Democrats Abroad Thailand Opens President Debate Parties

 | Mon 26 Sep 2016 08:30 ICT

Overseas Americans to Gather on Sept 27 to Cheer on Hillary Clinton


(Bangkok, September 26, 2016) – Democrats Abroad Thailand (DAT), the local chapter in Thailand of the US Democrat Party, is holding debate watching parties for the first Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Ubon Ratchatani. Given the time difference from the US, taped versions of the debate will be shown at gatherings of US Democrats on the evening of September 27 in Thailand.


“As the polls tighten in the US, Americans in Thailand are getting excited by this year’s Presidential race, and we’re hearing from hundreds of US Democrats here about how they can help Hillary and stop Trump,” said Phil Robertson, Chairman of Democrats Abroad Thailand. “We expect hundreds of Americans will come out to cheer on Hillary Clinton on September 27, and we’ll be helping them register to vote and get their absentee ballots. Democrats Abroad Thailand is committed to ensuring every overseas American’s voice is heard loud and clear in this year’s election.”

“Democrats Abroad Thailand wants as many overseas Americans as possible vote in November, and we’ve got the one-stop registration service at to make that happen,” Robertson added. “Americans with questions about how to get registered and get involved should attend these parties, listen to the debates, and have fun with friends while also participating in our democracy.”

The information on the venues and times where the DAT debate watching parties will take place are as follows:

Bangkok: Starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Roadhouse Barbecue, corner of Suriwong and Rama 4 Road, phone: 02-236-8010, map at

Pattaya: Starting at 5:30 pm at Beertopia, 384/93 Moo 10
NongPrue, Bang Lamung, Chonburi (across street from The Mind Resort, Soi Regional Land (Soi 17) telephone: 092-692-2095, map here.

Chiang Mai: Starting at 7:30 pm at Old Chiang Mai, 185/3 Wualai Rd, Haiya, Muang, Chiang Mai, telephone: 053 202-993-5.

Ubon Ratchatani: Starting at 7:00 p.m. at the lobby of the Ubon Hotel, 2 Ubonkit Road, Muang district, Ubon Ratchatani, hotel telephone: 045 241 045

In Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Pattaya, there will be trained volunteers manning tables with computers using the Democrats Abroad on-line voter registration system,, to help Americans to register to vote. Since voter registration deadlines for most states are in late September to mid-October, many Americans still have a chance to get registered to vote.
“Overseas Americans have shown time and time again that they care greatly about who will be our next President. As will be clear in the debate, Hillary Clinton is really the only serious choice,” said Robertson. “These debate parties will show the spirit and camaraderie shared by Americans far from home but still connected by issues and concerns about how our country is governed.”

For more information:
In Bangkok, Phil Robertson (English, Thai): +66-85-060-8406, email: [email protected], follow on Twitter @DemsAbroadThai

In Chiang Mai, Shana Kongmun (English): +66-84-848-3675, email: [email protected]

In Pattaya, Loran Davidson (English): +66-94-407-5748, email: [email protected]

In Ubon Ratchatani, James Powell (English): +66-91-020-9086