Mayor Mike Bloomberg Qualifies for Global Presidential Primary

Democrats Abroad announces that Mayor Mike Bloomberg has qualified for the Global Presidential Primary

On Sunday, January 5th, Mike Bloomberg became the latest presidential candidate to finalize filing to participate in the Democrats Abroad 2020 Global Presidential Primary.

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Tom Steyer Qualifies for Global Presidential Primary

Democrats Abroad announces that Tom Steyer has qualified for the Global Presidential Primary

On Saturday, January 4rd, Tom Steyer became the latest presidential candidate to finalize filing to participate in the Democrats Abroad 2020 Global Presidential Primary.

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Sen Cory Booker Qualifies for Global Presidential Primary

Democrats Abroad announces that Sen Cory Booker has qualified for the Global Presidential Primary

On Friday, January 3rd, Cory Booker became the latest presidential candidate to finalize filing to participate in the Democrats Abroad 2020 Global Presidential Primary.

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Rep Tulsi Gabbard Qualifies for Global Presidential Primary

Democrats Abroad announces that Rep Tulsi Gabbard has qualified for the Global Presidential Primary

On Tuesday, December 31st, Tulsi Gabbard became the latest presidential candidate to finalize filing to participate in the Democrats Abroad 2020 Global Presidential Primary.

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VP Joe Biden Qualifies for Global Presidential Primary

Democrats Abroad announces that Vice President Joe Biden has qualified for the Global Presidential Primary

On Monday, December 30th, Joe Biden became the latest presidential candidate to finalize filing to participate in the Democrats Abroad 2020 Global Presidential Primary.

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Senator Bernie Sanders Qualifies for Global Presidential Primary

Democrats Abroad announces that Senator Bernie Sanders has qualified for the Global Presidential Primary

On Thursday, December 19th, Bernie Sanders became the latest presidential candidate to finalize filing to participate in the Democrats Abroad 2020 Global Presidential Primary.

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Remembering Patrick Werner

On November 30, 2019, the Americas Region of Democrats Abroad lost a respected colleague, trusted friend, great Democrat, and the founder and courageous leader of Democrats Abroad Nicaragua, Patrick Werner, to a heart attack. Patrick had not been ill, so his sudden death brings not only sadness but shock as well. He is survived by his wife, Chilo, two sons, and several grandchildren. During 2016 and into 2017, under the guidance of the then Regional Vice Chair, Jody Quinnell, and personal visits to Nicaragua from her then Deputy, Kathy Rothschild, Patrick organized the Democrats Abroad Nicaragua country committee which was voted in as a full member of the DPCA at the May 2017 Global Meeting in Washington, DC. Then in early 2018, as protests inside Nicaragua over increased taxes and reduced benefits for Social Security erupted and spread, all non-Sandinista political groups became targets, which by extension, included Democrats Abroad. The new country committee had to assume a low profile and led by Patrick’s understanding of the local social and political climate; the country committee strove to maintain active status. Looking toward 2020, Patrick attended the Americas Regional Meeting held in San Jose, Costa Rica, October 25 and 26, of this year.

In addition to guiding Democrats Abroad Nicaragua, Patrick was a very accomplished person and a master of many pursuits. He was a university professor, a journalist, an anthropologist, a historian, an orchidologist, a silver and gold miner, a horse aficionado, and a Democrat. He resided in Nicaragua for more than 30 years, most of the time in Diriamba, near Managua.  He loved Nicaragua and wrote that “It is not for nothing that I stay in Nicaragua. And if it can be said that, to me, its politics are the most boring aspect of Nicaraguan life, its cuisine, its origins, elements, and subtleties, maybe its most interesting.” Patrick was prolific in his personal and professional writing. He produced Nicaragua’s first complete book of its 600 native orchid species, along with other books and articles on Nicaragua’s botanical attributes. He led Eastern European journalists through the mountains of Nicaragua during the Contra war years and wrote about those times, and about his search for lost silver mines, and explorations to uncover colonial-era horse paraphernalia. Central American colonial history was dear to him, and he pursued many studies and produced numerous articles related to that interest.  


