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.


  • From the Calendar

    Friday, July 01, 2022 at 01:00 PM through July 03, 2022 at 1:00pm Berlin Time
    Cologne Old Town in Cologne, Germany

    Cologne Pride!

    One of the DA NRW region's biggest yearly events is just around the corner....Christopher Street Day/Cologne Pride! This year's festival will run from Friday, 1 July to Sunday, 3 July at Heumarkt/Alter Markt in old town Cologne. 

    As we do every year, we will be holding an infostand to: make connections to Americans or people who know Americans, pass out DA freebies, assist interested Americans in signing up for DA, and selling DA merchandise to Americans. On Sunday, there is also the opportunity to join in on the parade!

    We'll not only be showing our solidarity with the LGBT+ community, but also supporting Get Out The Vote efforts for the midterms 2022. This year, women's rights, gun reform, and voting rights are on the ballot. 

    All of this would not be possible without volunteers, which is why we are looking for people to help run the stand on all three days and/or take part in the parade. Regardless of sexuality, gender, or age, help from members of all backgrounds would be greatly appreciated!

    Please sign up for a shift (or two!) at this sign-up sheet

    If you prefer that your name/email does not appear on this public sign-up sheet, you can email your information and desired time slot at [email protected]. A detailed email will be sent to all volunteers with more information in the days ahead of the event including expected location of the stand and instructions for this who would like to take part in the parade. 

    We look forward to seeing you at PRIDE!

     

    Saturday, July 02, 2022 at 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 89 rsvps

    Fourth of July Barbeque at Trout Lake

     
    Come join us as we celebrate the Fourth of July (and Canada Day as well, if you're so inclined) in the best way: BBQ in the park!
     
    We look forward to our first big opportunity in a long time to connect as a chapter in person. Come by and grab some BBQ, chat with other DA members and our chapter leads, and enjoy the (fingers crossed) beautiful Vancouver summer weather.
     
    Hotdogs and hamburgers, with vegetarian options, will be offered while supplies last. We will provide plates, buns, and condiments, but feel free to bring any side dishes you would like to share. Also, this will be the first year that we are permitted to consume alcohol in the park, so bring your beverage of choice.
     
    We will set up at the picnic shelter beginning at 4pm, but feel free to meet up or spend time in the park beforehand.
     
    Directions: Picnic Shelter is located on the Southeast corner of the park, on E 19th Ave between Victoria Dr and Nanaimo St. Parking lot is adjacent, with nearby street parking. Accessible by public transit from Commercial-Broadway Station, Nanaimo Station, and multiple bus routes.
     

  • News

    We Can & We Must Fight Back

    MUNICH–The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is an abhorrent and unprecedented assault on our fundamental human rights. Today is a dark day, a hard day in American history.  Stripped of protections and freedoms the past 50 years had granted us, we now confront a new, grim reality where our health, marriages, and basic bodily autonomy are on the chopping block. Make no mistake: the radical Republican Party has no intention of stopping with Roe.  We can and we must fight back. We must show up to the polls this November — and make sure that every single American we know has a plan to vote, too.   In this moment of despair, let us not forget that the power still resides with us – and that the overwhelming majority of Americans support the freedoms Roe upheld. A net gain of only two more U.S. Senators will allow for abortion rights to be codified at the federal level. The America we want, need, and deserve is within reach, and Democrats Abroad is committed to making it a reality. We still have each other — and our resolve to fight for our basic rights. Let’s do this.
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    Enough Is Enough

    Democrats Abroad joins our nation as it grieves the latest round of senseless shootings with innocent lives taken. We extend our deepest sympathy to all those impacted by these tragic events and resolve to fight every day for a country where everyone feels safe. However, it is not enough to be horrified by these events. We must act. In the past ten days, the United States has had 17 mass shootings with 43 killed and 79 injured. Two of them – in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas – made global headlines. In both cases, the 18-year-old suspects were able to acquire assault weapons – legally. Democrats Abroad deplores Republican lawmakers’ failure to enact legislation that would protect the people of America. Why do we continue to allow opponents of gun control to stand in the way of legislation that would prevent innocent lives being taken during their daily routines? Americans need to break that cycle – and legislators who will prioritize our children’s lives over money from the gun lobby. It’s time we acknowledge that what we are doing isn’t working. Americans around the globe can do more than offering heartache, thoughts and prayers. We owe families more than condolences. Globally, we are more than six million strong, and we must vote to change the laws that allow these attacks to happen. We must elect Democrats who will stand up for the American people, against the gun lobby, and for sensible gun legislation. Stand together. Take action.  Call your Congressional Representative and US Senators to demand they take action on guns and gun violence. Look up their contact details here. Commit to asking five Americans living abroad to request their ballot at VoteFromAbroad.org. Show your support on National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Weekend on June 3-5. Find out more at wearorange.org. Like and share our voting information on social media, including on our Democrats Abroad Facebook page and Vote from Abroad Facebook page. Be the margin of victory! Our record of bringing home the overseas vote has proven to make the difference in close races. Consider a donation to support our efforts at democratsabroad.org/donate. Press inquiries can be directed to [email protected]
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