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


  • Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    TBA in London, United Kingdom

    Independence Day Picnic Planning Meeting

    We are looking for volunteers to help out at this year's Independence Day Picnic, which is on Sunday, July 1 from 12-5 p.m. Please join us at this fun planning meeting to learn all about the roles available and meet other volunteers. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we need your help to make it our most successful yet! To get involved, email picnic@democratsabroad.org.uk.

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Star of Kings Pub in London, United Kingdom

    Voter Registration Brainstorm

    NOTE: THIS IS COMBINED WITH THIS MONTH'S LONDON SPEAKEASY! 

    The voter registration team is holding a pre-summer brainstorming session about getting out UK-based voters on Wednesday May 23 from 6 to 8 pm. If you have ideas about how to reach and register more US citizens to vote from abroad, please email gotv@democratsabroad.org.uk. Please also indicate if you would like to be trained as a voter registration volunteer and what time of day/days of the week you are available for training. We hope to hold one more training session before the end of June.


    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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