Press Releases

DFA: Trump Sells Out the American People to Wall Street

February 3, 2017

Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called out Donald Trump for signing executive orders designed to benefit the financial industry at the expense of American workers:

Donald Trump is selling out the American people to Wall Street once again, betraying the voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania who drove his narrow electoral college win. From appointing Goldman Sachs executives to run the Treasury to…

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DFA: Senators Must Block SCOTUS Nominee Until Muslim Ban Rescinded

January 31, 2017

Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called on Senators to oppose Donald Trump’s expected Supreme Court nominee until he rescinds his Muslim ban:

“Donald Trump’s Muslim ban is unconstitutional and un-American. Americans nationwide are looking for leaders in Washington who will stand up and fight in complete and absolute rejection of the Trump agenda as it stands right now.

Until the Muslim ban is repealed, we…

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Trump “Cowers in Fear” of Immigrants

January 26, 2017

Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called out Donald Trump for his fear of outsiders today, in reference to Executive Orders issued yesterday and anticipated later this week focused on immigration:

“With these Executive Orders, Donald Trump has made it clear that he wants to wall-off the United States from one of our greatest historic assets: immigrants. His irrational and unfounded fear of people from other…

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DFA Calls for Networks to Stop Airing White House Press Conferences Live

January 25, 2017

Following the Trump Administration’s third White House Press Conference yesterday, Democracy for America (DFA) Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called on news networks to stop carrying the events live:

“When called out by journalists, the Trump Administration has justified its brazen lies by saying it will pursue ‘alternative facts’ or ‘disagree with the facts’ as a matter of course. This unprecedented new policy from the White…

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DFA responds to Trump’s Inauguration

January 20, 2017

statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain regarding Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States:

"Today's inauguration is an incredibly dark day for our country.  

"The only thing more empty than the National Mall today during his poorly attended inaugural address were the platitudes Donald Trump made about bringing the country together. 

"Donald Trump won his narrow, electoral college…

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Democracy for America Endorses Senate Progressive Champions Baldwin, Brown, Sanders, and Warren

January 20, 2017

Democracy for America Endorses Senate Progressive Champions Baldwin, Brown, Sanders, and Warren

BURLINGTON, VT - Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who are each up for reelection in 2018. These are the progressive organization’s first endorsements of the 2018 election…

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DFA calls Senate’s Obamacare repeal vote “epic display of unrepentant, political cowardice”

January 12, 2017

Here's a response from Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain to the Senate vote to repeal Obamacare:

"Early this morning, when most of the country was sleeping, in an epic display of unrepentant, political cowardice Senate Republicans took their first steps towards passing legislation that will strip tens of millions of their health insurance and ultimately lead to thousands, perhaps even tens of thousands, of…

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Democracy for America backs Ryant Washington for Virginia Senate

January 6, 2017

This afternoon, Democracy for America (DFA), a national progressive organization with more than 36,000 members in the state of Virginia, endorsed Sheriff Ryant Washington in the Jan. 10th special election for VA State Senate District 22.

DFA’s endorsement is part of the group's on-going “Purple to Blue” Project, a national multi-year effort to win state House and Senate chambers across the country, with a focus on making “purple” state…

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Democracy for America endorses Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

December 13, 2016

With 87% of DFA’s member vote, Ellison receives endorsement for Democratic National Committee Chair, the second in the grassroots progressive PAC’s history

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Congressman Keith Ellison in his race to lead the Democratic Party as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Ellison earned DFA’s endorsement after receiving 87.4% of the votes cast by DFA members nationwide over a three-day…

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Democracy for America endorses the Movement for Black Lives policy platform

December 6, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- This morning, Democracy for America, announced its endorsement of the policy platform of the Movement for Black Lives, which was first released in August 2016.  

Here’s a statement from Democracy for America’s executive director, Charles Chamberlain, on the importance of the Movement for Black Lives’ policy platform:

“Black lives matter, period.

“We believe that it’s not enough to just say Black lives matter, it’s…

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Democracy for America on Trump’s pick of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

November 18, 2016

This morning, news emerged that Donald Trump had selected Senator Jeff Sessions as his pick for Attorney General.

Here's a response from Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain to Trump's pick of Sessions for Attorney General:

"The handful of people who might be even less equipped than Jeff Sessions to dispense justice on behalf of the American people typically spend their weekends wearing pointy hats and burning…

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Democracy for America to Democrats: Stop playing footsie with Trump’s bigoted agenda

November 17, 2016

Democracy for America’s Executive Director, Charles Chamberlain, responds to increasingly disturbing reports that congressional Democrats are “constructing an agenda to align with many proposals of President-elect Donald J. Trump"

"Since last week, Donald Trump has offered a top White House position to a white supremacist, mocked the tens of thousands of Americans exercising their first amendment rights in response to his campaign of…

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Gov. Howard Dean ends Special Advisor role at Democracy for America

November 11, 2016

Today, Democracy for America announced that its founder, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, will be ending his position as a Special Advisor to the grassroots progressive political action committee.

Gov. Howard Dean founded Democracy for America in 2004 and served as its Chair following his historic campaign for President.  Dean turned the reigns of the organization to his brother, DFA's current Chair Jim Dean, when he became Chair of…

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DFA LIVE: Ellison hints at DNC Chair announcement, DFA responds to Dean tweet on Chair run

November 10, 2016

Tonight, Rep. Keith Ellison announced that he would make a Monday announcement regarding a run for Democratic National Committee Chair during a "DFA LIVE" conference call with Democracy for America members that also featured Congresswoman-elect Pramila Jayapal and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.
 
After DFA Executive Director Charles Chamberlain noted that there were no expectations that he'd make any announcements on this call,…

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RESPONSE: Democracy for America pledges to “obstruct, delay, and halt” Donald Trump’s agenda

November 9, 2016

Tonight's presidential election results are a living nightmare for our country.

Here's DFA's response to the election of Donald Trump:

"After the most divisive presidential election in the nation's history, the divide in this country will be between those who attempt to accommodate Donald Trump's fringe-right, bigoted agenda and those who will fight him every step of the way.  

"So, let's be absolutely clear: Democracy for America…

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