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

    Joe Biden Reaches Out to Americans Abroad

    Thank you, Joe Biden, for your letter to all Americans residing abroad. As you note, this is the most important election of our lifetime. Our votes matter and our voices matter. We believe this deeply, and Democrats Abroad is working tirelessly to make sure every voter abroad has the opportunity to successfully cast their ballot. We are also working to make sure that our voices are heard.  Towards that goal, we appreciate that senior staff of the Biden campaign have sat down with our policy teams and discussed with us many of the specific issues and concerns that Americans abroad face.  We appreciate your commitment to ensuring an agile and well functioning State Department able to serve Americans abroad. We appreciate your understanding of our need for consular, visa, immigration, and adoption services to support our families. And we appreciate that you understand the need to seriously review taxation laws which create financial barriers and complexities unique to Americans abroad. Our policy teams are ready to work with your administration to build concrete next steps that will alleviate the issues we all face.  But before we begin that work, we will first deliver an all-time-high number of votes from abroad in November, and help elect the Biden/Harris ticket and as many Democrats as possible, up and down the ballot, and across the country.  Letter from Joe Biden to Americans Abroad
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    DA Responds to Trump's Threat to Disregard Election Results

    Statement from Julia Bryan, Global Chair of Democrats Abroad:  Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power and respect the results of the general election must not be ignored.  This is a moment which transcends party or politics. We call on every member of Congress - Republican, Democrat and Independent- to speak up NOW and reject his comment.  We ask that these democratically elected leaders state clearly that they continue to support the United States electoral system. And that these leaders pledge to uphold the state certified results of the ballots cast by US citizens.  
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  • From the Calendar

    Monday, October 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 330 rsvps

    Democrats Abroad "Margin of Victory" Phone Bank for Biden/Harris

    Call the States for Biden & Harris
    together with Democrats Abroad!


    Democrats Abroad Phone Bank Volunteers!

    Join us Monday, October 26, 10 AM ET in a virtual phone bank "room" sponsored by Democrats Abroad and make calls to help elect Joe Biden & Kamala Harris.

    We'll call voters in swing states in calls organized by the Biden-Harris campaign, and help turn out even more voters for the Blue Tsunami! 

    Just RSVP below for the Zoom link, and join at 10am Eastern for a short training before we start the calls.

    If you can't make the live training at 10am ET, we will record it. Just RSVP and come to this page to view the recorded training.

    We'll use a calling program provided by the Biden Harris campaign just for these calls. The Democrats Abroad phone bank "room" will be open until 8pm ET. Join us anytime! And once you've done the training, you can log in and make calls any time.

    Let's show everyone how much the margin of victory is thanks to the hard, persistent work of our incredible volunteers!

     

    Monday, October 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 15 rsvps
    Zoom - ONLINE

    proDA Book Club: On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein

    Date: Monday, October 26, 2020
    Time: 12pm - 1:30pm ET (Washington DC time)
    Book: On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein, 2019

     

    Book Discussion

    All are welcome to attend the October proDA Book Club meeting on October 26, 2020, 12 - 1:30pm Washington DC (ET) time.

    Join us! We have lively meetings and Klein’s book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, is an excellent expose of how the environmental movement is crucial for progressive, social change. It cuts through the myths about climate change in today’s world.

    Participants need to know that if there are access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, they should contact co-leaders, John Esteban Rodriguez and Betsy Ettorre (prodabookclub@democratsabroad.org) who will help them with the listed books.

    Learn more about the proDA Book Club.