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

    Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 06:30 PM Tokyo Time
    WebEx (online) in Tokyo, Japan

    DAJ May SpeakEasy

    Please join our regular monthly Speakeasy on Thursday, May 13th, at 6:30pm JST. It is DA election season, Global, Regional, National, and Chapter elections are all going on. Drop by with your favorite beverage and discuss the elections or anything else, with old and new friends.

    Meeting Title = DAJ SpeakEasy
    Date and Time = Thu, 13 May 2021 18:30 JST
    Meeting Password = easy
    Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 07:00 PM Beijing Time · 6 rsvps
    Zoom Meeting in Beijing, China

    DACN Allyship Training

    Democrats Abroad China welcomes you to allyship training facilitated by Clemon Courtney. Clemon has facilitated a series of race and company culture talks with organizations such as AmCham China, NYU Shanghai, Moishe House, Unravel Storytelling, and Lycée Français de Shanghai. With over 15 years of experience, he brings the honesty, knowledgeability, tact and humor to create safe spaces to get real about race. 

    We encourage all members interested in building safer and more productive for activism spaces to attend.

    Intro, Norms and Combating Defensiveness (5 minutes)
    Show of Hands Warmup (thumbs up: agree; palms flat facing camera: somewhat agree; thumbs
    down: disagree) (5 minutes)
    I feel my work is appreciated.
    I feel like my responsibilities at work are clear.
    I find it hard to say no to tasks that aren’t in my volunteer description.
    Poor stress management contributes to most of our problems when working together.
    Our group often has poor interpersonal communication.
    Race often negatively impacts our interactions.
    Gender often negatively impacts our interactions.
    Age/ seniority often negatively impacts our interactions.
    Share Out (30 minutes)
    Attendees will address specifics of the above statements and share any stories or examples
    while being reminded of the time limit.
    Microaggressions, Optics and Mindfulness (30 minutes)
    What are some microaggressions that you experience regularly?
    What are some things your fellow volunteers can be mindful of when engaging with you?
    The role of optics in interpersonal exchanges
    The nuances of vigilance and hypervigilance
    Wrap Up: Takeaways & Moving Forward (15-20 minutes)