Vancouver Chapter Chair / DACA Membership Secretary / DPCA Voting Rep

  • is hosting Global Presidential Primary 2020-01-22 18:56:28 -0500

    Global Presidential Primary

    WHEN
    March 07, 2020 at 11am
    WHERE
    Roundhouse Community Centre
    181 Roundhouse Mews
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
    Canada
    Google map and directions
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  • is hosting Global Presidential Primary 2020-01-22 18:52:01 -0500

    Global Presidential Primary

    Don’t miss your chance to vote in person in Canada this presidential year! 

    We’re thrilled to announce event details for the Vancouver chapter of Democrats Abroad for the 2020 Global Presidential Primary:

    Tuesday, March 3

    Cedar Cottage Pub, 3728 Clark Dr., Vancouver, BC, V5V 3E2 (Voting in back room)

    6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    The pub will watching the Super Tuesday voting returns so plan to stay around to watch with fellow ex-pat Americans and interested Canadians.

    If you aren't a member, be sure to join soon at www.democratsabroad.org/join

     See our article in the News section for our Vancouver chapter for more info.


    WHEN
    March 03, 2020 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Cedar Cottage Pub
    3728 Clark Dr
    Vancouver, BC V5V 3E2
    Canada
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting Global Presidential Primary 2020-01-22 18:51:54 -0500

    Global Presidential Primary

    WHEN
    March 03, 2020 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Cedar Cottage Pub
    3728 Clark Dr
    Vancouver, BC V5V 3E2
    Canada
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • Kitchen Table Talk for DA Vancouver members Dec. 7, 1 pm in Yaletown

    Kitchen Table Talks are small group events held by our members to talk about policy issues that matter to Americans abroad.

    Some of the issues you might want to discuss:  Climate, Democracy, Economy, Equal Rights, Immigration, Health Care, Poverty, and Taxation.

    DA Vancouver's Policy Secretary, Darius Pruss, will be leading the meeting, and your feedback can help shape the 2020 Democrats Abroad Platform.

    Find out more:

    https://www.democratsabroad.org/2019_kitchen_table_talks

    WHEN
    December 07, 2019 at 1pm - 2:30pm
    WHERE
    Roundhouse Community Centre
    181 Roundhouse Mews
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
    Canada
    Google map and directions
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  • published Lights for Liberty Vigil in News 2019-07-13 11:21:45 -0400

    Lights for Liberty Vigil

    Thanks to DA Vancouver member Melek Ortabasi and her partner Cliff Ng for organizing the Lights For Liberty vigil up at SFU's Richard Bolton Park. The road closure made it a bit difficult to find but we had 35-40 stalwarts.
    Our message is clear: Close the detention camps. Treat asylum seekers with dignity. Recognize the valuable contributions of refugees and illegal immigrants to American society and the military.
    #LightsForLiberty #CloseTheCamps #DemocratsAbroad #DAResists

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  • donated 2019-02-16 11:53:13 -0500

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    Every dollar you give supports our work to elect Democrats who will fight - AND FIGHT BACK - to make a better life for ALL Americans.   Join us by making a donation today.

    Julia Bryan, Chair - Democrats Abroad

    We need Democrats like you to commit to Democrats Abroad - your Democratic Party for overseas Americans. Contribute to Democrats Abroad today and help us fight back against the Trump agenda, register Americans all over the world for upcoming elections, reach out on issues that concern you and build a brighter future for our country and the world. With your help, we can make the difference. We did it all over the country in 2018! And we will make the difference in 2020!

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  • published US Tax Seminar in Vancouver, March 9 at 11 a.m. in News 2019-02-08 10:21:59 -0500

    US Tax Seminar in Vancouver, March 9 at 11 a.m.

    JPS Financial Services will present their popular US Tax Seminar on Saturday, March 9, at 11 a.m. This year is a "must attend" - the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has changed US tax law in 2018.

    Major changes include a standard deduction that has practically doubled but also includes elimination of personal exemption amounts and important changes you'll want to know if you itemize deductions.

    This Seminar is critical for US citizens in Canada who would like a comprehensive overview for filing US taxes and informational forms for the 2018 tax year.

    Topics to be covered include:

         - TCJA changes taking affect for the 2018 tax year

         - Who needs to be aware of US tax compliance

         - Tax basics for US Citizens in Canada

         - Common scenarios and forms that need to be filed

         - Estates and Gifts

    Join us at Kensington Community Centre, 5175 Dumfries, Vancouver, V5P 3A2. Cost of the seminar is $20 -- and you must register in advance.

    Buy tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4076899 or mail a $20 cheque of money order made out to "Democrats Abroad Vancouver" to JPS Financial Services, 205 - 2248 Elgin Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2B2.

    Very sorry, no "at the door" registrations accepted at this event because handouts will be pre-printed for participants.


  • DA Vancouver Annual General Meeting Upcoming on January 26

    Please mark down Saturday, January 26, 2019, on your calendar and come out to the DA Vancouver Annual General Meeting at the Kensington Community Centre, 5175 Dumfries Street, Vancouver, BC, V5P 3A2 (near Knight & 35th). The meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. and last about an hour. Refreshments will be served (in case you need more inspiration to come).

    Please bring your ideas about how we can get more ex-pat Americans to register and vote in the 2020 US election.


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  • wants to volunteer 2017-11-30 08:47:43 -0500

    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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  • signed up on Women's Caucus 2017-03-08 19:11:10 -0500

  • donated 2016-01-28 00:11:46 -0500

    DA Donkey Design

    Thank you for joining the DA Donkey Design Challenge!

    Help decorate the Democrats Abroad donkey by donating on behalf of your country. Top donating countries win a featured spot on the decorated donkey.  

    Best of all, proceeds go to our Get Out the Vote campaign for the 2016 elections with 50% of every dollar donated available for Get Out the Vote activities in YOUR country. So everyone is a winner. 

    Donkey Days closes on January 28th and we'll announce the results January 31. The donkey will make its premiere at the Democratic National Convention in July.

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I have been a member of DA for 15 years and an officer with the Vancouver chapter since 2012. My aim is to inform as many ex-pat Americans as possible about exercising their voting rights to move America back to a country of which we can be proud.