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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Brazil!

Hello and Welcome to Democrats Abroad Brazil!

We’re one of 48 country committees that comprise Democrats Abroad, the official Democratic Party arm for more than 9 million Americans living outside of the United States.

If you’re an American citizen residing in Brazil (including those of you who may have dual citizenship and have even spent the better part of your life here), are 18 years of age on or before the date of the next federal election, you have the right to vote in U.S. state and federal elections.

Contact Email: [email protected] 

Read more to see why YOU might want to Join Democrats Abroad.

The aim of Democrats Abroad is to provide Americans abroad a Democratic voice in our government and elect Democratic candidates by mobilizing the overseas vote.  Voting overseas (especially depending on your state) may seem at times cumbersome and downright frustrating.  Then there’s the mystery as to whether your vote was actually received and/or tabulated, and that’s not even considering the campaign currently underway by some states to make mail-in and absentee voting even more trying!

DABR is here not only to assist with the voter registration process through VoteFromAbroad.org, we can also provide other information, individual assistance and tools to help you cast your absentee ballots from Brazil.

But Democrats Abroad Brazil is much more than this!          Read more here!

 Click here to follow our Facebook Page!

Want to help out as a volunteer with DA Brazil?  It can be both Rewarding & Fun!

Or, simply sign up to be on our local contact list to hear about events and other happenings:

Yes! Sign Me Up to Participate in DABR!

Let us know via the link above how you might want to be involved. We look forward to meeting you!

Ronny Rubin

Chair, DABR

 

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

  • J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

 


Join us Tues for a discussion on DACA and the election

Join the AAPI and Hispanic Caucuses Tuesday at 2 pm Brasilia time for a discussion on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and what is at stake in the upcoming election.

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Use Our DHL Discount to Return your Ballot from Brazil

DA has negotiated a 20% discount for US Citizens whose states require the hard copy of their ballots be returned to the local election official. Use discount code #AhorraUs.

If you wish to send your ballot via DHL, please note:

Ballots should be sent no later than October 28 for delivery by November 3. Later delivery deadlines in some states are being challenged in court so do not take the chance. Send as early as you possibly can, but for delivery no later than November 3!

Contact your Local Election Office and confirm the street address for delivery.  DHL will not take deliveries addressed to PO Boxes and many election offices receive courier packages in a different location than standard US mail.

The discount code to use to receive the 20% discount is #AhorraUs. (The price before the discount was ~R$160.)

Every vote is important. Make sure yours is counted.


The Best Way to Return Your Ballot (by Oct 2)

Federal law requires states to send overseas voters their ballots by September 19. That means it is time to start planning how to return your ballot back to your state in time for it to be counted, since the official mail-in deadline may not allow for sufficient time for international mail service.

The government's recommendation is to ensure your overseas ballot is received by the local embassy or consulate (or sent via international mail) for mailing no later than October 2.

If you have the option, we strongly encourage you to return your ballot electronically. For those states that offer a fax return option, you may wish to use an online fax service.

The following options are suggested for those who must return their ballot by mail

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Volunteers Needed for Phone Banking

We are running calling campaigns to help voters in swing states get registered to vote in November. Sign up as a volunteer with Call Hub and reach out to people who have requested to be contacted!

- Call from your computer or phone whenever it is convenient for you
- Democrats Abroad covers the cost and provides the scripts

Sign up at https://www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking


Make sure your vote counts - Mail in your FWAB by September 3

Due to expected delays and snarls in the US Postal Service, you need to vote as soon as possible!

Do not wait in the hopes that your state ballot arrives in time. Vote using a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot. 

This serves as a backup in case your state ballot does not arrive in time.

Any voter who believes that his or her ballot will not arrive in time to meet the deadline for ballot submission is entitled to fill out and send in an FWAB.

If you haven't already done so, mail your FWAB no later than Sept. 3, two months before the election. Whatever you do, DO NOT wait until Sept. 19 to receive your ballot. Send in your FWAB by Sept. 3. 

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Volunteers Needed for Phone Banking

We are running calling campaigns to help voters in swing states get registered to vote in November. Sign up as a volunteer with Call Hub and reach out to people who have requested to be contacted!

- Call from your computer or phone whenever it is convenient for you
- Democrats Abroad covers the cost and provides the scripts

Sign up at https://www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking