Global GOTV Co-Chair/ DA Canada DPCA Voting Representative

  • NJ -- Voting Rights for Overseas Voters

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  • DA Canada Candidates' Forum--Your Opportunity to Question the Candidates

    Meet the Candidates

    DemsAbroad Canada is electing its leadership for the 2021-23 term. 

    Want to know more about a candidate and their hopes, ideas, and plans for DA Canada, DemsAbroad, and getting out the vote in 2022? Want to brainstorm and give your input directly to the candidates?

    The Nominations & Elections Committee is hosting two Candidates’ Forums. The sessions will take place via Zoom.

    Click here for the Candidates Statements

    Ballots will go out on Sunday, April 11th and must be returned by Saturday, May 1st at 2:00 PM ET.

    Thank you for your interest in DA Canada and the Democratic Party!

    Scroll down to RSVP for Sunday, April 11th @ 4:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM PT

    CLICK HERE to RSVP for Wednesday, April 14th @ 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT

    Best regards,

    DemsAbroad Canada Nominations & Elections Committee
    Larry Rousseau, Chair
    Heidi Burch
    Tim Ellis
    Devbani Raha
    Peter Tesche, Teller of Elections
    John Yee, Technical Advisor

    Zoom access details will be provided in the RSVP confirmation email.

    WHEN
    April 11, 2021 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Online via the Zoom platform
    1 Centennial Sq
    Victoria, BC V8W 1P6
    Canada
    Google map and directions
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  • DA Canada Candidates' Forum--Your Opportunity to Question the Candidates

    Meet the Candidates

    DemsAbroad Canada is electing its leadership for the 2021-23 term. 

    Want to know more about a candidate and their hopes, ideas, and plans for DA Canada, DemsAbroad, and getting out the vote in 2022? Want to brainstorm and give your input directly to the candidates?

    The Nominations & Elections Committee is hosting two Candidates’ Forums. The sessions will take place via Zoom.

    Click here for the Candidate Statements

    Ballots will go out on Sunday, April 11th and must be returned by Saturday, May 1st at 2:00 PM ET.

    Thank you for your interest in DA Canada and the Democratic Party!

    Scroll down to RSVP for Wednesday, April 14th @ 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT

    CLICK HERE to RSVP for Sunday, April 11th @ 4:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM PT

    Best regards,

    DemsAbroad Canada Nominations & Elections Committee

    Larry Rousseau, Chair
    Heidi Burch
    Tim Ellis
    Devbani Raha
    Peter Tesche, Teller of Elections
    John Yee, Technical Advisor

    Zoom access details will be provided in the RSVP confirmation email.

    WHEN
    April 14, 2021 at 8pm
    WHERE
    Online via the Zoom platform
    110 Laurier Ave W
    Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
    Canada
    Google map and directions
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  • Notice of Canada Annual General Meeting + Candidate Statements

    DemsAbroad Canada

    Democrats Abroad Canada
    Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting

     

    The DA Canada Annual General Meeting and Elections are upon us!

    Join us at 2:00 PM EDT on Sunday, May 2, 2021 for the Democrats Abroad Canada AGM. We will be meeting online this year to celebrate the accomplishments of DemsAbroad Canada volunteers in 2020, announcing the results of our 2021-23 Board elections, and taking nominations from the floor for open positions, if any occur.

    Please CLICK HERE to view the Candidate Statements for the various Board member positions we will be electing.

    We don’t anticipate accepting nominations from the floor during the virtual AGM as there are no open positions at this time. 

    This year, voting will be taking place electronically, and the Nominations and Elections Committee will circulate ballots in advance of the AGM. Keep an eye out in your email for your Ballot, which will be sent out by April 11, 2021.

    Looking forward to seeing you at the AGM! And please be sure to vote when you receive your ballot.

