August 7, 2015
Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on Sen. Schumer's betrayal on the Iran Deal:
"As disappointing as Sen. Schumer's betrayal on the Iran deal is, it's ultimately a cave to the far right that will bring few, if any, additional short-sited Senate votes with it. We're going to get the Iran Deal done with or without Senator Schumer or anyone else who insists on being trapped in the past when it comes to conflict…Read More…
August 5, 2015
BURLINGTON, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA), the national progressive organization founded by Governor Howard Dean, endorsed four progressive candidates for Virginia State Senate.
The four candidates that DFA endorsed today include:
Dave Belote (VA-Sen 8)
Dr. Jill McCabe (VA-Sen 13)
Jeremy McPike (VA-Sen 29)
Senator Jennifer Wexton (VA-Sen 33)
DFA’s endorsement of these four progressive champions…Read More…
July 24, 2015
By: Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America.
The Netroots Nation presidential candidate town hall made clear that the progressive movement and the Democratic Party need to do more, right now, to support the Movement for Black Lives.
I say that as someone who was in the convention hall watching as young, powerful Black women demanded that progressive leaders actively address the state of emergency that has…Read More…
July 18, 2015
IRAN: DFA says progressives right to be wary of WH deals post-TPA, but “deal with Iran is a good one
July 14, 2015
Earlier today, the six major world powers announced a historic agreement that will dramatically restrict Iran's nuclear program in exchange for the easing of economic sanctions.
Response from Democracy for America's spokesperson on the agreement with Iran:
"After the difficult fight over Fast Track authority for the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership, progressives have good reason to be wary of any massive international agreement that…
July 13, 2015
Reaction from Democracy for America ahead of Sec. Hillary Clinton's big economic speech.
Statement from DFA's Chair Jim Dean on Sec. Clinton's economic policy speech:
"Secretary Hillary Clinton's economic policy speech reflects a very clear understanding that the Democratic Party and the vast majority of the American people want a President who will fight alongside Senator Elizabeth Warren and refuse to kowtow to wealthy and powerful…
July 9, 2015
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July 9, 2015
Democracy for America backs five progressives for Seattle City Council
BURLINGTON, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA), the national progressive organization founded by Governor Howard Dean, endorsed five progressive champions for city council in Seattle, Washington.
The five Seattle City Council candidates that DFA endorsed…Read More…
July 7, 2015
News broke this AM that, following pressure from Democracy for America and other progressive groups, the White House is reconsidering appointing corporate attorney Keir Gumbs to a open seat on the SEC.
Here's a statement from DFA Chair Jim Dean on the White House response to growing progressive pressure on the open SEC seat:
"If we won't tolerate a cop who's working with Main Street criminals, why should we put up…Read More…
June 29, 2015
BREAKING: Democracy for America endorses Lucy Flores for Congress (NV- 4)
Burlington, Vt. – This morning, Democracy for America announced its endorsement of progressive champion Lucy Flores in her race for Nevada’s 4th Congressional district.
DFA is a people powered Political Action Committee with 1 million members nationwide, including more than 7,450 in Nevada.
Full endorsement email that’ll be sent to DFA members, below.
June 26, 2015
Since our founding by Gov. Howard Dean in 2004, Democracy for America and it’s million members nationwide have been committed in the fight for the equal marriage rights of all Americans.
If helpful, here’s a statement from DFA Founder, Gov. Howard Dean, on today’s historic marriage equality court ruling:
“Today, love won. This ruling sends a clear message that every American has the right to marry the person they love.
June 25, 2015
Democracy for America applauds the court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act. ACA is here to stay, period.
Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on today’s ruling upholding healthcare reform:
“Today’s ruling isn’t just a victory for the millions of people who will get to keep their healthcare, it’s a victory for the millions more who are sick and tired of the GOP’s relentless kamikaze attacks against a program…
June 23, 2015
Moments ago the U.S. Senate voted to advance Fast Track for the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Quick reaction from Democracy for America's Jim Dean to today's Senate Fast Track vote:
"Senate Democrats who just voted to proceed on Fast Track for the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership openly betrayed the grassroots Democratic activists who helped elect them and have been exceedingly clear in their opposition to any…
June 18, 2015
Moments ago the House just voted to pass Fast Track for the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Democracy for America's Jim Dean's reaction to the House's disappointing vote:
"Thanks to House Republicans and a handful of turncoat Democrats, the army of corporate execs and industry lobbyists who wrote the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership will now have an easier time shoving it down the throats of an American public that's broadly…
June 18, 2015
Ahead of today's second vote on Fast Track for the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership, Democracy for America wanted to make clear that it continues to stand by the very clear stakes it laid out for Democrats last week.
Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America:
"Once again, we urge all Democrats to vote NO on Fast Track for the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership.
"Americans have been exceedingly clear in their opposition…
June 17, 2015
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Governor Howard Dean endorses Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate
This morning, Governor Howard Dean (D-VT) endorsed progressive champion Senator Russ Feingold’s U.S. Senate race in an email to Democracy for America (DFA) members in Wisconsin and across the country.
DFA, the people-powered progressive PAC Dean founded in 2004, announced its endorsement of…