DA Portugal (DAPT) is part of Democrats Abroad, the official arm of the U.S. Democratic Party for the estimated 9 million Americans living outside the United States. Our mission is to mobilize the overseas vote to elect Democratic candidates in all US elections. Democrats Abroad is active in 54 countries throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, and is the largest volunteer-driven organization of Americans living abroad.


For the 2024 Global Presidential Primary, we will be running Voting Centers in several areas of the country next March. If you have the time, we NEED VOLUNTEERS to help register voters and to remind those who are already registered to request their ballots. 

Democrats Abroad had a significant impact in the 2020 election, providing the votes that put the Biden/Harris ticket over the top in Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin. To ensure continued Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, we’re determined to mobilize for the upcoming midterms in the same way so please sign up for phone-banking to help us reach fellow Democrats around the world and remind them to vote. It really works, so get involved!


In addition to voter registration, we participate in Congressional advocacy on issues that matter to Americans abroad such as changing from citizenship-based to residence-based taxation or the ability to use Medicare benefits overseas.

Getting involved with DA Portugal is a great way to meet like-minded Americans and enjoy social events, after-works, live online chats with U.S. political candidates, debate watch parties, and gatherings to see election returns roll in. Please join us at one of our local or virtual events or contact us to express your interest in volunteering. We hope to hear from you soon!

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November 19, 2023

Report on the evening with Simon Rosenberg

The renowned political strategist, Simon Rosenberg recently gave an exclusive presentation to Democrats Abroad Portugal about reasons Democrats have to be optimistic and a rousing call to action. Please enjoy......
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October 14, 2023
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October Newsletter 2023

Greetings Democrats! I hope everyone is making the best of the summer weather - even more sweet with seasonal tourists having mostly moved on. And Autumn 2023 is perfect for......
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October 14, 2023

How to Vote From Portugal

If you are a U.S. citizen (including dual-national) living abroad, you have the right to vote from abroad in the 2024 Presidential election and every election. If you are or......
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September 06, 2023

DAPT September Newsletter

While Summer may not be officially over, Democrats around the globe are gearing up for a hard shift into second gear - the election may be more than a year......
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March 30, 2023

2023 AGM Minutes and Election Results Available

DA Portugal held our Annual General Meeting on March 22. Our outgoing Executive Committee presented reports on last year's finances and activities, and DA International Chair Candice Kerestan spoke. Our......
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March 15, 2023

Town Hall Recording Available - Meet the Candidates!

Thank you to our leadership candidates and others who attended last night's Town Hall. A recording is now available so that our members can hear from the candidates to help inform......
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March 08, 2023

2023 Officer Election - Voting Open Through March 21, 12 noon

We are pleased to announce that electronic voting for the DAPT Executive Committee for the 2023-25 term is now open. Voting closes on March 21 at 12 pm. Verified members......
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February 14, 2023

2023 AGM and Officer Elections Announcement

Nominations are now open for volunteers to serve two-year terms on our Executive Committee beginning in March 2023. With strong leadership and member participation in the last two years, DAPT......
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Sally DeSipio

Chair, Portugal
Nevin Alan Weiner

Vice-Chair, Portugal
Linda Rupert

Treasurer, Portugal
Michele van Eyken

Secretary, Portugal
Diane Haven

Counsel, Portugal
Theresa Recht

Member-At-Large, Portugal
Jon Carroll

GOTV Coordinator, Portugal (2021-2024)
Lisa Besso

Executive Committee member-at-large, Portugal