July 22, 2016
Secretary Clinton just announced that she has chosen VA Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate in the 2016 election.
Here's Democracy for America's reaction to Clinton's selection of Kaine:
"Donald Trump is the most dangerous candidate in the history of our country and that's why we're working as hard as we can to unite the Political Revolution with the Democratic Party establishment to defeat him.
"Secretary Clinton's choice of…
July 21, 2016
Yesterday, Zach Carter at the Huffington Post broke the news that, while campaigning for the 2016 VP slot, Senator Tim Kaine had recently signed on to a letter calling on Fed. Chairwoman Yellen and others calling for bank deregulation.
Here's a response from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on the Sen. Kaine bank deregulation letter and what it means for his standing as a potential VP candidate:
"Let's be really clear:…Read More…
July 14, 2016
This afternoon, the Indianapolis Star and several other media outlets are reporting that far right-wing governor Mike Pence will be joining Donald Trump on the Republican ticket as a vice presidential candidate.
Here is DFA's reaction to Trump's apparent impending VP pick of Mike Pence:
"Anyone who shares a ticket with Donald Trump, including Mike Pence, is a bigot and has no business being anywhere close to the White House." --…Read More…
July 12, 2016
This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) praised Bernie Sanders for his transformational presidential campaign and joined him in endorsing Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.
Here's the full statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on the organization's endorsement of Clinton:
"Bernie Sanders not only ran a presidential campaign that ensured that the populist progressive values he's fought for his…
July 8, 2016
This morning, ahead of the group’s meeting in Orlando, FL, Democracy for America (DFA) delivered a petition signed by 21,543 Democrats in Connecticut and across the country calling on Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy to reject the dangerous merger of Anthem and Cigna or immediately resign from his position chairing the 2016 Democratic Platform Committee.
Over the last six weeks, Malloy has come under increasing public scrutiny over his…Read More…
July 6, 2016
Today, Hillary Clinton launched an enhancement of her New College Compact which Bernie Sanders called a "very bold initiative" that would "revolutionize the funding of higher education in America" and borrowed important aspects of Sanders's own plans for free college tuition.
Here's Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on Clinton's new higher education plan:
"The New College Compact being released today is a significant move…Read More…
June 30, 2016
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Tina Podlodowski in her bid to become Washington’s Secretary of State.
The endorsement will be formally announced to DFA’s 1 million members nationwide via an email from Fmr. State Senator Nina Turner, a prominent Bernie Sanders supporter and the 2014 Democratic nominee for Ohio Secretary of State candidate, Nina Turner. Turner’s email to DFA members is available…Read More…
June 28, 2016
DFA-backed candidate Zephyr Teachout just won the Democratic Party primary in New York’s 19th Congressional District.
Statement from Democracy for America's Chair Jim Dean on Zephyr Teachout’s big win in the NY-19:
"Zephyr Teachout’s primary victory tonight isn't just an important win for the political revolution behind Bernie Sanders, it's an important win for anyone who believes that our country needs bold leaders in Washington who…Read More…
June 27, 2016
Earlier this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a decisive 5-3 ruling, struck down Texas laws which attempted to shutter many abortion clinics and sharply limit abortion access in the state.
Democracy for America, which has long held that access to legal and safe abortion services is a core progressive value, released the following statement from its Executive Director, Charles Chamberlain, reacting to the court ruling:
June 24, 2016
BURLINGTON, VT – Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jim Mowrer in his race against Republican David Young in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.
DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 13,890 members in Iowa and one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.
Statement from DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots…Read More…
June 23, 2016
Earlier this morning, in a 4-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court's injunction or President Obama's DAPA and the expansion of DACA immigration programs.
Heartbroken by this ruling, DFA joins the #Not1More movement in calling on the President end all deportations in the wake of continued immigration injustice. Here's the full statement from DFA Executive Director Charles Chamberlain:
"Today's Supreme Court ruling on…Read More…
June 8, 2016
A statement from Democracy for America's Jim Dean responding to the results on the June 7th primary results and the race for the White House:
“While we certainly would have preferred a different result in California, Bernie Sanders’s victories in Montana and North Dakota, along with his strong showings in New Mexico and South Dakota demonstrate that the political revolution will continue its fight for a Democratic Party that will…Read More…
June 7, 2016
A statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean as we start receiving results from today's elections in NJ, NM, MT, SD, ND, and CA:
"Millions of Americans are still voting tonight and tens of thousands more will cast their ballot in the Democratic primary in the systematically-ignored District of Columbia next week.
"However, no matter what the final results are tonight, this much we know is true: Bernie Sanders and the…Read More…
June 3, 2016
Today, Democracy for America joined Connecticut Citizen Action Group (CCAG) and other allies in urging Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy to replace Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Wade as the key regulator in the Anthem-Cigna insurance merger -- or risk calling the state's ethics or his "appropriateness" as a national Democratic leader into question.
Democracy for America is a national progressive political action committee with 1 million…Read More…
June 1, 2016
During his speech in Elkhart, IN today, President Obama, in a surprising about-face, came out for expanding Social Security benefits -- a position DFA members have been pushing for years, partially in response to the president's previous support for cutting Social Security benefits.
Here's a statement from Democracy for America's Jim Dean reacting to President Obama joining the grassroots' calls for Social Security expansion: