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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.

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Interested in good opportunities to make your voice heard? Visit our Call Congress page for frequently updated actions. Or check out our country pages in the top navigation and find an event near you. Contact us through our online chat if you have questions! And if you haven't yet, join Democrats Abroad today. We are all stronger together. 

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    Dems Abroad Marches For Our Lives

    Please join with Democrats Abroad as we rise and organize this Saturday in marches around the world. And then help us vote out the politicians who are holding America back from common sense gun laws.  
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    Midterm Elections FAQ

    Midterm elections may not take place until November 6, but for voters abroad, the time to request a ballot is now. This year, America will elect 435 House of Representatives, 34 Senators, 36 Governors, thousands of others to state and local positions, and decide the outcome of critical issues on some ballots as well. In many cases, votes from abroad will be THE margin of victory, which means it's more important than ever to ensure your vote is counted. Unsure about your voter status? Wondering when to expect a ballot? We’ve got you covered. 
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  • From the Calendar

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    Whippet Lab in Stockholm, Sweden

    After Work at Whippet Lab

    Join us for a relaxed After Work at Whippet Lab, Sweden's first social justice restaurant. As always, we'll have a fundraising raffle with great prizes, including a one-year membership to Whippet Lab valued at 500 SEK. We'll also be happy to help you register to vote or request your absentee ballot. Want to stay for dinner? Book a table at whippetlab.se.

    WHIPPET LAB & SOCIAL JUSTICE CLUB is Sweden's first social justice restaurant/bar. A unique blend of chef VS Brodie's creative cosmopolitan comfort cuisine, an impressive array of Nordic and Baltic craft beer, well-crafted cocktails using only small-batch spirits, and social justice.

    Finally...a social club for the resistance!

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 64 rsvps
    Online Webinar

    Webinar: Ain´t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round: Black Women and Activism


    Women's History Month is the designated month worldwide that highlights contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Join the GBC for our Women's History Month webinar "Black Women and Activism". Nicole Pearson, from our Madrid, Spain chapter, reprises and expands the presentation she gave at this years EMEA conference.

    About the webinar: Black Women and Activism - Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round: In her rousing Golden Globes call to action Oprah Winfrey touched on the often overlooked aspect of Black female political engagement. By telling the story of Recy Taylor she rightly places that activism in its proper context, the brutal sexual violence they faced in the Jim Crow south. By sharing Taylor's story she highlights black women´s consistent and organized resistance to that sexual terrorism. But even as Oprah tells us about Rosa Parks´ work as an anti-sexual violence activist, she neglects to explain the reason and driving force behind the Montgomery Bus boycott. That boycott was mass action planned, organized and executed by Black women in response to the sexual harassment and abuse they experienced on the buses. While men where the face of the Civil Rights movement, the majority of workers and organizers were black women. Come join me this Sunday as we set the record straight by highlighting the integral role black women have played and continue to play in US politics and how that activism was sparked by their courageous and healing response to sexualized violence. From Fannie Lou Hamer to Patrisse Khan Cullors come learn the names and stories of these amazing women and how their lessons can help us move the political conversation from hate towards healing and justice.

    About the speaker: Nicole Pearson is an activist, writer, teacher and entrepreneur who moved to Spain to study flamenco dance. Born in New York City, raised in Anchorage, Alaska Nicole studied African American studies at Howard University with focus on African American political movements from slavery to the present. She currently helms a wine and travel business, Nicole Angela Travel and Taste, leads a course on intercultural adaptation for Tufts University study abroad program in Madrid and gives talks and workshops on African American political movements and organizing strategies.

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