Democrats Abroad Toronto is bringing together DA members who moved to Canada during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The meeting will be an opportunity to talk about developing a people’s history of that era.
Many Democrats Abroad members first came Canada in the late 1960s or early 1970s. At that time, Americans’ moves to Canada were often motivated by a need to resist participation in the Vietnam War. Many Americans who came to Canada put down roots in the country and became permanent residents. At the same time, they remained loyal to their identities as Americans and never lost their hope that the U.S. would fully realize the belief of its founders that “all men are created equal.”
Half a century after the eruption of the Vietnam War as major conflict, members of Democrats Abroad want to talk about ways to gather some of the stories of those who came to Canada during that period. We want to do the gathering in a way that reveals events and motives, but at the same time protects the privacy of the story tellers. Several ways of sharing are being considered-posting written stories and interviews , creating videos, and sharing stories in person.
There are two purposes for this initiative: to develop a record of our personal and political lives, and to discover the contemporary relevance of resistance to the Vietnam War and other wars.
Democrats Abroad Toronto members will be contacted via email about plans for a meeting of members and other ways to participate in the project. The agenda and time of the meeting will be decided by he members who respond to the email.
If you would like to participate in this history making, please contact Virginia Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
This January we need everyone to join the effort! We need you to go here and request your ballot. AND we need you to help the Toronto Chapter reach out to our thousands of members who haven’t heard from for us in a while. We need to update their updated information to send them voting information! Our goal is to do this January 31st!
This event has passed, but phoning Democrats will be happening all year long!
What: Phoning Democrats in Toronto and CanadaWhen: Sunday, January 14 - 10 am - 1 pm
Where: Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street,
Suite 314 the Office of Inspirit Foundation
We had coffee, tea and light snacks, brought our laptops and even got occupy an office or two for easy phoning.
Danielle Stampley was there to walk us through the steps. Brooke Scott organized the event and Kate Leuschen Millar arranged for the space. What a great teamwork. Here are some pictures of the days heroes.
You can phone from your from the comfort of your own place!
If you are new to phonebanking or just need a refresher, you can find sign-up instructions and training materials on our website at: www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking Join the campaign for DACA Membership.
Phone campaigns, run from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and Democrats Abroad strictly uses CallHub program to make calls.
If you are already a phonebanking volunteer, just go to https://callhub.io to login to your CallHub account and join the campaign for DACA Membership. You can check out the script here: Script DACA Membership Verification
Brooke Scott, email@example.com
Volunteer Co-ordinator, Toronto Chapter
RSVP here - Event has passed!
On Sunday, February 18, 2018, members of Democrats Abroad Toronto will gather in the courtyard outside the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (across from the U.S. Consulate) for a vigil in solidarity with the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We will read the victims' names, share their stories and commit to taking action to implement gun control and voting for candidates that share our values in 2018.
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