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

Want to make your voice heard? If you haven't yet, join Democrats Abroad. Then check out our Tiny Actions for weekly updates on resisting from abroad, find an upcoming event near you, or 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

    Pride in a Year of Unrest

    While global protests and vigils have become common place under Trump, for Democrats Abroad, the longstanding tradition of celebrating and marching with PRIDE remains as positive as ever.
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    Check Out Our Podcasts!

    Have you heard? We've got podcasts! Give a listen to the latest episodes from our Global Black Caucus and Global Hispanic Caucus, and then check out the caucus pages to learn more about joining or offer your comments and ideas for the next episode.
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  • From the Calendar

    Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    EuroPride Park in Göteborg, Sweden

    Information Table during Pride Week

    At a table in a tent shared with three other organizations -- in EuroPride Park on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during EuroPride Week -- we'll be representing DA and encouraging Americans to request their absentee ballots and vote.

    We need volunteers to take one-hour shifts. Sign up here.

    We'll have DA literature as well as "Elect a Clown, Expect a Circus" and "Democrats Believe" cards to hand out to Americans or others who seem interested.

    We'll have gay pride buttons (and others) as well as postcards for a small donation.

    Come help out and join the fun!

    Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    The Friesse-Green Club in Bangkok, Thailand

    A Special Screening of Rob Reiner’s Shock and Awe

    In 2003, almost every major media outlet in the United States published enthusiastically White House claims that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, important claims as they underpinned George W Bush’s plan to Invade Iraq.

    Director Rob Reiner had long been fascinated by the story and its message of the important role a free press with a multiplicity of owners plays in holding government accountable. The election of Donald Trump and his aggressive campaign to delegitimize the press, leaving only his version of events to be presented to the American people, spurred Reiner into making Shock and Awe.

    Don’t miss this special screening, courtesy of Paul Spurrier and the Friesse-Greene Club. For those of you who haven’t been to this unique private member’s club for people with a passion for film, it is located in the small soi immediately adjacent on the south side to the Marriott Marquis Hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 22. In addition to film, Paul has a reasonably-priced small bar serving some excellent boutique craft beer.

    Come early to get your drinks downstairs and stay after for some discussion and to hear how you can help get out the vote in these Mid Term Elections!

    As always, we will have computers on hand to help you request your absentee ballots.