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

    DA Condemns the SCOTUS Decision to Purge Voter Rolls

    Democrats Abroad condemns the Supreme Court's decision to allow Ohio to purge their voter rolls. This is a dangerous precedent, and it is clear that it will be used by other red states to discourage voter turnout back home. American abroad voters will also be affected. Please be aware that your registration could also be removed from your state’s list of active voters. Voter roll purges are happening in other states, and we expect this ruling will lead to an increase in the future. What you can do to make sure you can vote this year:  1. Go to votefromabroad.org and fill out, print, sign and then send in your ballot request to your local election office back in the US. We suggest emailing in your request as the fastest and safest method for making sure your form is delivered.  2. After you have sent in your request, get in touch with your local election office and confirm that you are registered. (Any problems, please get in touch at gotv@democratsabroad.org).  What you can do to make sure others can vote this year: The Republicans are using lots of different suppression tactics to keep people from voting both in the US and abroad - purging voter rolls, spreading disinformation, closing polling centers and more. Here's information on how you can help fight the spread of misinformation to voters abroad. 
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    Global Black Caucus Statement on NFL Anthem Policy

    Last Wednesday, the National Football League announced a new policy requiring that, when “The Star-Spangled Banner” is played before games during the upcoming season, “all team and league personnel on the field shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.” Teams whose players kneel or otherwise fail to “show respect for the flag,” as the league’s statement puts it a second time, will be fined. It is counter-productive to demand respect for the flag while undermining the principles for which it stands.
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  • From the Calendar

    Monday, June 18, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    private home near the Rathaus in Vienna, Austria

    Phonebanking Party

    So,

    The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of Ohio’s extreme voting list purge today. I’m more determined than ever to get out every Democratic vote in November. 
     
    Any chance you can join me for an evening of phonebanking on Monday, June 18th? Same format as our original party:  
     
    When:  6-9:00 pm 
    Where:  please rsvp for the address
    How:  phonebanking tutorial for newbies from 6-6:30
    Me:  I’ll have WiFi, electrical outlets, beer, pizza, and ventilators
    You:  bring a laptop, and earbuds with a microphone
    CallHub, the phonebank service, is up and running again. They apologized for being down when we needed them — but did us a solid and tweaked their software so we can call our Democrats Abroad members here in Austria. Nice.
    Let me know by Sunday, June 17th if you can phone with us. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I hope to see you.
    Liebe Grüße,
    Tanya
    Vote Like Your Rights Depend On It.
    Monday, June 18, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 13 rsvps
    Le Lutece in Paris, France

    June Political Forum in Paris

    Political Forum keeps you up to date on local and international news events of the month.  Open discussion with politically-minded friends, led by the inimitable and well-informed Jean-Pierre LaRochelle.  Don't miss this last meeting of the season before summer vacation.  With food and drinks if you're so inclined.