Founded in January 2020, Democrats Abroad Alicante represents an all-inclusive organization that supports the rights of all US citizens who live abroad. DA Global, DA Spain and the Alicante chapter strive to provide our members with up-to-date voting information, local and national Democrats Abroad events, and new or modified legislation that not only affects us as we live abroad but to our family and friends in the US!   We do this through our emails, Facebook Groups and soon to be Alicante chapter website.

Over the 2020 election cycle Democrats Abroad had over 18,000 volunteers from across the globe that were critical in the victory to win back the presidency, regain the Senate and retain the House majority.  DA Alicante played its role in that effort.

Our chapter members volunteered in many of the DA Global and DA Spain efforts that helped swing the election. To name a few…..

Ø  We had the largest Spain phone banking team that helped make 300,000+ calls to DA Global members

Ø  Developed “Why I Vote” stories that were part of a digital ad campaign targeted across the EU that increased voter registration, ballot request and returns

Ø  Participated in the GOTV military campaign in Roto Spain

Ø  Developed and continue to maintain the Our Voices, Our Future youth and issue based campaign through various social media platforms to energize and give a voice to those who live abroad

Ø  Developed and executed a banner ad media strategy that reached 25 major news networks across the world that yielded record breaking voter membership, voter registration, ballot request and returns.

Ø  Assisted in stateside races and donated to campaigns

Community Engagement

Due to Covid 19 there are still no in-person activities.  We are currently developing new online events that we hope will interest you.  In addition, we keep our members up to date on any DA Global or DA Spain (national) events. 

We are always looking for new and interesting ideas to engage our members!  If you have any ideas please don’t hesitate to let us know. 

We hope in the near future to start having some fun in-person events. We are looking forward to meeting all of our members at these events.

2022 Midterm Elections

The closer we get to these elections, the more we will be looking for volunteers. We hope you will help so that Democrats can maintain or increase their majorities in the House and Senate. 

Your DAA Executive Committee

Mary Elms, Chair

Daniel Garcia, Vice Chair

Brett Specter, Secretary

Robin Kaplan, Treasurer


Feel free to contact us anytime at: [email protected] 

If you haven’t done so, please join our Facebook group

Sincerely, your DAA Executive Committee

DA Alicante Leadership:

Daniel Garcia
| Chair, Alicante Chapter, Social Media Manager
Di Longo
| Vice Chair, Alicante Chapter
Brett Specter
| Treasurer, Alicante Chapter Founding member 2020
Tammy Teschner
| Secretary, Alicante Chapter
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    Focus on Membership Growth

    Over the last year, the Alicante chapter was extremely busy getting out the vote. From global phone banking to our “Why I Vote” member-stories, we kept the candle burning at both ends. We assembled  Our Voices, Our Future media platforms, to reach out to younger generations. Both campaigns were used to create digital ads to bolster membership and get out the vote. Our members donated to Democrats Abroad and to campaigns across the US.

    On June 12, 2021 the Alicante chapter elected a new executive committee formed by Daniel Garcia (chair), Diane Longo (vice chair), Tammy Teschner (secretary), and Brett Spector (treasurer) [click to expand]. The new committee will partner with DA Global to implement our organization’s worldwide goals and objectives. The committee is excited to move forward and determined to increase membership. We plan to create and/or assist with future get-out-the-vote campaigns! The goal for next year’s midterm election is to improve our Democratic majority in the House and Senate, in order to pass meaningful legislation and support the Biden–Harris administration.

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    It’s time to vote for your DA Alicante (DAA) 2021-2023 Executive Committee!  Voting for your leadership here is just as important as in the US.  Our chapter depends on the participation of our members and we need your vote

    The candidates running for office understand how important our chapter is for getting out the vote, keeping you informed and engaged!  They also know that every vote counts in the US and abroad!  Midterms are around the corner and we need to elect chapter officials that can adapt easily and hit the ground running.   As a chapter we need to help and support DA Spain, DA Global, the DNC and the Biden-Harris administration!   The Democratic party depends on political engagement of our members as we renew our group for the continuous fight for a better USA.

    To learn more about the candidates,Click Here to see their Bios.

    Check your email for your ballot. You have until June 12, 2021 at 11AM to vote. If you are having difficulty with your ballot or questions, please send an email to [email protected] Your Nomination and Election Committee will help you!

    The results of the election, a chapter update, a chance to meet your new DA Spain Chair and newly elected Executive Committee members will be held at 1 PM, June 12, 2021 at our Annual General Meeting.  We are required to have a minimum of 25 members to have a quorum.  Keep engaged and please join us!

    “RSVP Here" to attend the Annual General Meeting.  If you are unable to attend, please submit a proxy for another member to represent you. The proxy authorization is on your ballot.

    The Nomination and Election Committee would like to thank you for your participation!  We look forward to electing an Executive Committee that will bring new leadership and ideas to the DA Alicante chapter.

    Best regards, 

    DA Alicante Nomination and Election Committee,

    Winnie Birkeland Harris
    Robin Kaplan
    Mary Elms


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    Upcoming Events

    Friday, February 03, 2023 at 06:00 PM Time · 11 rsvps
    Madness Coffee in Alicante, Spain

    Alicante In-person Event at Madness Coffee

    Coffees, Conversations, and Collaborations
    Friday, February 3, 6-9pm

    Please join Democrats Abroad Alicante for an in-person event at Madness Coffee in the centro of Alicante. We will meet up and talk about recent US events like the drawn out election for Speaker of the House, the discovery of classified documents in both Biden and Trump’s possession, and we’ll listen to your thoughts on how we can make our local chapter bigger and better in 2023! All are welcome! Hope to see you then! 

    • Date:  Friday, February 3rd
    • Time:  6-9pm
    • Location:  Madness Specialty Coffee, C. San Nicolás, nº4, Bajo, Alicante
    Please RSVP if you're able to join us, as it's a big help with our organizational efforts.