February 20, 2017
BURLINGTON, VT - Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones to be the next mayor of St. Louis. Jones is the first mayoral endorsement of the year for the progressive grassroots organization, which has 25,782 members in Missouri.
Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the endorsement:
“As the St. Louis Treasurer, Tishaura Jones has created innovative solutions to empower residents…Read More…
February 15, 2017
News is breaking this afternoon that Andrew Puzder will withdraw his nomination for Secretary of Labor, a move that comes less than a day after Democracy for America members began ramping up the pressure against his nomination.
Here's a reaction to Puzder's impending nomination withdrawal from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain:
"Reports that Andrew Puzder has decided to withdraw his name from consideration to be the next…Read More…
February 13, 2017
Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called out the 53 Senators who voted to confirm Steve Mnuchin as Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary:
“Voting to put Steve Mnuchin in charge of the Treasury Department isn’t just a slap in the face to the millions of Americans who lost everything in the great recession, it's a disgustingly cynical bet that no one will notice that U.S. Senators are acting like Wall Street puppets…Read More…
February 3, 2017
Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called out Donald Trump for signing executive orders designed to benefit the financial industry at the expense of American workers:
“Donald Trump is selling out the American people to Wall Street once again, betraying the voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania who drove his narrow electoral college win. From appointing Goldman Sachs executives to run the Treasury to…Read More…
January 31, 2017
Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called on Senators to oppose Donald Trump’s expected Supreme Court nominee until he rescinds his Muslim ban:
“Donald Trump’s Muslim ban is unconstitutional and un-American. Americans nationwide are looking for leaders in Washington who will stand up and fight in complete and absolute rejection of the Trump agenda as it stands right now.
Until the Muslim ban is repealed, we…Read More…
January 26, 2017
Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called out Donald Trump for his fear of outsiders today, in reference to Executive Orders issued yesterday and anticipated later this week focused on immigration:
“With these Executive Orders, Donald Trump has made it clear that he wants to wall-off the United States from one of our greatest historic assets: immigrants. His irrational and unfounded fear of people from other…Read More…
January 25, 2017
Following the Trump Administration’s third White House Press Conference yesterday, Democracy for America (DFA) Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called on news networks to stop carrying the events live:
“When called out by journalists, the Trump Administration has justified its brazen lies by saying it will pursue ‘alternative facts’ or ‘disagree with the facts’ as a matter of course. This unprecedented new policy from the White…Read More…
January 20, 2017
A statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain regarding Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States:
"Today's inauguration is an incredibly dark day for our country.
"The only thing more empty than the National Mall today during his poorly attended inaugural address were the platitudes Donald Trump made about bringing the country together.
"Donald Trump won his narrow, electoral college…
January 20, 2017
Democracy for America Endorses Senate Progressive Champions Baldwin, Brown, Sanders, and Warren
BURLINGTON, VT - Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who are each up for reelection in 2018. These are the progressive organization’s first endorsements of the 2018 election…Read More…
January 12, 2017
Here's a response from Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain to the Senate vote to repeal Obamacare:
"Early this morning, when most of the country was sleeping, in an epic display of unrepentant, political cowardice Senate Republicans took their first steps towards passing legislation that will strip tens of millions of their health insurance and ultimately lead to thousands, perhaps even tens of thousands, of…Read More…
January 6, 2017
This afternoon, Democracy for America (DFA), a national progressive organization with more than 36,000 members in the state of Virginia, endorsed Sheriff Ryant Washington in the Jan. 10th special election for VA State Senate District 22.
DFA’s endorsement is part of the group's on-going “Purple to Blue” Project, a national multi-year effort to win state House and Senate chambers across the country, with a focus on making “purple” state…Read More…
December 13, 2016
With 87% of DFA’s member vote, Ellison receives endorsement for Democratic National Committee Chair, the second in the grassroots progressive PAC’s history
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Congressman Keith Ellison in his race to lead the Democratic Party as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Ellison earned DFA’s endorsement after receiving 87.4% of the votes cast by DFA members nationwide over a three-day…Read More…
December 6, 2016
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- This morning, Democracy for America, announced its endorsement of the policy platform of the Movement for Black Lives, which was first released in August 2016.
Here’s a statement from Democracy for America’s executive director, Charles Chamberlain, on the importance of the Movement for Black Lives’ policy platform:
“Black lives matter, period.
“We believe that it’s not enough to just say Black lives matter, it’s…Read More…
November 18, 2016
This morning, news emerged that Donald Trump had selected Senator Jeff Sessions as his pick for Attorney General.
Here's a response from Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain to Trump's pick of Sessions for Attorney General:
"The handful of people who might be even less equipped than Jeff Sessions to dispense justice on behalf of the American people typically spend their weekends wearing pointy hats and burning…Read More…
November 17, 2016
Democracy for America’s Executive Director, Charles Chamberlain, responds to increasingly disturbing reports that congressional Democrats are “constructing an agenda to align with many proposals of President-elect Donald J. Trump":
"Since last week, Donald Trump has offered a top White House position to a white supremacist, mocked the tens of thousands of Americans exercising their first amendment rights in response to his campaign of…Read More…