The Equal Rights Amendment resolution passed unanimously in Tokyo where we committed to do whatever we can to help get the ERA ratified. See the resolution here.
Watch the video "Legalize Equality." This 30-minute video gives an excellent overview of the Equal Rights Amendment and why it is critical to be ratified.
You can watch the video until 31 December 2019.
To receive the streaming link and password, click RSVP and you will receive an email with the information in it.
Feel free to share the link and password to DA members that want to view it. However, please do NOT post the link and password on the internet in any way. Only Democrats Abroad has access for this private screening and we need to honor this special access given by Equal Means Equal and Heroica Films.
Additional References to learn more about ERA:
OUR FIRST 2019 DEMOCRATS ABROAD CANADA, LONDON & AREA CHAPTER DEBATE WATCH (2 days)!
JOE KOOL'S RESTAURANT
6:30-11:00 PM (DEBATE STARTS AT 9:00 PM ON MSNBC)
Two nights, four hours, and an unprecedented number of 20 candidates (4 did not meet the criteria)!!!
Join us June 26 and June 27 for two evenings of socializing, political discussion and debate watching!!! Gather with fellow Democrats from across SW Ontario, London & Area, as we finally get to hear from ALL of the candidates onstage for the first time in this election cycle.
Joe Kool's - “debate watch central” since 2007!
595 Richmond Street, London, ON
Party Room - lower level
Doors open at 6:30 PM / 9:00 PM debates begin - until 11:00 PM
From 6:30-9, order up some delicious grub, hoist your favorite libation, and join in lively discussion on topics of political interest. A perfect warm-up for the main event. In case you haven’t been watching the news, here’s what these first debates will look like…
The first group - for Wednesday, June 26:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey
Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas
Former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii
Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
The second group - for Thursday, June 27:
Former Vice President Joe Biden
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont
Sen. Kamala Harris of California
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York
Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado
Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana
Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado
Rep. Eric Swalwell of California
Author Marianne Williamson
Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
The lineups were randomly decided in a process engineered by the Democratic National Committee, to avoid clustering the top-tier candidates in a single night.
NBC News' Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Telemundo's José Diaz-Balart will moderate the debate.
To assist us with space planning, we would appreciate you taking a moment to indicate your plans to attend. Please RSVP by replying to this email with a simple “YES! I’ll be there on [insert date]. You can put it right in the Subject line, or in the first line of your email. Either is fine!
Nah, there is no dress code - JUST KIDDING! But… do you already have a favorite Democratic Primary candidate? Do you have a t-shirt or hat that illustrates the issues that are near and dear to your heart? Do you have 2016 campaign togs? NOW is the time to WEAR YOUR CAMPAIGN FLAIR!
Feel free to bring along a guest - we also know plenty of locals who are politically-curious and very concerned about how events in the US are affecting Canadians and shaping politics here.
This event is run by volunteers. If you are financially able, we would greatly appreciate a donation to Democrats Abroad at the event - a minimum $5 donation would be wonderful!
Don’t forget… you will have to REGISTER IN JANUARY to get your ballot in 2020! See www.votefromabroad.org! You MUST send in the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to request my ballot every calendar year. Under Federal law – even if you’re already registered to vote – states are only required to send your ballots if you have submitted an FPCA during that calendar year. Some states send ballots without an annual FPCA, but others are very strict, and conditions can change unexpectedly. You don’t want to find out too late that you’ve missed your chance to vote!
Please bring your IDEAS, and we will be delighted to add them to our list! And if YOU are interested in serving on our first official Board of Directors, we are still looking for volunteers!
We look forward to seeing you this week!
Gena Brumitt, Chair
Democrats Abroad Canada, London & Area chapter
DPCA Voting Representative
Please join us for the Chapter AGM and Elections of Democrats Abroad in the National Capital Region [Ottawa/Gatineau]. We need YOU to consider becoming part of our Chapter Executive Committee to WIN in 2020. Join us to elect new Chapter leadership to guide us to a Democratic Presidential election victory!
RSVP below for the Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Canada - National Capital Region Chapter to be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:30PM EST. Following the AGM, all those present are welcome to join us to watch NIGHT ONE of the first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential election.
To run or nominate a fellow Democrats of the National Capital Region [Ottawa/Gatineau] click here to complete the form for nominations. If you want to see change, now is the time to act. We need your support and involvement! You can help by getting involved with the Board, working from home by encouraging people to vote or at events such as our primary debates viewings.
