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

    Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM Bangkok Time
    Au Bon Pain Cafe in Bangkok, Thailand

    DAT Bangkok Voter Assistance

    DAT Voter Assistance Cafe
    Dear Bangkok Area DAT Member,

    Are you registered to vote?  Have you requested your absentee ballot?  Are you having difficulties with your local or state registration processes?

    Please Join Us for Upcoming Weekly Voter Assistance Cafe Sessions in Bangkok.

    Dems Abroad Weekly Voter Assistance -- Cafe Hours

    Volunteers will be holding in-person voting assistance sessions in Bangkok now through October.  Stop by for a cuppa and get your voting questions answered, register to vote with our laptop, stay for some political banter and information on how to get more involved.

    assistance sessions in Bangkok now through October, both Wednesdays and Saturdays. Stop by for a cuppa and get your voting questions answered, register to vote with our laptop, stay for some political banter and information on how to get more involved.

    Both WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS!!!

    Wednesdays
    11am - 2pm
    Au Bon Pain
    GPF Tower
    Tower B93, 1st Floor
    GPF Witthayu, 1
    Wireless Road
    Bangkok
    Across from the US Embassy

    NEXT MEET:  Wednesday, August 17, 2022

    • August 24
    • August 31
    • September 7
    • September 14 
    • September 21
    • September 28
    • October 5
    • October 12
    • October 19

    Saturdays
    11am - 2pm
    Au Bon Pain Cafe
    Emporium Shopping Mall, Mezzanine Level
    Phromphong Sky Train Station

    NEXT MEET:  Saturday, August 20, 2022

    CONTINUED:

    • August 27
    • September 3
    • September 10
    • September 17
    • September 24
    • October 1
    • October 8
    • October 15
    • October 22

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Bhikkhuni Dr. Lee
    Acting-Secretary
    Member-at-Large

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    Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 06:30 PM Sydney Time · 2 rsvps
    Online in Sydney, Australia

    DAA NSW Virtual Phone-Banking-Palooza!

    Voting rights, abortion rights, marriage equality, gun violence, democracy are all on the ballot this year -- and we must make sure that ever Dems Abroad member is voting this November!

    Join our virtual phone-banking party on Wednesday, 17th August, as part of a global phone-banking extravaganza, to help us reach every Dems Abroad member and remind them to request their ballot.  We'll do a refresher demo of how our phone-banking platform works, then step out to make some calls - before coming back together to check in and chat about our experiences.

    We will have more phone-banking session as the deadline to register gets closer, and to remind members to return their ballots -- with special prizes for those NSW phone-bankers who make the most calls!

    Please RSVP to join us and receive log-in details.  We'll be sending out the link one hour prior to our Zoom party!


  • News

    Statement Celebrating the Inflation Reduction Act

    Democrats Abroad is grateful to Democratic U.S. Senators for passing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, a bill that will have a positive impact on our world for generations to come. This legislation – a historic achievement and true cause for celebration – will ensure that big corporations and the wealthiest 1% pay their fair share, lower the cost of Medicare drug prices, and authorize an unprecedented investment of $369 billion in measures to promote renewable energy and mitigate climate change. Not a single Republican U.S. Senator voted for the bill.  With this legislation, Democrats have risen to the moment and brought hope to our planet. The United States, the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases globally, is now on its way to meeting our climate commitments and leading by example.   As another summer of devastating climate catastrophes rages around the globe, the Inflation Reduction Act will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by utilizing renewable and clean energy sources to replace fossil fuels, significantly lowering production costs of wind turbines, solar panels, and batteries for electric cars and incentivizing the private sector to employ wind, solar, and geothermally generated energy. The bill also provides tax incentives for private citizens to install solar panels and heat pumps in their homes and to buy electric vehicles. In coordination with President Biden’s Infrastructure Bill, the construction of charging stations will be ramped up across the entire country, including rural areas.   The Inflation Reduction Act allocates $27 billion for a “green bank” to invest in public-private partnerships that cut emissions. $8 billion will specifically be directed to disadvantaged communities, to further the cause of environmental justice, and $2 billion has been allocated for further research (e.g. fusion and high-energy physics). Most emissions reductions are anticipated in the power and infrastructure sectors, with carbon capture expected to increase 13-fold.  It is hard to overstate the magnitude of this legislative achievement. We must continue this work – to bridge the remaining 10% gap in emissions commitments made by the Biden administration, to address environmental justice issues more broadly, to completely phase out fossil fuels, to block drilling on federal lands and waters, and to continue healthcare and economic reform. There is only one way to do it: by (re-)electing Democratic leaders in November. Please register and request your ballot at www.votefromabroad.org – and make sure your friends and family, at home and abroad, have a plan to vote as well.  To keep up to date and active with Democrats Abroad efforts to tackle climate change, please join our Environment and Climate Crisis Council by clicking here. If you are not able to donate your time, please consider donating to Democrats Abroad today. $20.22 will help keep Congress – and the planet – blue. Thank you very much for your continued support of our organization.  In solidarity and hope,   Dana Freling, Environment & Climate Crisis Council Chair Candice Kerestan, International Chair
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    Progress to Repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision

    Democrats Abroad is encouraged by the advancement of the Social Security Fairness Act (H.R.82) which would repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). WEP has unfairly and disproportionately impacted Americans abroad, particularly seniors who paid into Social Security and deserve to receive a fair amount in retirement.  Some beneficiaries only learn of WEP after they have retired, and the reduced benefits substantially affect their financial standing in later years.
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