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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 Chair 
Democrats Abroad – Costa Rica

[email protected]

Like our Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/DemocratsAbroadCR

DA Costa Rica Leadership:

steven Johnson
| DACR Chair
Angie Vachio
| DACR - Vice-chair
Maxine Torres
| Deputy Vice-Chair, Americas; DACR Membership Secretary
Kathy Rothschild
| 2019-2021 Regional Vice Chair - Americas, DACR Treasurer
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  • News

    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 has been involved in getting out the San Ramón vote since 2016. Her enthusiastic efforts have created an important ripple effect all across Costa Rica. In our June 26 meeting, Judy will share her enthusiasm and experiences with the rest of us.

    WRITE YOUR OWN BOOK

    Millions of U.S. Citizens are doing it! In the good old days, getting a book published was possible only for the very talented or the well-connected. In our new electronic world, anyone with the desire and a laptop can self-publish an ebook or paperback. Here in Costa Rica, there are several writers’ groups where authors or potential authors meet periodically to read excerpts of their writings and to discuss the ins and outs of getting their works published. Typically, they write short stories, novels, children’s books, or memoirs. Several members of DACR have self-published their own books. One of the oldest and most successful groups here is called the Costa Rican Writers’ Group, moderated by the talented Bob Brashears. In our  meeting, Bob will talk about the group and explain how you can get started as a self-published author.

    DATE: Saturday, June 26

    TIME: 10 am

    LOCATION: via Zoom

    RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/DACRJune2021

    You must RSVP to receive a Zoom link. The Zoom link will be emailed the morning of the event.

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    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 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.


    UPDATE ON IMMIGRATION ISSUES RELATED TO THE NORTHERN TRIANGLE


    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.

    Sincerely, 
    Steve Johnson
    DACR Chair

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM Central America Time

    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 has been involved in getting out the San Ramón vote since 2016. Her enthusiastic efforts have created an important ripple effect all across Costa Rica. In our June 26 meeting, Judy will share her enthusiasm and experiences with the rest of us.

    WRITE YOUR OWN BOOK

    Millions of U.S. Citizens are doing it! In the good old days, getting a book published was possible only for the very talented or the well-connected. In our new electronic world, anyone with the desire and a laptop can self-publish an ebook or paperback. Here in Costa Rica, there are several writers’ groups where authors or potential authors meet periodically to read excerpts of their writings and to discuss the ins and outs of getting their works published. Typically, they write short stories, novels, children’s books, or memoirs. Several members of DACR have self-published their own books. One of the oldest and most successful groups here is called the Costa Rican Writers’ Group, moderated by the talented Bob Brashears. In our  meeting, Bob will talk about the group and explain how you can get started as a self-published author.

    DATE: Saturday, June 26

    TIME: 10 am

    LOCATION: via Zoom

    RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/DACRJune2021

    You must RSVP to receive a Zoom link. The Zoom link will be emailed the morning of the event.