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, May 25, 2022 at 12:00 PM Berlin Time · 5 rsvps
    Zoom

    Climate Cafe - May

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    May is AAPI Heritage Month, so this month we will be discussing the effects of climate change on the Asian Pacific region.  Andrew Irvin from the University of the South Pacific Micronesian Center for Sustainable Transport will speak about how New Zealand is preparing to take in millions of Pacific climate refugees.

     

    Location Event Start Time
    Washington, USA 6:00 EDT
    London, United Kingdom 11:00 BST
    Frankfurt, Germany 12:00 CEST
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 14:00 GST
    New Delhi, India 15:30 IST
    Bangkok, Thailand 17:00 ICT
    Beijing, China 18:00 CST
    Melbourne, Australia 20:00 AEST
    Fiji Time, FJT 22:00 FJT

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    Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 02:00 PM Bern Time
    EPFL Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland

    Request Your Absentee Ballot @ EPFL Lausanne

    Photo: Morgan Gray

    Come meet our team and get registered to vote or request your absentee ballot for the upcoming 2022 midterm elections! It's a quick and easy process, and we are available to answer any questions you may have about voting or being politically engaged from abroad.

    Our volunteers will be at the Esplanade building near the EPFL metro stop.


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  • News

    The Path Forward

    The Supreme Court’s draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaked late last night by Politico, makes unmistakably clear what the Republican agenda is: an unprecedented assault on women and families in the United States.  For more than a generation, the right to reproductive freedom has been the law of the land. When a far-right administration took office in 2016, we knew that this right was in grave danger. Fast forward to 2022, and we now have three more ultra-conservative, anti-choice justices on the Supreme Court. The looming fate of Roe is the direct consequence of the 2016 election. That many of us saw this coming does not make the blow less painful or severe. But we can fight back. 2022 is also a decisive election year. Together, we must put in place both federal and state legislatures that fairly represent the will of the majority. This cannot wait.   Let us not forget in this dark moment that we have the power to elect legislators who will respect the law of the land and the will of the people this November. We must wield it. 34 U.S. Senate seats, all 435 U.S. Representative seats, 46 state legislatures, and 36 state governorships are on the ballot. These are the offices that will determine access to abortion and reproductive health care in the absence of Roe. REQUEST YOUR BALLOT FOR 2022 What you feel right now: do not forget it. Instead, resolve to turn this moment into collective action. Ways to fight back can be found in this statement from DA's Global Women's Caucus. Raise your voice. Vote. And bring other people with you.  In Solidarity, Ann Hesse, DA Global Women's Caucus Chair Candice Kerestan, DA International Chair
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    Democrats Abroad Celebrates Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson

    Today is a momentous day: For the first time in history, a Black woman was confirmed to sit on our nation’s highest court. Throughout her career as a public defender, and most recently during nearly 20 hours of grueling questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson repeatedly demonstrated her competence, level-headedness, and commitment to doing the right thing.  At her confirmation hearings, Judge Jackson thoughtfully and thoroughly answered questions, demonstrating the depth and breadth of her decades of experience across the legal system. She also masterfully explained the law in her answers – underscoring her commitment to transparency in her decision-making and demonstrating her true love of the law. Democrats Abroad celebrates this moment and is excited by the lived experiences Judge Jackson will bring to the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a brilliant legal mind who will undoubtedly shape our nation’s future for the better for generations to come. On this occasion, we would also like to express our gratitude to President Biden for his leadership and nomination of Justice Jackson. Additionally, we are grateful to all overseas voters who cast a ballot in 2020: Your vote helped make this moment possible!  By voting from abroad in 2022’s crucial midterm elections, you can help ensure that Democrats grow their majorities and can continue moving our country forward. Request your ballot today at www.votefromabroad.org. 
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