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

    2020 Delegate Selection Plan Open for Public Comment Period

    Democrats Abroad's 2020 Delegate Selection Plan is now online a public commenting period. 
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    Celebrating International Women's Day 2019

    Democrats Abroad celebrates International Women's Day this year with hope for the future and pride for what we have accomplished. 
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  • From the Calendar

    Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 06:00 PM through December 30, 2019 · 40 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

     

    Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 12:30 PM · 3 rsvps
    Tony McGrath Building conference room in Fairfield, Australia

    QLD Chapter Meet-Up and Social

    Join us for a social catch-up and chapter meeting this Sunday!  

    There’s so much buzz already with the 2020 election. Who’s running and who’s not? Has your favourite Democrat announced?

    Come banter and have lunch and drinks with fellow QLD chapter members at Grill’d Fairfield Gardens at 11:00am.

    Following lunch, Kent Getsinger, our national chair will be joining us via videoconference. Kent will give us an update on what the international healthcare working group has been doing in DA’s Global Progressive Caucus to advance Medicare for All back home. This will also be our opportunity to give input on the future of Democrats Abroad Australia and get an update about our Annual General Meeting coming up in Sydney in April.

    Event Details

    Sunday, 17 March 2019

    Come for part of it or all of it! For those coming for lunch, we’ll walk over together to the videoconference room at the Tony McGrath building at 12:20pm. If you’re skipping lunch, the venue is an 8 minute walk from the Fairfield train station and has free off-street parking. The only vehicle access is via Brougham Street at the western gate. From there, drive to the eastern car park next to the skate park.

    Call me on 0431 138 470 if you have trouble finding us!  

    Layne Mostyn