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 44 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 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

    DA Global Convention Begins this Weekend!

    The Democrats Abroad Global Convention weekend is upon us!  As momentum is building towards the August Democratic National Convention and November elections, we will meet virtually to elect the final members of our DNC delegation and adopt our 2020 state platform.  DNC Delegation Because of the global pandemic, our three regions (Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East & Africa) met virtually in May, instead of in Toronto as previously planned, to choose their Democratic National  Convention (DNC) representatives and permanent DNC members.   During the Regional Conventions, regional electors elected five Sanders Delegates, four Biden Delegates, and three regional DNC members to represent Democrats Abroad (one from each region).   This Saturday, June 6, DPCA (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) members from around the world will convene online to elect one Sanders PLEO delegate (Party Leader & Elected Official), three additional Sanders at-large delegates, and two alternate delegates (one each for Sanders and Biden, respectively). They will also elect three further Democrats Abroad members to serve on the DNC from 2020 to 2024.  Democrats Abroad sends a 26 member delegation to the Democratic National Convention, including our Global Chair and Vice Chair and three standing committee members. Your voices in shaping our platform and delegation have been heard and will be well represented.  DA Platform On the second day of the convention, Democrats Abroad convention electors will discuss and vote on the adoption of our 2020 Democrats Abroad Platform.  The Democrats Abroad 2020 Platform communicates what we believe and why, on a range of issues important to us.  Our perspectives and experiences from living in other cultures enrich the Democratic Party vision and validate policies in the Democratic Party platform. The DA platform is also a key tool which we use to advocate for issues that are important to Americans abroad. With over 7500 inputs from plank polls and kitchen table talks, our platform articulates foundational principles that will guide us over the next four years.  The Global Convention is the spark from which Democrats Abroad is poised to fire up Americans across the world to bring sweeping Democratic wins in November.  Stay tuned for news from the convention.
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    As long as Black men and women cannot breathe, we cannot rest

    Statement from Julia Bryan, Global Chair of Democrats Abroad and Angela Fobbs, DA Global Black Caucus Chair DNC Chair Tom Perez said today, "As long as Black men and women cannot breathe, we cannot rest." We cannot rest until justice prevails in the United States of America, until police brutality is ended, and racism is no longer supported and applauded. We cannot stay silent but instead must stay strong and shout loudly and clearly that this . is . not . right. Democrats Abroad demands that justice be brought down upon the heads of the killers of George Floyd, of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and that they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We must address racial injustice. We must work to vote out of office the politicians who so wrongly and inhumanely support institutionalized racism across the United States, and vote into office the leaders we need who will lead us forward to a new era where justice prevails, and we all enjoy unconditional human rights. ******************************** The Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus invites you to join us for an online vigil on Tuesday, June 2 at 1pm Eastern, to stand up and testify against the institutionalized racism embedded in the power institutions of the United States. During the vigil, our members and allies will be able to speak out against the atrocities happening in the United States right now. More information : https://www.democratsabroad.org/black_lives_matter_vigil
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  • From the Calendar

    Saturday, June 06, 2020 at 04:30 PM · 32 rsvps
    Your House in Zoom, New Zealand

    Come Together - Zoom

    Some of our wonderful volunteers are wondering why Welly's having all the fun, so one of them set up a Zoom meeting for tomorrow, Saturday 6/6/2020 at 4:30 pm.

    Please join us for a conversation about options on things we can do from here for these elections 2020; small and large, up and down the ballot, from phoning to fundraising to getting out the vote etc.  Small steps: generating options to suit everyone's preference and choosing action and change in an atmosphere of gentle support. Let's meet; here, as people who love our country and want to see it do better for everyone. 

    Sorry for the short notice. Meeting details will be provided upon registration (by RSVPing to this event).

    Hope to see a lot of you there.

    Saturday, June 06, 2020 at 04:00 PM · 44 rsvps

    2020 Annual General Meeting on Webex

    Come show your support for Democrats Abroad South Korea as we lay out our plans for 2020, the most important election year of our lives!

    Join us online via WebEx for our Annual General Meeting on June 6th, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Please RSVP below for the WebEx link and connection details.

    Please connect with us on WebEx to meet up with fellow Democrats across South Korea, hear about our exciting plans for the rest of 2020 and the general election! We will also hear about the exciting new caucus and volunteer opportunities, and how YOU can make an impact in 2020!

    Do you think the 2020 election is the most important election of our lifetimes?  Why not step up to help engage more American voters in South Korea! Or become a Member at Large on the Executive committee! Or join a caucus and organize events! We have a volunteer option for everyone!

    The more people we can bring together, the more prepared we will be to Get Out The (Blue) Vote!

    We look forward to meeting you and seeing all of your tremendous excitement and motivation as we look to get rid of Trump and his Republican enablers and paint the White House, and House, and Senate blue!