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Ben Jealous Launches Gubernatorial Campaign with Grassroots Army at the Ready

May 31, 2017

Ben Jealous Launches Gubernatorial Campaign with Grassroots Army at the Ready

More than 3,400 DFA Members Have Pledged to Help Jealous Win

As Ben Jealous launches his campaign for Governor of Maryland today, he does so with the support of Democracy for America’s million members - with more than 3,400 grassroots activists and donors who have already committed to work for his successful election from day one. The supporters are members…

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DFA Endorses Central New Jersey Progressives for State Senate, Assembly and County Freeholder

May 26, 2017

Democracy for America today endorsed multiple Central New Jersey progressives, including candidates for State Senate, Assembly, and County Freeholder. The national progressive organization has 45,306 members in New Jersey.

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the endorsements:

“The elections in New Jersey this year are an exciting opportunity to build more progressive power in the state. Some of these candidates have earned the…

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DFA Statement on Montana Special Election

May 26, 2017

Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on Democrat Rob Quist’s narrow loss over billionaire Greg Gianforte:

“Once again, Republicans were willing to pull out all the stops to eke out a narrow win for another billionaire candidate, pouring millions more than Democrats into a race in a district that Donald Trump won by more than 20 points. Rob Quist’s campaign outperformed the last Democratic candidate by…

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DFA Calls on Gianforte to Apologize, Clarify Views on White Nationalists

May 23, 2017

DFA Calls on Gianforte to Apologize and Clarify Views on White Nationalists He Has a Track Record of Supporting

Also calls on National Republican Congressional Committee  to Withhold Support

Following the reports that Montana Republican Congressional Candidate Greg Gianforte has repeatedly supported multiple white nationalist candidates, Democracy for America executive Director Charles Chamberlain called on him to apologize and clarify…

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DFA Urges Members to Support Stacey Abrams for Governor of Georgia

May 22, 2017

Democracy for America will begin mobilizing its members to pledge their support for Stacey Abrams if she runs for Governor of Georgia. In the event that Abrams moves from exploring a run to entering the race, this will provide her with a ready base of volunteers and grassroots donors to fuel her campaign on day one. DFA has 32,379 members in Georgia. After the national progressive group endorsed Jon Ossoff for Congress in Georgia’s 6th…

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DFA: Mueller Appointment Doesn’t Change Need for Impeachment

May 18, 2017

Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain responds to the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein:

“This latest move by the Trump administration is too little, too late. With each passing day, we are learning of new ways in which Donald Trump is placing our country and our institutions in greater danger. Mueller was appointed by the same man who…

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Democracy for America Celebrates Larry Krasner’s Historic Victory as Philadelphia’s Next District

May 16, 2017

Democracy for America celebrated attorney Larry Krasner’s election as the next District Attorney of Philadelphia tonight. The progressive organization, which has 11,391 members in Philadelphia and 62,584 across the state of Pennsylvania, endorsed Krasner on April 21. Since then, DFA’s local affiliated group, Philly for Change, mobilized its members to the polls, to door-knocking shifts and to phone-banks for Krasner’s campaign.

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In Aftermath of Comey Firing, 65,000 DFA Members Call for Investigation and Impeachment of Trump

May 11, 2017

For the First Time in its History, Democracy for America Calls for Impeachment of a Sitting President

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced that more than 65,000 of its members have signed a petition calling for the investigation and impeachment of Donald Trump in the aftermath of his firing of FBI Director James Comey -- the first time in its history that the organization has called for a sitting president’s…

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DFA Endorses Challengers in Key Virginia House Races

May 10, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed six progressive candidates challenging Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates. DFA will be mobilizing its 37,065 members in the state through fundraising, organizing, and volunteering to support its endorsed candidates in the state.

Democracy for America Electoral Director Annie Weinberg on the endorsements:

“Ending the Republicans’ veto-proof majority in Virginia’s House of Delegates…

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Democracy for America: Ben Jealous Should Run for Governor of Maryland

May 5, 2017

National Progressive Group Mobilizes Members in Support

Today, Democracy for America announced that it wants to see Ben Jealous run for Governor of Maryland, and began mobilizing its members to pledge their support for the progressive leader in an email. In the event that Jealous does run for Governor, this will provide him with a ready base of volunteers and grassroots donors to fuel his campaign on day one. DFA has 26,239 members in…

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DFA Backs Manka Dhingra in Key Washington Senate Special Election

May 3, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Manka Dhingra in her campaign for State Senate in Washington’s 45th Legislative District. Dhingra’s election would flip the Washington State Senate from Republican to Democratic control. Currently, Democrats have the majority in the Washington House of Representatives and hold the state’s governorship.

Democracy for America Electoral Director Annie Weinberg on the endorsement:

“Manka Dhingra…

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DFA Celebrates Historic Wins in Mayoral Primaries in Cincinnati, Jackson

May 2, 2017

Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated victories by progressive mayoral candidates over incumbents in Cincinnati, Ohio and Jackson, Mississippi tonight. In Cincinnati Councilwoman Yvette Simpson took first place, and will face  off against the incumbent mayor in November. In Jackson, Chokwe Antar Lumumba bested eight opponents, including the incumbent mayor, a state senator, and county supervisor, and will advance to the general on June…

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Democracy for America Backs Larry Krasner for Philadelphia District’s Attorney

April 21, 2017

Democracy for America today endorsed Larry Krasner in his campaign for Philadelphia District’s Attorney. The endorsement is part of the organization’s commitment to investing $500,000 in progressive municipal candidates this cycle. DFA has 11,391 members in Philadelphia and 62,584 across the state of Pennsylvania.

Democracy for America Chair Jim’s Dean’s statement on the national progressive organization’s endorsement:

“In…

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DFA Backs Joyce Craig for Manchester Mayor

April 20, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Joyce Craig in her campaign for Mayor of Manchester, NH.

Craig is the eighth mayoral endorsement by DFA so far this year, part of the organization’s commitment to investing $500,000 in progressive municipal candidates this cycle. DFA has 16,437 members in New Hampshire.

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the national progressive organization’s endorsement of Craig:

“In Joyce Craig, the…

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DFA celebrates Ossoff’s huge 1st place win in GA-6 Special Election

April 18, 2017

Tonight, Democracy for America celebrated Democrat Jon Ossoff’s first place finish in the special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District.

Votes are still being counted, but whether Ossoff stays over 50% or delivers an exceptionally strong first place finish in a race to replace a Republican who won by 23 percentage points just five months ago, it’s a tremendous victory for the grassroots.

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