Press Releases

DFA calls Senate’s Obamacare repeal vote “epic display of unrepentant, political cowardice”

January 12, 2017

Here's a response from Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain to the Senate vote to repeal Obamacare:

"Early this morning, when most of the country was sleeping, in an epic display of unrepentant, political cowardice Senate Republicans took their first steps towards passing legislation that will strip tens of millions of their health insurance and ultimately lead to thousands, perhaps even tens of thousands, of…

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Democracy for America backs Ryant Washington for Virginia Senate

January 6, 2017

This afternoon, Democracy for America (DFA), a national progressive organization with more than 36,000 members in the state of Virginia, endorsed Sheriff Ryant Washington in the Jan. 10th special election for VA State Senate District 22.

DFA’s endorsement is part of the group's on-going “Purple to Blue” Project, a national multi-year effort to win state House and Senate chambers across the country, with a focus on making “purple” state…

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Democracy for America endorses Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

December 13, 2016

With 87% of DFA’s member vote, Ellison receives endorsement for Democratic National Committee Chair, the second in the grassroots progressive PAC’s history

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Congressman Keith Ellison in his race to lead the Democratic Party as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Ellison earned DFA’s endorsement after receiving 87.4% of the votes cast by DFA members nationwide over a three-day…

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Democracy for America endorses the Movement for Black Lives policy platform

December 6, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- This morning, Democracy for America, announced its endorsement of the policy platform of the Movement for Black Lives, which was first released in August 2016.  

Here’s a statement from Democracy for America’s executive director, Charles Chamberlain, on the importance of the Movement for Black Lives’ policy platform:

“Black lives matter, period.

“We believe that it’s not enough to just say Black lives matter, it’s…

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Democracy for America on Trump’s pick of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

November 18, 2016

This morning, news emerged that Donald Trump had selected Senator Jeff Sessions as his pick for Attorney General.

Here's a response from Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain to Trump's pick of Sessions for Attorney General:

"The handful of people who might be even less equipped than Jeff Sessions to dispense justice on behalf of the American people typically spend their weekends wearing pointy hats and burning…

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Democracy for America to Democrats: Stop playing footsie with Trump’s bigoted agenda

November 17, 2016

Democracy for America’s Executive Director, Charles Chamberlain, responds to increasingly disturbing reports that congressional Democrats are “constructing an agenda to align with many proposals of President-elect Donald J. Trump"

"Since last week, Donald Trump has offered a top White House position to a white supremacist, mocked the tens of thousands of Americans exercising their first amendment rights in response to his campaign of…

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Gov. Howard Dean ends Special Advisor role at Democracy for America

November 11, 2016

Today, Democracy for America announced that its founder, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, will be ending his position as a Special Advisor to the grassroots progressive political action committee.

Gov. Howard Dean founded Democracy for America in 2004 and served as its Chair following his historic campaign for President.  Dean turned the reigns of the organization to his brother, DFA's current Chair Jim Dean, when he became Chair of…

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DFA LIVE: Ellison hints at DNC Chair announcement, DFA responds to Dean tweet on Chair run

November 10, 2016

Tonight, Rep. Keith Ellison announced that he would make a Monday announcement regarding a run for Democratic National Committee Chair during a "DFA LIVE" conference call with Democracy for America members that also featured Congresswoman-elect Pramila Jayapal and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.
 
After DFA Executive Director Charles Chamberlain noted that there were no expectations that he'd make any announcements on this call,…

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RESPONSE: Democracy for America pledges to “obstruct, delay, and halt” Donald Trump’s agenda

November 9, 2016

Tonight's presidential election results are a living nightmare for our country.

Here's DFA's response to the election of Donald Trump:

"After the most divisive presidential election in the nation's history, the divide in this country will be between those who attempt to accommodate Donald Trump's fringe-right, bigoted agenda and those who will fight him every step of the way.  

"So, let's be absolutely clear: Democracy for America…

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DFA celebrates Tammy Duckworth’s big Senate victory in Illinois

November 8, 2016

News just broke that Tammy Duckworth has won her race for Senate in IL.

Democracy for America (DFA) was one of the major backers of Duckworth's campaign.  Here’s a statement from DFA’s Executive Director Charles Chamberlain about Duckworth's big win in IL:

“Tammy Duckworth’s big victory tonight not only adds the voice of another woman of color and veteran to the U.S. Senate, it brings another leader to Washington who knows the problems…

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Democracy For America on Debate: “Hillary didn’t win, she slayed it.”

September 26, 2016

Here’s a quick reaction to tonight’s general election debate from Democracy for America’s Executive Director, Charles Chamberlain:

“Hillary Clinton not only won tonight’s debate, she slayed it.  Two presidential candidates may have been on the stage, but only Hillary Clinton acted like a president.”  -- Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America

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Democracy for America endorses eight in key Colorado state House, Senate Races

September 21, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of eight Colorado state House and Senate candidates.

These Colorado endorsements are part of DFA’s “Purple to Blue” project, a national multi-year effort to flip Republican-held state level House and Senate chambers across the country and make them decisively Democratic, by unseating rightwing Republicans and replacing them with strong progressive…

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Democracy for America’s response to the killing of Terence Crutcher

September 20, 2016

Like millions of Americans, Democracy for America took to its outrage to Twitter this afternoon calling for greater press coverage, real justice, and concrete action in the wake of yesterday's killing of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, OK. 

Crutcher is the 171st Black man to be killed by police in 2016, according to a Washington Post count.  

We'll be following up with actions demanding justice for Crutcher's killer, but, in the mean…

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VICTORY: DFA on Colin Van Ostern’s win in New Hampshire’s Democratic gubernatorial primary

September 13, 2016

The Associated Press just called Democracy for America-endorsed candidate Colin Van Ostern the winner of New Hampshire's Democratic gubernatorial primary.

