Can you help Democrats Abroad in 2022?

As we gear up for the 2022 midterm elections, we are looking for people to build our teams in countries that do not have a Democrats Abroad Country Committee. 

We want to make sure ALL our volunteers and members are engaged in 2022! Your responses to the quick 10 minute survey in the link below will help us to better serve our outreach efforts in your region. Whether you can contribute a lot of time or just a little, you can make a difference in the upcoming midterm elections from wherever in the world you live.

Let me know you'll join the effort by filling out the survey. I hope to hear from you soon!


Best regards,

Jen Rakow-Stepper

Regional Vice Chair for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)

Notice of inaugural General Meeting for DA Kenya

For all members of Democrats Abroad residing in Kenya:

The first-ever General Meeting for Democrats Abroad Kenya will be held Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 10:00am. The location will be determined well in advance of the meeting and information on how to attend will be distributed by email to all those who RSVP using this link:


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Meet Marisa, Democrats Abroad organizer in Rwanda

Marisa Grimes is DA's all-star volunteer in Rwanda, where she has been based since last August with a nonprofit organization working with smallholder farmers. Marisa is a lifelong Democrat from a long line of Democrats. In fact she was born abroad and grew up in Singapore however, she graduated from high school in Auburn, NY, the final home of the great American civil rights hero, Harriet Tubman. Marisa voted for the first time in 2008 as a freshman studying International Relations at George Washington University, and was on the National Mall to celebrate Barack Obama's inauguration. 

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Welcome to Democrats Abroad EMEA!



Welcome to the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region!

Who We Are 

Democrats Abroad is the official arm of the Democratic Party representing Americans who live outside the US. Our mission is to provide Americans living abroad a voice in our government and to elect Democrats by mobilizing the overseas vote.

Where We Are

The EMEA region has active committees in 26 countries and members in dozens of other countries. Please get in touch with the EMEA Regional Vice Chair Jen Rakow-Stepper if you would like to help us develop a presence in your area. You can benefit from all Democrats Abroad has to offer regardless of where you live!

Our Activities

Our organisation is 100% volunteer-run and membership is free! Organisers in your area would love to get in touch with you to connect you to other members, share our local and global (online) events, and help you vote from abroadDo you want to get more involved? There are so many ways to make a difference—from individual tiny actions, to get out the vote drives, to social events—the EMEA regional team is here to help. We're always looking for more volunteers. Why not you? Contact us at [email protected]



Ballot Assistance Events all over the region

From March 3 (Super Tuesday) to March 10, Americans all over the world will vote in the Global Presidential Primary run by Democrats Abroad. With about 200 locations worldwide, they will cast ballots in person, at polling places where they live. In many, many more places, they will cast ballots remotely by sending their vote via email or post.

You can easily help people in neighborhood or city cast their ballots and learn about Democrats Abroad by hosting a Ballot Assistance Event (BAE). A BAE is a publicized event held at your convenience between March 3 and March 10, where you provide instructions to Americans on how to make sure their vote counts––both this March and in November. 
There's very little to prepare, and it is a great chance to build on the excitement around the primaries. Send a message to [email protected] to get in touch with the EMEA Regional Team and learn more.

EMEA Non CCs - Introduction

Do you live in a country where DA doesn't yet have a Country Committee?

Please send a message to Regional Vice-Chair for EMEA, Will Bakker, [email protected]

If you would like to help develop a new Country Committee, we can also help. Just get in touch!