International Treasurer, Democrats Abroad | Treasurer, Democrats Abroad Canada

  • National Capital Region Chapter AGM, Elections and Primary Debate Viewing on June 26

    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!

    Democratically Yours,
    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!


  • is hosting TEST CA NCR EVENT 2019-06-18 15:59:24 -0400

    TEST CA NCR EVENT

    WHEN
    December 31, 2019 at 6pm
    rsvp

  • National Capital Region Chapter - June 27 Debate Viewing in Ottawa

    You are invited to join your new DA Canada National Capital Chapter Leadership to view the second night of the Presidential Primary Debates on June 27.

    Each set of debates is over two nights in order to accommodate the large field of candidates. 

    Before the first debate on June 26th we will have our Chapter AGM!  Before the second debate we will have a chance to do some planning.

    The first debates are from Miami on NBC.

    NIGHT ONE, Wednesday, June 26 | Click here to RSVP:
    Cory Booker
    Bill de Blasio
    Julián Castro
    John Delaney
    Tulsi Gabbard
    Jay Inslee
    Amy Klobuchar
    Beto O'Rourke
    Tim Ryan
    Elizabeth Warren

    NIGHT TWO, Thursday, June 27 | RSVP Below:
    Michael Bennet
    Joe Biden
    Pete Buttigieg
    Kirsten Gillibrand
    Kamala Harris
    John Hickenlooper
    Bernie Sanders
    Eric Swalwell
    Marianne Williamson
    Andrew Yang

    Please join us each night at 7:30 PM.

    The debates will be live on television from 9 PM to 11 PM.

    Our location will be the The Heart & Crown in the Byward Market, in The Black Rose room,  67 Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P5.  

    There is a ground level accessible entrance off of Murray Street.

    See you next week!

    Democratically Yours,
    Chapter Chair – David Schellenberg 
    Chapter Vice-Chair - Lissette Wright 

    WHEN
    June 27, 2019 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    The Heart & Crown - Byward
    67 Clarence St
    Ottawa, ON K1N 5P5
    Canada
    Google map and directions
    1 rsvp rsvp

  • donated 2019-06-09 11:28:15 -0400

    Jim Mercereau's Big Birthday Donation Party

    You only turn 70 once. It is time to celebrate a little. As many of you know I have been holding house parties to raise dough for Democrats Abroad and other voting endeavors for the past few years. This year because the elevator in my building is out we have not been raising money. So I am using this milestone birthday to hold a big bash for all my Madrid friends. 

    You are invited to my 70th Birthday Party at The Village Taproom on Sunday evening, 7-11. Food and 2 drinks provided.

    The fundraiser is an online donation limited to US citizens. Everyone one is welcome, but it is the American’s treat. If you could kick in $10-$70 if would go a long way to assuring a massive turnout in 2020. 

    The work we do here in Spain in getting Americans to vote has been a huge success. 2018 was a blow out for us with 76% of our active members requesting an absentee ballot. Much of that can be directly attributed to the Democrats Abroad sponsored website: www.VotefromAbroad.org

    Most of our new members are sign ups through the voter registration/ballot request check off in the VFA survey. Your donation will attract other Americans to request their absentee ballot. 

    Less than 30% of VFA users re helping 1000’s to vote. In fact in 2018 over check the join button so you can see we a90,000 overseas Americans responded to a social media Vote from Abroad ad that resulted in their completing the form to get a ballot. The more opportunities people get to see the VFA social media ads the more folks request their ballot. Have you met many overseas Americans who are ready to vote for this President? 

    The votes from overseas voters are often the margin of victory for races that are decided by less that 1%. In 2018 the Democrats captured the Senate seat of Maggie Hassan NH by the margin of votes that came in from overseas. That was replicated in 2018 for many House seats. 

    Thanks so much for your support!

    Jim

    Donate

  • Chapter Board Election for the Natioanl Capital Region -- Nominations Close on June 19, 2019

    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
    National Capital Region Chapter of Democrats Abroad Canada
    2019-2021 Chapter Board

    Please join us for the Chapter AGM and Elections of Democrats Abroad in the National Capital Region [Ottawa/Gatineau]. We need YOU to consider becoming part of our Chapter Executive Committee to WIN in 2020. Join us to elect new Chapter leadership to guide us to a Democratic Presidential election victory!

    Click here for more information about the Chapter Board Candidates to be acclaimed if officer positions remain uncontested

    Nominations from the floor will be accepted for candidates to stand for election in-person at our Chapter AGM and Elections. Please see job descriptions for Chapter Officers below!

    Click here to RSVP for the Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Canada - National Capital Region Chapter and NIGHT ONE - June 26 Debate Viewing in Ottawa.

    National Capital Region Chapter AGM & Elections to be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:30PM EST. Following the AGM, all those present are welcome to join us to watch the NIGHT ONE of the first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential election.

    On Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 7:30PM EST, please join us again on NIGHT TWO of the first of the first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential election. Click here for details about the June 27 Debate Viewing!

    Location: The Heart & Crown in the Byward Market, in The Black Rose room of The Irish Village, 67 Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P5.

    JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOR CHAPTER OFFICERS

    Chapter Chair: The Chapter Chair shall be the legal representative of DAC-NCR and the Chief Executive Officer of the Chapter, and shall preside at all General Meetings and all meetings of the Board. The Chapter Chair shall have Membership responsibility for the day-to-day activities of DAC-NCR 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 DAC-Chapter. The Chapter Chair shall serve as Media Contact. The Chapter Chair shall be a member of and attend meetings of Democrats Abroad Canada.

    Vice-Chair: In the absence of the Chapter Chair, the Vice-Chair shall call and preside at meetings of members and of the Executive Committee. The Vice-Chair shall have such other duties as chairing one or more committees, depending on the Vice-Chair's experience and preferences. 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 the opposite 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 meetings, maintain all files and administrative records of the organization, and maintain a current list of members of DAC-NCR Board.  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 Vice-Chair. The Secretary shall schedule and coordinate on-line participation for all Board and Committee meetings.

    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 DAC-NCR a Statement of Income and Expenses based on a fiscal year ending March 31 and a Balance Sheet as of March 31.

    Membership Secretary: The Membership Secretary maintains the DAC-NCR membership database by processing new members, responding in a timely manner to member requests for changes, and uses best practices to ensure data integrity, confidentiality, and accuracy. The Membership Secretary works with the Volunteer Coordinator to identify “target groups.” In coordination with the DA IT Manager, the Membership Secretary participates in the annual DA membership verification process. The Membership Secretary provides statistical information to the DAC-NCR Board as required.

    Volunteer Coordinator: The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for the following: [1] Draft internal membership communications (e.g. monthly newsletters) and coordinate with Chair, and Vice-Chair, [2] Initiate and coordinate trainings for volunteers, [3] Coordinate membership drives, including incentives for becoming a member, [4] Develop a list of “Volunteer Do’s and Don’ts” for Info-stands, Events, etc., [5] Develop recruitment strategies and incentives for volunteers, [6] Work with membership database, identify “target groups” (working with Membership Secretary).

    Member at Large/English Media Contact: 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. The Member at Large/English Media Contact will be responsible for the following: [1] Should demonstrate verifiable experience and/or training in the fields of Media, Press and/or PR, [2] Act as liaison between DAC-NCR and international press officer, [3] Coordinate and work with Member at Large/French Media Contact [4] Maintain national contact database for journalists / press contacts (googledoc), [5] Record and archive all press generated on DAC (TV, radio, print) (in cooperation with other DA Canada media contacts)

    Member at Large/French Media Contact: 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. The Member at Large/English Media Contact will be responsible for the following: [1] Should demonstrate verifiable experience and/or training in the fields of Media, Press and/or PR, [2] Act as liaison between DAC-NCR and international press officer, [3] Coordinate and work with Member at Large/English Media Contact [4] Write and organize translation (by one of our volunteer translators) of relevant press releases & press-release templates (those not provided by int’l. press officer), [5] Maintain national contact database for journalists / press contacts (googledoc), [6] Record and archive all press generated on DAC (TV, radio, print) (in cooperation with other DA Canada media contacts).

    At present, DA Canada - National Capital Region Chapter Officers are:
    Chapter Chair – David Schellenberg*
    Vice-Chair – Lissette Wright
    Chapter Treasurer – Andrew Watson
    Chapter Secretary – John Klenk*
    Chapter Membership Secretary - James Kehoe
    [*] Asterisks indicate officers who are in their first term, are eligible to run and will run for reelection!

    LET’S TAKE ACTION AND GET INVOLVED!

    Democratically Yours,
    Lissette Wright, NEC Chair
    Larry Rousseau, NEC Teller of Elections
    National Capital Region Chapter of Democrats Abroad Canada
    Nominations & Elections Committee


  • New Board Elected on March 23, 2019 - Hamilton-Burlington-Niagara Chapter

    New Board Elected on March 23, 2019 - Hamilton-Burlington-Niagara Chapter

    There is new leadership in place for the Hamilton-Burlington-Niagara Chapter, elected at the Annual General Meeting on March 23d.

    This Board includes four new members and four returning members:

    Chair
    David Mivasair

    Vice-Chair
    Judith Wanner

    Secretary
    Debra Krar

    Treasurer
    Constance Jain

    Membership Secretary
    Paula Cimba

    Members-at-Large
    Ron Barrett
    Susan Hill
    Tracy Hudson

    The entire board expresses great thanks to Ken Sherman who will stay involved as Past Chair.  Ken founded our chapter some fifteen years ago and has served as chair until now in addition to his Canada-wide and global roles.  Ken has been instrumental to the growth of the chapter over the years.

    Respectfully submitted from the Nominations and Elections Committee: Susan Alksnis (Chair) and Tim Flannery (Teller).

    +

  • Announcing Candidates for Election to the Hamilton-Burlington-Niagara Chapter Board – 2019-2021

    Announcing Candidates for Election to the Hamilton-Burlington-Niagara Chapter Board – 2019-2021

    Thank you to these volunteers who have stepped up to help lead our Chapter!

    All positions are uncontested, so we are not sending digital ballots. All voting will be in-person.

    Candidates for election are listed below with their candidate statements. 

    Please join us at the Chapter AGM, Saturday, March 23rd 11:00am with Panel and Lunch to follow. George Hamilton Restaurant, 152 King St. West (at Bay), Hamilton, Ontario.  Click here for AGM details and rsvp.

    For the open position of Membership Secretary, nominations can be taken from the floor at the Annual General Meeting, Saturday, March 23rd. See the Membership Secretary position description here.

    For reference, the nomination call was emailed to all eligible Chapter members and posted here.  The Chapter Nominations and Elections Committee is comprised of: Susan Alksnis (Chair) and Tim Flannery (Teller). Questions can be directed to Susan by email.

    Candidates

    Chapter Chair

    David Mivasair

    I am active in Democrats Abroad to bring positive change to U.S. politics.  I have been active in Vancouver and now Hamilton. I was on the Vancouver exec committee and now with Hamilton’s exec. I was in Japan for the 1980 election and was an alternate to the Dem National Convention. In Vancouver in 2008, I registered over 300 U.S. citizens to vote.

    I know non-profits. For four years, I was the exec director of a political change organization in Washington, DC.  For 25 years, I was a rabbi in several synagogues. Now retired, I have time and energy for Dems Abroad.

    I am focused on electoral success in 2020.  I want to reach out to the thousands of U.S. citizens in our area to register and vote.  I have organized successful voter registration at a speech by Hillary Clinton as well as the Women's March, Folk Festival, Pride Parade and more. During the mid-term, I organized nearly 40 Dems Abroad Canada to volunteer in swing districts in the U.S.  As the Communications Officer for Dems Abroad Canada, I helped raise our profile with stories in nearly all the mainstream media in Canada. I will continue to reach out to hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens in Canada.  I can also support our chapter as Chair along with the other members of the board to help the chapter grow. 

    It is important to listen to any concerns that members bring forward.  I welcome members and interested not-yet-members to contact me at any time.

