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  • Call for Nominations-Democrats Abroad Niagara Region-2023-2025 Term

    Volunteer for a role that could help shape America. Deadline for nominations: February 9, 2023

    Nomination Process: You can self-nominate or nominate someone else, with their permission. Nomination forms must be submitted. 

    Term: Starting March 18, 2023 for two years, ending approximately March 2025, covering the next Presidential election, always an exciting time to be involved.

    Eligibility: All currently registered members of  Democrats Abroad Canada who are members of the Niagara Region Chapter are eligible unless prohibited (i.e., term limits) per the Democrats Abroad Canada by laws.  Nominees must be willing to stand for office. 

    Nomination Deadline:  February 9, 2023. After nominations are closed, we’ll provide ballots and information on voting.

    Annual General Meeting: Results will be announced at our AGM on March 18. Please save this date in your calendars. Information, including the ability to RSVP will be distributed closer to the event. Nominations may come from the floor of the AGM, if no nominations were received for a particular position. 

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

     

    Positions: The following 3 positions are up for election:

    Chapter Chair 

    The Chapter Chair shall be the legal representative of Democrats Abroad Niagara Region as the chief executive of the chapter.  This person shall preside at all General Meetings and all meetings of the Board. They shall have responsibility for the day-to-day activities of Democrats Abroad Niagara and for execution of all activities approved and undertaken by the Board. They 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. 

    Vice Chair 

    In the absence of the Chapter Chair, the Vice Chair shall call and preside at meetings of members and of the Board. They shall have such duties as chairing one or more standing or ad hoc committees and 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, the Vice Chair shall be a different gender from the Chapter Chair. 

    Secretary

    The Secretary shall attend and produce minutes for all General, Board, 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 Vice Chair. The Secretary shall schedule and coordinate participation of members for all Board meetings.


  • Atlantic Provinces Call for Nominations 2023-2025 Term

    Join us 10 AM Saturday January 28th on Zoom for an Information Session on everything about being a Democrats Abroad leader in the Atlantic Provinces!

    Here is the Zoom Link to Join

    The virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) and 2023 Elections of The Atlantic Chapter of Democrats Abroad Canada will take place Wednesday, March 15, 2023. More information, including the ability to RSVP will be distributed closer to the date.

    The Nominations and Elections Committee is seeking nominations for the following offices: Chair, Vice Chair, General Secretary, Communications Secretary, and Treasurer. The Vice Chair elected shall be a member who is of differing gender to the Chair, as per the by-laws of Democrats Abroad and the rules of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). 

    Nominations open January 14, 2023 and will close on  January 29, 2023.  

    Please fill out this form and included a 200 word candidate statement the should contain experience pertinent to the office position for which you or your nominee is running. A nominee must be a Democrats Abroad Canada member, a US citizen, a resident within the boundaries of the Atlantic Provinces Chapter, and must agree to stand for election.

    As a Board member you will be expected to actively participate in the management of the Chapter, including attendance at monthly board meetings, either in-person or virtually.

    Closer to the AGM date, online ballots will be emailed with instructions on how to complete and submit the ballot.

    We greatly appreciate your assistance and look forward to receiving your nominations.

    Position Descriptions:

    Chair: The Chair 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-Atlantic.

    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 must be a different gender from the Chair. The Vice Chair automatically becomes Chair in the event of the loss of the Chair.

    General Secretary: The General Secretary Secretary shall record and file minutes of all meetings and shall keep all such files and administrative records of the organization.

    Communications Secretary: The Communications Secretary holds full responsibility for strategy and execution of all social media, advertising and media contacts plus reporting.

    Treasurer: The Treasurer shall manage the finances of the chapter, create and maintain financial reports, manage the DA-Atlantic bank account, and maintain such financial reports as may be required by law.

    Best regards,

    Devbani Raha
    Julie Buchanan
    Erin Kotecki Vest

    Atlantic Provinces Nominations & Election Committee
    email:[email protected]


  • Call for Board of Director Nominations: Democrats Abroad Toronto

    Volunteer for a role that could help shape America. Deadline for nominations: January 28, 2023

    Nomination Process: You can self-nominate or nominate someone else, with their permission. Nomination forms must be submitted. 

    Term: Starting March 14, 2023 for two years, ending approximately March 2025, covering the next Presidential election, always an exciting time to be involved.

    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.  Nominees must be willing to stand for office. 

    Nomination Deadline:  January 28, 2023 11:59 p.m. After nominations are closed, we’ll provide ballots and information on voting.

    Annual General Meeting: Results will be announced at our AGM on March 14. Please save this date in your calendars. Information, including the ability to RSVP will be distributed closer to the event. Nominations may come from the floor of the AGM, if no nominations were received for a particular position. 

    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 possible regional positions)

    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.

    Regional Members at Large: We will fill these positions if candidates are available and elected, and otherwise fill those spots with general Members-at-Large

    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


  • DAVI Chapter Officer Position Descriptions 2023

    Chapter Chair

    The Chapter Chair shall call and preside at all General Meetings, Special Meetings, Executive Committee Meetings and all meetings of the Chapter Board. The Chair shall determine the Agenda of all such meetings.

    The Chapter Chair shall have Membership responsibility for the day-to-day activities of the

    Chapter and for execution of all activities approved and undertaken by the Chapter Board.

    The Chapter Chair may appoint such ad hoc committees and individuals as necessary for the execution of the activities of the Chapter.

    The Chapter Chair shall be a voting member of the DACA board as Chapter Representative and is responsible for enacting policies as determined by DACA. As such will be required to attend DACA meetings as required, generally monthly. 

