Costa Rica


DACR is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Costa Rica.  We're an active group who get together to talk politics, learn about issues, register absentee voters and work to ensure more Democrats in state and Federal offices.  DACR usually holds a monthly meeting the last Saturday of the month plus other scheduled special events such as potluck parties, picnics, film showings and fundraisers.  Meetings include invited speakers on U.S. or Costa Rican topical issues.

Our mission is to help Americans living abroad to register to vote and to request their absentee ballots with, to elect Democrats, and to educate Americans living, working, serving, and/or studying abroad about issues and legislation that affects them.

 Democrats Abroad is the official arm of the Democratic Party for US citizens living outside the United States and its territories. The Democratic Party is the only major American political party that affords its members this opportunity. Democrats Abroad holds seats on the Democratic National Committee and sends a voting delegation to its national convention to nominate our candidate for President. Democrats Abroad Costa Rica (DACR) is one of more than 100 country committees of Democrats Abroad, the official affiliate of the Democratic Party for millions living outside of the U.S. 

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Costa Rica please contact us.

Kathy Rothschild Chair 
Democrats Abroad – Costa Rica

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| Secretary
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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Little Theatre Group in San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica

    AGM All Day Event

    February 25th (AGM) Meeting - Full Day event

    Click here to RSVP and get complete directions:

    Starting at 10 am -- a day packed full of wonderful events. Come to the meeting and stay for all the fun afterward if you can. Most important is your attendance for the DACR elections. It is a must that we have a quorum.

    Elections: Here is the slate of Candidates:
    Chair - Kathy Rothschild
    Vice Chair - Matt Cook
    Secretary - Janet Burke
    Treasurer - Miguel Madrigal
    Counsel - Ted Humphrey
    Member-at-large - Nelleke Bruyn 
    Member-at-large - Steve Johnson

    2016 Annual Report - PowerPoint with lots of pictures 

    Continuing our theme - What do we now?
    A Presentation and discussion led by Laurie Markle, MA.

    Laurie will be sharing her knowledge from over 7 years of public policy experience in Washington, DC working in grassroots advocacy with patient organizations. Topics will include; three traits of an effective advocate, building compelling relationships with legislative staff and finding useful ways to resist from abroad. 

    Lunch - Mad Fish - a few steps away
    A perfect opportunity to get to know one another better and continue our discussions about how to best take back the congress in two years. Four choices for lunch – choose your pre-order choice on the RSVP.

    LTG Play "Little Wars" Author - Steven C. McCasland
    The time is early in the war. A symposium of 20th-century writers, all women: Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Agatha Christie, Lillian Hellman and Dorothy Parker, come together for a dinner party in the Stein-Toklas home in the French Alps. Also present are Muriel Gardiner, a psychologist well known for saving many Jews during World War II, and Bernadette, a young housemaid.

    Donations for Admission
    3,000 ₵- Suggested donation for meeting 
    6,000 ₵- - Group discount for the play
    Package rate if paid together: 8,000 ₵
    50-50 Drawing: Bring extra money for the 50-50 drawing for a chance to win 50% of the pot.
    RAFFLE TICKETS: 1 for 1,000-₵ or 6 for 5,000-₵
    (money raised goes towards our Get Out the Vote efforts) 
    Mad Fish Special price – four choices 6500 ₵- - for lunch  
    Whole fish (no bones) with salad and patacones
    Pink sauce skillet pasta with salad
    Fish filet sandwich with fries and salad
    Causa limeña filled with avocado and fish with salad

    Timeline Schedule
    10:00 – Noon - DACR AGM: Elections, Annual report, and Presentation by Laurie Markle.
    Noon - -2 pm – Lunch at Mad Fish with a promise of good food and stimulating conversation.
    2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – The play “Little Wars” a performance not to be missed.
    Free Transfer from San Jose: 
    SAN JOSE - Those desiring a free ride to Escazu can meet at Teatro Nacional by-9:30 am promptly or earlier if all who RSVP’d are present. We will provide a free ride back to SJ at 12:15 pm and 4:30 pm.
    RIDE RSVP: Call Nelleke - 8614-2622 must RSVP 
    If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247or email 

    Click here to RSVP and get complete directions: