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:
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…