Women's March Rome #StopTheBans Protest

Across the United States this year, eight states, including Alabama and Missouri, have passed bans or bills restricting abortion.

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, citizens across the United States are gathering in front of statehouses, town squares, and courthouses to protest this latest wave of legislation. Women’s March Rome will be standing in solidarity with their #StopTheBans allies across the ocean by holding a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy Rome at 12-2 p.m.

#StopTheBans is being led by numerous advocacy groups including the ACLU, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Women’s March.  

Please see the Women's March Rome Facebook event for more details: 

For any additional information, please contact Elizabeth Farren at [email protected]


Womens March Rome 2018


One year later, Americans and Italians in Rome come together to stand up for progress and equality.

On 20 January 2018, Americans and Italians in Rome will gather from 11:00 to 13:00 in Piazza Santi Apostoli to stand together in solidarity for the promotion and protection of civil and social rights, women's rights, and the environment. We will also decry the rise of nationalistic populism in the West and the present US Administration’s attacks on democratic institutions, and its politics of division and untruths. Equally important, we will voice our support of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault, and pledge to take our power to the voting booth this year (#PowerToThePolls).

The Women’s March Rome Anniversary, organized by individual American citizens in Italy, will take place during the #WeekendOfWomen. Hundreds of marches and rallies are being organized worldwide on 20 and 21 January as a grassroots reaction to the Trump Administration and its damaging policies to working class citizens, women, minority groups, immigrants, the military, the sick, the poor and the planet. They include the decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Agreement, tax breaks that disproportionately favor corporations and wealthy class, and a belligerent and isolationist approach to international relations.

Several organizations of Americans in Italy will participate in the event, joined by Italian and international groups, to honor the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice in the spirit of democracy. At the time of this press release, the following organizations have announced their participation:

-Women’s March Rome
-Democrats Abroad Italy (
-American Expats for Positive Change (

We are actively seeking the support of Italian organizations whose mission and goals intersect with ours.

Speakers and music groups will soon be announced.

Elizabeth Farren,
Email: [email protected],

Twitter: @romewomen
Facebook Event Invitation:

DA Rome - Halloween Party Fundraiser & Blood Drive

See further details and sign-up on our Events page

Rome Chapter Elections - May 10!

When: Wednesday 10 May 2017 from 18:30 to 20:00

Where:  Via Ostiense 106, Rome (Google Maps:

Link to the Facebook event:

Chapter elections

This is the election to select new officers for the Rome chapter of Democrats Abroad Italy (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer).

Nominations are open, so please join us, whether you are interested in stepping forward to be on the Chapter Committee, or being there to be part of the selection process as well as voicing your priorities.

This is a great time to come on board as we gather our forces to be ready for the 2018 mid-term elections and voter registration.

To put your hat in the ring, please send an email to [email protected].  Matt Montavon, the outgoing chapter chair, and Gina Di Liegro, the outgoing vice-chair, will be the coordinators for the Rome chapter election.   And don't be shy - this is volunteer work and everyone respects that you have other priorities as well (work and family come to mind).  

There is plenty of parking along Via Ostiense, and the venue is also just a short walk from the Garbatella Metro stop (linea B).   Just follow the signs from the main gate to the meeting room.

Refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Supporters of the Rome Chapter of Democrats Abroad


September 28 - one more chance to register to vote in Rome


The Oppio Caffee  (Via delle Terme di Tito 72 - directly above Colosseo metro) has graciously offered us a registration corner

TOMORROW - Sept. 28  from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

To vote in November, Americans abroad MUST request an absentee ballot every election year. Even if you voted in the Global Primary here last March that did NOT register you to vote in the November elections!

Remember to bring your US drivers licence and/or passport, know your SSN and your complete voting residence address (where you last voted or lived in the USA).

Tomorrow, we will have representatives available to help you register. Stop by to make sure you registered so that your vote will count!

Already registered? Well, bring along a friend who hasn't yet, then enjoy a snack or drinks in a fantastic setting and discuss last night’s debate.

For information contact:

Danielle +39 327.5905495


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Vote in the Global Presidential Primary in Naples - Saturday, March 5

Please bring proof of your US citizenship: passport, Italian ID, US driver's license, etc.

For information contact Tony Quattrone, DA Italy Chair, at [email protected]

Vote in the Global Presidential Primary in Rome - Friday, March 4 from 2:30 to 8:00 pm


2:30 – 8:00 pm**
Via Aventina, 3 - 00153 Rome

Please bring proof of your ID and US citizenship: passport, Italian ID, US Driver license etc.

**Note: schedule originally announced was 1-7pm

For information contact [email protected]

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DA Rome Intro

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Rome!

DA Rome is a chapter of DA Italy, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Italy. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Rome, please contact us.

Neal Huddon Cossar, Chapter Chair
Democrats Abroad - Rome
[email protected]

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