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 45 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

    We answered the call of history

    Statement from Democrats Abroad Global Chair, Julia Bryan"We answered the call of history. We met the moment. Democracy and hope, truth and justice did not die on our watch but thrived." Thank you to the thousands of Democrats Abroad volunteers and voters around the world who answered the call of history, who stood up to tyranny, and who helped ensure that hundreds of thousands of Americans abroad could use the most important tool democracy provides us - our vote. You helped make this happen and we only wish we could be together on this momentous day as we raise a toast to our new President and Vice President, to Democracy and hope, truth and justice.
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    Stand with Democracy

    Today should be a day of congratulations and joy - we’ve won two remarkable senate races, helped turn Georgia blue, and ensured a Democratic Congress that will help our President pass crucial reforms. We are tremendously grateful to the many DA volunteers who helped win these elections, and proud of our Georgia voters who went the extra mile to make sure their ballots arrived and were counted.  But today we are also shocked and angry. And we're ready to take action. Yesterday, armed terrorists stormed the Capitol in an attempted coup incited by Donald Trump and his Republican cronies. In the midst of the rioting, Trump encouraged the mob further, endangering our Senators and Representatives, the Capitol, and the very process that promotes a peaceful transition of power. Few rioters were arrested, and the person who fomented this terror attack remains in highest office, endangering not only those around him but democracy in the US and across the world.  Despite this attack on our institutions, democracy prevailed - our Congressional members stood up to the terrorists and certified the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris early this morning.   Democrats Abroad is proud to support our leaders in Congress calling for Trump's removal, and demands that all Senators and Representatives work to remove Trump from office immediately. We ask that you also take action by calling your Congressional representatives. We have prepared a brief call script here plus contact information for your Congressional representatives. Stay safe and thank you for standing up for democracy.    
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  • From the Calendar

    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 03:00 PM Berlin Time · 16 rsvps
    Zoom in Online, Germany

    Information Session for Potential Candidates

    Interested in running for a position in the upcoming DA Germany chapter elections? Learn more about opportunities in your chapter and all you need to know about being a candidate at the Information Session for Potential Candidates on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 3-5pm CET.  We'll be there to answer any of your questions.

    Please RSVP to receive the meeting link. 

    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 41 rsvps
    Zoom - ONLINE

    proDA Book Club: The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory & the Birth of the People's Economy by Stephanie Kelton

    populist-cover.jpgDate:Monday, January 25, 2021
    Time: 12pm - 1:30pm ET (Washington DC time)
    Book:  The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy by Stephanie Kelton, 2020

    Book Discussion

    All are welcome to attend the January proDA Book Club meeting on January 25, 2021, 12-1:30pm Washington DC (ET) time.  Join us! 

    As an advocate of modern monetary theory, Kelton in The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy offers a radically different, bold, new understanding for how to build a just and prosperous society. This promises to be a lively meeting as the author shifts the terrain from narrow budgetary questions to one of broader economic and social issues and benefits.

    Participants need to know that if there are access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, they should contact co-leaders, John Esteban Rodriguez and Betsy Ettorre (prodabookclub@democratsabroad.org) who will help them with the listed books.

    Learn more about the proDA Book Club.