    This role takes approximately 10-20 hours per week in an election year, and 8-10 hours in a non- election year.

    Chapter Vice Chair

    In the absence of the Chapter Chair, the Chapter Vice Chair shall determine the Agenda, call and preside at meetings of Chapter members, the Chapter Executive Committee and the Board.

    The Chapter Vice Chair shall have such other duties as chairing one or more committees, depending on their experience and preferences.

    The Chapter Vice Chair shall work with the Chapter Chair to ensure all responsibilities approved by and on behalf of the Organization are supervised and executed appropriately.

    The Chapter Vice Chair shall be a member who is of the opposite sex to the Chapter Chair, as  per the bylaws of Democrats Abroad and the rules of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

    NOTE: If the decision is to have two Chapter Co-Chairs, foregoing a Chapter Vice Chair, the above paragraph is still applicable.

    This role takes approximately 7-10 hours a week

    Chapter Secretary-Treasurer

    The Chapter Secretary-Treasurer shall distribute required meeting notices, attend and produce minutes for all Chapter Board meetings.

    The Chapter Secretary-Treasurer shall produce and 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 Vice Chair.

    The Chapter Secretary-Treasurer shall schedule all Board meetings. In the case of absence of the Chapter Secretary-Treasurer, the Chapter Chair or Vice-Chair shall designate to another Officer the responsibility to attend and produce the minutes.

    The Chapter Secretary-Treasurer shall manage the finances of the chapter in coordination with the Chair and the DACA Treasurer. 

    The Chapter Secretary-Treasurer shall produce a monthly written report for the Chapter Board and make and maintain such financial reports as may be required by DACA. All such records shall be open for inspection by members.

    The Chapter Secretary-Treasurer shall prepare and present to the AGM of the chapter a Statement of Income and Expenses.

    This role takes approximately 6-8 hours a week.

    Chapter Membership Secretary

    The Chapter Membership Secretary shall maintain the Chapter membership database by responding in a timely manner to member requests for changes, welcoming new members, and by using best practices to ensure data integrity, confidentiality, and accuracy.

    The Chapter Membership Secretary shall have administration privileges to update the Nationbuilder database and send out email blasts. S/he shall monitor the DAVI gmail account and participate in the annual DACA membership verification process.

    The Chapter Membership Secretary provides statistical information as required and produces a monthly report for the Chapter Board.

    This role takes approximately 5-12 hours a week during election years, and 5-6 hours weekly during non-election years. 

    Social Media Coordinator

    The Social Media Coordinator shall be responsible for maintaining the DAVI Facebook page, the DAVI web page, and other DAVI media sites as they become operational.

    To do so, the Coordinator shall amplify vetted content from the Democrats Abroad weekly content kit and other Democrats Abroad sites in consultation with the Chair and according to the guidelines specified by Democrats Abroad.

    The Coordinator acts as the Chapter Social Media Liaison, interfacing with the DA Facebook Managers Group, and other Democrats Abroad media groups.

    They shall produce a written report for the Chapter Board on a monthly basis.

    This role requires an estimated 3-7 hours per week, depending on whether an election is imminent.

    Volunteer Coordinator

    The Volunteer Coordinator shall recruit, train and manage volunteers for Democrats Abroad, in coordination with the Chair.

    The Coordinator shall endeavor to offer a range of opportunities appropriate to the skills, physical needs and interests of all members.

    The Coordinator acts as the Chapter Volunteer Liaison, interfacing with DACA and DA volunteer and GOTV personnel as required.

    They shall produce a monthly report to the Board.
    This role requires an estimated 3-20 hours per week, depending on whether an election is imminent.

    Chapter Member-at-Large

    Chapter Members-at-Large represent the broader membership and bring to the Organization special gifts and talents which complement those of the other elected officials on the Board.

    This role varies in hours, depending on the activities undertaken by these Board Members


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  • Watch the Election Returns in a Virtual Room!

    Watch the Election Returns in a Virtual Room with other Democrats Abroad Members, Family and Friends!

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  • published DACA & Polaris Tax Webinar March 2021 in News 2021-04-09 00:13:32 -0400

    The Basics of Cross-Border Taxes for Americans Abroad

    On behalf of Democrats Abroad Canada, we thank those who attended our webinar “The Basics of Cross-Border Taxes for Americans Abroad”, presented March 28th by Max Reed and Polaris Tax Counsel. We hope you found the information beneficial.

    This posting is to share with you links for the webinar audio recording and presentation deck, plus other useful information.

    AUDIO only of DACA and Polaris Tax Webinar March 2021

    PDF Presentation of DACA and Polaris Tax Webinar March 2021


    If you’re in need of a certified U.S. tax return preparer, please visit this link from American Citizens Abroad. Contact details for Max Reed are in the presentation deck.

    Democrats Abroad has advocated on behalf of our members for decades on the issues of taxation, which we continue to do through these challenging times. To receive updates on the work of our Global Taxation Task Force visit this page to subscribe.

    As a 100% volunteer, self-funded organization, Democrats Abroad is grateful for your generous support.

    Thanks to those who participated  - we look forward to you joining us on future webinars.


  • Candidate Statements for 2021 Atlantic Provinces' Elections

    Nominations from the floor of the AGM will be accepted and decided upon for the position of TREASURER. *

     

    Chair Candidate Statements 

    Michele Grant, J.D., (she/her) is a dual U.S.-Canada citizen living in St. John’s, in the ancestral homelands of the Beothuck and Mi’kmaq peoples (Newfoundland and Labrador). After living in the States all of her life, she moved to St. John’s with her spouse in 2017. She is a lawyer licensed in Pennsylvania and is pursuing her call to the bar in NL.

