United Kingdom

Democrats Abroad United Kingdom (DAUK) is the official country committee for U.S. Democrats living in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. We have many activities throughout the year, including speakeasies, film screenings, panel discussions, voter registration events, one of the largest Independence Day Picnics outside of the United States, and much more. 

If you are a U.K.-based American and would like to get involved, first join Democrats Abroad (it's free!) so you'll hear about all of our activities. 

We look forward to meeting you!

Inge Kjemtrup, Chair 
Democrats Abroad United Kingdom (DAUK)

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For all media inquiries, please contact press@democratsabroad.org.uk or +44 20 3514 1410

DAUK chapters and regions
Cambridge: camchair@democratsabroad.org.uk
Midlands: midlands@democratsabroad.org.uk
Oxford: oxford@democratsabroad.org.uk
Scotland: scotland@democratsabroad.org.uk
Yorkshire and the Humber: yorkshirehumber@democratsabroad.org.uk

DAUK groups
Book Club: bookclub@democratsabroad.org.uk
Film Committee: films@democratsabroad.org.uk
LGBT Group: lgbt@democratsabroad.org.uk
Voter Registration: gotv@democratsabroad.org.uk
Women's Caucus: womenscaucus@democratsabroad.org.uk and www.womenscaucus.co.uk
Young Professionals Network (YPN): youngdems@democratsabroad.org.uk

Volunteer with DAUK! volunteers@democratsabroad.org.uk


DA United Kingdom Leadership:

| DAUK Chair
| DAUK Vice Chair
| DAUK Secretary & UK Voting Representative
| DAUK Treasurer
See all Leaders

  • News

    DAUK Women’s Caucus FAMILY Act podcast and calling script are live

    Every week it’s Activist’s Happy Hour! Did you know that our Women’s Caucus publishes a weekly calling script on the TAKE ACTION page of their website? 

    And every other week a new episode of the podcast series, Women to the Front, goes live!

    This week both the calling script and the podcast support Senator Gillibrand's FAMILY Act.  As Americans abroad, we have a unique perspective as to the importance of parental leave and family-friendly policies - and many stories as to how legislation have benefitted our lives around the world.

    Listen to the podcast, then use the calling script to call your American representatives to urge them to co-sponsor the FAMILY Act - we have an essential role to play in making America a more family-friendly workplace and advocating for this essential aspect of gender equality.

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    DAUK elects new leaders

    New officers: L to R: Treasurer: Joshua Van der Ploeg, Secretary: Tasia Campbell, Chair: Inge Kjemtrup, Vice Chair: Travis Mooney

    Several hundred members convened Sunday 19 March to elect a new slate of officers to lead DAUK.  Those standing for the four officer positions addressed the group, followed by a vote via a show of hands.  The Executive Committee and Voting Representatives to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad were elected via ballot.  Others were elected to the Council by acclimation.

    Election results:  

    Executive Committee

    Bill Barnard

    Christa Bosch

    Elaine Capizzi

    Richelle David

    Eric Lee

    Robert Platt

    Karin Robinson

    Susan Schoenfeld Harrington

    Voting Representatives to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad 

    Kira Brenner

    Siera Burtrum

    Tasia Campbell

    Carol Grose

    Melissa Ocampo

    Bill Barnard

    Alan Cheilek

    Larry Sanders

    Joshua Van der Ploeg

    David Wenk

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    The King's Head in London, United Kingdom

    London Book Club

    We will be reading They Can't Kill Us All, by Westley Lowery  (Available locally). Our meetings happen at The King's Head, nearest station is Green Park, 3 Stafford St., W1S-4RX, in the basement, from 6-7 for dinner and drinks, and 7-8:30 for discussions. Contact: bookclub@democratsabroad.org.uk

    Sunday, July 02, 2017 at 12:00 PM · £10.00 GBP
    Portman Square in London, United Kingdom

    Independence Day Picnic

    You're invited to the Democrats Abroad UK’s Annual American Independence Day Picnic! In the gorgeous, leafy setting of Portman Square Garden, join fellow DA members for a day of fabulous food stalls, music, entertainment, and American-themed activities for all ages.

    Buy your tickets today at: https://dauk-picnic-2017.eventbrite.co.uk  Admission prices: Adults: £10 early bird tickets (£12.50 regular price); Students and seniors: £5; Children age 6-16: £3.50 (younger than 6 are free).

    Host Committee Tickets: Please consider providing additional support to Democrats Abroad by joining our event's honorary Host Committee. This picnic is our biggest annual event. For more information on how you can support us, contact:picnic@democratsabroad.org.uk  
    Volunteer! Can you give an hour or two of your time at the picnic to help? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Please send an email to: volunteers@democratsabroad.org.uk 

    Important information about Portman Square: Attendees are asked to bring their own blankets or picnic chairs. Food and alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase on site from licensed vendors, and attendees are free to bring their own. No kites or fireworks allowed. No pets or other animals are allowed entry. For more information check: https://dauk-picnic-2017.eventbrite.co.uk. See you at this year's Independence Day Celebration!