Press Releases

Democracy for America, PCCC withdraw endorsements from Alan Grayson for U.S. Senate

July 26, 2016

Here is the joint statement from Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee withdrawing their support for Alan Grayson in the race Florida race for U.S. Senate.

"After today’s revelations of years of police reports about allegations of domestic abuse involving Alan Grayson, we are no longer willing to support and are formally withdrawing our endorsement of him in the race for U.S. Senate.  

"Unfortunately, this…

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Democracy for America responds to Kaine’s selection as Clinton’s vice presidential running mate

July 22, 2016


Secretary Clinton just announced that she has chosen VA Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate in the 2016 election.
 
Here's Democracy for America's reaction to Clinton's selection of Kaine:

"Donald Trump is the most dangerous candidate in the history of our country and that's why we're working as hard as we can to unite the Political Revolution with the Democratic Party establishment to defeat him.
 
"Secretary Clinton's choice of…

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Democracy For America says Kaine bank letter “should be disqualifying” for VP candidate

July 21, 2016


Yesterday, Zach Carter at the Huffington Post broke the news that, while campaigning for the 2016 VP slot, Senator Tim Kaine had recently signed on to a letter calling on Fed. Chairwoman Yellen and others calling for bank deregulation.
 
Here's a response from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on the Sen. Kaine bank deregulation letter and what it means for his standing as a potential VP candidate:
 

"Let's be really clear:…

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Democracy for America on Mike Pence as Donald Trump’s VP pick

July 14, 2016


This afternoon, the Indianapolis Star and several other media outlets are reporting that far right-wing governor Mike Pence will be joining Donald Trump on the Republican ticket as a vice presidential candidate.
 
Here is DFA's reaction to Trump's apparent impending VP pick of Mike Pence: 

"Anyone who shares a ticket with Donald Trump, including Mike Pence, is a bigot and has no business being anywhere close to the White House."  --…

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Democracy for America endorses Hillary Clinton for President, praises Bernie Sanders run

July 12, 2016

This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) praised Bernie Sanders for his transformational presidential campaign and joined him in endorsing Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.

Here's the full statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on the organization's endorsement of Clinton:
 

"Bernie Sanders not only ran a presidential campaign that ensured that the populist progressive values he's fought for his…

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21k+ demand CT Gov. Malloy reject Cigna-Anthem merger or resign from Democratic Platform Committee

July 8, 2016

This morning, ahead of the group’s meeting in Orlando, FL, Democracy for America (DFA) delivered a petition signed by 21,543 Democrats in Connecticut and across the country calling on Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy to reject the dangerous merger of Anthem and Cigna or immediately resign from his position chairing the 2016 Democratic Platform Committee.

Over the last six weeks, Malloy has come under increasing public scrutiny over his…

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Democracy for America joins Bernie Sanders’s “applause” of Clinton’s New College Compact

July 6, 2016

Today, Hillary Clinton launched an enhancement of her New College Compact which Bernie Sanders called a "very bold initiative" that would "revolutionize the funding of higher education in America" and borrowed important aspects of Sanders's own plans for free college tuition.

Here's Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on Clinton's new higher education plan:

"The New College Compact being released today is a significant move…

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Democracy for America endorses Tina Podlodowski for Washington Secretary of State

June 30, 2016

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Tina Podlodowski in her bid to become Washington’s Secretary of State.

The endorsement will be formally announced to DFA’s 1 million members nationwide via an email from Fmr. State Senator Nina Turner, a prominent Bernie Sanders supporter and the 2014 Democratic nominee for Ohio Secretary of State candidate, Nina Turner.  Turner’s email to DFA members is available…

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DFA responds to Zephyr Teachout’s big win NY-19 primary

June 28, 2016

DFA-backed candidate Zephyr Teachout just won the Democratic Party primary in New York’s 19th Congressional District.

Statement from Democracy for America's Chair Jim Dean on Zephyr Teachout’s big win in the NY-19:

"Zephyr Teachout’s primary victory tonight isn't just an important win for the political revolution behind Bernie Sanders, it's an important win for anyone who believes that our country needs bold leaders in Washington who…

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Democracy for America celebrates SCOTUS abortion ruling, renews calls to end Hyde Amendment

June 27, 2016

Earlier this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a decisive 5-3 ruling, struck down Texas laws which attempted to shutter many abortion clinics and sharply limit abortion access in the state.

Democracy for America, which has long held that access to legal and safe abortion services is a core progressive value, released the following statement from its Executive Director, Charles Chamberlain, reacting to the court ruling: 

"Today's…

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Democracy for America endorses Jim Mowrer in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

June 24, 2016

BURLINGTON, VT – Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jim Mowrer in his race against Republican David Young in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.

DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 13,890 members in Iowa and one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.  

Statement from DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots…

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Following Supreme Court ruling, DFA joins #Not1More’s call on President to end deportations

June 23, 2016

Earlier this morning, in a 4-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court's injunction or President Obama's DAPA and the expansion of DACA immigration programs.

Heartbroken by this ruling, DFA joins the #Not1More movement in calling on the President end all deportations in the wake of continued immigration injustice.  Here's the full statement from DFA Executive Director Charles Chamberlain:
 

"Today's Supreme Court ruling on…

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Democracy for America’s response to June 7th Presidential Primary Results

June 8, 2016

A statement from Democracy for America's Jim Dean responding to the results on the June 7th primary results and the race for the White House:

“While we certainly would have preferred a different result in California, Bernie Sanders’s victories in Montana and North Dakota, along with his strong showings in New Mexico and South Dakota demonstrate that the political revolution will continue its fight for a Democratic Party that will…

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DFA statement on presidential race as polls begin closing on June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

A statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean as we start receiving results from today's elections in NJ, NM, MT, SD, ND, and CA:

"Millions of Americans are still voting tonight and tens of thousands more will cast their ballot in the Democratic primary in the systematically-ignored District of Columbia next week.  

"However, no matter what the final results are tonight, this much we know is true: Bernie Sanders and the…

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DFA calls for CT Gov. Malloy to replace Anthem-Cigna merger regulator, citing interest conflict

June 3, 2016

Today, Democracy for America joined Connecticut Citizen Action Group (CCAG) and other allies in urging Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy to replace Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Wade as the key regulator in the Anthem-Cigna insurance merger -- or risk calling the state's ethics or his "appropriateness" as a national Democratic leader into question.

Democracy for America is a national progressive political action committee with 1 million…

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