    Before moving to Canada, Michele last lived in Philadelphia (PA-03), where she raised her son and went to law school. She was a member of the Citizen Advisory Committee of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), the public transit provider in metro Philadelphia, advocating for city resident ridership. She also served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the South Street Headhouse District, a quasi-municipal authority, advocating for District residents. For several years she served as Co-chair of the Philadelphia chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, and occasionally as a regional vice-president of the Guild, reporting to the Guild’s national executive committee.

    A Democrat for over 20 years, she worked and volunteered at many elections in Philadelphia, in partisan and non-partisan roles: signature gatherer, poll worker, election observer/protection, data gathering, policy research on judicial elections, and litigation support in ballot access legal challenges.

    She welcomes the opportunity to build Atlantic membership and keep Democrats effectively engaged with electoral politics in the U.S.

     

    Luke Roman*

    I am currently Vice Chair of the Atlantic Chapter of Democrats Abroad, Canada. I would be very happy to continue carrying out this duty. My experience as Vice Chair over the last few months provided a basis for my future work in the role, and I hope to gain yet more experience if elected. As a professor at Memorial University and Head of the Department of Classics, I have acquired communication and organizational skills appropriate to the position of Vice Chair. Thank you for considering my candidacy. 

     

    Secretary Candidate Statement

    Rachel Brickner (Wolfville, Nova Scotia)

    I am running for the position of Secretary of the Atlantic Provinces chapter. I am originally from Detroit, Michigan (go Tigers!). I moved to Canada in 1999 to attend McGill University’s PhD program in Political Science. Despite being open to “any academic position, as long as it was in a cool urban area,” I ended up accepting a position at Acadia University in rural Nova Scotia. I’ve been here since 2006. 

    I have been involved in the DA-Atlantic Provinces chapter since it rebooted in 2019, initially in the position of Vice-Chair and before serving temporarily as Chair. In these roles I spoke to the media on behalf of the chapter on multiple occasions and gained extensive experience with the DA database. Although my work commitments do not afford me the time necessary to serve in the role of Chair, I have gained substantial knowledge about our chapter and have developed ideas for how to build momentum going into the future. I am looking forward to using these ideas in a role that allows our chapter to be up and running for 2022 and 2024. 

     

    Social Media Coordinator Statement

    Devbani Raha

    I am an Epidemiologist working in Cancer Care, Nova Scotia Health. I have lived in Canada and the United States, and am a dual citizen of both countries. I lived in Denver, CO and continue to vote in Denver County.

    For the past year, I've volunteered with Democrats Abroad Atlantic Chapter in an unofficial media outreach role. I have been the watch party host on Facebook for the presidential debates (2020 elections); I really enjoyed keeping my fellow attendees engaged and commenting throughout the events. I've chaired a meeting on behalf of our Chapter Chair, Dr Rachel Brickner. I've posted in the DA- Atlantic Facebook pages to remind people to vote, send links to reliable information and posted information about upcoming events like the watch parties or DA-Atlantic meetings.

    I self identify as a woman and person-of-color.

     

    *Please note that email notification sent March 28th had an error and stated Luke Roman self nominated as Treasurer. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

    *With apologies,
    *Julie Buchanan-Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee


  • Call for Nominations for 2021 Atlantic Provinces Elections

    The virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) and 2021 Elections of The Atlantic Chapter of Democrats Abroad Canada will take place Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. RSVP here to get the Zoom link to join the meeting

    The Nominations and Elections Committee is seeking nominations for the following offices: The Executive Committee consisting of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Social Media Coordinator, and Treasurer. The Vice Chair elected shall be a member who is of differing gender to the Chair, as per the by-laws of Democrats Abroad and the rules of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Review the office position descriptions for each here

    Nominations open March 8, 2021 and will close on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.  

    Please send us an email with a Candidate Statement supporting your nominee, or yourself if you are self-nominating. In 200 words or less, describe skills and experience pertinent to the office position for which you or your nominee is running. A nominee must be a Democrats Abroad Canada member, a US citizen, a resident within the boundaries of the Atlantic Provinces Chapter. 

    As a Board member you will be expected to actively participate in the management of the Chapter, including attendance at monthly board meetings, either in-person or virtually.

    Online ballots will be emailed Monday, April 12, 2021 with instructions on how to complete and submit the ballot by Monday April 26,  2021, 12:00 midnight.

    We greatly appreciate your assistance and look forward to receiving your nominations.

    Best regards,

    Sara Joyce MacDonald, Julie Buchanan and Ed Ungar
    Linda MacDonald, Teller
    Atlantic Provinces Nominations & Election Committee
    email: [email protected]


  • Officer Position Descriptions for 2021 Atlantic Provinces Elections

    As of the close of nominations, the position of Treasurer remains open. **

    Treasurer: The Treasurer shall manage the finances of the organization, maintain its monthly 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 and the several States applicable to political parties and contributions to them). All such records shall be open for inspection by members. The Treasurer shall prepare and present to the Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Canada a Statement of Income and Expenses and a Balance Sheet.

