November 5, 2019
Tonight, with the help of 4 critical DFA-endorsed candidate victories, Democrats took control of both chambers of Virginia's General Assembly.
This is a major victory for Virginia progressives and Democracy for America, which, in 2013, made Virginia the flagship state in it’s Purple to Blue project, a multi-year, multi-state, multi-million dollar effort to flip Governors, State Houses, and State Senate Chambers to Democratic…Read More…
November 1, 2019
This weekend, across the country Democratic parties and grassroots groups are engaging in activities meant to mark the fact that, as of Sunday, Nov. 3, we’ll be one year out from the 2020 general election.
However, here at Democracy for America (DFA) there’s no such thing as an off-year. Instead, in the days ahead we’re gearing up for the victory of 60 DFA-endorsed candidates who are on the ballot this Tuesday, November 5th in state and…Read More…
October 15, 2019
On Monday we asked three questions heading into tonight’s debate, and, below, we’ve got some thoughts on what was answered and what wasn’t.
First, some news: Immediately after tonight’s debate, Democracy for America launched the fourth iteration of its 2020 Presidential Pulse poll.
- The poll is available here: https://poll.democracyforamerica.com/
- The poll is slated to run from tonight through November 6th, 2019. This gives…
October 14, 2019
Despite the dominance of the impeachment fight in Washington over the last month, the 2020 race for the Democratic nomination has entered a new phase since the candidates met in Houston last month.
While anything can happen with so many candidates on one stage, DFA’s Chair Charles Chamberlain and CEO Yvette Simpson have three main questions going into Tuesday’s debate outside Columbus, OH:
- Can Joe Biden temporarily halt the bleeding…
September 26, 2019
Today, long-time Democracy for America ally NARAL Pro-Choice America celebrates the 50th anniversary of its fight to protect and expand reproductive freedom throughout our country.
This afternoon, DFA CEO Yvette Simpson released the following statement celebrating NARAL’s historic 50th anniversary:
"For 50 years, NARAL has not only been a steadfast champion for abortion rights, they've also been a reliable ally in the progressive…
September 24, 2019
In light of the rapidly developing Trump-Ukraine extortion scandal, Democracy for America's (DFA) Chair is urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take immediate, urgent action on impeachment:
“Donald Trump has committed clearly impeachable offenses and admitted to them in public. No further investigation is needed, and Trump's brazenly corrupt acts in the White House make it clear that he’s an on-going threat to our national security. We…
DEBATE: Castro had “breakout performance,“but debate “likely won’t fundamentally alter the top-tier”
September 12, 2019
Statement from Democracy for America Chair Charles Chamberlain following the conclusion of tonight’s debate in Houston:
“Tonight, all three front runners had strong nights that likely won’t fundamentally alter the top-tier of the contest.
"Elizabeth Warren beat the field with the strongest overall performance which will continue the momentum growing behind her, but Bernie Sanders delivered a consistent and strong progressive message,…
August 22, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Joe Neguse ahead of his bid for reelection in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District.
Democracy for America backed Neguse early in his 2018 race for Congress and celebrated his trail-blazing, general election victory last November. Rep. Neguse currently has no formally announced Republican challengers.
Neguse joins just seven other incumbents DFA has endorsed ahead of the…Read More…
August 22, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed five mayoral candidates running in 2019 to lead major American cities from coast-to-coast.
The five mayoral candidates DFA is endorsing today include:
- Joyce Craig, Manchester (NH)
- Toni Harp, New Haven (CT)
- Vi Lyles, Charlotte (NC)
- Tami Sawyer, Memphis (TN)
- Ben Stuckart, Spokane (WA)
This is the first time DFA has backed Harp, Sawyer, and Stuckart. DFA endorsed Charlotte Mayor Vi…Read More…
August 21, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) added four candidates-- three running for District Attorney and one for Sheriff -- to its slate of criminal justice reform champions who are on the ballot in 2019 and 2020.
The four champions for criminal justice reform DFA is endorsing today include:
- Chesa Boudin, District Attorney San Francisco (CA)
- Dave Clegg, District Attorney, Ulster County (NY)
- Charmaine McGuffey, Sheriff, Hamilton County…
August 20, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed five candidates running for School Board in 2019 in communities in Virginia and Colorado.
The 2019 School Board candidates DFA is endorsing today include:
- Tay Anderson, Denver (CO) School Board - At-Large
- Karl Frisch, Fairfax County (VA) School Board - Providence District
- Joseph George, Prince William County (VA) School Board - Neabsco District
- Karen Keys-Gamarra, Fairfax County (VA)…
August 19, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed another 17 candidates running in 2019 city council races in communities large and small across the country.
Added to the eight candidates DFA endorsed earlier this month, the grassroots progressive group has endorsed more than two dozen candidates on the ballot for municipal-level offices ahead of Election Day in November 2019.
The 2019 City Council Candidates DFA is endorsing today…Read More…
August 9, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of eight candidates running in 2019 city council races in communities large and small across the country.
The 2019 City Council Candidates DFA is endorsing today include:
- Kendra Brooks, City Council At-Large, Philadelphia (PA)
- Terry Brown, City Council District 3, Charlotte (NC)
- Carrie Hartman, City Council, Maumee (OH)
- Zack Quintero,City Council District 2, Albuquerque…
August 5, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of J.D. Scholten as he launched his rematch campaign against nine-term incumbent Rep. Steve King in Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District.
Democracy for America was a strong supporter of Scholten during his 2018 race, when he got closer to defeating King than any Democrat since his election to the House in 2003 and delivered the strongest Democratic performance in Iowa’s Fourth…Read More…
July 31, 2019
Statement from Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson following the conclusion of Wednesday’s Democratic Debate in Detroit:
“The winner of tonight's debate was Tuesday night's debate.
“On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren not only delivered strong performances, they teamed up to articulate a bold, inclusive populist vision for the future of the country that Democrats need to beat Trump AND deliver a transformative win in…Read More…