The deadline for submitting a nomination online is 11:59PM EST June 19, 2019. Nominations from the floor will be accepted for candidates to stand for election in-person at our Chapter AGM and Elections.
Voting will take place in person at the AGM, or via online ballot, which will be sent in a general mailing to all DA Canada - NCR Chapter Members who have an email address on file. Click here to read about job descriptions for Chapter Board Officers.
Lissette Wright, NEC Chair
Larry Rousseau, NEC Teller of Elections
National Capital Region Chapter of Democrats Abroad Canada
Nominations & Elections Committee
Please mark you calendars for June 26 and 27th when we will be watching the debatesbetween 20 democratic candidates at Café 36. We are also taking the occasion of the 26th to hold our Annual General Assembly starting at 7:30pm, just before the first debate. This will be a quick meeting to talk about the Global Meeting the Vice Chair, Gerald McElroy, and I just attended in DC and the plans to get ready for 2020. All members are welcome! During this meeting we will also electing for ALL executive committee members (Chair, Executive Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and two Members-at-Large) and encourage all members to consider running for an office to be part of this historic 2020 election in an active leadership role!
We are now accepting nominations for all positions using this google form: https://forms.gle/58J97StvdVDGuB3P8. The nominations for the ballot will close June 10th but nominations will also be accepted during the meeting on June 26th.
All members are eligible to nominate themselves or another member. If you are nominated by someone else, you will be asked if you accept the nomination. To learn more about the responsibilities of each position, please click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w7DT4Ox1ayWqp_FtkcKqOjGzjDhScX55zZObF96WGRI/edit?usp=sharing
If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you can provide your proxy to another member who will be in attendance (each member can only hold up to 2 proxy votes). More information about proxies will be provided closer to the election.
Please come – learn more about Democrats Abroad - and meet some awesome people and enjoy the debates as we officially kick off the 2020 election season!
Hope to see you there!
FIRST NIGHT IS FULL! RSVP for JULY NOW!
Sponsored by San Miguel Playhouse and Democrats Abroad San Miguel!
Please RSVP for each night you would like to attend. This is for the first night, Wednesday, June 26th.
Let's all get together to watch the first televised Democratic debate at the San Miguel Playhouse, to be held over 2 nights on June 26th & 27th. Each night will feature up to 10 candidates, randomly chosen from the qualifying field. The debate is being hosted by NBC News and Telemundo from Miami, Florida. Post debate, we will have a ballot box for members to vote for their top two favorites.
Admission is free - all are welcome! There will be a cash bar available and snacks for purchase. We do kindly request that people please RSVP as seating is limited.
Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the debate will begin at 8:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Join us at Club Exotica on the Ajijic Plaza for our festive party to hear the presidential candidates speak in Miami!
Our 50p cover will include a tequila shot, free beer or soft drink, and botanas. Arrive early for good seats and happy hour.
Cheer for your favorite candidates!
Join DA CDMX for the FIRST Primary Democratic Debate and sign making for the LGBTQ Pride March.Please RSVP for each night you would like to attend. This is for the first night, Wednesday, June 26th.Admission is free and refreshments will be provided! Event is free but donations are welcome to help defray costs. We do kindly request that people please RSVP with your name and email address in order to get the email invite with the address of the location.
Let's all get together to watch the first televised Democratic debate, to be held over 2 nights on June 26th & 27th. Each night will feature up to 10 candidates, randomly chosen from the qualifying field. The debate is being hosted by NBC News and Telemundo from Miami, Florida.
Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the debate will begin at 8:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Join DA Toronto at the Peacock Public House to watch the Democratic primary candidates debate. It's a full field right now, so the debates are scheduled for two nights, June 26 and 27th. We'll be there to watch both nights, and we hope you can join us.
We will arrive at 8 pm, and the debates will get going at 9 pm. The Peacock is located on College Street, just west of Manning Ave. You can get there by the College St. streetcar.
We hope you'll be there to kick of this exciting election season!
Winter is here, so let's cozy up together for some Primary debate watching! Join us for our next DAPE event on Wednesday, June 26th at The Corner Bar in Miraflores to kick-off our series of debate watch parties. Bring a friend and get to know new and returning DAPE members.