    Chapter Vice-Chair    

    Judith Wanner           

    I have been involved with the Hamilton DA chapter for several years, most recently as Vice Chair. I have attended, supported and helped organize the Chapter's varied activities including the annual tax seminar, the summer picnic, and local Get Out the Vote efforts. I look forward to continuing to work with our Hamilton group as we move toward the 2020 election. I vote in Minnesota.

    Chapter Secretary     

    Debra Krar     

    Please accept this self-nomination for the role of Secretary.  As a dual American/Canadian citizen residing in Canada for the past 23 years and in the USA for the preceding 18 years, I want to support the Democratic party during this chaotic US political climate.   I originally became involved to exercise my right to vote in the US elections and attended a DA sponsored tax seminar to better understand my challenging tax compliance requirements as a dual US/Canadian citizen. As I participated in the Labour Day parade, Locke Street festival and SuperCrawl to raise awareness, I also came to understand how the DA organization is structured internationally.  Last year I worked on the Toronto based GOTV campaign so learned more about the internal operations of the organization, its goals and special projects to make a difference in advancing the Democratic party’s objectives during the mid-term elections. The people I have met are wonderful and the information disseminated is greatly appreciated.  I feel that my skills as a certified project manager and management consultant can continue to be leveraged to support the chapter.

    Chapter Treasurer     

    Constance Jain           

    Instead of throwing marshmallows at the TV I decided to contact other Democrats and do as much as I could to support the Democratic party.  In my role as Treasurer of Democrats Abroad Hamilton-Burlington I feel I am doing my part to encourage US citizens to vote and hopefully, elect more Democrats to serve in public office. It is my desire to continue in this office.

    Chapter Membership Secretary

    Open – nominations can be made from the floor during the Chapter Annual General Meeting on Saturday, March 23rd.

    Chapter Member-at-Large

    (alphabetically by last name)

    Ron Barrett    

    I am 69 Years old, from Chicago and immigrated to Canada with my wife as NAFTA investors in 2010 when we bought a transportation company in Milton, ON. I have a BS in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University. Most of my career has been as a senior manager, operation and sales, in technology related industries. I have been involved throughout much of my life in a variety of community and civic activities such as; City Council in Harvard, Illinois, officer positions in the Jaycees, Rotary, Wicker Park-Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, and Wicker Park Committee (a neighborhood association), active in several Chicago city council campaigns as well as two congressional campaigns and upon moving to Canada we were active in supporting our local councillor, now mayor of Burlington. I view Trump as a threat to the United States and the world. I’m concerned about income inequality, climate change, and ignorance over critical thought. I value history, civics, the arts, community and civility over what's the shortest path to making a buck or “screw you I've got mine”. I am disturbed by most of the current political class who mostly appear to put self above society.

    Susan Hill       

    I was born and raised in the Detroit area and attended Eastern Michigan University where I earned both BBA and MBA degrees.  In 1987, I moved to Chicago where I lived until we moved to Canada in June 2010 when my husband and I acquired a courier business in Milton through the NAFTA investor program.  I am a dual citizen and vote in US elections from Illinois.  I live in Hamilton with my husband, dog and three cats.  My corporate business career spanned over 25 years in the telecommunications industry where I held executive management positions leading large sales organizations across the US and Canada.  Since the acquisition of our business here in Canada, I am responsible for managing all financial activity as well as website development, marketing, and IT.  On a community level, I served on the board of the Wicker Park Committee (neighbourhood organization), was a founding member of the Wicker Park Garden Club, and served as a Trustee and member of the Stewardship Committee at Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago.  Here in Canada, I participate on the stewardship committee and the planning committee for the annual fund raising events for Port Nelson United Church in Burlington. 

    I have always followed politics and have voted in every election since I became eligible to vote.  I believe under the current administration, our voting rights are at risk.  Voter suppression is one key issue that I believe needs significant attention from lawmakers.  My other key issues are universal healthcare, climate change, gun control, corporate "ownership" of our elected members of congress, and the threat to women's reproductive freedom.  I am encouraged by the recent mid-term elections and hopeful the pendulum will swing back toward sanity and bi-partisanship.  I long for politicians who can develop and enact legislation that serves the people, not the corporations and top one percent.  