    SCROLL DOWN TO RSVP FOR THE AGM

     

    Best regards,

    DemsAbroad Canada Nominations & Elections Committee

    Larry Rousseau, Chair
    Heidi Burch
    Tim Ellis
    Devbani Raha
    Peter Tesche, Teller of Elections
    John Yee, Technical Advisor

    WHEN
    May 02, 2021 at 2pm
    WHERE
    Online via the WebEx platform
    300 City Centre Dr
    Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1
    Canada
    Google map and directions
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  • Now is the Time--Equal Rights for Women is a Human Right

    An a woman who was born in 1965, it is incredible to me that the Equal Right Amendment is still not in the Constitution! I've had the luxury of standing on the shoulders of the women in the generations before me to have access to the same educational opportunities as my brothers, to go to university and law school, and to have a career as an attorney. And as a married woman with children, I have the peace of mind of knowing that I am in control of my own destiny and those of my children, and not dependent, either legally or financially, solely on my partner. All women in the US must be assured of these same rights! It is a travesty that it has taken so long for this basic right to be recognized and for there to be any further delay in adding the ERA to the Constitution. I live in Canada and vote in California.


  • New Jersey Voters - Contact Speaker Coughlin About Voting Rights for Overseas Voters

    Support the Bill for All New Jersey Overseas Voters to Vote in State Elections

    Democrats Abroad has gotten out the vote for every state in the nation, but this year most of our major battles are for state-level voting rights, particularly in New Jersey! Depending on what they fill out on their absentee ballot request, many overseas voters in New Jersey don't have the right to vote in state elections! They used to have it, before Chris Christie pushed through a change in the law in 2017.

    This needs to change. Overseas voters are stakeholders in New Jersey government. Issues like climate change and net neutrality affect us everywhere. New Jerseyan overseas voters deserve a voice at all levels of government, and Assemblywoman Joann Downey has introduced a bill, NJ A5306, to change that law back and enfranchise voters once again.

    Please help us tonight to get this bill passed! If the New Jersey Legislature approves the bill, overseas voters will be able to vote in the New Jersey state and local elections on November 2nd, 2021.


    Please call Speaker Coughlin's Office and ask him to put NJ A5306 on the voting schedule for the Assembly! You can phone his office at:  1-732-855-7441 Or use this link to email: [email protected]

    I'll do it!

    Talking Points/Script:

    • Hi my name is --------    

    • I am a New Jersey voter, voting in ---------- County, and I currently live in [Current Country]   

    • I live overseas but I regularly vote by absentee ballot.    

    • (If asked for an address) Would you like my voting address?    

    • I am calling to ask Speaker Coughlin to support Assembly bill A5306 and put it on the Assembly schedule. The bill allows overseas voters to vote in state elections even if there is uncertainty regarding their return. Many overseas voters check the box on their absentee ballot request, “return uncertain,” without knowing that they will lose their voting rights in New Jersey state and local elections by doing that. Whether US citizens have plans to return to New Jersey or not we are stake holders in state government on many issues such as Climate Change, Net Neutrality, and of course, our voting rights.

    • We do have some protection under federal law, but, like most things, much is left up to the state. We formerly had the right to do so in 2017 and are looking to restore this voting right.     

    • The majority of states in our country believe that our voting rights should be taken with us when we move abroad. NJ is one of the small handful of states that denies us the right to vote, even though we are US citizens and have a stake in state government.      

    • Thank you so much for your time.

     

    Thank you for supporting voting rights for ALL New Jersey voters!

    And don't forget to request your ballot for 2021--just to go www.votefromabroad.org, click Start and follow the prompts to fill out and submit your Ballot Request form.

    If you would like to make a donation, please click here!


  • Volunteer Opportunities - How to Support the Senate Runoff in Georgia

    Interested in helping Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev Raphael Warnock win election to the US Senate--and help Democrats gain control of the Senate?

    Click on this link for Volunteer Opportunities


  • Geo-Blocked Voter Information Pages: Why It’s Happening and How You Can Fix It


    Have you tried to access your state’s voter information pages, only to be met with a “Page Not Found” error message? You’re not alone! Some states are “geo-blocking” web traffic from outside the USA, which means access to voter registration, ballot status and other critical information will be denied if you’re using a foreign IP address. 

