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

    Democrats Abroad Endorses Medicare for All Bill

    Democrats Abroad endorses the "Medicare-for-All" bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on September 13th by Bernie Sanders and co-sponsors including Sens Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris. "The ‘Medicare-for-All’ bill is currently the best route to attaining the goal of universal healthcare and as such we endorse it." stated Julia Bryan, International Chair of Democrats Abroad, on behalf of the International Executive Committee of Democrats Abroad. "We invite those who favor other routes to put forward ideas that are as practical and thorough in attaining coverage for all.” As Sanders explained in The New York Times Wednesday, the bill would mean that “every family in America would receive comprehensive coverage, and middle-class families would save thousands of dollars a year by eliminating their private insurance costs as we move to a publicly funded program.” The endorsement from Democrats Abroad is the most recent push in support for Universal Healthcare from the organization, which has consistently maintained a stance that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. Americans around the world have advocated for an affordable healthcare solution for residents in the United States similar to what many have experienced first-hand overseas. "We consistently hear stories of 'healthcare refugees' - Americans abroad who can't return to the States because their health care would be cost prohibitive back home," added Bryan. "Healthcare should be a given, not a question mark, and it's time for U.S. policies to reflect that."
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    How Democrats Abroad Spent Our Summer Vacation

    Over the past few months, Democrats Abroad has taken on the DNC’s “Resistance Summer” campaign by organizing events to enroll new voters, activate our membership base and ready Americans around the world for the work ahead.
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  • From the Calendar

    Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 12:00 PM · 9 rsvps

    Dial and Dine


    We have good news for you! Our September events include one that allows you to take action in upcoming elections back home. 

    On September 23rd, join fellow DA members in Singapore for an afternoon of phone banking and phood. We'll call fellow DA members to make sure they are voting in their upcoming elections to put Democrats in seats. 

    It could evolve, but for now, we'll be focusing on the following races:

    1. New Jersey: The Governor and the entire state legislature are up for election on November 7.  Let’s elect Democrat Phil Murphy as Governor and a Democratic state legislature.

    Who is eligible to vote? Overseas voters who registered to vote as “intend to return” can vote in this election. 

    2. Virginia: The Governor and the full House of Delegates are up for election on November 7. Let’s elect Democrat Ralph Northam as Governor and a Democratic House of Delegates.

    Who is eligible to vote? Overseas voters can vote in these state elections - but if you’ve given up your VA residence, you’ll need to show that either you or your spouse are employed overseas.

    3. Florida: Special Election for Senate District 40. We'll be reaching out to those members who vote in Southwest Miami.

     

    Event Details:

    What: Dial and Dine
    When: Saturday, Sept. 23 from noon-3:00
    Where: 136 St. Patrick's Road #05-17, East Coast.
    How: Enter via St. Patrick's Road. By bus, go to East Coast Road, Ocean Apartments stop #: 92141

    We'll provide the food, but to make calls, you'll need to bring a laptop, an ear piece, and your favorite beverage to share.

    Need an extra little push to spend your Saturday making phone calls?We'll be inviting the top 3 callers to a catered election result party with Democrats Abroad leadership and friends!

    Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps

    Town Hall Discussion--The Big Tent of the Democratic Party is our Strength

    The Democratic Party is diverse, and THAT is what makes us strong. That diversity means, however, that we view politics from a variety of perspectives. A few DAJ members will present the major points defining their political philosophy, then we will have a discussion among audience members and the panelists. In addition, we will identify issues and strategies on which DAJ members, regardless of their background and perspective, can work together. Please join us for the discussion.
     
    The Community Center is on Aoyama Dori, inside the Akasaka Community Plaza
    10 minutes from exit A of Akasaka Mituske station on the Ginza and Marunouchi lines.
    10 minutes from exit 4 of Aoyama 1chome station on the Oedo, Hanzomon and Ginza lines.
    Click here for access information
    http://www.akasaka-civiccenter.jp/shisetsu/access.html
     
    Akasaka Civic Center in Akasaka Community Plaza
     
    Optional dinner after event. Location to be announced