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

    Celebrate Democrats Abroad Day with us!

    The first annual Democrats Abroad Day will take place this Saturday, September 8, and you're invited! Join our global celebration to show off your Democrats Abroad pride, wherever you are.
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    #DAinCHI: DNC Summer Meetings Day 4

    We began our last day in Chicago with one item on our schedule - the official DNC summer business meeting.  The meeting started at 8 with breakfast. DNC members and guests then proceeded to find seats in the conference hall, say goodbye to our colleagues and wrap up business. Since DNC teams sit by state at these meetings, our team made great use of the time and were able to track down the states we hadn't yet spoken to.  It was clear what the focus of the day would be  - discussing and voting on the reform package. After a three hour debate on Friday, the majority of members were ready to call the  question and vote. Once Chairman Tom Perez called the meeting to order, and we reached the moment to discuss and vote on the URC reform package, only a few people came up to speak for and against the one issue that was still under debate - how to handle super delegate votes during the presidential convention.  Because the group against delegate reform was still not ready to concede, they asked Tom Perez to call a vote on whether or not we could proceed without a charter change in order to allow the reform to go through. We voted by paper ballot, and the yes (no need to change the charter) vote won by 329.5 votes, with the no vote coming in at 106.5. We then began to vote on another procedural issue (whether or not to split the delegate reform from the rest of the package). We were into the afternoon now, and members were leaving for airports and proxying their votes, when Don Fowler, former DNC chair and a leader of the opposition movement, rose to the occasion. He asked that we vote in favor of the reform through an acclamation vote, and called for unity within the party.  Because we were in the middle of the second procedural vote, DNC Parliamentarian Helen McFadden had a bit to do to untangle us from that process, but as soon as she had sorted everything out, and a few more people had spoken and made sure their votes were on record, DNC members showed their support for moving forward with the reform with a standing acclamation vote that was greeted with waves of applause and cheers.  The Reverend Jesse Jackson then came on stage and gave a moving invocation, asking for unity and reminding us that our strength lay neither to the left nor to the right but in the moral center. His words were met with another standing ovation. Chairman Perez then wrapped up all remaining business and we proceeded home, proud to have been participants in a historic moment within the Democratic party and ready to work hard in the few months left till the election.
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  • From the Calendar

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018 at 12:00 PM through November 05, 2018
    Eaton Centre Tower in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Volunteer to phone Democrats at the DACA GOTV Office in Toronto!

    Sign up to Volunteer! Shifts from 12 noon to 9 pm, 7 days a week! Be a part of the team that will get thousands  Democrats Abroad to VOTE THEM OUT! Email GOTV_Office@democratsabroad.ca with questions. 

    We're counting on you to  for a volunteer shift to help turn Congress Blue on November 6. 
    Located at Yonge/Dundas in the heart of downtown Toronto and conveniently located on the subway line, our campaign office is open 7 days a week from 12-9 pm.
    Make a difference by signing up for a volunteer shift at https://www.volunteersignup.org/7WRXCand our National Volunteer Coordinator will follow up with you via email within 48 hours.
    Studies have shown that direct voter contact is the most effective way to drive voter turnout. 
    You have only one vote, but you can turnout dozens of votes in districts that will be decided by a margin of only dozens of votes.
    >>> Signup for a volunteer shift today at https://www.volunteersignup.org/7WRXC <<<





    Friday, October 12, 2018 at 06:30 PM through October 19, 2018
    Motumbo's in Crucita, Ecuador

    Ballot Drop-Off - Crucita

    When: October 12 & 19 from 6:30-8:00 pm
    Where: Motumbo’s