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Bernie Sanders Wins Democrats Abroad Primary In Landslide
Bernie Sanders Wins Democrats Abroad Primary In Landslide
Published: 2016/03/22
Channel: The Young Turks
Watch Larry Sanders cast his vote for his brother, Bernie, during the 2016 DNC Roll Call
Watch Larry Sanders cast his vote for his brother, Bernie, during the 2016 DNC Roll Call
Published: 2016/07/26
Channel: PBS NewsHour
Bernie Sanders Wins
Bernie Sanders Wins 'Democrats Abroad' Primary | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC
Published: 2016/03/25
Channel: MSNBC
'Hillary was the perfect candidate': Democrats Abroad react to shock election result
Published: 2016/11/09
Channel: ODN
Full Show 3/21/16: Bernie Wins Democrats Abroad Primary!
Full Show 3/21/16: Bernie Wins Democrats Abroad Primary!
Published: 2016/03/22
Channel: The Big Picture RT
Inauguration Day march and vigil in Tokyo by Democrats Abroad Japan
Inauguration Day march and vigil in Tokyo by Democrats Abroad Japan
Published: 2017/01/21
Channel: The Japan Times
Democrats Abroad hold convention in Berlin | DW News
Democrats Abroad hold convention in Berlin | DW News
Published: 2016/05/14
Channel: DW English
Democrat Abroad election night party
Democrat Abroad election night party
Published: 2016/11/09
Channel: USA election 2016 london
Democrats abroad : les expatriés votent à Paris
Democrats abroad : les expatriés votent à Paris
Published: 2016/03/09
Channel: Opinion Internationale
Democrats Abroad Norway Candidate Audrey Camp
Democrats Abroad Norway Candidate Audrey Camp
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: Audrey Camp
Humber News at the Democrats Abroad election party
Humber News at the Democrats Abroad election party
Published: 2016/11/09
Channel: Humber News
Democrats Abroad Argentina
Democrats Abroad Argentina
Published: 2008/07/05
Channel: yanqui mike
Democrats Abroad Global Primary in London | CNBC International
Democrats Abroad Global Primary in London | CNBC International
Published: 2016/03/02
Channel: CNBC International
Delegate Video Democrats Abroad Bernie Sanders
Delegate Video Democrats Abroad Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/05/05
Channel: Kari Hiepko-Odermann
Harlem Shake Democrats Abroad Austria Edition
Harlem Shake Democrats Abroad Austria Edition
Published: 2013/03/02
Channel: HansUnd Franz
Schmid & Gonzalez: "Democrats Abroad on the Inauguration of President Trump"
Schmid & Gonzalez: "Democrats Abroad on the Inauguration of President Trump"
Published: 2017/01/19
Channel: FCCJchannel
Marc Seltzer (Democrats Abroad Montréal) on the 2016 U.S. Election
Marc Seltzer (Democrats Abroad Montréal) on the 2016 U.S. Election
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: McGill International Review Online
Bernie Sanders wins Democrats abroad
Bernie Sanders wins Democrats abroad
Published: 2016/03/22
Channel: TYT Nation
Election Night 2008 with Democrats Abroad Denmark
Election Night 2008 with Democrats Abroad Denmark
Published: 2016/11/04
Channel: copenmiller
Democrats Abroad UK
Democrats Abroad UK
Published: 2013/11/09
Channel: Quadrillion UKTV
Democrats Abroad Germany - Goettingen
Democrats Abroad Germany - Goettingen
Published: 2017/01/20
Channel: DemsAbroadGermany
Overseas Americans - Vote for Bernie Sanders in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary
Overseas Americans - Vote for Bernie Sanders in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary
Published: 2016/02/15
Channel: Expats4Sanders
Come With Me To  The Democrats Abroad Meeting In Dubai
Come With Me To The Democrats Abroad Meeting In Dubai
Published: 2016/07/30
Channel: Alona Ballard
Democrats Abroad protest against Donald Trump in Valencia
Democrats Abroad protest against Donald Trump in Valencia
Published: 2017/06/21
Channel: Valencia Spain
4th of July Independence Day Potluck  Party 2017 held by Democrats Abroad Germany - Berlin
4th of July Independence Day Potluck Party 2017 held by Democrats Abroad Germany - Berlin
Published: 2017/07/06
