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

    Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    El Vino in London, United Kingdom

    PNR and Black Caucus Voting Rights Meeting

    Join us for a voting rights meeting co-hosted by the PNR Voting Rights group and Black Caucus. As we continue to prepare for the midterms we’ll start with a brief phone banking teach-in, then consider key issues affecting the health of our democracy, how gerrymandering has impacted the political landscape and what efforts are being made to create an environment in which everyone's vote counts. We hope that you can make it for a glass or two and a discussion about a most important aspect of ensuring wins for the Democratic Party in the future.

     

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 06:30 PM · £12.50 GBP
    University of Westminster, The Boardroom in London, United Kingdom

    Tax Committee: Expat Tax 101

    Join us for this special event to discuss the basics of US tax filing requirements for Americans living abroad. The aim of this event is to educate you on your basic tax filing obligations and commonly asked tax questions including tax filing deadlines, earnings thresholds for filing, double taxation, capital gains tax on buying a UK home, UK pensions, state income tax, and much more. Buy tickets here.Please email any questions you'd like to be addressed during the panel in advance to taxcom@democratsabroad.org.uk or if you are unable to attend this event and would like to be added to the mailing list.


    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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