Fundraiser for Voter Protection in Georgia and all over the United States
Georgia's state law, as well as other state bills designed to suppress the vote make passing the federal bill S1 - the "For the People Act" - a crucial next step!
DA will be rolling out an action campaign for all members and committees to ACT on to push our senators to pass this fundamental bill. That action will include support for an amendment to the bill further supporting Americans abroad voting rights.
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Thank you for your generosity and defending U.S. citizens' right to vote.
Democrats Abroad, now is the time to show your support and stand up for our voting rights!
Contact the Democrats Abroad Voter Protection Team at [email protected]
for volunteering opportunities or information!
*Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.
*Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.
*All donations are processed in US dollars. When you use your Canadian credit card, the charge will come in as a US $ charge per the current conversion rate. You do have the option of selecting an "other" category as a donation amount if you wish to do the math to make your donation in US dollars meet your wishes in CAD $.Donate
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.
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!
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.
Scroll down and click on the dates below to RSVP and get connection details and reminders.
Did you know every eligible American living abroad can vote in U.S. elections?
Was the last place you or your parent lived in the US the state of Georgia?
If you are 18 on or before January 5th you are allowed to vote in the runoff election.
Do you have questions about how to vote? Click the chat bubble at the bottom of this screen and we can help you find the answers.
But we get it. Sometimes you just want to speak to live person.
Join us Tuesday & Thursday (noon-4pm January 5th & 7th. All time are listed as U.S. Eastern time. Our volunteers and standing by LIVE on Zoom to help answers questions you have about voting from abroad and curing your ballot.
How is it done on Zoom? You'll come into the main room and be paired 1:1 with a volunteer into a breakout room to ensure privacy and that you can get all your questions answered. It couldn't be easier.
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 voting abroad, 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 the 'office hours', you can always email us at [email protected] or send in your question through our online help bubble, and a volunteer will get back to you.
Here is a handy website to convert the time zone to yours wherever you are in the world.
Zoom Connection Details:
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/91090344003
Meeting number: 910 9034 4003
Online webinar: The Basics of Cross-Border Estate Planning for Americans Living in Canada
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.Donate
Please join us to welcome the 2019-2021 National Capital Region Chapter Board of Democrats Abroad Canada to be acclaimed if officer positions remain uncontested:
Candidate for Chapter Chair and Member at Large/English Media Contact: David Schellenberg
Chapter Chair 2017-2019 | DPCA Voting Representative for Democrats Abroad Canada | Together we win! | https://twitter.com/DSchellenberg | Votes in Iowa.
Candidate for Chapter Vice-Chair: Rachel Eugster
Born in Washington, D.C., Rachel Eugster has lived in and voted from Baltimore, Maryland; Sperryville, Virginia; and (currently) Boston, Massachusetts. A resident of Ottawa for the past 20+ years and a naturalized Canadian citizen, Rachel has not yet lived in Canada for as long as she lived in the U.S. Rachel has been an active member of Democrats Abroad since early 2008, and previously served as an ExCom advisory member for the National Capital Chapter. Having been elected as a DPCA Voting Representative for DA Canada this past March, Rachel participated in her first Democrats Abroad Global Meeting in Washington, D.C., in May 2019. Prior to that, she and her husband drove across the border into upstate New York in November 2018, and spent a few days leading up to the U.S. midterms helping to get out the vote for Anthony Brindisi in his ultimately successful quest to turn a red seat blue (NY-22). Rachel is active as a volunteer and in local Canadian politics, while maintaining a very busy “patchwork” career as a performer, director, writer, and editor. | http://RachelEugster.com | Votes in Massachusetts.
Candidate for Chapter Secretary: John Klenk
Chapter Secretary 2017-2019 | John Klenk feels he can provide assistance based on his professional work experience, specifically leading seminars and training sessions in the past. John was born and raised in Southeastern Pennsylvania, came to Canada to attend the University of Ottawa and have called Ottawa home for 11 years. John is proud to be American born and raised, and feels strongly about his right to remain politically active no matter where he may live in the world. | Votes in Pennsylvania.
The Chapter NEC did not receive any nominations for the following Chapter Officers: Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Volunteer Coordinator and Member at Large/French Media Contact.
Additional Chapter Board positions remain open [click here for job descriptions]. You will have an opportunity to make floor nominations for all officer positions and vote in person!
DATE: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
TIME: 7:30 PM for Chapter AGM
TIME: 9:00 PM for Night One of Presidential Primary Debate Viewing
PLACE: The Heart & Crown in the Byward Market, in The Black Rose room, 67 Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P5.
LET’S TAKE ACTION AND GET INVOLVED!
Lissette Wright, NEC Chair
Larry Rousseau, NEC Teller of Elections
National Capital Region Chapter of Democrats Abroad Canada
Nominations & Elections Committee
P.S. Know anyone else that would like to volunteer for Democrats Abroad in the Ottawa area? Invite them to this meeting!