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

Interested in good opportunities to make your voice heard? Visit our Call Congress page for frequently updated actions. Or check out our country pages in the top navigation and find an event near you. Contact us through our online chat if you have questions! And if you haven't yet, join Democrats Abroad today. We are all stronger together. 


  • News

    Democrats Abroad Demands an Apology

    International Chair Julia Bryan issued the following statement regarding Donald Trump’s remarks on Jan 14:”Democrats Abroad decries the racists remarks of Donald Trump, and joins with the rest of the Democratic party to demand that he apologize to the countries that he insulted in his recent comments regarding immigration.   We call on our Republican colleagues to join us in denouncing the President’s hateful remarks. Fighting against racism and bigotry should transcend party lines."
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    Rep. Jamie Raskin Supports Americans Abroad Tax Reform

    Democrats Abroad is honored to have received the support of Rep. Jamie Raskin in our fight for fair taxes for Americans abroad. Remarks by Rep. Raskin, placed December 21st in the Congressional Record, demonstrate his strong opposition to the Republican Tax Bill H.R. 1.
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  • From the Calendar

    Monday, January 22, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 72 rsvps
    American University of Paris in Paris , France

    A Year of Trump

    A Year in Trumpland, USA

    Donald Trump was elected on the promise to change the face of American politics and bring power back to the people. The nation today is today divided and more polarized than ever before. While looking back on 2017, what can we predict for American politics in 2018?

    Moderated by Jean-Pierre LaRochelle of “Political Forum.”

    Panelists:

    Hall Gardner

    Professor of International Politics at the American University of Paris and author of the forthcoming book, World War Trump: The Risks of America's New Nationalism.

    Christopher Dickey

    Paris-based world news editor for The Daily Beast and renowned foreign correspondent, author and television political commentator.

    Anne Deysine

    Law professor and expert on the US Supreme Court. How far will Trump’s appointments of conservative Federal judges take us?

    Joe Smallhoover

    Chair of Democrats Abroad France, and former international Chair.

                                         RSVP’s are imperative. Please bring ID for security at the University door.

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 06:00 AM

    Volunteer Training: Voter Registration

    Join us for a Webex online training session for volunteers who want to help get out the overseas vote. To attend, sign up for a session using this link below, and indicate interest to be part of the Voter Help Desk. Connection details will be sent at a later date after signing up.

    Sign up for a session

    The training presentation is intended to familiarize anyone with the basics involved ​in assisting voters with ballot requests, by reviewing the absentee ballot request and voting process and discussing the unique challenges for overseas citizens. Training includes a review of available online resources, a discussion of what's involved in setting up a Vote From Abroad assistance table at an event, or hosting your own Voter Registration Drive.

    Can't make this session? We set up additional training sessions to accommodate DA members in different parts of the world. If you aren't able to attend any of these sessions, we will be offering additional training sessions throughout the coming months.

    PHONEBANKING:

    Sunday January 21 at 9am ET | 3pm CET | 10pm SGT
    Tuesday January 23 at 2pm ET | 8pm CET
    Sunday February 4 at 2am ET | 8am CET | 3pm SGT

    VOTER REGISTRATION:

    Tuesday January 23 at 6am ET | 12noon CET | 7pm SGT 
    Wednesday January 24 at 1pm ET | 7pm CET
    Tuesday January 30 at 9am ET | 3pm CET | 10pm SGT

    Sign up for a session

    We welcome anyone to attend, even if you've been registering voters for years, or you are just curious to learn more.