Statement from DFA's Chair Jim Dean on Van Ostern's big primary victory tonight:

"Colin Van Ostern's tremendous victory tonight is a testament to the incredible grassroots campaign he built across Granite State, and shows that Granite State voters want a bold leader who'll focus on…

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Democracy for America endorses Morgan Carroll in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District

September 13, 2016

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Morgan Carroll in her race against Republican Representative Mike Coffman in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District.

DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with more than 56,000 members in the state of Colorado and one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.  

Statement from DFA Chair Jim…

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DFA launches $200,000 campaign to expand Latino support for Deborah Ross’ U.S. Senate race

September 8, 2016

Initial phase features bilingual TV, radio, digital media buys, persuasion calls to increase turnout of key voters in tight Senate race
 

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) launched the initial phase of an expected $200,000 campaign to increase support for North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross among Spanish and English-speaking Latino voters, a critical and growing voting block in the Tar Heel State.  

The comprehensive…

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Democracy for America endorses Bryan Caforio in California’s 25th Congressional District

August 18, 2016

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Bryan Caforio in his race against Republican Representative Steve Knight in California’s 25th Congressional District.

DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with more than 270,950 members in the state of California and one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.  

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Democracy praises Clinton’s economic policy speech, urges her to oppose TPP lame duck vote

August 11, 2016

Here's a quick response from Democracy for America (DFA) to Sec. Hillary Clinton economic policy speech today in Warren, MI:

"Overall, Secretary Clinton's speech today illustrates a steadfast commitment to many of the populist progressive policy positions -- from debt-free and tuition-free college to Social Security expansion -- that she staked out both during and after her primary battle with Bernie Sanders.  Clinton's continued…

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DFA on Pramila Jayapal’s big early lead in Washington’s 7th District primary

August 2, 2016

The initial ballot drop in Seattle released this evening put DFA-endorsed candidate Pramila Jayapal in an early, dominant lead in the WA-7 primary that points to a strong top-two finish that would put her on the general election ballot in November.

Here's a statement from DFA Chair Jim Dean on Jayapal's big primary success tonight:

"Tonight's results point to an outright primary win for Pramila Jayapal that is a tremendous victory for…

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Democracy for America endorses Kesha Ram for Vermont Lt. Governor

August 1, 2016

This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Kesha Ram for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont.

Based in Burlington, this is DFA’s first lieutenant gubernatorial endorsement of the 2016 election cycle and the grassroots PAC’s only statewide endorsement in Vermont. DFA also supported Ram in her first race for the Vermont State House in 2008.

Statement from DFA Chair Jim Dean on the national grassroots progressive…

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Democracy for America, PCCC withdraw endorsements from Alan Grayson for U.S. Senate

July 26, 2016

Here is the joint statement from Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee withdrawing their support for Alan Grayson in the race Florida race for U.S. Senate.

"After today’s revelations of years of police reports about allegations of domestic abuse involving Alan Grayson, we are no longer willing to support and are formally withdrawing our endorsement of him in the race for U.S. Senate.  

"Unfortunately, this…

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Democracy for America responds to Kaine’s selection as Clinton’s vice presidential running mate

July 22, 2016


Secretary Clinton just announced that she has chosen VA Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate in the 2016 election.
 
Here's Democracy for America's reaction to Clinton's selection of Kaine:

"Donald Trump is the most dangerous candidate in the history of our country and that's why we're working as hard as we can to unite the Political Revolution with the Democratic Party establishment to defeat him.
 
"Secretary Clinton's choice of…

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Democracy For America says Kaine bank letter “should be disqualifying” for VP candidate

July 21, 2016


Yesterday, Zach Carter at the Huffington Post broke the news that, while campaigning for the 2016 VP slot, Senator Tim Kaine had recently signed on to a letter calling on Fed. Chairwoman Yellen and others calling for bank deregulation.
 
Here's a response from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on the Sen. Kaine bank deregulation letter and what it means for his standing as a potential VP candidate:
 

"Let's be really clear:…

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Democracy for America on Mike Pence as Donald Trump’s VP pick

July 14, 2016


This afternoon, the Indianapolis Star and several other media outlets are reporting that far right-wing governor Mike Pence will be joining Donald Trump on the Republican ticket as a vice presidential candidate.
 
Here is DFA's reaction to Trump's apparent impending VP pick of Mike Pence: 

"Anyone who shares a ticket with Donald Trump, including Mike Pence, is a bigot and has no business being anywhere close to the White House."  --…

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Democracy for America endorses Hillary Clinton for President, praises Bernie Sanders run

July 12, 2016

This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) praised Bernie Sanders for his transformational presidential campaign and joined him in endorsing Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.

Here's the full statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on the organization's endorsement of Clinton:
 

"Bernie Sanders not only ran a presidential campaign that ensured that the populist progressive values he's fought for his…

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21k+ demand CT Gov. Malloy reject Cigna-Anthem merger or resign from Democratic Platform Committee

July 8, 2016

This morning, ahead of the group’s meeting in Orlando, FL, Democracy for America (DFA) delivered a petition signed by 21,543 Democrats in Connecticut and across the country calling on Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy to reject the dangerous merger of Anthem and Cigna or immediately resign from his position chairing the 2016 Democratic Platform Committee.

Over the last six weeks, Malloy has come under increasing public scrutiny over his…

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Democracy for America joins Bernie Sanders’s “applause” of Clinton’s New College Compact

July 6, 2016

Today, Hillary Clinton launched an enhancement of her New College Compact which Bernie Sanders called a "very bold initiative" that would "revolutionize the funding of higher education in America" and borrowed important aspects of Sanders's own plans for free college tuition.

Here's Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on Clinton's new higher education plan:

"The New College Compact being released today is a significant move…

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Democracy for America endorses Tina Podlodowski for Washington Secretary of State

June 30, 2016

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Tina Podlodowski in her bid to become Washington’s Secretary of State.