Channel: Corbett Santana Videographer
Democrats Abroad Party Election Night
Democrats Abroad Party Election Night
Published: 2008/11/05
Channel: Krystasky
Who are the Democrats Abroad UK Women
Who are the Democrats Abroad UK Women's Caucus?
Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: Adam Brooks
Democrats Abroad Vs. Republicans Abroad
Democrats Abroad Vs. Republicans Abroad
Published: 2012/11/05
Channel: casamerica
Jubel bei den Democrats Abroad in Wien
Jubel bei den Democrats Abroad in Wien
Published: 2016/11/09
Channel: KURIERat
Interview: Sheldon Schorer, Democrats Abroad Israel
Interview: Sheldon Schorer, Democrats Abroad Israel
Published: 2016/10/30
Channel: Arutz Sheva TV
Progressive Democrats Abroad Panel Discussion
Progressive Democrats Abroad Panel Discussion
Published: 2017/01/12
Channel: Michael Steltzer
Barras y estrellas: Democrats Abroad in Spain
Barras y estrellas: Democrats Abroad in Spain
Published: 2008/02/12
Channel: MAS Consulting Group
Big Smoke interview: Karin Robinson Democrats Abroad UK (1)
Big Smoke interview: Karin Robinson Democrats Abroad UK (1)
Published: 2012/03/16
Channel: jimjay1
Entrevista a Gil Carbajal, presidente de Democrats Abroad Spain - 14-01-2008
Entrevista a Gil Carbajal, presidente de Democrats Abroad Spain - 14-01-2008
Published: 2008/01/14
Channel: periodistadigital
US Democrats Abroad Global Primary in Cambodia
US Democrats Abroad Global Primary in Cambodia
Published: 2008/02/10
Channel: wayneweightman
Sanders Wins First Democrats Abroad Primary
Sanders Wins First Democrats Abroad Primary
Published: 2016/02/29
Channel: BNO News
Barack Obama Inauguration Democrats Abroad Bloor Cinema The Annex Downtown Toronto Ontario Canada Tuesday January 20 2009   090
Barack Obama Inauguration Democrats Abroad Bloor Cinema The Annex Downtown Toronto Ontario Canada Tuesday January 20 2009 090
Published: 2009/01/20
Channel: HiMYSYeD
J Folcker Democrats Abroad Sweden Election Watch Party
J Folcker Democrats Abroad Sweden Election Watch Party
Published: 2008/11/05
Channel: BlackWomenInEurope
"J
"J'ai peur" : la réaction de Bob Vallier (Democrats abroad France)
Published: 2016/11/09
Channel: franceinfo
Sanders wins Democrats abroad primary
Sanders wins Democrats abroad primary
Published: 2016/03/21
Channel: Wochit Politics
Democrats Abroad
Democrats Abroad
Published: 2008/11/06
Channel: derekhoward
Democrats Abroad Argentina
Democrats Abroad Argentina
Published: 2011/02/17
Channel: yanqui mike
Leslie Anne Rogers for Democrats Abroad International (DPCA) Voting Representative of DAJ
Leslie Anne Rogers for Democrats Abroad International (DPCA) Voting Representative of DAJ
Published: 2017/04/09
Channel: DAJ Elections
Marc Seltzer (Democrats Abroad Montréal) on the 2016 US Election
Marc Seltzer (Democrats Abroad Montréal) on the 2016 US Election
Published: 2016/10/17
Channel: McGill International Review Online
German democrats in shock after Trump win
German democrats in shock after Trump win
Published: 2016/11/14
Channel: AP Archive
Democrats Abroad Denmark Global Primary (Part 1 of 2)
Democrats Abroad Denmark Global Primary (Part 1 of 2)
Published: 2008/02/07
Channel: vvbrillsuchi
Democrats Abroad Brussels - Robert Klein
Democrats Abroad Brussels - Robert Klein
Published: 2008/03/18
Channel: kevinpaulnichols
DIRECTO CON PORTAVOZ DE ESTADOS UNIDOS Y DEMOCRATS ABROAD
DIRECTO CON PORTAVOZ DE ESTADOS UNIDOS Y DEMOCRATS ABROAD
Published: 2013/03/04
Channel: YUCATANALMINUTO
Democrats abroad Spain
Democrats abroad Spain
Published: 2016/02/22
Channel: leon a
Democrats Abroad South Africa, Celebrating 45th Anniversary of Democrats Abroad
Democrats Abroad South Africa, Celebrating 45th Anniversary of Democrats Abroad
Published: 2010/02/26
Channel: DASASecretary2009
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Democrats Abroad
Democrats Abroad logo.png
Founded 1964; 53 years ago (1964)
Affiliation Democratic Party
Office location 430 South Capitol Street SE
Washington, D.C., U.S. 20003
Country United States
Website DemocratsAbroad.org

