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…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…