     

     

    The following are brief descriptions of the other positions on the Board:

    Chair: The Atlantic Chair shall be the legal representative of Democrats Abroad Canada and the Chief Executive Officer of the organization, and shall preside at all General Meetings and all meetings of the Board. The Chair shall have Membership responsibility for the day-to-day activities of DA Canada - and for execution of all activities approved and undertaken by the Board. The Chair may appoint such ad hoc committees as necessary for the execution of the activities of DA Canada. The  Chair shall be a voting member of all Standing Committees and ad hoc committees. The Chair shall be a voting member of and attend meetings of Democrats Abroad Canada. 

    Vice Chair: In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair shall call and preside at meetings of members and of the Executive Committee. The Vice Chair shall have other duties such as chairing one or more committees. The Vice Chair shall work with the Chair to ensure all responsibilities approved by and on behalf of the organization are supervised and executed appropriately. The Vice Chair elected shall be a member who is of different gender to the Chair, as per the by-laws of Democrats Abroad and the rules of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

    Secretary: The Secretary shall attend and produce minutes for all Board and Executive Committee meetings. The Secretary shall maintain all files and administrative records of the organization. All of such records shall be open for inspection by members. Minutes of all meetings shall be sent to the Executive Committee once approved by the Country Chair and/or Vice Chair. The Secretary shall schedule and coordinate participation for all Board meetings. 

     

    Social Media/Communications Coordinator: The Social Media Coordinator makes posts for upcoming events, moderates live viewing parties, and assists with membership communication, outreach, and involvement. This person will oversee our social media accounts, coordinate media appearances, and work directly with the Canada Communications Officer.

     

    **Please note that email notification sent March 28th had an error and stated Luke Roman self nominated as Treasurer. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

    **With apologies,
    **Julie Buchanan-Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee


  • published Candidate Statements for 2021 DAVI Elections in News 2021-02-15 23:31:11 -0500

    Candidate Statements for 2021 DAVI Elections

    Democrats Abroad Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands 

    There are currently no candidates for the positions of Membership Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator. Nominations and/or appointments for these positions will take place on the floor of the online Annual General Meeting, March 20th, 1-3 pm. Please contact the Nominations and Elections Committee if you are interested. 

    Candidates were asked to make a short statement of interest, which follow here.

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  • Lights for Liberty: Democrats Abroad Joins Others to Protest Detention of Migrant Children

    On July 12, about 100 people, including members of Democrats Abroad (DA), gathered near the U.S. Consulate in Toronto to protest the detention of thousands of migrant children in overcrowded settings in Florida, Texas, and elsewhere in the U.S. 

    A lawyer who visited one of these facilities has reported that a large majority of the children have U.S. based family members who could take care of them. Instead, they are sleeping on mats and cement floors, and they are not being adequately nourished. Fruit and vegetables are not provided.
    Reporters for the Miami Herald, who visited a facility in Homestead, Florida, said that children are identified by a number rather than a name and have very regimented schedules, including five-minute showers and two 10-minute calls a week to family members.


    As protestors gathered in Toronto, gatherings were happening at detention centres across the U.S. and in other countries, including Germany and Ireland. The Toronto gathering included participants in the YWCA Settlement Program, the Canadian Association of Refugee lawyers, members of the Honduran community, and other groups, as well as DA members.


    A number of speakers talked about urgent need to close these prison-like facilities:
    Irit Printz, the rabbi of B’nai Shalom v’Tivah synagogue, said that “This is not a moral gray area. Children should not be held in detention in conditions that are worse than the conditions in which people can keep animals. Parents should not be torn away from their children. Providing people with basic necessities and a safe place to stay should be obvious, not a matter of debate.”


    Karin Lippert, DA Toronto chapter Vice-chair, stated later that “Our message at the Lights for Liberty was: Close the Camps. Americans and people around the world are horrified by the images of children in cages, sleeping on the floor in their own feces, without adequate food and water. This is not reflective of American and Canadian values and must not continue. Close the Camps was both a solemn demonstration and a sacred space. Several speakers reminded us of the decades of exploitation of Central America by American corporations – supported by the U.S. government – and the general disregard there has been for the PEOPLE of Central America.”


    Ed Ungar, DA Canada Vice-chair, stressed that action is required: “If you do not provide the basics of life (toothbrushes, showers, and so on) for children in your custody, that’s child abuse – child neglect. Society removes those children from custody. This is just as society must remove children from the Trump administration’s custody.”


    The gathering concluded with candle lighting, song, and words of encouragement for the journey forward. Julie Buchanan, DA Canada Executive Vice-Chair recalled that “after moving stories and inspirational speakers, we sang John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’”: Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one. ”True, I may be a dreamer but clearly I was not the only one there that day. There is always hope,” said Ms. Buchanan.


    In her statement, Rabbi Printz noted the meaning of candle lighting: She said that Jews light candles on Hannukah “because of the principle that light should always be increased in the world, that the world is dark enough without removing what light there is. I am so proud to stand with you today as we add our light to the world with the hope that we can make the world a little brighter, a little more caring, perhaps even a little more just.”


    For DA members, the July 12 protest pointed the way toward action that is needed in 2020. Karin Lippert said that the gathering was a powerful reminder of our shared humanity. “ Going forward, the activism of Democrats Abroad living in Canada and around the world, and also our voter turnout in 2020 will be an affirmation of our values and an expression of the collective power of every vote.”

    Authored by Virginia Smith

     

     


  • Webinar: Operating a Canadian business as a US citizen Sunday April 28, 2019

    Democrats Abroad Canada is pleased to bring back our U.S. Tax Webinars for members. These webinars fill up quickly, so please register to attend today!

