Press Releases

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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DFA reacts to President Obama’s “sharp turn” in support of Social Security expansion

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:

"Just…

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Democracy for America endorses Tim Canova in Florida’s 23rd congressional district primary

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…

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Democracy for America’s Jim Dean remembers NH Rep. Marcia Moody

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…

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Democracy for America endorses Eric Kingson in New York’s 24th Congressional District

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…

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Democracy for America endorses Colin Van Ostern for New Hampshire Governor

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…

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DFA says Indiana win proves Bernie’s movement is “far from over”

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…

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DFA on Bernie’s road ahead & the April 26 Primary Results

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…

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