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

Want to make your voice heard? If you haven't yet, join Democrats Abroad. Then check out our Tiny Actions for weekly updates on resisting from abroad, find an upcoming event near you, or sign up to volunteer and phonebank to help Americans abroad exercise their right to vote this year!

Questions or ideas? We'd love to hear from you through our online chat. We're all stronger together.

  • News

    Turning the US Blue from Abroad

    The House district map turns more blue each day as absentee ballots are counted and tight elections called. Those last votes flipping races? Those are ours!  Voting from abroad is not always easy. But you did it. This year hundreds of thousands of Americans abroad persisted and voted. Democrats Abroad was right there with you. I'm so proud of all the work that our volunteers did - calling voters, answering questions online, going to schools, companies, and events across the world to help you vote. Our work is not done yet. The tight races in Arizona, Florida and Georgia have highlighted the value of our votes from abroad, but they have also highlighted the Republican Party's attempts to stand in the way of counting ballots. Democrats Abroad, state parties, and the DNC are fighting back. Here's what we're doing: We're helping Arizona voters abroad make sure their votes are "cured". This most often means checking to make sure a mailed in signature matches a voter's signature on record. Proactive outreach helps make sure these blue votes are counted before the deadline passes to fix them. We're helping Florida voters abroad check their ballot status and navigate problems. Our voting experts are working the phones, explaining federal law and pushing to make sure each vote is counted. We’re also fighting to make sure every ballot is counted in Georgia, where we’re working with lawyers and the local voter protection team to ensure counties adhere to federal laws for overseas voters. If you're a voter in Arizona, Florida or Georgia, here's how you can make sure your vote counts. If you'd like to help reach voters from these states, consider joining our phonebanking campaigns this week. And if you're wondering just how well we've done this election, we flipped:The US House of Representatives!  At least 32 US House seats At least 329 State legislative seats 8 state legislatures  7 governorships 4 Attorney General seats 2 Secretary of State seats 1 Senate seat (so far) We also broke the back of 4 Republican supermarjorities in state legislatures 4 states voted to expand voting rights 3 states voted to expand Medicaid 2 states voted to raise the minimum wage Thank you again!
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    Midterm Gains & Election Highlights

    Democrats saw a number of critical wins in the 2018 midterm elections, the most notable of which were in Congress, where Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives. "Winning the House is huge," said Julia Bryan, International Chair of Democrats Abroad. "We have protected vital social legislation and will be able to push back against the anti-democratic direction of Trump and his cronies. Our victories tonight put the Republicans on notice that voters will not let them get away with robbing middle class America."
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  • From the Calendar

    Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 04:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Straits Clan in Singapore, Singapore

    Women's Caucus Meeting

    We will be meeting as a local chapter and agreeing on what to work on, one possibility is aligning to the Global Women’s Caucus Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) project.

    Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Webinar in your own home in United Kingdom

    Basic Expat Tax and Streamlined Processing Webinar

    Webinar (joining details will be sent after you sign up). Join us to discuss the basics of US tax filing requirements for Americans living abroad. The aim of this online event is to educate you on your basic tax filing obligations and address commonly asked tax questions including tax filing deadlines, earnings thresholds for filing, the streamlined filing process for years you did not file your taxes, and much more. Please note: We do not give personal tax advice. Tickets are £10 and £5 concession. Buy here.  Please email any questions you'd like to be addressed in advance to taxcom@democratsabroad.org.uk or if you are unable to attend this event and would like to be added to the mailing list.