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.


  • News

    400+ DA Leaders Send Message to Sinema & Manchin: Protect Our Voting Rights!

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    HOW WE REMEMBER AND HONOR DR. KING’S LEGACY

    The past year has further exposed the inequalities in American society. From the pandemic to affordable housing, access to education and the effects of climate change. Nowhere has the inequality gap grown more than exercising the right to vote.  While January 6th culminated with a violent act to deny our legal and constitutional right to vote, the assault has persisted. To date, 19 state legislatures have passed laws that make it harder for students, people of color, low income and physically challenged Americans to vote. And there are no less than 163 congressional candidates who believe and campaign on the big lie that the election was stolen. As we remember Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on what should have been his 93rd birthday, let us not only honor his legacy but uphold it … not fail it! As Americans of all races and creeds living abroad and stateside, our right to vote is not a forgone conclusion.  The pace of voting rights for all citizens has been long and arduous. It has taken over a century for America to give all U.S. citizens the right to vote. Yes, 100 years. When Black men were given the right through the 15th amendment, restrictive state laws, poll taxes, literacy tests and grandfather made it nearly impossible to vote. When women got the right to vote in 1920, it did not include minority women. From 1924 to 1962, Indigenous, Asian and Washington D.C. residents were enfranchised. It was not until the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that enforced the 15th amendment at the federal level to become one of the most far-reaching and important civil rights legislation in U.S. history.  This was the life’s work of Dr. King … his legacy. Dr. King gave his life for this. We stand on his and the shoulders of Hosea Williams and John Lewis. We must uphold the dream. Since the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, 18 year olds, non-English speaking citizens  and Americans abroad, had been given the right to vote in 1971, 1975 and 1976, respectively. And in 1982, the Reagan administration … the Reagan administration … extended it for 25 years. Today, our voting rights lie in peril as states have, 100 years later, enacted laws that restrict all of our access to the ballot. How will we meet this moment? How will we honor Dr. King’s legacy?  Why is this taking so long? If segregationists and trickle down theorists can protect voting rights, Senators Manchin and Sinema can support the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. Rest in power, Dr. King. We honor you. We will not fail you. Leedonal (Jazz) Moore, Chair Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus Video Excerpt of Dr. Martin Luther King's speech - I HAVE A DREAM JOIN THE GLOBAL BLACK CAUCUS SUPPORT THE GLOBAL BLACK CAUCUS
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  • From the Calendar

    Thursday, January 06, 2022 at 12:00 PM through March 03, 2022 at 12:00pm Berlin Time · 28 rsvps
    Online in Berlin, Germany

    Win the Day: A GOTV Competition

    GAME OUT THE VOTE AND WIN THE DAY!!

    Join Democrats Abroad Germany as we stage a friendly competition among our 14 chapters to GET OUT THE VOTE and WIN BIG in 2022!

    We will be kicking things off on January 6 with our online BINGO game! Get the game card and instructions by RSVPing. The main competition also begins on January 6 and continues until March 3, 2022.

    All DA members are welcome to play along. Points are awarded to individuals, but always on behalf of chapters – so you must pick a team! Here are our contenders:

    • Berlin

    • Cologne-Bonn

    • Düsseldorf-Ruhr

    • Frankfurt and Greater Hessen

    • Göttingen-Hannover

    • Hamburg and Northern Germany

    • Heidelberg-Rhine-Neckar

    • Kaiserslautern-Saarland

    • Münster-Osnabrück-Bielefeld

    • Munich and Southern Germany

    • North and Central Bavaria

    • Saxony

    • Stuttgart and Southwest Germany

    • Wiesbaden-Mainz

    For more information about rules for bingo and the competition, click here.

    The DAG Champion will be announced at our Annual General Meeting on March 4, 2022. May the best team win!

    Monday, January 17, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 11 rsvps
    RSVP to receive Zoom link

    Call for Volunteers

    Violence Against Women (VAW) Task Force: Call for Volunteers!
       

    We are currently looking for motivated team players to join our Violence Against Women research project. Our project provides tactical, practical information to American women overseas who find themselves in violent situations. Our efforts also go towards advocating for legislation stateside.

    We’re looking for a minimum 3 month commitment, a passion for this cause, and people who are team players.

    RSVP to join one of our upcoming Zoom calls and learn more.