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 55 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

    Statement on Citizenship Denial to Children of Military Abroad

    Julia Bryan, the Global Chair of Democrats Abroad, issued the following statement today: The Trump Administration is once again demonstrating that Donald Trump does not support those that serve our country, including military and government employees working and serving abroad. In a policy statement recently issued from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the administration declared that children born abroad to naturalized Americans will not receive automatic citizenship, nor will many children adopted by Americans abroad. Naturalized Americans serving abroad are the unsung heroes of our military and government work. These are Americans who have become citizens as a result of their work for the U.S. - work which requires US citizenship and which often causes them to lose their original citizenship. Creating a policy that effectively renders their children stateless is cruel, unjust, and absolutely unpatriotic.  For more information on this policy and its impact please view this fact sheet. 
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    Watch the Debates with Dems Abroad!

    The second Democratic presidential primary debate will take place July 30 and 31, and Americans will be tuning in from around the world, both live and in the days following the debate. We have lots of events lined up, so come join one of our watch parties!
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  • From the Calendar

    Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 06:00 PM through December 30, 2019 · 83 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

     

    Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    4 Corners in Beijing, China

    Beijing DACN Women's Caucus - Welcome Back Social

    The Women’s Caucus is kicking off the Fall with a welcome back social, and an opportunity to register new members. Come join us at the Boxing Cat to learn about future initiatives and just meet and hang out with likeminded Americans!

    Additionally, there will be an option to help Virginia ratify ERA.

    As you might know, all positions in the Virginia house and senate are up for election in November. Earlier this year, the Equal Rights Amendment passed the VA Senate but failed in the VA House by a vote of 50 to 50. DA is partnering with the VAratifyERA organization to elect pro-ERA candidates. Although they are doing it as a non-partisan activity, all of the pro-ERA candidates are Democrats.

    How we can help:

    DA Global has the postal addresses for 2500 voters living in the district of Kirk Cox, the house chair who blocked the ERA bill. WE will be gathering postcards written by volunteers to reach the US by Oct 15, the registration deadline.

    Don't worry, we have a sample text already ready for you if you want to participate! We just need the hands.