    The solution: Use a VPN

    These “firewalls”, intended to improve website security, are keeping U.S. citizens living abroad from accessing critical voter information. You can safely (and legally!) get around this by using a VPN (Virtual Private Network). A VPN works by routing your device's internet connection through a private server rather than your internet service provider (ISP), so that when your data is transmitted to the internet, it comes from the “location” of the VPN rather than your computer. In this case, you’ll want to use a VPN located in the U.S. to access these blocked pages.

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  • HOW TO VOTE USING THE EMERGENCY BACK-UP BALLOT (FWAB)

    Is there a possibility your Official ballot won’t get to you in time to meet the ballot return deadlines?

    VOTE NOW using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). This emergency Backup Ballot is specifically for overseas voters!

    _____________

    STEP I. Send in Your Ballot Request form (the Federal Post Card Application or FPCA):

    Overseas voters need to submit a Ballot Request form every calendar year.

    To fill out and submit your Ballot Request form, click here.

    After you send it in, please be sure to verify with your Local Election Official (LEO) that they received your Ballot Request form and will send out your official ballot. You can find the contact information on the State Voting Guide: www.votefromabroad.org/states


    STEP II. Fill out and Send in Your Emergency Back-up Ballot (the FWAB):

    1. Go to this website and follow the prompts to Fill in the FWAB

    2. The website may fill in the candidates for you to choose from. But if it does not, you can type in the candidate’s name.
    Or, you can just type in "Democrat" for any office where you don't know the candidate's name. (This doesn't work for Primary elections since all of the candidates will be Democrats!)

    3. Follow the instructions to download the PDF Package containing your completed FWAB and Instructions. You can also download templates to paste onto your envelopes if you return your ballot by postal mail.

    4. Print out the completed FWAB and the other documents you downloaded. Then read and carefully follow the instructions to SUBMIT the required materials to your LEO.

    To Return by Fax or Email: The Instructions will indicate if your state will accept the FWAB by Email or Fax. We recommend you do so to ensure it will be received by the deadline.

    • If your state only allows return by Fax (not Email) and you don’t have access to a fax machine, there are apps that will convert an email attachment to a fax. Scan in your FWAB and any required materials as an email attachment, then search for “fax app for Android/iPhone.” Follow the instructions to convert your email attachment to a fax transmission.

    • Or you can use the Fax service through the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP.gov). You will need to email your FWAB and any required supporting materials (see your state’s instructions) to [email protected] using the FVAP "Fax Transmission Coversheet," which you can find here (Scroll down to "Send in your forms...Email or Fax"). FVAP will then fax your election materials to your Local Election Office.

    Return by Mail: If you choose–or if your state requires you–to return your FWAB by postal mail, please follow the instructions carefully.

    Two envelopes are required:

    • a “Ballot Security Envelope”–to hold your completed FWAB ballot, and

    • a “Mailing Envelope”–to send in your sealed Ballot Security Envelope as well as the supporting materials with your identifying information.

    When the Mailing Envelope reaches the Election Office, they will separate the Ballot Security Envelope from the supporting materials to maintain ballot secrecy.

    If you wish, you can follow the instructions to download envelope templates to affix to blank envelopes. If you have your original signed Ballot Request form, include it in the outer “Mailing Envelope”.

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    *IMPORTANT: If you receive your official ballot after submitting your FWAB, you should complete and return your official ballot as well.

    It’s okay–only one ballot per person will be counted! If both your FWAB and your official ballot arrive before the deadline, your FWAB will be discarded and only your official ballot will be counted.


  • published 2020 DAVI AGM - Minutes in News 2020-04-21 20:15:24 -0400

    2020 DAVI AGM - Minutes

    The minutes from the 2020 DAVI AGM, held on March 31, 2020 (online only) are posted below. Thanks to all who attended!

    MINUTES
    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
    March 31, 2020

    1. Call Meeting to Order: 1505 [3:05pm]

    Present: Heidi Burch - Chair
    James Ham - Vice-Chair
    Jon Scheer - Treasurer
    Jena Magnus - Secretary
    Penelope Hocking - Member-at-large
    Patricia Kostek - Member-at-large
    Jonathan Holiff
    Kevin Brown
    Mat Small
    Orion Carrier
    Whitney Laughlin

    The Chair welcomed the attendees & thanked everyone for the attendance.
    Chair provided a walk through on the use of the webex program.


