Press Releases

Democracy For America on Debate: “Hillary didn’t win, she slayed it.”

September 26, 2016

Here’s a quick reaction to tonight’s general election debate from Democracy for America’s Executive Director, Charles Chamberlain:

“Hillary Clinton not only won tonight’s debate, she slayed it.  Two presidential candidates may have been on the stage, but only Hillary Clinton acted like a president.”  -- Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America

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Democracy for America endorses eight in key Colorado state House, Senate Races

September 21, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of eight Colorado state House and Senate candidates.

These Colorado endorsements are part of DFA’s “Purple to Blue” project, a national multi-year effort to flip Republican-held state level House and Senate chambers across the country and make them decisively Democratic, by unseating rightwing Republicans and replacing them with strong progressive…

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Democracy for America’s response to the killing of Terence Crutcher

September 20, 2016

Like millions of Americans, Democracy for America took to its outrage to Twitter this afternoon calling for greater press coverage, real justice, and concrete action in the wake of yesterday's killing of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, OK. 

Crutcher is the 171st Black man to be killed by police in 2016, according to a Washington Post count.  

We'll be following up with actions demanding justice for Crutcher's killer, but, in the mean…

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VICTORY: DFA on Colin Van Ostern’s win in New Hampshire’s Democratic gubernatorial primary

September 13, 2016

The Associated Press just called Democracy for America-endorsed candidate Colin Van Ostern the winner of New Hampshire's Democratic gubernatorial primary.

Statement from DFA's Chair Jim Dean on Van Ostern's big primary victory tonight:

"Colin Van Ostern's tremendous victory tonight is a testament to the incredible grassroots campaign he built across Granite State, and shows that Granite State voters want a bold leader who'll focus on…

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Democracy for America endorses Morgan Carroll in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District

September 13, 2016

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Morgan Carroll in her race against Republican Representative Mike Coffman in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District.

DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with more than 56,000 members in the state of Colorado and one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.  

Statement from DFA Chair Jim…

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DFA launches $200,000 campaign to expand Latino support for Deborah Ross’ U.S. Senate race

September 8, 2016

Initial phase features bilingual TV, radio, digital media buys, persuasion calls to increase turnout of key voters in tight Senate race
 

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) launched the initial phase of an expected $200,000 campaign to increase support for North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross among Spanish and English-speaking Latino voters, a critical and growing voting block in the Tar Heel State.  

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Democracy for America endorses Bryan Caforio in California’s 25th Congressional District

August 18, 2016

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Bryan Caforio in his race against Republican Representative Steve Knight in California’s 25th Congressional District.

DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with more than 270,950 members in the state of California and one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.  

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Democracy praises Clinton’s economic policy speech, urges her to oppose TPP lame duck vote

August 11, 2016

Here's a quick response from Democracy for America (DFA) to Sec. Hillary Clinton economic policy speech today in Warren, MI:

"Overall, Secretary Clinton's speech today illustrates a steadfast commitment to many of the populist progressive policy positions -- from debt-free and tuition-free college to Social Security expansion -- that she staked out both during and after her primary battle with Bernie Sanders.  Clinton's continued…

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DFA on Pramila Jayapal’s big early lead in Washington’s 7th District primary

August 2, 2016

The initial ballot drop in Seattle released this evening put DFA-endorsed candidate Pramila Jayapal in an early, dominant lead in the WA-7 primary that points to a strong top-two finish that would put her on the general election ballot in November.

Here's a statement from DFA Chair Jim Dean on Jayapal's big primary success tonight:

"Tonight's results point to an outright primary win for Pramila Jayapal that is a tremendous victory for…

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Democracy for America endorses Kesha Ram for Vermont Lt. Governor

August 1, 2016

This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Kesha Ram for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont.

Based in Burlington, this is DFA’s first lieutenant gubernatorial endorsement of the 2016 election cycle and the grassroots PAC’s only statewide endorsement in Vermont. DFA also supported Ram in her first race for the Vermont State House in 2008.

Statement from DFA Chair Jim Dean on the national grassroots progressive…

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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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