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

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DA Rome Leadership:

Danielle Miklos-Antenone
| Chair - DA Italy Rome
Neal Huddon-Cossar
| Vice Chair - DA Italy Rome
Helenka Kinnan
| Secretary - DA Italy Rome
Adriano Romano
| Treasurer - DA Italy Rome
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  • News

    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

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    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,

    Twitter: @romewomen
    Facebook Event Invitation:

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, July 04, 2020 at 05:00 PM · 8 rsvps

    July 4th Aperitivo Picnic

    NB Time and Date Change!!
    Saturday, July 4th
    at 5:00 pm (17:00 CEST)

    🎆 🇺🇸🎈 Aperitivo Picnic  🎈🇺🇸 🎆

    Rome Chapter of Democrats Abroad Italy

    will be helping American citizens request their ballots
    while celebrating America for the 4th of July
    A US--Italy tax expert will be there, so get your questions ready!!

    We'll be meeting in Villa Borghese on the side of Casina del Lago (Museo Carlo Bilotti) to have access to COVID-19 prepared restrooms.

    We would be thrilled to speak with you and come together in this historic moment.

    DA Italy will bring water and plates, napkins, etc.
    Everyone should BYO:

    • A blanket to sit on
    • Something to snack on
    • Something to drink
    • Masks
    • Sparklers

    Donations are always welcome to help us have the
    materials needed to Get out the Vote,
    but the most important way you can help is to VOTE!

    Please RSVP to help us prepare.