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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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
Book Club: bookclub@democratsabroad.org.uk
Film Committee: films@democratsabroad.org.uk
LGBT Group: lgbt@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:

| DAUK Chair
| DAUK Vice Chair
| DAUK Secretary and DPCA Voting Representative
| DAUK Treasurer
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  • News

    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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    New State Committees Initiative Launched

    We may be an ocean away from the U.S.A, but there are still many ways we can get involved and make a political difference. DAUK invites you to join our new state committees project, which will focus on voter outreach and engagement on a state-by-state basis. 

    Space for our March 9 meeting for the first states, Virginia and New Jersey, is now full, but additional state committees will follow. 

    State committees will conduct research, manage voter outreach, plan events, and develop social media and communications plans. We are looking for leaders who want to make a difference and play a part in shaping the future of our nation. State committees are going to play a crucial role in getting out the vote in the midterm elections in 2018. Now is the time to get organized! If you would like to get involved, please email states@democratsabroad.org.uk.

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    TBA in London, United Kingdom

    Kick-off for DAUK Picnic '18

    Join us as we officially begin planning our biggest event of the year, the DAUK Independence Day Picnic 2018! This year, we're starting things off a bit differently. This promises to be a fun evening where we will share ideas and look ahead to our summer celebration of our nation's birth. More details to come.
    Thursday, February 01, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    University of Westminster’s Fyvie Hall in London, United Kingdom

    Why Didn't RBT Make It Into The Tax Reform Bill?

    For more information and to reserve a place: http://smarturl.it/DAUKTaxEvent

    Join DAUK's Tax Committee for this special event to discuss Residency Based Taxation (RBT). DA and American Citizens Abroad (ACA) have been advocating a switch from Citizenship Based Taxation to RBT for American expats. Joe Smallhoover, Chair DA France and Member of DA Taxation Task Force will update us on DA's advocacy work to date and explain the hurdles and roadblocks DA have encountered. Mike Larsen, ACA, UK Chapter Chair will share information about the framework of the ACA RBT policy proposal. Finally, we will discuss what we as Democrats Abroad can do to give RBT the push it needs to make it a reality.