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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
Chair-TH@democratsabroad.org

DA Thailand Leadership:

Paul Risley
| Chair of Democrats Abroad Thailand
Richard Graves
| Vice Chair of Democrats Abroad Thailand
Russell Berman
| Vice Chair of Democrats Abroad Thailand
Gary Suwannarat
| DA Thailand First Vice Chair
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    Sending ballots and absentee ballot requests via Postal Mail

    Some states require that ballots or absentee ballot requests must be returned via postal mail.  Yet there is no airmail between Thailand and the USA.  Two options: 1) send via EMS (fast but costs $) or 2) send via the US Embassy (slow but FREE).  Click on "read more" for info from the US Embassy website. For the Embassy option, allow 2-4 weeks for the Embassy to take it to the USA plus at least one week for the US Postal Service to deliver; total: allow 3-5 weeks!  The info is below (you may have to click on "read more").

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    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
    Chair-TH@democratsabroad.org

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, August 08, 2020 at 10:00 AM Bangkok Time
    Artis Coffee in Bangkok, Thailand

    Voter Assistance Cafe Hours with Tom

    Americans living abroad must request their absentee ballot every election year to vote. Come by Artis Coffee any Saturday morning from now through October to get it all sorted.   If you are having trouble or need a little motivation to get it done, Tom can give you a hand.  Start your weekend off right (hopefully left) with some coffee and a little democratic participation!

    Monday, August 10, 2020 at 05:00 AM Bangkok Time · 1 rsvp
    Honey Bear Bistro in Bangkok, Thailand

    Voter Assistance Cafe Hours- Monday's with Meg

    Americans living abroad must request their absentee ballot every election year to vote. Come by Honey Bear any Monday morning from now through October to get it all sorted.   If you are having trouble or need a little motivation to get it done, Meghan can give you a hand.  Additionally, if you are looking for ways to get involved in protecting the vote or any of our other initiatives or caucuses- drop by to chat with Meg!

    Start your week off right (hopefully left) with some coffee and a little democratic participation!