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

    Democrats Abroad Statement on DACA Ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration cannot move forward with its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Established by President Obama in 2012, DACA protects about 700,000 young Dreamers from deportation who were brought into the U.S. as children. DACA allows them to obtain an education, live, and work in the U.S. The program lasts only two years at a time and is subject to be renewable.  The program provides no pathway to citizenship. Julia Bryan, Chair of Democrats Abroad and Amerika Garcia Grewal, Chair of the Hispanic Caucus Steering Committee, issued a joint statement on this decision: "This is a major relief for the thousands of Dreamers and their families whose lives have been left in limbo and in living in fear of deportation by the Trump administration.  While we celebrate this victory, the Supreme Court's ruling is provisional, and there is no pathway to citizenship for Dreamers.  Congress must hold the Trump Administration accountable and fix the broken U.S. immigration system.  Congress must pass the Dream Act and provide comprehensive immigration reform." From a Dreamer now living in Germany: "After the cruel uncertainty that DREAMers have had to live in for the past two years, this is a very welcome turn of events. As a DREAMer living abroad, I understand what it is like to have your safety, livelihood, and ambitions be so abruptly placed on a halt. I applaud the decision the Supreme Court has made, but overall I applaud the work that activists have done for this cause. DREAMers and their allies have shown bravery under threat of deportation, endless strength even from within detention centers, and an extraordinary ability to never lose hope. Today, my husband is a U.S. citizen, and I will celebrate a decision that will allow thousands of amazing individuals to continue fighting for their dreams in the country they call home. Congratulations, DREAMers!"    
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    Democrats Abroad Statement on LGBT+ Civil Rights Ruling

    LGBTQ+ rights are now recognized as civil rights in the USA. Nearly 56 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted, the US Supreme Court has ruled that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are federally protected from discrimination in the workplace. We can no longer be fired from our jobs or not hired simply because of who we are and who we love. Julia Bryan, Chair of Democrats Abroad and Martha McDevitt-Pugh, Co-Chair of the Democrats Abroad LGBT+ Caucus, issued a joint statement on this decision: "Let's celebrate a victory in the courts, and then continue the work to create a more just society where every individual is honored and respected. A world that works for everyone, with no one and nothing left out. Today would be a very good day to register to vote, request an absentee ballot and ask the people in your life to vote." McDevitt-Pugh continues, "Until today, it was perfectly legal to not hire or to fire someone from their job in many US states, simply because they are LGBT. Any protections were only at the local or state level, meaning that moving across a state border could mean you lose access to fundamental civil rights. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Recent events in the US show that were are only free and equal to live our lives when government and institutions respect and protect the rights and dignity of all people at all levels. Protection under the law is the start. It is not the end of the road."
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  • From the Calendar

    Saturday, July 04, 2020 at 02:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Online in Australia

    Voter Registration Phone Banking Marathon

    This Independence Day, we get on the phones and make sure every Democrats Abroad voter has requested their ballot to vote Trump out of office on November 3rd. This will be the year's BIGGEST phone banking event -- and the most important thing you can do to restore democracy in the US -- so don't miss it!

    If you've never phonebanked with Democrats Abroad before, join us on Saturday 4 July at 2PM Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane, 1.30 Adelaide, 12PM Perth where we'll show you the ropes. You can also drop in any time during this time to ask questions or just let us know how it's going.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 850 3934 8181
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcBujm2lff

    If you have phonebanked with us before and just want to refresh your memory (OR if you want to phone bank any day and time on your own after 2PM AEST):
    >> Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1HmkUFP_7voM2i_go2fCLd50HEc0a1W8DzV1FsM_zqV8/edit#slide=id.p3
    >> Dos and Don'ts: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EYZhYeeMM1ib0-CIlaFEO6KIw3GVAVBzKiY4TH26rto/edit

    Saturday, July 04, 2020 at 04:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Holiday Inn Suva in Suva, Fiji

    Celebrate the Fourth of July in Fiji!

    Bring your resilient spirit and a democratic mindset as we get together to celebrate Independence Day at the Holiday Inn Suva on the 4th of July from 4:00 PM on. No agenda, no program, just fellowship for the evening. Stop in to say Bula! or pull up a table and order a pizza for the family; however long you stay, whoever you bring, we welcome you. 

    Some folks with kids are coming early, we've got others who are coming a little later to chat and stay for dinner, so there'll be someone around from 4 until late. Come see old friends, meet some new ones, and raise a birthday cheer to the USA!

    Please share with other Americans you know that are still in Suva, or better yet, bring them with you!