The endorsement will be formally announced to DFA’s 1 million members nationwide via an email from Fmr. State Senator Nina Turner, a prominent Bernie Sanders supporter and the 2014 Democratic nominee for Ohio Secretary of State candidate, Nina Turner.  Turner’s email to DFA members is available…

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DFA responds to Zephyr Teachout’s big win NY-19 primary

June 28, 2016

DFA-backed candidate Zephyr Teachout just won the Democratic Party primary in New York’s 19th Congressional District.

Statement from Democracy for America's Chair Jim Dean on Zephyr Teachout’s big win in the NY-19:

"Zephyr Teachout’s primary victory tonight isn't just an important win for the political revolution behind Bernie Sanders, it's an important win for anyone who believes that our country needs bold leaders in Washington who…

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Democracy for America celebrates SCOTUS abortion ruling, renews calls to end Hyde Amendment

June 27, 2016

Earlier this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a decisive 5-3 ruling, struck down Texas laws which attempted to shutter many abortion clinics and sharply limit abortion access in the state.

Democracy for America, which has long held that access to legal and safe abortion services is a core progressive value, released the following statement from its Executive Director, Charles Chamberlain, reacting to the court ruling: 

"Today's…

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Democracy for America endorses Jim Mowrer in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

June 24, 2016

BURLINGTON, VT – Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jim Mowrer in his race against Republican David Young in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.

DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 13,890 members in Iowa and one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.  

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Following Supreme Court ruling, DFA joins #Not1More’s call on President to end deportations

June 23, 2016

Earlier this morning, in a 4-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court's injunction or President Obama's DAPA and the expansion of DACA immigration programs.

Heartbroken by this ruling, DFA joins the #Not1More movement in calling on the President end all deportations in the wake of continued immigration injustice.  Here's the full statement from DFA Executive Director Charles Chamberlain:
 

"Today's Supreme Court ruling on…

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Democracy for America’s response to June 7th Presidential Primary Results

June 8, 2016

A statement from Democracy for America's Jim Dean responding to the results on the June 7th primary results and the race for the White House:

“While we certainly would have preferred a different result in California, Bernie Sanders’s victories in Montana and North Dakota, along with his strong showings in New Mexico and South Dakota demonstrate that the political revolution will continue its fight for a Democratic Party that will…

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DFA statement on presidential race as polls begin closing on June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

A statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean as we start receiving results from today's elections in NJ, NM, MT, SD, ND, and CA:

"Millions of Americans are still voting tonight and tens of thousands more will cast their ballot in the Democratic primary in the systematically-ignored District of Columbia next week.  

"However, no matter what the final results are tonight, this much we know is true: Bernie Sanders and the…

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DFA calls for CT Gov. Malloy to replace Anthem-Cigna merger regulator, citing interest conflict

June 3, 2016

Today, Democracy for America joined Connecticut Citizen Action Group (CCAG) and other allies in urging Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy to replace Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Wade as the key regulator in the Anthem-Cigna insurance merger -- or risk calling the state's ethics or his "appropriateness" as a national Democratic leader into question.

Democracy for America is a national progressive political action committee with 1 million…

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DFA reacts to President Obama’s “sharp turn” in support of Social Security expansion

June 1, 2016

During his speech in Elkhart, IN today, President Obama, in a surprising about-face, came out for expanding Social Security benefits -- a position DFA members have been pushing for years, partially in response to the president's previous support for cutting Social Security benefits.

Here's a statement from Democracy for America's Jim Dean reacting to President Obama joining the grassroots' calls for Social Security expansion:

"Just…

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Democracy for America endorses Tim Canova in Florida’s 23rd congressional district primary

May 27, 2016

This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Tim Canova in his Democratic primary challenge of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in  Florida’s 23rd Congressional District.

DFA  is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 73,136 members in Florida and one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.  

Statement from DFA Chair Jim…

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Democracy for America’s Jim Dean remembers NH Rep. Marcia Moody

May 25, 2016

This morning, we heard the sad news about the untimely death of a Granite State progressive hero and DFA member, New Hampshire Rep. Marcia Moody.

If helpful, here's a statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the passing of NH Rep. Marcia Moody:

"State Representative Marcia Moody was a giant in New Hampshire progressive politics and the model of the kind of community-focused, grassroots organizers our country needs in…

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Democracy for America endorses Eric Kingson in New York’s 24th Congressional District

May 6, 2016

This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Eric Kingson for Congress in New York’s 24th Congressional District.

DFA  is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 111,750 members in New York  and one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.  

Statement from Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on today's…

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Democracy for America endorses Colin Van Ostern for New Hampshire Governor

May 5, 2016

This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern for Governor of New Hampshire during a press conference call featuring DFA Executive Director Charles Chamberlain and Van Ostern.

This is DFA’s very first gubernatorial endorsement of the 2016 election cycle and the grassroots PAC’s second endorsement of Van Ostern. DFA previously supported Van Ostern in his successful 2012 race…

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DFA says Indiana win proves Bernie’s movement is “far from over”

May 3, 2016

After Bernie Sanders's surprise victory in Indiana, Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain released this response:

"Bernie's victory in Indiana is a clear indication that, despite the media and the Democratic establishment's reports to the contrary, the Political Revolution that has powered Bernie Sanders's improbable rise is far from over.    

"Time and time again, the populist progressive movement behind Bernie Sanders has been…

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DFA on Bernie’s road ahead & the April 26 Primary Results

April 26, 2016


Statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain following the April 26th Presidential primaries:

"Bernie has proved that his campaign isn't just a message, it's a movement. The millions of people who have raised millions of dollars, made millions phone calls, and knocked on millions of doors have transformed the 2016 race by bringing millions of new voters and independents into the Democratic party to fight against income…

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DFA calls on Van Hollen take down “deceptive & disrespectful” Edwards attack ad

April 15, 2016

On Thursday, Congressman Chris Van Hollen released a misleading attack ad using the President's image to shamelessly attack Donna Edwards for an ad her campaign didn't produce, pay for, or release. 

Democracy for America is calling on Chris Van Hollen to take down his deceptive and disrespectful attack ad immediately.

Statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain calling for Van Hollen to take down his attack ad:

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Statement from Democracy for America’s Charles Chamberlain on Bernie’s big win in Wisconsin

April 5, 2016


Statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on Bernie's big win in Wisconsin:
 

"Tonight's win in Wisconsin is a tremendous victory for the grassroots movement advancing Bernie Sanders's political revolution all across the country. 
 
"While DC pundits have tried to shut the Democratic Primary down over and over again, after tonight's success, we're confident that the grassroots voters who actually matter in this process…

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Democracy for America endorses Maggie Toulouse Oliver for New Mexico Secretary of State

April 1, 2016


BURLINGTON, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Maggie Toulouse Oliver in her bid to become New Mexico’s Secretary of State.

Democracy for America proudly supported Toulouse Oliver in her 2014 run for Secretary of State, including her in that election cycle’s “Dean Dozen” slate of joint endorsements with DFA founder Gov. Howard Dean.

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Democracy for America backs Carol Shea-Porter in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District

March 29, 2016

BURLINGTON, VT – This afternoon, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Carol Shea-Porter for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.  

Democracy for America has been proud to consistently support Shea-Porter since her very first trail-blazing, grassroots run for Congress in 2006.  

Statement from Democracy for America's Chair Jim Dean on today's endorsement of Shea-Porter:

"Carol Shea-Porter long ago…

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Democracy for America endorses Alan Grayson for U.S. Senate (UPDATED on 7/26/2016)

March 29, 2016

UPDATE on 7/26/2016:  On July 26, 2016, Democracy for America rescinded its endorsement of Alan Grayson for U.S. Senate.  DFA's statement on its withdrawn endorsement is available here.


BURLINGTON, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Congressman Alan Grayson in the Florida race for U.S. Senate.

Democracy for America’s endorsement comes after Grayson received more than 74% of the vote in a Pulse…

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DFA reacts to Bernie Sanders YOOGE win in Washington, Alaska

March 26, 2016


Statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on Bernie's big wins in Alaska and Washington State:

"Bernie Sanders's resounding wins in Alaska and Washington State are big deals, period.  And, a likely victory later this evening in Hawaii will only make it even bigger.
 
"With each victory today, Bernie Sanders is not only significantly cutting down Secretary Clinton's delegate advantage by delivering the margins of…

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Democracy for America Endorses Tammy Duckworth and Deborah Ross for U.S. Senate

March 22, 2016

BURLINGTON, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth and former State Representative Deborah Ross in their races for the U.S. Senate in Illinois and North Carolina.

Both Duckworth and Ross won the Democratic nomination following Tuesday’s Democratic primaries in their respective states and, if victorious in November, would take their seat in the Senate from a right-wing…

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DFA stands w/ protestors confronting Trump’s bigotry.

March 11, 2016

Tonight, progressive allies in Chicago stood up and confronted the campaign of bigotry, hate, and division Donald Trump has been waging all across the country.  

The bravery of the those who stood up tonight in Chicago stands in stark contrast to the weak and feckless Republican candidates who shared a stage with Trump last night and refused to condemn the culture of violence, bigotry, and hate he's creating with his disgusting…

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DFA’s early response to Michigan, Mississippi presidential primary results

March 8, 2016

Here's a quick reaction from Democracy for America’s Jim Dean as tonight's results in Michigan and Mississippi start to roll in:

"Bernie Sanders is emerging from tonight's contests having netted scores of delegates and proven, once again, that as more voters learn about his lifelong fight for economic, social, and racial justice the stronger and more powerful the movement behind Bernie's campaign becomes.
 
"While the Georgetown salon…

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SANDERS’S MICHIGAN VICTORY: “hard to overstate just how big of an upset Bernie’s Michigan win is.”

March 8, 2016


Statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on Bernie's HUGE Michigan win:
 

"It's hard to overstate just how big of an upset Bernie Sanders's Michigan win is.
 
"Just days ago, Secretary Clinton had a 25 point lead, the support of nearly every single elected Democrat in the state, and then she misrepresented Bernie Sander's strong support for the auto bailout.  And it backfired.  Big time.
 
"Tonight's results in…

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DFA says Clinton auto attack is the “dishonest garbage that has Americans fed up”

March 7, 2016

During last night Democratic debate in Flint, Secretary Clinton leveled a verydisingenuous attack against Bernie Sanders's well-documented support for the auto bailout.

Here's a response from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on Sec. Clinton's dishonest auto bailout attack:

"It's incredibly disappointing to hear Secretary Clinton misrepresent the facts about Senator Sanders's well-documented support for the auto bailout. 
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Democracy for America endorses Pramila Jayapal in Washington’s 7th Congressional District

March 4, 2016

Jayapal is an unyielding champion in the battle against income inequality, who has used her perch in the Washington State Senate to fight immigration reform, free community college, and automatic voter registration to expand the electorate
 

Statement from Democracy for America's Chair Jim Dean on today's endorsement of Teachout:
 

"Pramila Jayapal has worked harder than anyone to turn our progressive values into action and that’s why…

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Democracy for America backs Zephyr Teachout in New York’s 19th Congressional District

March 4, 2016

Teachout is a national champion in the fight against corporate money in politics who became a grassroots hero following her strong 2014 primary challenge of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.


DFA’s endorsement of Teachout brings with it a one-million member-strong grassroots army that has knocked hundreds of thousands of doors, made over 11 million phone calls, and raised and contributed more than $32.7 million to help elect 843…

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DFA says “pro pundits… [are] wrong if they claim [Bernie’s] fight is over”

March 1, 2016

Here's a quick reaction from Democracy for America’s Charles Chamberlain as tonight's Super Tuesday results start to roll in:

"Bernie Sanders will be emerging from Super Tuesday with scores of delegates, another record month of grassroots fundraising, and new head-to-head polling numbers showing him, once again, beating Donald Trump and every other Republican candidate by a larger margin than Secretary Clinton.

