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

    Perez is new DNC Chair, Ellison appointed Deputy Chair

    Democrats Abroad Chair Katie Solon reports from Atlanta, where Tom Perez has just been elected the new chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and Keith Ellison appointed Deputy Chair. “Today is Unity Saturday,” says Solon. “Because of our shared values, principles and purpose, we are going to leave Atlanta unified and ready to take this fight to the places we need to fight. As Tom Perez said, contrary to what the press has been reporting, during this meeting we have not focused on our divisions, but instead have focused on our issues.” Perez is the first Hispanic elected to the Democratic Party Chair position. He served as the Labor Secretary under President Obama as well as Deputy Attorney General. His first action as Chair was to call for Ellison to be named as Deputy Chair. Ellison has served as a Congressman from Minnesota for the last 10 years. Democrats Abroad is confident that the deep experience that Perez and Ellison bring to the DNC will take us in the needed new direction. Perez’s background in civil and voting rights, and worker advocacy, community organizations and organization management will be critical to the party, while Keith Ellison has demonstrated time and again that he knows how to win elections and speak effectively to Democratic voters. Both Perez and Ellison have committed to providing Democrats Abroad the institutional and financial support our party needs to help win elections and to protect and expand voting rights for U.S. overseas citizens. Following the election, Perez said, “By getting back to basics, we can turn the Democratic Party around, take the fight to Donald Trump, and win elections from school board to the Senate." After being named Deputy Chair by acclamation, Ellison told the DNC meeting, “If we waste even a moment going at it over 'who supported who', Democrats would be letting down the American people in their need to confront Trump and beyond that.... We’ve got earnest sincere work to do under Chairman Perez, and all of us and all of you are going to help him.”
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    Watch the DNC in Action in Atlanta - Day 2

    Watch the DNC in action in Atlanta for the second day on February 25. Click this post's title to view the streaming video. #DAinATL Our Democrats Abroad DNC Members prepare to vote in Atlanta.   
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  • From the Calendar

    Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 05:00 PM

    Madrid Resistance Book Swap

     

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    Madrid Resistance is a nonpartisan and independent activist group. 

    Join them Saturday for a book swap and a discussion. Bring a book on activism or politics to swap. Food and drinks available for purchase, proceeds to benefit the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.

    Check out the event on Facebook.

    Article Link: "Now Is the Time for 'Nobodies': Dean Spade on Mutual Aid and Resistance in the Trump Era"

     

    Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Little Theatre Group in San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica

    AGM All Day Event

    February 25th (AGM) Meeting - Full Day event

    Click here to RSVP and get complete directions: http://whoozin.com/7YJ-9U9-KA4Y

    Starting at 10 am -- a day packed full of wonderful events. Come to the meeting and stay for all the fun afterward if you can. Most important is your attendance for the DACR elections. It is a must that we have a quorum.

    Elections: Here is the slate of Candidates:
    Chair - Kathy Rothschild
    Vice Chair - Matt Cook
    Secretary - Janet Burke
    Treasurer - Miguel Madrigal
    Counsel - Ted Humphrey
    Member-at-large - Nelleke Bruyn 
    Member-at-large - Steve Johnson

    2016 Annual Report - PowerPoint with lots of pictures 

    Continuing our theme - What do we now?
    A Presentation and discussion led by Laurie Markle, MA.

    Laurie will be sharing her knowledge from over 7 years of public policy experience in Washington, DC working in grassroots advocacy with patient organizations. Topics will include; three traits of an effective advocate, building compelling relationships with legislative staff and finding useful ways to resist from abroad. 

    Lunch - Mad Fish - a few steps away
    A perfect opportunity to get to know one another better and continue our discussions about how to best take back the congress in two years. Four choices for lunch – choose your pre-order choice on the RSVP.

    LTG Play "Little Wars" Author - Steven C. McCasland
    The time is early in the war. A symposium of 20th-century writers, all women: Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Agatha Christie, Lillian Hellman and Dorothy Parker, come together for a dinner party in the Stein-Toklas home in the French Alps. Also present are Muriel Gardiner, a psychologist well known for saving many Jews during World War II, and Bernadette, a young housemaid.

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    Donations for Admission
    3,000 ₵- Suggested donation for meeting 
    6,000 ₵- - Group discount for the play
    Package rate if paid together: 8,000 ₵
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    50-50 Drawing: Bring extra money for the 50-50 drawing for a chance to win 50% of the pot.
    RAFFLE TICKETS: 1 for 1,000-₵ or 6 for 5,000-₵
    (money raised goes towards our Get Out the Vote efforts) 
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    Mad Fish Special price – four choices 6500 ₵- - for lunch  
    Whole fish (no bones) with salad and patacones
    Pink sauce skillet pasta with salad
    Fish filet sandwich with fries and salad
    Causa limeña filled with avocado and fish with salad

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    Timeline Schedule
    10:00 – Noon - DACR AGM: Elections, Annual report, and Presentation by Laurie Markle.
    Noon - -2 pm – Lunch at Mad Fish with a promise of good food and stimulating conversation.
    2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – The play “Little Wars” a performance not to be missed.
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    Free Transfer from San Jose: 
    SAN JOSE - Those desiring a free ride to Escazu can meet at Teatro Nacional by-9:30 am promptly or earlier if all who RSVP’d are present. We will provide a free ride back to SJ at 12:15 pm and 4:30 pm.
    RIDE RSVP: Call Nelleke - 8614-2622 must RSVP 
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    CONTACT: 
    If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com 



    Click here to RSVP and get complete directions: http://whoozin.com/7YJ-9U9-KA4Y