Press Releases

DFA endorses Rep. Pramila Jayapal for reelection

July 25, 2017

Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Rep. Pramila Jayapal in her reelection bid in Washington’s 7th congressional district.  

DFA has 74,922 members in the state of Washington and more than one million members nationwide.  

During her 2016 race, DFA began supporting Jayapal in the primary and raised and contributed more than $66,747 to her election.  The average contribution from DFA members was $6.09. 

Jayapal is just the…

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DFA urges Senate Democrats to vote NO on Christopher Wray FBI confirmation

July 21, 2017

After yesterday’s disappointingly unanimous vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democracy for America is urging all Senate Democrats to vote NO on Christopher Wray’s final confirmation for FBI Director.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair, Jim Dean, against Wray’s confirmation:

“Democrats can’t claim to be the party of the resistance movement if our own U.S. Senators simply go along and nod through Donald Trump’s hand-picked…

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DFA: “Tonight, Trumpcare hit a brick wall of people-power” after losing two more GOP Senate votes

July 17, 2017

A statement from Democracy for America regarding tonight's news that Senate Republicans' most recent iteration of Trumpcare has now lost more than twice the number of Republican votes needed to pass.

“Tonight, Trumpcare hit a brick wall of people-power when it lost two more right-wing Senators for completely different reasons.  

“While Mitch McConnell will certainly try to reassemble the flaming wreckage that is Trumpcare’s hodge-podge…

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DFA backs Mary Matiella in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District

July 14, 2017

Chair Jim Dean says Matiella is “the progressive choice” in one of Democrats’ top 2018 targets

Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed former Assistant Secretary for the Army Mary Matiella in her campaign against Martha McSally in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District, one of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s top 2018 targets.

DFA has 37,728 members in Arizona and more than one million members nationwide.  In late…

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Democracy for America Endorses Challengers Emilio Huerta and Laura Moser for Congress

June 29, 2017

Democracy for America today endorsed two progressives running for the House of Representatives against Republicans in 2018. Emilio Huerta is running in California’s 21st District against David Valadao and Laura Moser is running in Texas’ 7th District against John Culberson. The news follows the national progressive organization’s first 2018 challenger endorsement yesterday, of Randy Bryce in his campaign against Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s…

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Democracy for America Endorses Randy Bryce to Replace Paul Ryan

June 28, 2017

DFA is First National Multi-Issue Progressive Group to Back the Iron Worker’s Campaign

Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed ironworker Randy Bryce in his campaign against House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. It is the organization’s first federal challenger endorsement for the 2018 general election. DFA has 41,971 members in Wisconsin and more than one million members nationwide.

DFA Chair Jim Dean…

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Democracy for America Endorses David Garcia for Governor and January Contreras for Attorney General

June 27, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed David Garcia and January Contreras in their respective bids for Governor and Attorney General of Arizona. Democracy for America is a million-member national progressive organization whose members contributed more than $1.8 million to Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign. The organization has 37,728 members in Arizona. Yesterday, DFA backed Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), the…

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Democracy for America Endorses Rep. Ruben Gallego for Re-Election

June 26, 2017

Democracy for America today endorsed Rep. Ruben Gallego in his re-election campaign to continue representing Arizona’s 7th Congressional District. Rep. Gallego is the first incumbent house member endorsed by the million member progressive grassroots PAC this election cycle.

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the endorsement:

“In the early days following Donald Trump’s election, a lot of Democrats hemmed and hawed about working…

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Democracy for America Endorses Wendy Carrillo for California State Assembly

June 23, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed community advocate Wendy Carrillo in the special election for California State Assembly District 51, a seat currently held by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, who won election to Congress. DFA is a million-member national progressive organization that raised $1.8 million for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Presidential Campaign. DFA has 278,352 members in California.

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the…

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DFA Statement on Ossoff Loss in GA-06 Special Election

June 20, 2017

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff’s loss over Republican Karen Handel in the special election of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District:

“Tonight’s result is disheartening to everyone who volunteered to help put another Democrat in Congress. The unforced errors by the party leadership and the campaign present an important learning opportunity for everyone who wants to kick Republicans out of power…

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Democracy for America Celebrates Justin Fairfax’s Victory in Virginia’s Lt. Governor Primary

June 13, 2017

Democracy for America celebrated Justin Fairfax’s win tonight in Virginia’s Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor. The national progressive organization endorsed Fairfax in March, and has 40,265 members across the state of Virginia.

“As we congratulate Justin Fairfax on his hard-fought victory tonight, we also want to make it clear that our members are ready to pour their hearts into making sure he wins the general election. It has…

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Democracy for America Endorses Andrew Gillum for Governor of Florida

June 12, 2017

Democracy for America today endorsed Andrew Gillum in his campaign for Governor of Florida. The million-member national progressive organization, which raised $1.8 million for Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign, has 97,508 members in Florida committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the endorsement:

“Now more than ever, Floridians need a Governor…

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DFA: Congress Has What it Needs to Impeach Trump

June 9, 2017

Democracy for America reiterated its call for Congress to impeach Donald Trump following former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday.

“Jim Comey left no doubt  in his sworn testimony that Donald Trump abused the power of his office in demanding the FBI Director’s loyalty and asking him to end the criminal investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Comey’s…

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DFA Celebrates Jimmy Gomez’s Victory in California’s 34th District Special Congressional Election

June 7, 2017

Democracy for America celebrated the victory of Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez in the special election for California’s 34th Congressional District. The progressive organization endorsed Gomez in April, and it’s members made more than 15,000 calls for Gomez in the past week alone.

Democracy for America Senior Electoral Campaign Manager Alejandro Chavez on the victory:

“Tonight, the Latino community stood up to Donald Trump by electing a…

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Stacey Abrams Launches Campaign for Georgia Governor with Nationwide Grassroots Support

June 3, 2017

Stacey Abrams launches her campaign for Governor of Georgia today with the backing of progressive grassroots organization Democracy for America and its more than one million members nationwide. Two weeks ago, DFA began mobilizing its members to support Abrams if she decided to run, resulting in more than 3,000 people committed to doing their part to help her win from day one of her campaign.

“From California to Maine and all across the…

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