November 6, 2018
Rashida Tlaib just formally won the race for Congress in Michigan's 13th Congressional District to become the first Palestinian-American and one of the first Muslim women in Congress.
Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Tlaib in May 2018 during an extremely competitive multi-way Democratic primary, offering on-the-ground staff support, including digital strategy and voter targeting planning. Later, Democracy for America members named…Read More…
November 6, 2018
Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) just won her race for Congress in Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District to become the first Black woman to represent the state in the U.S. House.
Democracy for America supported Pressley in her primary challenge of nine-term incumbent Democrat Mike Capuano in what was one of the biggest Democratic primary upsets of the 2018 cycle.
DFA on Pressley's history-making general election victory:
November 5, 2018
On Sunday, Democracy for America completed its 3 millionth voter contact call of the 2018 election cycle using its DFA Dialer distributed calling tool.
Even before Election Day, this is the largest number of grassroots calls in a single election cycle that DFA has ever generated in its nearly 15-year history.
The DFA Dialer, which DFA has deployed in every election since 2010, allows grassroots volunteers to make targeted persuasion…Read More…
October 29, 2018
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) made Lucy McBath (GA-06) its final 2018 endorsement for the United States House of Representatives.
A fearless advocate for gun violence prevention who believes that healthcare is a human right, McBath is running a strong race for Congress in a district could play a critical role in helping Democrats' efforts to retake the House and DFA-endorsed candidate Stacey Abrams win Georgia's race for…Read More…
October 26, 2018
November 6th is not only set to be the most important election of our lifetimes, the unprecedented number of women and people of color who are running this fall has all but ensured that it will be a new high water mark for the range of life experiences represented in our country's corridors of power.
However, while we celebrate the historic diversity of the candidates we have on the ballot this November, we also refuse to silently…Read More…
October 11, 2018
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Mike Espy in Mississippi's non-partisan special election for U.S. Senate this November.
DFA's endorsement of Espy comes just days after the U.S. Senate Senate, in an overwhelmingly Republican vote, approved the nomination of accused sexual assault perpetrator Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Chair Jim Dean on DFA's endorsement of Mike Espy for…Read More…
October 11, 2018
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jacky Rosen for U.S. Senate in Nevada.
DFA's endorsement of Rosen comes just days after the U.S. Senate Senate, in an overwhelmingly Republican vote, approved the nomination of accused sexual assault perpetrator Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Chair Jim Dean on DFA's endorsement of Jacky Rosen for U.S. Senate:
"Jacky Rosen's race for the U.S.…
October 6, 2018
Moments ago the U.S. Senate Senate, in an overwhelmingly Republican vote, approved the nomination of accused sexual assault perpetrator Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Democracy for America's Karli Wallace Thompson, the lead of DFA's #StopKavanaugh campaign, following the Senate's vote for Kavanaugh:
"Over the course of the last few weeks, Brett Kavanaugh has lied repeatedly to the U.S. Senate, proven…
DFA supports 61 in final round of 2018 state legislative, state office “Purple to Blue” endorsements
October 4, 2018
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its final 61 endorsements for state-level office in 2018. The endorsements include 41 candidates for State House, 17 running for State Senate, two running for New Hampshire's Executive Council, and one candidate running for State Auditor in Iowa.
DFA's 61 newly endorsed candidates for state-level office include:
- Dennis Harris (AK - House - District 32)
- Kyle Pierce (AL - House - District…
October 3, 2018
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsements of Tony Evers for Governor of Wisconsin and Gretchen Whitmer for Governor of Michigan.
The grassroots progressive group also formally backed Garlin Gilchrist for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, who Whitmer brought on to her ticket and DFA members have proudly supported in his previous race for Detroit City Clerk.
Chair Jim Dean on DFA's endorsements of Evers, Whitmer, and…Read More…
Democracy for America backs over 30 in the final round of 2018 county, municipal, local endorsements
October 1, 2018
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its final 31 endorsements for county, municipal, and local office in 2018. These new endorsees join 13 other candidates DFA endorsed earlier this year for a total of 44 DFA-endorsed county, municipal, and local level candidates who are on the ballot in 2018.
DFA's 31 newly endorsed candidates for county, municipal, and local office include:
- Nikki Bas (Oakland (CA) City…
September 28, 2018
Minutes ago the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, in a party-line vote, voted to advance accused sexual assault perpetrator Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Democracy for America's Karli Wallace Thompson, the lead of DFA's #StopKavanaugh campaign, on the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote:
"Senate Republicans' decision to railroad Brett Kavanaugh's nomination through the Judiciary Committee after…
September 27, 2018
This afternoon, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford courageously testified to her story as a sexual assault survivor during the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee's Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Democracy for America's Karli Wallace, the lead of DFA's #StopKavanaugh campaign, on Dr. Ford's testimony:
"We believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Period. Full Stop.
"The clear and fearless testimony that Dr. Ford gave…Read More…
September 16, 2018
This afternoon Christine Blasey Ford courageously told her story of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's role in an attempt to rape her when she was fifteen.
Democracy for America's Karli Wallace, the lead of DFA's #StopKavanaugh campaign, responds to Kavanaugh's alleged role in an attempted rape:
"The story bravely told today about Brett Kavanaugh's alleged role in an attempted rape of a 15-year-old girl isn't just…
September 7, 2018
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsements of Beto O'Rourke for United States Senate in Texas and Adrienne Bell (TX-14), Deb Haaland (NM-1), and J.D. Scholten (IA-4) for the United States House of Representatives. All four are running bold, inclusive populist campaigns that place their support for Medicare for All, in particular, at the center of their campaigns.
Democracy for America is a member-driven,…Read More…