Spain

 

Democrats Abroad Spain is a part of the larger community of hundreds of thousands of Democrats living abroad. 

At Democrats Abroad Spain, our main goal is to find Americans who are resident and help them register to vote, or in most cases simply request an absentee ballot.  We are particularly engaged in even numbered years to elect Democratic candidates to Congress and the Presidency.  In odd numbered years if you live in a state or locality where there is special election, or where there are seats in state legislatures that we need to win, our Get Out The Vote team will reach out to you with a quick phone call, email or text with a reminder.

Absentee ballots from Americans living abroad can often swing close elections and we want to help you cast those votes!

Democrats Abroad Spain has played a part in the worldwide resistance to the insanity of the current administration.  Many of us have been moved to participate with the Women’s March, Climate Change, Immigrant Justice, Humans Rights, and Gun Control activists on the streets and squares of our cities. Our resistance also takes the form of calls, letters and emails back to our congressional representatives. 

Beyond getting out the vote every two years, we have a lot in common.  We try to have monthly events filled with debate, laughter and fun. Those of us in the Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia chapters bring our families and friends as we meet regularly to share insights and concerns about issues ranging from climate change to race relations. We are endeavoring to make similar opportunities available in other part of Spain.

 We gather to watch Democratic debates and then have some of our own. And we keep you up-to-date on matters of particular interest to Americans residing outside of the U.S., on various topics including taxes and citizenship issues.

All members receive email updates on events and issues of interest to Democrats around the world as well news of projects and activities in Spain. 

Democrats Abroad Spain is entirely a volunteer organization.  We rely on the enthusiasm and talents of our membership. As we move into the election cycle we need your energy to help us get out the vote.  Don’t be shy, we can help you turn your anger at what’s happening in the U.S. into something positive as you convince other Americans to take the steps to get their absentee ballot.

Thanks for being part of Democrats Abroad Spain in whatever form it takes.  In the end what we’re all about is helping you to exercise your right to vote.

 

    

DA Spain Leadership:

James Mercereau
| Chair, DA Spain Voting Representative, DA
Jessica Craig
| Vice Chair, DA Spain Voting Representative, DA
Tim Lawler
| Secretary, DA Spain , Voting Representative, DA
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  • News

    Ballot Return by Courier

    Thanks to the footwork of a Democrats Abroad Belgium member in the European Capitol we now have access to a special offer from FedEx for US voters.

    You will need to open an account with a local credit card.

    This is a 100% online procedure, like a purchase on Amazon.  Calling FedEX negates the online new account special price. 

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    Ballot Return Envelopes for use in Correos or Diplomatic Pouch

    Since 20 states still require ballots to be returned by mail, we are helping out by providing election mailing envelopes for use in Correos with postage, or the Diplomatic Pouch to U.S. Mail. 

    Hundreds of postage-prepaid ballot return envelopes have been strategically placed around Barcelona and environs, so if you want to use one, swing by:

    • Benjamin Franklin International School, c/ Martorell i Peña, 9, Sant Gervasi (ask for Martha Correa)
    • American School of Barcelona, Carrer Jaume Balmes, 7, Esplugues de Llobregat (ask for Bronwyn)
    • Bakinge Bakery, c/ Ramis, 20 (Plaça John Lennon) Gràcia
    • Hibernian English Bookstore, c/ Montseny 17, Grácia
    • Taste of America, c/ Balmes, 322 or c/ Aragon, 231
    • Eroica Caffé, c/ Consell de Cent 350
    • Come In Book Store, c/ Balmes 129 bis (esquina Roselló)

     

    Envelopes have been strategically placed around the Comunidad de Madrid:

    The Roll Madrid Restaurant c/ Amaniel, 23.  28015

    The Toast Café Malasaña c/ San Vicente Ferrer, 33.   28004

    The Toast Café Chamberi  c/ de Fernando El Católico, 50.  28015

    The Cookie Lab. c/ del Serrano, 23     28015

    The Cookie Lab Malasaña  c/del Pez 16.    28004

    Taste of America Serrano c/ del Serrano, 149      28015
    Taste of America Chamberi Pso de San Francisco de Sales, 3     28003
    Taste of America Rastro c/ del Casino, 26     28005
    Taste of America Chueca c/ San Marcos, 20      28004

    Taste of America Alcobendas Av. Olimpica, 22    28100
    Taste of America Pozuelo Av. de Europa, 23      28224
    Taste of America Majadahonda Av. de España, 20.   28220

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp

    Global Voter Assistance: October 23rd

    Did you know every eligible American living abroad can vote in U.S. elections this year? 

    Do you have questions about how to vote? Click the chat bubble at the bottom of this screen and we can help you find the answers.  

    Join us October 23rd, or any Sunday(24hrs), Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (noon-4pm) and Saturday (2am-10am) till November U.S. Eastern time to talk to a volunteer LIVE on Zoom about questions you have about voting from abroad.
    How is it done on Zoom? You'll come into the main room and be paired 1:1 with a volunteer into a breakout room to ensure privacy and that you can get all your questions answered. It couldn't be easier. 

    More information: The easiest way to request your ballot is at VoteFromAbroad.org. It takes just a few minutes to complete and send in your form to the US state where you last lived. The website will guide you step by step. In most cases it’s pretty simple. But if you’re new to voting abroad, or if you haven’t done it in a while, you may have additional questions. That’s why we’ll be here to help.

    If you can’t make it, you can always email us at helpdesk@votefromabroad.org or send in your question through our online help bubble, and a volunteer will get back to you.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/91090344003

    Meeting ID: 910 9034 4003
    Passcode: Vote2020

    Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 02:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 2 rsvps

    Global Voter Assistance: October 24th

    Did you know every eligible American living abroad can vote in U.S. elections this year? 

    Do you have questions about how to vote? Click the chat bubble at the bottom of this screen and we can help you find the answers.  

    Join us October 24th, or any Sunday(24hrs), Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (noon-4pm) and Saturday (2am-10am) till November U.S. Eastern time to talk to a volunteer LIVE on Zoom about questions you have about voting from abroad.

    How is it done on Zoom? You'll come into the main room and be paired 1:1 with a volunteer into a breakout room to ensure privacy and that you can get all your questions answered. It couldn't be easier. 

    More information: The easiest way to request your ballot is at VoteFromAbroad.org. It takes just a few minutes to complete and send in your form to the US state where you last lived. The website will guide you step by step. In most cases it’s pretty simple. But if you’re new to voting abroad, or if you haven’t done it in a while, you may have additional questions. That’s why we’ll be here to help.

    If you can’t make it, you can always email us at helpdesk@votefromabroad.org or send in your question through our online help bubble, and a volunteer will get back to you.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/91090344003

    Meeting ID: 910 9034 4003
    Passcode: Vote2020