Press Releases

Republican ad for Alberta Darling

August 4, 2011

Democracy for America and Progressive Change Campaign Committee Release NEW Ad in Alberta Darlings District; MoveOn Joins in to Increase NEW Ad Buy totaling $265,000 ***************Watch the New Ad here: http://bit.ly/pFg0BB***************

Madison, WI Democracy for America and The Progressive Change Campaign Committee released a new ad in Alberta Darlings district today. The new ad is aimed at Sen. Alberta Darling (R, WI SD-8), whose… Read More…

Jim’s statement on Debt Ceiling

August 1, 2011

Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of DFA, on the current state of the debt ceiling negotiations:

"Since 2004, the members of Democracy for America have steadfastly worked to change our country for the better. DFA members do this work on their own time, for no money, and little recognition for the satisfaction of knowing that they are doing something to make our Democracy work.

Never have I admired their efforts more than today as America… Read More…

WI Darling Ad Release and Press Call

July 29, 2011

Democracy for America and Progressive Change Campaign Committee Release NEW Campaign Ad in Alberta Darlings District; Contact Hundreds of Thousands of Voters on the Phones and at Their Doors

***************Watch the New Ad here: http://bit.ly/pkjHk6*************** ***************Listen to the recording of live press call from July 29***************

Madison, WI Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee… Read More…

AH/Sanders Statement on Debt Ceiling

July 22, 2011



"Maybe you have to live on K Street for this deal to make sense to you because it doesn't make sense to the rest of us out here in America."

Statement from Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of Democracy for America, on the current state of the debt ceiling negotiations: "The idea of cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid at a time like this in our economy is simply heartless. This deal should be embarrassing for Washington… Read More…

New PCCC/DFA TV Ad: ” Luther Olsen vs. Poy Sippi Elementary School”

July 20, 2011

Watch the ad here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/recallolsen?refcode=med Today Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee released the new ad, "Luther Olsen vs. Poy Sippi Elementary School." The ad depicts Jay Jones and his family in front of Poy Sippi Elementary School which is being shut down due to budget cuts voted on by Luther Olsen. "Republicans have found a way to find multimillion dollar… Read More…

WI Press Call Release for Canvass Launch

July 11, 2011



After an Overwhelming Response from DFA Members in WI and Around the Country to Stand up Against the War on Working Families, DFA Launches Efforts on the Air, Over the Phones, and On the Ground

Listen to the recording of the live press call from Monday July 11 with Nick Passante and Jimmy Haggerty. (MP3) Madison, WI - When Democracy for America members in WI started protesting outside the State House to stop Gov. Scott Walkers war on… Read More…

Social Security Statement from Jim July 2011

July 7, 2011



"Social Security is hope for the average American working family and taking that hope away is unacceptable."

- Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America. Burlington, VT - Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America in response to reports that Social Security is on the bargaining table in the Debt Ceiling negotiations:

"The idea of cutting Social Security as part of these debt ceiling negotiations is simply ridiculous. At a… Read More…

Jim Dean Comments on the Presidents Speech in Afghanistan

June 22, 2011

Its our patriotic duty to say when enough is enough

Democracy For America Chair Jim Dean Comments on the Presidents Speech in Afghanistan

Jim Dean, Democracy for America Chair: Were glad to see that President Obama is responding to the majority of Americans who are calling to bring our troops home from Afghanistan. His plan to bring home 30,000 soldiers is certainly a step in the right direction. However, our troops and the American… Read More…

Charlie Bass Ad Release

June 4, 2011

NH woman says, "When Congressman Charlie Bass voted to end Medicare that was an attack on families just like mine." Watch the ad here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaMsWnM242M Starting today, Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee released a new ad in New Hampshire featuring Jane Brickett, from Lancaster, NH. In the ad, Jane states that she voted for Republican Charlie Bass five times, but she believes he… Read More…

Democracy for America Takes on T. Boone Pickens: Prove It!

May 23, 2011

Burlington,

VT In a recent email to members, Democracy for

America (DFA) takes on T. Boone Pickens claim that

hydrofracking is safe for the environment. The email asks, If T. Boone is certain fracking is safe, why

won't he disclose the chemicals used in the process?

    The campaign encourages DFA members to call T. Boone Pickens and ask

him to voluntarily comply with the FRAC Act which would require that all

fracking operations… Read More…

Kathy Hochul Endorsement

May 13, 2011



Burlington, VT After endorsing Kathy Hochul, 2,597 DFA members donated more than $39,000 to her campaign, doubling her number of online donors in 24 hours. See the live running tally of DFA member donations to Hochuls campaign here.

"Republicans took a majority saying they were going to create jobs. Instead, all they've done is attack American women, students, seniors and the poor -- and the American people are sick of it, said Jim… Read More…

Democracy for America Praises Congressional Progressive Caucus Letter to President Obama

May 12, 2011

Burlington, VT - The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) submitted a letter today to President Obama to request that CPC leaders be included in the current bipartisan talks to negotiate a comprehensive deficit reduction package, as well as future discussions regarding our nations fiscal solvency. Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America (DFA) responds:

"When it comes this budget debate, one thing is clear with the American people,… Read More…

Statement on Conrad’s Budget Framework AH

May 4, 2011



After the 'Gang of Six' member Kent Conrad released a budget framework that comes closer to the draconian Ryan budget than the more reasonable proposals on the table such as the CPC People's Budget, Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of Democracy for America reacts:

"The last thing that Americans need for Democrats to do right now is to follow any of the radical recommendations from the Republican House budget. There are real alternatives… Read More…

Fracking House Party Release

April 18, 2011

At 200 House Parties on Sunday Night More Than 2,500 DFA Members Commit to Gather 100,000 Signatures on a Petition by Earth Day to Pass the FRAC Act After Call with Gasland Documentary Director, Josh Fox *******Watch the trailer for Gasland Here: http://stopfrackingnow.com/gasland******* Burlington, VT On Sunday evening thousands of DFA members gathered to watch the academy award nominated documentary, Gasland and then committed to… Read More…

Budget Statement April 14, 2011

April 13, 2011



DFA Praises President Obama for Calling for End to Tax-dodges for Corporate Millionaires and Calls on the President to Stop the Bleeding of Key Programs that Support the Middle Class Burlington, VT In anticipation of the Presidents speech today on the budget and the deficit, Democracy for America Chair, Jim Dean praises the Presidents intention to call to end the free ride for Americas wealthiest individuals. At the same time DFA… Read More…

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