    Operating a Canadian business as a US citizen

    The Trump tax reforms made entirely changed the tax reforms around operating a business as a US taxpayer resident in Canada. This webinar will provide an overview of those changes and examine strategies for dealing with the complexity as a Canadian resident US citizen who wants to incorporate. Incorporation can still provide significant tax benefits — even for those with double tax exposure. Specifically, the webinar will cover at a high level:

    • Tax benefits of incorporation
    • The US repatriation tax and strategies for offsetting it;
    • The US GILTI rules and strategies to mitigate them;
    • Other tax planning ideas for incorporated business owners.

    Sunday, April 28, 2019
    3:00 P.M. Eastern / 12:00 P.M. Pacific
    Duration: 90 minutes

    This is an online webinar session and advance registration is required. Register by clicking here and we will follow up with WebEx installation/user/meeting information. Hope to "see" you there!

    About the presenter

    Max Reed is a cross-border tax lawyer at SKL tax in Vancouver where he focuses on tax strategies for those with tax issues that span the Canada-US border. Specifically, he has written a number of articles addressing the taxation of US citizen business owners who reside in Canada. SKL Tax has been helping people with double tax exposure for over 40 years.


    Watch for our email invitation to attend US Personal Tax Webinar on May 26th.

    Questions? email [email protected]


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  • Notice of 2019 Annual General Meeting & Election & Bylaws Amendments

                     The Board of Democrats Abroad Canada invites you to attend your
                                                 Annual General Meeting

    WHAT?

    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019

    PURPOSE?

    To inform you about 2018 activities and the accomplishments of your country committee + amendments to the Bylaws + election of the DA Canada Board Members for the 2019-21 term.

    The AGM agenda and registration link will follow at a later date.

    WHEN?

    Sunday

    31 March 2019

    2:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern Time

    WHERE?

    Via WebEx and possibly in-person at some chapters. Look for announcements from your chapter or contact your local chapter chair. Address all other enquiries to Chair, Democrats Abroad Canada: [email protected]

    WHO?

    All Members of Democrats Abroad Canada

    HOW?

    For Members not yet signed up to WebEx, the video conferencing system used by Democrats Abroad, you will receive information at a later date for a WebEx tutorial and for downloading the necessary software. WebEx has a total capacity of 200 participants so space online is limited.

    MORE ELECTION INFORMATION

    The electronic ballots will be emailed to members on March 16th. Submit your completed ballot by 11:59PM EDT March 30th. To vote you must have joined Democrats Abroad by 11:59PM EDT March 3, 2019, you must be a member of DACA, a US citizen of voting age and a resident of Canada.

    The Nominations & Elections Committee for Democrats Abroad Canada is proud to release the slate of candidates for election to the 2019-21 term.

    Ballots will be distributed March 16th to active members of Democrats Abroad Canada registered as of March 3, 2019. Election results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:00pm EDT. The link to RSVP to attend the AGM will be distributed with your ballot.

    Candidate statements may be viewed at this link

    Chair

    Steve Nardi

    Executive Vice Chair

    Julie Buchanan

    Vice Chair
    (2 to be elected)

    Marnelle Dragilla

    Ed Ungar

    Treasurer

    Lissette Wright

    Secretary

    Susan Alksnis

    IT Manager

    None

    Counsel

    Danielle Stampley

    Membership Secretary

    Susan Brennan

    Member-at-Large
    (3 to be elected)

    Louis DeLamarter

    Sofia Misenheimer

    David Mivasair

    Darius Pruss

    Chris Shaw

    DPCA Voting Representatives
    (24 to be elected)

    The first 12 DPCA Voting Rep positions will be filled by those elected to the positions from the slate above. Anyone whose name appears above as a candidate for a board seat who is elected will have their name removed from the slate on the right. The remaining 12 will then be elected from the remaining DPCA Voting Rep slate, following Article 15 of DA Canada Bylaws establishing a balance of sexes on the board.

    Female slate:

    Gena Brummitt

    Heidi Burch

    Earlene Busch

    Ivelisse Castillo

    Rachel Eugster

    Tracy Hudson

    Denise Roig

    Heidi Schneiderman

    Brooke Scott

    Male slate:

    Louis DeLamarter

    J. David Markham

    David Mivasair

    Robert J Petrusa

    Engin Polar

    Darius Pruss

    Chris Shaw

    Kenneth Sherman

    Democratically yours,

    DemsAbroad Canada Nominations & Elections Committee

     

    Bodil Geyer, NEC Chair [Vancouver, BC]
    Starla Goggins [Toronto, ON]
    Randi Weitzner, NEC Teller of Elections [Montreal, QC]


  • AGM Information, Nominations and Election Commitee (NEC) Report, Candidate Statements

    Toronto Chapter AGM
    Center for Social Innovation
    192 Spadina
    Toronto
    Sunday March 17th
    3-4 pm

    We will tallying ballots and finalizing the election, taking nominations from the floor if necessary, reviewing our many accomplishments over the last term.

    We are planning to celebrate after the AGM at a nearby pub so stay tuned!

    RSVP here to attend in person

    You may also attend virtually by Web Ex on your own device! RSVP here to receive those instructions.

     

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    NEC Toronto Report 2019

    The NEC held conference calls and evaluated the 2019 Nominee Statements.  We kept minutes, sent agendas, and worked towards filling all positions.  Our final report will be given at the AGM.

