Secretary of Democrats Abroad Thailand

In today's political climate, volunteering to promote social justice helps me sleep at night. Through DA I can encourage discourse on the ideas and issues  that an informed citizenry should be having while offering opportunities for activism. 

  • is hosting Election Results Breakfast 2020-10-20 04:51:26 -0400

    Election Results Breakfast

    Take in the drama and ease your anxiety with fellow Dems, as we witness the end of Election Day in the US live.   Enjoy the best American breakfast buffet in Bangkok and don’t miss a word of CNN and BBC live coverage of the 2020 US Presidential Election. All floors and all screens, this will be the place to be on Wednesday morning.  

    We will be selling the remainder of our Biden-Harris and Democrats Abroad buttons and pins, T-shirts, and other campaign swag.  Our special, Thailand-only Biden-Harris shirts (or whats left) will be available. 

    November 04, 2020 at 9am
    Roadhouse BBQ
    1-4 Rama IV Rd · Khet Bang Rak
    Bangkok 10500
    Google map and directions

  • is hosting American Empire: A Comedy Show 2020-10-20 04:40:43 -0400

    American Empire: A Comedy Show

    Democrats Abroad has collaborated with Bangkok based comedians to bring a political comedy show right before the two scariest events of the year: Halloween and the upcoming November election. It’s a chance to laugh and let loose with some of Bangkok’s most seasoned comedians.

    Although this is a political comedy show, the comedy isn’t limited to just politics (Don’t Worry😉). Performers represent all different regions of the United States and Canada which will bring a unique perspective to the American situation.

    This show will be held at the Hyatt Regency Rooftop bar, which will be reserved entirely for this event. The Hyatt has graciously discounted drinks for attendees and VIP Tables are available. Don’t forget to RSVP in advance because there are only 60 available seats for this show and tickets will go quickly! The Hyatt has graciously discounted their drinks for attendees and there will be a special menu available.

    Whether you come to laugh with Americans or laugh at them, you are sure to have a good time. Don’t forget to bring your friends as you may never have another opportunity to attend a comedy show right before the rise, or the fall, of the ‘American Empire.”

    This show will raise money for Democrats Abroad in their global efforts to help get out the vote for US elections.

    ** Tickets are 500 Baht

    𝐔.𝐒 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐧𝐬: You can reserve your spot by making a $17 donation to Democrats Abroad:

    -Or- buy your ticket at the door.

    𝐍𝐨𝐧-𝐔𝐒 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐧𝐬: You have an option to pay in cash at the door and proceeds will go to a local Thailand Covid Relief fund.

    𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞- 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐲 𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝, 𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐀𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐔𝐒 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐔𝐒 𝐟𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐥𝐚𝐰. 𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐲𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥:

    October 29, 2020 at 6pm
    Spectrum Lounge & Bar, Hyatt Regency, Bangkok
    1 Sukhumvit Soi 13 (BTS Nana)
    Bangkok 10110
    Google map and directions
    $17.00 USD · rsvp

  • Final US Presidential Debate Watch Party

    Watch Trump’s last-ever debate, root for Joe, be appalled by Trump, and enjoy fabulous Mexican food and happy hour prices. Bring your ballots and election materials, for last-minute help with chasing down your absentee ballot, signing, sealing your ballot in double envelopes, and sending it off. We will be selling Biden Harris tee shirts and buttons! Get your piece of history while it's still available.

    You can find us upstairs in the classy dining area for the debate- bring friends - your support team.

    October 23, 2020 at 7pm
    Margarita Storm
    Corner of Sukhumvit 13
    Bangkok 10260
    Google map and directions

  • donated via 2020-04-28 02:41:21 -0400

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    Every dollar you give supports our work to elect Democrats who will fight - AND FIGHT BACK - to make a better life for ALL Americans.   Join us by making a donation today.

    Julia Bryan, Chair - Democrats Abroad

    We need Democrats like you to commit to Democrats Abroad - your Democratic Party for overseas Americans. Contribute to Democrats Abroad today and help us fight back against the Trump agenda, register Americans all over the world for the crucial 2020 elections, reach out on issues that concern you and build a brighter future for our country and the world. With your help, we can make the difference. We did it all over the country in 2018! And we will make the difference in 2020!

