Who We Are

Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the 9 million 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 45 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 200 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

    Keeping a Promise: Biden Ends Transgender Service Ban

    Statement from Global Chair of Democrats Abroad Julia Bryan, Global LGBTQ+ Caucus Co-Chairs Martha McDevitt-Pugh and Tre' Shawn Griffin-Noordermeer, and Global Veterans and Military Families Caucus Co-Chairs Bob Gould and Erin Watson We welcome the swift action today by President Biden to fulfill on his campaign promise to undo the unjust exclusion of transgender individuals from military service. Allowing all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform provides a single standard. Affirming the eligibility of individuals who identify as transgender to enter and serve in their self-identified gender is the right thing to do. The Democrats Abroad LGBTQ+ Caucus and Veterans and Military Families Caucus looks forward to working with the Biden administration to forward equality throughout our nation and in the world.
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    We answered the call of history

    Statement from Democrats Abroad Global Chair, Julia Bryan"We answered the call of history. We met the moment. Democracy and hope, truth and justice did not die on our watch but thrived." Thank you to the thousands of Democrats Abroad volunteers and voters around the world who answered the call of history, who stood up to tyranny, and who helped ensure that hundreds of thousands of Americans abroad could use the most important tool democracy provides us - our vote. You helped make this happen and we only wish we could be together on this momentous day as we raise a toast to our new President and Vice President, to Democracy and hope, truth and justice.
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  • From the Calendar

    Monday, March 01, 2021 at 06:00 PM London Time · 25 rsvps
    via Zoom - RSVP for link in Oxford, United Kingdom

    Oxford Chapter General Meeting and Elections

    Join us for the Oxford Chapter Elections. If you would like to run for one of these positions, please review the role descriptions sent via email. Then, please email us at [email protected] to indicate your interest. Please tell us something about yourself, your skills and why you want to be more involved with DAUK Oxford. There is no deadline for nominations - they can even be made during the meeting on March 1.  However, if someone is nominated one by February 20, we will send their names to members in advance of the election as required by our bylaws.

    Tuesday, March 02, 2021 at 05:30 PM Copenhagen Time · 11 rsvps
    Online via Zoom in Copenhagen, Denmark

    March First Tuesday with Meet the Candidates - Online!

    Please join us on Tuesday, March 2nd from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for a virtual First Tuesday get-together. Please RSVP to receive the link.

    At the get-together before the Annual General Meeting in election years, we do a special DADK Election Night edition of First Tuesday. Come and meet some of the candidates running for office.

    For those of you who are new to DADK, the First Tuesday events are informal social gatherings, a great opportunity to socialize, network, and discuss politics with your fellow Americans. Feel free to join us for as long as you'd like, and to bring the beverage of your choice so that we can make a toast together. As always, you are welcome to invite guests.