    Erin Campeau, Teller
    Reg Charney
    Star Goggins, Chair

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    CANDIDATE STATEMENTS

     

    Danielle Stampley

    Chapter Chair

    I am the outgoing Co-Vice-Chair of the Democrats Abroad - Toronto Chapter, and I am running for Chair because I would like to build on the momentum we created in 2018 by increasing engagement in 2019 and getting out the vote in 2020. I am also the current Counsel of Democrats Abroad Canada.

    Before joining Democrats Abroad, I worked with other small volunteer projects. In the short time I have been with DA (since 2017), I have learned a lot about organizing and how to best deploy the resources we have available. We are all volunteers, which means we have limited time and have to be strategic in how we invest that time. We are getting better and better at this, and our enthusiasm is limitless.

    As a Vice Chair, I helped plan meetings and chair them in our Chair's absence. I organized volunteers, sent out communications and planned events. I also worked to organize chapter resources online and train volunteers. I have attended our international DA Meeting and have developed a good understanding of the organization's resources and rules.

    When I'm not working with DA, I'm a lawyer. I started out practicing in a large law firm in New York, and now I represent workers and unions in an employment and labour practice. In both settings, organization, planning, and leadership are key to a successful practice. I rely on these skills in my work with DA.

    I am a Missouri voter, and I won't be satisfied unless we do everything we can to turn out every overseas Democratic vote in 2020.  I would very much appreciate your support.

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    Karin Lippert

    Co-Vice-Chair

    We need people like Karin Lippert who inspires the people with hope and
    justice in their heart to devote enough time into changing the world.

    She has devoted hundreds of hours to voter outreach events, hitting the
    streets and handing out literature, working in voter outreach booths at
    street fairs, organizing events like debate watches and producing a voter
    outreach video at Second City.

    In the last term she co-chaired the first ever Women's Caucus in Toronto and has been fighting for womens' rights for 50 years.

    As our media contact, she sent out press releases and organized at least 3o interviews with various board members. The key in terms of media is establishing good relationships, providing accurate information and putting forward spokespersons who can put the
    issues and Democrats Abroad role in getting out the vote to as wide an
    audience as possible. Building the media relationships is especially
    important in a large media market like Toronto.

    She has the experience, expertise and is an inspiration to us all

    Julie Buchanan

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    George Polak

    Co-Vice-Chair

    Hello,

    I am a retired sales and marketing leadership professional with some 44 years of doing the work and leading the work of others in a team-oriented setting.

    I am committed to the ideals of the Democrat party who, I firmly believe today more than ever needs to take back the White House and Senate while retaining the House.

    I am an Army veteran of 3 years which included a tour in 1970 in Vietnam Nam and feel I did not make this sacrifice so that our thin skinned, no nothing, egomaniac could become leader of the US and the free world.
    It would be my honour to serve!

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    Mari Rutka

    Secretary

    I have enjoyed my duties as co-secretary for the Toronto Chapter and am willing to continue in that role.  It has been a pleasure to be around so many who are dedicated to making a difference by helping to support Americans abroad, both in their ability to vote and in supporting matters of particular concern to Americans living in Canada.   Hope I can still help.

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    Treasurer

    No nominee

    Kathleen Leuschen

    Member at Large

    Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska with stops in Virginia and Maryland along the way, I have been a Toronto resident for over 20 years.  I have served as a Member-at-large for the Toronto Chapter for the last two years and as the Treasurer for the last few months.  I bring to the position my experience in the non-profit sector, including various roles in high profile private and public foundations.

    Currently my passions include gender equity and parent engagement in education.  I volunteer in various roles that blend my own love of social justice with being a policy nerd and strategic planner.

    This year, I hope to use my background in organizational governance and strategy to engage our younger, progressive members in our get out the vote efforts. Toronto has an amazing number of Americans living abroad that simply need the right reason to join us.

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    Arielle Loeb

    Member at Large

    I’ve been living outside of the US since 2006; first in Europe and now in Canada. While a proud resident of Toronto, I continue to be a fiercely proud American. I have chosen to submit my candidacy for Member-at-Large at Democrats Abroad Canada because I believe the upcoming 2020 elections are too important for me to remain a bystander and voter only.

    While living in Canada, I want to do whatever I can to ensure fellow Americans living here are registered to vote. I want to show how easy it is to vote absentee from Canada and the importance of doing so. The midterm elections have demonstrated that every vote truly counts.

    I have worked in marketing my entire career. First at General Mills in the US, followed by stints in Europe and Canada. Currently, I am the EVP of Marketing for Spark Power, an independent power company based in Oakville.

    I would like to bring these experiences to Democrats Abroad Canada. While I am a relatively new member of Democrats Abroad, I think the upcoming elections offer a great opportunity to increase awareness about the organization, its cause, and how Americans living in Canada can engage and ensure their votes are counted and their voices are heard.

    To the position of Member-at-Large and the Board overall, I will bring my passion for making positive change happen—as well as over 20 years of persuasive marketing and communication know-how—in any way that can serve the organization and its members.

    Some races in the midterms were decided by as little as a percentage point. “With America’s elections increasingly decided by far less, participation in early voting can decide races from Congress to school boards” (Quartz article, After 2018, the US should stop calling it election day), I want to do my part to ensure that every American living in Toronto/the GTA have the chance to participate in a way that works for them. 

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    Lewis Luo

    Member at Large

    I'll say thank you to Julie for her email at the beginning. Julie said "We need you to volunteer to be a member of the Board of the Toronto Chapter".

    I've known Julie, Star, Sherry, David, Ed, Bennett, Lissette and many other fellow Americans here and among Expat American abroad friends for some years now. Frankly, I've learned a lot from YOU and obtained both your helps and your friendships as well in many aspects. I feel grateful to your friendship, in particular David, Ednar and Starla 'Star'.

