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

    Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Knowledge Centre, British Library in London, United Kingdom

    Black Caucus: Black Lives Matter in the US and UK Today

    The DAUK Black Caucus has secured a small block of tickets for what is sure to be an interesting and thought-provoking panel discussion. This event is part of the Black Lives Matter History Network conference, taking place at British Library, 22–23 June, in collaboration with the University of Sussex. US and UK Black Lives Matter leaders will talk about why they are a part of BLM, their goals and methods, and the challenges facing the movement. The discussion will be chaired by Althea Legal-Miller, Lecturer in American History and Culture, Canterbury Christ Church University. It is sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library. We have a small block of tickets. Please claim yours now by emailing blackcaucus@democratsabroad.org.uk

    Sunday, July 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM · £10.00 GBP
    Portman Square in London, United Kingdom

    Celebrate American Independence Day with Democrats Abroad

    Celebrate American Independence Day with Democrats Abroad at our annual Independence Day Picnic, on Sunday July 1, 2018 in Portman Square, Marylebone, London!

    Buy your tickets here: https://dauk-picnic-2018.eventbrite.co.uk

    In this gorgeous park setting, guests can enjoy incredible entertainment all day and mouthwatering American and international food and drink from popular London vendors. There will be American-themed games and activities throughout the day for adults and families alike, and children can enjoy supervised arts and crafts, a bouncy castle, face painting, and hula hoop lessons!

    Here’s what you can expect:

    • A fun, patriotic celebration with fellow Democratic Americans
    • Delicious food and drink 
    • Lots of great activities for everyone
    • Live music and entertainment
    • The gorgeous setting of Portman Square Garden
    • Meet and join various Democratic groups and caucuses
    • Your support and ticket proceeds go towards our Get Out The Vote efforts for 2018 mid-term elections.

    This is a party with a purpose! We hope you can join us.


    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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