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
Debra Lazar
| Secretary, Montreal Chapter
Brent Jamsa
| Treasurer, Montreal Chapter
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    I am including the text of a recent email to members below in an effort to drum up enthusiasm among "the troops" to get more involved and more active in DA Montreal's efforts to get out the vote in 2020.  We have slowly been building interest in our efforts over the last few months, but look for that to ramp up in 2020.  We have the DA Presidential Global Primary in March, a DA event in Toronto in May, and of course the actual election in November.

    In order for our chapter to be successful (and that means Democratic wins in 2020) there is no doubt in my mind that  I need more of you, ALL of you, to help me.  Help in any way you can - volunteer your professional talents - graphics, marketing, entertainment, etc.  Volunteer your time at DA events (this is important for our Global Primary event).  Come to our events and talk with us about our plans for the future of our chapter.  

                                                         DA MONTREAL WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF OUR MEMBERS PARTICIPATE!

    Thank you in advance,

    Randi Weitzner


    I really want to meet more of you and get our chapter moving in the right direction. It’s all about building relationships and building momentum as we head into 2020. I know it’s cold and getting downtown can be a pain, but I have been learning that face to face contact with members is a very important way to motivate members. So, please come and join us on Wednesday.

    I can imagine most of you have been watching the impeachment hearings either in full or in bits and pieces. And yet, when I talk to people who might have a more “studied” view of these proceedings (an MSNBC contributor and a professor of political science) I hear them say things like “don’t be surprised if Trump is able to get re-elected in 2020”. Really?? Personally, I am shocked to hear this, but it also hardens my resolve to make sure we reach out to each and every American Democrat living in Montreal and ensure that they vote from abroad. That may be all we can do to effect a change and so as DA members we all have to work together to make sure we do the most effective outreach we can.

    All that said, please come to Hurley’s on Wednesday. We are having some “US Thanksgiving” treats. If you have any Thanksgiving decorations, bring them along. I so enjoy talking to members and have gotten some great ideas and help from so many of you after to talking with you at past events.

    Randi Weitzner

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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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