Welcome to Democrats Abroad 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 www.VotefromAbroad.org, 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
Democrats Abroad – Costa Rica
[email protected]

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Country EVENTS

December 02, 2023 - 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Zoom in Washington, DC

proDA Monthly Members Meeting

At our Progress for Progressives monthly members meeting on Saturday, December 2nd, we will introduce...
December 03, 2023 - 05:30 PM Berlin Time

Ohio Team Meeting December 3

Join us for our bi-weekly meeting as we plan for 2023 and 2024.  Now's the...
December 04, 2023 - 05:00 PM Time Zoom in London, United Kingdom

Social Security for Americans Abroad in the UK & Africa...

Many people that live abroad don't realize that they're eligible for Social Security benefits. This...
December 10, 2023 - 01:00 PM Central America Time Condominio Greenhouse in Escazú, Costa Rica

Holiday Potluck Party on Sunday 10 December

DACR Voting Representative Barbara Steenstrup is once again welcoming us to her home. We all...
December 17, 2023 - 05:30 PM Berlin Time

Ohio Team Meeting December 17

Join us for our bi-weekly meeting as we plan for 2023 and 2024.  Now's the...
December 31, 2023 - 03:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Zoom

(RECORDING) How To Catch Up On Filing US Taxes From...

Are you a US or dual citizen and you just found out you're supposed to...
December 31, 2023 - 03:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Zoom

(Recording) Investing For Americans Abroad

Looking to invest but not able to find a brokerage account or worried about double...
December 31, 2023 - 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Zoom

(RECORDING) How to Survive Tax Day as an American Abroad...

Feeling lost or overwhelmed about filing your IRS tax return this year? Join us for...


November 19, 2023


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April 13, 2023


Saturday, April 22 10 AM via ZOOM RSVP CELEBRATE EARTH DAY BY CONVERTING YOUR GARDEN INTO AN ECO-GARDEN A new trend is sweeping the globe and Costa Rica is part......
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February 13, 2023

DACR Executive Committee Elections 2023

Nominee for Chair - Kathy Rothschild Presently, Kathy serves as Treasurer of Democrats Abroad Costa Rica. Now Kathy’s running for Chair. This is not her first go-around. When she first......
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September 17, 2022

Voting with Cool Jazz

  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  -......
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June 21, 2022

Join DACR for the Pride Parade June 26

RSVP here: tinyurl.com/yxx2u9ex PLEASE CLICK ABOVE TO RSVP Please join DACR and the Costa Rican LBGTQ community for the Marcha de la Diversidad (Pride Parade) Sunday, June 26, at the Plaza......
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June 19, 2021

June 2021 DACR Meeting

RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/DACRJune2021 FOCUS ON TEAM SAN RAMON San Ramón was one of our 10 voting centers during the 2020 Democrats Abroad Presidential Primary. Judy Fried led this effort and......
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May 17, 2021

May 2021 DACR Meeting

OUR GRECIA TEAM 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......
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September 29, 2020

The First Presidential Debate - Roundtable Discussion

RSVP Here: https://forms.gle/uuc6da8TXZDwuEVo9 LET'S TALK POLITICS! Democrats Abroad Costa Rica will host a virtual roundtable discussion on Zoom Join us on Saturday, October 3rd at 10 am Costa Rica time.......
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Kathy Rothschild

Chair; NY State Team Legislative Lead
Miguel Madrigal

Vice Chair; Youth Caucus Chair
Lydia Hankins

Recording Secretary
steven Johnson

Membership Secretary, Voting Representative
Rosalie Olds

Julio Noboa

Legal Counsel
Barbara Steenstrup

DPCA Voting Representative
Sam Goodman

DACR Member-at-Large