    Tracy Hudson

    I have been volunteering for Democrats Abroad for eight years, helping Democrats Abroad Canada coordinate its social media. I served on the Hamilton/Burlington/Niagara chapter last term as IT Manager. I’m looking forward to helping the chapter with its communications.

    +

  • National Capital Region Chapter - Annual General Meeting-In Person Event

    Please join us for the Chapter AGM and Elections of Democrats Abroad in the National Capital Region [Ottawa/Gatineau]. We need YOU to consider becoming part of our Chapter Executive Committee to WIN in 2020. Join us to elect new Chapter leadership to guide us to a Democratic Presidential election victory!

    RSVP below for the Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Canada - National Capital Region Chapter to be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:30PM EST. Following the AGM, all those present are welcome to join us to watch NIGHT ONE of the first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential election.

    To run or nominate a fellow Democrats of the National Capital Region [Ottawa/Gatineau] click here to complete the form for nominations. If you want to see change, now is the time to act. We need your support and involvement! You can help by getting involved with the Board, working from home by encouraging people to vote or at events such as our primary debates viewings.

    The deadline for submitting a nomination online is 11:59PM EST June 19, 2019. Nominations from the floor will be accepted for candidates to stand for election in-person at our Chapter AGM and Elections.

    Voting will take place in person at the AGM, or via online ballot, which will be sent in a general mailing to all DA Canada - NCR Chapter Members who have an email address on file. Click here to read about job descriptions for Chapter Board Officers.

    Democratically Yours,
    Lissette Wright, NEC Chair
    Larry Rousseau, NEC Teller of Elections
    National Capital Region Chapter of Democrats Abroad Canada
    Nominations & Elections Committee

    WHEN
    June 26, 2019 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    The Heart & Crown - Byward
    67 Clarence St
    Ottawa, ON K1N 5P5
    Canada
    Google map and directions
    9 rsvps rsvp

  • DA Canada-Hamilton/Burlington/Niagara Chapter -- Call for Nominations 2019

    Chapter Board Election for Hamilton-Burlington-Niagara -- Nominations Close February 6, 2019

    This is a great time to join our energetic and committed Chapter leadership. All Chapter members are invited to make a nomination for election to the chapter board. You can nominate yourself or someone else.

    Please consider submitting a (self) nomination online today at Nomination Form for Hamilton-Burlington-Niagara Chapter Elections  for Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, or Members at Large.  SEE POSITION DESCRIPTION BELOW.

    Running for multiple positions is permitted.

    Important Dates:

    Saturday, March 23rd - Election at Chapter AGM at 11:00am with lunch to follow | Click here to RSVP to AGM and Luncheon!
                                         George Hamilton Restaurant
                                         152 King St. West (at Bay), Hamilton, Ontario

    Questions regarding officer roles, responsibilities, and time commitment please contact Ken Sherman, outgoing Chapter Chair, (289) 396-4987 or k_e_sherman@yahoo.ca

    The Nomination and Election Committee (NEC) for this election is comprised of Susan Alksnis (Chair), Tim Flannery (Vice Chair) and (Teller of Elections - TBD).

    POSITION DESCRIPTIONS:

    Chapter Chair

    The Chapter Chair shall be the representative of the chapter to DA Canada Board of Directors and attend its regular meetings. The Chair shall call and preside at all meetings of the chapter including an annual meeting (AGM) in the first quarter. The Chair has the responsibility for the day-to-day activities of the chapter as approved and undertaken by the chapter’s Board. (6-10 hours a month)

    Chapter Vice Chair

    In the absence of the Chapter Chair, the Vice Chair shall call and preside at meetings of members and the Board. The Vice Chair shall work with the Chapter Chair to ensure that all responsibilities approved by and on behalf of the Chapter are executed appropriately. There may be two Vice Chairs as long as one is of different gender to the Chair, as per the bylaws of Democrats Abroad, and the rules of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). (4 – 5 hours a month)

    Chapter Secretary

    The Secretary shall attend and produce minutes of all Board meetings and the AGM. Minutes of all meetings shall be sent to the Board once approved by the Country Chair and/or Vice Chair. In the absence of the Secretary, the Chapter Chair or Vice Chair shall designate to another Officer the responsibility to attend and produce the minutes. (4-5 hours a month)

