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

The rabble podcast network offers an alternative take on politics, entertainment, society, stories, community and life in general. All opinions belong to the podcaster; however, podcasters are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new podcasters -- contact us for details.

Please chip in to support more articles like this. Support rabble.ca for as little as $5 per month!

Image: David Mivasair

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

Thank you for reading this story…

More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.

rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.

So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.

And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.


We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:


  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.


  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.