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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Calgary!

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

DA Calgary is a chapter of DA Canada, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Canada. Calgary has a vast multitude of US expats and extended stay workers. Here at Democrats Abroad we seek to bring together all who wish to stay engaged in their American right to vote, always of importance but now more than ever.

We sponsor fun and informative events to bring like minded people together for support, sharing and solid information.

MSNBC American voters in Canada 2016

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 Calgary, please contact us.

Democratically yours,

Jim Davis, Chapter Chair
Democrats Abroad Calgary

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DA Calgary Leadership:

James Davis
| Calgary Chapter Chair
Dean Kasner
| Calgary Chapter Secretary
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  • News

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

    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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    2020 Chapter AGM

    Democrats Abroad Calgary

    Minutes of AGM

    April 2, 2020

    Location: Via “UberConference”

    Time: 6:00pm

    Attending: Jim Davis, Dean Kasner, Jane Perry, Matt Heller

    Minutes taken by Chapter Secretary, Dean Kasner

    Agenda: Discuss 2019 Chapter Meetings and events

    Meeting called to order at 6:05pm.

    Agenda for meeting approved.

    Approval of minutes from our last AGM meeting. Minutes approved by Jim and seconded by Dean

    Jim started meeting with a brief description of the meeting agenda. He gave an overview of the 2019 events and corresponding dates, including:

    1) Recap of the 2019 AGM, and the announcement that Sheryl Jeffery had assumed the vice chair position.

    2) Four pub nights/debate watches,

    3) Fourth of July week Barbecue at Edworthy Park for the Calgary Chapter

    4) On going planning for our 2020 Presidential Primary voting Centre and watch party.

    AGM portion of meeting adjourned at 6:35p

    Discussion of 2020 ideas followed.

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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, October 07, 2020 at 08:15 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 2 rsvps
    Online via the Zoom platform in Victoria, BC, Canada

    Canada & Chapters Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party

    Harris + Pence Debate

    THINK THE NEXT ONE WILL BE MORE LIKE A DEBATE? 

    LET'S WATCH TOGETHER!! PLAY DEBATE BINGO!!

    Democrats Abroad Canada and our 14 chapters are hosting a virtual Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party

    Thursday, October 7th, 2020, 8:15 pm EDT

    The debate is scheduled 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm EDT, hosted by Susan Page, USA Today’s Washington bureau chief.

    A one-hour post-debate discussion will follow

    14 individual Watch Parties In one Zoom location!!

    Each chapter of DemsAbroad Canada will host a virtual debate watch party for their chapter members.

    Guests will be transferred to their chapter’s breakout room, hosted by chapter leaders. Your hosts will lead discussions and moderate the chat during the debate, which will be followed by a post-debate discussion.

    The debate will not be simulcast over Zoom. There are multiple channels for viewing the debate and avoids any technical disappointments. All of the U.S. major news networks, including ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, and NBC, are expected to broadcast the vice presidential debate. It will be streamed on C-SPAN, YouTube, and other sites.

    Throughout the debate, you’ll have the opportunity to express your opinions to candidate statements through polling and “chat” with fellow chapter members.

    SPACE IS LIMITED!  You must RSVP for Zoom access details. Only choose "1" or more if you are bringing a guest, otherwise, leave the number at "0".

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 08:15 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    Online via the Zoom platform in Halifax, NS, Canada

    Canada & Chapters Presidential Debate Watch Party

    Biden + Trump Debate

    READY FOR ROUND #2?

    LET’S WATCH TOGETHER!! PLAY DEBATE BINGO!!

    Democrats Abroad Canada and our 14 chapters are hosting a virtual Presidential Debate Watch Party

    Thursday, October 15th, 2020, 8:15 pm EDT

    The debate is scheduled 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm EDT, hosted by Steve Scully, political director of C-SPAN

     A one-hour post-debate discussion will follow

     14 individual Watch Parties In one Zoom location!!

    Each chapter of DemsAbroad Canada will host a virtual debate watch party for their chapter members.

    Guests will be transferred to their chapter’s breakout room, hosted by chapter leaders. Your hosts will lead discussions and moderate the chat during the debate, which will be followed by a post-debate discussion.

    The debate will not be simulcast over Zoom. There are multiple channels for viewing the debate and avoids any technical disappointments. You can watch on CNN or CBC, and CNN.com. It will also be streamed on C-SPANYouTube, NY Times, and other sites.

    Throughout the debate, you’ll have the opportunity to express your opinions to candidate statements through polling and “chat” with fellow chapter members.

    SPACE IS LIMITED!  You must RSVP for Zoom access details. Only choose "1" or more if you are bringing a guest, otherwise, leave the number at "0".