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Chapter Chairperson Riley Nielson went in CBC radio this week to discuss Democrats Abroad and the Glob Presidential Primary. They had a chance to be featured in the air in three Provinces across Atlantic Canada and encourage members and soon-to-be members to participate and know their rights as Americans living abroad. See below for the full story
We would like to thank everyone who attended our panel on Friday and helped make it such a success! We had amazing attendance for our panelists Ajay, Jim, Jay, and David who spoke so eloquently on the topic at hand and providing direction for future conversations. We are hoping that our speaker series continues to be successful as the year continues and are excited to bring many interesting topics to the table, both in Halifax and in our other regions in the near future!
If you would like to propose a topic for a future panel or if you are interested in hosting a panel closer to your home, please contact Riley Nielson at email@example.com.
DA Atlantic Provinces would like to thank everyone who came out last month for our Thanksgiving Potluck and General Meeting, and to give an extra special thank you to Michelle and Geoffery Sinville for hosting us last night! We had a wonderful dinner and look forward to our next event.
We are in the process of recruiting for two committees: an outreach committee and a Global Primary committee. The outreach committee will work to connect our organization with individuals living outside of the HRM and to build our capacity to best represent them and their needs. The Global Primary committee will work to plan for our March 3rd primary which will be all hands on deck. If you are interested in helping out and/or joining one of these committees, please email Riley Nielson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Atlantic Provinces Chapter of Democrats Abroad Canada had their general meeting on Earth Day, April 22, 2017. We tried a “mixed” meeting with some folks attending in person, some joining us online via instant messaging and video chat, and some folks sending in e-mail information and ballots. We had a great meeting and are planning some interesting events for later this year.
Results of the Chapter’s elections were:
Chapter Chair – William E. (Bill) Curry
Chapter Vice-Chair – Ilonka Vernier Alexander
Chapter Treasurer – Michael A. Tavares
Chapter Secretary – Neil M. Higsen
Moved by Janet Miller, seconded by Peter Miller and made unanimous by roll call.
The Atlantic Provinces Chapter of Democrats Abroad Canada looks forward to encouraging US citizens living in the Atlantic region of Canada to become involved in the US political process, and is especially looking forward to working for Democrats in the 2018 mid-term elections.
Anyone wishing to join or find out more information should contact:
Bill Curry, Chair - The Atlantic Provinces Chapter of Democrats Abroad Canada
e-mail : email@example.com
Our Atlantic Chapter AGM is being planned for the end of January, 2017.
We'll be electing officers for the next 2 years.
Stay tuned here for news about the date - we'll also be sending this information out to folks on our list.
Welcome to Democrats Abroad Atlantic Provinces
DA Atlantic Provinces 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.
In 2016, 23% of Americans living abroad did not vote due to feeling disengaged with the U.S. and their local communities. The world is engaged watching the tragic way COVID has been handled and with the scenes of racial injustice happening on the streets of the U.S. - it is not an acceptable response in 2020 to say you're disengaged!
- If you file your 1040s, FBARs & FATCAs with the IRS but don't exercise your constitutional right to vote, you are agreeing to taxation without representation.
- If you want to put an end to Citizenship Based Taxation, it's going to take your vote to retain the House and secure the Senate.
- If you vote from NY stop presuming your vote isn't needed - how often has the NY State Assembly been controlled by the R's?
- If you wish to see racial & social justice in our communities you must vote as far down-ballot as permissible.
- If all registered Florida voters living in Canada in 2000 had voted, they could've changed the outcome of the election.
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.
Go to VoteFromAbroad.org today to register for your ballot!
If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in the Atlantic Provinces, please contact us by clicking here to send us an email.
Riley Nielson-Baker, Chapter Chair
Democrats Abroad - Atlantic Provinces