    Chapter Treasurer

    The Treasurer shall manage the finances of the chapter and its financial records. They report to the Chapter Board. All such records shall be open for inspection by members. The Treasurer shall prepare and present to the annual meeting (AGM) of the Chapter a Statement of Income and Expenses based on a fiscal year ending December 31. (4-5 hours a month)

    Chapter Membership Secretary

    The Membership Secretary maintains the chapter 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 Membership Secretary participates in the annual Democrats Abroad Canada membership verification process, which includes organizing phoning to members whose memberships are expiring. Training will be provided on DA's NationBuilder database, which is a required competency for this position.  (4-5 hours a month)

    Chapter Member-at-Large

    The Members-at-Large (at least 3) represent the broader membership of the chapter and bring special gifts and talents, which complement those of the other elected officials on the Board, such as IT, Communications, Events, and general support. Areas of involvement may include engaging members by organizing events, such as Tax Seminars, Debate Watches, DA’s Global Primary Voting Centers, phone banking events, pub nights, movie nights, voter registration tables or speaker nights. There are also opportunities to help with communications, social media, media relations, and our member database. Other responsibilities may include: posting events on the chapter website, writing articles for the website, writing and/or sending emails. Nominees are requested to indicate their expected areas or projects of focus. (4-5 hours a month)


  • signed up on Progressive Caucus Signup 2018-09-16 14:16:48 -0400

  • signed up on bc_signup 2017-12-15 08:11:43 -0500

  • @WrightLissette tweeted link to LGBT Signup. 2017-08-10 10:09:44 -0400

    LGBT Caucus Signup

    Democrats Abroad is committed to a world where all persons have access to the same rights and benefits, regardless of sexual identity or gender expression.

    STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

    The Democrats Abroad LGBT Caucus is the constituency group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex members and any Democrat abroad who supports them.

    The goals of the LGBT Caucus reflect the mission of Democrats Abroad to:

    • engage and empower LGBTI Americans living abroad to vote in US elections;
    • provide a platform for Democrats Abroad members, country committees and chapters to advance issues at the heart of the LGBTI community;
    • support Democrats Abroad’s members in issues they face living abroad as LGBTI Americans, such as access to government services and benefits for same-sex spouses and family members, the legacy resulting from past discrimination and Defense of Marriage Act.

    The LGBT Caucus: 

    • supports Democrats Abroad’s country committees and local chapters in organizing activities of interest to the LGBTI community, such as participation in pride events and voter outreach; 
    • disseminates information to Democrats Abroad members and promotes action on issues that affect LGBTI Americans and their families;
    • ensures that the LGBTI perspective is effectively incorporated in all the work of Democrats Abroad, including issues advocacy, communication and GOTV strategy, planning and execution; ensures that issues and policies that impact LGBTI Americans are included in the Democrats Abroad and Democratic Party platforms;
    • takes leadership in Democrats Abroad’s issues advocacy initiatives, including “door knock” visits to elected officials in Washington DC, to ensure that issues that impact LGBTI Americans living abroad and their families are included and addressed by elected representatives;
    • encourages LGBTI members to run for elected leadership roles within Democrats Abroad and fulfill Democrats Abroad’s diversity and affirmative action goals;
    • supports community building among Democrats Abroad’s LGBTI members and allies;
    • promotes Democratic Party candidates who demonstrate commitment to policies that positively impact the lives of LGBTI Americans;
    • supports and engages with Democratic Party LGBTI caucuses build capacity and achieve common goals.
    Sign up

  • signed up on Hispanic Caucus Signup 2017-06-27 08:11:22 -0400

  • donated via 2017-05-01 13:06:14 -0400

  • donated via 2017-05-01 12:50:35 -0400

  • signed up on Women's Caucus 2017-03-08 08:02:41 -0500

  • donated via 2017-01-15 19:49:20 -0500

    Women's March on Washington Democrats Abroad Dinner January 21

    Sorry, the Democrats Abroad dinner at the Women's March on Washington is now SOLD OUT. But you can still march with other members of Democrats Abroad. They'll be meeting at Eastern Market between 8-8:30 AM - look for the blue ponchos.

