Costa Rica


DACR is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Costa Rica.  We're an active group who get together to talk politics, learn about issues, register absentee voters and work to ensure more Democrats in state and Federal offices.  DACR usually holds a monthly meeting the last Saturday of the month plus other scheduled special events such as potluck parties, picnics, film showings and fundraisers.  Meetings include invited speakers on U.S. or Costa Rican topical issues.

Our mission is to help Americans living abroad to register to vote and to request their absentee ballots with, to elect Democrats, and to educate Americans living, working, serving, and/or studying abroad about issues and legislation that affects them.

 Democrats Abroad is the official arm of the Democratic Party for US citizens living outside the United States and its territories. The Democratic Party is the only major American political party that affords its members this opportunity. Democrats Abroad holds seats on the Democratic National Committee and sends a voting delegation to its national convention to nominate our candidate for President. Democrats Abroad Costa Rica (DACR) is one of more than 100 country committees of Democrats Abroad, the official affiliate of the Democratic Party for millions living outside of the U.S. 

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

Kathy Rothschild Chair 
Democrats Abroad – Costa Rica

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DA Costa Rica Leadership:

Kathy Rothschild
| DACR Chair
Steven Johnson
| DACR Vice-Chair
Samuel Goodman
| DACR Recording Secretary
Maxine Torres
| LatAm IT Liaison / DACR Membership Secretary
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  • News

    Voting with the Stars


    One time opportunity to see Bertilla Baker and Jeffrey V. Thompson perform in a special two-hour concert of Jazz and Broadway songs accompanied by a live jazz quartet. Tin Jo is creating a special all-inclusive luncheon menu. All this for only for 10,000 colones!

    Voter assistance services available before and after the concert.



    WHEN: Saturday, September 29st, 2018

    10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Voter Services

    12:00 am - 2:30 pm - Luncheon & Concert

    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Voter Services


    WHERE: Tin Jo Restaurant

    Calle 11, between Avs. 6 and 8

    San José Centro

    San Jose, Costa Rica


    We expect a high turnout for this important topic and we urge you to RSVP early using this link:



    If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247 or email

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    Save our Oceans!

    We are pleased to announce that Jorge Jimenez, the director of MarViva, will speak at our September 1st Meeting. He will speak about MarViva, President Carlos Alvarado's policies on marine ecosystems, climate change and what Trump is doing to damage the ecosystems of the entire planet.

    WHEN: Saturday, September 1st, 2018

    9:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Voter Registration will be available from 9:00 am to 9:30 am


    WHERE: 27 Calle Rolex

    Little Theatre Group

    San Rafael de Escazu

    Costa Rica



    (Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, meeting space & the Get Out the Vote campaign)


    50-50 DRAWING: Bring extra money for a chance to win a special prize.

    TICKETS: ₡1,000 each

    (money raised goes towards our Get Out the Vote efforts)



    Those desiring a free ride to Escazú can meet at Teatro Nacional by 8:30 am promptly or earlier if all who reserved are present. We will provide a free ride back to San José at 12:15 pm.

    Call Nelleke - 8614-2622 or e-mail Maxine -

    You NEED to make a reservation for a ride.



    If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247 or email

    We expect a high turnout for this important topic and we urge you to RSVP early using this link:

    Save the Date. On September 29th we will have another large event at Tin Jo to collect ballots and last-minute registrations. Two years ago, 100 people attended, and we hope to match that turnout. We are excited that Bertilla Baker has agreed to perform. She appeared on Broadway and in national tours. She has sung gospel and jazz with various groups and bands. And more exciting news: Jim Thompson’s brother Jeffrey Thompson will be here and will be joining Bertilla. They have performed together on Broadway in the past and are good friends. It’s going to be a sellout! An invitation to reserve your space will be sent out soon! Seating will be limited.


    Mr. Jimenez holds a doctorate in marine ecology. His experience in has made him a researcher at the School of Biological Sciences, member of the Academic Postgraduate Committee, and coordinator of the Mangrove Forest Ecology and Management Program. His experience in mangrove ecology has been published in several maps, technical reports, scientific articles, and books.


    MarViva is an organization that works on marine conservation. They focus on political advocacy, interactive processes, multi-sector alliances, and the use of communication tools to promote policies and standards, raise awareness and encourage changes of attitude regarding marine wildlife conservation. MarViva currently operates in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panamá as a non-profit NGO.

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM · 10 rsvps
    Tin Jo Asian Restaurant in San José, Costa Rica

    1st 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate Round-Table

    The DNC has announced that the first Democratic primary debates will be held on June 26th and 27th from 7 - 9 pm Costa Rica time. They will be hosted by Rachel Maddow, Chuck Todd, Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, and Jose Diaz-Balart, with the final list of candidates participating to be announced soon.


    The debates will be streamed live on YouTube as well as directly from MSNBC’s online Streaming service.


    To access the YouTube live stream, go to the Live YouTube site ( and the debate will be featured under Live Now-News. Invite your friends, host a watch party, and please send us pictures.


    People are invited to comment on our Facebook Group leading up and during the debate. As soon as the debate ends, we will post a poll and run a live discussion with our members, so you can participate from home.


    On Saturday, June 29th at 10 am, we will hold in-person discussion groups to follow-up the conversation online. Tin Jo Restaurant in Downtown San José will host a meeting. 

    Save the time and date: June 29th at 10 am!

    Democrats Abroad Costa Rica is committed to providing our members and supporters with up to date information on what’s happening in the Democratic Party in the US and around the world.