Bienvenido Democrats Abroad - Valencia!

Welcome to DA-Valencia (DAV), the official arm of the Democratic Party for American Democrats living in the Valencian Region of Spain.

MISSION: To provide relevant information about candidates and issues that affect democratic-leaning expats. Chapter activities are designed to facilitate the meeting of new people of like-mind people in fun-filled social, political and community events that show a positive image of the US and US expats living in Valencia.

Together with DA country committees around the globe, we're advocating for overseas Americans on Capitol Hill and joining friends and family in the US and in Spain in important activism campaigns. With technology and social media, there are many ways for us to make our voices heard, even an ocean away.

VOTING: US Citizens living abroad need to register to vote EVERY YEAR. We can assist with your voter registration and with securing and filing your ballot(s). 

Voter Reg/Ballot Request

JOIN THE FUN: Members are notified of all the activities of the Valencian chapter and are kept informed about local and national US issues as well as those that expats face while living in Spain. To join this dynamic group, simply Click Here.  We will contact you after receiving your information.

We rely on volunteers to ensure members and friends are informed about local and national US issues as well as those that expats face while living in Spain.

Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events. We have events planned throughout the year and encourage anyone interested in participating and helping with Democrats Abroad Valencia to let us know of your interest.

Please share your questions, ideas, and enthusiasm with us!

We look forward to meeting you very soon!

Your DA Leadership Team,

Christopher Schwandt, Chair
Catherine CleaverVice Chair
Georgie Grossman, Secretary
Peter SmithTreasurer

For more information email us at:
To contact DA Valencia just click here

Dems Abroad Facebook page


DA Valencia Leadership:

Chris Schwandt
| Chair, ES-Valencia
Catherine Cleaver
| Vice Chair, ES-Valencia
Georgie Grossman
| Secretary, ES-Valencia
Peter Smith
| Treasurer, ES-Valencia
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  • News

    Updated Voter Support Information

    Looking for a Voter Support Event near you?  Check out the updated information below.

    September 8th           Saltimbocca, Placa de Vannes 7                           4:00-6:00 pm

    September 17th.         Velluters, Carrer de l'Hospital 4.                          12:00-2:00 pm

    September 22nd          Salad Planet, Carrer del Dr. Romagosa 3           1:00-3:00 pm

    September 25th            Picnic, La Turia near Alameda Metro                  2:00-5:00 pm

    September 28th             Portland Ale House, Carrer de Salamanca 10.  6:00-8:00pm

    October 5th                     La Taula Libanesa, Passeig de l'Albereda 53.   6:00-8:00pm

    October 12th                   Jardin Urbano, Carrer de Pere III el Gran 26     3:00-5:00 pm

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    This midterm election is important! Are you ready to Vote from Abroad?

    Or maybe you're all set to vote and want to talk to other Americans about what's going on.

    Come on out this Thursday, September 8th.  Members of DA Valencia will be at Saltimbocca, Placa de Vannes 7, from 4:00-6:00 pm to help you register and request ballots and answer questions about voting.  Remember, as Americans abroad we need to get our ballots marked and mailed early.  By law, UOCAVA, expats should receive their ballots 45 days before the election.  A quick turnaround will ensure your vote is received before your state's deadline.

    Tell your friends and come on out!

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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, December 01, 2022 at 07:30 PM Madrid Time · 18 rsvps
    Zoom online event in Madrid, Spain

    DA Spain LGBTQ Caucus Re-launch

    DA Spain is launching (or re-launching), our LGBTQ+ caucus.  Madrid members John Murphy and Hal Moskowitz are the brand new co-chairs of the caucus and are gearing up to set up an inaugural brainstorming session on December 1.  Even though the official name for the caucus is the LGBTQ+ caucus… All are invited to join!

    With the announcement of Trump’s campaign, we know the threat of the demise of our democracy is still very real.  And with an ascendant DeSantis and the anti gay GOP, LBGTQ+ rights are right in the cross hairs.  

    With either option, our passionately fought for rights such as the right to marry whom we love, related immigration rights for those who have foreign partners, a women’s right to choose, the right to safety from gun violence, the rights of our Trans sisters and brothers to safe science-based care, even the right to speak openly the word “gay” (as we’ve seen in Florida’s legislation), will all be on the table.

    The caucus invites all to tap into your passion and help us form a collaborative community here at DA Spain so we can better identify and understand all the issues and concerns affecting the LGBTQ+ community.  As part of this we will be looking for dedicated volunteers and steering committee members. 

    The new group hopes to achieve big things but also build a community of like-minded individuals, make connections and, hopefully, have some fun along the way.  The caucus needs your input on the best ways to do this. So please consider joining the caucus, and invite a friend or two!