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BREAKING: DFA says any budget deal including SS cuts is “declaring a holy war on working families”

October 26, 2015

Reports suggest that Congress and the White House may be near a budget deal that could include cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the unacceptability of any budget deal that includes earned benefit cuts:

"If talk about Social Security benefit cuts in an upcoming budget deal is a trial ballon, it must be popped right now.

"The White House needs to know that…

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Democracy for America backs progressive champion Heather Arnet for PA State Senate District 37

October 21, 2015

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OCTOBER 21, 2015
Contact: Omer Farooque, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 262-391-2653

Democracy for America backs progressive champion Heather Arnet for PA State Senate District 37

Burlington, VT -- This morning, the national progressive group Democracy for America announced its endorsement of Heather Arnet in the November special election in Pennsylvania State Senate District 37.

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Democracy for America backs Aaron Peskin for San Francisco Board of Supervisors

October 14, 2015

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OCTOBER 14, 2015
Contact: Omer Farooque, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 262-391-2653

Democracy for America backs Aaron Peskin for San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Burlington, VT -- This morning, Democracy for America, a national progressive group  announced its endorsement of progressive leader Aaron Peskin.

Email endorsing Aaron Peskin for San Francisco Board of Supervisors is below.

Statement from Democracy…

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DFA praises Clinton’s TPP opposition, “illustrates how out-of-touch White House is w/ America

October 7, 2015

Sec. Hillary Clinton just became the third major Democratic presidential candidate to make clear her opposition to the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Statement from Democracy for America about Sec. Clinton's stated opposition to the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership.

"Hillary Clinton's decision to join Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley in opposing the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership demonstrates a keen understanding…

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Democracy for America endorses Lisa Herbold for Seattle City Council

October 1, 2015

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October 1, 2015
Contact: Omer Farooque, [email protected]262-391-2653
 
Democracy for America endorses Lisa Herbold for Seattle City Council
 
BURLINGTON, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA), a national progressive organization, endorsed Lisa Herbold for City Council in Seattle, Washington.
 
Despite relentless attacks by well-funded corporate interest groups, Lisa has stood strong in her…
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BREAKING: Democracy for America endorses Catherine Cortez Masto for U.S. Senate

September 25, 2015

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September 25, 2015
Omer Farooque, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 262-391-2653

BREAKING: Democracy for America endorses Catherine Cortez Masto for U.S. Senate

BURLINGTON, VT --This morning, Democracy for America, a national progressive political organization founded by Governor Howard Dean endorsed Catherine Cortez Masto for U.S. Senate in Nevada.   

DFA also endorsed Kamala Harris in her race for U.S. Senate in…

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BREAKING: Democracy for America backs Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

September 25, 2015

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September 25, 2015
Omer Farooque, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 262-391-2653

BREAKING: Democracy for America backs Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

BURLINGTON, VT -- This morning, Democracy for America, a national progressive political organization founded by Governor Howard Dean endorsed Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate in California.

DFA also endorsed Catherine Cortez Masto for U.S. Senate in Nevada.

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IRAN: DFA calls cloture failure “tremendous victory for diplomacy, proof US learned lesson of Iraq”

September 10, 2015

Democracy for America's reaction to today's defeat of the motion of disapproval on the Iran nuclear deal:

"Today's Senate vote to avoid an unnecessary, partisan effort to kill the Iran deal is a tremendous victory for diplomacy and proof that the United States has finally learned the lesson of the Iraq War.

"Still, while we celebrate this victory, we're under no illusion that the fight stops here. We know the war hawks and moneyed…

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DFA statement on 41 Votes for Iran Deal

September 8, 2015

Statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain's on today's big victory for diplomacy and the Iran deal.

"War hawks spent millions this August trying to kill the Iran deal, but a nationwide army of grassroots activists showed up at town hall meetings, made hundreds of thousands of calls to their members of Congress, and held countless actions lifting up the voices of the majority of Americans who don't want another…

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DFA: “Troubling to see Senator Cardin betray constituents, oppose the Iran Deal.”

September 4, 2015

Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on Sen. Cardin's pledge to vote against the Iran Deal:

“After Barbara Mikulski’s bold, game-changing vote to support the Iran deal, it’s deeply troubling to see Senator Cardin betray his constituents and stand in the way of diplomacy. Given his opposition to the war in Iraq, Cardin's short-sighted cave to the moneyed interests' intent on putting us on the path to war is…

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DFA reacts to 34 Senators supporting the Iran Deal

September 2, 2015

Reaction to Senate's support for the Iran Deal from Democracy for America's Jim Dean:

"While it's clear that the Senate now has the votes to stop efforts to kill the Iran deal, we know that the warhawks and moneyed interests intent on setting us on the path to war aren't going to stop here and neither will we.  

"Now that the deal is seemingly safe from a veto override, we'll be doubling down on our campaign to ensure Congressional…

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Democracy for America backs Regina Romero for Tucson City Council

September 2, 2015

BREAKING: Democracy for America backs Regina Romero for Tucson City Council

Burlington, Vt. – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of progressive champion Councilwoman Regina Romero for Tucson City Council.

Founded by Governor Howard Dean, DFA is a national, people-powered Political Action Committee with 1 million members across the country, including 21,940 in Arizona.

Full endorsement email that’ll be…

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DFA reacts to 34 Senators supporting the Iran Deal

September 2, 2015

Reaction to Senate's support for the Iran Deal from Democracy for America's Jim Dean:

"While it's clear that the Senate now has the votes to stop efforts to kill the Iran deal, we know that the warhawks and moneyed interests intent on setting us on the path to war aren't going to stop here and neither will we.  

"Now that the deal is seemingly safe from a veto override, we'll be doubling down on our campaign to ensure Congressional leaders…

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Democracy for America backs Regina Romero for Tucson City Council

September 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2015
Contact: Omer Farooque, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 262-391-2653

BREAKING: Democracy for America backs Regina Romero for Tucson City Council

Burlington, Vt. – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of progressive champion Councilwoman Regina Romero for Tucson City Council.

Founded by Governor Howard Dean, DFA is a national, people-powered Political Action Committee…

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BREAKING (MD-SEN): Democracy for America, EMILY’s List cheer early Edwards polling lead

August 18, 2015

Earlier this morning, new polling showed Donna Edwards possessing an early lead in Maryland's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.

Democracy for America (DFA) and EMILY's List released statements this morning cheering the exciting new polling results. DFA and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee helped successfully draft Edwards into the Maryland Senate Race earlier this year.

Statement from DFA Executive Director Charles Chamberlain:…

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