Canada Country Chair / DPCA Voting Rep / Canada LGBT Caucus Lead

  • DemsAbroad Canada Chair, Steve Nardi, responds to Donald Trump’s attack on American democracy

    Moments after we heard Donald Trump’s horrific attack on American democracy Thursday night, I appeared on CTV News Channel with Jennifer Burke, and the Chair of Republicans Overseas Canada to discuss the ongoing vote count and Trump’s blatant undermining of American democracy.

    I’ll let the video say the rest.


  • Steve Nardi, DemsAbroad Canada Chair, talks with CTV News on the need to count every vote

    The night after election day, as Chair of DemsAbroad Canada, I spoke with Marella Fernandez of CTV News on the variety of creative and legacy-type initiatives DemsAbroad Canada undertook to reach the est. 625k Americans living across Canada eligible to vote in the 2020 election to cast their ballot.

    Through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers contributing thousands of hours of their time, resulting in a greater than 250% increase in DemsAbroad Canada members' ballot requests, my prediction is that the 2020 vote from Americans in Canada will double the 2016 results. I am immensely proud of every person who contributed to this success!

    I also talk to the need to count every vote, to let the process work the way it's supposed to. Each person has a right to have their vote counted. It was well known in advance that it was improbable to have an outcome on election night due to the historic millions of mail-in ballots to be counted. Neither candidate nor the media declares the election winner. The winner is determined by the declared results from each of the 50 states.

    We wrap up the conversation with concerns for what the next two months could be like should Joe Biden be declared the winner as expected and any comparison between the 2000 election and 2020. For reference, the Ex is Ontario's "state fair" held in Toronto for the last two weeks of August.


  • Access a 50% discount on shipping with UPS Canada through 2024

    UPS

    If you vote from AL, AR, CT, GA, ID, IL, KY, MD, MI, MN, NH, NY, OH, PA, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, or WI, you must return your ballot by mail or express courier.

    It’s too late to drop off your ballot at the Embassy or Consulate, and questionable timing if sending by postal mail but don’t despair. UPS has special discount rates for large associations in Canada and as a member of Democrats Abroad Canada, you can now obtain this discount rate, with up to 50% savings off published shipping rates*. This is an ongoing savings benefit – it does not expire on Nov. 3rd!

    You'll save on the following shipping services:

    • Save 50% on shipping within Canada, to the U.S. and to Worldwide destinations.*
    • Save 50% on shipments imported into Canada.*

    Also included:

    • Save 30% on Brokerage Entry Preparation Fee.
    • Weekly Service Charge (Automatic Daily Pickup) – 100% waiver.
    • UPS On-Call Pickup® service – 100% waiver. Freight Collect 3rd Party Surcharge – 100% discount.
    • Ship to a UPS Access Point® Location fee (within Canada) – 100% waiver.

    CLICK HERE for full program details (Being a benefit available for members of DemsAbroad Canada, you need to sign in with your DemsAbroad login)

    (After you log in, you may have to scroll down the screen to locate the UPS information)

    You'd like access to the members discount but you're not a member of Democrats Abroad Canada? It's fast, easy and free to join by CLICKING HERE.

     


  • Too late to drop your ballot at the Embassy or Consulates

    Too late to drop ballots at Embassy's & Consulates

    If you're planning on sending in a paper ballot or vote from the following mail-in only states, it's now too late to drop your ballot into the diplomatic pouch at the embassy or consulates. But you can still get your ballot to the U.S. through various express courier services in Canada.

    • AL, AR, CT, GA, ID, IL, KY, MD, MI, MN, NH, NY, OH, PA, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WI

  • wants to volunteer 2020-10-13 22:17:51 -0400

    Volunteer

    Join our tiny actions team and receive regular emails outlining actions you can take to support issues that matter to Democrats and our allies. 

    Democrats Abroad's country committees need local volunteers. Volunteer by clicking on the "Countries" tab above, find your country, and contact your leaders directly.

    Do you want to help at a global level? We have more than a dozen global teams that work to keep our organization running. 

    Our global teams provide get out the vote help, communications, technology support and more to the all the grass roots volunteers working at the local level in Democrats Abroad. Regardless of where you live there is a team that needs your talent and dedication. Now is the time to join fellow Democrats and help fight for what's right. Any questions, write us at volunteer@democratsabroad.org

    Please check out our global team opportunities.

     

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  • "Love Letter to the USA" by DemsAbroad Canada member Lynn Harrison

    It is our absolute pleasure to share this song written/performed by Lynn Harrison, a member of DemsAbroad Canada, and an Iowa voter. If you feel you've been away from the U.S. so long that you shouldn't vote, this one's for you.

    A musical reflection on the importance of absentee voting in the 2020 US election. Thank you, Lynn!


  • donated via 2020-09-18 03:24:48 -0400

    A conversation with Nicco Mele on “Politics Journalism and the Threats to Both”

    Your generous donation, whether small or large, will be greatly appreciated and will have a direct impact at this critical time. Every US Dollar will benefit Democrats Abroad Get Out the Vote efforts[Mobile device users, please scroll down to donate!]

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    Nicco Mele is managing director at the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation and on the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is the faculty co-chair of the Harvard Council on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence. Online event Thurs., Sept. 24th at 8:30pm EDT via the Zoom platform!

    Thank you for your consideration and support!

    Donations will be going to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (Democrats Abroad) and not to any candidate for federal office.

     

     

     

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  • VOTER ALERT: DROPPING OFF YOUR BALLOT AT THE U.S. CONSULATE IN QUEBEC CITY

    Submitting your sealed ballot to the U.S. Consulate:  We'd be happy to accept your sealed voting ballot! Once it is received, we will send it to election officials via diplomatic pouch. Please note that it may be faster for you to mail your ballot directly to election officials using the appropriate postage and the fastest method of mailing available. 

