April 6, 2021
STATEMENT FROM CEO YVETTE SIMPSON
Democracy for America (DFA) CEO Yvette Simpson released the following statement regarding Tishaura Jones’ victory in today’s St. Louis, MO mayor’s race:
“Congratulations to Tishaura Jones for her hard-won victory to become the next mayor, and the first Black woman elected mayor of St. Louis, Missouri,” said Yvette Simpson, CEO, Democracy for America. We are proud to have endorsed her from day one and…Read More…
March 15, 2021
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March 15, 2021
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STATEMENT FROM DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA CEO, YVETTE SIMPSON, ON REP. DEB HAALAND’S CONFIRMATION AS INTERIOR SECRETARY
Deb Haaland epitomizes everything we envision our country to be -- progressive, ecologically conscious, and resilient, with a vision for clean water, clear air, and clean energy. Her leadership is the balm…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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.…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…
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,…Read More…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…
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.
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…
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…Read More…
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…Read More…