    2. Approval of the AGM Agenda: Jena moved to approve agenda, seconded by Pat Kostek.


    3. Report from the chapter chair on 2019 activities:

    • DAVI hosted 8 well attended primary debate watch nights.

    • DAVI hosted a July 4th celebration on July 4.

    • The US Thanksgiving Pot Luck was very successful & enjoyed by all.

    • The chapter again hosted the US tax seminar. Well attended & successful fund raising event.

    • The Chair hosted a phone banking tutorial attended by 3.

    • The DAVI chapter sponsored & presented a Global Presidential Primary Polling station Mar. 7 at the Knox Presbyterian Church.

      • DAVI had 125 ballots cast: 62 for Sanders, 57 for Biden, 2 for Warren & 5 spoiled ballots.

      • Final overall DA results: 57.9% Sanders, 22% Biden.

      • 13 elected DA Delegates: 9 for Sanders, 4 for Biden.

    • The DA convention & delegate selection will be online this year in May due to the pandemic.

    • University of Victoria outreach: We’ve been approached by a UVic student group who want to do GOTV for the Nov General Election. They originally got together to support Bernie Sanders’s candidacy, but now wish to become a DA Club and do GOTV for the Nov election. Heidi is working with the organizer, Calvin Simpson, to take the necessary steps.

      • DAVI can only host events & GOTV activities on campus if a club is certified by UVIC. To be certified the club requires 10 members.

      • Covid 19 has curtailed any campus activities until further notice.

    • Main GOTV activity will be phonebanking our membership & other key races.

      • New people need training.

      • Current volunteers will need updates regarding changes to the CallHub system

      • We encourage all overseas voters to use www.votefromabroad.org to register to vote and request their ballots

      • Chair encourages all DA members to go to www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking for sign up instructions and phonebanking training

      • We will do a big push in Sept & Oct, and hope to do more, depending on funding. Also DA is setting up phonebanking campaigns in April as everyone is home due to coronavirus.

    • Fundraising: all DAVI funds go only to GOTV activities, chapter events & community outreach.

    • Social media outreach: additional assistance with the Chapter’s social media accounts needed especially during this pandemic response. Chair requested members volunteer or help recruit new volunteers for DAVI’s social media.

    • Chair called for questions from the floor.

      • How will we obtain training for April phonebanking?

        • The DA website has online training modules & videos at: www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking The training is available 24/7.

        • Heidi will arrange another live training session when able.


    4. Approval of minutes from previous AGM [March 17, 2019]

    • Chair asked for questions or corrections for the minutes of our last AGM.

      • None received, but J. Holiff sent a chat message requesting a copy of the 2019 AGM Minutes be sent to him after the meeting.

      • Chair moved to adopt minutes, Vice Chair seconded. Motion passed.


    5. Approval of treasurer report:

    • Account balance: Mar. 1, 2019. $ 706.59

    • Account balance: Feb. 29, 2020. $ 1,791.27

    • Expenditures: $ 663.25

    • Deposits: $ 1,747.93

    • Two tax seminars within 12 months boosted the final balance.

    • GOTV activities will be the major expenditure expected in 2020.


    6. Membership Report:

    • Chair presented report for the membership secretary.

    • Membership is up from Feb. 2019 despite losing members in the verification process.

    • Over 135 new members joined DAVI in Feb. & Mar. 2020.

      • People joined to vote in the GPP

    • There is a Nanaimo DAVI sub-group of 5 formed in June 2019.

      • Focus on GOTV.

      • The group met in person until the pandemic response. Now keeping in touch via email.

      • Nation Builder able to create lists, groups & tasks which can help tailor our activities to specific areas of interest & location. Work is ongoing to utilize the tools available.


