Call for Board of Director Nominations: Democrats Abroad Toronto

Volunteer for a role that could help shape America. Deadline for nominations: January 22

Info Session on January 17th, 1:30 pm - info & RSVP here

Term: starting March 8, 2021 for two years, ending approximately March 2023. 

Eligibility: All currently registered members of  Democrats Abroad Canada who are members of the Toronto Chapter are eligible unless prohibited (i.e., term limits) per the Democrats Abroad Canada by laws.  Current members of Democrats Abroad Canada who live in one of the regions of Durham, Peel, and York are eligible for the regional position in which they live.  

Nomination Deadline:  January 22, 2021

Nomination Process: Self-nomination forms must be submitted with a candidate statement via the Nominations Google Form link: https://forms.gle/rjaUF1wgdK4m4z346   

Please contact the Nominations and Elections Committee if you require accommodation in submitting a nomination form, [email protected]

Board Meetings: Meetings occur monthly and can be attended either in person (when feasible) or remotely.

Positions: The following 13 positions are up for election:

Chapter Chair 

The Chapter Chair shall be the legal representative of Democrats Abroad Toronto as the chief executive of the chapter.  The Chapter Chair 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 Democrats Abroad 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 the chapter, and shall be a voting member of all standing and ad hoc committees. The Chapter Chair is a voting member of the Board of Democrats Abroad Canada and shall attend their monthly meetings. 

Co-Vice Chair (2)

In the absence of the Chapter Chair, either of the Co-Vice Chairs shall call and preside at meetings of members and of the Board. The Co-Vice Chairs shall have such duties as chairing one or more standing or ad hoc committees. The Co-Vice Chairs shall attend all Board meetings and work with the Chapter Chair to ensure that all responsibilities approved by and on behalf of the chapter are supervised and executed appropriately. In accordance with Democrats Abroad rules about gender representation, one of the Co-Vice Chairs shall be a different gender from the Chapter Chair. The Co-Vice Chairs are voting members of the Board of Democrats Abroad Canada and shall attend their monthly meetings. 

Treasurer

The Treasurer shall manage the finances of the chapter, 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 applicable to political parties and contributions to them).  All such records shall be open for inspection by members. The Treasurer shall attend all Board meetings and prepare and present to the Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Toronto a Statement of Income and Expenses and a Balance Sheet.

Secretary

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

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

Members-at-Large bring special gifts and talents to the chapter. Members-at-Large should attend all Board meetings and stay informed through general emails from Democrats Abroad.  Members-at-Large will work to engage area members by organizing events, such as tax seminars, debate watches, voting centers, phone banking events, pub nights, round tables, movie nights, and speaker nights. Members-at-Large should include a diversity of individuals with various skill sets, such as database and technology proficiency, writing articles for the website, and writing or sending emails.

Member-at-Large Durham Region

The Member-at-Large Durham Region should attend all Board meetings and work to engage Durham area members by hosting events such as tax seminars, debate watches, voting centers, phone banking events, pub nights, round tables, movie nights, and speaker nights.

Member-at-Large Peel Region

The Member-at-Large Peel Region should attend all Board meetings and work to engage Peel area members by hosting events such as tax seminars, debate watches, voting centers, phone banking events, pub nights, round tables, movie nights, and speaker nights.

Member-at-Large York Region

The Member-at-Large York Region should attend all Board meetings and work to engage York area members by hosting events such as tax seminars, debate watches, voting centers, phone banking events, pub nights, round tables, movie nights, and speaker nights.

Nominations and Elections Committee Equity Statement

Democrats Abroad Toronto’s Nominations and Elections Committee will actively work to recognize, develop and promote initiatives that build equity, diversity, and inclusion in the election process, including, but not limited to, removing barriers of race, sex, gender, age, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, neurodiversity, and socioeconomic status. These efforts will prioritize actions to ensure that all members are treated in a fair and ethical manner and are supported in their paths to success.  For more information, please contact the committee at [email protected] 

“Democrats are the party of inclusion. We know that diversity is not our problem—it is our promise. As Democrats, we respect differences of perspective and belief, and pledge to work together to move this country forward, even when we disagree ... we do not merely seek common ground—we strive to reach higher ground.”  - DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM