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 42 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

    Healthcare is a right, not a privilege

    24 million Americans living in the US may lose health insurance if the senate passes Trumpcare. And there are 9 million more Americans living abroad who could be affected by the bill as well.  Under Trumpcare, Americans abroad with pre-existing conditions may be forced to live in “exile” if the Republican health bill passes. Young families considering a return to the US would face decreased coverage for family planning and maternal/infant care. For those with loved ones in the US, cutting Medicaid funding will have an impact on our elderly family members as well as those with disabilities or mental health issues.  We face very tough decisions, not only about ourselves but about our families back in the US. There are lots of unknowns about the Senate healthcare bill. The bill is being written behind closed doors by a 13-member (all white male) working group led by Senator Mitch McConnell. Even Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price admitted on June 17th that he had not seen what the Republicans were working on. But what we do know is that the Republican-dominated Senate is pushing forward to get their health care bill passed by July 4th. The Senate plans on sending their bill to the Congressional Budget Office before making their text public and have been liaising with the CBO behind the scenes in order to speed up the scoring. By contrast, the Affordable Care Act had months of public hearings, 160 hours of debate and discussions surrounding hundreds of amendments (170 of which were adopted).  It is critical that we demand that the senate discuss the bill in a democratic fashion - opening it up to discussion, debate and amendment. It is critical that we demand that no American's health and security be sacrificed at the altar of special interests. The pressure that McConnell is exercising on Republican Senators to get enough votes to pass this bill is immense. We must exert equal pressure by calling our Senators to let them know how the bill will impact us and to tell our stories. Take a moment today to call your senator about the bill and tell them your story. If they are Democratic they will appreciate your support and if they are Republican they need to feel the pressure.  Below are a few personal stories from Americans abroad that provide our unique perspective on health care - both in the US and in the countries where we now live.
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    Democrats Abroad Launches Campaign for Comprehensive Tax Reform

    As Congress moves toward tax reform, Americans living abroad demand a fairer, common-sense approach Democrats Abroad calls on Congress to consider Residence-Based Taxation as part of their upcoming comprehensive tax reform package. 
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  • From the Calendar

    Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Aldgate British Pub in Shibuya, Japan

    DAJ Kanto Letter Writing

    Have a drink, have some food, make your voice heard! Join us at the pub to write letters to members of Congress. For those who'd like, we will have sample letters available on a number of issues, including opposition of the secretive healthcare bill intended to replace the Affordable Healthcare Act.

    The letters we write will be delivered directly to representatives' offices in DC, so come out and make it known to Washington that Americans in Japan are watching! 

    For a list of your representative's offices, please click here.

    Friday, June 23, 2017 at 07:30 PM · 14 rsvps
    UN Irish Pub in A. Muang, Thailand

    Casual get-together to discuss action and upcoming issues

    24-24/1, Ratwithi Road, Amphor Muang, Chiang Mai 50200  Google Map here https://goo.gl/maps/yxBug663NaG2