Press Releases

DFA announces $500,000 initiative to build progressive power, confront Trump in America’s cities

February 21, 2017

DFA’s Jim Dean: “More important than ever” to “build our own wall of resistance” in cities

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced a new initiative to invest half a million dollars in progressive municipal candidates across the country, transforming America’s cities into bastions of resistance against the Trump regime.

“As Donald Trump tries to advance his broken and bigoted agenda, DFA is expanding our investment in the next…

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Democracy For America Endorses Tishaura Jones for St. Louis Mayor

February 20, 2017

BURLINGTON, VT - Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones to be the next mayor of St. Louis. Jones is the first mayoral endorsement of the year for the progressive grassroots organization, which has 25,782 members in Missouri.

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the endorsement:

“As the St. Louis Treasurer, Tishaura Jones has created innovative solutions to empower residents…

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DFA says Puzder withdrawal is “a temporary stay of execution” for US workers

February 15, 2017

News is breaking this afternoon that Andrew Puzder will withdraw his nomination for Secretary of Labor, a move that comes less than a day after Democracy for America members began ramping up the pressure against his nomination.

Here's a reaction to Puzder's impending nomination withdrawal from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain:

"Reports that Andrew Puzder has decided to withdraw his name from consideration to be the next…

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DFA: Senators who voted for Mnuchin shouldn’t expect to keep their jobs

February 13, 2017

Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called out the 53 Senators who voted to confirm Steve Mnuchin as Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary:

“Voting to put Steve Mnuchin in charge of the Treasury Department isn’t just a slap in the face to the millions of Americans who lost everything in the great recession, it's a disgustingly cynical bet that no one will notice that U.S. Senators are acting like Wall Street puppets…

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DFA: Trump Sells Out the American People to Wall Street

February 3, 2017

Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called out Donald Trump for signing executive orders designed to benefit the financial industry at the expense of American workers:

Donald Trump is selling out the American people to Wall Street once again, betraying the voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania who drove his narrow electoral college win. From appointing Goldman Sachs executives to run the Treasury to…

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DFA: Senators Must Block SCOTUS Nominee Until Muslim Ban Rescinded

January 31, 2017

Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called on Senators to oppose Donald Trump’s expected Supreme Court nominee until he rescinds his Muslim ban:

“Donald Trump’s Muslim ban is unconstitutional and un-American. Americans nationwide are looking for leaders in Washington who will stand up and fight in complete and absolute rejection of the Trump agenda as it stands right now.

Until the Muslim ban is repealed, we…

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Trump “Cowers in Fear” of Immigrants

January 26, 2017

Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called out Donald Trump for his fear of outsiders today, in reference to Executive Orders issued yesterday and anticipated later this week focused on immigration:

“With these Executive Orders, Donald Trump has made it clear that he wants to wall-off the United States from one of our greatest historic assets: immigrants. His irrational and unfounded fear of people from other…

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DFA Calls for Networks to Stop Airing White House Press Conferences Live

January 25, 2017

Following the Trump Administration’s third White House Press Conference yesterday, Democracy for America (DFA) Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called on news networks to stop carrying the events live:

“When called out by journalists, the Trump Administration has justified its brazen lies by saying it will pursue ‘alternative facts’ or ‘disagree with the facts’ as a matter of course. This unprecedented new policy from the White…

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DFA responds to Trump’s Inauguration

January 20, 2017

statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain regarding Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States:

"Today's inauguration is an incredibly dark day for our country.  

"The only thing more empty than the National Mall today during his poorly attended inaugural address were the platitudes Donald Trump made about bringing the country together. 

"Donald Trump won his narrow, electoral college…

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Democracy for America Endorses Senate Progressive Champions Baldwin, Brown, Sanders, and Warren

January 20, 2017

Democracy for America Endorses Senate Progressive Champions Baldwin, Brown, Sanders, and Warren

BURLINGTON, VT - Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who are each up for reelection in 2018. These are the progressive organization’s first endorsements of the 2018 election…

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DFA calls Senate’s Obamacare repeal vote “epic display of unrepentant, political cowardice”

January 12, 2017

Here's a response from Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain to the Senate vote to repeal Obamacare:

"Early this morning, when most of the country was sleeping, in an epic display of unrepentant, political cowardice Senate Republicans took their first steps towards passing legislation that will strip tens of millions of their health insurance and ultimately lead to thousands, perhaps even tens of thousands, of…

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Democracy for America backs Ryant Washington for Virginia Senate

January 6, 2017

This afternoon, Democracy for America (DFA), a national progressive organization with more than 36,000 members in the state of Virginia, endorsed Sheriff Ryant Washington in the Jan. 10th special election for VA State Senate District 22.

DFA’s endorsement is part of the group's on-going “Purple to Blue” Project, a national multi-year effort to win state House and Senate chambers across the country, with a focus on making “purple” state…

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Democracy for America endorses Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

December 13, 2016

With 87% of DFA’s member vote, Ellison receives endorsement for Democratic National Committee Chair, the second in the grassroots progressive PAC’s history

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Congressman Keith Ellison in his race to lead the Democratic Party as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Ellison earned DFA’s endorsement after receiving 87.4% of the votes cast by DFA members nationwide over a three-day…

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Democracy for America endorses the Movement for Black Lives policy platform

December 6, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- This morning, Democracy for America, announced its endorsement of the policy platform of the Movement for Black Lives, which was first released in August 2016.  

Here’s a statement from Democracy for America’s executive director, Charles Chamberlain, on the importance of the Movement for Black Lives’ policy platform:

“Black lives matter, period.

“We believe that it’s not enough to just say Black lives matter, it’s…

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Democracy for America on Trump’s pick of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

November 18, 2016

This morning, news emerged that Donald Trump had selected Senator Jeff Sessions as his pick for Attorney General.

Here's a response from Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain to Trump's pick of Sessions for Attorney General:

"The handful of people who might be even less equipped than Jeff Sessions to dispense justice on behalf of the American people typically spend their weekends wearing pointy hats and burning…

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