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

    Call for Nominations: DA Asia Pacific RVC

    Call for Nominations: Democrats Abroad Regional Vice Chair Asia Pacific We are now accepting nominations for the bi-annual election of Regional Vice Chair (RVC) for the Asia Pacific (AP) region! This election will take place during the AP Regional Meeting on the 16th of May as part of the Democrats Abroad Global Meeting. One vote is allocated to each AP country committee and will be cast solely by country committee chairs and vice chairs. The chair and vice chair each carry ½ vote. If either is not present, the other will carry the full vote. Democrats Abroad has three RVCs, one for each region, who: Are elected to a two year term that begins and ends with the regional election. Cannot serve more than two consecutive terms. Serve as one of 8 voting members of the International Executive Committee. Meetings are currently held weekly and typically last from two to three hours, but this is subject to change with the new leadership.  Organize and lead monthly regional calls of about one to two hours to encourage, inform, and create a sense of community among regional country committees.  Organize and lead a one to three day annual regional meeting to encourage, inform, and create a sense of community among regional country committees. When practical, these annual meetings are held as in-person events with remote participation available.  Act as a liaison between the International Executive Committee and one or more of the Democrats Abroad committees, lending a hand to the committee chair and assuming chair responsibilities should that position not be filled. Assist in organizing and attend the annual Democrats Abroad Global Meeting, preferably in person when conditions allow. Note that travel costs are the responsibility of the RVC. Work with existing country committees to mediate and resolve issues within their committees including election issues, membership queries, etc.  Track compliance status of country committees with Charter requirements and work with emerging and out-of-compliance countries to help bring them into compliance. Communicate International Executive Committee decisions, policies, and Democrats Abroad best practices to the country committee leaders. Bring regional issues to the International Executive Committee for discussion and resolution. The eligibility requirements for AP RVC are as follows:  Be a citizen of the United States.  Be a member of Democrats Abroad residing within a country in the Asia Pacific region. Adhere to the principles of the Democratic Party of the United States. Due to the extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of the AP region who are temporarily residing outside of their country of residence due to the pandemic may still run for AP RVC (example: resident of Singapore who is temporarily residing in France due to quarantines and travel restrictions). There must be an intent to return to the AP region following the lift of travel restrictions. Self-nominations and nominations of others are both welcomed and encouraged! Please submit any nominations via the nomination form at this link no later than 23 March 11:59 PM EDT (UTC-4). Each nominee is required to accept their nomination no later than 31 March 11:59 PM EDT (UTC-4). Nominations from the floor of the election meeting will be accepted as well, and all official candidates will be given time to make a short speech. A list of candidates will be released on 1 April following the nomination acceptance deadline.  Please direct any questions to [email protected] behalf of the 2021 AP Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC), Anthony Nitz (Vietnam, Chair)Christine Valverde (New Zealand)Michael Ramos (Australia)Phong Quan (Singapore)
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    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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  • From the Calendar

    Saturday, March 06, 2021 at 04:00 PM Seoul Time · 3 rsvps
    Wework Yeoksam in Seoul, South Korea

    Progressive Book Club: How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

    Let’s chat! Join us this month as we discuss “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi.  How to Be an Antiracist is an inspiring and deft mix of both research and memoir.  Kendi's definition of antiracism reframes the concept of racial justice in America while his description of his own journey towards antiracism adds a warmth and human element to the research.  Haven’t had time to read the book? No problem.  We’ll be using the book as a jumping off point to talk about recent events and social movements as well as discuss what steps we can take to start our own antiracist practices.

     

    • When 🕐 : March 6th, 2021 at 4pm - 6:00pm KST
    • Where 📍: WeWork Yeoksam Station, Seoul, ROK (directions) and Zoom

    RSVP ✉️ : At this link

    Saturday, March 06, 2021 at 05:00 PM Seoul Time · 168 rsvps
    Wework Yeoksam in Seoul, South Korea

    DAROK Cares about Taxes

    Join Democrats Abroad as expat tax expert Nathalie Goldstein MsC, EA, and CEO of  MyExpatTaxes discusses the implications of the CARES Act legislation for Americans living abroad, how to go about requesting your stimulus check(s) if you haven't received them, and other Expat 101 tax basics.

    WHEN: Saturday, March 6th, 2021 at 5:00 PM KST/JST (1:30 pm IST, 3:00 pm ICT, 4:00 pm CST/HKT/PHT/SGT, 7:00 pm AEDT, 9:00 pm NZDT, 3:00 am EST, 9:00 am CET)

    WHERE: Online/WebEx call - please RSVP for link

    While there is no donation requirement to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $10 to help Democrats Abroad, an all-volunteer organization that relies solely on donations to do our work around issues advocacy and GOTV.

    IMPORTANT:  Democrats Abroad does not provide personal tax advice or recommendations.  We recommend that you engage a qualified, professional tax adviser to address questions related to your personal financial situation.