A Thanksgiving message to Americans in Canada -- register to vote!

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As the nation down south tucks into turkey dinners this year, there is bound to be a lot of interesting and even volatile conversations around the dinner table. Because, with the American presidential election just a little under a year away, not to mention the impeachments proceedings happening right now, dinner time could get a little fractious. Good luck with that!

To recognize American Thanksgiving, our interview today is our contribution towards building democracy.  Our advice to Americans living in Canada: register to vote! Today's first guest is David Mivasair. He’s been living in Canada for many years but he's still very connected to his American roots. So much so that he's working hard to get other Americans living in Canada involved in helping determine the outcome for his country in November 2020. Today you'll be hearing about his organizing efforts with Democrats Abroad and why he's working hard to get fellow Americans living in Canada registered to vote.

If you're a citizen of the U.S. and you want to register, go to either Democrats Abroad or Americans Abroad to find out how. 

And second, it's not just American Thanksgiving this week. It's Black Friday, that post-Thanksgiving celebration of consumerist excess about buying. And buying. And buying. Campbell McClintock is a writer and artist committed to social change who lives in Halifax. He's also an American citizen living in Canada. He shares his thoughts about how to burst the consumerist bubble this season.

Image: David Mivasair

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