Press Releases

Non-Fed endorsement Round 2

August 10, 2012

    Strength of Party Depends on Supporting Progressive Candidates up and Down the Ballot

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

announced several non-federal endorsements in states across the country for the 2012

election cycle. The national powerhouse is known for strengthening

progressive candidates at all levels of government who believe in

grassroots support. For candidates, earning the endorsement of DFA can… Read More…

Dean Dozen Round # 1

August 8, 2012

DFA awards Six candidates with firstround of Dean Dozen title

Burlington, VT

Today, Democracy for America (DFA), unveiledits first six of 12 key candidates the organization will focus on in the 2012election cycle to give progressives a chance to win back Congress. The candidates unveiled to take back the Houseof Representatives include Kathy Boockvar (PA-08), Jose Hernandez (CA-10),Shelli Yoder (IN-09), Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), and Joe… Read More…

Louise Slaughter 2012 Endorsement

August 6, 2012

Burlington, VT - Today, Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Louise Slaughter, running to represent New York's 25th District in Washington, DC. "Louise has been serving her community for as long as she can remember, first as an environmental activists and then as a city councilmember,said Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America. Louise is unafraid to stand for progressive values and is considered one of the most progressive members… Read More…

Darcy Poll Release

July 19, 2012

Burlington, VTDemocracy for America (DFA) recently commissioned a poll showing that progressive candidate Darcy Burner is leading in the democratic primary in Washingtons First Congressional District. Among likely primary voters, Darcy holds a commanding 4-point lead over her closest Democratic contender -- securing 40% of voters who identify as Democrats, despite there being six other candidates in the field.

This poll clearly… Read More…

Donovan endorsement

July 18, 2012

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

Donovan for Congress. Donovan will continue to be a strong voice for Connecticuts

middle class.

"Chris Donovan has been a

champion of working families in Connecticut, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. He

began advocating for the hard working people of Connecticut while organizing

with SEIU in the 1970s. Since then,

Chris has been staunch defender of the middle class by fighting to… Read More…

Romney Tax Petition

July 17, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for

America (DFA), Daily Kos and MoveOn,org Political Action unveiled that in 4 days

of the Whats Mitt Hiding campaign, the 3 organizations gathered over 224,000

signatures demanding full disclosure from Republican Presidential candidate

Gov. Mitt Romney. The coalition of progressive organizations will

deliver the signed petition to Gov. Romneys campaign headquarters in Boston,

MA on Friday. "Its… Read More…

DFA Women’s Slate

July 17, 2012

Burlington VT, Today, Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed four women for Senate; Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY). These four women are exactly the change the Democratic party and Washington need right now, said Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America (DFA). As Republicans continue to wage a war on womens rights, our economy and the very fiber of our democratic… Read More…

ACA Repeal 7.11.12

July 11, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) members in Florida rallied at Rep. Allen West (FL-18) and Rep. David Rivera (FL-26) offices, holding Republican members accountable for their 33rdvote against theAffordable Care Act.

Im happy know that my Congressman, Rep. Rivera thinks it's good to vote against kids 18-26 having health insurance. Its good to know that he believes pre-existing conditions should be the law, saidWendy… Read More…

Endorsement of Ruiz, Gill and Trivedi

July 5, 2012

Democracy for America: Endorses Three Doctors For Congress

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed 3 candidates running for Congress - David Gill (IL-13), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), and Manan Trivedi (PA-06). All three candidates have served their communities as doctors and now look to represent their communities in Washington.

"These three men exemplify the meaning of giving back,said Jim Dean, Chair of… Read More…

ACA Upheld

June 28, 2012

Democracy for America: With the Affordable Care Act

Upheld; Time to Win Back the House

GOP Plan for Vouchers Wrong Direction for


Burlington, VT

Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released the following statement after theSupreme Court upheld

the Affordable Care Act as constitutional.

We are pleased that the individual mandate was ruled constitutional today by

the Supreme Court, said Jim Dean, Chair

of Democracy for America.… Read More…

Citizens United - SCOTUS

June 25, 2012

Democracy for America: The Copper Kings Return to


With a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court

allows campaigns to be bought and sold to the highest bidder

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released

the following statement after the Supreme Court on a 5-4 decision, reaffirmed

the Citizens United decision by

reversing the Montana campaign finance law.

Yet again, the Supreme Court opens up our political system to… Read More…

WI loss statement

June 6, 2012

Democracy for America: People Power Trumped by 31 Million From Big Business

Burlington, VT Today, people powered organizing fell to out of state money to

the tune of 31 million dollars. While the coalitions ground game mobilized a

sizable force of pro-recall supporters in the final two weeks, corporate

influence and special interest bought the election and saved Gov. Walker from

an embarrassing defeat.

Ive never seen a ground game quite… Read More…

WI FINAL: 6.4.12

June 4, 2012

Democracy for America:

Wisconsin is Ready to Recall Walker

DFAs Ground Game Continues to Exceed Expectations as Election


Burlington, VT Over this past weekend, Democracy for America

(DFA), continued to exceed organizational expectations for the Get Out The Vote

efforts in Wisconsins recall campaign. This weekend alone, DFA was able to

knock on over 38,000 doors to recall Governor Scott Walker.

Im on the ground in Wisconsin and… Read More…


May 29, 2012

Democracy for America: Its Now or Never in

Wisconsin Recall

Get Out The Vote is in full swing

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) intensified its

ground game to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) in Wisconsin's recall efforts - by

committing to knock on 5,000 doors a day and calling over 8,000 households a

day till June 5. Working alongside the We Are Wisconsin coalition, DFA's

30,000 members continue to be a valuable asset to the… Read More…

NonFed Slate Release

May 24, 2012


Powerhouse Invests in local Democratic Races

Strength of Party Depends on Supporting Progressive Candidates

up and Down the Ballot

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced a

slate of seven local endorsements for the 2012 election cycle. Known for their ability to strengthen grassroot support for a candidate, Democracy for America goes to great lengths

to vet and endorse local candidates. For

candidates,… Read More…

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