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

    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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    Stand with Democracy

    Today should be a day of congratulations and joy - we’ve won two remarkable senate races, helped turn Georgia blue, and ensured a Democratic Congress that will help our President pass crucial reforms. We are tremendously grateful to the many DA volunteers who helped win these elections, and proud of our Georgia voters who went the extra mile to make sure their ballots arrived and were counted.  But today we are also shocked and angry. And we're ready to take action. Yesterday, armed terrorists stormed the Capitol in an attempted coup incited by Donald Trump and his Republican cronies. In the midst of the rioting, Trump encouraged the mob further, endangering our Senators and Representatives, the Capitol, and the very process that promotes a peaceful transition of power. Few rioters were arrested, and the person who fomented this terror attack remains in highest office, endangering not only those around him but democracy in the US and across the world.  Despite this attack on our institutions, democracy prevailed - our Congressional members stood up to the terrorists and certified the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris early this morning.   Democrats Abroad is proud to support our leaders in Congress calling for Trump's removal, and demands that all Senators and Representatives work to remove Trump from office immediately. We ask that you also take action by calling your Congressional representatives. We have prepared a brief call script here plus contact information for your Congressional representatives. Stay safe and thank you for standing up for democracy.    
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  • From the Calendar

    Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 07:00 PM Wellington Time · 26 rsvps
    The Zoom Room in Raetihi, New Zealand

    Vote Us All Out - 2021 Annual General Meeting With Executive Committee Elections

    VOTE THEM OUT – VOTE THEM ALL OUT – at the 2021 DANZ Annual General Meeting and Executive Committee Elections


    The bits to put in your diary:


    When: 21 January 2021

                7-9pm New Zealand time

    Where: The Zoom Room, online only

    Here is the Zoom link.

    Meeting ID: 882 2926 2911 Passcode: 668823

    RSVP: yes, please! RSVP here. Your RSVP helps us organize the right size Zoom room!


    Contact: Christine Valverde, christine_valverde@yahoo.com

    What to bring: Celebratory food and drink; enthusiasm for the next four years.

    Here’s why you don’t want to miss this event:

    • When you Zoom in you, will join other DANZ members to celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris! 
    • We may be riding high because the inauguration and our hope for the future (thanks, young people!) but our democratic duty isn’t quite over. Next on the agenda is to vote out the full DANZ executive committee. That’s right. All the terms are up and it’s time for a new administration. Advance nominations closed on 19 December 2020 but nominations will be accepted from the floor. And yes, you can volunteer yourself to be nominated! Please scroll down for descriptions of the executive committee roles.
    • Next, we’ll be treated to a talk from leading US historian Jennifer Frost. Jennifer, who in addition to being a DANZ member, is a US historian at the University of Auckland who specializes in 20th-century politics, culture, and social movements. Jennifer will add insight to the recent and other elections as she discusses her upcoming book, Let Us Vote: Youth Voting Rights and the 26th Amendment.                                       

    This is super important!!!!

    If you are not able to attend the AGM, please (PLEASE!) ask another DANZ member to vote on your behalf and complete a proxy form. The form is available here. Need help finding a voting member who will attend the meeting? No sweat. Just email demsabroadnz@gmail.com and request a proxy voter. We’ll find you one to ask.

    These are the executive committee positions:


    The Chairperson shall be the chief executive officer of the organisation, shall call and preside at all meetings of members and of the Executive Committee, establishing the agenda of such meetings, and shall have responsibility for all activities approved by the organisation. The Democrats Abroad New Zealand Chairperson shall sit ex-officio on all committees and subcommittees of the organisation including Standing Committees, with full voting privileges.


    In the absence of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson shall call and preside at meetings of members and of the Executive Committee. The Vice-Chairperson shall have such other duties as the Chairperson shall define.


    The Secretary-Treasurer shall maintain a current list of members of the organisation (containing the name, mail and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers and U.S. voting district/State and such other information as the DPCA may from time to time require), minutes of all meetings, and all files and administrative records of the organisation. The minutes books shall be open for inspection by members. The Secretary-Treasurer shall also manage the finances of the organization, maintain clear and accurate financial records and make financial reports as required. All financial records shall be open for inspection by members.

    COUNSEL (this role is currently vacant)

    The Counsel shall be available for consultation by the Committee or its officers on legal and procedural questions relating to Democrats Abroad New Zealand and its activities. The Counsel shall consult with the International Counsel from time to time on emergent matters, including notably questions on voting issues and financial record keeping.


    Communicate with membership and bring concerns to the executive committee. Members-at-large may also take on other duties and projects; i.e., volunteer coordinator, membership coordinator, etc.


    The above positions make up the executive committee. In addition, we will also be electing a Voting Representative and an alternate Voting Representative.

    Voting Representative and alternate

    Pursuant to the requirements of Section 3.6, subsection (g) of the DPCA Charter, the Voting Representative(s) shall attend the DPCA annual general meeting in person, by proxy, or remotely and exercise their votes, after consideration, of candidates for regional and international offices, of any amendments to the DPCA Charter or other matters as they occur The total number of positions in the voting delegation is equal to the number of votes allocated to the Country Committee, also pursuant to Section 3.6, subsection (g) of the DPCA Charter and is subject to change. As such, there will be one Voting Representatives and one alternate elected biennially.

    * According to our by-laws the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson must not be the same gender.


    Got a question? 

    If you have any questions about the process or positions, you may contact any of the current executive committee members.

    Mike Haught, Chairperson - attea9@gmail.com

    Genice Paullay-Beazley, Vice Chairperson - misstrust1969@gmail.com

    Dawn Dromgool, Secretary/Treasurer – ddromgool@yahoo.com

    Bette Flagler, Member-At-Large  – bette.flagler@gmail.com

    Karen Schmidt, Member-At-Large  – saltmistrosenz@aol.com

    Christine Valverde, Voting Representative – christine_valverde@yahoo.com


    We hope to see you there!







    Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 05:30 PM Melbourne Time · 100 rsvps
    Railway Hotel South Melbourne in South Melbourne, Australia

    Presidential Inauguration Day 2021