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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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RESPONSE: Democracy for America on the failure of Trumpcare legislation

March 24, 2017

Moments ago, Donald Trump lost the Trumpcare vote on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives -- bigly.

Here's a statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on Donald Trump's monumental loss on Trumpcare:

"The only thing more disastrous than the way Donald Trump handled his failed effort to pass Trumpcare was the plan itself, which would have shoved over 24 million Americans off their health insurance, led to…

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DFA: Trumpcare delay “outs” GOP for “lying to the American people” about Obamacare alternative

March 23, 2017

This afternoon, Republican House leaders found out they don't have the votes necessary to pass their miserable Trumpcare legislation and have apparently decided to delay the vote.  

Statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain following the delay of the Trumpcare vote:
 

"One good thing comes out of Donald Trump and Paul Ryan's failure to reach their self-imposed Trumpcare-passage deadline today: Republicans are finally…

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DFA LIVE Call: Merkley joins calls for suspension of SCOTUS hearings, responds to deal rumors

March 22, 2017

Tonight, on a call with Democracy for America members across the country, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley joined the growing number of leaders calling on the U.S. Senate to suspend consideration of Neil Gorsuch until the cloud of concerns regarding the Trump administration's ties to Russia are lifted.

Complete audio of the approximately 45 minute call is available here: 


 
Rough transcript of the quote from Sen. Merkley (made about 5m26s…

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DFA Endorses Lou Braatz for Lincoln (NE) City Council

March 22, 2017

National progressive organization partners with Nebraska Democratic Party

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Lou Braatz in his campaign for one of Lincoln, Nebraska’s At-Large City Council Seats. Braatz is one of many city-level endorsements for the national organization, which has over 7,000 members in Nebraska and is committed to investing $500,000 in progressive  municipal candidates this cycle.

Democracy for America Chair…

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DFA Endorses Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

March 21, 2017

National progressive organization continues VA Purple to Blue strategy, backs eight Delegate incumbents

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. DFA will be mobilizing its 37,065 members in the state to support Fairfax in the June 13 primary election.

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

“Across the country, the…

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DFA: Senate Democrats Need to Do Everything Possible to Stop Gorsuch

March 15, 2017

Democracy for America (DFA) Executive Director Charles Chamberlain issued the following statement after reports that Senate Democrats may be confused about how strongly to oppose Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee:

“Senate Democrats need to get it together and make their unequivocal opposition to Gorsuch clear. Honestly, it’s somewhat incredible that there are some Democrats in the U.S. Senate who don’t seem to understand the stakes…

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DFA says Trump Muslim Ban 2.0 is “a cheap, lawyered-up copy of the [first] Muslim ban”

March 6, 2017

Earlier today, the Donald Trump signed an executive order that marks his second attempt at ban Muslims from entering the country.

Here's a response to Trump's reheated Muslim ban from Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain:

“Donald Trump’s new Muslim ban is nothing more than a cheap, lawyered-up copy of the Muslim ban that was correctly struck down by federal courts just a few weeks ago.

“Donald Trump and those…

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DFA endorses Chokwe Antar Lumumba for Mayor of Jackson, MS

March 3, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Chokwe Antar Lumumba to be the next Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. Lumumba is the fourth mayoral endorsement of the year for the organization, which has 4,341 members in Mississippi and is committed to investing $500,000 in progressive municipal candidates this cycle.

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the endorsement of Lumumba:

“Chokwe Antar Lumumba wants to put…

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DFA backs Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District

March 3, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Jon Ossoff in the special election to replace Tom Price in representing Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.  Democracy for America has 31,078 members in the state of Georgia and one million members nationwide.

Ossoff is DFA’s first congressional endorsement following the 2016 general election and one of the first opportunities to show the national electoral reach of the rapidly growing…

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DFA celebrates nine progressive victories in Berwyn

March 1, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA)  celebrated the victories of  nine endorsed progressive candidates who won municipal elections in the Chicago suburb of Berwyn on Tuesday. The candidates ran as part of the larger Berwyn United slate, which had fourteen candidates total.

“On Tuesday, the people of Berwyn voted to inject fresh progressive voices into their city government. The  newly elected leaders of the Berwyn United slate put…

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DFA says DNC Chair results “another missed opportunity” for Dems to “regain relevance”

February 25, 2017

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the results in the race for DNC Chair:

"This incredibly disappointing result is another missed opportunity for a Democratic Party desperately trying to regain relevance and proves, once again, how out of touch party insiders are with the grassroots movement currently in the streets, on the phone, and at town halls nationwide.

"Nonetheless, the Resistance will persist in showing progressive…

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DFA backs Traynere for Bolingbrook Mayor, Berwyn United slate

February 22, 2017

Endorsements aim to replace corrupt Chicagoland officials with Trump resistance leaders

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of progressive resistance leaders running against corrupt incumbents in the Chicago suburbs of Berwyn and Bolingbrook.

In Berwyn, DFA endorsed candidates on the Berwyn United slate, which is looking to completely replace the current Democratic leadership of the city, from the mayor on…

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