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

    Celebrate Democrats Abroad Day with us!

    The first annual Democrats Abroad Day will take place this Saturday, September 8, and you're invited! Join our global celebration to show off your Democrats Abroad pride, wherever you are.
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    #DAinCHI: DNC Summer Meetings Day 4

    We began our last day in Chicago with one item on our schedule - the official DNC summer business meeting.  The meeting started at 8 with breakfast. DNC members and guests then proceeded to find seats in the conference hall, say goodbye to our colleagues and wrap up business. Since DNC teams sit by state at these meetings, our team made great use of the time and were able to track down the states we hadn't yet spoken to.  It was clear what the focus of the day would be  - discussing and voting on the reform package. After a three hour debate on Friday, the majority of members were ready to call the  question and vote. Once Chairman Tom Perez called the meeting to order, and we reached the moment to discuss and vote on the URC reform package, only a few people came up to speak for and against the one issue that was still under debate - how to handle super delegate votes during the presidential convention.  Because the group against delegate reform was still not ready to concede, they asked Tom Perez to call a vote on whether or not we could proceed without a charter change in order to allow the reform to go through. We voted by paper ballot, and the yes (no need to change the charter) vote won by 329.5 votes, with the no vote coming in at 106.5. We then began to vote on another procedural issue (whether or not to split the delegate reform from the rest of the package). We were into the afternoon now, and members were leaving for airports and proxying their votes, when Don Fowler, former DNC chair and a leader of the opposition movement, rose to the occasion. He asked that we vote in favor of the reform through an acclamation vote, and called for unity within the party.  Because we were in the middle of the second procedural vote, DNC Parliamentarian Helen McFadden had a bit to do to untangle us from that process, but as soon as she had sorted everything out, and a few more people had spoken and made sure their votes were on record, DNC members showed their support for moving forward with the reform with a standing acclamation vote that was greeted with waves of applause and cheers.  The Reverend Jesse Jackson then came on stage and gave a moving invocation, asking for unity and reminding us that our strength lay neither to the left nor to the right but in the moral center. His words were met with another standing ovation. Chairman Perez then wrapped up all remaining business and we proceeded home, proud to have been participants in a historic moment within the Democratic party and ready to work hard in the few months left till the election.
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  • From the Calendar

    Saturday, September 01, 2018 at 10:00 AM through September 29, 2018

    Vote From Abroad: Walk-in Registration

    Americans living abroad must register to vote each election year in order to ensure that their vote is protected.

    Vote from Abroad will be providing walk-in voter registration for all Americans each Saturday during the month of September from 10h00-11h00. There will be a volunteer available to assist anyone who needs to register in their State. After filling out the registration form, each Amereican is required to mail the form to their corresponding board of elections. Simply stop by the English-American Library off the Zone Piétonne; walk to the Super Dallas' clothier store, enter the parking gate and follow the signs.

    * 01 September

    * 08 September

    * 15 September

    * 22 September

    * 29 September

    If you can’t make it to the walk-in registration, you can also register by going to VoteFromAbroad.org.

     

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018 at 12:00 PM through November 05, 2018
    Eaton Centre Tower in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Volunteer to phone Democrats at the DACA GOTV Office in Toronto!

    Sign up to Volunteer! Shifts from 12 noon to 9 pm, 7 days a week! Be a part of the team that will get thousnads of Democrats Abroad to VOTE THEM OUT! Email volunteer@democratsabroad.ca with questions. 

    You’ll be reaching out to fellow Democrats Abroad via Call Hub to help them register, request and send their absentee ballots as well as registering other eligible voters in person. Calling fellow Democrats Abroad via provided computers and headsets is easy and rewarding to do! It’s not cold calling - many who you will call will be happy to talk to a fellow Democrat! Training and support will be provided! Along with food teamwork, camaraderie and WINNING in November!