Kitchener-Waterloo

WELCOME TO DEMOCRATS ABROAD K-W CHAPTER!

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Democrats Abroad K-W has a significant membership base that includes Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Elmira, Elora and surrounding towns. The Chapter’s mission is to ensure its members are informed about voting, Chapter and country events, and to foster opportunities to volunteer and engage with the Chapter directly and with Democrats Abroad Canada.  The Chapter offers various activities for its members including social gatherings, educational seminars and political events.

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.

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 K-W, please get in touch with us!

Democratically yours,

Tim Flannery, Chapter Chair
DemsAbroad - Kitchener/Waterloo

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DA Kitchener-Waterloo Leadership:

Chris Bonza
| Chapter Treasurer
Kathleen Sheehy
| Chapter Member-at-Large
Peter Tesche
| Chapter Membership Secretary
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  • News

    Live stream the first Trump-Biden debate from the rest of the world

    While the first Trump-Biden debate will likely be shown on TV in the UK, Canada, Australia and the rest of the world, watching C-Span’s live stream of the debate on YouTube will probably be the easiest way to watch it. C-Span will show the first presidential debate on YouTube beginning at 9pm ET (6pm PT, 2am BST, 11am AEST) on Tuesday, September 29.

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    KW Chapter Sets New High for Member Engagement

    Democrats Abroad Canada has achieved 71.6%-member engagement - - meaning they have either requested a ballot, used votefromabroad.org, used an FWAB (backup ballot), received, or voted a ballot as of yesterday, September 27th.

    We are even more pleased to report that we have an 87.7% for our chapter!!

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 08:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Online via the Zoom platform in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada

    CANADA & CHAPTERS PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WATCH PARTY

    LET’S WATCH TOGETHER!!

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

    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.

    RSVP here for Zoom access details