June 30, 2019
This morning, Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson joined ABC's This Week for the first time as an ABC News Contributor.
As a Contributor on ABC News, Yvette will be regularly joining This Week and adding to ABC's coverage of special events during the 2020 election.
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you'd like more information whether it's about Yvette's new role with ABC News, the 2020 race, or DFA's work in races across…Read More…
June 28, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of in four races for Virginia's House of Delegates and four races for Virginia State Senate viewed as top priorities for the grassroots progressive organization in 2019.
The candidates being endorsed today include:
- Ghazala Hashmi (VA SEN - 10)
- Amanda Pohl (VA SEN - 11)
- Amy Laufer (VA SEN - 17)
- Qasim Rashid (VA SEN - 28)
VA House of Delegates
- Danica Roem…
June 27, 2019
We’ve got three top-take-aways from the last two nights, but, first, some news: Immediately after tonight’s debate, Democracy for America launched the third iteration of 2020 Presidential Pulse poll.
- The poll is available here: https://poll.democracyforamerica.com/
- The poll is slated to run from tonight through July 14, which gives us enough time to see who progressives thought did well during the debates AND who is able to…
June 27, 2019
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings that will allow the far right to continue it's out-of-control partisan gerrymandering and, at least at present, halt the Trump administration from adding a count-suppressing citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census.
DFA responded to both of these rulings via its Twitter account:
June 25, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Mike Levin in his bid for reelection in California’s 49th Congressional District.
Democracy for America backed Levin early in his 2018 race for Congress and happily celebrated his seat-flipping, general election victory last November. In 2020, Rep. Levin currently has two Republican challengers.
Levin joins just seven other incumbents DFA has endorsed ahead of the 2020…Read More…
June 25, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Rep. Katie Porter in her bid for reelection in California’s 45th Congressional District.
Democracy for America supported Porter early in her 2018 race for Congress and celebrated her seat-flipping, general election victory last November. In 2020, Rep. Porter is currently facing six Republican challengers.
Porter joins just seven other incumbents DFA has endorsed ahead of…Read More…
June 25, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Rep. Lauren Underwood in her run for reelection in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.
Democracy for America supported Underwood in August 2018 and celebrated her majority-winning, history-making general election victory last November. In 2020, Rep. Underwood is currently facing six Republican challengers and DFA is more committed than ever to helping her protect her…Read More…
June 24, 2019
It’s no overstatement to say that Wednesday and Thursday’s debates may be two of the most important, election-altering nights of the 2020 Democratic nominating process so far.
Over the course of two nights, Democrats across the country will finally have the opportunity to see how the race’s top 20 candidates present themselves to a national audience, make the case for their vision for the future of the country, and interact with one…Read More…
June 13, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Betsy Sweet for U.S. Senate on day one of her race against four-time incumbent Susan Collins.
Sweet is DFA’s second endorsement for U.S. Senate and will advance the progressive group’s “Flip the Senate” strategy, an effort to end Republican control of a body that could halt inclusive populist reform even with a Democrat in the White House.
In 2014, DFA was one of the only…
June 12, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Adrienne Bell for Congress in her rematch against four-term incumbent Rep. Randy Weber in Texas’ 14th Congressional District
Democracy for America eagerly supported Bell ahead of her strong showing against her Republican opponent in November 2018.
With this endorsement, Bell joins a slate of four other battle-tested, progressive candidates who expanded the electorate and…Read More…
June 12, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Dana Balter for U.S. House in her rematch against three-term incumbent Rep. John Katko in New York’s 24th Congressional District
Democracy for America was a strong, early supporter of Balter in 2018, backing her ahead of a primary victory that surprised many New York insiders. DFA continued to support her through the remainder of her competitive general election.
With this…Read More…
June 11, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jaime Harrison for U.S. Senate in his race against three-term incumbent Sen. Lindsay Graham.
Harrison is DFA’s first 2020 endorsement for U.S. Senate and kicks off the progressive group’s “Flip the Senate” strategy, an effort to end Republican control of a body that could halt inclusive populist reform even with a Democrat in the White House.
Statement from DFA CEO Yvette…Read More…
DFA on MUELLER COMMENTS: Congress must “fulfill its constitutional obligations & launch impeachment”
May 29, 2019
Today, during his first and only comments regarding his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Robert Mueller made it clear that "if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.
Democracy for America Chair Charles Chamberlain responded to Mueller's comments by reissuing the organizations' two-year-old calls for Congress to impeach Donald Trump:
May 22, 2019
Following Trump's bizarre Oval Office walkout and Rose Garden temper tantrum this morning, Democracy for America CEO reiterated the group's calls for Congress to open impeachment proceedings against the President.
Statement from DFA CEO Yvette Simpson reacting to Trump's tantrum and increasing intransigence:
“Donald Trump is engaged in a cover-up and, after his absurd pre-planned temper tantrum this morning, it’s crystal clear that…Read More…
May 17, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Gina Ortiz Jones for U.S. House in her rematch against incumbent Republican Will Hurd in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District.
Democracy for America was an early supporter of Ortiz Jones in her trailblazing 2018 campaign, eagerly celebrated her primary victory, and pushed to count every ballot following the exceedingly narrow general election.
Ortiz Jones is the second in…Read More…