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.

Steve Johnson Chair 
Democrats Abroad – Costa Rica

[email protected]

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DA Costa Rica Leadership:

steven Johnson
| DACR Chair
Lydia Barrow-Hankins
| DACR Vice Chair
Kathy Rothschild
| Deputy Treasurer, DACR Treasureur
Maxine Torres
| Deputy Vice-Chair, Americas; DACR Membership Secretary
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  • News

    Voting with Cool Jazz



    • DATE: Saturday, October 1st 2022
    • PLACE:  Tin Jo Asian Restaurant
    • VOTER HELP: 10 - 11 am
    • LIGHT JAZZ with saxophonist Lawrence Cohen: 11 am  - 12 pm
    • LUNCH: Starting at 12 pm

    Your vote will help:

    • Save our democracy
    • Protect women's rights
    • Fight climate change
    • Stop gun violence

    Requesting, completing & sending your ballot

    Volunteers will be on hand to assist you in completing your US ballot and sending it to your local election office in the United States

    What if you don't receive your ballot

    Ballots for U.S. citizens living abroad will be sent out via email on September 24. If it does not appear in your inbox, check your spam folder. In the event you do not receive it, you can send a federal backup ballot. Volunteers will be on hand to assist you in completing your backup ballot.

    If attending, please click on the link below

    Where can I ask questions?
    Email  DemocratsAbroadCostaRic[email protected] or call the Vote from Abroad Costa Rica Voter Hotline at 8428-6792.

    Please tell your friends and spread the word!

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    Join DACR for the Pride Parade June 26

    RSVP here:


    Please join DACR and the Costa Rican LBGTQ community for the Marcha de la Diversidad (Pride Parade) Sunday, June 26, at the Plaza de la Democracia. Kick-off is at 12 am.

    Spectacular event with lots of enthusiasm and throngs of people.

    NOTE: Unlike previous years, this parade will go in the opposite direction, beginning at the Plaza de la Democracia (in front of the Museo Nacional), proceed west on Avenida Segunda, then Paseo Colon, ending at the National Stadium in La Sabana Park. 


    DATE: Sunday, June 26

    TIME: 11 am

    LOCATION: Plaza de la Democracia

    RSVP here:

    We need many volunteers to march with us to take shifts holding our banner, pass out vote-form-abroad flyers, and show our presence.  If you can join us please click the RSVP and tell your friends too.

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 11:00 AM Paris Time · 5 rsvps
    Zoom (Online Webinar) in Washington, DC

    DA Taxation Task Force Volunteer Info Session (APAC/EMEA Friendly Time)

    Are you passionate about American abroad tax issues and have the skills or time to help?
    The DA Taxation Task Force is hosting this volunteer information session to explain what's involved in being a volunteer and to answer any questions you might have about volunteering. Click here for an outline of volunteering opportunities for the TTF.

    The DA TTF is a group of dedicated volunteers working towards fixing the tax code for Americans living abroad. We are under new leadership for 2022 and in preparation, we are currently looking to restructure the team as well as inviting new volunteers to join us.

    We have a number of volunteer positions available, from people with no experience who want to help out with social media, to subject matter experts that can help us lobby Congress - everyone and anyone is welcome to contribute!

    Once you attend the info session, we encourage you to complete this application to the best of your ability. You will then be invited to a follow-up one-to-one 30 minute Zoom call to figure out which teams you fit into and to get you started.

    Note: Attending an info session is optional, you do not need to attend to express interest in volunteering. Feel free to go ahead and fill in the application form here.

    You can also express interest in volunteering by emailing [email protected] and including as much information as possible about your background and how you think you can help.

    Please feel free to forward this event page to friends or family that you think might be interested in getting involved!


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    Friday, December 30, 2022 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 3 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Monthly Friday Casual Social

    Democrats Abroad Global Seniors and Disability Caucuses invite you to join us for our monthly Social -- a time for Seniors and members of the Disability Caucus to connect with one another and discuss topics of concern and information. We will reflect, discuss, plan, and strategize together from the comfort of our own homes and with no duties or assignments! This will be fun as we can discuss freely any topic we would like.


    Vancouver CA 6:00 AM
    Washington DC 9:00 AM
    London UK 2:00 PM
    Berlin DE 3:00 PM
    Nairobi KE 4:00 PM
    Beijing CN 9:00 PM
    Tokyo JP 10:00 PM