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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Toronto!

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

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

DA Toronto Leadership:

Julia Buchanan
| Canada IT Manager / Toronto Chapter Chair / DPCA Voting Rep
Nathan Lujan
| Chapter Co Vice-Chair
Danielle Stampley
| Canada Legal Counsel / Toronto Co Vice-Chair / DPCA Voting Rep
Sue Alksnis
| Progressive Caucus Global Co-Chair /DPCA Voting Member/Canada Member-at-Large / Toronto Member-at-Large Peel Region
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    Nomination Deadline Jan 31, 2019 - Volunteer for the election that will save America

    Use this link http://da.formstack.com/forms/2019agm to self-nominate for a position on the board, or contact the Nominations and Elections Committee with any questions at all about running (volunteering) Email nec-toronto@democratsabroad.ca

    Chapter Chair

    The Chapter Chair shall be the legal representative of DA Canada-Toronto and the Chief Executive Officer of the organization and shall preside at all General Meetings and all meetings of the Board. The Chapter Chair shall have responsibility for the day-to-day activities of DA Canada-Toronto and for execution of all activities approved and undertaken by the Board. The Chapter Chair may appoint such ad hoc committees as necessary for the execution of the activities of DA Canada-Toronto. The Chapter Chair shall be a voting member of all Standing Committees and ad hoc committees. The Chapter Chair shall be a member of and attend meetings of Democrats Abroad Canada.

    Co-Vice-Chair

    In the absence of the Chapter Chair, either of the Co-Vice Chairs shall call and preside at meetings of members and of the Executive Committee. The Co-Vice Chairs shall have such other duties as chairing one or more committees. The Co-Vice Chairs shall work with the Chair to ensure all responsibilities approved by and on behalf of the organization are supervised and executed appropriately. One of the Co-Vice Chairs elected shall be a member who is of different gender to the Chair.

    Treasurer

    The Treasurer shall manage the finances of the organization, maintain its financial reports to members and make and maintain such financial reports as may be required by law (including without limitation the laws and regulations of the United States and the several States applicable to political parties and contributions to them). All such records shall be open for inspection by members. The Treasurer shall prepare and present to the Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Canada-Toronto a Statement of Income and Expenses and a Balance Sheet.

    Secretary

    The Secretary shall attend and produce minutes for all Board and Executive Committee meetings. The Secretary shall maintain all files and administrative records of the organization. All of such records shall be open for inspection by members. Minutes of all meetings shall be sent to the Executive Committee once approved by the Chapter Chair and/or either Co-Vice Chair. The Secretary shall schedule and coordinate participation for all Board meetings.

    Member-at-Large (8 positions including 3 regional)

    Members-at-Large bring to the organization special gifts and talents. Members-at-large should expect to spend time receiving and keeping informed by multiple emails from our list serve. You will work to engage area members by organizing events, such as Tax Seminars, Debate Watches in 2019 and 2020, Global Primary Voting Centers in early 2020, participate in phone banking events in 2020, pub nights, round circles, movie nights and speaker nights. We also need special skills with Nation Builder and folks to devote time to database work: phoning members whose emails bounce, contacting new members when they join, and contacting members whose memberships are expiring. Other responsibilities may include: posting events on our website, writing articles for our website, writing and or sending emails.

    Member-at-Large Durham Region

    Member-at-Large Durham Region works to engage area members by hosting events, such as Tax Seminars, Debate Watches in 2019 and 2020, a Global Primary Voting Center in early 2020, phone banking events in 2020, pub nights, round circles, movie nights and speaker nights.

    Member-at-Large Peel Region

    Member-at-Large Durham Region works to engage area members by hosting events, such as Tax Seminars, Debate Watches in 2019 and 2020, a Global Primary Voting Center in early 2020, phone banking events in 2020, pub nights, round circles, movie nights and speaker nights.