    Participating DA branch organized "Register and vote abroad" community event, to advise citizen students in Toronto area to sign up online and to demonstrate the privilege right vote from abroad; attending Tax seminar in local library and tele-conference workshop on overseas American TAX issues and concerns; assisting in election-watch party, pub night and election debate, handling vote from abroad postings and accepting training in Toronto Consulate General etc. I've been a pretty active participant in the local branch community.

    I'm passion of public service, obligated to voice people's concerns about their responsibilities verse their legal rights. i fully understand the role that DA can play in community and in electoral democracy process. Too often, I told myself it's not always about to win or to lose, but to show your passion and your care across the party line.

    Ten years went through and gone by, since I left home state. I crossed over day by day and another, while missing home, friends and family relatives, too painful to tell. I never have such kind of feelings in my life!

    Member-At-Large position can be a fit to fulfill my passion and to be ALWAYS ready on-call to GO HOME.

    Thank you for your consideration.

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    Janette McCabe

    Member at Large

    Although my family and my roots are in Toronto, I have spent almost 25 years of my adult life living in the United States and my husband and I raised our three children there. When then candidate, Barack Obama became the Democratic nominee in 2008 I became highly energized to become an American citizen so that I could vote in this historic election. I was ecstatic with his victory and felt that the values and causes for which he and the Democratic party stood aligned with mine. Throughout my adult life I have been involved in social justice issues; in particular those related to Latin America, human rights/refugee rights and in the latter part of my professional life worked with a refugee resettlement agency in Louisville, Kentucky as the Special Medical Needs Coordinator. I have an undergraduate degree in Nursing and an M.A in Political Science. In the 2012 and 2016 Presidential elections I did some door to door canvassing in Cincinnati for Democratic candidates as well as some phone banking and most recently worked as a volunteer in the Toronto office assisting with phone banking for the 2018 mid-term election. In December I was invited to join the Toronto Board as a Member-at-Large and was happy to accept this position. I am deeply concerned about the events I see happening in the U.S. and feel a responsibility to work to bring about the changes necessary to reverse the course taken by the Republican government over the last two years. I am committed to working diligently with other Board members and volunteers with the goal of engaging and increasing the membership of Democrats Abroad, getting out the vote and ultimately, ensuring a Democratic victory in the 2020 Presidential election which by almost any measure will be the most consequential election of our time. I would be grateful for your support in this effort. Thank you.

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    Stephanie (Sarah) Perry

    Member at Large


    I am a retired lawyer, age 62, and as a phonebanker during the recent mid-terms I was one of the most committed (in terms of hours worked, not in terms of the fervour we all shared) volunteers in the Toronto campaign centre. I believe I may have been the "top-producer" for the Toronto chapter, and I know we all had a great time working together on a project we passionately believed in.

    I'm really, really OLD, so I've done volunteer work for many organizations, dating back to handing out anti-war -- that's the VIETNAM War -- flyers every day after middle school, without my GOP parents' knowledge.

    Most relevant for this position is that I chaired a non-profit community organization, The Cabbagetown Tour of Homes, here in Toronto. I had started as a one-day volunteer, then for a few years thereafter served as the volunteer co-ordinator and was responsible for organizing over 200 volunteers at multiple locations and in varying functions, for the weekend of the event, and eventually I got stuck running the whole damn thing for 5 years as chair.  We raised tens of thousands of dollars annually ( at a time when that was LOTS of money)  for local charities, including an after-school arts programs for at-risk kids in Regent Park which combined counselling with creativity, and an English literacy group for new Canadian women , many of whom couldn't read and write in their own languages and who were socially isolated.

    I am grateful to DemsAbroad for keeping me informed on the issues most relevant to Americans abroad (of ANY political denomination) and for the help voting over the 25 years I've been here in Toronto, but I only got involved, came out to an event, and signed up to work for the organization as a phonebanker,  after Trump came in.

    There is no cause more important to me at this time than 2020, and I understand that the Toronto Chapter is looking for competent and committed members with the time to step up and do more. 

    If you can use me, I'm available.

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    Sam Rowan

    Member at Large

    I am self nominating myself to be a member-at-large for the next election cycle because as the posting on the website states, this is probably the most important election of my lifetime and want to help Democrats Abroad in any way possible. I recognize the importance that having an engaged base for the in the Toronto area as Democrats Abroad play a massive role in holding the Democratic Party to a progressive platform. Having volunteered municipal and provincial political parties in Canadian elections I have gained valuable experience talking and working get members and potential members of political parties to engage in the electoral process and look forward to doing the same in this coming election.

    As a current student at Ryerson University, I feel that I'm an ideal candidate to be a member at large as I can help recruit fellow students who are eligible to vote yet haven't been engaged in American politics before to vote in this upcoming election. Being in a University environment ensures that I've been writing consistently over the past year in a way that will be considered professional and competent for this position. Additionally I find my current enrollment at a local University to be important because issues like climate change and financial equality are the most pressing issues of this next election and considering the enthusiasm that politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ro Khanna , show that mobilizing a young and progressive vote in Toronto will help assure that the party runs a optimistic campaign in order to combat the Neo-Fascist platform the Republicans will be running on the next election. As the last election proved a lesser of two evils platform is simply not good enough to beat Donald Trump's populist appeal.

