Global GOTV Chair/DA Canada Victoria Chapter Chair/ DA Canada DPCA Voting Representative

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  • published DA Edmonton - Candidate Slate 2019 in News 2019-02-21 22:34:39 -0500

    DA Edmonton - Candidate Slate 2019

    CHAPTER CHAIR -
    • Provides agenda and chairs regular Chapter Board meetings
    • Provides leadership for GOTV initiatives
    • Chairs the Chapter AGM every two years
    • Represents the Chapter at the DA Canada (DACA) monthly Board meetings
    Candidates:
    1) Hannah Brooks: I'm originally from Nashville, TN and I moved to Canada in 2015. In the US I actually didn't
    participate in politics much, that is until I lost my health insurance due to a pre-existing condition. That
    galvanized me to become active in the Democratic party. Right when I arrived in Edmonton, it became clear
    that Trump was going to win the Republican nomination. In response, I quickly decided to become active in the
    Democratic Party here in Edmonton. I helped coordinate voter outreach during the 2016 elections and have
    been the unofficial chair since 2018 midterm elections. If elected, I pledge to fulfill the duties of Chair as
    effectively as possible until my term is over in March 2021.

    VICE CHAIR -

    • Chairs Chapter Board meetings in the absence of the Chair
    • Assists in providing leadership for GOTV initiatives
    • Steps in for Chair as needed
    Candidates: None


    SECRETARY -

    • Schedules regular Chapter Board meetings
    • Takes minutes of Chapter Board meetings and distribute them to the Board
    Candidates:

    1) Diana Keto-Lambert: I am a proud native of the DC/Maryland metro area and a North Carolina voter; I moved to Canada in 2007. While I was living stateside, I was a member of College Democrats at University of Maryland, and volunteered on Chris Van Hollen’s 2002 congressional race, John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, and Martin O’Malley’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign. I joined Democrats Abroad Edmonton when I discovered them in 2008, and I helped the chapter with communications outreach for Barack Obama’s campaign. I became chapter chair from 2011 – 2014 and a member-at-large since then, helping with planning and executing meetings, GOTV efforts, and social get-togethers for our chapter. Most recently, I helped work the polls in the 2018 midterm elections when visiting North Carolina.


    TREASURER -

    • Provides Chapter financial reports at regular Board meetings and at the biannual AGM
    • Manages and maintains Chapter bank account, donations (cash and online) and Chapter expenses
    Candidates:

    1) Diana Keto-Lambert: I am a proud native of the DC/Maryland metro area and a North Carolina voter; I moved to Canada in 2007. While I was living stateside, I was a member of College Democrats at University of Maryland, and volunteered on Chris Van Hollen’s 2002 congressional race, John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, and Martin O’Malley’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign. I joined Democrats Abroad Edmonton when I discovered them in 2008, and I helped the chapter with communications outreach for Barack Obama’s campaign. I became chapter chair from 2011 – 2014 and a member-at-large since then, helping with planning and executing meetings, GOTV efforts, and social get-togethers for our chapter. Most recently, I helped work the polls in the 2018 midterm elections when visiting North Carolina.


    MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY -

    • Works with the DA Canada Membership Secretary on annual Membership Verification
    • Learns to use the DA Nation Builder online membership management system
    • Send welcome message to new members via email (template)
    Candidates:

    1) Hannah Brooks: I'm originally from Nashville, TN and I moved to Canada in 2015. In the US I actually didn't participate in politics much, that is until I lost my health insurance due to a pre-existing condition. That galvanized me to become active in the Democratic party. Right when I arrived in Edmonton, it became clear that Trump was going to win the Republican nomination. In response, I quickly decided to become active in the Democratic Party here in Edmonton. I helped coordinate voter outreach during the 2016 elections and have been the unofficial chair since 2018 midterm elections. If elected, I pledge to fulfill the duties of Membership Secretary as effectively as possible until my term is over in March 2021.


    COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR -
    • Sends event invitations and updates to DAV members, using the DA Nation Builder online email system
    • Updates and maintains the DAED Facebook page
    • Updates the DAED events web page in Nation Builder
    Candidates:

    1) Kimberly Johnson: After moving to Edmonton from Southern California, I joined Democrats Abroad in 2000. Upon completion of my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Canada, I lived abroad in England and the Netherlands. When I returned to Edmonton, deeply concerned about the current administration, I resolved to be a more involved Democrats Abroad member. In 2018, I was primarily responsible for communications & media relations—writing press releases, coordinating media requests and appearing as the DA Edmonton spokesperson in print and televised interviews. I also created our new Instagram account to connect our chapter to the local community and other DA chapters internationally. During the fall of 2018, I conceptualized, planned and successfully executed our “Print Your Own T-shirt” fundraiser and "Sanity Session" pub social nights. Additionally, I helped plan and facilitate our GOTV (Get Out The Vote) events on the University of Alberta campus and at the Alberta Legislature. I take great pride in the work that our chapter team accomplished leading up to the historic 2018 midterm elections. If elected as your Communications Officer & your Student Recruitment Outreach Coordinator, I will be dedicated to continuing our work, organizing our efforts and building community momentum as we approach another historic election in 2020.


    STUDENT OUTREACH COORDINATOR -

    • Raises awareness of Democrats Abroad on campuses in the Chapter area
    • Coordinates on-campus voter registration events
    • Coordinates outreach to US citizens on-campus (non-DA members)
    • Liaises with the DA Canada point person on the DA Global Study Abroad Youth Outreach Team
    • Initiate and support DAED-affiliated clubs on campus
    1) Kimberly Johnson: After moving to Edmonton from Southern California, I joined Democrats Abroad in 2000. Upon completion of my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Canada, I lived abroad in England and the Netherlands. When I returned to Edmonton, deeply concerned about the current administration, I resolved to be a more involved Democrats Abroad member. In 2018, I was primarily responsible for communications & media relations—writing press releases, coordinating media requests and appearing as the DA Edmonton
    spokesperson in print and televised interviews. I also created our new Instagram account to connect our chapter to the local community and other DA chapters internationally. During the fall of 2018, I conceptualized, planned and successfully executed our “Print Your Own T-shirt” fundraiser and "Sanity Session" pub social nights. Additionally, I helped plan and facilitate our GOTV (Get Out The Vote) events on the University of Alberta campus and at the Alberta Legislature. I take great pride in the work that our chapter team accomplished leading up to the historic 2018 midterm elections. If elected as your Communications Officer & your Student Recruitment Outreach Coordinator, I will be dedicated to continuing our work, organizing our efforts and building community momentum as we approach another historic election in 2020.

  • published 2019 DA Edmonton - Notice of AGM and Elections in News 2019-02-21 22:00:51 -0500

    2019 DA Edmonton - Notice of AGM and Elections

    To All Democrats Abroad Edmonton (DAED) Members:

    Democrats Abroad Edmonton will be holding its 2019 Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers:

    DATE:  March 24, 2019

    TIME:  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    PLACE:  Situation Brewery 10308 81 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1X2

    Please RSVP by email to:  demsabroadyeg@gmail.com

    You can vote ELECTRONICALLY in the DAED Board Election!
    *Even if you are not able to attend the AGM and Board Elections and vote in person, you can still vote in the DAED Board Elections. Ballots will be sent by email to all DAED members by Saturday, March 9th, 2019. Instructions on how to vote electronically will be included with the ballot. The ballot must be returned by 12 midnight (Edmonton time) on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

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  • CANCELLED! U.S. Pop-Up Consulate in Victoria on January 17, 2019 has been cancelled

    Due to the longest U.S. Government shutdown in history, the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver has cancelled the "Pop-Up" Consulate scheduled for January 17, 2019 in Victoria, BC. 

    If you had, or need, an appointment with the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver, please contact the American Citizens Services Unit after funding has resumed for more information. The email address is: vancouveracs@state.gov or the phone number 1-604-685-4311 ext. 340. Or visit their website at https://ca.usembassy.gov


  • published Women’s March Canada - Victoria 2019 in News 2019-01-14 15:58:38 -0500

    Women’s March Canada - Victoria 2019

    Please join the Democrats Abroad Victoria and the Islands Chapter as we march in support of women! Let's help pass the ERA, raise consciousness to stop violence against women, and vote in one of the most important elections of our lifetimes!

    DATE:  Saturday, January 19th

    TIME:  11:00am to 12:30pm

    PLACE:  BC Legislature, 501 Belleville St [MAP]

    *Meet at the statute on the corner of Belleville and Government Sts--you'll see us holding DA and VoteFromAbroad signs.