    Member-at-Large York Region

    Member-at-Large Durham Region works to engage area members by hosting events, such as Tax Seminars, Debate Watches in 2019 and 2020, a Global Primary Voting Center in early 2020, phone banking events in 2020, pub nights, round circles, movie nights and speaker nights.
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    Save the Date! Women's Caucus Event-'She the People' at Second City

    SHE THE PEOPLE: GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO SISTERS DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES
    When: Sunday, March 10, 2019
    Time and Payment details coming the week of Jan 18th! Stay Tuned!

    March 8th is International Women's Day. This day became a global organizing day for women and workers in America when young women in the New York garment workers district began the tradition of marching on this day. It has always been a day when union workers around world march and women globally have joined in celebrating this day and demanding gender equity. This seemed like a perfect weekend for the Democrats Abroad Women's Caucus to launch our 2019 activities.

    So we're starting the new year together at Second City! We have so much ahead, but we won't accomplish our hard work without solidarity and laughter. That's why we chose "SHE THE PEOPLE" at Second City is the perfect event for us begin 2019. The women in the cast the show are "fearlessly funny" and DA women are just as fearless and we all like to laugh! Toronto Co-Vice Chair Danielle Stampley, says this show is "Hilarious!" The critics agree with her:
    *"This is an essential show." - NOW Toronto
    *"Not only are The Second City women capable of writing, directing, acting, singing, dancing, and putting a show together with male input, but they are equally capable of making the audience shrieked with laughter while making cutting political statements." - Melania Motta, women's Post
    *"If the future is female, then 'She the People' is a welcome introduction to the new world. Whether you're female, male, transgender or whatever, go and laugh and have a good time." - Jeff Cottrill, Digital Journal
    *Broadway World - "Incredibly witty-often subversive-and constantly hilarious"


    The Future is here and it's Female! She The People! 

    Democrats Abroad Women's Caucus Toronto & Canada
    Karin Lippert, Co-Chair WCToronto & Brooke Scott, Chair WCCanada


    See you at Second City!
    Karin and Brooke


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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Second City in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Women's Caucus - Toronto Canada - Event! Mar 10 - She the People

    Join Us to Celebrate International Women's Day in solidarity, sisterhood and laughter! We're going to Second City to see the all female cast in: 

    'SHE THE PEOPLE, Girlfriends' Guide To Sisters Doing It For Themselves'

    The Show: "The Future is here and it's female...This mimosa-and -madness fueled foray roasts the patriarchy, taking on everything from having it all...to having that sick feeling your government is trying to send you back to the Middle Ages. It's time for women
    to shout - comedy is weapon and we're here to slay!" 

    Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019
    Payment reserves your seat(s)! Click here to purchase tickets.
    Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *Please arrive by 4:00 p.m. so we can be seated as a Group! We purchased at group ticket price and added a small transaction fee. This is not a fundraiser. 
    Place: Second City Toronto, 51 Mercer St., Toronto, ON M5V 9G9, 416-343-0011  
    Price: $29.25 each - Make payment here with paypal, credit card or by email money transfer!
    *Additional information - Democrats Abroad Toronto Facebook page: Facebook Event 

    RSVP today! 
    See you at Second City! 
    Karin Lippert, Co-Chair WC Co-Chair Toronto
    Brooke Scott, Chair, Canada 
    Monday, March 18, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Tax Seminar in Mississauga – 6:30-8:30 pm

    Tax Seminar in Mississauga 

    Easy access from Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, Etobicoke.  

    Join Democrats Abroad for a presentation: U.S. Citizens in Canada: Cross-Border Tax Issues

    Presented by: Taylor Leibow LLP, Accountants and Advisors

    Topics include:

    1. Do I need to file a US tax Return?

    2. What’s new for 2018 tax filings

    3. The new Form 1040 and related schedules

    4. International Tax Changes including GILTI and transition tax

    5. US Foreign Reporting Forms

    6. Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures

    7. US citizens living in Canada, what you need to know, including: TFSA/RESP, Tax on death/gift tax, Mutual funds, Principal residence, FATCA update

    Light refreshments provided.

    Hosted by DA Canada Board member and Progressive Caucus global Co Chair Sue Alksnis and DNC member Ken Sherman.

    Donations of $15 would be gratefully accepted on the day of the event.