 "Washington's…

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After “unsurprising” results, “Sanders momentum goes unchecked” into SuperTuesday

February 27, 2016

Reaction from Democracy for America’s Charles Chamberlain to tonight's results in South Carolina:

"South Carolina has long been an ideal state for Secretary Clinton and she deserves credit for the victory she secured this evening after pouring a great deal of time, energy, and resources into this primary. 

"In a state-by-state battle for delegates, not every contest is going to be an upset and tonight wasn't one. As unsurprising as…

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With GOP’s SCOTUS obstruction, DFA says nominating centrist would be “unmitigated disaster

February 24, 2016


Yesterday, Senate Republicans announced that they would withhold their support for any Supreme Court nominee put forward by the White House, making it even more important that President Obama select a progressive nominee who can earn broad, popular support nationwide. 
 
Since Justice Scalia's death, more than 118,000 Americans have rallied behind a Democracy for America petition calling for President Obama to choose a progressive…

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DFA says Bernie’s strong NV showing ends firewall lie,“proves he can win anywhere”

February 20, 2016

Reaction from Democracy for America’s Charles Chamberlain to Bernie's strong showing in Nevada this afternoon:
 

“If anyone bought into the establishment lie about the existence of a firewall in the 2016 Democratic contest, the fact that Sanders nearly erased a 25 point deficit in Nevada in less than a month should end it and three straight positive results prove that Bernie Sanders’s grassroots campaign can win anywhere.

"Results are…

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After Sanders big NH win, DFA says “the political establishment… is the biggest loser.”

February 9, 2016


Reaction from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain to Bernie's tremendous Granite State win tonight:
 

"This win isn't just a big victory for the grassroots movement behind Bernie Sanders, it's a down payment on the people-powered political revolution that should scare the pants off of Wall Street and America's ruling millionaire and billionaire class.
 
"Tonight, Granite State voters used their hearts and their heads to elect…

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Democracy for America on Bernie’s “big win” in Iowa Caucuses

February 1, 2016

Quick reaction from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain to Bernie's huge Iowa Caucus victory tonight:

"The results tonight are not only a big win for Bernie, it's a tremendously important victory for the millions of struggling working families in the battle against income inequality, structural racism, and the moneyed interests who dominate our politics.

"Together, the people of Iowa and millions of grassroots progressives all…

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DFA calls on Sanders, Clinton, O’Malley to “leap at the opportunity to add debate”

January 26, 2016

After months of calling out the DNC's anemic debate schedule, news broke this afternoon that NBC and the NH Union Leader are planning to hold an "unsanctioned" Democratic debate on Feb. 4 -- if the candidates agree to it.

Democracy for America and others have been critical of the DNC's severely lacking (and potentially biased) debate schedule form the start -- and, since November, 145,940 have signed DFA petitions, including one by…

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Roe vs. Wade 43rd anniversary

January 25, 2016

On the 43rd anniversary of the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision, Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain released this statement on why progressives fight for abortion rights.

Why progressives fight for Roe (and why we’re blessed with an entire Democratic field who will too)

By: Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director

Over the last 43 years, the fight to protect Roe v. Wade and access to safe and legal abortion…

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Democracy for America backs Barragán in California’s 44th Congressional District

January 22, 2016

BURLINGTON, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Nanette Barragán for Congress in California’s 44th District.  

DFA’s endorsement of Barragán brings with it a one-million member-strong grassroots army that has knocked hundreds of thousands of doors, made over 11 million phone calls, and raised and contributed more than $32.7 million to help elect 843 progressive candidates nationwide since 2004.

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DFA responds to Clinton’s misleading attacks on Bernie Sanders

January 13, 2016

Over the last couple of days, the Clinton campaign has begun making a number of misleading attacks on Bernie Sanders that we think could endanger Democrats chances in 2016.

Here's a response from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on the Clinton campaign's attacks on Sanders's record against gun violence and the progressive goal of universal healthcare:

"While there is room for candidates in the 2016 race to draw contrasts on…

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DFA on Guns Action: Only option given GOP “owned by a industry that’s content supplying terrorists”

January 5, 2016

Reaction from Democracy for America on the President's executive action on guns today:

"Given that Republicans in Congress are outright owned by a gun industry that's content with supplying terrorists and profiting off of the murder of Americans, the executive actions taken today are some of the only options left for the President to reduce gun violence in America. 

"While far more needs to be done to slow the gun violence that's…

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BREAKING: DFA says DNC should reverse Sanders data decision, brings DNC “neutrality” into question

December 18, 2015

Earlier this morning, news broke that the DNC had cut off voter file access to Bernie Sanders' campaign following a security failure at its data vendor, NGP-VAN.

Statement from Charles Chamberlain, Democracy for America's Executive Director, about the DNC's poor decision:

"The Democratic National Committee's decision to attack the campaign that figured out the problem, rather than go after the vendor that made the mistake, is…

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DFA endorses Bernie Sanders for President

December 17, 2015

After receiving 87.9% of member vote, Sanders captures first Democratic presidential endorsement in progressive PAC’s history

Burlington, VT – Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President in the 2016 race for the Democratic Party’s nomination.  Sanders earned the  endorsement after receiving an unprecedented 87.9% of the 271,527 votes cast by DFA members nationwide over a nine-day voting period.  To…

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DFA says Dems “deserve real credit” for forcing GOP to drop anti-refugee riders in Omnibus

December 15, 2015

Statement from Democracy for America’s Charles Chamberlain on reports that Republicans have halted plans to use the omnibus spending bill to continue their attacks on refugees:

“If reports hold true and strong Democratic opposition has prevented anti-American refugee restrictions from making it into the omnibus spending bill, it will represent a real victory for time-tested American values and the hundreds of thousands of grassroots…

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Democracy for America launches 2016 Presidential Primary Endorsement Vote

December 9, 2015

Burlington, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) launched its 2016 Presidential Primary Endorsement Vote.  The endorsement vote gives the national progressive political action committee’s members the opportunity to decide if the PAC will support Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders, or make no endorsement in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.

