Press Releases

Matt Cartwright Endorsement

March 26, 2012

Democracy for America Endorses MattCartwright (PA-17) Burlington, VT Today Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed MattCartwright for Congress. Cartwright continues to be a progressive champion for Pennsylvanias17th district. "Matt Cartwright is the right man forCongress, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. He is leading the chargeagainst the fracking to protect clean air and clean water for working people inPennsylvania communities.… Read More…

Mark Takano (CA-41) Endorsement

March 14, 2012

Burlington, VT Today Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Mark Takano for Congress. Mark is a true progressive champion fighting to protect the community needs in Californias 41st District. "It is a great privilege to endorse Mark Takano for Congress, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Mark has the courage and tenacity to change the tone in Washington. He has continuously fought for the rights middle class Californians and is the kind of… Read More…

Endorsement of Shea-Porter and Kuster

March 14, 2012

Burlington, VT Today Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Carol Shea-Porter and Anne McLane Kuster in New Hampshire for Congress. Both women are progressive champions fighting to protect Social Security and Medicare for the people of New Hampshire. "I am proud to endorse Carol Shea-Porter and Anne McLane Kuster, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Anne and Carol are exactly the kind of leaders we need in Congress right now -- strong… Read More…

GRAS winners 2012

March 2, 2012

2nd and 3rd Runners up are Norman Solomon CA 02 and Jose Hernandez CA - 10 Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced that Alan Grayson, FL 09, is winner of the Grassroots All-Stars Contest. The winner of the 2012 Grassroots All-Star Competition will receive: the title of "2012 DFA Grassroots All-Star" and DFA's endorsement; a commitment to raise $20,000 in small donations from DFAs national membership; and a… Read More…

Top Ten GRAS Winners

February 17, 2012

Largest Grassroots Contest in DFA History; 2nd Round of Voting Expected to be Very Competitive Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced the top ten winners of the first round of voting in the Grassroots All-Stars Contest. With 70,000 votes, this is the largest endorsement contest DFA has hosted to date. The winners of the first round will compete in a second round for the top prize.

The top ten winners are:

1)Alan… Read More…

Gov. Dean’s statment on Komen

February 1, 2012

The Komen Foundation has abandoned hundreds of thousands of women who rely on breast cancer screenings - over a hundred and seventy thousand through its partnership with Planned Parenthood in recent years.

Gov. Howard Dean Burlington, VT Statement from Gov. Howard Dean, former member of the Board of Directors for New England Planned Parenthood released today via Facebook:

The Komen Foundation has abandoned hundreds of thousands of… Read More…

Jan. endorsements and GRAS

January 19, 2012

DFA To Work In Over 60 Federal Races in 2012; Kicks Off Cycle By Endorsing First 5 Congressional Candidates and Announcing An Online Contest for Congressional Challengers and Open Seats

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced five endorsements and the launch of its first online endorsement contest of the year. In 2012, DFA will endorse over 60 candidates and the largest campaign the organization has ever run.

The… Read More…

Statement on SOPA Blackout Day

January 17, 2012

The Internet is where democracy happens. The last thing we need is corporate censorship of free speech. Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of Democracy for America Burlington, VT Statement from Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of Democracy for America (DFA) on DFAs participation in the web site blackout on Wed. Jan. 18th to stop SOPA & PIPA, or corporate censorship of the Internet: Democracy for America recently divested our 48… Read More…

2012 for 2012 release with 3 non-fed endorsements

January 4, 2012

Part of a Joint Effort with New Organizing Institute, Progressive Majority, and others, DFA Helps to Build the Progressive Bench with Recruitment, Endorsements, Training and Support Burlington, VT Today, Democracy For America (DFA) announced the endorsement of three progressive candidates running for local office in 2012.The endorsements are part of DFAs involvement with 2,012 for 2012, a collaborative effort to recruit a new… Read More…

Ilya release with GHD and DFA

December 12, 2011

Meanwhile, Primary Opponent Makes Major Contributions to Republican Campaigns Burlington, VT Today, Gov. Howard Dean and Democracy for America (DFA) sent an email to DFAs one million members asking them to support Ilya Sheymans campaign for congress in IL-10. Sheyman is in a contested primary against opponent Brad Schneider. In the email, Gov. Dean explains, According to FEC reports, Ilya's opponent gave: $250 to Republican Bob… Read More…

Dean and DFA endorse Grijalva and Edwards

December 7, 2011

Progressive Champions Gather Support as Redistricting Forces Primary Challenges from the Right Burlington, VT Today Gov. Howard Dean and Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed progressive champions Raul Grijalva (AZ-07) and Donna Edwards (MD-04). In an email to DFAs one million members nationwide, Gov. Dean explains, Few Democrats in the House of Representatives have fought harder than Donna and Raul to stop Paul Ryans plan to end… Read More…

Superfail statement

November 21, 2011

Burlington, VT - Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America on Super Committee failure: Democrats on the Super Committee were right to walk away from the deals Republicans proposed which only protected their political allies and donors in the top 1% while cutting vital programs that support the 99%. Republican behavior has been reprehensible in these negotiations. The failure of the Super Committee is the best case… Read More…

GHD video on Occupy

November 16, 2011

"This is about a just and fair America and I thank you for standing up for it. Where will you be November 17?" Statement from Gov. Howard Dean, founder of Democracy for America, on the Occupy movement:

In a video address to Democracy for America members filmed by Democracy for New York City on Nov. 15, Gov. Dean encouraged the Occupy movement.

Watch the video here:

In the video… Read More…

Ohio Victory Release

November 9, 2011

Gets 50,000+ Out to Vote Nov. 8, Voters Reject Gov. Kasich Extremist Attack on Working Families Burlington, VT Democracy for America staff and their 40,000 members in Ohio celebrated last night, when voters turned out to the polls and rejected Gov. Kasichs deeply unpopular anti-labor law, Senate Bill 5. DFA has been actively pushing the No on 2 campaign in Ohio for the past five weeks--talking to voters at more than 50,000 homes about… Read More…

Democracy for America on the Ground for No on 2 Campaign in Ohio

November 2, 2011

With No On 2 25 points up in the Polls, DFA Gets Tens of Thousands Out to Vote for Nov. 8 Burlington, VT So far in Ohio, DFA staff talked to voters at 44,864 homes to make sure that Ohioans can vote down Issue 2 on Nov. 8th. The door-to-door canvass Get-Out-The-Vote effort will continue until Election Day. Momentum is on our side in Ohio, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Gov. Kasich started a war on working families and Ohio voters will… Read More…

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