    7. AGM adjourned: Orion moved to adjourn, Jonathan seconded. Meeting adjourned 1550 [3:50pm]


  • published 2020 DAVI Notice of AGM - March 31, 2020 in News 2020-02-29 22:29:19 -0500

    2020 DAVI Notice of AGM - March 31, 2020

    To All DAVI Members:

    DUE TO CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS, THIS IS AN ONLINE MEETING ONLY--VIA WEBEX!
    After you RSVP, we will send an email with the link and instructions!

    The Victoria and the Islands Chapter of Democrats Abroad (DAVI) will be holding its 2020 Annual General Meeting:

    DATE: March 31, 2020

    TIME: 3:00 PM

    PLACE: THIS IS AN ONLINE MEETING VIA WEBEX ONLY! Please RSVP (below) and we'll send an email with the link and instructions

    RSVP: Online at: www.democratsabroad.org/ca-victoria_events or Email us at: [email protected]

    Let’s Get Out the Vote for a Democratic President, win back the US Senate, increase the majority in the US House AND increase Democratic Governors and State Legislatures all over the US!


  • Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary -- Ballots are Available NOW!

    Ballots are available now for the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary(GPP)! Democrats Abroad will send  delegates to the Democratic National Convention in July to vote for the Democratic presidential nominee. As with your state’s primary, the GPP will determine how the Democrats Abroad delegates will vote at the Convention.

    Voting in the DA Primary can give your vote more weight, up to 4 times the impact, as there are far fewer DA members than state voters. While tens of thousands of people will participate in the GPP this year, millions will vote in their home state. That means a vote in the GPP may be more powerful than a vote in your state’s presidential primary.

    On Feb 18th, Democrats Abroad sent out an email with a link to your GPP ballot, including instructions for sending it back in, either by email, fax, or postal mail. If you don’t see it, please check your Spam folder. Or go to www.democratsabroad.org/primary and follow the instructions to download and submit a ballot.

    Here's how to send in your DA Primary ballot:

    1.  If returning by Email: send to: [email protected]
      Your ballot must be received by midnight, Pacific Time, on March 10th, 2020

    2.  If returning by Fax, send to: +1 202 217-4277
      Your ballot must be received by March 10th, 2020

    3.  If returning by Mail, use this link to find the postal mail address for your country committee
      Your ballot must be received by March 11th, 2020.

    All DA members may participate in Democrats Abroad’s Global Presidential Primary and also in your state’s primary election. BUT there’s one major rule: you can only vote in one Presidential Primary, either Democrats Abroad’s Global Presidential Primary or your home state’s presidential primary.

    1. If you choose to vote in DA’s primary (for the Democratic presidential nominee), then you can still vote in your state’s primary--but you can’t vote for the presidential nominee again! Instead, you may vote only for the remaining offices on your state’s primary ballot (such as, US Senate, US House and any state and local offices on your ballot).

    2. If you decide not to vote in DA’s primary, then you may still vote in your state’s primary election and vote for your choice for the presidential nominee at that time.

      *But please note: If you’re interested in running for a Democrats Abroad delegate position to the Democratic National Convention in July, you don’t have to vote in the GPP, but you must attest that you did not vote in any other state primary for the Democratic nominee for President.


  • United States Pop-Up Consulate in Victoria on November 14, 2019

    The U.S. Consulate General Vancouver will host a traveling “Pop-Up Consulate” for American Citizens Services at the Central Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library on Thursday November 14th from 9 am to 12 pm.

    Consulate staff at the venue will accept passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications and provide notarial services. Please note that all services require an appointment and a fee.

    **Email [email protected] by Wednesday November 13th, for appointments and questions.

    DATE: Thursday, November 14, 2019

    TIME: 9 am - 12 pm

    LOCATION: Victoria Library, Central Branch: 735 Broughton St [MAP]

    PARKING: Available in Broughton St Parkade (under Library)

    To receive updates for future Pop-up Consulates and other Consulate information, be sure to follow the US Consulate's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/USConsulateVancouver


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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:  [email protected]

    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.

  • published 2020 Special Elections in Voting 2019-01-23 02:52:27 -0500

  • 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: [email protected] 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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