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.


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    Democrats Abroad participation in Global Marches and Vigils

    Over the weekend of January 20 - 21, 2017, Democrats Abroad members will be joining numerous groups in marches, vigils, and rallies in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington and events to Thank President Obama for his time in office.  Wherever you are, we would like to encourage your participation. The most up to date list of locally hosted events from Democrats Abroad chapters can be found here: http://www.democratsabroad.org/events The hashtags for DC are #whyIMarch #WomensMarch, DA's hashtag is #DAmarcheswithDC. Remember to use these when posting content to facebook, twitter, and instagram. Many Democrats Abroad members and alumni will be joining the Women's March on Washington this weekend. You can find information about the dinner by clicking here: Democrats Abroad Women's March on Washington Dinner. Below is a list of the Democrats Abroad events and events with group participation of our members sorted by date and country:
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    NC Governor Elected with Help from the Overseas Vote

    Incumbent GOP governor Pat McCrory conceded to Roy Cooper this week, almost a month after the November 8 election. Cooper's win, made possible by Democrats abroad votes, is an important victory for the Democratic Party “There is no doubt that overseas votes helped put Cooper over the top,” said Katie Solon, International Chair of Democrats Abroad. “He won by roughly 10,000 votes, fewer than the 11,000 civilian votes we helped send back to North Carolina.” Democrats Abroad conducted effective outreach to all of its Tar Heel members, informing them of the deadlines and processes necessary to cast their ballots from overseas. Social media advertising delivered our GOTV message to North Carolinians around the world, so that they could make their voice count in what was a close and divisive gubernatorial race.  North Carolina has attracted national attention in recent years for its conservative legislation. This includes its House Bill 2, which limits LGBT rights and denies transgender people access to bathrooms, and a 2013 voter identification law that was struck down this year by a federal appeals court for its “discriminatory intent.”  Cooper’s victory is a positive indication for needed political change in North Carolina. It also demonstrates the importance of the overseas vote in effecting the balance of power.   
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  • From the Calendar

    Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM · 60 rsvps
    Frites in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Standing in Solidarity with the Women's March on Washington

    Please join Democrats Abroad this Saturday from 12:00-3:00 pm at Frites in Central for an event to kick off a week of action in response to Donald Trump's inauguration as President.  We may not be able to join the Women's March on Washington, but we can stand in solidarity with the marchers by supporting our common democratic values of equality, free speech, tolerance and civil and political rights. 

    In conjunction with DA's global Inauguration Week of Action, attendees can volunteer to participate in a week of action by signing a pledge to take one, simple step each day to support our fundamental ideals.  Though our plans for a public rally may have been foiled by bureaucracy, we invite members of the Hong Kong community to join us for food, drink, camaraderie and a blueprint for action.

    Space is limited, so please RSVP below only if you can commit to attend.
    Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM · 19 rsvps
    Bertha-Von-Suttner Platz, Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Germany

    Freedom & Unity Demonstration Düsseldorf

    As we kick off the new year we invite you to stand in solidarity with DA Chapters across Germany and throughout the world, in support of the progress we have made the last 8 years; Progress that we will continue to defend against threats and that we intend to expand upon. We gather in the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. And we gather to let it be known that as Americans we will not stand idly by when threats to our cherished rights and democracy arise. We ask all people who love democracy, equality and liberty to join us.
     
         What: Join us at our stand/march in Düsseldorf on January 21.
         Where: Bertha-Von-Suttner-Platz, Düsseldorf (right behind the main station, in front of the US Consulate).
         When: Meeting at 9:45am, officially beginning at 10:00 am (until max 2 p.m)
         Questions: If you have any questions please contact DAG-Events@democratsabroad.org
     
    We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We work peacefully, sure as ever that there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.


    This event is held in solidarity with, and support of, the non-partisan Women's March on Washington.