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    Brooke Scott

    Member at Large-York Region

    My name is Brooke Scott and I am running for Member at Large-York Region. For nearly the past two years I have been the Member at Large for York region attending monthly Toronto board meetings both in person and online. I have participated in and run several events to engage US eligible voters. Beginning in 2018, I began became co-chair of the Women's Caucus Canada and recently have begun running the Women's Caucus Canada. I believe in grassroots activism and the power of our vote to create progressive change.

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    Virginia Smith

    Member at Large

    I think that I have made some significant contributions to the work of Democrats Abroad during my current term on the Toronto board as a member-at-large, and I would like to be able to continue those contributions. I may also start contributing in new ways if I am elected again.  My worked has been focused in two areas: as a mover of Democrats Abroad Vietnam project and as a writer of articles for the DA website.
    A primary goal of the Vietnam project has been to tell the stories of DA members who moved to Canada from the U.S. during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The turbulence caused by the Vietnam War was a factor in the moves made by many Americans at that time. The project also aims to discover the contemporary relevance of the experiences of those who moved. Some of the stories told to DA can be found on the Democrats Abroad Canada website.
    I have written a number of articles for the DA website, including articles on Hillary Clinton's visit to Toronto, on DA Toronto's response to the Parkland shootings, and on DA's efforts to get out the vote for the 2018 election.
    My professional experience includes writing, editing, and community organizing. I have worked with a number of community-based initiatives, for example, the Out of the Cold program. I am currently a member of the council at my church. I have been involved in effort to develop bonds of friendship with Muslim organizations and families in Toronto.
    I came to Canada as a student and became a permanent resident in the late 1960s. I am from New York, and I continue to vote from there.

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    Ed Ungar

    Member at Large

     I've been on Toronto's ExCom since Toronto was effectively Canada's Ex Com. Among other activities. It's been wonderful to see Democrats Abroad Toronto and Canada grow to where we are. It is also important to keep in mind how far we have to go. Along with attending and organizing our reach outs at street fairs and labor day parades I'm proud to, along with Adrian Jones, to have  organized the first DA phone bank in the world right here in Toronto. Right now, I am a member emeritus. But that does not carry voting privileges nor does it allow me to help contribute to a quorum. I am running for member at large so I can further contribute in the next crucial years.

    Ed  Ungar

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  • Membership Verification 2019-We hate to see you go!

    Every January all of DA's country committees must report the numbers of their verified members as a part of our internal governance. 

    Verified members are those who we can confirm are still living in Canada. A large number of our members move back to the States every year and are no longer abroad, which means they can no longer be a member. Verification is determined by members' RSVPs to our events posted on the website, requesting ballots through votefromabroad.org, contact through phone banking, snail mailing and email exchanges with local committees. 

    Membership profiles risk being deleted if we cannot verify, at least every four years. 

    We recently sent 1700 emails to non-verified members and are attempting to phone those for whom we no longer have a good an email address.  If you received this email or a phone call,  and are still in Canada wishing to stay in touch with us, please send us an email today!to let us know that you want to stay with us! [email protected]

     

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  • Nomination Deadline Jan 31, 2019 - Volunteer for the election that will save America

    Use this link http://da.formstack.com/forms/2019agm to self-nominate for a position on the board, or contact the Nominations and Elections Committee with any questions at all about running (volunteering) Email [email protected]

    Chapter Chair

    The Chapter Chair shall be the legal representative of DA Canada-Toronto and the Chief Executive Officer of the organization and 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 DA Canada-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 DA Canada-Toronto. The Chapter Chair shall be a voting member of all Standing Committees and ad hoc committees. The Chapter Chair shall be a member of and attend meetings of Democrats Abroad Canada.

    Co-Vice-Chair

    In the absence of the Chapter Chair, either of the Co-Vice Chairs shall call and preside at meetings of members and of the Executive Committee. The Co-Vice Chairs shall have such other duties as chairing one or more committees. The Co-Vice Chairs shall work with the Chair to ensure all responsibilities approved by and on behalf of the organization are supervised and executed appropriately. One of the Co-Vice Chairs elected shall be a member who is of different gender to the Chair.

    Treasurer

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

    Secretary

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

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

    Members-at-Large bring to the organization special gifts and talents. Members-at-large should expect to spend time receiving and keeping informed by multiple emails from our list serve. You will work to engage area members by organizing events, such as Tax Seminars, Debate Watches in 2019 and 2020, Global Primary Voting Centers in early 2020, participate in phone banking events in 2020, pub nights, round circles, movie nights and speaker nights. We also need special skills with Nation Builder and folks to devote time to database work: phoning members whose emails bounce, contacting new members when they join, and contacting members whose memberships are expiring. Other responsibilities may include: posting events on our website, writing articles for our website, writing and or sending emails.

    Member-at-Large Durham Region

    Member-at-Large Durham Region works to engage area members by hosting events, such as Tax Seminars, Debate Watches in 2019 and 2020, a Global Primary Voting Center in early 2020, phone banking events in 2020, pub nights, round circles, movie nights and speaker nights.

    Member-at-Large Peel Region

    Member-at-Large Durham Region works to engage area members by hosting events, such as Tax Seminars, Debate Watches in 2019 and 2020, a Global Primary Voting Center in early 2020, phone banking events in 2020, pub nights, round circles, movie nights and speaker nights.

    Member-at-Large York Region

    Member-at-Large Durham Region works to engage area members by hosting events, such as Tax Seminars, Debate Watches in 2019 and 2020, a Global Primary Voting Center in early 2020, phone banking events in 2020, pub nights, round circles, movie nights and speaker nights.

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