May 10, 2017
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed six progressive candidates challenging Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates. DFA will be mobilizing its 37,065 members in the state through fundraising, organizing, and volunteering to support its endorsed candidates in the state.
Democracy for America Electoral Director Annie Weinberg on the endorsements:
“Ending the Republicans’ veto-proof majority in Virginia’s House of Delegates…Read More…
May 5, 2017
National Progressive Group Mobilizes Members in Support
Today, Democracy for America announced that it wants to see Ben Jealous run for Governor of Maryland, and began mobilizing its members to pledge their support for the progressive leader in an email. In the event that Jealous does run for Governor, this will provide him with a ready base of volunteers and grassroots donors to fuel his campaign on day one. DFA has 26,239 members in…Read More…
May 3, 2017
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Manka Dhingra in her campaign for State Senate in Washington’s 45th Legislative District. Dhingra’s election would flip the Washington State Senate from Republican to Democratic control. Currently, Democrats have the majority in the Washington House of Representatives and hold the state’s governorship.
Democracy for America Electoral Director Annie Weinberg on the endorsement:
“Manka Dhingra…Read More…
May 2, 2017
Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated victories by progressive mayoral candidates over incumbents in Cincinnati, Ohio and Jackson, Mississippi tonight. In Cincinnati Councilwoman Yvette Simpson took first place, and will face off against the incumbent mayor in November. In Jackson, Chokwe Antar Lumumba bested eight opponents, including the incumbent mayor, a state senator, and county supervisor, and will advance to the general on June…Read More…
April 21, 2017
Democracy for America today endorsed Larry Krasner in his campaign for Philadelphia District’s Attorney. The endorsement is part of the organization’s commitment to investing $500,000 in progressive municipal candidates this cycle. DFA has 11,391 members in Philadelphia and 62,584 across the state of Pennsylvania.
Democracy for America Chair Jim’s Dean’s statement on the national progressive organization’s endorsement:
April 20, 2017
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Joyce Craig in her campaign for Mayor of Manchester, NH.
Craig is the eighth mayoral endorsement by DFA so far this year, part of the organization’s commitment to investing $500,000 in progressive municipal candidates this cycle. DFA has 16,437 members in New Hampshire.
Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the national progressive organization’s endorsement of Craig:
“In Joyce Craig, the…Read More…
April 18, 2017
Tonight, Democracy for America celebrated Democrat Jon Ossoff’s first place finish in the special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District.
Votes are still being counted, but whether Ossoff stays over 50% or delivers an exceptionally strong first place finish in a race to replace a Republican who won by 23 percentage points just five months ago, it’s a tremendous victory for the grassroots.
Statement from Democracy for…Read More…
April 13, 2017
This evening, NBC NEWS reported that the Trump administration may be considering a preemptive strike against North Korea.
Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain issued this statement from on Congress' needs to act in response the Trump administration's increasingly disturbing saber rattling:
"News this evening that Donald Trump’s administration is considering a preemptive strike that could pull us into a nuclear…Read More…
April 11, 2017
Tonight, Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated the amazing grassroots progressive surge we saw in Kansas 4th Congressional district.
Statement from Democracy for America’s Chair Jim Dean on James Thompson stunningly strong race in the KS-4:
“The amazing grassroots progressive surge we saw emerge behind Democrat James Thompson in a deep red Kansas congressional district that Republicans won by 31 points five months ago is nothing…Read More…
April 11, 2017
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed state legislator Jimmy Gomez in the special election in California's 34th Congressional District. DFA has 278,352 members in California and more than one million members nationwide.
The national progressive group had endorsed human rights journalist and activist Wendy Carrillo in the first round of voting in the CA-34 special election. However, with the race for Congress now between Gomez…Read More…
April 7, 2017
In response to Donald Trump's decision to bomb Syria last night, Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain made the following statement:
“Yesterday, Donald Trump made America less safe by taking reckless military action in the Syrian civil war. Without consulting Congress or presenting any discernible plan for how we're going to achieve success, the idea that the actions Trump is taking are thoughtful and considered is laughable.
April 7, 2017
The U.S. Senate just installed Neil Gorsuch into a stolen seat in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Here's Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on Gorsuch's SCOTUS installation:
“Neil Gorsuch is a ticking time bomb for the Republican party and Donald Trump. The Republican party will own every single vote Gorsuch takes that sides with corporations against American workers, eliminates protections for handicap kids or LGBT families, and…Read More…
April 7, 2017
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Garlin Gilchrist II in his campaign for Detroit City Clerk.
The endorsement of Gilchrist is part of the organization’s commitment to investing $500,000 in progressive municipal candidates this cycle. DFA has 1,948 members in Detroit and 59,543 total members across the state of Michigan.
Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the national progressive organization’s endorsement of…Read More…
April 3, 2017
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed City Councilmember Vi Lyles for Mayor of Charlotte, NC, following the endorsements on Friday of City Councilmember Yvette Simpson in her campaign for Mayor of Cincinnati, and Mayor Aja Brown for re-election in Compton, CA.
Earlier this year, DFA endorsed Tishaura Jones, who came within 900 votes of winning the primary in her race to be the next Mayor of St. Louis. The endorsements are part of…
March 31, 2017
Recently, multiple women within the progressive movement, including Fmr. NV State Rep. Lucy Flores and former Bernie Sanders presidential campaign staff person Masha Mendieta, have publicly raised serious concerns about CA-34 candidate Arturo Carmona’s treatment of women.
In light of these public accounts, Democracy for America’s (DFA) Executive Director, Charles Chamberlain, made the following statement regarding Carmona and the race…Read More…