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DFA: Kavanaugh’s alleged role in an attempted rape is “fundamentally disqualifying”

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…

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DFA backs O’Rourke for Senate in Texas, Bell (TX-14), Haaland (NM-1), Scholten (IA-4) for Congress

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.

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VICTORY: DFA hails reformer Rollins’ victory in Suffolk County (MA) District Attorney primary

September 4, 2018

Tonight, Rachel Rollins won her race for Suffolk County (MA) District Attorney

Rollins was endorsed by Democracy for America, the first national progressive organization to back her, as a part of its slate of "Criminal Justice Reform Champions."

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on Rachel Rollins' victory in the race for Suffolk County (MA) District Attorney:

"Rachel Rollins win in her race for Suffolk County (MA)…

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VICTORY: DFA says Pressley win in MA-7 reflects Democrats’ “inclusive populist transformation”

September 4, 2018

Ayanna Pressley just won one of the most shocking Democratic primary upsets of the year, unseating Democratic Congressman Mike Capuano in Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District.

Democracy for America endorsed Pressley in her primary fight in July.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on Ayanna Pressley's stunning primary win in Massachusetts' 7th:

"Ayanna Pressley's remarkable victory tonight is a testament to the…

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DFA on Rahm’s Reelection Pass: “Good riddance to bad rubbish”

September 4, 2018

This morning, in a surprise decision, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he would not run for a third term.

Democracy for America (DFA) strongly backed Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in his 2015 race for Mayor, which forced Emanuel into Chicago's first mayoral runoff.

DFA has more one million members nationwide, including 18,529 members in the Chicago, and works closely with a number of affiliated grassroots groups in and around the…

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DFA: Racist robocalls only “strengthens the people-powered movement behind Andrew Gillum”

September 1, 2018

Yesterday, a neo-nazi group aligned with Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis launched racist robocalls featuring someone claiming to be Andrew Gillum, his inclusive populist opponent, speaking in "a black minstrel-style voice as jungle noises play in the background."

News of the robocalls follows a racism-tinged interview earlier in the week where DeSantis suggested that Florida would "monkey this up" by electing Gillum and…

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VICTORY: DFA celebrates David Garcia’s Arizona Gubernatorial primary win

August 28, 2018

David Garcia just won the race for Arizona's Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Endorsing him in June of 2017, Democracy for America was an early backer of Garcia in Arizona's race for Governor.

Statement from Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on David Garcia's primary win in Arizona's race for Governor:

"David Garcia's victory in tonight's Democratic primary is a testament to his life of service and the…

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VICTORY: DFA on Andrew Gillum’s “massive upset victory” in Florida Gubernatorial primary

August 28, 2018

Andrew Gillum just delivered a massive upset victory in the race for Governor in Florida. Democracy for America was a strong early supporter of Gillum following its endorsement in June 2017.

Statement from Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on Andrew Gillum's primary stunner:

"Andrew Gillum's massive upset victory tonight is an explosive development in the 2018 election that definitively proves that the New…

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Democracy for America endorses Kerri Evelyn Harris in Delaware U.S. Senate primary

August 17, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Kerri Evelyn Harris in Delaware's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. Harris is running in the primary against sitting U.S. Senator Tom Carper.

Democracy for America has 3,672 members in Delaware and more than one million members nationwide.

DFA Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on the grassroots progressive organization's decision to stand with Kerri Evelyn Harris in her race for U.S.…

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DFA endorses Underwood (IL-14), McClure (NE-01), Schiller (OH-2) for U.S. House

August 16, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Jessica McClure (NE-1), and Jill Schiller (OH-2) in three races that will be critical to not only ensuring that Democrats retake the U.S. House in November, but do so with progressive leaders committed to an inclusive populist agenda.

Democracy for America is a member-driven, people-powered progressive political organization with 1 million members…

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DFA backs Pam Keith in Florida’s 18th Congressional District primary

August 15, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Pam Keith in her race to represent Florida's 18th Congressional District.

Democracy for America has 79,997 members in Florida including 3,486 members in Florida's 18th Congressional District alone.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots progressive organization's decision to back Pam Keith in her battle to represent the FL-18 in Congress:

"Democracy for America is excited…

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VICTORY: DFA hails Mandela Barnes’ win in Lieutenant Governor primary in Wisconsin

August 14, 2018

Mandela Barnes just won the Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor in Wisconsin. Democracy for America has been a proud supporter of Mandela Barnes race for LG since May 2018.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on Mandela Barnes's primary victory in the race for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin:

"Mandela Barnes already has a strong record of leading the fight for progressive economic policy, criminal justice…

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VICTORY: DFA-endorsed Randy Bryce wins U.S. House primary in Wisconsin’s 1st

August 14, 2018

Randy Bryce just won the Democratic Primary in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District and is now set to take on Paul Ryan's handpicked successor in November.

Democracy for America was an early endorser of Bryce and the first national, multi-issue progressive group to back him in his race for Congress.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on Randy Bryce's primary victory in the WI-01:

"Randy Bryce's campaign inspired…

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VICTORY: DFA cheers Ilhan Omar’s success in Minnesota’s 5th U.S. House primary

August 14, 2018

Ilhan Omar just won her primary in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Democracy for America endorsed Omar shortly after she entered the race in June 2018.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on Ilhan Omar's big win in the race for Congress in Minnesota's 5th:

"Ilhan Omar's primary win tonight is a huge victory for working families in Minnesota's 5th and everyone who knows that Congress could use a few more…

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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Jahana Hayes’ win in U.S. House primary in Connecticut’s 5th

August 14, 2018

Jahana Hayes just won her competitive Democratic primary in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District. Democracy for America endorsed Hayes last week.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on Jahana Hayes big win in the race for U.S. House in Connecticut's 5th:

"Jahana Hayes' primary victory tonight is a tremendous win for anyone who believes that Congress can't work for the country until it starts to look more like the…

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