    If you are unable to contribute online, send us a US Dollar check with this form to the following address.

    Democrats Abroad
    PO Box 15130
    Washington DC 20003

    Thank you for your support!

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  • published SAWASDEE KHAP in News 2019-07-27 10:07:41 -0400


    Photo Credit: Sukit Vanichrudeee

    Democrats Abroad Thailand (DAT) is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Thailand.  We provide opportunities for Americans in Thailand to get involved in the Democratic party and issues that matter to them. These are trying times and it will take all of us to fight back.   US citizens around the world are organizing for a fairer and more just America that embraces diversity- let's raise our voices together and be heard all the way from Thailand.

    We support our great Democratic candidates and encourage discussion about the ideas and solutions they offer through debate watch parties, post-debate discussions, live chats with the candidates.   We host political pub nights to get your political banter on, Ladies Night, issue based call-congress parties,  film nights,

    If you are specifically interested in racial justice, gender equality and/ or  LGBTQ rights - join one or all of our Caucuses here on the website and then follow us on FB : Black Caucus and  Women's Caucus.

    We have three official chapters, in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and the North, and Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard.  We are always looking to grow our chapter network so if you are interested in organizing for social justice- let me know!

    You can find us on Facebook at Democrats Abroad Thailand and Democrats Abroad Chiang Mai or on Twitter @DemsUSAThailand and @DemsAbroadThai

    I look forward to welcoming you at the next DAT event.

    Paul Risley
    Chair, Democrats Abroad Thailand

  • signed up on LGBTQ+ Signup 2019-07-12 20:03:29 -0400

  • published New Leaders Elected at Annual General Meeting in News 2019-06-27 02:32:44 -0400

    New Leaders Elected at Annual General Meeting

    This June, members and leadership from around the country gathered in Bangkok for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to elect the Executive Committee for Democrats Abroad Thailand. The AGM is always a great opportunity for active members from around the country to meet face to face to discuss strategy and re-energize for the year. Heartfelt farewells and thank yous went out to Phil Robertson, the outgoing Chair for a job well done, and those present welcomed Paul Risley into the position. Paul is a long time member of DAT and has served in various roles in the organization over the years. He will be supported by 3 Vice Chairs: Gary Suwannarat, Rick Graves and Russel Berman.

    Newly elected executive committee members for 2019/ 2020:

    Paul Risley, Meghan Driscoll and Rosalia Gitau

    Read more

  • Democrats in Bangkok Get Out the Vote at the Annual Independance Day Picnic


    Democrats Abroad volunteers were out in force at the annual American Chamber of Commerce Independence Day picnic.  

    A highly anticipated event within the American expat community in Bangkok, this year's attendance was as big as ever with over 2,000  showing up for music, games and good food.    The computers were humming at the DA table with Americans requesting absentee ballots.  Printers were available so that everyone could print and sign their requests, place it in an addressed envelope and send it to the Embassy for mailing.   Old friends joined the effort and many new faces came by to see how they could get involved in making the blue wave happen here in Thailand. 

  • signed up on Global Black Caucus Signup 2017-11-19 10:09:28 -0500

  • published Political Pub Nights in Munich in News 2017-03-13 17:24:30 -0400

    Political Pub Nights in Munich

    The Keg, March 21,  7:30pm, Trautenwolfstraße 1

    We are re-instituting Young Democrats political pub night! The 3rd Tuesday of each month at one of Munich's hot spots: The Keg! Come to meet other liberal minded people and make sense of the madness as it is unfolding.

  • published Maß and Mingle! in News 2016-05-22 14:30:41 -0400

    Maß and Mingle!

    Please join us for another night of Young Democrats Politik and Bier!

    Last month we had a great time and met lots of new faces.  

    Tap-House Munich  (Munich's best craft beer bar)

    Rosenheimer Str 108 81669 Munich

  • donated 2016-04-25 06:30:25 -0400

    2016 Convention Checkout

    You are almost to Berlin! Please input your payment info and the names of any additional registrants you are paying for. If you have any questions please email International Treasurer, Art Schankler .