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BREAKING: Democracy for America endorses Catherine Cortez Masto for U.S. Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2015
Omer Farooque, [email protected], 262-391-2653

BREAKING: Democracy for America endorses Catherine Cortez Masto for U.S. Senate

BURLINGTON, VT --This morning, Democracy for America, a national progressive political organization founded by Governor Howard Dean endorsed Catherine Cortez Masto for U.S. Senate in Nevada.   

DFA also endorsed Kamala Harris in her race for U.S. Senate in California.  

The full DFA endorsement email of both candidates, sent by Senator Elizabeth Warren, is below.

If helpful, here’s a statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on today’s endorsement of Cortez Masto:

“When you hear about everything Catherine Cortez Masto has done as Attorney General to tackle predatory lending, sex trafficking, and elderly, child, and domestic abuse in Nevada, there’s little doubt that she’d be a powerful force for progressive change in Washington. She’s seen what growing income inequality has done to Nevada families and she’s already stood on the frontlines fighting back.

“We need Catherine Cortez Masto’s path-blazing voice in the U.S. Senate and that’s why Democracy for America members in Nevada and across the country couldn’t be more excited about knocking the doors, making the phone calls, and raising the money needed to get her there.” -- Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America

Additional information about Democracy for America and its endorsement of Catherine Cortez Masto:

  • Founded in 2004, Democracy for America is a people-powered PAC with 1 million members nationwide and 7,826 members in Nevada.

  • Over the last 11 years, DFA members have raised and contributed more than $32.7 million and made more than 10.1 million volunteer calls to help successfully elect 831 progressive candidates nationwide.

  • If elected, Catherine Cortez Masto will make history by becoming the first Latina to serve as a U.S. Senator.

Email to DFA Members:

From: "Elizabeth Warren" <[email protected]>
Subject: I'm joining DFA to support these great Senate candidates
Date: September 26, 2015
To: "DFA Member" <[email protected]>
Reply-To: [email protected]

Democracy for America is proud to join forces with Senator Elizabeth Warren to endorse two progressive champions for the United States Senate: Kamala Harris in California and Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada. Read the following message from Elizabeth Warren explaining why these candidates are so critical to our nation's future -- and chip in $3 or more to send them to the Senate to stand with her! - Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America


DFA Member --

If your inbox looks like mine right now, it's filling up with messages from campaigns and groups across the country about Wednesday's big fundraising deadline.

I know these deadlines might seem like a nuisance -- believe me, candidates don't like begging for money either. But I want you to know: These fundraising results matter for our 2016 Senate Democrats.

It matters when the Koch Brothers pick which vulnerable states to target. It matters when the national groups have to write off a race because a candidate just isn't cutting it. It matters when campaigns decide how many offices they can open, how many organizers they can hire, even how many bumper stickers and yard signs they can print.

Wednesday's deadline matters -- but I know it's not easy to look at your inbox and decide who needs your help the most. I'm proud to stand with Democracy for America to support these Senate candidates that you can help right now:

Kamala Harris (CA): I'm sorry to lose Barbara Boxer's leadership when she retires next year, but I'm excited for what's in store with California Attorney General Kamala Harris. I worked with Kamala up close and personal during the mortgage crisis, and I can tell you: she's tough, she's smart, and she'll fight her heart out for working families. Let's do what we can to make sure Kamala joins me in Washington next year.

Catherine Cortez Masto (NV): Democratic Leader Harry Reid is retiring next year, and the Republicans are doing everything they can to win his open seat in Nevada. But not if Catherine Cortez Masto has her way. During her two terms as Nevada's Attorney General, Catherine led fights to stop predatory lending, sex trafficking, and elderly, child, and domestic abuse. Catherine knows who she's fighting for, and we need to fight for Catherine.

Rarely do we have an election with such a deep bench of candidates running for the Senate. And if they both win, we'll be one step closer to taking back the Democratic majority in 2016.

Join DFA and me to support Kamala and Catherine's campaigns before their important deadline on Wednesday by chipping in $3 or more -- and show the right-wing Republicans and powerful special interests that we're ready in fight in 2016.

Thank you for being a part of this,

Elizabeth

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BREAKING: Democracy for America backs Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2015
Omer Farooque, [email protected], 262-391-2653

BREAKING: Democracy for America backs Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

BURLINGTON, VT -- This morning, Democracy for America, a national progressive political organization founded by Governor Howard Dean endorsed Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate in California.

DFA also endorsed Catherine Cortez Masto for U.S. Senate in Nevada.

The full DFA endorsement email of both candidates, sent by Senator Elizabeth Warren, is below.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on today’s endorsement of Harris:

“As Attorney General, Kamala Harris didn’t just speak out against rising income inequality, she stood toe-to-toe with Wall Street and fought for California’s struggling working families during the mortgage crisis.

“Kamala Harris is precisely the kind of unwavering champion for working families that we need to change the face of power in Washington and join Elizabeth Warren in beating back the moneyed interests who have far too much say in our political process.” -- Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America

Additional information about Democracy for America and its endorsement of Kamala Harris:

  • Founded in 2004, Democracy for America is a people-powered PAC with 1 million members nationwide and 183,275 members in California.

  • Over the last 11 years, DFA members have raised and contributed more than $32.7 million and made more than 10.1 million volunteer calls to help successfully elect 831 progressive candidates nationwide.