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DFA on TRUMP: GOP must “stop pandering to racists in their own ranks and dump Trump” like David Duke

December 8, 2015

Statement from Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain demanding Republican's dump Trump from their ballots following his continued bigoted, un-American comments:

"Donald Trump is an un-American bigot and the fact that the Republican Party continues to give him a platform for his fascist hate speech is reprehensible. 

“Republicans worked to keep KKK Grand Wizard David Duke off their primary ballot in 1992, and…

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SAN BERNARDINO: DFA says Republicans must “stop standing with terrorists, pass gun reform now”

December 2, 2015

Here's a statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain reacting to the ongoing tragedy in California:

"The tragic situation in San Bernardino is still going on, but even as it continues to unfold we need to make something very, very clear: This is terrorism.

"Whether you get your marching orders from an established terrorist organization or are simply a twisted individual intent on causing the terror of innocent people,…

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DFA reacts to Paul Ryan’s election as Speaker

October 29, 2015

Reaction to Paul Ryan's election as Speaker (and why progressives are excited by it) from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain:

"As progressives, we could not be more excited about the far-right Republican House caucus' decision to back Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House. 

"Thanks to his Vice Presidential run, nearly everyone knows about Paul Ryan's steadfast commitment to doing whatever he can to cut Americans' hard-earned…
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Democracy for America backs Joyce Craig for Mayor of Manchester

October 27, 2015

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Democracy for America backs Joyce Craig for Mayor of Manchester 

Burlington, VT -- This morning, the national progressive group Democracy for America announced its endorsement of Joyce Craig for Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire.

The fully quotable email to DFA members endorsing Joyce Craig is below.

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BREAKING: DFA says any budget deal including SS cuts is “declaring a holy war on working families”

October 26, 2015

Reports suggest that Congress and the White House may be near a budget deal that could include cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the unacceptability of any budget deal that includes earned benefit cuts:

"If talk about Social Security benefit cuts in an upcoming budget deal is a trial ballon, it must be popped right now.

"The White House needs to know that…

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Democracy for America backs progressive champion Heather Arnet for PA State Senate District 37

October 21, 2015

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Democracy for America backs progressive champion Heather Arnet for PA State Senate District 37

Burlington, VT -- This morning, the national progressive group Democracy for America announced its endorsement of Heather Arnet in the November special election in Pennsylvania State Senate District 37.

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Democracy for America backs Aaron Peskin for San Francisco Board of Supervisors

October 14, 2015

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Democracy for America backs Aaron Peskin for San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Burlington, VT -- This morning, Democracy for America, a national progressive group  announced its endorsement of progressive leader Aaron Peskin.

Email endorsing Aaron Peskin for San Francisco Board of Supervisors is below.

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DFA praises Clinton’s TPP opposition, “illustrates how out-of-touch White House is w/ America

October 7, 2015

Sec. Hillary Clinton just became the third major Democratic presidential candidate to make clear her opposition to the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Statement from Democracy for America about Sec. Clinton's stated opposition to the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership.

"Hillary Clinton's decision to join Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley in opposing the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership demonstrates a keen understanding…

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Democracy for America endorses Lisa Herbold for Seattle City Council

October 1, 2015

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Democracy for America endorses Lisa Herbold for Seattle City Council
 
BURLINGTON, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA), a national progressive organization, endorsed Lisa Herbold for City Council in Seattle, Washington.
 
Despite relentless attacks by well-funded corporate interest groups, Lisa has stood strong in her…
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BREAKING: Democracy for America endorses Catherine Cortez Masto for U.S. Senate

September 25, 2015

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BREAKING: Democracy for America endorses Catherine Cortez Masto for U.S. Senate

BURLINGTON, VT --This morning, Democracy for America, a national progressive political organization founded by Governor Howard Dean endorsed Catherine Cortez Masto for U.S. Senate in Nevada.   

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BREAKING: Democracy for America backs Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

September 25, 2015

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BREAKING: Democracy for America backs Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

BURLINGTON, VT -- This morning, Democracy for America, a national progressive political organization founded by Governor Howard Dean endorsed Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate in California.

DFA also endorsed Catherine Cortez Masto for U.S. Senate in Nevada.

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IRAN: DFA calls cloture failure “tremendous victory for diplomacy, proof US learned lesson of Iraq”

September 10, 2015

Democracy for America's reaction to today's defeat of the motion of disapproval on the Iran nuclear deal:

"Today's Senate vote to avoid an unnecessary, partisan effort to kill the Iran deal is a tremendous victory for diplomacy and proof that the United States has finally learned the lesson of the Iraq War.

"Still, while we celebrate this victory, we're under no illusion that the fight stops here. We know the war hawks and moneyed…

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DFA statement on 41 Votes for Iran Deal

September 8, 2015

Statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain's on today's big victory for diplomacy and the Iran deal.

"War hawks spent millions this August trying to kill the Iran deal, but a nationwide army of grassroots activists showed up at town hall meetings, made hundreds of thousands of calls to their members of Congress, and held countless actions lifting up the voices of the majority of Americans who don't want another…

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DFA: “Troubling to see Senator Cardin betray constituents, oppose the Iran Deal.”

September 4, 2015

Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on Sen. Cardin's pledge to vote against the Iran Deal:

“After Barbara Mikulski’s bold, game-changing vote to support the Iran deal, it’s deeply troubling to see Senator Cardin betray his constituents and stand in the way of diplomacy. Given his opposition to the war in Iraq, Cardin's short-sighted cave to the moneyed interests' intent on putting us on the path to war is…

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DFA reacts to 34 Senators supporting the Iran Deal

September 2, 2015

Reaction to Senate's support for the Iran Deal from Democracy for America's Jim Dean:

"While it's clear that the Senate now has the votes to stop efforts to kill the Iran deal, we know that the warhawks and moneyed interests intent on setting us on the path to war aren't going to stop here and neither will we.  

