February 23, 2018
Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Rep. Ro Khanna in his bid for reelection in California’s 17th congressional district.
This is the first time that DFA has endorsed Congressman Khanna. In 2014 and 2016, DFA was a fierce opponent of Khanna’s efforts to unseat Mike Honda, a progressive leader in the U.S. House. In fact, DFA opposed Khanna so ferociously in 2014 that he explicitly referenced the group in his concession…Read More…
February 22, 2018
Earlier this afternoon, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) launched an attack on Democrat Laura Moser's in the race for Texas' 7th Congressional District.
Democracy for America (DFA) has been a strong supporter of Moser's campaign since mid-2017 -- in fact, on Tuesday, DFA's Chair Jim Dean rallied with the Moser campaign's grassroots volunteers in Houston to help launch their early vote GOTV efforts.
February 15, 2018
Democracy for America’s response to this afternoon’s multi-vote failure to pass legislation protecting DREAMers from Trump-ordered deportation in the U.S. Senate:
“The one lesson from the today’s Senate train-wreck is that Donald Trump’s bigotry-laced immigration policy is an epic failure that does not and should not ever have the votes to become law. We continue to urge Democrats to stand strong in the fight for a clean DREAM Act, the…Read More…
January 25, 2018
National group says Porter (CA-45), Saad (MI-11), King (PA-16), Ortiz-Jones (TX-23) are “uniquely equipped to fire up the grassroots & replace Trump cheerleaders”
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Katie Porter (CA-45), Fayrouz Saad (MI-11), Jess King (PA-16), and Gina Ortiz Jones (TX-23) in four key Democratic primaries whose winners will be critical to Democrats’ chances of retaking the U.S. House in…Read More…
January 23, 2018
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Marcus Ferrell in his competitive primary for Arizona Legislative District 24.
DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 38,965 members in Arizona and more than one million members nationwide. The grassroots progressive organization’s endorsement of Ferrell is a continuation of its commitment to delivering inclusive populist change to Arizona in 2018. So…Read More…
January 22, 2018
Democracy for America response to Senate Democrats' cave on the #TrumpShutdown:
“Today’s cave by most Senate Democrats was not only a stunning display of moral and political cowardice, it was a strategically incoherent move that demonstrates precisely why so many believe the Democratic Party doesn’t stand for anything.
“A promise from known liars Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, or Donald Trump isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on, yet…Read More…
January 19, 2018
Spurred on by an immigration crisis created by Donald Trump and tonight's failed Senate vote, Republicans forced the shutdown of the U.S. government despite having unified control of the U.S. House, Senate, and the White House.
Statement about tonight’s launch of the #TrumpShutdown from Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain:
“It’s hard to imagine a more fitting end to Donald Trump’s utterly incompetent first…Read More…
January 17, 2018
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jamie Long in the competitive primary for Minnesota House District 61B.
DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 35,172 members in Minnesota and more than one million members nationwide. In recent years, DFA has been a strong supporter of numerous Minnesota progressives, including Rep. Keith Ellison’s 2017 race for DNC chair.
DFA’s Electoral Director…Read More…
January 17, 2018
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in his race for U.S. Congress in Illinois’ 4th congressional district.
DFA was a proud supporter of Garcia in his race to become Chicago’s Mayor in 2015 and worked alongside him in support of Bernie Sanders’ campaign for President in 2016. The member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC has 18,411 members in the City of Chicago (and more than one…Read More…
December 21, 2017
Democracy for America’s Charles Chamberlain on Congressional Democrats failure to deliver on their promise to pass protections for Dreamers before the end of 2017:
"It's beyond pathetic that, at the moment when they had maximum political leverage on must-pass year-end budget legislation, Democratic congressional leaders choked and refused to fight for a clean DREAM Act.
"Each day 122 Dreamers lose their protected immigration status and…Read More…
December 20, 2017
Moments ago, after a second vote in the U.S. House, Republicans successfully jammed a major tax giveaway to millionaires, billionaires, and big business through both houses of Congress.
Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean responded to the passage of the Trump Tax Scam legislation with the following statement:
"While it's true that they're giving millionaires, billionaires, and big business a Christmas gift as they ram the Trump Tax…Read More…
DFA says FCC vote ending net neutrality “is a dark day for the country & the future of the internet”
December 14, 2017
Moments ago, the Federal Communications Commission voted in a 3-to-2 party-line ruling to end Internet net neutrality rules. Democracy for America (DFA) has worked on the fight for net neutrality alongside its progressives allies for the better part of a decade.
Statement from DFA Communications Director Neil Sroka on today's repeal of net neutrality rules:
"Today's FCC vote ending net neutrality is a dark day for the country and the…Read More…
December 12, 2017
Tonight, Doug Jones won the special election for U.S. Senate in the deep-red state of Alabama.
Democracy for America members backed Jones on September 29th and have been enthusiastic backers in the race.
Statement from Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director of Democracy for America, on Jones' big surprise victory:
“Doug Jones’ victory tonight in deep-red Alabama isn’t just a crushing blow to Donald Trump’s agenda of bigotry, hate,…Read More…
December 8, 2017
National group says victories of Caforio (CA-25), Oatman (CA-48), Jammal (CA-39), Levin (CA-49) are critical to confronting Trump’s “bigoted & oligarchic agenda”
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Bryan Caforio (CA-25), Laura Oatman (CA-48), Sam Jammal (CA-39), and Mike Levin (CA-49) in four U.S. House races in California that will be critical to helping Democrats win back the House of Representatives in…Read More…
December 7, 2017
Today, Sen. Al Franken announced he would be resigning from the U.S. Senate in light of allegations of sexual misconduct. On Tuesday, Rep. John Conyers announced his own resignation in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. On Friday (12/1), Democracy for America called on both Franken and Conyers to resign.
Statement from Democracy for America, led by the four women on its directing team, responding to the resignation…Read More…