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Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on Sen. Schumer’s betrayal on the Iran

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…

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ENDORSEMENT: Democracy for America backs four progressives in contentious Virginia Senate elections

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…

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How #BlackLivesMatter at Netroots Nation has already changed more than a presidential election

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…

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Joint statement of DFA and PCCC following Netroots Nation #BlackLivesMatter action

July 18, 2015

JOINT STATEMENT OF DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA & THE PROGRESSIVE CHANGE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE FOLLOWING NETROOTS NATION PRESIDENTIAL FORUM #BlackLivesMatter ACTION:
 
"Black lives matter and we stand in solidarity with every single organizer and activist who stood up and demanded that presidential candidates challenge power and respond to the crushing consequences of structural racism.
 
"Our country needs a president who is committed to…
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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…

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DFA praises Clinton speech, “illustrates the dominate force of the Elizabeth Warren Wing”

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…

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Democracy for America backs five progressives for Seattle City Council

July 9, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2015
Contact: Omer Farooque, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 262-391-2653

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…

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DFA comments on fight over new SEC commisioner

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…

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BREAKING: Democracy for America endorses Lucy Flores for Congress (NV- 4)

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. 

If…

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DFA founder Howard Dean on Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality: “Love wins… Moral arc of the

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.

“In 2000,…

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DFA on King v. Burwell: SCOTUS ruling is victory over “GOP’s kamikaze attacks against ACA…”

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…

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TRADE VOTE: DFA says Sen Dem betrayal “will be remembered… and we will hold you accountable”

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…

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TPA VOTE REACTION: Progressives will “never forget… which Dems sold them out” on Fast Track

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…

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BREAKING: DFA says Dems who trust GOP on TPA “deserve to lose their job, will make sure they do”

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…

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Governor Howard Dean endorses Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate

June 17, 2015

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

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…

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