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  • VOTER ALERT: DROPPING OFF YOUR BALLOT AT THE U.S. EMBASSY IN OTTAWA

    Submitting your sealed ballot to the U.S. Embassy:  We'd be happy to accept your sealed voting ballot! Once it is received, we will send it to election officials via diplomatic pouch. Please note that it may be faster for you to mail your ballot directly to election officials using the appropriate postage and the fastest method of mailing available. 

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  • VOTER ALERT: DROPPING OFF YOUR BALLOT AT THE U.S. CONSULATE IN VANCOUVER

    Submitting your sealed ballot to the U.S. Consulate:  We'd be happy to accept your sealed voting ballot! Once it is received, we will send it to election officials via diplomatic pouch. Please note that it may be faster for you to mail your ballot directly to election officials using the appropriate postage and the fastest method of mailing available. 

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  • VOTER ALERT: DROPPING OFF YOUR BALLOT AT THE U.S. CONSULATE IN CALGARY

    Submitting your sealed ballot to the U.S. Consulate:  We'd be happy to accept your sealed voting ballot! Once it is received, we will send it to election officials via diplomatic pouch. Please note that it may be faster for you to mail your ballot directly to election officials using the appropriate postage and the fastest method of mailing available. 

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  • VOTER ALERT: DROPPING OFF YOUR BALLOT AT THE U.S. CONSULATE IN MONTREAL

    Submitting your sealed ballot to the U.S. Consulate:  We'd be happy to accept your sealed voting ballot! Once it is received, we will send it to election officials via diplomatic pouch. Please note that it may be faster for you to mail your ballot directly to election officials using the appropriate postage and the fastest method of mailing available. 

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  • VOTER ALERT: DROPPING OFF YOUR BALLOT AT THE U.S. CONSULATE IN TORONTO

    Submitting your sealed ballot to the U.S. Consulate:  We'd be happy to accept your sealed voting ballot! Once it is received, we will send it to election officials via diplomatic pouch. Please note that it may be faster for you to mail your ballot directly to election officials using the appropriate postage and the fastest method of mailing available. 

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  • VOTER ALERT: DROPPING OFF YOUR BALLOT AT THE U.S. CONSULATE IN HALIFAX

    Submitting your sealed ballot to the U.S. Consulate:  We'd be happy to accept your sealed voting ballot! Once it is received, we will send it to election officials via diplomatic pouch. Delivery by diplomatic pouch may take a couple of weeks. Please note that it may be faster for you to mail your ballot directly to election officials using the appropriate postage and the fastest method of mailing available. 

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  • donated via 2020-08-29 02:19:38 -0400

    $1,437.40 raised
    GOAL: $1,000.00

    The Americas Region of Democrats Abroad is honoured to present a region-wide film screening of Capturing The Flag.

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    Please donate - even just $10 - to support the costs associated with this online event and the work of the Capturing the Flag team. Any funds raised in excess of $1,000 will go to Democrats Abroad to support our global GOTV efforts.

     

    Donations will be going to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (Democrats Abroad) and not to any candidate for federal office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

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  • donated via 2020-08-19 04:50:30 -0400

    Democrats Abroad
     2020 Democratic National Convention Week

    Join our Speakers in supporting Democrats Abroad's
    Global Get Out the Vote campaign

    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States. Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 

    We are phoning banking voters, running social media ads, running online help desks, and mailing potential voters in order to win in 2020.

    We CAN make the difference, but we need YOUR help. Please make a donation today to fund our Global Get Out the Vote campaign.

    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donation to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

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  • LIVE Global Voter Registration Assistance

    Voter registration assistance

     Did you know every eligible American living abroad can vote in U.S. elections this   year? 

     Do you have questions about how to vote? Click the chat bubble at the bottom of   this screen and we'll help you find the answers.  

     Starting July 26th, join us any Sunday till November from midnight to midnight   Eastern time to talk to a volunteer LIVE on Zoom about questions you have about   voting from abroad.

    More information: The easiest way to request your ballot is at VoteFromAbroad.org. It takes just a few minutes to complete and send in your form to the US state where you last lived. The website will guide you step by step. In most cases it’s pretty simple. But if you’re new to overseas voting, or if you haven’t done it in a while, you may have additional questions. That’s why we’ll be here every Sunday until election day to help.

    If you can’t make it any Sunday, you can always email us at helpdesk@votefromabroad.org or send in your question through our online help bubble, and a volunteer will get back to you.

    CLICK ON A DATE FOR SPECIFIC DETAILS

    August 16th, 23rd, 30th

    September 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

    October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

    November 1st


  • Fmr Amb to Canada Bruce Heyman talks with Morning Joe about the overseas vote

    Democrats Abroad has partnered with the Ambassadors for Biden initiative to reach the up to 6m eligible overseas American voters. Fmr Amb to Canada Bruce Heyman went on Morning Joe speaking to how easy it is to register at VoteFromAbroad.org and highlighting how few Americans in Canada voted in 2016. There are enough of us in Canada to make the numerical factor of victory in close elections.


  • donated on ActBlue via 2020-11-12 04:50:39 -0500

  • donated via 2020-06-20 17:57:39 -0400

    Online webinar: The Basics of Cross-Border Estate Planning for Americans Living in Canada

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    Support the Democrats Abroad get out the vote efforts in 2020 with a suggested donation of at least $10 USD.

    It’s going to be a crucial election requiring Democrats Abroad to rely heavily on phone banking and social media campaigns to reach the millions of eligible American voters living abroad.

    Thank you for your support - we look forward to you joining the webinar!

     

    Donations will be going to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (Democrats Abroad) and not to any candidate for federal office.
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