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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…

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Doug Jones win in Alabama “exposed a gaping wound” in GOP, shows Dems “a path out of the darkness”

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,…

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Democracy for America backs four U.S. House challengers in critical California races

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…

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DFA responds to resignations of Sen. Al Franken, Rep. John Conyers

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…

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DFA Celebrates Wendy Carrillo’s Victory in California’s 51st Assembly District Special Election

December 6, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated Wendy Carrillo huge victory Tuesday evening in her East L.A. special election runoff for California’s 51st Assembly seat.  This is DFA’s 49th election victory in 2017.  

The national progressive organization endorsed Carrillo back in June, since that time, has helped the campaign make over 20,000 calls with the DFA Dialer and assisted with on-the-ground staffing.

A community organizer,…

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DFA urges Rep. John Conyers and Sen. Al Franken to resign following sexual misconduct allegations

December 1, 2017

Today, in light of the growing allegations of sexual misconduct against Rep. John Conyers and Sen. Al Franken, Democracy for America is urging both men to resign from office.

Complete statement from Democracy for America, led by the four women on its directing team, calling on Conyers and Franken to resign and urging progressives to lead the charge for justice for survivors and accountability for all perpetrators:

"We believe the…

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Democracy for America responds to sexual assault allegations against Sen. Al Franken

November 16, 2017

Earlier today, broadcaster and model Leann Tweeden documented in an extended write-up on KABC’s website that U.S. Senator Al Franken had “kissed and groped me without my consent.”

Democracy for America, led by the four women on its directing team, issued the following statement in response to these sexual assault allegations against Sen. Franken:

"We believe Leann Tweeden and thank her for having the courage to share her story.  We are…

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Democracy for America cheers big wins for city candidates in Tuesday elections

November 10, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated a series of big wins in mayoral and city council races from Charlotte, NC to Manchester, NH that occurred this week and will continue building progressive power across the country.

Earlier this year, DFA committed to investing half a million dollars in an effort to identify, recruit, train, staff, and elect a new generation of city officials -- mayors, city council leaders, school board…

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DFA hails huge win for Manka Dhingra in WA special election to help flip WA State Senate

November 7, 2017

Tonight, DFA-endorsed candidate Manka Dhingra claimed a huge victory in a Washington state special election that has helped flip control of the State Senate and control of all three branches of state government to Democrats.

Democracy for America members invested big in Manka’s race running an $150,000 independent expenditure (IE) effort to support her campaign, featuring a multi-pass canvass program, online ads, direct mail, paid phone…

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Democracy for America celebrates Justin Fairfax victory for Lt. Gov., 14 Delegate wins in Virginia

November 7, 2017

Tonight, DFA-endorsed candidate Justin Fairfax won his race for Lieutenant Governor in Virginia -- and, as of 9:54 pm ET, 14 of DFA’s 16 endorsed candidates for VA State House have also won.

Statement from Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director of Democracy for America, on Justin Fairfax’s victory and the rapidly growing number of victories in Virginia’s House of Delegates:

“Justin Fairfax’s historic win tonight is not only a huge…

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DFA announces end of “direct aid” for Northam in VA gubernatorial race after anti-immigrant comments

November 2, 2017

This afternoon, following comments backtracking from support for immigrant families, Democracy for America announced that it was no longer doing "any work to directly aid" Democrat Ralph Northam's Virginia campaign for Governor.

DFA never endorsed Northam in the Gubernatorial race, but, as a part of the coordinated campaign, is spearheading a grassroots calling program to mobilize Virginia voters up and down the ballot. In October,…

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TAX RESPONSE: Politicians duped by Trump’s billionaire tax cut deserve “a humiliating defeat”

November 2, 2017

Today, Trump’s Republican Party is finally releasing the details of the Trump Billionaire Tax Cut and it’s as bone-crushingly bad for working families and good for the richest of the rich as expected.

Here’s a reaction to and a pledge to fight back against Trump’s Billionaire Tax Cut from Democracy for America (DFA) Chair Jim Dean:

"Much like the fight against his multiple attempts to strip millions of their healthcare earlier this…

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DFA releases new ads supporting Manka Dhingra in Washington State Senate special election

October 25, 2017

Just under two weeks before election day, Democracy for America (DFA) released a new set of ads, featuring Supernatural star Misha Collins and other Washington State voters, encouraging Eastside voters to cast their ballots for for Democrat Manka Dhingra in a critical 2017 special election (LD-45) that could determine control of the Washington State Senate.

See the 30-second version of the ad, “What can I do?”:

 

DFA is also…

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Democracy for America backs Kevin de León in California U.S. Senate race

October 15, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of State Senator Kevin de León immediately after he declared his candidacy for U.S. Senate in California.  De León, the current President pro tempore of the California State Senate, will face four-term Senator Dianne Feinstein in the June primary.

This is DFA’s first endorsement of a 2018 U.S. Senate primary challenger.  

Earlier this year, DFA has endorsed incumbent Senators…

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DFA launches $150,000 campaign backing Manka Dhingra in Washington State Senate special election

October 10, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) launched the first phase of an $150,000 independent expenditure campaign to get-out-the-vote for Democrat Manka Dhingra in a critical 2017 special election (LD-45) that could determine control of the Washington State Senate.

The comprehensive IE campaign will feature a multi-pass canvas program, direct mail, phone calls, text messages, and paid media targeting registered voters in Washington’s 45th…

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