    If you want to support Democrats Abroad advocacy efforts and the Women's Caucus, click here to go to www.democratsabroad.org/donate and select "Support the Women's Caucus" in the Contribution Purpose drop-down menu.

    Any problems, contact Art Schankler at art@democratsabroad.org.

    Donate

  • Where to Share Herstory with Democrats in Canada

    DACA-Lissette Wright photo ClintonKaine-BumperSticker-DA_zps2756cde4.jpg

    USA ELECTION NIGHT EVENTS IN CANADA | STRONGER TOGETHER

    TORONTO - VENUE CHANGE

    MARCHÉ Mövenpick
    Brookfield Place - Street Level
    181 Bay St
    Toronto, ON M5J 2V1

    Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 07:30 PM - Wednesday, November 09, 2016 at 01:30 AM EST

    A NEW LOCATION for the Toronto Election Night Party! Marché Mövenpick in Brookfield Place Street Level. Update your calendar and see you at Marché Mövenpick!

    Stronger Together: Election Night Party: On Tuesday November 8th 2016, we will make history as we choose to be Stronger Together by electing Hillary Clinton as the first woman President of the United States. She will be the 45th President as well as the most qualified candidate to ever fill the office.

    In Memory of Adrienne Jones: This year's event is dedicated to the memory of Toronto's Adrienne Jones, who was serving as Regional Vice-Chair of the Americas Region; Executive Vice-Chair of Canada; and Chair Emeritus of the Toronto Chapter when she lost her battle with cancer on Monday, October 3rd.

    Click here to RSVP !

    Tickets: $35.00 CAD | Purchase tickets

    Contact: Gabriel Elias | comms@democratsabroad.ca | 647-466-2010

    ***

    CALGARY

    Kilkenny Irish Pub
    500-3630 Brentwood Rd NW
    Calgary, AB T2L1K8

    Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 05:30 PM - Wednesday, November 09, 2016 at 12:00 AM Mountain Time

    Your election HQ is at the Kilkenny. Watch the results come in with Democrats Abroad-Calgary.

    No need to RSVP -- Everybody is welcome! No Cover!

    Contact: Jim Davis | davis_jim@hotmail.com | 403-282-8605

    ***

    EDMONTON

    Duke's Diner
    11636 87 Ave NW
    Edmonton, AB T6G 0Y2

    Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 06:30 PM - 11:00 PM

    After a long election season, it’s finally coming to an end! Join Democrats Abroad-Edmonton to watch the results and cheer on Hillary.  All are welcome!

    Click here to RSVP !

    Contact: DA Canada Edmonton

    ***

    HAMILTON

    Ye Old Squire Taphouse and Eatery
    875 Main St W
    Hamilton, ON L8S4P9

    Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 07:00 PM - Wednesday, November 09, 2016 at 12:00 AM EST

    Join us as for an historic victory as we defeat Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton as the 45th President of the United States!

    Food and drink will be available. We will also have live music! A donation of $10 is kindly requested

    Click here to  RSVP !

    Contact: Ken Sherman | k_e_sherman@yahoo.ca

    ***

    KITCHENER

    McCabe's Tavern
    352 King St W
    Kitchener, ON N2G1B7

    Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 07:00 PM – 11:00 PM EST

    Come join us to celebrate Hillary-Victory!!!

    Downtown Kitchener near King and Francis Streets. No cover charge.

    Click here to RSVP !

    Contact: Tim Flannery | Flannery@flannerlylaw.ca

    ***

    LONDON

    Palasad North
    777 Adelaide St N
    London, ON N5Y 2L8

    Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 06:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST

    Gena Brumitt, Chair of Democrats Abroad Canada, London & Area Chapter, invites DAC members from Southwest Ontario, "left-leaning" Americans and dual citizens, family and friends, who are interested in watching Election Day results roll in REAL-time! We will be in Palasad North's Monarch room - come, one and all!

    Click here to RSVP !

