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

    Report and Update: Support Tax Reform for Americans Abroad

    Democrats Abroad is pleased to announce the publication of our 2017 Non-Resident Taxation Research report, “Can We Please Stop Paying Twice? – Reforming the U.S. Tax Code for Americans Abroad.”  The report provides data and testimony from Americans abroad on their experience filing from abroad and underscores the need for urgent reform to the tax code.   If you support tax reforms to exempt Americans living abroad from filing returns to declare income earned abroad then it is time to make your voice heard.  We refer you to the “Tax Reform For Americans Abroad Campaign in a Box”  and urge you to use it to tax action right away!  The time is NOW to call, email or write your members of Congress and the leaders serving on the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways & Means Committee, using the language in the Campaign, and ask for their support for Residency Based Taxation. **** Congress Working on 2017 Tax Reform The tragedy in Las Vegas, the on-going suffering of those in hurricane-affected areas of the US and the president’s various taunts may have distracted you from what’s happening on Capitol Hill these last 2 weeks, but be assured that the GOP leaders of the Congress have been busy selling their tax plan and moving their budget resolution through critical votes.  In order to manage dissent in their caucus they have been slow-dripping details of the proposal. The average American may be distracted from it but you can be certain that the legions of corporate lobbyists have been anything but absent during these critical days of budget and tax code horse-trading. The tax policy wonks haven’t seen enough to proclaim it decisively, but they are saying that Congress has so far fallen short of the president’s demands that tax cuts focus on the middle class and not the wealthy.  (We’re shocked, right?) Tax Reform for Americans Abroad We Americans abroad have a special set of concerns we’d like to lay in front of Congress whilst the details of the tax reform package have yet to crystallize.  We know from the approximately 4,500 responses to our survey of non-resident American taxpayers completed last month that there is enormous support for a radical change to the way the tax code treats non-resident taxpayers;  84% of respondents told us they support a switch from the current system of Citizenship-Based Taxation to Residency-Based Taxation (RBT) to resolve the many problems they are caused by a tax code that discriminates against them for being non-resident citizens.  As is explained in our RBT Frequently Asked Questions, under RBT Americans living outside the U.S. would continue to declare income generated in the U.S. but would be exempted from reporting to the Internal Revenue Service the income they generate in their country of residency. TAKE ACTION NOWIf you are a supporter of RBT the time to take action is NOW.  Please open our Taxation Reform for Americans Abroad Campaign in a Box and use it to reach out to Congress TODAY!  Share the Campaign in a Box and the “Can We Please Stop Paying Twice?” report with your network of Americans abroad and encourage them to do the same. Please forward your questions and comments to TaxationTF@democratsabroad.org. **** To find out more about the latest Taxation Task Force work, including the latest reports and Tax Advocacy Webinar recording, head over to the Taxation Task Force Blog.
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    Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

    Tom Perez, head of the Democratic Party, released the following statement in response to last night’s deadly shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada: “This morning, America woke to news of the worst mass shooting in our history. Our hearts are with the people of Las Vegas and all those affected by this despicable act of terror. In the coming days, we will surely learn of the heroism of ordinary Americans and selfless first responders who risked their lives to save others. We will be reminded that the courage of the American people will always outlast the cruelty of cowards. As Americans, we cannot give in to fear or hatred. We must be united against all those who perpetrate such terror, and do everything we can to ensure that vicious attacks like this become a thing of the past.” "Democrats Abroad mourns the massacre victims from the Las Vegas shooting. They are our brothers and sisters, family and friends. We are shocked to the core by this horrible destruction caused by one man and his access to weapons designed solely for murder," stated Julia Bryan, International Chair of Democrats Abroad.  "We vow to join Perez's pledge and raise our voices to help ensure US citizens never suffer such an attack again. There is much that we can do to fight for sensible gun legislation, and there is no time like now to begin."
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  • From the Calendar

    Monday, October 16, 2017 at 07:30 PM · 2 rsvps

    DA Barcelona hosts Hon. Crisanta Duran, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Colorado

    Please join us as Democrats Abroad Spain - Barcelona Chapter welcomes to Barcelona the Honorable Crisanta Duran, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the State of Colorado.

    Ms. Duran is the 58th Speaker of the House of Representatives for the State of Colorado, the first Latina to hold the top government position in the state’s history.

    First elected in 2010, Speaker Duran is on her fourth and final two-year term representing House District 5 in central Denver. During her tenure in the House, she has served as chair of the powerful Joint Budget Committee and Majority Leader – also the first-ever Latina to have held those leadership roles in Colorado.  

    Speaker Duran is the recipient of the national Emily’s List Rising Star Award and currently serves on the boards of the National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials and Hispanic Caucus Chairs.

    She is a sixth-generation Coloradoan with a law degree from the University of Colorado and bachelor’s degree in public policy and Spanish from the University of Denver. 

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 21 rsvps
    Aurora Hotel | Rooftop Bistro in Sydney, Australia

    NSW Chapter Meet Up

    Come round and join us for our October meeting. I would love to welcome more members to the meeting. We had a small but enthusiastic meet up in September. Let's show the rest of Australia that NSW is a force to be reckoned with! Bring friends, bring your passion and let’s talk politics in the pub! 

    We will be meeting at the roof top bistro level. Food and Drink specials on offer from 6.00pm. 

    Hope to see you!