Press Releases

Chris Murphy Endorsement

October 25, 2012

Jim Dean, Chair: Hes a realchampion of the values we fight for. Burlington, VT Today,Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Chris Murphy for Connecticuts open Senateseat. Murphy, a longtime advocate for the people of Connecticut hasserved the states 5th Congressional District since 2007. Chris Murphy is a real champion for the valuesthat we fight for,Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America, said.Hes fought for health care reform so… Read More…

Dean Dozen $$ Release #2

October 24, 2012

Democracy for America to Make 1 Million Calls Before November 6 Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced theorganization has raised over $500,000 dollars for its Dean Dozen candidates since August. Today the progressive groupalso pledged to make 1 million calls to drive the organization's Get-Out-The-Voteefforts before November 6th. These numbers are a strong indication that progressives are in thiselection to… Read More…

Connecticut Endorsements

October 24, 2012

























Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed John Murphy

to represent Connecticuts 8thAssembly District as a State Representative. Murphy is a longtime resident of Coventry and

has a lifetime of experience fighting for open and accountable government in

Connecticut. John is a third generation

union electrician, labor organizer, and activist.

John is running to represent the values, determination, and character

of the great… Read More…

Ellison: Progressive Hero

October 19, 2012

With Title, Ellison receives final House endorsement from Democracy for America Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced that Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat, won the organizations final endorsement and title as the Nations Progressive House Hero. The Minnesota Representative squeaked out a win over Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva, for the title through the organizations month-long contest with its… Read More…

Ruiz Poll Numbers

October 16, 2012















Ruiz Nears Upset in Coachella Valley Due to Grassroots Effort

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) released a new poll

indicating that Raul Ruiz, a Dean Dozen candidate running for Congress in Californias

36th Congressional District, is leading Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

in a second consecutive poll. Yesterday,

the Ruiz campaign released a poll from Lake Research Partners that showed Ruiz

up by 3 points.

Both polls… Read More…

Linda Coleman Endorsement

October 11, 2012



Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Linda Coleman for Lt. Governor of North Carolina. As a native of North Carolina, Linda has the dedication, determination and historical context to serve as North Carolinas next Lt. Governor.

"Linda is a class act, understands the power of the grassroots, and is the right choice for North Carolina,said Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America. She understands the needs of the… Read More…

Slates of Endorsements

October 10, 2012













Burlington,

VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed local candidates who are

seeking office throughout the country. DFA invests in local candidates to strengthen

the Democratic Party. By electing stronger

progressives at every level of government, real valued change can happen. Earning an endorsement from DFA can greatly

enhance a candidates campaign.



"These candidates exemplify what we

value at DFA, said Jim Dean, Chair of

Democracy… Read More…

Vislack Endorsement

October 10, 2012



Democracy for America Endorses Christie Vilsack (IA-04)

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Christie Vilsack for Congress. Vilsack, a native Iowan, will stand up for womens rights and make sure healthcare is accessible and affordable for all Iowans. Not only has Christie created a seven-point plant to make healthcare more affordable she has also created a plan to bring jobs back to the region. Each plan she… Read More…

Zerban Endorsement

October 9, 2012

For Immediate Release: October 9th, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Rob Zerban for Congress. Zerban is the right choice for Wisconsin -- he has vowed to protect Medicare and Social Security, protect reproductive rights, and stand up to any plan that would harm our seniors. Hell be a valued addition to the House and is a strong alternative to Tea Party hero and Mitt Romney Vice-Presidential candidate Paul… Read More…

VT Slate Release

October 4, 2012













Releases Slate of Endorsed Candidates in Vermont

Burlington, VT Today Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed 11 candidates who are seeking office in Vermont. DFA endorsed Peter Shumlin and

Cassandra Gekas as the best choice for Governor and Lt. Governor.

"Both Gov. Shumlin and Cass Gekas are

leaders who have the best interest of Vermonters in mind, said Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America. Its not just about relationships;… Read More…

Broderick Release

October 3, 2012



















Burlington, VT Today Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Mary

Ellen Broderick for New Mexico House District 30.

"Mary Ellen is a lifelong activist

with a spirit for change, Jim Dean, Chair of DFA, explained to NM voters

while canvassing with Mary Ellen this weekend. She not only believes that

things will improve in New Mexico, but she will fight for whats right, whats

fair, and be a strong advocate for her community. Real, progressive… Read More…

Ted Deutch

September 27, 2012

























For Immediate Release: September 27th, 2012 Contact: Linsey Pecikonis

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Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America

(DFA), endorsed Ted Deutch for Congress to represent Floridas 21th congressional

district. Ted has represented the district since 2010 and prior to being

elected to Congress he was a member of the Florida State Senate.

"Teds an outspoken advocate who has fought tirelessly… Read More…

Aldon Hynes

September 27, 2012



















Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for

America (DFA), endorsed Aldon Hynes for Connecticuts General Assembly

(CT-114). Hynes, a DFA member and

activist, currently works for a community health center and understands the

needs of the 114th Assembly District.

"Aldon is as committed as anyone that I know to

providing all Connecticut residents with affordable healthcare,said Jim Dean, Chair

of DFA.Hes seen firsthand what our community needs… Read More…

Dean Dozen $$ Release

September 26, 2012





















Progressive Group

Over-Performs in Fundraising Goals



Burlington, VT

Today, Democracy for America (DFA), announced that it has exceeded fundraising

expectations for the 12 Dean Dozen candidates, raising over $340,000 this

quarter. These 12 endorsed candidates (comprised of Carol Shea-Porter, Ann

McLane Kuster, Joe Miklosi, Shelli Yoder, Jose Hernandez, Martin Heinrich, Raul

Ruiz, Kathryn Boockvar, Mazie Hirono, Manan Trivedi, Tammy… Read More…

Upendra Endorsement

September 21, 2012



Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Upendra Chivukula for Congress. Chivukula an engineer by trade who speaks half-dozen languages has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2002. "Upendra is an outstanding individual, great husband, and fantastic candidate for New Jerseys 7thCongressional District,said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA.He believes that his story is the embodiment of the American dream … Read More…

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