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UPDATE on 7/26/2016: On July 26, 2016, Democracy for America rescinded its endorsement of Alan Grayson for U.S. Senate. DFA's statement on its withdrawn endorsement is available here.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…
March 8, 2016
Here's a quick reaction from Democracy for America’s Jim Dean as tonight's results in Michigan and Mississippi start to roll in:
"Bernie Sanders is emerging from tonight's contests having netted scores of delegates and proven, once again, that as more voters learn about his lifelong fight for economic, social, and racial justice the stronger and more powerful the movement behind Bernie's campaign becomes.
"While the Georgetown salon…
March 8, 2016
Statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on Bernie's HUGE Michigan win:
"It's hard to overstate just how big of an upset Bernie Sanders's Michigan win is.
"Just days ago, Secretary Clinton had a 25 point lead, the support of nearly every single elected Democrat in the state, and then she misrepresented Bernie Sander's strong support for the auto bailout. And it backfired. Big time.
"Tonight's results in…
March 7, 2016
During last night Democratic debate in Flint, Secretary Clinton leveled a verydisingenuous attack against Bernie Sanders's well-documented support for the auto bailout.
Here's a response from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on Sec. Clinton's dishonest auto bailout attack:
"It's incredibly disappointing to hear Secretary Clinton misrepresent the facts about Senator Sanders's well-documented support for the auto bailout.
March 4, 2016
Jayapal is an unyielding champion in the battle against income inequality, who has used her perch in the Washington State Senate to fight immigration reform, free community college, and automatic voter registration to expand the electorate
Statement from Democracy for America's Chair Jim Dean on today's endorsement of Teachout:
"Pramila Jayapal has worked harder than anyone to turn our progressive values into action and that’s why…Read More…
March 4, 2016
Teachout is a national champion in the fight against corporate money in politics who became a grassroots hero following her strong 2014 primary challenge of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
DFA’s endorsement of Teachout brings with it a one-million member-strong grassroots army that has knocked hundreds of thousands of doors, made over 11 million phone calls, and raised and contributed more than $32.7 million to help elect 843…
March 1, 2016
Here's a quick reaction from Democracy for America’s Charles Chamberlain as tonight's Super Tuesday results start to roll in:
"Bernie Sanders will be emerging from Super Tuesday with scores of delegates, another record month of grassroots fundraising, and new head-to-head polling numbers showing him, once again, beating Donald Trump and every other Republican candidate by a larger margin than Secretary Clinton.
February 27, 2016
Reaction from Democracy for America’s Charles Chamberlain to tonight's results in South Carolina:
"South Carolina has long been an ideal state for Secretary Clinton and she deserves credit for the victory she secured this evening after pouring a great deal of time, energy, and resources into this primary.
"In a state-by-state battle for delegates, not every contest is going to be an upset and tonight wasn't one. As unsurprising as…Read More…
February 24, 2016
Yesterday, Senate Republicans announced that they would withhold their support for any Supreme Court nominee put forward by the White House, making it even more important that President Obama select a progressive nominee who can earn broad, popular support nationwide.
Since Justice Scalia's death, more than 118,000 Americans have rallied behind a Democracy for America petition calling for President Obama to choose a progressive…
February 20, 2016
Reaction from Democracy for America’s Charles Chamberlain to Bernie's strong showing in Nevada this afternoon:
“If anyone bought into the establishment lie about the existence of a firewall in the 2016 Democratic contest, the fact that Sanders nearly erased a 25 point deficit in Nevada in less than a month should end it and three straight positive results prove that Bernie Sanders’s grassroots campaign can win anywhere.
"Results are…Read More…