Americans Helping Americans Abroad

The Americans Abroad Caucus is the first group officially created on Capitol Hill to provide for dialogue between Congress and the overseas American community.

Help Grow the Caucus

If your House Representative is not already a member of the Americans Abroad Caucus, write asking that he/she join. You can find their addresses and on-line contact forms at:

Below is a sample letter that you can copy and paste into a letter, email, or contact form.

Sample Text

Dear Representative [Last Name],

I am your constituent and I currently reside in [Country X] and I vote from abroad in [US City/District X].

As one of your overseas constituents, I ask that you consider joining the Americans Abroad Caucus in the 117th Congress.

The Americans Abroad Caucus was created in 2007. The Caucus has members on both sides of the aisle in all regions of the United States. What these members share is an informed perspective on the issues of concern to their estimated 8.7 million overseas constituents. As Caucus Chair, Congresswoman Maloney says the Caucus represents “a forum for discussion of those issues and a means for utilizing the on-the-ground experience of overseas Americans so that we can better work with and for this important and growing constituency”.

The contacts for the Caucus are Christina Parisi (Legislative Director) / Danielle Sumner (Staff Assistant) in Carolyn Maloney’s office (202) 225-7944 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In June 2019, as in prior years, representatives of the Association of Americans Resident Overseas (AARO), met with Representative Maloney and other members of the Caucus in Washington, DC, as part of the annual Overseas Americans Week. COVID permitting, AARO will return to Washington this coming autumn, and I hope that you will meet with its representatives as a member of the Americans Abroad Caucus.

Best regards,

[Your Name, US Voting Address and Country of Residence]