    For more information about Women's March Canada - Victoria Chapter, please see their website at: www.womensmarchcanada.com/victoria

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  • published US Pop-Up Consulate in Prince Rupert, BC in News 2018-02-20 20:27:00 -0500

    US Pop-Up Consulate in Prince Rupert, BC

    The US Consulate in Vancouver will be coming to Prince Rupert to host a "Pop-Up Consulate" for U.S. Citizens.

    When: Friday, March 23rd

    Where: Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, Training Room 

    Address: 1000 McBride Street  MAP

    Time: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/155720081755716/

    For appointments, please call: 1-604-685-4311 x340

    Consulate staff will be accepting passport applications, passport renewals, applications for "Consular Report of Birth Abroad" and providing notary services. An appointment is required and there are fees for these services.

    To make an appointment, please call American Citizen Services at: 1-604-685-4311 x340

    If you have any questions about the US Pop-Consulate, please email the US Consulate in Vancouver at: VancouverACS@state.gov

     


  • US Pop-Up Consulates and Voter Registration Events in Victoria: February 23rd and March 29th

    The US Consulate General in Vancouver will be returning to Victoria to host two "Pop-Up Consulates" for US citizens:

    DOWNTOWN VICTORIA:
    When: Friday, February 23rd
    Where: Central Library, 735 Broughton St  MAP
    Room: Study Room 2
    Time: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    ALL CONSULATE APPOINTMENTS FOR FEBRUARY 23rd ARE FULL!

     

    UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA:
    When: Thursday, March 29th
    Where: UVic Welcome Centre, 3800 Finnerty Road MAP
    Room: University Centre B104
    Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    www.facebook.com/events/PopUpConsulateUVic
    APPOINTMENTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR MARCH 29th, PLEASE CALL 604-685-431 1x340

    Consulate staff will be accepting passport applications, passport renewals, "Consular Report of Birth Abroad" applications and notary services. An appointment is required and there are fees for these services.

    Appointments must be made by calling: American Citizenship Services 604-685-4311 ext. 340
    If you have any questions about either Pop-Up Consulate, please email the US Consulate in Vancouver at: VancouverACS@state.gov

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    DA Victoria will be hosting Voter Registration events at the same time as the Pop-Up Consulates. We'll be helping US citizens register to vote and to request their ballots for the 2018 Midterm Elections. Every overseas voter may vote in the upcoming elections! But overseas voters need to send in the form to request a ballot every calendar year in which they wish to vote. Voter registration is always nonpartisan; we provide voter registration support to every US citizen who requests help.

    If you'd like to volunteer to help with DA Victoria's voter registration events, please email us at: davictoriachapter@gmail.com

    Know other US citizens living in the area? The Pop-Up Consulate and the voter registration help is available for all US citizens, so please pass this information on to any other US citizens you know.


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  • published Check out DA Victoria's Facebook page! in News 2017-09-08 20:54:59 -0400

    Check out DA Victoria's Facebook page!

    DA Victoria now has it's very own Facebook page! Pease check it out to see news and events specifically for US citizens living in Victoria,  Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

    DA Victoria Facebook Page

     

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  • US Pop Up Consulate is coming back to Victoria on Sept 15

    The US Consulate General in Vancouver will be returning to Victoria to host a "Pop-Up Consulate" for US citizens.

    When: Friday, September 15
    Where: Central Library, 735 Broughton St
    Times: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Consulate staff will be accepting passport and "Consular Report of Birth Abroad" applications as well as providing notary services. An appointment is required and there are fees for these services.

    If you need any of these services or have any questions, be sure to make an appointment by Thursday, September 14. To make an appointment, email the Consulate at: VancouverACS@state.gov

    This service is available for all US citizens, so please pass this information on to any other US citizens you know living in the area.


  • published DA Victoria Board Meeting - Sept 14 at 12:30pm in News 2017-08-29 13:15:07 -0400

    DA Victoria Board Meeting - Sept 14 at 12:30pm

    Would you like to help plan upcoming events and activities for the DA Victoria Chapter?

    All DA Victoria members are invited to the upcoming September Board Meeting:

    DATE: Thursday, September 14

    TIME: 12:30 pm

    PLACE: Fairfield area of Victoria (please RSVP for location and directions)

    If you’d like to attend, please RSVP on the DA Victoria website at: www.democratsabroad.org/ca-victoria_events

    Any questions? Please email us at: davictoriachapter@gmail.com


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