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After Sanders big NH win, DFA says “the political establishment… is the biggest loser.”

February 9, 2016


Reaction from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain to Bernie's tremendous Granite State win tonight:
 

"This win isn't just a big victory for the grassroots movement behind Bernie Sanders, it's a down payment on the people-powered political revolution that should scare the pants off of Wall Street and America's ruling millionaire and billionaire class.
 
"Tonight, Granite State voters used their hearts and their heads to elect…

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Democracy for America on Bernie’s “big win” in Iowa Caucuses

February 1, 2016

Quick reaction from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain to Bernie's huge Iowa Caucus victory tonight:

"The results tonight are not only a big win for Bernie, it's a tremendously important victory for the millions of struggling working families in the battle against income inequality, structural racism, and the moneyed interests who dominate our politics.

"Together, the people of Iowa and millions of grassroots progressives all…

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DFA calls on Sanders, Clinton, O’Malley to “leap at the opportunity to add debate”

January 26, 2016

After months of calling out the DNC's anemic debate schedule, news broke this afternoon that NBC and the NH Union Leader are planning to hold an "unsanctioned" Democratic debate on Feb. 4 -- if the candidates agree to it.

Democracy for America and others have been critical of the DNC's severely lacking (and potentially biased) debate schedule form the start -- and, since November, 145,940 have signed DFA petitions, including one by…

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Roe vs. Wade 43rd anniversary

January 25, 2016

On the 43rd anniversary of the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision, Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain released this statement on why progressives fight for abortion rights.

Why progressives fight for Roe (and why we’re blessed with an entire Democratic field who will too)

By: Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director

Over the last 43 years, the fight to protect Roe v. Wade and access to safe and legal abortion…

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Democracy for America backs Barragán in California’s 44th Congressional District

January 22, 2016

BURLINGTON, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Nanette Barragán for Congress in California’s 44th District.  

DFA’s endorsement of Barragán 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 progressive candidates nationwide since 2004.

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DFA responds to Clinton’s misleading attacks on Bernie Sanders

January 13, 2016

Over the last couple of days, the Clinton campaign has begun making a number of misleading attacks on Bernie Sanders that we think could endanger Democrats chances in 2016.

Here's a response from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on the Clinton campaign's attacks on Sanders's record against gun violence and the progressive goal of universal healthcare:

"While there is room for candidates in the 2016 race to draw contrasts on…

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DFA on Guns Action: Only option given GOP “owned by a industry that’s content supplying terrorists”

January 5, 2016

Reaction from Democracy for America on the President's executive action on guns today:

"Given that Republicans in Congress are outright owned by a gun industry that's content with supplying terrorists and profiting off of the murder of Americans, the executive actions taken today are some of the only options left for the President to reduce gun violence in America. 

"While far more needs to be done to slow the gun violence that's…

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BREAKING: DFA says DNC should reverse Sanders data decision, brings DNC “neutrality” into question

December 18, 2015

Earlier this morning, news broke that the DNC had cut off voter file access to Bernie Sanders' campaign following a security failure at its data vendor, NGP-VAN.

Statement from Charles Chamberlain, Democracy for America's Executive Director, about the DNC's poor decision:

"The Democratic National Committee's decision to attack the campaign that figured out the problem, rather than go after the vendor that made the mistake, is…

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DFA endorses Bernie Sanders for President

December 17, 2015

After receiving 87.9% of member vote, Sanders captures first Democratic presidential endorsement in progressive PAC’s history

Burlington, VT – Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President in the 2016 race for the Democratic Party’s nomination.  Sanders earned the  endorsement after receiving an unprecedented 87.9% of the 271,527 votes cast by DFA members nationwide over a nine-day voting period.  To…

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DFA says Dems “deserve real credit” for forcing GOP to drop anti-refugee riders in Omnibus

December 15, 2015

Statement from Democracy for America’s Charles Chamberlain on reports that Republicans have halted plans to use the omnibus spending bill to continue their attacks on refugees:

“If reports hold true and strong Democratic opposition has prevented anti-American refugee restrictions from making it into the omnibus spending bill, it will represent a real victory for time-tested American values and the hundreds of thousands of grassroots…

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Democracy for America launches 2016 Presidential Primary Endorsement Vote

December 9, 2015

Burlington, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) launched its 2016 Presidential Primary Endorsement Vote.  The endorsement vote gives the national progressive political action committee’s members the opportunity to decide if the PAC will support Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders, or make no endorsement in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.

Key details about the DFA Presidential Primary Endorsement…

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DFA on TRUMP: GOP must “stop pandering to racists in their own ranks and dump Trump” like David Duke

December 8, 2015

Statement from Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain demanding Republican's dump Trump from their ballots following his continued bigoted, un-American comments:

"Donald Trump is an un-American bigot and the fact that the Republican Party continues to give him a platform for his fascist hate speech is reprehensible. 

“Republicans worked to keep KKK Grand Wizard David Duke off their primary ballot in 1992, and…

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SAN BERNARDINO: DFA says Republicans must “stop standing with terrorists, pass gun reform now”

December 2, 2015

Here's a statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain reacting to the ongoing tragedy in California:

"The tragic situation in San Bernardino is still going on, but even as it continues to unfold we need to make something very, very clear: This is terrorism.

"Whether you get your marching orders from an established terrorist organization or are simply a twisted individual intent on causing the terror of innocent people,…

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DFA reacts to Paul Ryan’s election as Speaker

October 29, 2015

Reaction to Paul Ryan's election as Speaker (and why progressives are excited by it) from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain:

"As progressives, we could not be more excited about the far-right Republican House caucus' decision to back Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House. 

"Thanks to his Vice Presidential run, nearly everyone knows about Paul Ryan's steadfast commitment to doing whatever he can to cut Americans' hard-earned…
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Democracy for America backs Joyce Craig for Mayor of Manchester

October 27, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 27, 2015
Contact: Omer Farooque, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 262-391-2653

Democracy for America backs Joyce Craig for Mayor of Manchester 

Burlington, VT -- This morning, the national progressive group Democracy for America announced its endorsement of Joyce Craig for Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire.

The fully quotable email to DFA members endorsing Joyce Craig is below.

Statement from Democracy for America…

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