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. 

We look forward to meeting you!

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 Independence Day Picnic on July 1, 2018, please contact picnic@democratsabroad.org.uk

DAUK chapters and regions
Cambridge: camchair@democratsabroad.org.uk
Midlands: midlands@democratsabroad.org.uk
Oxford: oxford@democratsabroad.org.uk
Scotland: scotland@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 Professionals Network (YPN): youngdems@democratsabroad.org.uk

Volunteer with DAUK! volunteers@democratsabroad.org.uk

 

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DA United Kingdom Leadership:

Inge Kjemtrup
| DAUK Chair
Travis Mooney
| DAUK Vice Chair
T Campbell
| DAUK Secretary and DPCA Voting Representative
Joshua Van der Ploeg
| DAUK Treasurer
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  • Upcoming Events

    Monday, February 18, 2019 at 06:45 PM
    TBA in London, United Kingdom

    U.S. Senator Chris Coons (DE) Reception in London

    DAUK is proud to welcome Senator Chris Coons of Delaware in central London. Senator Coons has served in the U.S Senate since 2010, where he won a special election to fill the seat once held by Vice President Joe Biden. Space will be limited, so be sure to act fast once tickets are available. Venue to be confirmed.

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    TBA in London, United Kingdom

    London Book & Current Event Club

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 6 - 8:30 p.m. and Sunday February 24, 2019, 4 – 6:30 p.m., Join us on either date (or both!) when we discuss The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander. For more details including study guide questions and book reviews, please email bookclub@democratsabroad.org.uk


    News

    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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    2020 Starts Now: Voter Registration Wants You!

    The GOTV team had a recap meeting of our 2018 efforts in December. In short, with the help and support of DA International, the DAUK ExComm, committee chairs and other members, our team held well over 100 drives in 2018. We registered more voters, especially students, went to more locations outside London and held more repeat drives than ever before. The upshot is we want to do more of what we did in 2018 and do it better. Absentee ballots made the difference in key races in 2018. We hope to replicate and amplify that success in 2020. DAUK members interested in helping at any level, please email gotv@democratsabroad.org.uk. A spring planning meeting will be confirmed, and drives will start in January 2020.

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