Press Releases

DFA endorses Kaniela Ing for U.S. House in Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District

March 23, 2018

Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Hawaii State Rep. Kaniela Ing in his race to become the next member of Congress from Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District.

Ing, a three-time elected member of the Hawaii State House, is DFA’s first Congressional endorsement in Hawaii in 2018. In July 2017, DFA endorsed Sen. Mazie Hirono for her 2018 re-election following a heartfelt speech she delivered on the Senate floor that helped derail…

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DFA backs Paulette Jordan for Governor of Idaho

March 15, 2018

Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed its support for Paulette Jordan in the race to become Idaho’s next Governor.

First elected in 2014, Jordan represented North Idaho in the Idaho State House.  In addition to her work in Boise, Jordan serves as Chair of the Energy, Natural Resources, and Transportation Committee for the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators and is a member of the Idaho Advisory Committee to the…

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DFA endorses Greg Edwards for U.S. House in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District

March 13, 2018

Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Greg Edwards in his race to secure the Democratic nomination and election to the U.S. House in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional district.

Edwards is the second endorsement DFA has made in the Keystone State during the 2018 election cycle.  In January, DFA endorsed Jess King in her race for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots…

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DFA celebrates primary successes of Moser (TX-7), Escobar (TX-16), Ortiz-Jines (TX-23)

March 7, 2018

Last night, three of Democracy for America’s four endorsed U.S. House candidates in Texas -- Laura Moser (TX-7), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), & Gina Ortiz-Jones (TX-23) --  either won outright or advanced to a May run-off.

DFA also backed Joe Gonzales, who beat a Democratic incumbent to win Texas’ Bexar County District Attorney primary.

Statement from Chair Jim Dean on DFA’s big victories in Texas U.S. House races last night:

“Last…

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Mosers’ run-off-bound TX-7 finish shows DCCC must learn old “gutless, corporate playbook” is a loser

March 7, 2018

Results from Laura Moser’s race in Texas 7th Congressional District are in and have made it clear that, despite the DCCC’s recent public bomb throwing, she’s heading to the May 22nd run-off.

Democracy for America (DFA) has been a strong supporter of Moser's campaign since mid-2017 and vehemently defended her following the DCCC’s base-depressing attacks.

DFA’s response to Moser’s strong, run-off-bound finish in the TX-7 race:

“Laura…

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Democracy for America endorses Rep. Ro Khanna for reelection

February 23, 2018

Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Rep. Ro Khanna in his bid for reelection in California’s 17th congressional district.

This is the first time that DFA has endorsed Congressman Khanna.  In 2014 and 2016, DFA was a fierce opponent of Khanna’s efforts to unseat Mike Honda, a progressive leader in the U.S. House.  In fact, DFA opposed Khanna so ferociously in 2014 that he explicitly referenced the group in his concession…

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DFA responds to the DCCC’s base-depressing attacks on Democrat Laura Moser’s TX-7 race

February 22, 2018

Earlier this afternoon, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) launched an attack on Democrat Laura Moser's in the race for Texas' 7th Congressional District.  

Democracy for America (DFA) has been a strong supporter of Moser's campaign since mid-2017 -- in fact, on Tuesday, DFA's Chair Jim Dean rallied with the Moser campaign's grassroots volunteers in Houston to help launch their early vote GOTV efforts.

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DFA says Senate “train-wreck” proves Trump’s “bigotry-laced immigration policy is an epic failure”

February 15, 2018

Democracy for America’s response to this afternoon’s multi-vote failure to pass legislation protecting DREAMers from Trump-ordered deportation in the U.S. Senate:

“The one lesson from the today’s Senate train-wreck is that Donald Trump’s bigotry-laced immigration policy is an epic failure that does not and should not ever have the votes to become law. We continue to urge Democrats to stand strong in the fight for a clean DREAM Act, the…

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DFA backs four progressive women in primaries key to Democrats retaking U.S. House

January 25, 2018

National group says Porter (CA-45), Saad (MI-11), King (PA-16), Ortiz-Jones (TX-23) are “uniquely equipped to fire up the grassroots & replace Trump cheerleaders”

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Katie Porter (CA-45), Fayrouz Saad (MI-11), Jess King (PA-16), and Gina Ortiz Jones (TX-23) in four key Democratic primaries whose winners will be critical to Democrats’ chances of retaking the U.S. House in…

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DFA backs Marcus Ferrell for Arizona State House

January 23, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Marcus Ferrell in his competitive primary for Arizona Legislative District 24.

DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 38,965 members in Arizona and more than one million members nationwide. The grassroots progressive organization’s endorsement of Ferrell is a continuation of its commitment to delivering inclusive populist change to Arizona in 2018.  So…

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DFA says Dems #TrumpShutdown cave is “why we lost in 2016 & why a 2018 wave is far from guaranteed”

January 22, 2018

Democracy for America response to Senate Democrats' cave on the #TrumpShutdown:

“Today’s cave by most Senate Democrats was not only a stunning display of moral and political cowardice, it was a strategically incoherent move that demonstrates precisely why so many believe the Democratic Party doesn’t stand for anything.

“A promise from known liars Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, or Donald Trump isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on, yet…

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DFA says #TrumpShutdown is a “fitting end to Trump’s utterly incompetent 1st year”

January 19, 2018

Spurred on by an immigration crisis created by Donald Trump and tonight's failed Senate vote,  Republicans forced the shutdown of the U.S. government despite having unified control of the U.S. House, Senate, and the White House.

Statement about tonight’s launch of the #TrumpShutdown from Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain:

“It’s hard to imagine a more fitting end to Donald Trump’s utterly incompetent first…

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Democracy for America backs Jamie Long for Minnesota State House

January 17, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jamie Long in the competitive primary for Minnesota House District 61B.

DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 35,172 members in Minnesota and more than one million members nationwide. In recent years, DFA has been a strong supporter of numerous Minnesota progressives, including Rep. Keith Ellison’s 2017 race for DNC chair.

DFA’s Electoral Director…

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Democracy for America endorses Chuy Garcia in Illinois race for U.S. Congress

January 17, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in his race for U.S. Congress in Illinois’ 4th congressional district.

DFA was a proud supporter of Garcia in his race to become Chicago’s Mayor in 2015 and worked alongside him in support of Bernie Sanders’ campaign for President in 2016.  The member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC has 18,411 members in the City of Chicago (and more than one…

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DFA: “It’s beyond pathetic” that Dems “choked” in fight for DREAM act in must-pass budget bill

December 21, 2017

Democracy for America’s Charles Chamberlain on Congressional Democrats failure to deliver on their promise to pass protections for Dreamers before the end of 2017:

"It's beyond pathetic that, at the moment when they had maximum political leverage on must-pass year-end budget legislation, Democratic congressional leaders choked and refused to fight for a clean DREAM Act.

"Each day 122 Dreamers lose their protected immigration status and…

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