Canada's Capital Region

WELCOME TO DEMOCRATS ABROAD—CANADA'S CAPITAL REGION!

Parliament Hill Ottawa

View of the Centre Block and Peace Tower
on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

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David Schellenberg or Rachel Eugster, Chapter Co-Chairs, or +1 
877-336-2008

 

The Canada’s Capital Region chapter of Democrats Abroad Canada is the official home for U.S. Democrats living in eastern Ontario and southwestern Quebec. Our membership territory includes the communities of Ottawa, Gatineau, Chelsea, Wakefield, Petawawa, Stittsville, Lanark, Kingston, Chelsea, Bath, Kemptville, Almonte, Carleton Place, Cumberland, Cornwall, Morrisburg, and more.

 

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.

The chapter is also a peer-group resource for U.S. citizens looking for help with taxes and passports, and even social gatherings.

Volunteers are always needed to help grow our base, to reach out to find new friends, and to help get out the vote.
Please contact us if you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad’s central missions: to help American citizens register to vote, and then to ensure they do!

David Schellenberg, Chapter Co-Chair
Rachel Eugster, Chapter Co-Chair
Democrats Abroad - Canada's Capital Region

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DA Canada's Capital Region Leadership:

Lissette Wright
| Global Treasurer + Canada Treasurer | Democrats Abroad
David Schellenberg
| Canada's Capital Region Chapter Co-Chair / DPCA Voting Rep
Rachel Eugster
| Canada's Capital Region chapter Co-Chair / DPCA Voting Rep
Larry Rousseau
| Canada's Capital Region French language media spokesperson
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  • News

    Canada's Capital Region Hosts a Virtual Cocktail Party on the Third Tuesday of Every Month

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Canada's Capital Region chapter of Democrats Abroad has held a Third Tuesday virtual cocktail party. A decided silver lining to the fact that we cannot currently gather in person has been that members throughout our far-flung area have been able to participate in chapter events, some for the first time.

    We try to post an event listing for each event, and hope that you will rsvp to give us a sense of how many people may attend. Note that while we meet virtually, Parliament's address is entered into the booking system to ensure that our event shows up on the map.

    To avoid the intrusion of uninvited guests, we will email the log-in information to chapter members on the day of the event. If you don't get chapter emails, you can request this info by email. However, we recommend that you opt in to receiving mail from your local chapter, at least between now and November 3! DA has  recently added a feature that will allow you to choose what kinds of email to receive (chapter, regional. global).

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    VOTER ALERT: DROPPING OFF YOUR BALLOT AT THE U.S. EMBASSY IN OTTAWA

    Submitting your sealed ballot to the U.S. Embassy:  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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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 08:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 199 rsvps
    Online via the Zoom platform in Windsor, ON, Canada

    Canada & Chapters Presidential Debate Watch Party

    Biden + Trump Debate

     LET’S WATCH TOGETHER!!

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

     Tuesday, Sept. 29th 2020, 8:30pm EDT

     The debate is scheduled 9:00pm – 10:30pm EDT

     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.

    By pre-registering, guests will be pre-assigned to their chapter’s breakout room. Chapter leaders will host and moderate chat discussions during the debate and afterwards, guests are invited back to the main meeting room for a post-debate discussion.

    The debate will not be broadcast over Zoom. There are multiple channels for viewing the debate and avoids any technical disappointments.

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

    You must RSVP for Zoom access details

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp

    Third Tuesday Online Cocktail Party (October 2020)

    Please RSVP below to give us a sense of how many people may attend. Note that while we meet virtually, Parliament's address is entered into the booking system to ensure that our event shows up on the map.
    To avoid the intrusion of uninvited guests, we will email the log-in information to chapter members on the day of the event. If you don't get chapter emails, you can request this info by email. However, we recommend that you opt in to receiving mail from your local chapter, at least between now and November 3! DA has recently added a feature that will allow you to choose what kinds of email to receive (chapter, regional. global).