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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.

Trip DuBard, Chair 
Democrats Abroad - Belgium 
[email protected]

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We look forward to meeting you! If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact us.  


DA Belgium Leadership:

Trip DuBard
| Chair - DA Belgium
Onelica Andrade
| Chair - Global Hispanic Caucus; Vice Chair - DA Belgium
Matthew Goldman
| Secretary - DA Belgium
Jeffrey Edison
| Treasurer - DA Belgium
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  • News

    Update from our 2021 Annual General Meeting and Executive Committee Election results

    Thanks to all who attended this year's Annual General Meeting and Executive Committee Elections.  It was great to see so many faces!  You’ll find a link here to the presentation (DAB_2021_AGM_presentation.pdf); let us know if you can help anywhere and we’ll put you in touch with the appropriate people. Please feel free to share any new ideas you might have and we’ll be happy to consider them in our next ExCom meeting.  

    Now, if you're wondering who "we" is, here are the members of the newly elected 2021-2023 DAB Executive Committee:

    Chair - Trip Du Bard - [email protected]
    Vice-Chair - Onelica Andrade - [email protected]
    Secretary - Matthew Goldman - [email protected]
    Treasurer - Jeffrey Edison - [email protected]
    Counsel - Sandra Keegan - [email protected]
    Member-at-Large - Sonya Reines-Djivanides - [email protected]
    Member-at-Large - Joe Brinker - [email protected]

    We hope to "see" you soon at one of our upcoming virtual events until we are back to in person events, hopefully later this year.

    Don't forget to refresh your voting from abroad registration (required every year) at !

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    DAB's Election Day - it's our turn!

    After all our hard work to elect Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and so many more Democrats back in the States, it's our turn now, as we elect a new Executive Committee to lead our group during the 2021-2023 season.  All DAB members have received via email the candidate statements and instructions on how to vote. Any member who has not received that email can write to the Nominations & Elections Committee at [email protected].

    We do need a 25-person quorum at the March 21st AGM for our election results to be valid, so please RSVP via this link

    Take advantage of the opportunity to “Meet the Candidates" at this month’s virtual edition of Friday Drinks (March 12th at 8pm). Each candidate will have one minute to introduce themselves, either live or through a pre-recorded video. RSVP here and we'll email you the Zoom link.

    Here's to Democracy in Action - and a special thanks to all those volunteers who've submitted nominations! 




    Trip DuBard

    Vice Chair

    Onélica Andrade


    Linda Danielson

    Matthew Goldman


    Jeffrey Edison


    Sandra Keegan


    (two positions open)

    Jerry Asumbrado

    Joseph “Joe” Brinker 

    Robin de Wouters 

    Pam Miller

    Sonya Reines-Djivanides


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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 10:30 AM Brussels Time · 51 rsvps
    Central Brussels in Brussels, Belgium

    Walk With Us in Brussels with Dorrie Wilson

    Discover the untold history of how an African-American transformed the narrative surrounding Leopold II and the "Congo Free State," during DAB's next "Walk With US" event, Oct. 16 at 10:30 a.m.

    DAB's own Dorrie Wilson - researcher, writer and cultural curator - will lead a tour that begins at the Parc Cinquantenaire, continues through the Royal Quarter, and ends near the Bourse. Learn how the wealth extraction from the Democratic Republic of the Congo defines the depiction of people of African descent within the architectural fabric of Brussels.

    An optional lunch at nearby Ethiopian restaurant "Toukoul" is available with Dorrie.