Ask An American To Vote

Ask An American To Vote

By Democrats Abroad
Get involved in U.S. politics from outside the United States. This podcast is for anyone who can vote from abroad in American elections, and for those who know someone who can.

David Schellenberg and Rachel Eugster—chair and vice-chair of the Canada's Capital Region chapter of Democrats Abroad—discuss issues and opportunities of interest to American citizens living in other countries.

For more info: democratsabroad.org
To get your ballot: votefromabroad.org
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Episode 5: DA member Brian Hassett attends the New Hampshire Primary

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Episode 7: The Global Presidential Primary Results are In!
Americans around the world chose to cast their primary vote with Democrats Abroad. While maintaining social distance, Rachel and David take a look at the numbers: Who won our delegates? How was turnout? What are our voters' ages? How did Canada's share of the votes stack up? For more info: democratsabroad.org To get your ballot (do it NOW!!): votefromabroad.org
17:06
March 30, 2020
Episode 6: Samuel Baltz compares elections.
Also on Super Tuesday, we sat down in the tavern with Samuel Baltz, an American-Canadian and a PhD candidate in political science and computer science at the University of Michigan. In a 20-minute crash course on the science of comparing elections, we touched on voting in the U.S. and Canada, the influence of money, voter suppression, the 8- to 10-year swing toward change, what voters seek in a leader, who picks our candidates, what people in the U.S. can do to get people living outside the country to vote, and whether it matters what words you use when you phone someone to ask them to vote. And . . . we wind up at the end with a surprise reveal. Recorded on March 3, 2020 (Super Tuesday). For more info:  democratsabroad.org Visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DemsAbroad/, Follow on Twitter: @DemsAbroad Check it out on Instagram: demsabroad
21:16
March 7, 2020
Episode 5: DA member Brian Hassett attends the New Hampshire Primary
Anyone can be a roving reporter! On Super Tuesday, we phoned Brian Hassett from the tavern (https://www.thesenate.ca/) where we were running our Voting Centre. Brian is a DA member based in Toronto (and a Dead Head), who travelled to New Hampshire to experience the primaries in person, despite having decided to vote later on, in Democrats Abroad’s own Global Presidential Primary. But did it help him make up his mind? And which candidate offered the best post-voting spread? Watch for Brian's book, Blissfully Ravaged in Democracy, which he will be publishing soon. Recorded on March 3, 2020 (Super Tuesday). For more info:  democratsabroad.org Visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DemsAbroad/, Follow on Twitter: @DemsAbroad Check it out on Instagram: demsabroad
16:00
March 7, 2020
Episode 4: Getting involved with Democrats Abroad
Have you found your place within Democrats Abroad?  David and Rachel explore some of the volunteer roles, from small things like postcards and phone calls to . . . well, no, you can't take over the podcast. Includes a fleeting cat reference. Recorded Feb. 9, 2020. For more info:  democratsabroad.org Visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DemsAbroad/, Follow on Twitter: @DemsAbroad Check it out on Instagram: demsabroad
17:30
February 16, 2020
Episode 3: Voting at an Iowa Caucus for the First Time
Lance Lehman is US citizen but he has lived in Canada almost his entire life. Recently he travelled to Iowa with his brother to find out what the experience is like. Listen for what happens when John Kerry notices your Christmas sweater. Recorded Feb. 9, 2020. For more info:  democratsabroad.org Visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DemsAbroad/, Follow on Twitter: @DemsAbroad Check it out on Instagram: demsabroad
12:54
February 16, 2020
Episode 2. Request your absentee ballot!
Why do it now? Why do it every year? Why use votefromabroad.org instead of going directly to your voting state? Rachel and David try to thread their way through the quirks and cautions of voting by absentee ballot so that you don’t have to! For more information: votefromabroad.org (Recorded on January 19, 2020.) For more info:  democratsabroad.org Visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DemsAbroad/,  Follow on Twitter: @DemsAbroad Check it out on Instagram: demsabroad
11:29
January 20, 2020
Episode 1. What is Democrats Abroad and why does it hold a Primary?
Episode One. What is Democrats Abroad, and how do presidential candidates qualify for its Presidential Primary ballot? What is Democrats Abroad doing running a primary in the first place?  Who gets to vote in it, and how can you do so? Why would you want to vote for your favored candidate through Democrats Abroad instead of through the state where you vote? Rachel and David supply the answers as they kick off the podcast with a burst of laughter. (Recorded on December 8, 2019. Check for updates as the Democratic candidates qualify for the DA ballot.)
12:42
December 22, 2019