Who We Are

Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the 9 million 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 48 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 200 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 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

    The Texas Legislative Massacre: The Republican Attack on Reproductive Freedom

    The Democrats Abroad Global Women’s Caucus and Texas State Team stand in solidarity with Democrats in Washington and in state legislatures across the country who are committed to ensuring that American women continue to have access to safe and legal abortions.  With the passage of a new anti-abortion law in Texas known as SB 8, Republican legislators have upped the stakes for future elections. Of course, in classic Republican fashion, they have also raised the hurdles for participating in them, with a slew of voter suppression bills accompanying legislation that strips women of their basic human rights.  But don’t be mistaken: The recent actions in Austin have also further galvanized our resolve and fundamentally changed the way that we will organize in advance of 2022. We will not abandon the women of Texas, nor the Texas voters, who have seen their rights threatened this past week. About SB 8 SB 8 entered into effect on September 1, 2021, and bans all abortions once a fetal heart beat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks. Most women do not know they are pregnant at six weeks. As part of this bill, the State of Texas abdicates its enforcement power; instead of state authorities enforcing laws, which is the norm, the law is gives all persons in Texas the right to sue women who exercise their right to seek abortion, as well as those who assist them to do so.  To make matters even worse, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block SB 8, in a blatant violation of Roe v. Wade which authorizes first trimester abortions without any state intervention. This dual assault from the Texas state legislature and the U.S. Supreme Court on women’s rights, autonomy, and physical and mental health must not go unanswered. We cannot depend on the U.S. Supreme Court, or any courts which have been packed by Republicans with anti-choice judges, to defend the rights of women everywhere. WE MUST ACT. JOIN US as we respond to these shameful acts of the Texas State legislature, in the following ways: Urge your Members of Congress to Support the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) of 2021.If enacted into law, the WHPA will provide equal access to abortion care for all women and creates legal protection for providers of care. It safeguards access to care in every U.S. state, giving all American women the protection we need against six-week bans, mandatory delay periods, biased counseling, and invasive, medically unnecessary ultrasounds. The majority of Americans support the right of women to govern their bodies themselves––it’s time to raise our voices to fight for these rights and pass the WHPA. Support the WHPA by calling your Members of Congress NOW. Save the Date: Request Your 2022 Midterm Ballot on January 1 Go to www.votefromabroad.org and fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), which acts as both a voter registration and ballot request form. In Texas, voters who choose that they “Intend to Return” on their FPCA are placed on voter registration rolls and allowed to vote in state and local elections. All overseas voters must request their ballots at the beginning of each calendar year. Spread the Word About Democrats AbroadAs the only group serving Democrats living abroad, we track key legislation, provide voter support, and offer opportunities all over the world to volunteer, attend events, and join a thriving community. Encourage your friends and family to join us! Donate to Democrats AbroadWith the help of DA volunteers around the world, more Texans abroad were able to vote than ever before in 2020 -- and we plan to keep this up in 2022. But we need your help! Please donate $22 so that we can reach as many Texans living abroad as possible! Stand with us as we fight against these laws in Texas, and all attempts to limit or eliminate the rights that we worked so hard to achieve. Follow the Democrats Abroad Global Women’s Caucus and the Texas State Team to learn more about how you can help. We are in this together. We are stronger together. We will not go backwards. Now is the time to fight for our rights. With groups already on the ground poised to work with voters in the states, we’re asking you to join us as the only organization serving Democrats living abroad. Help us send a clear message: Don’t mess with Texas voters! Democratically yours, Democrats Abroad’s Global Women’s Caucus and Texas State Team
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    Call for Applications: Global Team Leaders

    As we move towards 2022 and 2024, Democrats Abroad’s newly elected International Executive Committee is determined to make our systems and structures even more diverse, professional, and sustainable––and ultimately more effective for our work ahead.  In order to do so, we are currently building robust global teams and, for the first time ever, doing a call for applications for global caucus, committee, and task force leadership positions. Our goal is to have an inclusive, transparent, and fair appointment process. We need you to be a part of our work! Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 1, 2021, and after consulting with the DA International Committee, the DA International Chair will make appointments around August 9, 2021. All members of Democrats Abroad are encouraged to apply and to share the call for applications with other U.S. citizens who might be interested.   Available Positions Advocacy Coordinator Caucus Chairs (individual positions for: Asian-American and Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Progressive, Veteran and Military Families, Women’s, and Youth Caucuses) Caucus Coordinator Design Coordinator Membership Engagement Coordinator Events Coordinator Fundraising Coordinator Get-Out-The-Vote Coordinator (Americas Region) Get-Out-The-Vote Coordinator (Asia-Pacific Region) Get-Out-The-Vote Coordinator (Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region) Internal Communications Coordinator IT Coordinator Press Coordinator Social Media Manager Task Force Chairs (individual positions for: Equal Rights Amendment, Medicare Portability, Reparations, Taxation Task Forces) Voter Assistance Coordinator Vote From Abroad Coordinator   Democrats Abroad is committed to the values and practices of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, with opportunities to provide and the ability to take feedback and learn. It is our policy to recruit, train, promote, and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, pregnancy, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity, disability, or any other legally protected basis.
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  • From the Calendar

    Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 05:00 PM Brisbane Time · 1 rsvp
    Little Big House in South Brisbane, Australia

    Democrats Abroad September Social

    Democrats Abroad is back for our September member social! Come meet friendly fellow Democrats and grab some snacks and beverages while chatting about politics, memories of home, or anything else that's on your mind. All welcome!

    Little Big House (https://www.littlebighouse.com.au/) is a bar and restaurant housed within a heritage-listed Queenslander in plain view from the platform of the South Bank train station. It is in easy reach of the ferry, and has ample nearby parking. Look for us in the outdoor verandah seating area, we'll have some USA swag to identify us. Please dress appropriately for outdoor seating and don't forget your mask!

    Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 08:00 PM Beijing Time · 10 rsvps
    Zoom in Zoom, China

    DACN MEETING 5

     

    Please join the DACN Leadership Board on 9/16 at 8PM as we:

     

     

    Let's Get To Work!