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BREAKING: Democracy for America endorses Senator Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate

May 14, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2015

Democracy for America endorses Senator Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- This morning, Democracy for America announced its endorsement of Senator Russ Feingold following the progressive champion’s decision to mount a 2016 bid to return to his U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin.

Full endorsement email that was sent to DFA members, below.

If helpful, here’s an additional quote from DFA Chair…

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DFA to Senate Democrats: Reject the new deal on Fast Track for the TPP.

April 24, 2015

Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America, calling on Senate Democrats to reject the new deal on Fast Track for the TPP:

"In poll after poll and call after call, the American people have been extremely clear in their opposition to Fast Track and the job-killing, NAFTA-style Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. 

"Democrats in the U.S. Senate now must choose whether they stand with their constituents who oppose Fast Track…

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BREAKING - POLL: Opposition to TPP, Fast Track is trouble for Sen. Portman

April 20, 2015

NEW POLL: Opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership, Fast Track authority could pose reelection risk to Senator Rob Portman

BURLINGTON, VT -  According to the new polling, Ohio’s U.S. Senator Rob Portman could face huge risks in his 2016 reelection fight if he votes for so-called “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and/or the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

The findings of the poll, c/]'onducted by Public Policy…

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STATEMENT: Democracy for America (Run Warren Run) responds to Clinton’s 2016 entrance

April 20, 2015

Statement from Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Democracy for America, on the entry of Hillary Clinton into the 2016 presidential race:

"We're looking forward to hearing more about Secretary Hillary Clinton's vision for the future of our country and, in particular, how she plans to address our nation's income inequality crisis and stand up to the wealthy and powerful interests on Wall Street and elsewhere that dominate our…

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Twenty-Seven current, former New Hampshire State Legislators urge Elizabeth Warren to enter 2016 rac

March 18, 2015

BURLINGTON, VT. – Today, 27 current and former members of New Hampshire’s House of Representatives and State Senate joined together in a public letter urging Senator Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016.  

Find the full text of the letter and the names and towns of the 27 legislators who signed on to it available below.

The letter and display of New Hampshire legislative support for a Warren candidacy is the result of…

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NEW POLLING: Oregonian opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership, Fast Track Authority could pose reel

February 19, 2015

BURLINGTON, VT -- Oregon’s U.S. Senator Ron Wyden could face challenges in his new 2016 reelection fight if he votes with Senate Republicans in favor of the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the so-called “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) many in Washington believe is needed for passing it.  

According to the new poll conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP) on behalf of Democracy for America, half (50%) of…

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NEW POLLING: Honda holds double-digit lead in CA-17 primary

February 27, 2014

Earlier this morning, Democracy for America released brand new polling in DFA-endorsed candidate Rep. Mike Honda's race to continue representing the CA-17.  Here's the press release and polling that we shared with the media:

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
 
NEW POLLING: Honda holds double-digit lead in CA-17 primary
Corporate Democrat Khanna comes in 3rd to Republican in jungle primary  
 
Despite aggressive campaigning by his…
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Democracy for America: Nominate a Fed Chair Who Will Stand Up for The Middle Class

July 26, 2013

Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America, released this statement following the announcement the White House would delay an appointment of a new Fed Chairman until this Fall:

"Democracy for America is happy to hear that the White House has decided to postpone the appointment for Chair of the Federal Reserve until this fall.  Given her considerable contributions both inside and outside the Fed and her recognition of the realities that…

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DFA Releases Polling in VA House Races, Endorses Murphy in VA-34

April 25, 2013

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) is announcing its endorsement of Kathleen Murphy in the Delegate Race in the VA-34. Murphy is the third of DFA's five planned endorsements in its prestigious Purple to Blue Project in Virginia.  
“Delegate Barbara Comstock is one of the most virulently anti-choice members of the VA House of Delegates and radically out of step with mainstream Virginia.  Democracy for America is incredibly proud to…
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STATEMENT: DFA on “cowardly” Dems who opposed background checks

April 17, 2013

Moments ago, the U.S. Senate rejected the Manchin-Toomey amendment failing to expand background checks on all gun purchases.

Here's Democracy for America's (DFA) response to the Senate's failure to lead:

"Democrats who were too cowardly to get on the right side of a 90-10 issue like universal background checks better believe that the progressives will remember their spinlessness on gun violence prevention come reelection time.  The…

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Democracy for America Doesn’t Have Obama’s Back on Benefit Cuts

April 5, 2013

Democracy for America's response to reports that  Obama will be pushing for cuts to Social Security benefits in his coming budget:  
"The news that the Democratic President will be openly pushing for cuts to Social Security benefits is a profoundly disturbing shot across the bow for the progressives who called their neighbors, spent weekends knocking doors and donated millions to reelect him."  
"Let's be clear: President Obama,…
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DFA Launches the Purple to Blue Project

March 27, 2013

We're excited to launch our Purple to Blue program with the announcement of two endorsements in Virginia today. What is Purple to Blue?

Forget John Boehner and Paul Ryan -- Republicans don't need Congress to push their radical right-wing agenda. They're doing it right now, state by state:

  • Ending women's right to choose    
  • Busting unions
  • Deregulating industries and pillaging the environment
  • Giving away huge tax breaks to big…
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Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America, Issues Statement on the Sandy Hook Elementary School Trage

December 14, 2012

For Immediate Release: December 14th, 2012

Contact: Alex Showerman
802-651-3225
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Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America, Issues Statement on the Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy

Burlington, VT – Today, Jim Dean issued the following statement on the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.

We are absolutely stunned and saddened by the horrific tragedy that has taken place in Newtown, Conn. Our thoughts and prayers…

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Democracy for America to Democrats: Take Vital Programs Off the Table in Fiscal Showdown Talks

November 27, 2012

For Immediate Release: November 26th, 2012

Contact: Alex Showerman
802-651-3225
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Burlington, VT – Today, Democracy for America (DFA) launched a campaign to protect programs seniors depend on and tell Democrats that no deal is better than a bad deal in the upcoming fiscal showdown talks.

As part of the campaign, DFA and its partners hope to collect 50,000 signatures, demanding Senate Democrats reject…

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Progressive Powerhouse Partners with Social Media Start-Up

November 20, 2012

For Immediate Release: November 20th, 2012  

802-651-3225

Burlington, VT – Today, Democracy for America (DFA) is proud to announce the launch of a brand new website. New features include an online toolbox for progressive activists, and a revamped blog. The biggest addition to our page is our partnership with Shareaholic, a Boston based start-up, in the launch of their new Political Channel. 

“Democracy for America and Political…

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