June 1, 2016
During his speech in Elkhart, IN today, President Obama, in a surprising about-face, came out for expanding Social Security benefits -- a position DFA members have been pushing for years, partially in response to the president's previous support for cutting Social Security benefits.
Here's a statement from Democracy for America's Jim Dean reacting to President Obama joining the grassroots' calls for Social Security expansion:
May 27, 2016
This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Tim Canova in his Democratic primary challenge of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida’s 23rd Congressional District.
DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 73,136 members in Florida and one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.
Statement from DFA Chair Jim…Read More…
May 25, 2016
This morning, we heard the sad news about the untimely death of a Granite State progressive hero and DFA member, New Hampshire Rep. Marcia Moody.
If helpful, here's a statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the passing of NH Rep. Marcia Moody:
"State Representative Marcia Moody was a giant in New Hampshire progressive politics and the model of the kind of community-focused, grassroots organizers our country needs in…Read More…
May 6, 2016
This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Eric Kingson for Congress in New York’s 24th Congressional District.
DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 111,750 members in New York and one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.
Statement from Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on today's…Read More…
May 5, 2016
This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern for Governor of New Hampshire during a press conference call featuring DFA Executive Director Charles Chamberlain and Van Ostern.
This is DFA’s very first gubernatorial endorsement of the 2016 election cycle and the grassroots PAC’s second endorsement of Van Ostern. DFA previously supported Van Ostern in his successful 2012 race…Read More…
May 3, 2016
After Bernie Sanders's surprise victory in Indiana, Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain released this response:
"Bernie's victory in Indiana is a clear indication that, despite the media and the Democratic establishment's reports to the contrary, the Political Revolution that has powered Bernie Sanders's improbable rise is far from over.
"Time and time again, the populist progressive movement behind Bernie Sanders has been…Read More…
April 26, 2016
Statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain following the April 26th Presidential primaries:
"Bernie has proved that his campaign isn't just a message, it's a movement. The millions of people who have raised millions of dollars, made millions phone calls, and knocked on millions of doors have transformed the 2016 race by bringing millions of new voters and independents into the Democratic party to fight against income…Read More…
April 15, 2016
On Thursday, Congressman Chris Van Hollen released a misleading attack ad using the President's image to shamelessly attack Donna Edwards for an ad her campaign didn't produce, pay for, or release.
Democracy for America is calling on Chris Van Hollen to take down his deceptive and disrespectful attack ad immediately.
Statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain calling for Van Hollen to take down his attack ad:
April 5, 2016
Statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on Bernie's big win in Wisconsin:
"Tonight's win in Wisconsin is a tremendous victory for the grassroots movement advancing Bernie Sanders's political revolution all across the country.
"While DC pundits have tried to shut the Democratic Primary down over and over again, after tonight's success, we're confident that the grassroots voters who actually matter in this process…
April 1, 2016
BURLINGTON, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Maggie Toulouse Oliver in her bid to become New Mexico’s Secretary of State.
Democracy for America proudly supported Toulouse Oliver in her 2014 run for Secretary of State, including her in that election cycle’s “Dean Dozen” slate of joint endorsements with DFA founder Gov. Howard Dean.
Statement from Democracy for America's Chair Jim Dean on…Read More…
March 29, 2016
BURLINGTON, VT – This afternoon, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Carol Shea-Porter for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.
Democracy for America has been proud to consistently support Shea-Porter since her very first trail-blazing, grassroots run for Congress in 2006.
Statement from Democracy for America's Chair Jim Dean on today's endorsement of Shea-Porter:
"Carol Shea-Porter long ago…Read More…
March 29, 2016
UPDATE on 7/26/2016: On July 26, 2016, Democracy for America rescinded its endorsement of Alan Grayson for U.S. Senate. DFA's statement on its withdrawn endorsement is available here.
BURLINGTON, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Congressman Alan Grayson in the Florida race for U.S. Senate.
Democracy for America’s endorsement comes after Grayson received more than 74% of the vote in a Pulse…Read More…
March 26, 2016
Statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on Bernie's big wins in Alaska and Washington State:
"Bernie Sanders's resounding wins in Alaska and Washington State are big deals, period. And, a likely victory later this evening in Hawaii will only make it even bigger.
"With each victory today, Bernie Sanders is not only significantly cutting down Secretary Clinton's delegate advantage by delivering the margins of…
March 22, 2016
BURLINGTON, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth and former State Representative Deborah Ross in their races for the U.S. Senate in Illinois and North Carolina.
Both Duckworth and Ross won the Democratic nomination following Tuesday’s Democratic primaries in their respective states and, if victorious in November, would take their seat in the Senate from a right-wing…Read More…
March 11, 2016
Tonight, progressive allies in Chicago stood up and confronted the campaign of bigotry, hate, and division Donald Trump has been waging all across the country.
The bravery of the those who stood up tonight in Chicago stands in stark contrast to the weak and feckless Republican candidates who shared a stage with Trump last night and refused to condemn the culture of violence, bigotry, and hate he's creating with his disgusting…Read More…