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

    Survey Says!

    We thank everyone who responded to the survey earlier this year.  Here's what we learned.



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    DA Valencia wants to plan programs that fit our members

    Democrats Abroad Valencia is interested in learning more about its members’ interests and backgrounds in order to plan future programming, activities, and engagement. Please respond to the short survey at this link,, by Monday, January 30.
    Thanks for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!
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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 08:00 PM Madrid Time · 12 rsvps
    Zoom in Barcelona, Spain

    La Lucha Continúa: Learning about the DNC

    Martha McDevitt-Pugh, Art Shankler and Katie Solon are three of the eight elected members of Democrats Abroad who have the honor and responsibility of representing DA at biannual meetings of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the governing body of the U.S. Democratic party.

    We've all heard it mentioned, but do we really understand what the DNC is, why it exists and whether it even matters to U.S. citizens living in Spain? 

    You could just read the incredibly comprehensive Wikipedia entry, but we have a better plan! On March 21, Martha, Art and Katie will join La Lucha to demystify the DNC: explain how it works and what it's like to serve in this capacity. They will share their experiences and recent highlights, and answer your questions. 

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 07:00 PM Madrid Time · 5 rsvps
    RSVP for Zoom link in Madrid, Spain

    Spain Women's Caucus - Let's Talk

    The Spain Women's Caucus is hosting our second informal one hour chat that we are calling  ‘Let’s Talk!’ to close out the month of March, Women’s History Month. 

    The focus will be on sharing who our personal female heroes are, be they historical, current, famous or not. As well we can talk about what is on our minds, for example the ERA, abortion rights, and being a foreign female living in Spain.  It will be a very informal gathering with a flexible agenda. 

    The suggested topics are:

    • Who is your female hero? (How do we define the word ‘hero’?) 
    • What is going on in the USA!?! (ERA, abortion rights, the current Supreme Court etc. etc. (The list is too long!) 
    • What is it like to be a foreign woman living in Spain? 
    • What is on your mind?