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



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

    Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 05:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    80 Banbury Road in Oxford, United Kingdom

    Phone bank for Mississippi run Off

    "In pro-Trump Mississippi, Democrats will have one final chance  to cut into Republicans' Senate majority.

    Democratic former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy aims to upset Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (pictured above) in the Nov. 27 Senate special election runoff. Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to replace retired GOP Sen. Thad Cochran earlier this year, hopes to serve the remainder of her predecessor's term through 2020.  

    The Mississippi race will not swing control of the Senate on its own. However, an Espy shocker would give Republicans one fewer vote in a chamber that has seen its share of razor-thin votes since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017." CNN 

    Join us for a phone bank: we will call Mississippi voters living abroad and let them know about this important election.

    Sunday, November 18, 5 PM to 8 PM (drop-in)

    Where: 80 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX26LQ

    WHAT: The most effective way to get someone to vote is with a phone conversation. Call fellow Americans living in the UK and remind them to vote in the all important midterm election.  Bring your laptop and ear buds.  Never made calls before?  No worries.  Wine is served and you will be trained. 

    Go here to get your login instructions before you arrive: https://www.democratsabroad.org/gotv_phonebanking

    Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Webinar in your own home in United Kingdom

    Basic Expat Tax and Streamlined Processing Webinar

    Webinar (joining details will be sent after you sign up). Join us to discuss the basics of US tax filing requirements for Americans living abroad. The aim of this online event is to educate you on your basic tax filing obligations and address commonly asked tax questions including tax filing deadlines, earnings thresholds for filing, the streamlined filing process for years you did not file your taxes, and much more. Please note: We do not give personal tax advice. Tickets are £10 and £5 concession. Buy here.  Please email any questions you'd like to be addressed in advance to taxcom@democratsabroad.org.uk or if you are unable to attend this event and would like to be added to the mailing list.


    Climate goals since the Paris Agreement

    Incisive talk from Prof. Fran Moore of UC Davis on US progress toward climate goals since the Paris Agreement. Key takeaway: US and the world must seriously step up decarbonization efforts, to keep global warming below 2°C and prevent severe economic and environmental impacts. Key action point: Vote Democrat down ballot this November and every election going forward, to put the US government back on track on environmental policy.

    If you’d like to contribute to related research and activism (laypeople welcome), please contact the DAUK Policy Network Environment & Energy group at policynetwork@democratsabroad.org.uk.

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    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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