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 48 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.


  • From the Calendar

    Thursday, July 07, 2022 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 149 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    New Yorkers Abroad Meet the NY-12 Primary Candidates

    Join New Yorkers Abroad for our Meet the Primary Candidates* panel discussion to hear from the candidates running in the New York 12th district!

    This event is your chance to hear the Democratic candidates share their backgrounds, key issues, and their vision for the district. We will be asking candidates about issues that uniquely impact Americans abroad including taxation, financial access, the Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision, vaccine access, and Medicare portability. There will also be time for a Q&A session with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

    All candidates were invited to answer a list of American abroad specific questions in advance of the event. You can view the answers by clicking here.

    The New York 12th District has one of the largest concentrations of Democrats living abroad and our votes could be the margin of victory in this race.

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    NY Primary Ballots will be sent out starting July 9! Request yours TODAY if you haven't already at www.votefromabroad.org

    This event is being co-hosted by the DA State Teams and the Taxation Task Force.

    We are looking for New York 12th district voters living abroad to ask questions during the webinar. If you're a NY-12 voter and you're interested in participating, please drop us an email at [email protected] with your pre-submitted question!

    Join the New Yorkers Abroad team on Slack and on Facebook.

    *Democrats Abroad has not endorsed any candidate(s) and is committed to remaining neutral for the duration of the primary. ALL candidates for this race were invited to speak at this event.

    Thursday, July 07, 2022 at 07:00 PM Lisbon Time · 8 rsvps
    Zoom in Lisbon, Portugal

    July 7 GOTV Team Meeting

    Join our monthly GOTV team meeting to find out what we are doing to get out the vote in Portugal and how you can help! Whether you can help a little or a lot, in person or online, with friends or solo, we have opportunities for everyone to pitch in. 

    Please RSVP for the Zoom link!

     


  • News

    We Can & We Must Fight Back

    MUNICH–The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is an abhorrent and unprecedented assault on our fundamental human rights. Today is a dark day, a hard day in American history.  Stripped of protections and freedoms the past 50 years had granted us, we now confront a new, grim reality where our health, marriages, and basic bodily autonomy are on the chopping block. Make no mistake: the radical Republican Party has no intention of stopping with Roe.  We can and we must fight back. We must show up to the polls this November — and make sure that every single American we know has a plan to vote, too.   In this moment of despair, let us not forget that the power still resides with us – and that the overwhelming majority of Americans support the freedoms Roe upheld. A net gain of only two more U.S. Senators will allow for abortion rights to be codified at the federal level. The America we want, need, and deserve is within reach, and Democrats Abroad is committed to making it a reality. We still have each other — and our resolve to fight for our basic rights. Let’s do this.
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    Enough Is Enough

    Democrats Abroad joins our nation as it grieves the latest round of senseless shootings with innocent lives taken. We extend our deepest sympathy to all those impacted by these tragic events and resolve to fight every day for a country where everyone feels safe. However, it is not enough to be horrified by these events. We must act. In the past ten days, the United States has had 17 mass shootings with 43 killed and 79 injured. Two of them – in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas – made global headlines. In both cases, the 18-year-old suspects were able to acquire assault weapons – legally. Democrats Abroad deplores Republican lawmakers’ failure to enact legislation that would protect the people of America. Why do we continue to allow opponents of gun control to stand in the way of legislation that would prevent innocent lives being taken during their daily routines? Americans need to break that cycle – and legislators who will prioritize our children’s lives over money from the gun lobby. It’s time we acknowledge that what we are doing isn’t working. Americans around the globe can do more than offering heartache, thoughts and prayers. We owe families more than condolences. Globally, we are more than six million strong, and we must vote to change the laws that allow these attacks to happen. We must elect Democrats who will stand up for the American people, against the gun lobby, and for sensible gun legislation. Stand together. Take action.  Call your Congressional Representative and US Senators to demand they take action on guns and gun violence. Look up their contact details here. Commit to asking five Americans living abroad to request their ballot at VoteFromAbroad.org. Show your support on National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Weekend on June 3-5. Find out more at wearorange.org. Like and share our voting information on social media, including on our Democrats Abroad Facebook page and Vote from Abroad Facebook page. Be the margin of victory! Our record of bringing home the overseas vote has proven to make the difference in close races. Consider a donation to support our efforts at democratsabroad.org/donate. Press inquiries can be directed to [email protected]
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