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 2022, we were the leading country within Democrats Abroad for ballot requests via Votefromabroad.org in relation to our membership size. Globally and locally, we rely on volunteers to ensure members and friends are enfranchised in 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 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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DA Portugal Leadership:

Kristi Espineira
| Chair, Portugal
Andres Espineira
| Vice Chair, Portugal
Eriko Talley
| Secretary, Portugal
Theresa Recht
| Counsel, Portugal
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  • News

    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 Nominations and Elections Committee presented the results of the officer elections for the 2023-25 term.

    The following people were elected to office (DCPA voting representative Ron Williams declined his election to a Member at Large position, and candidate Arthur Goubsy, who had the next highest number of votes, was nominated and confirmed to that MAL slot by a vote of the newly elected Executive Committee on March 24):

    • Sally DeSipio, Chair
    • Nevin Weiner, Vice Chair
    • Eriko Talley, Secretary
    • Linda Rupert, Treasurer
    • Diane Haven, Counsel
    • Ron Williams, DPCA Voting Representative 
    • Lisa Besso, Member at Large
    • Jon Carroll, MAL
    • Caitlin Boylan, MAL
    • Arthur Gousby, MAL 
    • Ellen Lewis, MAL
    • Theresa Recht, MAL

    You can view the meeting recording, notes, and slide deck at https://democratsabroad.pt/agm_2023/

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    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 their vote. This dynamic and impressive group of candidates are vying to lead DAPT. DAPT members are eligible and encouraged to cast their ballots to select the new leadership team.


    🗳️ Ballots can be accessed and submitted here: https://democratsabroad.pt/2023-ballot  This form will close on March 21 at 12 pm and no votes may be submitted after that time.


    📋 We have prepared a Voting Guide (https://democratsabroad.pt/2023-voting-guide) that provides information on the candidates and offices. Please consult this guide before casting your vote.


    📊 The results of the election will be shared at our Annual General Meeting on March 22, 7 pm. We encourage all DAPT members to attend, not only to hear the election results, but also to learn about DAPT’s accomplishments in 2022 and our plans for 2023. This business meeting is subject to quorum rules according to our bylaws, so it is important that enough members attend.

    RSVP is required to receive the meeting link. Please RSVP here: https://democratsabroad.pt/2023-agm


    ❓Questions should be directed to the Nominations and Elections Committee at [email protected]

    Thank you for being part of Democrats Abroad Portugal. Please make your voice heard by submitting your vote for our next leadership team!

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