DA Hamilton-Burlington Leadership:
Welcome to Democrats Abroad
DA Hamilton-Burlington-Niagara 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.
Join our chapter Facebook group here to share info and opinion and keep up with our activities. If you have any questions or suggestions or would like to help Democrats Abroad reach U.S. citizens in our area, please contact us.
Chair, Democrats Abroad Hamilton-Burlington-Niagara
Dem Debate Watch -- Join Us, June 26 and 27, at the George Hamilton Restaurant, 152 King Street West
DEBATE WATCH -- JUNE 26 & 27
Everyone is invited to join Dems Abroad to watch and discuss the first debates among Democratic candidates for the Presidential nomination. The top twenty candidates will present in the debates, with ten each night. These first debates are widely expected to shape the field of candidates for the rest of campaign.
We'll gather at the George Hamilton restaurant at 152 King Street West at Bay Street in downtown Hamilton. Doors open at 8:30 pm; the debates are scheduled to begin at 9 pm. American citizens will be able to register to vote at the event both nights -- and to join Democrats Abroad if they wish. Drinks and pub food will be available at cost. The event itself is open to the public at no charge.
Today (June 12) is the final deadline for nationally recognized polls which are needed by the Dem hopefuls to qualify for inclusion in the debates. The final information on who will be included in the debates will be available tomorrow. To learn more, see https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-first-democratic-debate-deadline-is-almost-here-whos-in-and-whos-out/
For more about the venue, see www.thegeorgehamilton.com/