LET’S WATCH TOGETHER!!
Democrats Abroad Canada and our 14 chapters are hosting a virtual Presidential Debate Watch Party
Tuesday, Sept. 29th 2020, 8:30pm EDT
The debate is scheduled 9:00pm – 10:30pm EDT
A one-hour post-debate discussion will follow
14 individual Watch Parties In one Zoom location!!
Each chapter of DemsAbroad Canada will host a virtual debate watch party for their chapter members.
By pre-registering, guests will be pre-assigned to their chapter’s breakout room. Chapter leaders will host and moderate chat discussions during the debate and afterwards, guests are invited back to the main meeting room for a post-debate discussion.
The debate will not be broadcast over Zoom. There are multiple channels for viewing the debate and avoids any technical disappointments.
Throughout the debate you’ll have the opportunity to express your opinions to candidate statements through polling and “chat” with fellow chapter members.
You must RSVP for Zoom access details
350 City Hall Sq W
Windsor, ON N9A 6S1
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By Saturday, September 19, all Democrats Abroad members worldwide who have already requested their ballots by email will have them, and can start voting! Emailed and requested paper ballots are already arriving, but the week of September 20 is our peak opportunity to get the most ballots heading back to the USA as soon as possible.
WHAT IS IT?
For 72 hours, Canada’s most committed callers will be calling around the clock (at the times they each choose, and that are most convenient for them) and around the world. Join or support DA phonebankers worldwide as we phone our members to urge them to vote NOW and offer them voter assistance on how to return those ballots to be sure that each one counts! Canada is combining forces with Germany, Austria, Sweden, Israel, Costa Rica, Ireland and callers throughout Democrats Abroad to maximize calls during this critical week.
HOW DO WE DO THIS?
We already phonebank, so that part’s easy. NO FUNDRAISING IS REQUIRED by our members who make these calls. They can feel very good about the hours they call and the voters they help; their effort is the most valuable contribution they can make!
Are you a trained call agent? RSVP that YOU will be calling during this period, and be a phonebanking hero!
However, lots of people who cannot phonebank tell us how supportive they are of this work, and now is a good time to help with a donation if calling isn’t for you. You can donate today to support our phonebanking work!
Are you one of our 474 trained CallHub agents? When you RSVP, you also get a template for telling friends and family that you will be doing this important work, and that although you will be volunteering your time, their $10 gift to Democrats Abroad will pay for you to speak with 40 voters, or their $25 will allow you to make 100 calls in their honor, and here’s the donation link!
Or, do you like a challenge? If you’ve sponsored their marathons and walk-athons and bike-athons, it’s payback time! Send them our sponsorship form with your calling goal for the 72 hours, and encourage them to pledge their support of you-- and of democracy, too!
CLICK HERE TO RSVP for your calls to count in Canada’s total for the Call-A-thon, and to receive your (optional) sponsors/donations kit. And join us in Dialing for Democracy!
WHERE On your computer or laptop through the Chrome browser on the CallHub platform
1 Sir Winston Churchill Sq
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7
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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.
Amb. Bruce Heyman
Join Democrats Abroad Canada as we host a conversation with Nicco Mele and former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, on “Politics, Journalism, and the threat to both” Thurs., Sept. 24th at 8:30pm EDT.
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.
From 2016 to 2019, Nicco was the Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He continues to teach classes on technology’s impact on media, politics, and public policy.
Nicco’s prior experience includes founding technology companies, working on political campaigns, and a stint as a media executive at the Los Angeles Times. He advises several startups, including Blueprint Robotics (on-demand manufacturing), Optimus Ride (autonomous vehicles), Plympton (publishing), and Cignify (data analytics). Nicco serves on the board of the National Conference on Citizenship as well as the board chair of Democracy.Works and MassPoetry.
He has published widely, including the international bestseller The End of Big: How The Digital Revolution Makes David The New Goliath published in 2013 by St. Martin’s Press. Longer bio available here.
We’re excited to have Nicco join us for this conversation!
You must RSVP to receive access details.
453 W 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4
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1 Wellington St
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
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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 this year?
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.
Starting July 26th, join us any Sunday(24hrs), Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (noon-4pm) till November U.S. Eastern time to talk to a volunteer LIVE on Zoom about questions you have about voting from abroad.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
CLICK ON A DATE TO GET SPECIFIC CONNECTION DETAILS & REMINDERS:
Monday: 2-10pm CEST Hosted by DA United Kingdom (8am-4pm U.S. Eastern)
**September 21st **
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!