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:

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, September 23, 2018 at 02:00 PM · £8.00 GBP
    University Women's Club, London in London, United Kingdom

    Meet Colorado State Rep. Chris Hansen – find out how states are taking the lead!

    At a time when the federal government is rolling back on healthcare, climate change, workers' rights, and so much more, state legislators are taking the lead in finding creative ways forward. Democrats Abroad UK welcomes Colorado State Representative Chris Hansen (a former DAUK Vice Chair) to hear how today's state-level politics and policies are having an impact on the national conversation. Join us on Sunday, September 23 at 2 p.m. in University Women's Club, London, for a fascinating discussion about  purple state politics, energy issues, climate change and the tenth amendment to the Constitution. Get tickets here.

    Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    The King’s Head in London, United Kingdom

    London Book Club

    Tuesday September 18, 6-8:30 p.m. and Sunday September 23, 4-6:30 p.m. The King’s Head, London W1S 4RX. We will be discussing Ronan Farrow’s War On Peace. Email bookclub@democratsabroad.org.uk for Study Guide Questions.


    News

    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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