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DA Toronto (DATO) is a chapter of DA Canada, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Canada.

We help US citizens vote in US elections through voter registration and keeping people informed on key issues. We also have lots of opportunities to volunteer with our Get Out the Vote efforts!

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.

Past Toronto events include Women's Marches, Tax Seminars, Fourth of July parties, Thanksgiving dinners, Election and Debate Watch parties, voter registration events and pub meet-ups.  We are active in-person and online as much as possible.  Please check our Events page and News page for more information.

We also post voter and event information as well as current political news on social media. Please follow us on Instagram and our Facebook page and share!

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad Toronto, please contact us.

Democratically yours,

Dianna English, Chapter Chair
Democrats Abroad - Toronto

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DA Toronto Leadership:

Dianna English
| Toronto Chapter Chair | Canada Communications Officer
Tim Ellis
| Toronto Chapter Co-Vice-Chair
Danielle Stampley
| Toronto Chapter Co-Vice Chair | DPCA Voting Rep
Colleen Mahaffie
| Toronto Chapter Secretary
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  • News

    Protect the Right to Abortion - How You Can Help

    Many of us are still reeling from this week's Supreme Court document previewing a June decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade, but we've moved forward quickly to take action. Democrats Abroad is rallying globally, with the gender inclusive Global Women’s Caucus and our International Chair Candice Kerestan leading the way. 

    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced he will be calling for a new vote on the Women's Health Protection Act on Wednesday, May 11. We need to contact our Senators now to demand they vote YES and protect the right to an abortion!

    We learned in 2016 that elections have far reaching consequences. Let's share that sense of urgency about the midterms.  Women of every age and throughout history have been impacted by the laws that restrict their participation in society and limit their bodily autonomy. This is the year to be bold and challenge those in charge from members of Congress to the Supreme Court. 

    Engaging and enlisting the help of the 500,000 Americans living in Canada who can vote is key.  FVAP estimated that only 4.6% of U.S. voters in Canada returned their ballots in the 2018 midterms. This leaves a huge opportunity for U.S. voters in Canada to protect reproductive rights and all the other essential rights that will now be vulnerable. We must protect our democracy.

    We Need Everyone's Help: 

    • Contact your Senator TODAY! We need to codify access to abortion into law. Contact your Senators TODAY and tell them we need to pass the Women's Health Protection Act when they vote on May 11. Click here for simple instructions to help you email your Senator.  
    • Join the Women’s Caucus! We aren’t stopping. We’ll keep fighting. Sign up for the Women’s Caucus to get more frequent updates on how you can help. Everyone of all genders welcome, click here to join us.
    • Request and Return your Midterms Ballot NOW! Go to Votefromabroad.org today to make sure you vote in the 2022 midterms.
    • Help a Friend Vote! Do you know other Americans living in Canada? Do they know how to vote? Send them to Votefromabroad.org to answer any questions and get them registered!
    • Share Resources on Social! Save or screenshot this tile with action steps everyone can take and help us get the word out to your network on social media!

    In 2017, Mitch McConnell uttered his three only memorable words while trying to stop Elizabeth Warren from speaking: "Nevertheless She Persisted." They became a rallying cry for all of us! This week, she challenged us all again to keep fighting with her. "I am angry, upset, determined."  Oh, and she's not giving up: "Not Ever!"

    In Sisterhood,

    Democrats Abroad Canada - Women's Caucus Leadership

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    Call for DA Canada Board Candidates!

    The Democrats Abroad Canada Board is looking for you! 

    The DA Canada Nominations & Elections Committee (NEC) is seeking nominations for officers to serve for a 2022-2023 term:

    • Country Chair/DPCA Voting Representative
    • Executive Vice Chair/DPCA Voting Representative
    • Two (2) Vice Chairs/DPCA Voting Representatives
    • Programs and Events Manager/DPCA Voting Representative
    • Two (2) Alternate Voting Representatives 

    Learn more about these positions at this link. Get the details of how to self-nominate or nominate someone else here. You can also get more information on March 10 by RSVPing for our info session at this link.

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Toronto Pride in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Volunteer for Toronto Pride - Day 2

    This year marks Democrats Abroad Canada's 25th year at Pride Toronto! If you are interested in taking part in the most fun event of the summer with us, please save the date and complete a volunteer form.

    What: Toronto Pride Parade and Street Fair 

    When:  

    • Street Fair: June 25 (12pm - 8pm) and June 26 (12pm - 8pm)
    • Parade: June 26 (exact marching time to be communicated closer to the event)

    Where: Yonge Street and Church/Wellesley Village, Toronto. Exact meeting details will be communicated to you closer to the event.

    Why: To celebrate and honor our LGBTQ+ community, engage with the community, and get out the vote!

    What to expect: 

    • Street Fair: We will have two side-by-side booths at the weekend-long street festival from June 25-26. We are looking for volunteers to sit at the booth, greet festival goers, share information about DA, register Americans to vote, and have some fun! To participate in the booth, you can sign up for whatever time commitment you are able to throughout the weekend.
    • Parade: We will have a group marching in the parade on Sunday. This will be a fun opportunity to march with fellow DA members down the fun and vibrant section of Yonge Street on parade day. This will be an exciting event to participate in-- it will also involve a longer time on your feet and we will not be having a float or vehicle with our marching group. 

    If you want to celebrate and volunteer at Pride with us this year, complete the volunteer form HERE.

    We will be in touch with further instructions and information!