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

    Call for Applications: Global Team Leaders

    As we move towards 2022 and 2024, Democrats Abroad’s newly elected International Executive Committee is determined to make our systems and structures even more diverse, professional, and sustainable––and ultimately more effective for our work ahead.  In order to do so, we are currently building robust global teams and, for the first time ever, doing a call for applications for global caucus, committee, and task force leadership positions. Our goal is to have an inclusive, transparent, and fair appointment process. We need you to be a part of our work! Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 1, 2021, and after consulting with the DA International Committee, the DA International Chair will make appointments around August 9, 2021. All members of Democrats Abroad are encouraged to apply and to share the call for applications with other U.S. citizens who might be interested.   Available Positions Advocacy Coordinator Caucus Chairs (individual positions for: Asian-American and Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Progressive, Veteran and Military Families, Women’s, and Youth Caucuses) Caucus Coordinator Design Coordinator Membership Engagement Coordinator Events Coordinator Fundraising Coordinator Get-Out-The-Vote Coordinator (Americas Region) Get-Out-The-Vote Coordinator (Asia-Pacific Region) Get-Out-The-Vote Coordinator (Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region) Internal Communications Coordinator IT Coordinator Press Coordinator Social Media Manager Task Force Chairs (individual positions for: Equal Rights Amendment, Medicare Portability, Reparations, Taxation Task Forces) Voter Assistance Coordinator Vote From Abroad Coordinator   Democrats Abroad is committed to the values and practices of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, with opportunities to provide and the ability to take feedback and learn. It is our policy to recruit, train, promote, and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, pregnancy, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity, disability, or any other legally protected basis.
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    Happy Fourth of July 2021

    Democrats Abroad would like to wish Americans around the world a very happy 4th of July! We hope that you’re able to enjoy this moment with your friends and family. At the same time, we know that some of you, because of the situations in your host countries, cannot. Please know that you are in our thoughts on this Independence Day. To those of you living in countries without access to COVID vaccines, we are advocating on your behalf to the State Department, White House, and Congress to make vaccines available to all Americans overseas.  As we look at the United States from around the world, it’s clear that America is coming back – together. Thanks to the American Rescue Plan and the American Jobs Plan, people are being vaccinated, employment numbers are growing, and the US economy is recovering. This is thanks to the incredible hard work DA members like you did to help Americans overseas to vote blue in 2020.  But as we know, the work must continue – and today’s holiday reminds us of that. The 4th of July celebrates that moment in American history when we declared our independence and our right for the people to represent themselves in creating their government. At a time when Republicans are aggressively trying to suppress our voices, we need your help and active participation. Only together can we continue creating the government that we want and need. We hope you’ll join us in getting even more Americans abroad voting and engaged in the democratic process - a process that began in 1776 and continues today. In the meantime, we wish you a happy 4th of July!
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  • From the Calendar

    Friday, August 06, 2021 at 07:00 PM Berlin Time · 6 rsvps
    WebEx in Heidelberg, Germany

    DAG Heidelberg Monthly Meeting

    Dear all,

    Please join us on the first Friday of August (6th) 2021 for our monthly meeting!

    DISCUSSION TOPICS

    • Quo vadis DA Heidelberg? Let's discuss what the chapter wants to achieve in the months to come - in the light of the ongoing COVID crisis and in general.

    • anything that is on your mind!

    Saturday, August 07, 2021 at 10:00 AM Abu Dhabi Time · 25 rsvps
    Caribou Coffee in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Coffee Chat with a Tax Expert - Info Tax Session

    Are you a US Citizen living in the UAE with questions on your US Taxes? Are you a US Citizen concerned about compliance with US Reporting regulations FATCA and FBAR?

    Please join us for a coffee and a pastry with an opportunity to learn the basics of filing your US Taxes along with IRS mandatory FATCA and FBAR reporting. Find below the event details:

    What: DA-UAE Tax Info Session with a Tax Expert

    When: Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

    Where: Caribou Coffee, Sheikh Zayed Road

    Google Map location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/cwJrNyqk31vXT2K39

    *Coffee and Pastries are complimentary and sponsored by Democrats Abroad & and this is family friendly event.

    Democrats Abroad are hosting a candid chat and open Q&A session to help US Citizens living in the UAE become more aware of the IRS's mandatory Tax Filing and Foreign Asset Disclosure requirements.

    There will be a 5 to 10 minute informal presentation touching mainly upon the following topics followed by an open Q&A session:

    1. Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE)
    2. Foreign Tax Credit (FTC)
    3. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
    4. Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR)

    If you have any questions or any suggestions regarding tax topics you would like to include in our presentation, please email us on the following email: [email protected] 

    Please RSVP for the event page using the link at the bottom of the page.

    We hope you will get the chance to make it to our DA-UAE US Info-Tax Session.

    Democratically yours