Welcome to Democrats Abroad Vancouver!

DA Vancouver 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 Vancouver, please contact us.

DA Vancouver Leadership:

Susan Brennan
| Chapter Chair / DPCA Voting Rep, DACA Membership Secretary
Robert J Petrusa
| Chapter Vice-Chair
Pat Fournier
| Chapter Treasurer
David Hoyt
| Secretary (Acting)
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    Democrats Abroad 2017 Non-Resident US Taxpayer Research Project

    We invite Americans living outside the US to submit their experiences of being a US taxpayer filing from abroad.

    Democrats Abroad has invested a great deal of time making Congress aware of the issues we as non-resident taxpayers face filing from abroad - the complexity of the forms; the cost of preparing reports and filings (even when no taxes are owed); the stress of preparing accurate filings to declare overseas income and accounts given the penalties for filing errors; the tax code provisions that result in the double or punitive taxation of foreign source income; etc.

    We will use the submissions to this survey to provide further data and testimony of our experiences to help us advocate for important reforms to the US tax code.

    Thank you for taking the time to prepare your submission and for your support for Democrats Abroad's tax advocacy work. 

    Click here to submit your experience

    If you'd like to join our campaign to fight for RBT, visit And if you are not a member of DA, please consider joining at

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    Democrats Abroad Vancouver AGM Election Results

    The Vancouver NEC is pleased to announce the results of the election held on May 6, 2017 at the Vancouver AGM. We apologize for the delay. Thank you to everyone who stood for election, and congratulations to the following:

    Chair: Susan Brennan

    Vice-Chair: Robert J. Petrusa

    Treasurer: Pat Fournier

    Chapter Secretary: Lissa Robertson

    Communications Secretary: Julie Boton

    Development & Community Outreach: David Mivasair

    Policy Secretary: Tara Ryan

    Full election results can be viewed at this link.

    Draft AGM Minutes can be viewed at this link.

    Questions, or challenges (due by June 5th), should be directed to 

    Democratically Yours,

    DA Vancouver Nominations & Elections Committee

    Michael Meneer
    Seth Lauer
    Kate Ellison

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