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


  • 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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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 01:00 PM
    St. John's Wood in London, United Kingdom

    Voter registration training

    There will be two more  sessions in April: Thursday 19 April at 6 pm in South Kensington, and Sunday 22 April at 1 pm in St Johns Wood. Join our team! RSVP to gotv@democratsabroad.org.uk

    Monday, April 23, 2018 at 07:00 PM · £3.00 GBP
    The Coffee Lounge, Turl Street Kitchen in Oxford, United Kingdom

    Vote for Democracy: Challenges and Opportunities

    The PNR Voting Rights group is hosting an event with the Oxford chapter, focusing on how voting rights have changed in recent years, and how we can work to preserve our democracy.The event will involve a range of mixed media, clips of interviews with top investigative journalists, and presentations from voting rights advocates and experts including Duncan Hosie, an Oxford Marshall Scholar whose PhD thesis focuses on voter suppression in Milwaukee in 2016.  There will be a Q&A and an after-discussion over drinks and nibbles, as we build community, share best practices, and prepare for the midterms. Voter registration will be facilitated by Laura Mosedale, co-chair of Voter Registration, with information about GOTV initiatives. Save the date! Tickets are £3-3.50-- book them here.