  • In January, Harris received 62% of the vote in a pulse poll of Democracy for America and Courage Campaign members on the 2016 race for Senate in California

Email to DFA Members:

From: "Elizabeth Warren" <[email protected]>
Subject: I'm joining DFA to support these great Senate candidates
Date: September 26, 2015
To: "DFA Member" <[email protected]>
Reply-To: [email protected]

Democracy for America is proud to join forces with Senator Elizabeth Warren to endorse two progressive champions for the United States Senate: Kamala Harris in California and Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada. Read the following message from Elizabeth Warren explaining why these candidates are so critical to our nation's future -- and chip in $3 or more to send them to the Senate to stand with her! - Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America


DFA Member --

If your inbox looks like mine right now, it's filling up with messages from campaigns and groups across the country about Wednesday's big fundraising deadline.

I know these deadlines might seem like a nuisance -- believe me, candidates don't like begging for money either. But I want you to know: These fundraising results matter for our 2016 Senate Democrats.

It matters when the Koch Brothers pick which vulnerable states to target. It matters when the national groups have to write off a race because a candidate just isn't cutting it. It matters when campaigns decide how many offices they can open, how many organizers they can hire, even how many bumper stickers and yard signs they can print.

Wednesday's deadline matters -- but I know it's not easy to look at your inbox and decide who needs your help the most. I'm proud to stand with Democracy for America to support these Senate candidates that you can help right now:

Kamala Harris (CA): I'm sorry to lose Barbara Boxer's leadership when she retires next year, but I'm excited for what's in store with California Attorney General Kamala Harris. I worked with Kamala up close and personal during the mortgage crisis, and I can tell you: she's tough, she's smart, and she'll fight her heart out for working families. Let's do what we can to make sure Kamala joins me in Washington next year.

Catherine Cortez Masto (NV): Democratic Leader Harry Reid is retiring next year, and the Republicans are doing everything they can to win his open seat in Nevada. But not if Catherine Cortez Masto has her way. During her two terms as Nevada's Attorney General, Catherine led fights to stop predatory lending, sex trafficking, and elderly, child, and domestic abuse. Catherine knows who she's fighting for, and we need to fight for Catherine.

Rarely do we have an election with such a deep bench of candidates running for the Senate. And if they both win, we'll be one step closer to taking back the Democratic majority in 2016.

Join DFA and me to support Kamala and Catherine's campaigns before their important deadline on Wednesday by chipping in $3 or more -- and show the right-wing Republicans and powerful special interests that we're ready in fight in 2016.

Thank you for being a part of this,

Elizabeth

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IRAN: DFA calls cloture failure "tremendous victory for diplomacy, proof US learned lesson of Iraq"

Democracy for America's reaction to today's defeat of the motion of disapproval on the Iran nuclear deal:

"Today's Senate vote to avoid an unnecessary, partisan effort to kill the Iran deal is a tremendous victory for diplomacy and proof that the United States has finally learned the lesson of the Iraq War.

"Still, while we celebrate this victory, we're under no illusion that the fight stops here. We know the war hawks and moneyed interests laboring to kill this deal and set us on the path to war aren't stopping with this vote, and they should know we aren't stopping either. 

"Thanks to the bold votes of 42 Senate Democrats, peace and diplomacy were victorious today. In the days ahead, grassroots activists and organizations like DFA will continue working to ensure President Obama can begin enforcing this historic diplomatic achievement."  -- Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America

Since the announcement of the Iran deal, DFA and a number of progressive allies have conducted numerous congressional calling efforts in support of the Iran deal and launched 60DaysToStopAWar.com to help facilitate progressive turnout at Congressional town hall meetings over the August recess. DFA is a national political action group with 1 million members nationwide

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DFA statement on 41 Votes for Iran Deal

Statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain's on today's big victory for diplomacy and the Iran deal.

"War hawks spent millions this August trying to kill the Iran deal, but a nationwide army of grassroots activists showed up at town hall meetings, made hundreds of thousands of calls to their members of Congress, and held countless actions lifting up the voices of the majority of Americans who don't want another misguided war in the Middle East. 

"Today, despite the millions still being spent against them, the grassroots champions of diplomacy won.

"While we won't rest until the final votes are cast and the resolution of disapproval is dead and buried, the landmark 41 Senate votes we're counting today is a tremendous victory for the American people and the belief that our country has finally learned the lessons of our disastrous march to war in Iraq." -- Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America.

Since the announcement of the Iran deal, DFA and a number of progressive allies have conducted numerous congressional calling efforts in support of the Iran Deal and launched 60DaysToStopAWar.com to help facilitate progressive turnout at Congressional town hall meetings over the August recess. DFA is a national political action group with 1 million members nationwide. 


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DFA: "Troubling to see Senator Cardin betray constituents, oppose the Iran Deal."

Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on Sen. Cardin's pledge to vote against the Iran Deal:

“After Barbara Mikulski’s bold, game-changing vote to support the Iran deal, it’s deeply troubling to see Senator Cardin betray his constituents and stand in the way of diplomacy. Given his opposition to the war in Iraq, Cardin's short-sighted cave to the moneyed interests' intent on putting us on the path to war is profoundly disappointing.

"Fortunately, enough Democrats have been wise enough to support the deal that Cardin's opposition to diplomacy is likely to carry exceedingly little weight within the Democratic caucus this Fall, and, in the weeks ahead, DFA and its allies will continue to work to ensure that's the case.”  -- Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America




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