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
| Regional Vice Chair - Americas, DACR Chair
Steven Johnson
| DACR Vice-Chair
Samuel Goodman
| DACR Recording Secretary
Maxine Torres
| DACR Membership Secretary / LatAm IT Liaison
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    Second 2020 Primary Debate

    The DNC has announced that the second Democratic primary debates will be held on July 30th and 31st from 6- 8 pm Costa Rica time. They will be hosted by Dana Bash, Don Lemon, and Jake Tapper.

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

    You can also catch the debate on television. Contact your local cable provider to see if CNN is listed on your programming. Invite your friends, host a watch party, and please send us pictures.

    Democrats Abroad Costa Rica has a new Facebook Group. You can join here:

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    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, August 3rd at 10 am, we will hold in-person discussion groups to follow-up the conversation online. The event will take place at the Tin Jo Asian Restaurant in downtown San José. You can RSVP for the meeting on the following button:


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    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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