Press Releases

Democracy for America to Democrats: Stop playing footsie with Trump’s bigoted agenda

November 17, 2016

Democracy for America’s Executive Director, Charles Chamberlain, responds to increasingly disturbing reports that congressional Democrats are “constructing an agenda to align with many proposals of President-elect Donald J. Trump"

"Since last week, Donald Trump has offered a top White House position to a white supremacist, mocked the tens of thousands of Americans exercising their first amendment rights in response to his campaign of…

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Gov. Howard Dean ends Special Advisor role at Democracy for America

November 11, 2016

Today, Democracy for America announced that its founder, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, will be ending his position as a Special Advisor to the grassroots progressive political action committee.

Gov. Howard Dean founded Democracy for America in 2004 and served as its Chair following his historic campaign for President.  Dean turned the reigns of the organization to his brother, DFA's current Chair Jim Dean, when he became Chair of…

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DFA LIVE: Ellison hints at DNC Chair announcement, DFA responds to Dean tweet on Chair run

November 10, 2016

Tonight, Rep. Keith Ellison announced that he would make a Monday announcement regarding a run for Democratic National Committee Chair during a "DFA LIVE" conference call with Democracy for America members that also featured Congresswoman-elect Pramila Jayapal and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.
 
After DFA Executive Director Charles Chamberlain noted that there were no expectations that he'd make any announcements on this call,…

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RESPONSE: Democracy for America pledges to “obstruct, delay, and halt” Donald Trump’s agenda

November 9, 2016

Tonight's presidential election results are a living nightmare for our country.

Here's DFA's response to the election of Donald Trump:

"After the most divisive presidential election in the nation's history, the divide in this country will be between those who attempt to accommodate Donald Trump's fringe-right, bigoted agenda and those who will fight him every step of the way.  

"So, let's be absolutely clear: Democracy for America…

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DFA celebrates Tammy Duckworth’s big Senate victory in Illinois

November 8, 2016

News just broke that Tammy Duckworth has won her race for Senate in IL.

Democracy for America (DFA) was one of the major backers of Duckworth's campaign.  Here’s a statement from DFA’s Executive Director Charles Chamberlain about Duckworth's big win in IL:

“Tammy Duckworth’s big victory tonight not only adds the voice of another woman of color and veteran to the U.S. Senate, it brings another leader to Washington who knows the problems…

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Democracy For America on Debate: “Hillary didn’t win, she slayed it.”

September 26, 2016

Here’s a quick reaction to tonight’s general election debate from Democracy for America’s Executive Director, Charles Chamberlain:

“Hillary Clinton not only won tonight’s debate, she slayed it.  Two presidential candidates may have been on the stage, but only Hillary Clinton acted like a president.”  -- Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America

Democracy for America is a member-driven, people-powered progressive…

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Democracy for America endorses eight in key Colorado state House, Senate Races

September 21, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of eight Colorado state House and Senate candidates.

These Colorado endorsements are part of DFA’s “Purple to Blue” project, a national multi-year effort to flip Republican-held state level House and Senate chambers across the country and make them decisively Democratic, by unseating rightwing Republicans and replacing them with strong progressive…

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Democracy for America’s response to the killing of Terence Crutcher

September 20, 2016

Like millions of Americans, Democracy for America took to its outrage to Twitter this afternoon calling for greater press coverage, real justice, and concrete action in the wake of yesterday's killing of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, OK. 

Crutcher is the 171st Black man to be killed by police in 2016, according to a Washington Post count.  

We'll be following up with actions demanding justice for Crutcher's killer, but, in the mean…

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VICTORY: DFA on Colin Van Ostern’s win in New Hampshire’s Democratic gubernatorial primary

September 13, 2016

The Associated Press just called Democracy for America-endorsed candidate Colin Van Ostern the winner of New Hampshire's Democratic gubernatorial primary.

Statement from DFA's Chair Jim Dean on Van Ostern's big primary victory tonight:

"Colin Van Ostern's tremendous victory tonight is a testament to the incredible grassroots campaign he built across Granite State, and shows that Granite State voters want a bold leader who'll focus on…

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Democracy for America endorses Morgan Carroll in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District

September 13, 2016

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Morgan Carroll in her race against Republican Representative Mike Coffman in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District.

DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with more than 56,000 members in the state of Colorado and one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.  

Statement from DFA Chair Jim…

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DFA launches $200,000 campaign to expand Latino support for Deborah Ross’ U.S. Senate race

September 8, 2016

Initial phase features bilingual TV, radio, digital media buys, persuasion calls to increase turnout of key voters in tight Senate race
 

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) launched the initial phase of an expected $200,000 campaign to increase support for North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross among Spanish and English-speaking Latino voters, a critical and growing voting block in the Tar Heel State.  

The comprehensive…

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Democracy for America endorses Bryan Caforio in California’s 25th Congressional District

August 18, 2016

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Bryan Caforio in his race against Republican Representative Steve Knight in California’s 25th Congressional District.

DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with more than 270,950 members in the state of California and one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.  

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Democracy praises Clinton’s economic policy speech, urges her to oppose TPP lame duck vote

August 11, 2016

Here's a quick response from Democracy for America (DFA) to Sec. Hillary Clinton economic policy speech today in Warren, MI:

"Overall, Secretary Clinton's speech today illustrates a steadfast commitment to many of the populist progressive policy positions -- from debt-free and tuition-free college to Social Security expansion -- that she staked out both during and after her primary battle with Bernie Sanders.  Clinton's continued…

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DFA on Pramila Jayapal’s big early lead in Washington’s 7th District primary

August 2, 2016

The initial ballot drop in Seattle released this evening put DFA-endorsed candidate Pramila Jayapal in an early, dominant lead in the WA-7 primary that points to a strong top-two finish that would put her on the general election ballot in November.

Here's a statement from DFA Chair Jim Dean on Jayapal's big primary success tonight:

"Tonight's results point to an outright primary win for Pramila Jayapal that is a tremendous victory for…

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Democracy for America endorses Kesha Ram for Vermont Lt. Governor

August 1, 2016

This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Kesha Ram for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont.

Based in Burlington, this is DFA’s first lieutenant gubernatorial endorsement of the 2016 election cycle and the grassroots PAC’s only statewide endorsement in Vermont. DFA also supported Ram in her first race for the Vermont State House in 2008.

Statement from DFA Chair Jim Dean on the national grassroots progressive…

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