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Released: March 27, 20008 BURLINGTON, VT -- Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, has endorsed Andrew Rices campaign for the United States Senate. "Andrew Rice has a proven record in the Oklahoma State Senate having worked on issues like health care, veterans rights, and the environment. Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign," said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. "Andrews opponent, James Inhofe, has lost touch with the needs of his constituents and reality. In James Inhofe, you have a guy who denies global warming, calls environmentalists Nazis, and thinks its fine for our government to torture people. Andrew Rice is a state Senator and community leader who can bring real change to Oklahoma and fix Washington. Andrew was inspired to become involved in government and politics after his brother was murdered during the horrific events of September 11th. He believes our country is going in the wrong direction and is ready to do all he can to be a voice for Oklahomans. In the Oklahoma State Senate, Andrew Rice has been a leader on the issues that affect the lives of real people. In Washington, he will be a leader on key issues like providing all Americans access to excellent health care, ensuring we respect the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform, and protecting families from failed Republican economic policies. As a challenger to a well-funded incumbent, I am grateful to have the support of Democracy for America and its citizen-activists, said Andrew Rice. With DFAs help, we will defeat my opponent and start to find solutions to the problems the he has denied for so long. Democracy for America is the key endorsement in this race, bringing donations from progressives and providing volunteers to participate in door-to-door, grassroots outreach. The DFA Training Academy has trained tens of thousands of activists across the country in the strategies and tactics of successful campaigns and will be coming to Norman, Oklahoma this weekend. (http://www.dfalink.com/oktraining) Andrew Rice is a strong, progressive candidate and his people-powered campaign will put an end to the disastrous Senate career of James Inhofe. We have a war to end, important health care legislation to pass, and important work to do," said Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of DFA. Andrew Rice, unlike his opponent, understands this and is ready to lead. ###
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Released: February 22, 2008 DFA Calls on Superdelegates to Let the Voters Decide Burlington, VT -- Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, will deliver over 60,000 Voters Decide petition signatures to Sen. Hillary Clinton on Monday. DFA started the Voters Decide campaign to pressure Democratic superdelegates to affirm the winner of the popularly allocated delegates. WHAT NYC area DFA Members Deliver 60,000+ Voters Decide petition signatures to Superdelegate Sen. Hillary Clinton. WHO Members of Democracy for New York City (Same day deliveries to Sen. Obama in Chicago, Sen. Majority Leader Reid in Las Vegas, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco, and DNC Chair Gov. Dean in Washington, DC) WHEN Monday February 25th at 12:15 PM WHERE Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton 780 Third Ave Suite 2601 New York, NY 10017
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DFA Calls on Superdelegates to Let the Voters Decide Burlington, VT -- Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, will deliver over 60,000 Voters Decide petition signatures to DNC Chairman Howard Dean on Monday. DFA started the Voters Decide campaign to pressure Democratic superdelegates to affirm the winner of the popularly allocated delegates. WHAT DC area DFA Members Deliver 60,000+ Voters Decide petition signatures to Superdelegate and DNC Chairman Gov. Howard Dean. WHO Members of DC for Democracy WHEN Monday February 25th at 1:15 PM WHERE Democratic National Committee 430 S. Capitol St. SE Washington, DC 20003
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DFA Calls on Superdelegates to Let the Voters Decide Burlington, VT -- Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, will deliver over 60,000 Voters Decide petition signatures to Sen. Barack Obama on Monday. DFA started the Voters Decide campaign to pressure Democratic superdelegates to affirm the winner of the popularly allocated delegates. WHAT Chicago area DFA Members Deliver 60,000+ Voters Decide petition signatures to Superdelegate Sen. Barack Obama. WHO Chicago area members of DFA (Same day deliveries to Sen. Clinton in New York, Sen. Majority Leader Reid in Las Vegas, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco, and DNC Chair Gov. Dean in Washington, DC) WHEN Monday February 25th at 12:15 PM WHERE John C. Kluczynski Federal Office Building 230 South Dearborn St. Suite 3900 (39th floor) Chicago, Illinois 60604
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Released: March 24, 2008 DFA Calls on Rep. Wasserman Schultz to Support Democrats in Florida BURLINGTON, VT -- Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, is calling on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to be removed as the Chair of the Red to Blue program. Rep. Wasserman Schultz is refusing to campaign on behalf of Democrats running against incumbent Republicans in south Florida. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Red to Blue program works to defeat incumbent Republicans throughout the country and is an essential component in the effort to expand the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives. Joe Garcia a Democracy for America endorsed candidate running in Florida's 25th Congressional District against Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Annette Taddeo running in the 18th CD against Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and Raul Martinez running in the 21st CD against Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart are being denied crucial support from Rep. Wasserman Schultz. All three candidates have been endorsed by such Democrats as Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip James Clyburn, Democratic Caucus Chair Rahm Emanuel, and DCCC Chair Chris Van Hollen. "How can Debbie Wasserman Schultz be the head of the Red to Blue program and not be willing to fight Republicans in her own backyard?," said Daniel I. Medress, Communications Director for Democracy for America. "She has to step down as chair of the Red to Blue program or be removed from that position by the DCCC." Rep. Wasserman Schultz's attempt to remain neutral in these Congressional races is perplexing in light of comments she made in 2005. At that time, she backed Ron Klein's successful challenge of Republican incumbent Clay Shaw in Florida. Rep. Wasserman Schultz said, "It's not good for my relationship with Clay Shaw, but Democrats can't afford to leave a seat like that uncontested." "There is important work to be done like ending the War in Iraq, providing health care to all Americans, and combating the effects of global warming. Either Rep. Wasserman Schultz wants to be part of the culture of activism that is changing the political dynamic of this country or she wants to be part of the tired culture of incumbency that has brought us war, debt, and 50 million uninsured Americans," said Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America. ###
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