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

    Americans Around the World Unite Against Hate

    We call on Americans around the world to stand vigil tonight against the hatred of white supremacists, to show solidarity with Americans who believe we are, all of us, equal.  As the great Martin Luther King Jr said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”Love requires that all Americans consider where this hate thrives, that we work to tear our country free from its dark binds. We ask you to stand with us as we continue to act to defend democracy. Join us in a vigil that will circle the globe tonight – a vigil of light against the hatred that has been fed and fostered by those who would lead. Tomorrow we will continue our work to ensure democracy lives on. Tonight, make a sign, take a picture of yourself, post it to your twitter or facebook page with the hashtags #DAresists #Charlottesville. Keep it on global settings so te world can see, or email your picture to us. This is a rolling action so post any time tonight.
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    Democrats Abroad opposes the RAISE Act

    Yesterday, Trump announced his support for the RAISE Act, a bill calling for “merit based” immigration that rewards individuals who are affluent and already speak English before they arrive to America. Flanked by authors Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-LA), Trump praised the bill, which is designed to cut legal immigration to the US in half within a decade.  If passed, the bill's impact would be widely felt among the Democrats Abroad community, effectively exiling many Americans abroad and their foreign citizen spouses and keeping them from returning to the United States.  As well, Democrats Abroad opposes elements of the bill which: Limit family visas Unfairly reward those from English-speaking countries and with high salaries Prohibit greencard holders from receiving welfare  Eliminate the Diversity Visa Program entirely (which provides 50,000 visas a year to people from countries with low immigration rates); Cap refugee visas to 50,000 (less than 60% 2016 numbers) Democrats Abroad International Chair Julia Bryan notes, "America was not built on ethnic purity tests, and we will not stand for xenophobia thinly disguised as immigration reform. We trust that those opposing the bill — including Senators Lindsay Graham and John Thune — are genuine in their critique, and we implore both Democrats and Republicans to help put a stop to a bill that would write racism and classism into our laws."  
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  • From the Calendar

    Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 06:30 PM · 6 rsvps
    Aurora Hotel in Sydney, Australia

    NSW Chapter Meet Up

    I am thrilled to invite all members of the NSW Chapter of Democrats Abroad Australia to our next Chapter Meeting.

    We will be talking about what we can all do to bring about change, 
    plans to take back Congress, and have a bit of a banter. Come join us!

    Looking forward to meeting up with everyone on the night and watch this space for more specific details about where in the Hotel we will be meeting. The Aurora run food and drink specials from 5.00pm-7.00pm so feel free to arrive early and enjoy what's on offer.

    Cheers, 
    Marla Minow
    Chair, NSW Chapter Democrats Abroad Australia



     

    Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 6 rsvps
    Biergarten im Schloßgarten in Stuttgart, Germany

    August Political Pub Night

    August Political Pub Night

     Hot politics and cold beer smack in the middle of Stuttgart!

    Here is another great chance for brand new and prospective DA members to get to know us a bit, for long-time members to re-engage, and for all of us to jump in to the on-going discussion on how to mobilize the resistance in our region.

    This is also your last chance to participate in our DA Resistance Summer postcard Action.

    As always, your non-American friends and family are welcome to join in the fun!

     Please do RSVP to let us know you are coming!