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 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. A support office is maintained in Washington, D.C.

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.


  • News

    FATCA Update - April 2016

    The FBAR/FATCA Task Force has closely followed the progress of the FATCA lawsuit (Mark Crawford et al vs US Department of Treasury et al) filed by Sen Rand Paul and others seeking to stop FATCA.  Yesterday, April 26, the case was thrown out of court.  This was, in many respects, expected after the judge denied the plaintiffs' request for a preliminary injunction to stop the enforcement of the Act last September. The plaintiffs then added four plaintiffs, but the judge has found that the plaintiffs still fail to demonstrate standing to sue and the violation of a protected interest.* The plaintiffs can, of course, appeal the judge's decisions.  We continue to follow this case and will keep you up to date with any further developments. And we continue the work to promote our recommended reform to FATCA, the Same Country Safe Harbor for Americans Abroad, which would exempt the accounts of Americans abroad in their legal country of residence from FATCA disclosure. Please contact the FBAR/FATCA Task Force at any time with questions: FATCA@democratsabroad.org *This is from the court order terminating the case:  "...the Court finds that none of the Plaintiffs has standing to sue Defendants. No individual Plaintiff has suffered an invasion of a legally protected interest, which is concrete and particularized, and actual or imminent, not conjectural or hypothetical. Moreover, no alleged injury is fairly traceable to the actions of the Defendants, but rather, the actions of an independent third party. Finally, there are no allegations that it is likely that the alleged injury will be redressed by a favorable decision."  
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    Humans of DA - Amy Dutailly

    Amy Dutailly - Co-Chair of the Youth Caucus in France story by Jonathon Holler Democrats Abroad depends on dedicated volunteers like Amy Dutailly, a seven year resident of Paris, France.  She's helping drive our 2016 outreach as a leader in the International Youth Caucus, and is a co-chair of the Youth Caucus in France.
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  • From the Calendar

    Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 12:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    De Hooi in Jakarta, Indonesia

    Meet & Greet the New Board

    You are warmly invited to meet the new board of Democrats Abroad Indonesia.

    Saturday 30 April, 12 noon
    De Hooi, Pondok Indah Plaza 2 (south of Pondok Indah Mall)

    Join us and learn how you can help make a difference this election year! We will help you get registered to vote, remind you of deadlines and empower you to help friends vote.

    Democrats Abroad Indonesia is committed to getting as many US citizens registered to vote and voting in the US Federal elections this year as possible. We are an official part of the Democratic Party.

    DA sponsors a non-partisan voter registration site, www.votefromabroad.org. This site will help you figure out how to absentee vote in your state, answer questions about the process, and send you reminders.

    We hope to see you on the 30th!

    Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 03:00 PM · 11 rsvps
    art space in Berlin, Germany

    Berlin Global Convention Volunteer Mixer & Info Session

    The Democrats Abroad Global Convention in Berlin is almost upon us. Hundreds of Democrats from around the world are coming, and we need your help!

    Come by Gneisenaustr. 52 (U7 Südstern) on Saturday, April 30th for our volunteer mixer / info session. Bring a friend, grab a glass of wine or a cup of coffee, and hang out with other past, present, and future volunteers.

    We'll have a brief info session at 4pm, where we'll go over the details and sign up for shifts.

    If you've got one hour to help with registration, an afternoon to staff our Berlin info desk, or can host a fellow Democrat on your couch or air mattress, all levels of commitment are welcome! We'll need your help between May 12th and 15th.

    Even if you can't help at the global convention, there's lots of other ways to get involved with Democrats Abroad: voter registration, event planning, young Democrats, fundraising, you name it. If you've got ideas, come and share them.