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 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.

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

    FBAR/FATCA Task Force Report

    In the notes below, our FBAR/FATCA Task Force reports in on what's happening on the Hill and in Treasury, and on changes in reporting requirements.  
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    DA Germany Elects Its Youngest Ever Chapter Chair

    Although he knew that he would not be eligible to vote in the 2016 presidential election, DA Germany’s John Grosser, then only 17, nevertheless wanted to make a difference. The son of a German father and American mother, John was, like many millennials, attracted to the politics of Senator Bernie Sanders, and so volunteered to do some phonebanking for the candidate from his home in Meschede, a small town in Germany’s rural Sauerland region. Using the digital calling tool provided by the campaign, John made thousands of calls via his computer to voters in Iowa and New Hampshire during the early primary season to help get out the vote for the Senator. His activities were subsequently featured in an article in the German press about how expatriate Americans were engaging from afar in the politics back home, and this in turn brought him to the attention of DA Germany Chair Quaide Williams, who called John to discuss if he might be interested in helping with Democrats Abroad, and to invite him to the upcoming Global Convention in Berlin. John Grosser (far right), new chair for DA Germany's NRW chapter, stands with former NRW chapter chairs Ellen Rosenbaum, Bill Purcell and Beret Roots
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  • From the Calendar

    Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 12 rsvps
    Frites in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    DA Hong Kong Annual Meeting & Elections!

    Democrats Abroad Hong Kong will be holding its annual meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, March 30, at Frites, 1/F, 198 Wellington Street in Central.  This is your chance to get involved in or help lead an effort to get some law-abiding, taxpaying, non-racist, non-sexist Americans into office -- a phenomenon that the Trump administration and Ryan/McConnell congress are going out of their ways to avoid.

    DAHK will be holding elections for chair, executive vice chair, secretary, and treasurer -- our leadership who will carry us through the mid-term elections, when we hope to gain the numbers to more easily derail the isolationist Trump train.  Any member of Democrats Abroad resident in Hong Kong is eligible to run for office or vote at the AGM.  If you would like submit a nomination for yourself or another DAHK member (or for more information), please contact the nominations and elections committee at dahkcommunicator@gmail.com.

    DAHK is also looking for volunteers to act as official deputies for events & fundraising, social media, media relations, and other roles.  If, like us, you feel alarmed every time you see a news alert and read the name "Trump," and you're looking for a way to make a difference, talk to DAHK's officers about becoming a deputy at the AGM. 

    Democrats Abroad runs on volunteer power, and your dedication will be critical to our success in keeping the Trump-lovers at bay and laying the groundwork for the 2018 elections.  We look forward to seeing you on March 30!

     

    Officer Roles

    COUNTRY COMMITTEE CHAIRResponsible for the general management and administration of DAHK, the Chairperson shall preside at all meetings, establishing their agenda and implementing, either directly or through membership, all decisions made thereat. The Chairperson is also responsible for liaising with Regional Vice Chair and global leadership on behalf of DAHK.

    EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRAssists the Chairperson in the general management and administration of DAHK and shall serve in the place of the Chairperson whenever the latter is absent or incapacitated.

    TREASURER: Responsible for all financial matters including the keeping of records of all receipts and disbursements and making any necessary financial reports to the Hong Kong Government, the Democratic National Committee and the organizations of the Democratic Party.

    SECRETARY: Responsible for sending all notices to members on behalf of the officers and preparing and maintaining complete minutes of all meetings and maintaining records and membership lists.

     

    Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Café INTI in Göttingen, Germany

    March for Science ~ Planning Meeting

    Several of our DA Göttingen volunteers are helping organize the March for Science - Göttingen, being held on April 22. While this is being handled as a non-partisan event, we hope you will join us! More info at Science March Germany.