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

    A Call for Common Sense Gun Legislation

    Democrats Abroad strongly supports common sense gun legislation. We deplore Congress' unwillingness to enact legislation that would protect the people of America.  Julia Bryan, International Chair of Democrats Abroad, states: "Sensible gun legislation is the norm in nearly all other developed countries, where leaders are not beholden to organizations like the NRA to fund their next political campaign. In Japan, death by firearm is as uncommon as death by lightning strike. In the United States, gun fire is as likely to kill our friends and family as a car accident. To accept this reality as the inevitable fallout of protecting the second amendment is to deny the rights our country was founded on - that all people are created equal and are endowed with certain unalienable rights: Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." For more information about where Democrats Abroad stands on gun control, we have excerpted the platform plank on Gun Violence from our 2016 Platform below. We will be marching in events across our country committees in March - for more information about an event near you, please visit your local committee's page.  
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    March for Our Lives with DA

    Democrats Abroad invites all members to join with us as we March for Our Lives. On March 24th we will rise in solidarity with US marches, and rally in cities and towns around the world. We will speak out for gun control and demand that Congress protect the youth of America, and enact gun legislation to end violence and mass shootings in our schools today. Contact your country committee for updates on events near you. For anyone not near an organized event, we will also be hosting an online vigil. More information coming soon.         
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  • From the Calendar

    Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM

    Voter Registration/Ballot Request Day and learn some truth about Fake News"

    Not sure how to request your ballot? Have questions? Need help?

    The Democrats Abroad Rome chapter will hold a Voter Registration and Ballot Request event on Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:00--17:00 at the University of California, Rome Study Center

    We will help you complete the ballot request form and then take it to the U.S. Embassy to be mailed directly in the U.S. Bring your friends and family; we will help them, too!

    You can also go to www.votefromabroad.org to complete the form ballot request form, but you will need to mail it yourself through the Italian post or email the signed form to your Elections office. You can see if your state allows you to request your ballot online at www.vote.gov.

    Either way, everyone is also invited to attend a lecture by Ian Fisher on “The Truth About Fake News” that will be held at the UC Center at 16:30.

    Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 08:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    American Club in Singapore, Singapore

    Democrats Abroad Book Club: Michael Wolff's Fire & Fury

    Join Democrats Abroad for what promises to be a lively discussion of Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury.

     

    The nearest MRT station is Orchard.