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 44 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 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 Memorial Day

    Statement from Julia Bryan, Chair of Democrats Abroad, on Memorial Day Democrats Abroad traditionally spends Memorial Day commemorating our fallen soldiers and visiting their graves to honor their sacrifice. This year we cannot visit military cemeteries to lay wreaths and honor the dead. But we can and we do vow to support those who remain - families, friends and comrades who still serve and live abroad - ensuring that they receive the support they deserve to participate in democracy through the ability to vote from abroad; that their families can travel back to the US through our fight for fair immigration laws; and that they, and all Americans abroad, are able to receive the same relief that families back home are receiving thanks to the CARES and HEROES Acts. We honor the dead, and fight for the living. Never forget.  
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    2020 Regional Convention Wrap Up

    In normal times, Democrats Abroad’s regional conventions are festive events involving a slew of meetings, voting and debates interspersed with time to chat with old friends, make new acquaintances, network and maybe even do some sightseeing. These are not normal times, however. In 2020, the world was suddenly and unexpectedly flattened and made smaller and more dangerous by a microscopic virus (SARS-CoV-2) capable of causing a lethal disease (Covid-19). Travel restrictions and health concerns made face-to-face meetings impossible and, for the first time, Democrats Abroad was forced to meet virtually, rather than in person for its quadrennial regional conventions. A herculean effort by DA leaders and volunteers enabled the organization in record time of the online meetings, during which all the objectives of the convention were successfully met. In the weeks leading up to the conventions, hundreds of electors representing our 44 country and local chapters were trained on the use of Webex and the ranked choice voting tool OpaVote. They attended online meet-and-greet sessions where they got to know the candidates running for delegate and DNC member, and were sent reams of documents to read and study in preparation for the actual event. Beginning May 16th, in a round-the-world relay of meetings, the conventions started in Asia Pacific early Saturday morning (late Friday DC time), moved on to Europe, Middle East and Africa and then concluded Sunday evening with the adjournment of the Americas regional meeting. More detailed information about each regional convention Asia Pacific Regional ResultsEurope, Middle East, and Africa Regional ResultsAmericas Regional Results
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  • From the Calendar

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 06:00 PM through June 04, 2020 · 98 rsvps
    Virtual Event in Mexico City, Mexico

    2020 DA Mexico Annual General Meeting

    ¡Be the Margin of Victory!

    2020 is a pivotal year for the future of American democracy. At Democrats Abroad Mexico, we remain committed to mobilizing the over 200,000 United States Voters in Mexico to restore respect, dignity, and integrity to our nation’s highest offices.

    Getting Republicans out and Democrats in this year, however, is going to be a collective effort. It’s going to require us to work together nationwide like never before, keeping our eyes set on one main goal: getting each and every US voter in Mexico to vote.

    We would thus like to cordially invite you to join us in our efforts by attending the

    2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Mexico focused on “Being the Margin of Victory” from

    Tuesday, May 27 to Wednesday, June 4, 2020 via WebEx & Cocktail Hour via Zoom.


                                                                                                      
                                            

    Democrats Abroad Mexico is pleased to announce that Ben LaBolt, one of the foremost political advisors and communications strategists in competitive US elections, will be the keynote speaker at their Annual General Meeting.

    Ben LaBolt most notably served as the National Press Secretary for President Obama’s reelection campaign. He was also the leading strategist on a number of highly competitive races, including press secretary for then-Congressman Sherrod Brown’s first campaign for U.S. Senate, communications director for Rahm Emanuel’s first campaign for Mayor and White House spokesman for the efforts to confirm Justices Sotomayor and Kagan to the Supreme Court. 

    In his afternoon keynote, LaBolt will explore what’s at stake in the 2020 elections, the role Democrats Abroad can play, and lessons learned from the Obama campaign. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from this leading and thought-provoking observer of the political scene.

    SCHEDULE 

    To view the entire schedule of the conference: Click Here

    We are not charging a fee for this virtual conference, but if you would like to donate to our efforts this year to Get Out the Vote, it would be greatly appreciated. 

    We also would like to ask that you please re-submit your vote on our new bylaws and new officers  HERE. We neglected to include a signature at the bottom of the page. When we get your updated vote, it will supersede the previous one if you have already voted. 

    We hope that you will join us for this week geared at bringing Democrats together and energizing us for the momentous 2020 election season. On behalf of the entire volunteer team already at work planning the meeting, join us in "Being the Margin of Victory" in 2020!

    Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 02:00 PM · 47 rsvps
    Online - Zoom

    Legalize Equality Film Screening/ERA Discussion Session 3

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    This is the third in a series of screenings of the documentary short "Legalize Equality". The film makes a strong legal and economic argument for why completing the Equal Right Amendment (ERA) Ratification in these last two states is critical today, more than ever. Excerpted from the award-winning documentary, Equal Means Equal, with new footage and commentary, Legalize Equality streamlines the critical information necessary to put in the hands of the uneducated or skeptical. Making the case for ERA in a concise and compelling manner, this short film is sure to help raise awareness and galvanize momentum to finish the job once and for all.

    The Equal Rights Amendment resolution passed unanimously by Democrats Abroad in Tokyo in 2017 where we committed to do whatever we can to help get the ERA ratified.  See the resolution here.

    After the film, we will discuss the things you can do to get out the vote from home. The film is 30 minutes and the rest of the time is left for information on the current status of the ERA, discussion, and Q&A. We will have more of these screening at various times to allow people in different locations to participate.

     

    This is an online event. After you RSVP, you will receive an email with the connection information. Please save this email and use the information to join us online.

    The film will start about 10-15 minutes after the official start time so if you are a little late, still join us.

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    Local Start Times by Location

    Location

     

    Event Start Local Time

    Vancouver, Canada 

    Pacific Daylight Time

    11 am

    Washington DC  

    Eastern Daylight Time

    2 pm

    London, UK

    GMT

    7 pm

    Paris, France 

    Central European Time

    8 pm

    Nairobi, Kenya 

    (GMT+3)

    9 pm

    Dubai

    GST

    10 pm

    Bangkok

    ICT

    1 am, Friday 29 May

    Beijing

    CST

    2 am, Friday 29 May

    Tokyo

    JST

    3 am, Friday 29 May

    Melbourne

    AEDT

    4 am, Friday 29 May