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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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N. KOREA STRIKE: DFA warns that “megalomanic in the White House” is “inching us closer” to WW3

April 13, 2017

This evening, NBC NEWS reported that the Trump administration may be considering a preemptive strike against North Korea.

Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain issued this statement from on Congress' needs to act in response the Trump administration's increasingly disturbing saber rattling:

"News this evening that Donald Trump’s administration is considering a preemptive strike that could pull us into a nuclear…

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DFA celebrates grassroots progressive surge in Kansas’ 4th Congressional District

April 11, 2017

Tonight, Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated the amazing grassroots progressive surge we saw in Kansas 4th Congressional district.  

Statement from Democracy for America’s Chair Jim Dean on James Thompson stunningly strong race in the KS-4:

“The amazing grassroots progressive surge we saw emerge behind Democrat James Thompson in a deep red Kansas congressional district that Republicans won by 31 points five months ago is nothing…

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DFA backs Jimmy Gomez for Congress in California’s 34th run off election

April 11, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed state legislator Jimmy Gomez in the special election in California's 34th Congressional District.  DFA has 278,352 members in California and more than one million members nationwide.

The national progressive group had endorsed human rights journalist and activist Wendy Carrillo in the first round of voting in the CA-34 special election.  However, with the race for Congress now between Gomez…

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SYRIA BOMBING: DFA demands Congress “do its job… make sure Trump doesn’t start World War III”

April 7, 2017

In response to Donald Trump's decision to bomb Syria last night, Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain made the following statement:

“Yesterday, Donald Trump made America less safe by taking reckless military action in the Syrian civil war. Without consulting Congress or presenting any discernible plan for how we're going to achieve success, the idea that the actions Trump is taking are thoughtful and considered is laughable.
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Democracy for America on Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court installation

April 7, 2017

The U.S. Senate just installed Neil Gorsuch into a stolen seat in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Here's Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on Gorsuch's SCOTUS installation:

“Neil Gorsuch is a ticking time bomb for the Republican party and Donald Trump. The Republican party will own every single vote Gorsuch takes that sides with corporations against American workers, eliminates protections for handicap kids or LGBT families, and…

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DFA Endorses Garlin Gilchrist II for Detroit City Clerk

April 7, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Garlin Gilchrist II in his campaign for Detroit City Clerk.

The endorsement of Gilchrist is part of the organization’s commitment to investing $500,000 in progressive  municipal candidates this cycle. DFA has 1,948 members in Detroit and 59,543 total members across the state of Michigan.

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

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DFA backs trailblazing African-American women in Mayoral races in Charlotte, Cincinnati, Compton

April 3, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed City Councilmember Vi Lyles for Mayor of Charlotte, NC, following the endorsements on Friday of City Councilmember Yvette Simpson in her campaign for Mayor of Cincinnati, and Mayor Aja Brown for re-election in Compton, CA.

Earlier this year, DFA endorsed Tishaura Jones, who came within 900 votes of winning the primary in her race to be the next Mayor of St. Louis. The endorsements are part of…

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DFA: Arturo Carmona’s Mistreatment of Women Disqualifies Him for Congress

March 31, 2017

Recently, multiple women within the progressive movement, including Fmr. NV State Rep. Lucy Flores and former Bernie Sanders presidential campaign staff person Masha Mendieta, have publicly raised serious concerns about CA-34 candidate Arturo Carmona’s treatment of women.

In light of these public accounts, Democracy for America’s (DFA) Executive Director, Charles Chamberlain, made the following statement regarding Carmona and the race…

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DFA endorses Wendy Carrillo for Congress in California’s 34th Congressional District

March 30, 2017

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed human rights journalist and activist Wendy Carrillo in the special election for California's 34th Congressional District.  DFA has 278,352 members in California and one million members nationwide.

DFA Senior Electoral Campaign Manager Alejandro Chávez on the people-powered PAC's endorsement of Carrillo:

“We’re excited to support Wendy Carrillo, an unapologetic progressive…

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DFA endorses James Thompson in Kansas’ 4th Congressional District

March 29, 2017

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed civil rights attorney James Thompson in the special election for Kansas’ 4th Congressional District.  DFA has 11,627 members in Kansas and one million members nationwide.

The national progressive group also simultaneously endorsed Rob Quist (MT-AL), another Democrat running in a special election to fill a seat left open by a Republicans who has joined Donald Trump’s cabinet.…

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DFA backs Rob Quist in Montana At-Large Special Congressional Election

March 29, 2017

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed musician Rob Quist in his campaign for Congress in Montana (MT-AL). DFA has 6,460 members in Montana and one million members nationwide.

The national progressive group also simultaneously endorsed James Thompson (KS-4), another Democrat running in a special election to fill a seat left open by a Republicans who has joined Donald Trump’s cabinet.  Earlier in March, DFA…

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