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

    Justice has been delivered

    Statement by Angela Fobbs, Global Black Caucus Chair, and Julia Bryan, Democrats Abroad Global Chair Justice has been delivered to George Floyd and his family, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief - for now.  We must take this moment to not only deliver justice for the dead but to protect the living. We must help make our country a place where we can all breathe freely, a place where the color of our skin does not put us at risk.  Philonise Floyd said after the verdict, "As an African American, we usually never get justice." This inequality cannot stand.  The House has passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. It is time for the Senate to do so too. Democrats and Republicans must rise to the challenge of our times, unite our United States behind this issue, and transform policing in America. Our moral compass is bending towards justice. It’s time to put policies in place to make this transformation complete. The time is now.  #BlackLivesMatter********************Take action now - contact your senators today and demand they support the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. 
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    Statement on Adam Toledo’s Death

    Statement by the Democrats Abroad Global Hispanic Caucus Steering Committee  On March 29, 2021 13-year-old Adam Toledo was shot and killed by an officer from the Chicago Police Department. Body-worn camera footage was released on Thursday, April 16 showing the shooting.  This tragedy has shown that when it comes to children of color, the presumption of guilt is often prematurely conceived, and often wrong. We as a community mourn the loss of a young boy whose dreams and hopes for the future parallel those of other Latino boys in our families. This atrocity exposes the need for greater assistance for kids of color, the need for social workers in these communities, and above all greater investment in training that would prevent these situations from happening in the first place.  Democrats Abroad extends our heartfelt condolences to the Toledo family during this time of unimaginable pain. We wish them great strength and healing. This is not the first tragedy to arise from police incompetence, incompetence that negatively affects in particular the black members of the Hispanic and Latino community.  This year has been one of grief and fury for underrepresented communities in the United States. We have seen not only a continuation of fatalities, but an escalation in hate crimes and police brutality. The AAPI and African American communities have experienced similar tragedies – a bitter reminder that this struggle is not exclusive to one group.  Across communities in the United States, policies to prevent death by the police are uneven, inadequate, and unacceptable. Improved standards need to be established for use of force and training on these standards must be implemented across the country. The implementation of racial and ethnic respect should be a key component of law enforcement training.  We call for every police officer to be held accountable and for increased meaningful communications between underrepresented communities and law enforcement. We demand an end to the vilification of victims of police violence. We demand protection.  We demand justice for Adam Toledo, and all youth of color. 
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  • From the Calendar

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 01:00 PM Rome Time · 3 rsvps
    Zoom Call - Online in Milan, Italy

    Italy Tax Talks Power Lunch Series: Estate Planning & Admin for US Citizens Residing in Italy

    Join us for Tax Talk 4 in our Power Lunch Series!

    Don Carroll will speak about wills, trusts and inheritance for US Citizens in Italy.
    This series of talks will focus on issues for US citizens residing in Italy, but everyone is free to join us.

    Coming soon!
    Monday May 10
    Filing your US Taxes: A question & answer session
    Jim Spell, Freelance Tax Professional
    Prepare your brief questions in advance. You will have the opportunity to post them in the chat box during the talk.

    Tuesday May 25
    Your obligations to the Italian Gov’t re world-wide earnings, investments, etc.
    Sally M. Silvers, U.S. tax attorney, Partner of Studio Tributario Associato in Rome, specialist in U.S., Italian and international tax and social security matters.

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 07:00 PM Bern Time · 10 rsvps
    Zoom Meeting - RSVP for link in Basel, Switzerland

    Basel Event Planning Meeting

    Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly event planning meeting! Due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be meeting via Zoom. All are welcome at our meetings, so if you would like to learn what we are up to and how you can help, please join us!
     
    Can't make it this month? We have planning meetings every month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair, Ben Stewart, at [email protected].