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 45 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.


  • News

    Keeping a Promise: Biden Ends Transgender Service Ban

    Statement from Global Chair of Democrats Abroad Julia Bryan, Global LGBTQ+ Caucus Co-Chairs Martha McDevitt-Pugh and Tre' Shawn Griffin-Noordermeer, and Global Veterans and Military Families Caucus Co-Chairs Bob Gould and Erin Watson We welcome the swift action today by President Biden to fulfill on his campaign promise to undo the unjust exclusion of transgender individuals from military service. Allowing all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform provides a single standard. Affirming the eligibility of individuals who identify as transgender to enter and serve in their self-identified gender is the right thing to do. The Democrats Abroad LGBTQ+ Caucus and Veterans and Military Families Caucus looks forward to working with the Biden administration to forward equality throughout our nation and in the world.
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    We answered the call of history

    Statement from Democrats Abroad Global Chair, Julia Bryan"We answered the call of history. We met the moment. Democracy and hope, truth and justice did not die on our watch but thrived." Thank you to the thousands of Democrats Abroad volunteers and voters around the world who answered the call of history, who stood up to tyranny, and who helped ensure that hundreds of thousands of Americans abroad could use the most important tool democracy provides us - our vote. You helped make this happen and we only wish we could be together on this momentous day as we raise a toast to our new President and Vice President, to Democracy and hope, truth and justice.
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  • From the Calendar

    Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 21 rsvps
    Zoom

    Book Club & Author Talk: The Dancing Girl and the Turtle

    The Global AAPI Caucus and the Germany-Saxony Book Club are are thrilled to be hosting author Karen Kao for a book club discussion on February 28th, 2021, at 2 P.M. Berlin time. We will be discussing her debut novel The Dancing Girl and the Turtle. Described as an “an ambitious, striking addition to the novels showing the sleazy side of 1930s Shanghai” by bookish.asia, it is the first in a quartet of interlocking novels set in Shanghai from 1929 to 1954.

    Read more about the quartet and KarenKao on her website at https://inkstonepress.com/ and message us to pre-order a book! Through the eyes of the dancer, Song Anyi, and her brother Kang, the Shanghai Quartet spans a tumultuous time in Chinese history: war with the Japanese, the influx of stateless Jews into Shanghai, civil war and revolution. How does the love of a sister destroy her brother and all those around him?      

    Please contact [email protected] for information on pre-ordering a book.

    Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 02:00 PM Berlin Time · 29 rsvps
    Zoom in Hamburg, Germany

    2021 DA Hamburg Chapter Elections

    Democrats Abroad Hamburg will elect its next local leadership team! This team will lead our chapter through the 2022 midterms.

    Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
    Meeting Start Time: 14:00
    Election Start Time: 14:30

    The following positions will be elected:

    • Chair
    • Treasurer

    In order to facilitate neutral elections, DA Germany has initiated a Chapter Nominations and Election Committee (CNEC). Any interested persons who would like to run for either of these positions, should contact this committee at [email protected].

    Voting is open to all members of the Hamburg Chapter. You must be present at the meeting to vote.

     

    RSVP TO PARTICIPATE

    Please RSVP below to participate in this online election meeting. After RSVPing you will receive the participation link (Zoom).

    If you do not immediately receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link, contact [email protected] ASAP.

     

    INTERESTED IN RUNNING?

    Find out more about the positions, how the election works, and all the other details.

    Learn more about being a candidate at one of the upcoming Information Sessions for Potential Candidates (not required):