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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Belgium!

DAB is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Belgium. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Belgium please contact us.

Pauline Manos, Chair 
Democrats Abroad - Belgium

DA Belgium Leadership:

Pauline Manos
| Chair - DA Belgium
Jeffrey Edison
| Vice Chair - DA Belgium
Brandon Mitchener
| Secretary - DA Belgium
Sharon Bronzwaer
| Treasurer, DA Belgium
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  • News

    Brussels Women's March Anniversary Event

    DAB was proud to join the Lights 4 Rights group to mark the one year anniversary of our 2000-strong Brussels Women's March.  The beautiful voices of Indigo Creative asbl led us in song (video on our Friends of Democrats Abroad Facebook page!) and we even able to give voting information to a few new Americans.  If you haven't already requested your absentee ballots for 2018, be sure to go to  See you at our next event, this coming Thursday!

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    Health Care Landscape Part 2

    We were very happy to welcome on November 6th Paula Jakub, the CEO of the AFSPA, which administers health insurance  as part of the Federal Health Benefits program.  Paula is also the Executive Director of the Senior Living Foundation and spoke to us of her learnings from running this non-profit organization that is devoted to helping elderly Foreign Service retirees and survivors.   She also answered our questions on Medicare and Medicaid, Essential Health Benefits, long-term health insurance, pre-existing conditions, and the latest on the state of the Affordable Care Act.  A special thanks to volunteer Sandra Keegan for having organized the comfortable venue, which helped soften the blow for some of us who realized we might never be able to move back to the US for a simple lack of affordable health care! 

    To all our members, please take part in the Tiny Action on Health Care - take a selfie in support of Universal Health Care - details on   


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    Upcoming Events

    Friday, September 28, 2018 at 05:00 PM · 20 rsvps
    The Brussels Press Club in Brussels, Belgium

    The US Midterms: A View from Brussels

    Join us for a 5pm complementary welcome cocktail and panel discussion on the upcoming US midterm elections and the view from Brussels. Our panelists will be US political scientist, Ian Lesser; Belgian economist, Bruno Wattenbergh; US journalist, Brooks Tigner; and DAB Chair, Pauline Manos. Moderator Gerald Loftus will also channel questions from the audience for what is sure to be an engaging discussion.

    There is no cost to attend the event, but we'd like to have you RSVP so that we can gauge the number of attendees. Thanks!

    Volunteers will also be on hand to help US citizens request their absentee ballots for the upcoming midterm elections and answer any questions on voting from abroad.