Floridians Abroad

Welcome to the Floridians Abroad State Team of Democrats Abroad! 

We’re so glad you’re here! Get in touch at [email protected].

Our votes from abroad can be the margin of victory in local, statewide and Federal elections. After the many challenges voters faced in 2021, the 2022 Midterm Elections are set to be the most crucial of our lifetimes. Read on to find out how you can make your vote count!

Get Involved

​​​There are many opportunities to have an impact! Even if you don’t have a lot of time to spare - every little bit helps. From voter outreach and assistance to event planning and support, it’s all hands on deck to ensure that every overseas voter can cast all the ballots for which they are eligible this midterm year.    

We’ll be organizing “Meet the Candidates” events, Action Hours, and phone banking throughout the 2022 election season. In addition, we are following developments in voting legislation and redistricting back home. As a team, we’ll be sharing our experiences, our knowledge of the process of voting from abroad, and other state-specific election information that has a real impact in the 2022 election. 

Please reach out to us today if you would like to get involved! Check our Events for upcoming planning meetings.
Here are some quick ways to stay up-to-date on the new developments and stay in contact with us:


News

Florida Talking Points/Fact Sheets

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The Florida Democratic Party has prepared two flyers to summarize arguments for friends and families on why Rubio needs to go, and how the Biden economic agenda is working for all Americans.

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Crist taps Karla Hernández-Mats as running mate, focuses on issues

Charlie Crist, who handily beat Nikki Fried in the gubernatorial primary campaign in August, will face Ron DeSantis in the primary election on Nov. 8. Last weekend, he announced Miami-born teachers’ union leader Karla Hernández-Mats as his running mate. 

The two have a tough battle ahead, which makes our jobs as Florida Democrats Abroad all the more important – to vote and to encourage others to vote!

As DeSantis’ historic $140 million re-election war chest grows by the day, national Democrats have signaled they won’t invest in Florida as heavily as in the past, according to an NBC news report. The state’s growing Hispanic electorate has been shifting rightward since 2018. And, for the first time ever, there are now more registered Florida Republicans than Democrats — a key indicator of voter intensity.

Let’s hope the choice of Hernandez-Mats, 42, helps. 

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Upcoming Events

Friday, October 14, 2022 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp

Meet the Democrat Candidates Fighting for Florida

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Democrats Abroad are honored to host an event with three Florida Democrat candidates up for election this mid-term! Now more than ever, the people of Florida need politicians who will stand up for freedoms, encourage unity, and fight for a better future for all. This is an invaluable opportunity to get involved, ask questions and hear what your candidates have to say about key issues. 

 

We will be joined by: 

Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist

Charlie has dedicated his life to fighting for opportunity and fairness for every Floridian. Over his career in public service, he has served as State Senator, Commissioner of Education, Attorney General, Governor, and Congressman. As Florida’s next governor, Charlie will stand up when freedoms are under attack by partisan politicians, protect the freedom of businesses, families, and communities to speak without fear of political retribution and defend the LGBTQ+ community’s freedom to be themselves. Campaign website: https://charliecrist.com/

 

Senatorial Candidate Val Demings

Val Demings rose from humble beginnings to achieve the American Dream. Now, she is running for the U.S. Senate to fight for every Floridian to have that same opportunity. She was the first person in her family to attend college, became a social worker and then a police officer, rising to become Orlando’s first female Police Chief. As a Senator, she will tackle the unaffordability of housing in Florida, fight to lower the costs of prescription drugs, and ensure anyone willing to work hard can find a job that does more than just pay the bills. Campaign website: https://valdemings.com/

 

FL-27 Congressional Candidate Annette Taddeo

In 2017, Annette became the first Latina Democrat elected to the State Senate in Florida history when she flipped a Senate seat held by a Republican. She has spent her career fighting for core Democratic issues like a living wage for all Floridians, defending a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body, economic growth through helping our small businesses, affordable healthcare for all Floridians, safe drinking water, and stronger and safer schools. Campaign website:  https://annettetaddeo.com/

 

Location Local Start Time
Vancouver, Canada           10:00 PDT
Washington DC, USA          13:00 EDT
London, United Kingdom      18:00 BST
Frankfurt, Germany          19:00 CEST
Nairobi, Kenya              20:00 EAT
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 21:00 GST
New Delhi, India            22:30 IST

 

RSVP for a fantastic opportunity to connect with the Floridian candidates who are fighting for Democrat values!

 

There is still time to request your absentee ballot at https://www.votefromabroad.org/.