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

    Democrats Abroad Calls on Americans Abroad To Participate in the 2020 Presidential Primary

    Democrats Abroad, the largest organization for Americans living overseas and the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States, today announced the adoption of its 2020 Delegate Selection Plan.
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    Volunteer Profile: Ann Hesse, Global Women's Caucus Chair

    When Ann Hesse landed in Bielefeld, Germany in 1989, she was a wide-eyed opera singer looking for her next big break. Change was in the air. The collapse of the Berlin Wall was near. The fall of Communism in Eastern Europe was imminent. Looking back now, Hesse was also on the cusp of a monumental transformation.
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  • From the Calendar

    Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 06:00 PM through December 30, 2019 · 62 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

     

    Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 08:00 AM through June 04, 2019
    Phone Banking in Richmond, VA

    Let’s flip Virginia for the ERA!

    Help us call DA Virginia Voters --Only 1 Vote Will Flip the State Legislature!

    Just a few weeks ago, Republicans stopped the Equal Rights Amendment in the Virginia Legislature by a single vote!
    We were devastated, but not defeated!

    Democrats lost control of the VA House of Delegates in the last election by a single vote--the deciding seat was tied and Republicans won it on a COIN TOSS!  If we'd had one more voter in that final district the delegate would have been a Dem and we'd have had a legislative majority and, with one more vote, VA would have ratified the ERA.

    So now we’re getting ready to take back Virginia!  

    The entire VA state legislature up for election in November and the primary deadlines are coming up!

    We’ve just set up new global phone banking campaigns to reach out to DA voters in Virginia where the 2019 state elections will decide the majority in both the House of Delegates and the VA State Senate.

    Let’s ensure a majority in the VA legislature and ratify the ERA!

    Sign up here to be on our phone banking team and join the Campaign for Virginia!

    Because Our Rights are too important for a coin toss!