Bem-vindo aos Democrats Abroad - Portugal!

Welcome to DA-Portugal, the official arm of the Democratic Party for American Democrats living in Portugal – on the continent, Madeira, and the Azores. If you subscribe to the principles of the Democratic Party, live in Portugal, and are a U.S. citizen, please join us by clicking the Join link at the bottom of this post.

Democrats Abroad supports every American abroad to register to vote, and cast their ballots from overseas. In 2020, our get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts were vital for both the presidential primaries and general election. Globally and locally, we rely on volunteers to ensure members and friends are enfranchised every election, every year. American absentee votes have been decisive in numerous elections across the US.

Together with DA country committees around the globe, we're making specific issues faced by overseas Americans known on Capitol Hill and joining important activism events with friends and family in the US. With technology and social media, there are many ways for us to make our voices heard, even an ocean away.

Watch this space and our News and Events tabs above for upcoming announcements of meetings and events. We are planning for our Annual General Meeting right now, and we encourage anyone interested in participating and helping with Democrats Abroad Portugal to get in touch.

Please share your questions, ideas, and enthusiasm for politics with us! We look forward to meeting you!

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  • News

    Notice of Annual General Meeting: March 11

    Dear Member,

    The Annual General Meeting of all DAP members will be held March 11, 2021 at 1900 virtually and the meeting shall address the need for Portugal with an extraordinary participation, to be an actual country committee (CC) participant of the Democratic Party. We will with this announcement start the election of the Executive Committee, Democrats Abroad Portugal (DAP). Democrats Abroad Portugal seeks candidates to serve for a two-year term on our Executive Committee.

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    Democrats Abroad Portugal has a banner year!

    DA Portugal held a virtual meeting on December 14 to celebrate our group’s stunning growth and many successes over the past year. We also spent some time talking about our plans for 2021 and beyond.

    Among EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia) groups in Democrats Abroad, DA Portugal was #1 in membership growth since January 2020, in member engagement, and in Vote From Abroad confirmed voters!

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    Upcoming Events

    Monday, February 08, 2021 at 07:00 PM Lisbon Time · 10 rsvps
    WebEx online

    DAP Town Hall: Discuss the future of Democrats Abroad Portugal

    Your Nominations and Elections Committee will host a virtual Town Hall to gather interested folks in Portugal, to meet our fellow DAP members and to discuss the future of Democrats Abroad Portugal. The Town Hall meeting will take place on 8 February 2021 at 19h00 WET (Lisbon time) on WebEx. 

    We look forward to and welcome the participation of all U.S. citizens living in Portugal. JOIN US! 🇺🇸

    GOALS for the Town Hall virtual meeting:

    • Gather everyone and introduce ourselves to one another
    • Establish which issues and activities our members wish to advance
    • Collect ideas on how to propel those issues/activities forward
    • List potential members
    • List political and/or other beneficial contacts
    • Find those who are also members of other groups that may help us accomplish more than we can without them
    • Determine which members would want to lead and in which area(s)
    • Ask how often people would be willing and able to meet
    • BONUS: At the WebEx meeting we’ll have a special guest to answer ALL of your questions!

    Americans having recently moved to Portugal can join Democrats Abroad at democratsabroad.org and vote in our country committee elections if they are registered by 24 February 2021.

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 07:00 PM Lisbon Time
    Online TBD

    Annual General Meeting of DA Portugal

    The Annual General Meeting will include the election of officers to the Executive Committee of DA-Portugal, as well as other business. Further information about the platform for the meeting and the agenda will be posted as the date approaches.

    In the meantime, members of DA-Portugal may RSVP here to receive information as it becomes available.