"Now that the deal is seemingly safe from a veto override, we'll be doubling down on our campaign to ensure Congressional…

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Democracy for America backs Regina Romero for Tucson City Council

September 2, 2015

BREAKING: Democracy for America backs Regina Romero for Tucson City Council

Burlington, Vt. – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of progressive champion Councilwoman Regina Romero for Tucson City Council.

Founded by Governor Howard Dean, DFA is a national, people-powered Political Action Committee with 1 million members across the country, including 21,940 in Arizona.

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DFA reacts to 34 Senators supporting the Iran Deal

September 2, 2015

Reaction to Senate's support for the Iran Deal from Democracy for America's Jim Dean:

"While it's clear that the Senate now has the votes to stop efforts to kill the Iran deal, we know that the warhawks and moneyed interests intent on setting us on the path to war aren't going to stop here and neither will we.  

"Now that the deal is seemingly safe from a veto override, we'll be doubling down on our campaign to ensure Congressional leaders…

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Democracy for America backs Regina Romero for Tucson City Council

September 2, 2015

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BREAKING: Democracy for America backs Regina Romero for Tucson City Council

Burlington, Vt. – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of progressive champion Councilwoman Regina Romero for Tucson City Council.

Founded by Governor Howard Dean, DFA is a national, people-powered Political Action Committee…

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BREAKING (MD-SEN): Democracy for America, EMILY’s List cheer early Edwards polling lead

August 18, 2015

Earlier this morning, new polling showed Donna Edwards possessing an early lead in Maryland's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.

Democracy for America (DFA) and EMILY's List released statements this morning cheering the exciting new polling results. DFA and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee helped successfully draft Edwards into the Maryland Senate Race earlier this year.

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Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on Sen. Schumer’s betrayal on the Iran

August 7, 2015

Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on Sen. Schumer's betrayal on the Iran Deal:

"As disappointing as Sen. Schumer's betrayal on the Iran deal is, it's ultimately a cave to the far right that will bring few, if any, additional short-sited Senate votes with it.  We're going to get the Iran Deal done with or without Senator Schumer or anyone else who insists on being trapped in the past when it comes to conflict…

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ENDORSEMENT: Democracy for America backs four progressives in contentious Virginia Senate elections

August 5, 2015

BURLINGTON, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA), the national progressive organization founded by Governor Howard Dean, endorsed four progressive candidates for Virginia State Senate.

The four candidates that DFA endorsed today include:

  • Dave Belote (VA-Sen 8)

  • Dr. Jill McCabe (VA-Sen 13)

  • Jeremy McPike (VA-Sen 29)

  • Senator Jennifer Wexton (VA-Sen 33)

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How #BlackLivesMatter at Netroots Nation has already changed more than a presidential election

July 24, 2015

By: Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America.

The Netroots Nation presidential candidate town hall made clear that the progressive movement and the Democratic Party need to do more, right now, to support the Movement for Black Lives.

I say that as someone who was in the convention hall watching as young, powerful Black women demanded that progressive leaders actively address the state of emergency that has…

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Joint statement of DFA and PCCC following Netroots Nation #BlackLivesMatter action

July 18, 2015

JOINT STATEMENT OF DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA & THE PROGRESSIVE CHANGE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE FOLLOWING NETROOTS NATION PRESIDENTIAL FORUM #BlackLivesMatter ACTION:
 
"Black lives matter and we stand in solidarity with every single organizer and activist who stood up and demanded that presidential candidates challenge power and respond to the crushing consequences of structural racism.
 
"Our country needs a president who is committed to…
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IRAN: DFA says progressives right to be wary of WH deals post-TPA, but “deal with Iran is a good one

July 14, 2015

Earlier today, the six major world powers announced a historic agreement that will dramatically restrict Iran's nuclear program in exchange for the easing of economic sanctions.

Response from Democracy for America's spokesperson on the agreement with Iran:

"After the difficult fight over Fast Track authority for the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership, progressives have good reason to be wary of any massive international agreement that…

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DFA praises Clinton speech, “illustrates the dominate force of the Elizabeth Warren Wing”

July 13, 2015

Reaction from Democracy for America ahead of Sec. Hillary Clinton's big economic speech.

Statement from DFA's Chair Jim Dean on Sec. Clinton's economic policy speech:

"Secretary Hillary Clinton's economic policy speech reflects a very clear understanding that the Democratic Party and the vast majority of the American people want a President who will fight alongside Senator Elizabeth Warren and refuse to kowtow to wealthy and powerful…

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Democracy for America backs five progressives for Seattle City Council

July 9, 2015

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Democracy for America backs five progressives for Seattle City Council

BURLINGTON, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA), the national progressive organization founded by Governor Howard Dean, endorsed five progressive champions for city council in Seattle, Washington.

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DFA comments on fight over new SEC commisioner

July 7, 2015

News broke this AM that, following pressure from Democracy for America and other progressive groups, the White House is reconsidering appointing corporate attorney Keir Gumbs to a open seat on the SEC.

Here's a statement from DFA Chair Jim Dean on the White House response to growing progressive pressure on the open SEC seat:

"If we won't tolerate a cop who's working with Main Street criminals, why should we put up…

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BREAKING: Democracy for America endorses Lucy Flores for Congress (NV- 4)

June 29, 2015

BREAKING: Democracy for America endorses Lucy Flores for Congress (NV- 4) 

Burlington, Vt. – This morning, Democracy for America announced its endorsement of progressive champion Lucy Flores in her race for Nevada’s 4th Congressional district.

DFA is a people powered Political Action Committee with 1 million members nationwide, including more than 7,450 in Nevada.

Full endorsement email that’ll be sent to DFA members, below. 

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DFA founder Howard Dean on Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality: “Love wins… Moral arc of the

June 26, 2015

Since our founding by Gov. Howard Dean in 2004, Democracy for America and it’s million members nationwide have been committed in the fight for the equal marriage rights of all Americans.

