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

    As long as Black men and women cannot breathe, we cannot rest

    Statement from Julia Bryan, Global Chair of Democrats Abroad and Angela Fobbs, DA Global Black Caucus Chair DNC Chair Tom Perez said today, "As long as Black men and women cannot breathe, we cannot rest." We cannot rest until justice prevails in the United States of America, until police brutality is ended, and racism is no longer supported and applauded. We cannot stay silent but instead must stay strong and shout loudly and clearly that this . is . not . right. Democrats Abroad demands that justice be brought down upon the heads of the killers of George Floyd, of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and that they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We must address racial injustice. We must work to vote out of office the politicians who so wrongly and inhumanely support institutionalized racism across the United States, and vote into office the leaders we need who will lead us forward to a new era where justice prevails, and we all enjoy unconditional human rights. ******************************** The Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus invites you to join us for an online vigil on Tuesday, June 2 at 1pm Eastern, to stand up and testify against the institutionalized racism embedded in the power institutions of the United States. During the vigil, our members and allies will be able to speak out against the atrocities happening in the United States right now. More information : https://www.democratsabroad.org/black_lives_matter_vigil
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    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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  • From the Calendar

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 06:00 PM through June 04, 2020 · 114 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.


    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!

    Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 03:00 PM · 11 rsvps

    DA Lyon Book Club: The War on Normal People

    On Sunday, May 31, we will hold a discussion of Andrew Yang’s book, The War on Normal People. In his book, the former Democratic candidate for president lays out the case for a universal basic income (UBI), funded through a system of automation taxes, to counteract the threat automated technologies pose to the job market.

    UBI is not a new idea, going back as far as 1796 when Thomas Paine called for a tax on heritage to fund “basic incomes” for people in their twenties. But the shock of the coronavirus crisis has made UBI seem closer to reality than even only a few months ago. It has also opened the conversation to alternative ideas such as a federal jobs guarantee to manage the country’s current staggering number of unemployment claims, as well as the rickety and underfunded unemployment system.

    The truth is that today, people are suffering. For many in the US who were already struggling before the coronavirus crisis, being out of work or not receiving unemployment benefits will mean food insecurity, being forced to skip medication and/or face foreclosure on their homes. Social costs from mental health troubles, domestic abuse, addictions, suicides and sickness will certainly skyrocket.

    What should be done? Join us as we discuss Yang’s book, the vision it proposes and debate on what should be done in our new current reality to ease the hurt of working Americans.