DA Montreal is a chapter of DA Canada, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Canada.  As detailed in the mission statement:

Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. We strive to provide Americans abroad a Democratic voice in our government and elect Democratic candidates by mobilizing the overseas vote.


  • Help Americans abroad vote in U.S. elections.
  • Protect the right to vote for Americans abroad.
  • Work with US government officials and elected representatives to advocate for issues that concern Americans abroad
  • Work with the broader Democratic Party to achieve our goals.
  • Build communities of like-minded Americans around the world.
  • Help elect Democrats in every congressional district in the U.S.

There are so many ways to participate locally in DA.  We have organized debate watches, regularly scheduled DEMS and DRINKS events where we gather in local bars to talk (and drink).  Upcoming planned events include a tax seminar and phone banking for local US elections.  On a larger scale, DA CANADA and DA GLOBAL have a long list of big and small ways for members to get involved and support the mission of DA.

As I am sure everyone knows, our eyes are on the prize - the US presidency.  And while we still have many months to go before the November 2020 vote, we can take this time to get organized and get geared up for what will literally be a fight to save the US from the chaos unleashed by the Trump presidency. 

  • We need all of our members to reach out to the executive and confirm their participation
  • We need all of our members to go out and find other American Democrats who can vote in November 2020
  • We need all of our members to step up and be a part of the solution

I have had many conversations with members here in Montreal and I can tell you that Democrats here are committed to making a difference in the November 2020 election.  Every vote counts.  No matter where you came from in the states -blue, red or purple state- YOUR VOTE COUNTS.


Randi Weitzner
Chair, Democrats Abroad Montréal

DA Montreal Leadership:

Randi Weitzner
| Chapter Chair, Montreal
Gib Primeau
| Chapter Vice Chair, Montreal
Deb Lazar
| Secretary, Montreal Chapter
Brent Jamsa
| Treasurer, Montreal Chapter
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    Our last Dems and Drinks was a lot of fun. We had a combination of new and “old” members in attendance and everyone seemed to have a good time getting to know each other and talking politics. The DA Montreal executive talked about doing another debate watch, but we decided that it might be more effective to have another DEMS AND DRINKS event which will give us the opportunity to talk WITH each other about the debate issues instead of straining to see and hear what is happening on a distant TV screen. We can also discuss the Climate Change town hall recently broadcast on CNN. So many issues to talk about.

    The details of the next Dems and Drinks are below in the EVENTS section. I would encourage all members to try and clear their schedules to join us for what I know will be an interesting evening. We can talk AND drink – doesn’t get much better than that!

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    As part of my initiative to go to where our members live, I am headed out to Sainte Adele to visit with DA members living in the Laurentians.  If you know of DA members who live near that area that might be interested, please pass this information along.  For those DA members living north, south, east or west of the downtown core who would like to consider helping me set up a meet and greet in your area, please contact me to let me know.  

    I have had meetings in the Sainte Anne de Bellevue area,Pointe Claire and Laval I know members in those areas are interested in getting involved.  Please reach out to me with your ideas for creating events in your community so that other DA members who are close by can get together.  You can always check the website for new items and event listings to see what is happening in Montreal.

    As we cross the threshold into 2020, we are going to need to ramp up our efforts to inform all Democrats in Montreal that they need to request their absentee ballot for 2020 and then remind them to send them in closer to election time.  DA Canada is also involved in many activities to promote Democratic candidates all over the US and can use our help to do phone banking.

    Get involved.  Make a difference.  The time for watching from the sidelines is long gone.  Trump is ruining the country many of us used to call home and a lot of us still do.  Let make sure that America shows him the door in November 2020  - au revoir Donald.

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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Pub Burgundy Lion in Montreal, QC, Canada

    DEMS AND DRINKS Wed Oct 16, 7PM Pub Burgundy Lion

    Join us for a discussion of the previous night's debate.