    Contact: Gena Brumitt

    ***

    MONTREAL

    Sir Winston Churchill's
    1459 Rue Cres
    Montreal, QC H3G 2B2

    Tuesday, November 08, 2016 -- Doors Open 06:30 PM EST

    Come watch the news coverage and the returns with fellow Democrats Abroad and friends!

    Click here to RSVP !

    Contact: Marc Seltzer | marcseltzer@icloud.com | 514-929-8939

    ***

    NOVA SCOTIA

    Bill Curry Photography Gallery and Studio
    3455 Highway 1, Port Maitland
    Nova Scotia, Canada   B5A 5T6

    Tuesday November 8, 2016 from 08:00 PM to whenever anyone wishes to stay! Atlantic Time

    Join Democrats Abroad Canada Atlantic Chapter for a grand USA Election Night Viewing party!

    Please RSVP so we have an idea of what to expect!

    Contact: Bill Curry | bill@billcurry.ca | 902-649-2428 or 902-740-6811

    ***

    OTTAWA

    Heart & Crown - Mother McGintys - ByWard Market
    67 Clarence Street
    Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P5

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Wednesday, November 09, 2016 at 2:00 AM EST

    Join us for the largest USA Election Night Viewing party in Ottawa. The election results will be on the big screen all day and all night. Our official viewing party starts at 5 PM and goes until the speeches are done.

    All are welcome to enjoy cold drinks, great food and a night of strong opinions in a peaceful democracy.

    Click here to RSVP !

    Contact: David Schellenberg | davidschellenberg@gmail.com

    ***

    VANCOUVER

    The Rogue
    601 W Cordova
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1E1

    Tuesday, November 08, 2016 -- Doors Open 05:00 PM Pacific Time

    The marquee event is SOLD OUT but there will be limited overflow seating available at The Rogue/Convention Centre - 200 Burrard Street.

    Arrive early if possible.

    We hope to be Raising a Ruckus Tonight!!!

    Contact: Maureen Harwood | chair-vancouver@democratsabroad.ca

    ***

    VICTORIA

    Sticky Wicket
    919 Douglas Street
    Victoria, BC V8W 2C2

    Tuesday, November 08, 2016 -- Doors Open 05:30 PM Pacific Time

    The Election Night Watch Party in Victoria, BC is now SOLD OUT! Thanks everybody and wherever you are, we'll be together in spirit to watch the returns and celebrate Hillary's Victory!

    Contact: DA Victoria Chapter | davictoriachapter@gmail.com | 250-360-6066

    ***

    WINNIPEG

    Confusion Corner Bar & Grill
    500 Corydon Avenue
    Winnipeg, MB R3L 0P1

    Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 06:30 PM – 10:30 PM Central Time

    Please join us to watch the results come in for this historic election. And even more important - to celebrate the election of our first ever female president!

    While this is a free event - US citizens are encouraged to donate $5 to Democrats Abroad to cover costs.

    Contact: Jennifer Carpenter | DAWinnipeg@shaw.ca | 204-619-3076


  • donated 2019-06-06 16:18:24 -0400

    Make a donation using the form on the left or sponsor one of our projects through our Give to Win program.

    If you want to make a MONTHLY RECURRING (VERY HELPFUL) donation or use Paypal to make a donation, you may contribute to Democrats Abroad using ActBlue

    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 are already working on 2020!

    If you are unable to contribute online, send us a US Dollar check with this form to the following address.

    Democrats Abroad
    PO Box 15130
    Washington DC 20003
    USA

    Thank you for your support!

    On-line credit card contributions made to Democrats Abroad are secure, encrypted transactions made via Stripe.

    Donate

  • donated 2016-04-24 17:27:53 -0400

    2016 Convention Checkout

    You are almost to Berlin! Please input your payment info and the names of any additional registrants you are paying for. If you have any questions please email International Treasurer, Art Schankler Treasurer@DemocratsAbroad.org .

    Donate

NYer🗽|🇨🇦&🇺🇸Citizen|Support🌳Economic&SocialJustice|AffordableHousing|@HabitatGO|TheCanadian CharterofRights&Freedoms⚖️Treasurer|@DemsAbroad|@DemsAbroadCan