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:

| DAUK Chair
| DAUK Vice Chair
| DAUK Secretary and DPCA Voting Representative
| DAUK Treasurer
See all Leaders


  • News

    Voter registration team on fire!

    Since the start of 2018, the DAUK voter registration team has been very busy, holding drives at Arcadia, University College London, SOAS University, Queen Mary University, Canary Wharf, Cadogan Hall, Fordham University Study Abroad, New York University Study Abroad, Foundation International Education, Richmond University, Facebook, women’s clubs, international schools and several DAUK events. We’ve also held three training sessions for new volunteers and supplemented our efforts with social media, an effective way to steer citizens to votefromabroad.org.

    More drives are in the works, and we’re gearing up for even more in the fall, when all study abroad students will need absentee ballots for the general election on November 6. However, we need help finding new locations and getting access to some old ones, where our contacts have moved on (London School of Economics and Kings College, to name two). We also want to reach out to many more American alumni associations. If you can help, write gotv@democratsabroad.org.uk. Huge thanks goes to the entire DAUK Voter Registration Team!

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    DAUK elects new leaders


    Several hundred members convened Sunday 19 March to elect a new slate of officers to lead DAUK.  Those standing for the four officer positions addressed the group, followed by a vote via a show of hands.  The Executive Committee and Voting Representatives to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad were elected via ballot.  Others were elected to the Council by acclimation.

    Election results:  

    Executive Committee

    Bill Barnard

    Christa Bosch

    Elaine Capizzi

    Richelle David

    Eric Lee

    Robert Platt

    Karin Robinson

    Susan Schoenfeld Harrington

    Voting Representatives to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad 

    Kira Brenner

    Siera Burtrum

    Tasia Campbell

    Carol Grose

    Melissa Ocampo

    Bill Barnard

    Alan Cheilek

    Larry Sanders

    Joshua Van der Ploeg

    David Wenk

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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    The Caledonian Club in London, United Kingdom

    Meet DNC Chair Tom Perez

    Join Democrats Abroad for a special fundraising reception honoring Tom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Chairman Perez will speak with us about the DNC's midterm plans and the party's path forward to 2020. Proceeds raised go towards the 2018 DA Study Abroad Outreach program. Full details here. (https://www.democratsabroad.org/2018_perez_reception_london) Please note that donations to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) are not tax-deductible and that all donors must be American citizens or lawful permanent residents. Copies of passports or green cards may be requested, and we will be disclosing attendee names to the DNC prior to the reception.

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 06:15 PM · $30.00 USD
    The Caledonian Club in London , United Kingdom

    Meet Tom Perez in London

    Please join us for a special reception honoring Tom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee, on April 26th in London, UK. He'll speak with Democrats Abroad about the DNC's midterm plans and the party's path forward to 2020.

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    Proceeds raised will go towards the 2018 DA Study Abroad Outreach program. This program is dedicated to helping the hundreds of thousands of American students abroad register to vote this fall.

    Join us for this unique occasion, and help Americans abroad send home the win in midterm elections this year. 

    Please note that donations to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) are not tax-deductible and that all donors must be American citizens or lawful permanent residents.  Copies of passports or green cards may be requested, and we will be disclosing attendee names to the DNC prior to the reception..