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 55 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

    Democrats Abroad announces first qualifying candidate for Global Presidential Primary: Mayor Pete

    Democrats Abroad announces first qualifying candidate for Global Presidential Primary: Mayor Pete  On Thursday, November 14th, Pete Buttigieg became the first presidential candidate to finalize filing to participate in the Democrats Abroad 2020 Global Presidential Primary. The primary will run from March 3rd to March 10th next year. Americans abroad will have the opportunity to vote at more than 100 voting centers around the world, as well as via postal mail, fax and email.  “The Global Presidential Primary and Delegate Selection Process ensures Americans abroad have the opportunity to easily participate in the Democratic primary process while also bringing our unique issues to the attention of Democratic presidential candidates,” explained Julia Bryan, Democrats Abroad Global Chair.  Democrats Abroad represents the millions of Democratic voters living abroad and voting in all 50 states. All Americans living outside the United States may participate in the Global Presidential primary and run for a convention delegate position, provided they are eligible to vote and turn 18 on or before November 3, 2020, and that they are Democrats Abroad members.  Democrats Abroad will send 13 pledged delegates and 8 automatic delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin next July. The results of the Global Presidential Primary will determine which candidates the delegates represent at the Convention.   Democrats Abroad looks forward to hosting the first Super Tuesday Democratic primary elections, with first ballots cast in New Zealand more than 24 hours before voting centers open on the U.S. East Coast. 
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    Remembering Steve Medeiros

    Democrats Abroad lost a thoughtful voice and selfless leader last week - DA Greece Chair Steve Medeiros. Steve was beloved and respected in Greece and all over the world. Stacey Harris-Papaioannou, dear friend of Steve and Vice Chair of DA-Greece alongside him, writes: It is with profound sadness that I send this correspondence.DA GREECE has lost its Chair, Steve Medeiros.After a 5 year battle with prostate cancer, Steve died last night, at home, with his life long partner, Tony, at his side.A service of remembrance and honor will be held in the morning on Saturday, November 9 at the First Cemetery of Athens.  Although Steve was not religious, it comes as no surprise that he has died on the eve of the "Feast of Angels" here in Greece.Steve was truly an earth angel--an easy going, patient man, tolerant of all, a leader who always held everyone as an equal in both deed and thought.A nurturer by nature, Steve spent 40 years as an educator, mentor, administrator and friend to thousands of students, parents and teachers in the American School Community of Athens.Democrats Abroad enjoyed his leadership skills first as Counsel, next as Athens Chapter Chair, then Vice-Chair and as of January 2019 Chair of our Country Committee. He was instrumental in implementing study abroad, the global primary, GOTV and LGTBQ for Greece.He will be missed for so many reasons.May he rest in peace and may his memory be eternal in our hearts.
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  • From the Calendar

    Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 06:00 PM through December 30, 2019 · 101 rsvps
    Online

    Watch the Film Legalize Equality

    The Equal Rights Amendment resolution passed unanimously in Tokyo where we committed to do whatever we can to help get the ERA ratified.  See the resolution here.

    Watch the video "Legalize Equality."  This 30-minute video gives an excellent overview of the Equal Rights Amendment and why it is critical to be ratified.  

    You can watch the video until 31 December 2019.

    To receive the streaming link and password, click RSVP and you will receive an email with the information in it.

    Feel free to share the link and password to DA members that want to view it.  However, please do NOT post the link and password on the internet in any way.  Only Democrats Abroad has access for this private screening and we need to honor this special access given by Equal Means Equal and Heroica Films.  

     

     

    Additional References to learn more about ERA:

    www.equalrightsamendment.org

    www.equalmeansequal.org

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_Rights_Amendment

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/31/us/equal-rights-amendment-illinois-states-trnd/index.html

     

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM through December 02, 2019
    Virtual or In-person in New York, NY

    ProDA Talks for the Democrats Abroad Platform

    The Progressive Caucus of Democrats Abroad is looking for interested members who would like to get involved in fostering discussion around key progressive issues like Healthcare, Anti-corruption, Climate and Poverty and making sure that our priorities are reflected in the Democrats Abroad 2020 party platform, which will guide DA’s policy actions for the next four years and affect which issues DA actively supports and provides our DNC members with insight into the values of DA members. Not every state party has an open and collaborative platform process, so let’s contribute our progressive voices to DA’s 2020 Platform.

    The process is simple, and we encourage you to take part!

    How you can get involved:

    Kitchen Table Talks are small group events held by Democrats Abroad members to talk about policy issues that matter to Americans abroad. Your Talk's feedback helps shape the 2020 Democrats Abroad Platform.

    1. Host a ProDA “Kitchen Table Talk”
    2. Attend a “Kitchen Table Talk”
    3. Become a platform committee volunteer!

    — 1. Host a ProDA Kitchen Table Talk — 

    ProDA needs your help to create opportunities for discussing important issues!

    The process is simple: 

    1. Choose an issue that you would like to discuss 

    2. Choose a day/time that works for you (between Nov 12 and Dec 31); and check the DA WebEx meeting calendar to make sure that timeslot is available: https://wiki.democratsabroad.org/display/WebEx/WebEx+Meeting+Calendar 

    3. Let ProDA know the topic, date, and time that you’ve chosen. That’s it!
    We will help reserve a spot for you on WebEx (if necessary) and include your event in messages to our membership so anyone can sign up. Please note that topic choices are first-come/first-serve. 

    4. Alternatively, you can run a private Kitchen Table Talk among a group of American friends overseas and submit the feedback directly through the Kitchen Table Talk feedback form  (further details in the links below).

     

    — 2. Attend a “Kitchen Table Talk” —

    An e-mail will be sent out on Nov 12 inviting all ProDA members to choose a Kitchen Table Talk event. We expect that each event will include 4-8 Democrats Abroad members.

    1. Kitchen Table Talks website: https://www.democratsabroad.org/2019_kitchen_table_talks

    2. Kitchen table conversations – add a topic  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRhudfD9JCKaUzjlUmY6OvNfTh6EtdiFSVJTyJuiHeTcZ5xw/viewform

     

    — 3. Learn how to become a platform committee volunteer! —

    The kickoff for the 2020 DPCA Platform Drafting Committee has just begun! Please send a message to Farid Ben Amor and Aaron Kruse that they can follow up with you. (This is a Democrats Abroad activity. Contact: fbenamor@gmail.com; aaronmkruse@gmail.com)

    Take a moment to review the Kitchen Table topics listed on the DA website and consider other related information: 

    1. Platform process: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Lx5MXfmyrGHMJC9YY0_rZ5ZaG9FpiMcgTL6Mt5oocf4/edit#slide=id.p

    2. Delegates briefing: https://www.democratsabroad.org/a_briefing_for_delegates_on_the_2020_da_delegate_selection_plan