United Kingdom

Democrats Abroad United Kingdom (DAUK) is the official country committee for U.S. Democrats living in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. We have many activities throughout the year, including speakeasies, film screenings, panel discussions, voter registration events, one of the largest Independence Day Picnics outside of the United States, and much more. 

If you are a U.K.-based American and would like to get involved, first join Democrats Abroad (it's free!) so you'll hear about all of our activities.  You can register to vote and join DA by going to votefromabroad.org 

Inge Kjemtrup, Chair 
Democrats Abroad United Kingdom (DAUK)

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For all media inquiries, please contact press@democratsabroad.org.uk or +44 20 3514 1410
For all inquiries about the 2020 Independence Day Picnic, please contact picnic@democratsabroad.org.uk

DAUK chapters and regions
Cambridge: cambridge@democratsabroad.org.uk 
Oxford: oxford@democratsabroad.org.uk 
Scotland: scotland@democratsabroad.org.uk
Midlands: midlands@democratsabroad.org.uk
Yorkshire and the Humber: yorkshirehumber@democratsabroad.org.uk

DAUK groups  
Action Team: actionteam@democratsabroad.org.uk   
Book Club: bookclub@democratsabroad.org.uk
Black Caucus: blackcaucus@democratsabroad.org.uk   
Film Committee: films@democratsabroad.org.uk
LGBTQ+ Caucus: lgbt@democratsabroad.org.uk   
Policy Network and Resolutions: policynetwork@democratsabroad.org.uk
States Committee: states@democratsabroad.org.uk   
Taxation Tax Force: taxcom@democratsabroad.org.uk
Voter Registration: gotv@democratsabroad.org.uk 
Women's Caucus: womenscaucus@democratsabroad.org.uk and www.womenscaucus.co.uk
Young Democrats: youngdems@democratsabroad.org.uk

Volunteer with DAUK! volunteers@democratsabroad.org.uk

 

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DA United Kingdom Leadership:

Inge Kjemtrup
| DAUK Chair
David Wenk
| Vice Chair, Democrats Abroad UK
Joshua Van der Ploeg
| DAUK Treasurer
Siera Burtrum
| Secretary and DPCA Voting Representative, UK; Council Member, UK; Progressive Caucus EMEA Chair
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  • Upcoming Events

    Sunday, December 08, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    The King's Head in London, United Kingdom

    Book & Current Event Club - London

    Join us for a book and current events discussion on Sunday, December 8.

    1:00 to 2:15 Book Discussion

    Free Choice or "Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century"

    2:15 to 3:30 Discussion of Current Events

    For more details including Study Guide Questions, Book Reviews, and Current Event Questions, send an email to bookclub@democratsabroad.org.uk

    Monday, December 09, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    University Women's Club, 1st floor in London, United Kingdom

    Join DAUK "Kitchen Table Talks" on Key Policies!

    Contribute to the Democrats Abroad 2020 Platform by joining discussions on six policy areas critical to next November's election:  gun control, inclusive economics, healthcare reform, immigration, climate change and student debt!

    Hosted by the Policy Network & Resolutions Committee, these ‘Kitchen Table Talks’ will be organized into two, 50 minute sessions at separate tables for each topic. Our views and ideas on these policies will be forwarded to the Democrats Abroad 2020 Platform Committee.

    To reserve your place, email policynetwork@democratsabroad.org.uk and list your top two or three preferred policy topics. 

    To read some of the policy statements, go to the Democrats Abroad Kitchen Table Talks webpage.

    Doors will open at 6:30pm, and there will be a cash bar.   


    News

    Outside London? We Want to Hear from You!

    Ahead of the Global Presidential Primary in March 2020, we'd like to build a community of DA members throughout the country, so that when the time comes for us to vote, we're ready and mobilized. Already we've heard from members in Berkshire, South Wales, and the Cotswolds. We're working to put together groups in these areas. We'll help you to provide organizing support from our Voter Registration and GOTV teams and explain the Global Presidential Primary in detail. Email vice-chair@democratsabroad.org.uk for more information. 

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    A Message from the Elections Committee

    A reminder that Saturday, February 9, 2019 is the deadline to nominate someone (including yourself) for all roles including: officers, voting representatives, ex comm members or council members. Please submit your nominations by the end of the day (i.e. 11:59 p.m.).
    The elections will take place following the Annual General Meeting and during the Biennial General Meeting of DAUK on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at David Game College, 31 Jewry Street, London EC3N 2ET.
    If you would like to nominate someone (including yourself) for any role please contact us via this nomination form by Saturday, February 9, 2019.
    If you plan to attend the General Meeting, please RSVP on our page on Eventbrite.
    Have any questions, concerns or would like to volunteer at the General Meeting? Please contact the Elections Committee at elections@democratsabroad.org.uk
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