Andrew Yang Qualifies for Global Presidential Primary

Democrats Abroad announces that Andrew Yang has qualified for the Global Presidential Primary

On Monday, December 2nd, Andrew Yang finalized filing to participate in the Democrats Abroad 2020 Global Presidential Primary.

The primary will run from March 3rd to March 10th, 2020. Americans abroad will have the opportunity to vote at more than 100 voting centers around the world, as well as via postal mail, fax and email. 

“The Global Presidential Primary and Delegate Selection Process ensures Americans abroad have the opportunity to easily participate in the Democratic primary process while also bringing our unique issues to the attention of Democratic presidential candidates,” explained Julia Bryan, Democrats Abroad Global Chair. 

Democrats Abroad represents the millions of Democratic voters living abroad and voting in all 50 states. All Americans living outside the United States may participate in the Global Presidential primary and run for a convention delegate position, provided they are eligible to vote and turn 18 on or before November 3, 2020, and that they are Democrats Abroad members. 

Democrats Abroad will send 13 pledged delegates and 8 automatic delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin next July. The results of the Global Presidential Primary will determine which candidates the delegates represent at the Convention.  

Democrats Abroad looks forward to hosting the first Super Tuesday Democratic primary elections, with first ballots cast in New Zealand more than 24 hours before voting centers open on the U.S. East Coast. 


Senator Elizabeth Warren Qualifies for Global Presidential Primary

Democrats Abroad announces that Senator Elizabeth Warren has qualified for the Global Presidential Primary

On Monday, November 18th, Elizabeth Warren became the second presidential candidate to finalize filing to participate in the Democrats Abroad 2020 Global Presidential Primary.

The primary will run from March 3rd to March 10th, 2020. Americans abroad will have the opportunity to vote at more than 100 voting centers around the world, as well as via postal mail, fax and email. 

“The Global Presidential Primary and Delegate Selection Process ensures Americans abroad have the opportunity to easily participate in the Democratic primary process while also bringing our unique issues to the attention of Democratic presidential candidates,” explained Julia Bryan, Democrats Abroad Global Chair. 

Democrats Abroad represents the millions of Democratic voters living abroad and voting in all 50 states. All Americans living outside the United States may participate in the Global Presidential primary and run for a convention delegate position, provided they are eligible to vote and turn 18 on or before November 3, 2020, and that they are Democrats Abroad members. 

Democrats Abroad will send 13 pledged delegates and 8 automatic delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin next July. The results of the Global Presidential Primary will determine which candidates the delegates represent at the Convention.  

Democrats Abroad looks forward to hosting the first Super Tuesday Democratic primary elections, with first ballots cast in New Zealand more than 24 hours before voting centers open on the U.S. East Coast. 

For more information about Senator Warren and where she stands on the top issues that matter to Americans abroad, please visit her questions and answers page here


Democrats Abroad announces first qualifying candidate for Global Presidential Primary: Mayor Pete

Democrats Abroad announces first qualifying candidate for Global Presidential Primary: Mayor Pete 

On Thursday, November 14th, Pete Buttigieg became the first presidential candidate to finalize filing to participate in the Democrats Abroad 2020 Global Presidential Primary.

The primary will run from March 3rd to March 10th next year. Americans abroad will have the opportunity to vote at more than 100 voting centers around the world, as well as via postal mail, fax and email. 

“The Global Presidential Primary and Delegate Selection Process ensures Americans abroad have the opportunity to easily participate in the Democratic primary process while also bringing our unique issues to the attention of Democratic presidential candidates,” explained Julia Bryan, Democrats Abroad Global Chair. 

Democrats Abroad represents the millions of Democratic voters living abroad and voting in all 50 states. All Americans living outside the United States may participate in the Global Presidential primary and run for a convention delegate position, provided they are eligible to vote and turn 18 on or before November 3, 2020, and that they are Democrats Abroad members. 

Democrats Abroad will send 13 pledged delegates and 8 automatic delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin next July. The results of the Global Presidential Primary will determine which candidates the delegates represent at the Convention.  

Democrats Abroad looks forward to hosting the first Super Tuesday Democratic primary elections, with first ballots cast in New Zealand more than 24 hours before voting centers open on the U.S. East Coast. 

For more information about Mayor Pete and where he stands on the top issues that matter to Americans abroad, please watch his video interview