Vancouver Chapter Chair

"When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something." — John Lewis

Jennifer has a passion for creating meaningful change — whether that’s building up teams to meet their highest potential, advocating for communities, or developing foundational structures and processes to encourage success. With experience in marketing, operations, and organizing, she works with teams to identify and solve challenges and seamlessly executes on strategy.

After moving to Canada from Texas in 2019, she turned her professional skills and passion for advocacy to Democrats Abroad – helping inform US citizens of their right to vote. Most notably, she serves on the Vancouver Board of Directors as Chair, previously Communications Director, and manages digital paid advertising Canada-wide.

She loves volunteering, traveling to new places, playing competitive board games, and helping people find their strengths. Jennifer is a devoted daughter and sister, a proud owner of a feisty rescue cat, and a Louisiana State University alumna. Connect with her on LinkedIn or email her @ [email protected] to say hello!

  • DA Vancover – Annual General Meeting – January 28, 2023

    Democrats Abroad Vancouver will be electing a new Executive Committee of the Board of DA Vancouver at our January 28, 2023 Annual General Meeting which will be held on Zoom this year.

    Nominations should be sent to [email protected] and received by midnight, December 19, 2022. Note that nominations may be made from the floor at the AGM in the event there is no nomination for a position.

    To nominate yourself or others, please include an accompanying letter of no more than 500 words stating the nominee's qualifications, experience, and reason for seeking the office. In addition, the letter must include a confirmation from the nominee that they are: (1) a bona fide US citizen residing in Canada; (2) a member of Democrats Abroad and of the DA-Van chapter; and (3) that they will adhere to the principles of the Democratic Party of the United States and Democrats Abroad.

    Here are brief descriptions of the positions as laid out in the DA-Van bylaws.



    The Chair shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the association, shall call and preside at all general meetings of members as well as of the Executive Committee and shall have responsibility for all activities approved by the organization. The Chair represents and is the spokesperson for DA-Van. The Chair may designate and remove additional spokesperson or spokespersons at their discretion. The Chair has full access to necessary documentation, including but not limited to minutes of all meetings, and all files and administrative records of the organization, including financial statements.

    Vice Chair

    In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair shall call and preside at general meetings of members and of the Executive Committee, with a vote on the Executive Committee. The Vice Chair shall work with the Chair to ensure that all responsibilities approved by and on behalf of the organization are supervised and executed appropriately. The Vice Chair shall have the same powers as the Chair insofar as meetings are concerned and where the Chair is not present. Where designated by the Chair, the Vice Chair may act in the Chair’s stead in other matters. The Vice Chair automatically becomes Chair in the event of the loss of the Chair.

    The Vice Chair shall be opposite in gender to the Chair.

    General Secretary

    The General Secretary shall record and file minutes of all meetings and shall keep all such files and administrative records of the organization. Minutes of all meetings shall be sent to the Executive Committee once forwarded to the Chair and / or Vice Chair (in instances of absence by the Chair). At the next regular meeting of the Executive Committee, Executive members will accept the Minutes either as presented or amended, subject to quorum requirements.


    The Treasurer shall manage the finances of the chapter, create and maintain financial reports, manage the DA-Van bank account, and maintain such financial reports as may be required by law. The Treasurer and Chair have signing authority for the DAC-V bank account. The Treasurer shall prepare and present to the Annual General Meeting of DA-Van a yearly Statement of Income and Expenses.

    Community Outreach Secretary

    The Development and Community Outreach Secretary plans and hosts the three DA-Van standing social events - Thanksgiving (fall), AGM (winter) and Fourth of July (summer), and any other social events of DA-Van. The Development and Community Outreach Secretary also develops relationships in the wider community beyond Democrats Abroad Vancouver, such as developing service projects in the local community. The Development and Community Outreach Secretary may form and head a committee of members interested in volunteering for social and outreach events pertaining to Democrats Abroad.

    Policy Secretary

    The Policy Secretary advises the general membership, through the Executive Committee, on US policy matters from our unique perspective as Americans abroad. The Policy Secretary also recommends opportunities for general membership to participate in U.S. policy-related discussions and activities. The Policy Secretary may form and head a committee of members interested in volunteering for policy pertaining to Democrats Abroad.

    Communications Secretary

    The Communications Secretary holds full responsibility for strategy and execution of all media contact, plus advertising, and reporting through its Committee Chair to the Executive Committee, who must ratify any strategies executed. The Communications Secretary may form and head a committee of members interested in volunteering for communications pertaining to Democrats Abroad.


    Any questions regarding these elections should be directed to the Chair of DA Vancouver. All nominations should be directed to the nominations committee


    Zoom Details for the DAV Annual General Meeting
    Time: Jan 28, 2023 11:00 AM PST

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  • published Call for DA Canada Board Candidates! in News 2022-02-28 00:16:28 -0500

    Call for DA Canada Board Candidates!


    The DA Canada Nominations & Elections Committee (NEC) is seeking nominations for officers to serve for a 2022-2023 term:

    • Country Chair/DPCA Voting Representative
    • Executive Vice Chair/DPCA Voting Representative
    • Two (2) Vice Chairs/DPCA Voting Representatives
    • Programs and Events Manager/DPCA Voting Representative
    • Two (2) Alternate Voting Representatives 

    Learn more about these positions at this link. Get the details of how to self-nominate or nominate someone else here. You can also get more information on March 10 by RSVPing for our info session at this link.

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  • published Welcome to our new Executive Commitee! in News 2021-01-24 20:54:23 -0500

    Welcome to our new Executive Commitee!

    At our AGM Sunday, January 24, Democrats Abroad Vancouver elected new leadership for the 2021-2023 board term. We're excited to keep up the momentum of the last four years with such a talented board to lead the way. Please join me in welcoming our new executive committee:

    ​What's next? 
    • Pixels, Pints & Politics: Sunday, Feb 21​ – RSVP Now
    • ​Board of Directors: Transition Conversations + Annual Planning
    • ​Call for Volunteers: If you're interested in spending more time with us, please fill out this Google Form​
    ​Thank you all for getting us to where we are today (A Biden Presidency!), we look forward to doing the work to keep the House and Senate. 
    Democratically yours, 
    Jennifer Phillips​
    ​Chair, Democrats Abroad Vancouver​

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