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Democrats Abroad

Democrats Abroad 50 Years Old; Making More Impact Every Year

Caitlin Kraft Buchman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Caitlin Kraft Buchman

The value of our votes -- once denied, now coveted -- increases exponentially with every skin-of-the-teeth Federal election.

Absentee Votes Are Going to Be Even More Important in 2012

Caitlin Kraft Buchman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Caitlin Kraft Buchman

I bet you didn't know that there are 6,320,000 U.S. civilians living abroad. Of which 205,118 are military personnel deployed overseas, and 270,604 a...

Notes of an Ex-Pat 2: Democrats Abroad

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
W. Hunter Roberts

Democrats Abroad Hungary is a motley crew. We each have our own story. A few are students, here for a term or two. There are those who came for a job ...

Democracy at Risk: Act Now to Protect Military & Overseas Voting Rights

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

When votes are at risk, our democracy's at risk. Men and women fighting for democracy abroad must participate in America's civic sacrament at home.

The End of Exile for LGBT Americans?

Robert Checkoway | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Checkoway

In 1997, I was a gay American living in London with a British partner and an expiring work permit. We moved to Amsterdam as an EU citizen and his common-law spouse: united by love, exiled by law. If all goes well now, we might be welcome in the US.

Obama, Spidey, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Caitlin Kraft Buchman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caitlin Kraft Buchman

As we sit in our Democrats Abroad strategy sessions this weekend, the people of Berlin will celebrate their passionate victory bringing down a wall that no one ever imagined would fall.

Democrats Abroad: 45 Years and Just Hitting Our Stride

Caitlin Kraft Buchman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Caitlin Kraft Buchman

The overseas Democratic party now counts members in some 160 countries across the globe. The value of these votes -- once denied, now coveted -- increases exponentially with every skin-of-the-teeth election.

Proud in Paris!

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Norris

The reasons why I left the U.S. have now been replaced with reasons why I want to be back there. I did not recognize my government for eight years. Now it begins to make sense again.

Silvio Berlusconi Doesn't Speak in My Name

Marta Mondelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marta Mondelli

As our next President was elected, the entire world cheered with us, and what does the Prime Minister of Italy do? He described Senator Obama as "tanned."

Obama's Big Bang in France

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

The truth is -- and some Americans don't understand this -- the French also wanted the best for us.

Partying for Obama in Phnom Penh

Elena Lesley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elena Lesley

Chants of "Obama! Obama!" and "Yes we can!" echoed through the popular Phnom Penh restaurant, while a supporter sporting an Obama mask worked the crowd.

American Voters Abroad: No Double Taxation Without Real Representation

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

Expats have a high chance of not getting to fully participate in this election. One million absentee ballots were requested in the 2006 midterm election but only a third of those votes were counted.

Obama in Cambodia

Elena Lesley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elena Lesley

As an American, I am always struck by the amount of attention paid to U.S. politics by citizens of other countries -- we certainly do not return the favor -- and this year, interest is especially keen.

Conservatives Against Sarah Palin: The List is Growing

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

George Will, Kathleen Parker, David Frum, Sen. Chuck Hagel, former Sen. Lincoln Chafee, Charles Krauthammer. . .Who else should be added to this list?

U.S. Election Gets Global Community Talking About What Needs To Happen In America

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hanna Ingber Win

Much of the international community has been watching the U.S. presidential campaign with keen interest -- in the results as well as in the daily drama (including discussion of lipstick on pigs and the Alaskan view of Russia).

Overseas Voters Could Be a Factor

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

The internet has made it a great deal easier for the 6 million U.S. expats to vote. It seems clear that more young people living overseas will vote than ever before and that there are more Democrats than Republicans casting overseas ballots.

Presidential Candidates Are Hot Topic Around The World

Wall Street Journal | DAVID LUHNOW, JOHN W. MILLER and SARAH CHILDRESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For America's presidential candidates, the global electoral map is looking as divided as the domestic one. When foreigners look at the three contende...

UK Press Catches Primary Fever

The New York Times | Leslie Wayne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If the United States is mesmerized, and excited, by the primary races, so is England. The results of the Ohio and Texas primaries are front page news...

Obama Wins Democrats Abroad Contest

CNN's Political Ticker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama has won the Democrats Abroad Global Primary, according to the International Chair for the Democrats Abroad, Christine Marques. Marques t...