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

[email protected]

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DA Costa Rica Leadership:

steven Johnson
| DACR Chair
Angie Vachio
| DACR - Vice-chair
Maxine Torres
| Deputy Vice-Chair, Americas; DACR Membership Secretary
Raymond Waldron
| DACR Recording Secretary, 2020-21
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    May 2021 DACR Meeting


    For our May meeting we will feature DACR’s TEAM GRECIA. They are super-organized, hold monthly meetings to discuss political/social issues, and have led the way in voter registration and the Global Presidential Primary.

    In January Grecia Team founder Angie Vachio was elected Vice-Chair of DACR. The new Grecia Team Chair is Lydia Barrow-Hankins, who got involved almost from the moment she and her husband Ron set foot in Costa Rica.


    In light of Vice President Kamala Harris’s upcoming visit (June 7-8) to Mexico and Guatemala to address the causes of the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexican border, Grecia Team member Don Voelker will give us an update on U.S. aid to the Northern Triangle and its past successes and failures.

    DATE: Saturday, May 29
    TIME: 10 am
    LOCATION: on your computer via Zoom

    Please click here to RSVP

    NOTE: once you have sent us your RSVP, a Zoom link will be emailed to you on the
    morning of the event.

    Steve Johnson
    DACR Chair

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    The First Presidential Debate - Roundtable Discussion

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    Democrats Abroad Costa Rica will host a virtual roundtable discussion on Zoom

    Join us on Saturday, October 3rd at 10 am Costa Rica time.

    Among the topics that will be discussed are the Presidential Debate, the state of the race, and more!

    Please invite your family and friends!

    RSVP Here:

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