Winnipeg

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DA Winnipeg 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.

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!

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

Democratically yours,
Ben Miller, Chapter Chair 
Democrats Abroad - Winnipeg

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DA Winnipeg Leadership:

Ben Miller
| Winnipeg Chapter Chair
Martha Jo Willard
| Winnipeg Chapter Vice Chair
Martin Strauss
| Winnipeg Chapter Member-at-Large
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  • News

    Winnipeg Chapter - Notice of Annual General Meeting + Candidate statements

    DemsAbroad Winnipeg

    NOTICE OF 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
    SATURDAY, May 1, 2021
    1:00 PM CT on WebEx

    The Board of Democrats Abroad Canada – Winnipeg
    invites you to attend your Annual General Meeting

    The Winnipeg Chapter is in the stage of reformation, and the AGM is an opportunity for members from across Manitoba to come together to discuss plans for chapter sustainability, and for a report on the activities of Manitoba members for the 2020 election.

    During the AGM, elections for the chapter leadership for the 2021-23 term will take place.

    A Call for Nominations was distributed to the members on Mar. 14th and you can access Candidate Statements by clicking here.

    Some offices did not receive nominations, which will be open for nominations from the floor during the AGM. We’re hopeful there are a few people in the chapter who are interested in working with fellow Americans to engage the Manitoba members and prepare for the mid-term elections. Leaders can be anywhere in Manitoba. You are not expected to know the inner-workings of DemsAbroad to be a chapter leader, and you’ll have the support of other chapters, and DemsAbroad Canada. Only members present in the AGM will be able to vote for any nominations from the floor. Ballots will be distributed on April 10th. If you are interested in an office without a declared candidate please send an email to the Nominations & Elections Committee prior to May 1st.

    Democratically yours,

    DemsAbroad Canada - Winnipeg
    Nominations & Elections Committee

    Ed Ungar, Chair
    Julie Buchanan
    Steve Nardi, Teller of Elections

    CLICK HERE TO RSVP FOR THE AGM

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    Call for nominations ~ Help create a community by becoming a leader in the Winnipeg Chapter!

    The attack on the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6th reminded us that democracy is fragile and our work to protect and strengthen it is more important than ever, and we invite you to share in shaping the future of America. 

    An important next step for the Winnipeg Chapter is to
    elect our Board for the 2021-2023 term.

    We are very grateful to Ben Miller for his leadership and efforts in 2020, motivating members of the Winnipeg Chapter to engage in several of Canada’s get out the vote initiatives, with the support of DR. MJ Willard. They were able to engage with many members to assist in delivering a record voter turnout from Americans living in Canada.

    But DemsAbroad Canada is at a decision point of whether or not the Winnipeg chapter, which has several hundred members, can continue to be an ongoing entity…we need your help!

    You may serve a leadership role from anywhere in the chapter, which is much larger than its name implies. Whether you live in Winnipeg, Brandon, Flin Flon, or anywhere in Manitoba, there’s a spot for you. As the Nominations and Elections Committee, we invite you to learn about the Board positions, and to consider a nomination.

    You do not need to know the ins and outs of Democrats Abroad to be in chapter leadership. We’re a 100% volunteer organization - everyone in elected office at the chapter and national levels is continuously learning new things about the organization. Plus you’ll have support from the Canada country committee and thirteen other chapters so you’re not operating on your own.

    Eligibility: American citizens residing in Canada, legal voting age, a member in good standing of the Democrats Abroad Canada – Winnipeg chapter, and willing and able to handle the duties while adhering to the principles of the Democratic Party of the United States.

    Terms are two (2) years. As a Board member you will be expected to actively participate in the management of the Chapter, including attendance at monthly board meetings, either in-person or virtually.

    Please refer to the Democrats Abroad Canada Bylaws for more details.

    Here are actions you can take:

      • The deadline for submitting a nomination is 11:59 PM ET Monday, March 29, 2021.

      • Nominate yourself, or a fellow Democrats Abroad - Winnipeg member, with their permission, by completing the Nomination form at this link.
        • Include a Candidate Statement of 300 words or less. Tell us about your reasons for running and any applicable experience within Democrats Abroad or elsewhere. Include social media handles.
        • Alternatively, you may send a written Candidate Nomination through postal mail. You must include
          • Your name, email address & phone number
          • Name & contact details of the member being nominated, and the office being nominated for. Consent must be received by the member if nominating someone other than yourself.
          • Candidate Statement
          • Send to          DemsAbroad Winnipeg Nominations
                                  c/o S Nardi
                                  1153 Mirada Pl
                                  Mississauga, ON L5H 3B6
          • Nomination forms mailed must be received by 11:59 PM ET Monday, Mar. 29, 2021.

    Look for important updates in the future. The AGM Notice and Candidate Statements will be published Apr. 1st and the ballot will be distributed on Apr. 10th.

    Email the Nominating and Elections Committee with any questions!

    Democracy needs our time, talents, and votes! 

    Thank you!

    The Nominations and Election Committee
    Democrats Abroad Canada – Winnipeg Chapter

    Ed Ungar, Chair
    Julie Buchanan
    Steve Nardi, Teller of Elections

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 01:00 PM Time · 10 rsvps
    Online via Zoom in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Drag Story Time with Fay Slift and Fluffy Soufflé (family friendly)

     

    Fay Slift & Fluffy Soufflé

    Co-Sponsored by Democrats Abroad Canada and
    Democrats Abroad Toronto LGBTQ+ Caucus

    Bring the kids for this family-friendly event with Fay Slift and Fluffy Soufflé. This Toronto-based drag duo challenges gender stereotypes and cultivates a safe and fun space for kids and families of all identities and expressions.

    Drag stars Fay Slift + Fluffy Soufflé have been doing drag storytimes since June 2016. Based in Toronto, they have been fortunate to do so many local events at some of Toronto’s biggest cultural institutions, as well as hit the road to adventures beyond the city. Their special events focus on books, songs and include lots of laughs to show that Reading is FUN-damental! They especially want to support families with LGBTQ2S parent(s) and gender variant children, and read culturally diverse books, by providing a supportive and inclusive environment focused on fun. Everyone is welcome!

    This event will be part of the overall Democrats Abroad Global LGBTQ+ Caucus Virtual Pride 12-hour Marathon. Click here to learn more about various activities, celebrations, stories, and films being streamed across the globe for this exciting day-long event.

    RSVP BELOW FOR ZOOM DETAILS TO
    STORYTIME WITH FAY & FLUFFY

     

    Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 02:30 PM Time · 3 rsvps
    Online via Zoom in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Youth Spoken Word Performance with CANVAS Arts Action Programs

    CANVAS

    Co-Sponsored by Democrats Abroad Canada and
    Democrats Abroad Toronto LGBTQ+ Caucus

    In the past year, the world has seen how spoken word and poetry can be a powerful tool for advocacy, a way of communicating and expressing pain and joy, and an outlet for healing. 

    On January 20, 2021, the world listened as Amanda Gorman’s presented her moving inaugural poem, which moved us to reflect on our world and democracy from the eyes of a young activist. 

    Democrats Abroad Toronto is excited to partner with CANVAS Arts Action Programs (CANVAS), a Toronto-based non-profit that works to prevent gender-based and sexual violence, homophobia and transphobia for a special spoken word performance. CANVAS uses interactive, arts programs to educate on gender equity, consent, and LGBTQ2S+ inclusion in schools, summer camps, communities and workplaces. 

    Join us for this special performance, open to members and their families of all ages!

    This event will be part of the overall Democrats Abroad Global LGBTQ+ Caucus Virtual Pride 12-hour Marathon. Click here to learn more about various activities, celebrations, stories, and films being streamed across the globe for this exciting day-long event.


    RSVP BELOW FOR ZOOM DETAILS TO
    YOUTH SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCE