Press Releases

DFA backs Cynthia Nixon for Governor of New York

May 2, 2018

Democracy for America (DFA) today announced that it would be endorsing progressive activist and actor Cynthia Nixon in her race to become the next  Governor of New York.

DFA Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on the grassroots progressive group’s decision to endorse Cynthia Nixon in New York’s race for Governor:

"Democracy for America is thrilled to announce our endorsement of Cynthia Nixon, the real progressive in the race for…

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DFA endorses Rashida Tlaib for U.S. House in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District

May 1, 2018

Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Rashida Tlaib in her race to become the next member of Congress from the Democratic stronghold of Michigan’s 13th congressional district.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on the decision to back Rashida Tlaib’s race for Congress in Michigan’s 13th congressional district:

“Rashida Tlaib is a courageous progressive leader and unrelenting champion for Detroit’s working families that our country needs in…

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DFA calls on Hoyer to step down from House leadership following secret recordings

April 26, 2018

This morning, THE INTERCEPT released audio of Rep. Steny Hoyer, the second-ranking Democrat in the House leadership, actively trying to push a progressive candidate out of Colorado’s 6th congressional district primary.

DFA's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain responds to this explosive tape by calling for Steny Hoyer's resignation or removal from House Democratic leadership:

"The secret recordings of Steny Hoyer trying to push a…

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Democracy for America endorses Abdul El-Sayed for Governor of Michigan

April 26, 2018

Democracy for America (DFA) today announced its support for Dr. Abdul El-Sayed in Michigan’s hotly contested race for Governor.

DFA has 68,405 members in the state of Michigan and more than one million members nationwide.  

DFA Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on the grassroots progressive group’s decision to back Dr. Abdul El-Sayed in Michigan’s Democratic Gubernatorial primary:

“Democracy for America members could not be more…

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DFA on SYRIA STRIKES: “While Trump likes to play authoritarian, it’s Congress” who decides on war

April 13, 2018

In response to Donald Trump’s announcement this evening of military strikes against Syrian military targets, Democracy for America’s Executive Director Charles Chamberlain released the following statement:

"Once again, Donald Trump and the war hawks running his administration are making America less safe by throwing us into the civil war in Syria without any sort Congressional approval.  

"While Donald Trump certainly likes to play the…

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DFA says Paul Ryan’s reelection retreat shows Dems the inclusive populist path to “lasting majority”

April 11, 2018

Reports broke this morning saying that House Speaker Paul Ryan has decided not to run for reelection.  

Democracy for America has been a strong supporter of Ryan’s Democratic opponent, Randy Bryce since June 2017.

Here’s a statement from DFA Chair Jim Dean on Paul Ryan’s retreat from a reelection fight and what lesson Democrats need to learn from it:

“Paul Ryan’s decision to pull the ripcord on his reelection is a direct response to…

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DFA launches “Criminal Justice Reform Champions” slate backing 10 for Sheriff, DA, Judge

April 5, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced the first ten endorsements on a new criminal justice reform-focused slate of progressive candidates for sheriff, District Attorney, and judge in communities across the country.  

The ten candidates DFA is endorsing today and adding to the slate are:

  • Diana Becton for District Attorney (Contra Costa County, CA)
  • Eric Higgins for Sheriff (Pulaski County, AR)
  • Dean Johansson for District…
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Democracy for America endorses in five key DC City Council races

March 30, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement in Washington, DC’s races for City Council Chair and four City Council seats.  DFA’s endorsed candidates are:

  • Ed Lazere, Council Chair
  • Jeremiah Lowery, At-Large City Council
  • Elissa Silverman, At- Large City Council
  • Brianne Nadeau, Ward 1 City Council
  • Charles Allen, Ward 6 City Council

DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with just under 10,000…

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DFA endorses Kaniela Ing for U.S. House in Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District

March 23, 2018

Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Hawaii State Rep. Kaniela Ing in his race to become the next member of Congress from Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District.

Ing, a three-time elected member of the Hawaii State House, is DFA’s first Congressional endorsement in Hawaii in 2018. In July 2017, DFA endorsed Sen. Mazie Hirono for her 2018 re-election following a heartfelt speech she delivered on the Senate floor that helped derail…

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DFA backs Paulette Jordan for Governor of Idaho

March 15, 2018

Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed its support for Paulette Jordan in the race to become Idaho’s next Governor.

First elected in 2014, Jordan represented North Idaho in the Idaho State House.  In addition to her work in Boise, Jordan serves as Chair of the Energy, Natural Resources, and Transportation Committee for the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators and is a member of the Idaho Advisory Committee to the…

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DFA endorses Greg Edwards for U.S. House in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District

March 13, 2018

Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Greg Edwards in his race to secure the Democratic nomination and election to the U.S. House in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional district.

Edwards is the second endorsement DFA has made in the Keystone State during the 2018 election cycle.  In January, DFA endorsed Jess King in her race for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots…

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DFA celebrates primary successes of Moser (TX-7), Escobar (TX-16), Ortiz-Jines (TX-23)

March 7, 2018

Last night, three of Democracy for America’s four endorsed U.S. House candidates in Texas -- Laura Moser (TX-7), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), & Gina Ortiz-Jones (TX-23) --  either won outright or advanced to a May run-off.

DFA also backed Joe Gonzales, who beat a Democratic incumbent to win Texas’ Bexar County District Attorney primary.

Statement from Chair Jim Dean on DFA’s big victories in Texas U.S. House races last night:


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Mosers’ run-off-bound TX-7 finish shows DCCC must learn old “gutless, corporate playbook” is a loser

March 7, 2018

Results from Laura Moser’s race in Texas 7th Congressional District are in and have made it clear that, despite the DCCC’s recent public bomb throwing, she’s heading to the May 22nd run-off.

Democracy for America (DFA) has been a strong supporter of Moser's campaign since mid-2017 and vehemently defended her following the DCCC’s base-depressing attacks.

DFA’s response to Moser’s strong, run-off-bound finish in the TX-7 race:


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Democracy for America endorses Rep. Ro Khanna for reelection

February 23, 2018

Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Rep. Ro Khanna in his bid for reelection in California’s 17th congressional district.

This is the first time that DFA has endorsed Congressman Khanna.  In 2014 and 2016, DFA was a fierce opponent of Khanna’s efforts to unseat Mike Honda, a progressive leader in the U.S. House.  In fact, DFA opposed Khanna so ferociously in 2014 that he explicitly referenced the group in his concession…

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DFA responds to the DCCC’s base-depressing attacks on Democrat Laura Moser’s TX-7 race

February 22, 2018

Earlier this afternoon, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) launched an attack on Democrat Laura Moser's in the race for Texas' 7th Congressional District.  

Democracy for America (DFA) has been a strong supporter of Moser's campaign since mid-2017 -- in fact, on Tuesday, DFA's Chair Jim Dean rallied with the Moser campaign's grassroots volunteers in Houston to help launch their early vote GOTV efforts.


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