriachapter@gmail.com