Who We Are

Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. We strive to provide Americans abroad a Democratic voice in our government and elect Democratic candidates by mobilizing the overseas vote.

Democrats Abroad has 41 country committees throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. These country committees keep Americans abroad informed of their rights and help them participate in the U.S. political process. Our members live in more than 190 countries around the globe and vote in every state and Congressional district in the U.S.

Democrats Abroad is recognized as a "state" Party by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and is represented on the DNC by eight voting members, as well as at the quadrennial Democratic National Convention.

Our online voter registration tool - votefromabroad.org - makes it easy to request a ballot and vote absentee from any place on the planet.

Get Involved

Interested in good opportunities to make your voice heard? Visit our Call Congress page for frequently updated actions. Or check out our country pages in the top navigation and find an event near you. Contact us through our online chat if you have questions! And if you haven't yet, join Democrats Abroad today. We are all stronger together. 


  • News

    DeVos Confirmation - Why We Fight

    "The Trump administration and the Republican Senators who voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education today have betrayed our children and our future," says Art Schankler, Democrats Abroad Vice Chair. "DeVos is unqualified and ethically deficient. Her views on education will make education in America worse, not better."   DeVos' appointment is on par with other nominees: an EPA administrator who doesn't believe in protecting the environment, an Energy Secretary who knows dangerously little about the Department he is about to lead, a Treasury Secretary who made a fortune from foreclosing on working Americans, the list goes on. Katie Solon, Democrats Abroad International Chair, issued the following statement: "We'll continue to fight for free quality primary and secondary education, as well as affordable quality higher education, and will rally behind Democrats who rightfully voted against her. We will also work hard to vote the Republican senators who supported DeVos out of office. 2018 is right around the corner and we are ready to roll." If you haven't already, join Democrats Abroad, and we will fight together. 
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    Democrats Abroad stands with airport detainees and protesters

    Democrats Abroad stands with the people being detained at international airports in Atlanta, Houston, Detroit, JFK, and Dulles, and with protesters at airports around the the US. "This executive order signed by President Trump discriminates against people based on religion and ethnic background and violates America's fundamental values and principles enshrined in the Constitution," states Katie Solon, Democrats Abroad International Chair. "We resist this un-American and counterproductive action and stand together for freedom, tolerance, and an immigration policy that reflects American interest and values." "We are proud of our members who have been offering their homes around the world to stranded travelers who are not being allowed to enter the US following the President's announcement." "Democrats Abroad members joined millions of people around the world the past week to march against such disturbing policies and stand up for democracy and human rights. We will continue to fight and encourage Americans around the world to join with us with continued actions." Follow our Twitter feed and help mobilize support for people unable to travel to the US due to the ban. #porteouverte
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  • From the Calendar

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Restaurant in Lugano TBD in Lugano, Switzerland

    ExCom Info Session: Wed Feb 15 – Lunch in Lugano

    Come find out about the next Democrats Abroad Switzerland Executive Committee (ExCom) and how you can play a bigger role in developing leadership for the future, opposing the Republican agenda, and helping elect Democrats in 2018!

    Lunch Discussion in Lugano

    Join Lugano and Switzerland leadership at an informal lunch and info session, at a local restaurant.

    WHEN:  Wednesday February 15, 2017
    TIME:  Noonish
    WHERE: A Lugano restaurant TBD
    RSVP:  Required to robin.bognuda@gmail.com by February 14; address and time provided with confirmation

     

    Additional Sessions

    Wednesday, February 15 – Dinner Discussion in Founex
    ➞ Thursday, February 16 – Online Q&A

     

    Deadline to send in nominations and candidate statement is February 17! All the info here... Elections will be held during the 2017 Annual General Meeting on March 25. Be sure to attend the meeting, and vote for your new ExCom! Questions? contact the Nominating Committee by email.

     

    Nominating Committee

    Maya Samara [mayasamara@gmail.com]
    Anne-Shelton Aaron (chair) [chair@democrats.ch]
    Peter Butterfield [vice-chair@democrats.ch]

     

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Member's home in Founex in Founex, Switzerland

    ExCom Info Session: Wed Feb 15 – Dinner in Founex

    Come find out about the next Democrats Abroad Switzerland Executive Committee (ExCom) and how you can play a bigger role in developing leadership for the future, opposing the Republican agenda, and helping elect Democrats in 2018!

    Dinner Discussion in Founex

    You are invited to an informal dinner and discussion at the home of a member of the current ExCom in Founex, just a 4 minute ride from the Coppet train station.

    WHEN:  Wednesday February 15, 2017
    TIME:  7 – 9PM
    WHERE: Member's home in Founex, Vaud
    RSVP:  Required to events@democrats.ch by February 14; Address and directions provided with RSVP

     

    Additional Sessions

    ➞ Wednesday, February 15 – Lunch Discussion in Lugano
    ➞ Thursday, February 16 – Online Q&A

     

    Deadline to send in nominations and candidate statement is February 17more info here... Elections will be held during the 2017 Annual General Meeting on March 25. Be sure to attend the meeting, and vote for your new ExCom! Questions? contact the Nominating Committee by email.

     

    Nominating Committee

    Maya Samara [mayasamara@gmail.com]
    Anne-Shelton Aaron (chair) [chair@democrats.ch]
    Peter Butterfield [vice-chair@democrats.ch]