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



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, January 19, 2020 at 03:30 PM · £7.00 GBP
    The Wellington Hotel in London, United Kingdom

    Data for Democrats: A talk by Obama's data whiz David Shor

    With the primaries just around the corner, every day seems to bring a new poll on which candidates on winning and which candidates are trailing behind. But are the polls really accurate? Does the data behind our these polls actually tell us anything about voters' real intentions and the major cultural shifts that are underway?

    Join us on January 19th to hear from a man who can answer some of those questions: David Shor. As a young whiz on Obama's data analytics team in 2012 election, he predicted the results within 1 percentage point in all 50 states. Shor honed his skills in algorithms and polling working with Nate Silver, and today he works at Civis Analytics as the Head of Political Data Science. 

    Short will reflect on the successes and failures of polling during the 2016 and 2018 elections. Hear about how data analytics is evolving to better reflect a public that is more cautious and yet more digitally engaged. He will explain how Democratic campaigns can leverage data science to help us win in 2020.

    A bit more about David Shor here.

    Tickets are £15 (£7 concession) and will go quickly, so get yours today! Buy your tickets here.

    Please note that this event is CLOSED to the press.
    Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Morpeth Arms in London, United Kingdom

    Young Dems Politics and Pints - London

    Save the date and put your new year’s resolutions into action by coming out to meet your fellow Young Dems for our ritual Politics & Pints! We come together to meet fellow Young Dems abroad, to network and - naturally- to talk politics over some pints.

    2020 will be a huge election year, and now is the time to start getting involved to help us get out the youth vote! London is home to thousands of American students and we need your help to get them aware of their right to vote from abroad, and to get them registered.

    Want to get updates from us on how you can get involved in 2020? Say hello to us at youngdems@democratsabroad.org.uk


    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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