Press Releases

Social Security Statement from Jim July 2011

July 7, 2011

"Social Security is hope for the average American working family and taking that hope away is unacceptable."

- Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America. Burlington, VT - Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America in response to reports that Social Security is on the bargaining table in the Debt Ceiling negotiations:

"The idea of cutting Social Security as part of these debt ceiling negotiations is simply ridiculous. At a… Read More…

Jim Dean Comments on the Presidents Speech in Afghanistan

June 22, 2011

Its our patriotic duty to say when enough is enough

Democracy For America Chair Jim Dean Comments on the Presidents Speech in Afghanistan

Jim Dean, Democracy for America Chair: Were glad to see that President Obama is responding to the majority of Americans who are calling to bring our troops home from Afghanistan. His plan to bring home 30,000 soldiers is certainly a step in the right direction. However, our troops and the American… Read More…

Charlie Bass Ad Release

June 4, 2011

NH woman says, "When Congressman Charlie Bass voted to end Medicare that was an attack on families just like mine." Watch the ad here: Starting today, Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee released a new ad in New Hampshire featuring Jane Brickett, from Lancaster, NH. In the ad, Jane states that she voted for Republican Charlie Bass five times, but she believes he… Read More…

Democracy for America Takes on T. Boone Pickens: Prove It!

May 23, 2011


VT In a recent email to members, Democracy for

America (DFA) takes on T. Boone Pickens claim that

hydrofracking is safe for the environment. The email asks, If T. Boone is certain fracking is safe, why

won't he disclose the chemicals used in the process?

    The campaign encourages DFA members to call T. Boone Pickens and ask

him to voluntarily comply with the FRAC Act which would require that all

fracking operations… Read More…

Kathy Hochul Endorsement

May 13, 2011

Burlington, VT After endorsing Kathy Hochul, 2,597 DFA members donated more than $39,000 to her campaign, doubling her number of online donors in 24 hours. See the live running tally of DFA member donations to Hochuls campaign here.

"Republicans took a majority saying they were going to create jobs. Instead, all they've done is attack American women, students, seniors and the poor -- and the American people are sick of it, said Jim… Read More…

Democracy for America Praises Congressional Progressive Caucus Letter to President Obama

May 12, 2011

Burlington, VT - The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) submitted a letter today to President Obama to request that CPC leaders be included in the current bipartisan talks to negotiate a comprehensive deficit reduction package, as well as future discussions regarding our nations fiscal solvency. Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America (DFA) responds:

"When it comes this budget debate, one thing is clear with the American people,… Read More…

Statement on Conrad’s Budget Framework AH

May 4, 2011

After the 'Gang of Six' member Kent Conrad released a budget framework that comes closer to the draconian Ryan budget than the more reasonable proposals on the table such as the CPC People's Budget, Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of Democracy for America reacts:

"The last thing that Americans need for Democrats to do right now is to follow any of the radical recommendations from the Republican House budget. There are real alternatives… Read More…

Fracking House Party Release

April 18, 2011

At 200 House Parties on Sunday Night More Than 2,500 DFA Members Commit to Gather 100,000 Signatures on a Petition by Earth Day to Pass the FRAC Act After Call with Gasland Documentary Director, Josh Fox *******Watch the trailer for Gasland Here:******* Burlington, VT On Sunday evening thousands of DFA members gathered to watch the academy award nominated documentary, Gasland and then committed to… Read More…

Budget Statement April 14, 2011

April 13, 2011

DFA Praises President Obama for Calling for End to Tax-dodges for Corporate Millionaires and Calls on the President to Stop the Bleeding of Key Programs that Support the Middle Class Burlington, VT In anticipation of the Presidents speech today on the budget and the deficit, Democracy for America Chair, Jim Dean praises the Presidents intention to call to end the free ride for Americas wealthiest individuals. At the same time DFA… Read More…

New DFA/PCCC Wisconsin TV Ad: “Recall Momentum”

March 29, 2011

**************Ad can be viewed here:************** Today Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee released their next TV ad in Wisconsin, Recall Momentum. PCCC and DFA have spent over $500,000 on TV ads so far, and plan to keep running ads for weeks. The groups have also asked local members to volunteer on the recall, signing up thousands of shifts. The ad buy begins Tuesday,… Read More…

Debra Bowen Endorsement

March 23, 2011

District Overwhelmingly Chooses Bowen by 70% in DFA Member Poll Burlington, VT Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Debra Bowen today in the CA 36 after members overwhelmingly support her by 70% in online poll. DFA members statewide supported Bowen enthusiastically in her previous race for Secretary of State. DFA has more than 7000 members in the 36th district. Bowen has been an outstanding Secretary of State and she'll make an… Read More…

WI Ad Release

March 3, 2011

Ad Released by DFA and PCCC Chronicles Wisconsinites Protesting in the Bitter Cold to Protect Their Rights and Their Families ***************WATCH THE AD HERE:*************** Today, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America released a new TV ad in Wisconsin accusing Gov. Scott Walker of launching a Republican war on working families. The ad features Wisconsinites at last… Read More…

WI Robocall Release

March 1, 2011

Wisconsin Teacher Records Robo-call Targeting Republican Senators Vulnerable to Recall Today, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America launched joint robocalls in the districts of five Republican state senators three immediately vulnerable to a recall plus Senate President Michael Ellis and Sen. Dale Schultz (SD 17), who are vulnerable in a year. In the robocall to 50,000 voters, New London school teacher… Read More…

Advisory for Brown Release

February 28, 2011

******MEDIA ADVISORY****** DFA to Host Live Web Call with Sen. Sherrod Brown and Nancy Altman from Social Security Works to Discuss Progressive Budget Strategy With Short Term Compromise to Extend Budget Deadline, Progressives Strategize on How to Pass a Budget that Protects the Middle Class WHAT: Live call with DFA members, Sen. Sherrod Brown and Nancy Altman, Co-Director of Social Security Works to strategize on budget in next… Read More…

Patriot Act Progressive Caucus Release

February 11, 2011

Progressive Caucus Members Show Effective Organizing with Some in Tea Party to Protect Liberty of US Citizens BURLINGTON, VT DFA Executive Director, Arshad Hasan: Progressives know that Americans do not want to be spied on by the government. Thats why the Congressional Progressive Caucus fought to end these attacks on our liberty. The issue of liberty is one place where some conservatives and progressives agree in Congress. Hasan… Read More…

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