Press Releases

DFA CEO celebrates Tishaura Jones’ primary victory in St. Louis

March 2, 2021

Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson released the following statement regarding Tishaura Jones advancing to a runoff in the St. Louis, MO mayoral primary:

 

“Congratulations to Tishaura Jones for not only making it to the runoff for Mayor of St. Louis, MO, but for also leading with appearing on 57% of ballots cast,” said Yvette Simpson, CEO. “We at DFA are thrilled that Tishaura was the top vote getter in this primary election and…

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Democracy for America endorses Mckayla Wilkes’ rematch for Maryland’s Fifth Congressional District

March 2, 2021

(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Mckayla Wilkes for Maryland’s Fifth Congressional District, ahead of her 2022 rematch against corporate Democrat Steny Hoyer. This is DFA’s first endorsement of the 2022 cycle.

A progressive Democrat who was raised in the district, Wilkes seeks to build upon the ground she gained during her first run for the office last year. Since then, she has launched the non-profit Schools Not Jails

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DFA to Host Watch Party Tweetup on Friday the 19th

February 17, 2021

FRIDAY:  CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN BLACK WOMEN 

AN ABC NEWS LIVE SPECIAL EVENT

FEATURING YVETTE SIMPSON, CEO, DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA

In Celebration of Black History Month, DFA Hosts Watch Party Tweetup with ABC News LIVE using #BlackHERstory 

 

WHO:        Democracy for America (DFA) @DFAaction

 Yvette Simpson, DFA CEO and ABC News Contributor @ysimpsonpower

WHAT:        In celebration of Black History Month, DFA is hosting a Tweetup.…

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Democracy for America endorses Jay Jones in VA Attorney General race

February 5, 2021

(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Jay Jones for Virginia Attorney General in the upcoming primary election on June 8, 2021 against three-term incumbent Mark Herring.

A lifelong resident of Virginia and current member of the House of Delegates, Jones has a deep and authentic relationship with the residents of Virginia and a track record of populist reforms necessary to bring about real change for Virginians. 

Jones has…

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BREAKING: DFA ENDORSES KAREN CARTER PETERSON FOR CONGRESS IN LA-02

February 1, 2021

DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA ENDORSES KAREN CARTER PETERSON FOR CONGRESS IN LOUISIANA’S 2ND DISTRICT  

Veteran Democrat Has Track Record of Progressive Leadership, Putting People First

(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Karen Carter Peterson in the special election for Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District. The primary is set for  March 20, 2021 and the runoff is scheduled for April 24, 2021.

A New Orleans native, Karen…

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DFA Celebrates Jaime Harrison being chosen as DNC Chair

January 13, 2021

Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson released the following statement in response to Biden’s selection of Jaime Harrison for DNC Chair:

“Congratulations to Jaime Harrison for being chosen to be the next Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair. We at DFA are thrilled that Jaime is President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the party right now, as Democrats and the progressive movement make waves in the deep South and across the…

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Democracy for America (DFA) Calls for Donald Trump to be Removed from Office

January 8, 2021

The horror we witnessed earlier this week – as our United States Capitol was breached for the first time since 1814, during a time of war – was an act of domestic terror, committed by traitors who are, and hold themselves out to be, Trump supporters. 

What we witnessed shocked our conscience, but was not a surprise. Not to us. Not to those of us in the movement. 

We, at Democracy for America, along with many other activists,…

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DFA Congratulates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock on Historic Senate Wins

January 8, 2021

Democracy for America (DFA) congratulates Jon Ossoff and Raphel Warnock for their historic wins in their respective Georgia Senate runoff races. Their victories are a beacon of hope during a dark week, and a reminder that voters are not only resilient, they are directly rejecting the institutions of white nationalism and authoritarianism that Donald Trump and his supporters have tried to reinforce in this country.

Those dual contests in…

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Democracy for America endorses Jennifer Carroll Foy for Governor of Virginia

December 15, 2020

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jennifer Carroll Foy for Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Born and raised in Virginia, Jennifer Carroll Foy was one of the first women to graduate from Virginia Military Institute and has served the Commonwealth as a public defender, a magistrate, and a member of the House of Delegates.

Democracy for America first supported Jennifer Carroll Foy during her 2017 run…

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DFA endorses Nina Turner in Ohio’s 11th Congressional District special election

December 14, 2020

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Nina Turner in the special election to fill Congresswoman Marcia Fudge’s seat in Ohio’s 11th Congressional district.

Turner has been a trailblazing progressive activist and movement leader for over two decades, serving on Cleveland’s City Council and as an Ohio State Senator before joining Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign team as one of his most trusted advisors.

Democracy…

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Democracy for America endorses Maya Wiley for NYC Mayor

November 17, 2020

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Maya Wiley for Mayor of New York City.

This is the first time Democracy for America has endorsed in a New York City mayoral primary in the grassroots progressive group’s 16-year history.

Statement from DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on DFA’s endorsement of Maya Wiley for New York City Mayor:

“In 2021, New Yorkers have an opportunity to elect a leader who is fearlessly…

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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Lauren Underwoods win in IL-14

November 13, 2020

Rep. Lauren Underwood successfully beat back her right-wing challenger in Illinois’ 14th Congressional district after entering the 2020 cycle as one of the GOP’s top targets.

Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Rep. Underwood's reelection campaign in June 2019, after supporting her in her historic 2018 race where she defeated an incumbent Republican to become the youngest Black woman ever elected to Congress.

DFA Chair Charles…

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DFA to Newsom: Appoint a Black woman to replace VP-elect Kamala Harris

November 10, 2020

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) launched a grassroots effort calling on California Governor Gavin Newsom to replace Vice President-elect Kamala Harris with another progressive Black woman in the United States Senate.

DFA’s campaign launched with a grassroots petition encouraging individuals to join DFA in urging Governor Newsom to “honor [Harris’] legacy” by appointing another “powerful, progressive Black woman” to replace her in the…

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DFA: Biden-Harris win “an unambiguous rejection of Trump’s bigoted, corrupt, anti-democratic” agenda

November 7, 2020

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were just declared the presumptive winner of the 2020 race for President and Vice President of the United States.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Charles Chamberlain on the Biden/Harris victory:

“With Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s decisive electoral college victory and growing 4.1+ million plus national popular vote lead, America has delivered an unambiguous rejection of Donald Trump’s bigoted,…

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Democracy for America endorses Jon Ossoff in GA Senate run-off

November 6, 2020

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jon Ossoff ahead of a run-off election in Georgia that could determine control of the U.S Senate.

Democracy for America was an early supporter of Rev. Raphael Warnock, who earned a spot on Tuesday in the run-off for the special election for Georgia’s other U.S. Senate seat.

Statement from DFA Chair Charles Chamberlain on the grassroots group’s endorsements of Ossoff for…

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