Democrats Abroad is the official organization of the Democratic Party for United States citizens living permanently or temporarily abroad. The organization is given state-level recognition by the Democratic National Committee.

Democrats Abroad currently has members in more than 190 countries, with more than 41 organized country committees.[1] There are committees in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Oceania. These committees are formally represented by the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA). Some countries with particularly large concentrations of Democratic expatriates even have local chapters. Young Democrats Abroad represents Democrats Abroad in the functions of the Young Democrats of America.

Voting from abroad[edit]

One of the prime functions of Democrats Abroad is to assist U.S. citizens abroad in voter registration. To this end, it has created a Website VoteFromAbroad.org which overseas Americans (Democrats and non-members alike) can use to register to vote. Since Presidents and members of Congress are elected by state, Americans abroad vote in the state in which they have most recently lived, each of which has its own registration and voting procedures.

The votefromabroad.org website asks voters which state they last lived in and then starts a wizard specific to their state that asks for the information necessary to comply with the election laws of that state. After all the information has been supplied, a PDF is created, which the voter can then print, sign, and mail to the address provided (or sometimes fax, or scan and attach to email). Online voter registration is offered in Arizona (2002),[2] Washington (2008)[3] and 29 other states as of June 2016 [4]

Several weeks before the election, the Board of Elections or County Registrar (states use various names) sends the voter an absentee ballot which the voter then fills out and sends back in order to cast his or her vote.

Activities[edit]

In addition to helping Americans living overseas to register to vote, Democrats Abroad engages in many other activities, mostly on a per country or per locality basis. Among other things, Democrats Abroad:

  • Provides help where there are problems with absentee ballots
  • Organizes lectures, debates, and other events on political topics, often with guest speakers
  • Strengthens contact between American ambassadors and consuls and overseas Americans
  • Lobbies Congress on expatriate issues (e.g. citizenship for children born abroad etc.)
  • Represents Americans abroad in the Democratic National Committee
  • Raises funds for the Democratic Party
  • Runs a Democrats Abroad website containing news for Americans abroad, including the Voting Action Center to provide late-breaking news for voters

Leadership[edit]

Democrats Abroad has eight officers. All of them are elected.[5] Officers include:

  • International Chair - Julia Bryan
  • International Vice Chair - Alexander Montgomery
  • International Treasurer - Lissette Wright
  • International Secretary - Jeffrey Cheng
  • International Counsel - Tom Schmid
  • Regional Vice Chair for the Americas - Jody Quinnell
  • Regional Vice Chair for Asia/Pacific - Shaun Barnes
  • Regional Vice Chair for Europe, Middle East and Africa - Will Bakker

Democrats Abroad is represented on the Democratic National Committee by eight members. The International Chair and Vice Chair are ex-officio members of the DNC.

Various country committees of Democrats Abroad have local caucuses representing groups such as Young Democrats, minorities, women, and the LGBT community.

History[edit]

Democrats Abroad was started with two small committees in London and Paris after Lyndon B. Johnson defeated Barry Goldwater in the 1964 U.S. presidential election. Its original leaders, Toby Hyde and Al Davidson, raised funds and formed committees, and pushed for state-level recognition of Democrats Abroad. DNC Chairman John Bailey allowed Democrats Abroad to send nine non-voting representatives to the Democratic National Convention in 1972; in 1976, the group was granted the status of a state committee, with voting delegates in the Convention.

Over the years, Democrats Abroad has worked for securing the full citizenship rights for Americans living abroad. In particular, the group worked for overseas voting rights issues, supporting the Voting Rights Act of 1975, the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act in 1986, and the Federal Emergency Write-In Ballot. Democrats Abroad switched the method of determining convention delegates from a primary to an open caucus in 1992. In 2008, Democrats Abroad switched back to a primary process. Former President Jimmy Carter is the current and first ever honorary chair of Democrats Abroad.[6]

Primaries[edit]

Democrats Abroad sends a delegation to the Democratic National Convention every four years and has done so since 1976. Democrats Abroad holds a global primary awarding delegates to the convention.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Press". democratsabroad.org. Democrats Abroad. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ EZ Voter Registration: Arizona's online voter registration system
  3. ^ "Register to Vote in Washington State". 
  4. ^ http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/electronic-or-online-voter-registration.aspx
  5. ^ "Executive Officers". democratsabroad.org. Democrats Abroad. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  6. ^ http://www.democratsabroad.org/videos/carter Archived July 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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