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

    Fighting for all overseas votes to be counted

    Democrats Abroad is undertaking urgent efforts to ensure that all overseas voters who participated in this year’s Midterm Elections have their votes counted. The organization conducts extensive outreach to support overseas voting for all US elections and has identified numerous issues based on feedback from voters around the world.
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    Turning the US Blue from Abroad

    The House district map turns more blue each day as absentee ballots are counted and tight elections called. Those last votes flipping races? Those are ours!  Voting from abroad is not always easy. But you did it. This year hundreds of thousands of Americans abroad persisted and voted. Democrats Abroad was right there with you. I'm so proud of all the work that our volunteers did - calling voters, answering questions online, going to schools, companies, and events across the world to help you vote. Our work is not done yet. The tight races in Arizona, Florida and Georgia have highlighted the value of our votes from abroad, but they have also highlighted the Republican Party's attempts to stand in the way of counting ballots. Democrats Abroad, state parties, and the DNC are fighting back. Here's what we're doing: We're helping Arizona voters abroad make sure their votes are "cured". This most often means checking to make sure a mailed in signature matches a voter's signature on record. Proactive outreach helps make sure these blue votes are counted before the deadline passes to fix them. We're helping Florida voters abroad check their ballot status and navigate problems. Our voting experts are working the phones, explaining federal law and pushing to make sure each vote is counted. We’re also fighting to make sure every ballot is counted in Georgia, where we’re working with lawyers and the local voter protection team to ensure counties adhere to federal laws for overseas voters. If you're a voter in Arizona, Florida or Georgia, here's how you can make sure your vote counts. If you'd like to help reach voters from these states, consider joining our phonebanking campaigns this week. And if you're wondering just how well we've done this election, we flipped:The US House of Representatives!  At least 32 US House seats At least 329 State legislative seats 8 state legislatures  7 governorships 4 Attorney General seats 2 Secretary of State seats 1 Senate seat (so far) We also broke the back of 4 Republican supermarjorities in state legislatures 4 states voted to expand voting rights 3 states voted to expand Medicaid 2 states voted to raise the minimum wage Thank you again!
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  • From the Calendar

    Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    Youth Caucus Christmas Market Meet Up!

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    Come meet other Democrats under 35 for the traditional food, drink and politics debate! Patrick Oberlaender, Youth Caucus Coordinator will be meeting and greeting.

    Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    1st Thursday Happy Hour with ___

    Join us for our monthly social in the Boom Chicago bar. Relax, connect, and hang out with your fellow Americans in NL. Each month, we'll invite a special guest to join us for a drink and answer any questions you have. (Special €10 discount tickets are available on the night, if you want to stay for Boom Chicago's comedy show starting at 8:30PM.)

    Past Speakers:
    APR 5, 2018 — Happy Hour with Kendra Borgen, our fearless Democrats Abroad chair who will answer your questions about how to get involved and make a difference this election year!

    MAR 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Martha McDevitt-Pugh. our very own NL-based DNC member will answer your questions about the Democratic Party, the Unity Reform Commission and the path ahead. 

    FEB 1, 2018 — Happy Hour with Alexander Doijer. Born and raised in Brazil, Alexander is a local councilor for Amsterdam Zuid. He'll answer questions on voting in local NL elections in March for internationals.

    JAN 4, 2018 — Happy Hour with Tre' Shawn L. Griffin-Noordermeer. Our DANL Secretary will answer your questions on overseas voting and how to get all 40,000 Americans in NL registered.

    DEC 7, 2017 — Happy Hour with Jeremy Bierbach. An immigration attorney specializing in DAFT (Dutch American Friendship Treaty), he'll answer your questions on immigrating to the Netherlands.