If helpful, here’s a statement from DFA Founder, Gov. Howard Dean, on today’s historic marriage equality court ruling:

“Today, love won. This ruling sends a clear message that every American has the right to marry the person they love.

“In 2000,…

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DFA on King v. Burwell: SCOTUS ruling is victory over “GOP’s kamikaze attacks against ACA…”

June 25, 2015

Democracy for America applauds the court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act. ACA is here to stay, period.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on today’s ruling upholding healthcare reform:

“Today’s ruling isn’t just a victory for the millions of people who will get to keep their healthcare, it’s a victory for the millions more who are sick and tired of the GOP’s relentless kamikaze attacks against a program…

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TRADE VOTE: DFA says Sen Dem betrayal “will be remembered… and we will hold you accountable”

June 23, 2015

Moments ago the U.S. Senate voted to advance Fast Track for the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Quick reaction from Democracy for America's Jim Dean to today's Senate Fast Track vote:

"Senate Democrats who just voted to proceed on Fast Track for the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership openly betrayed the grassroots Democratic activists who helped elect them and have been exceedingly clear in their opposition to any…

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TPA VOTE REACTION: Progressives will “never forget… which Dems sold them out” on Fast Track

June 18, 2015

Moments ago the House just voted to pass Fast Track for the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Democracy for America's Jim Dean's reaction to the House's disappointing vote:

"Thanks to House Republicans and a handful of turncoat Democrats, the army of corporate execs and industry lobbyists who wrote the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership will now have an easier time shoving it down the throats of an American public that's broadly…

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BREAKING: DFA says Dems who trust GOP on TPA “deserve to lose their job, will make sure they do”

June 18, 2015

Ahead of today's second vote on Fast Track for the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership, Democracy for America wanted to make clear that it continues to stand by the very clear stakes it laid out for Democrats last week.


Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America:

"Once again, we urge all Democrats to vote NO on Fast Track for the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership.

"Americans have been exceedingly clear in their opposition…

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Governor Howard Dean endorses Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate

June 17, 2015

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Governor Howard Dean endorses Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate

This morning, Governor Howard Dean (D-VT) endorsed progressive champion Senator Russ Feingold’s U.S. Senate race in an email to Democracy for America (DFA) members in Wisconsin and across the country.

DFA, the people-powered progressive PAC Dean founded in 2004, announced its endorsement of…

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BREAKING: DFA warns Dems, vote Fast Track andwe will “search for opportunities to primary you”

June 12, 2015

Ahead of today's votes on the Medicare-cutting Trade Adjustment Assistance Legislation and Fast Track bill, Democracy for America wanted to lay out the stakes for those Democrats still contemplating voting for it.

Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America to members of Congress about today's votes:

"Ahead of today's votes we wanted to be very clear to Democratic members of Congress:  If you vote for either…
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BREAKING: TAA defeated in the House. Progressives win big.

June 12, 2015

Reaction to progressives' big victory over Medicare-cutting Trade Adjustment Assistance, Fast Track, and the future of the fight against the TPP from Democracy for America:
 
"While the failure of theMedicare-cutting Trade Adjustment Assistance is a big victory for the army of grassroots activists who have steadfastly opposed Fast Track and the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership, we're under no illusion that this is the end of the…
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Democracy for America, allies call on Leader Pelosi to lead Democratic caucus to victory over Fast T

June 5, 2015

Washington, DC -- With a vote on Fast Track trade authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) coming as soon as next week, the major on-line campaigning groups essential to numerous Democratic electoral and issue campaigns are demanding leadership from the top Democrats in the House of Representatives to secure the defeat of Fast Track.  The Democratic House leaders have given the administration more than a fair chance to make its…

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BREAKING: Democracy for America and MoveOn.org to Suspend Run Warren Run Campaign

June 1, 2015

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Democracy for America and MoveOn.org to Suspend Run Warren Run Campaign, Deliver 365,000 Signatures to Sen. Warren

Groups point to the presidential race’s focus on income inequality and populist progressives’ increasing power as key accomplishments.

Six months after launching a major campaign to encourage Sen. Elizabeth…

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BREAKING: Democracy for America endorses Senator Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate

May 14, 2015

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Democracy for America endorses Senator Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- This morning, Democracy for America announced its endorsement of Senator Russ Feingold following the progressive champion’s decision to mount a 2016 bid to return to his U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin.

Full endorsement email that was sent to DFA members, below.

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DFA to Senate Democrats: Reject the new deal on Fast Track for the TPP.

April 24, 2015

Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America, calling on Senate Democrats to reject the new deal on Fast Track for the TPP:

"In poll after poll and call after call, the American people have been extremely clear in their opposition to Fast Track and the job-killing, NAFTA-style Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. 

"Democrats in the U.S. Senate now must choose whether they stand with their constituents who oppose Fast Track…

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BREAKING - POLL: Opposition to TPP, Fast Track is trouble for Sen. Portman

April 20, 2015

NEW POLL: Opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership, Fast Track authority could pose reelection risk to Senator Rob Portman

BURLINGTON, VT -  According to the new polling, Ohio’s U.S. Senator Rob Portman could face huge risks in his 2016 reelection fight if he votes for so-called “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and/or the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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STATEMENT: Democracy for America (Run Warren Run) responds to Clinton’s 2016 entrance

April 20, 2015

Statement from Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Democracy for America, on the entry of Hillary Clinton into the 2016 presidential race:

"We're looking forward to hearing more about Secretary Hillary Clinton's vision for the future of our country and, in particular, how she plans to address our nation's income inequality crisis and stand up to the wealthy and powerful interests on Wall Street and elsewhere that dominate our…

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Twenty-Seven current, former New Hampshire State Legislators urge Elizabeth Warren to enter 2016 rac

March 18, 2015

BURLINGTON, VT. – Today, 27 current and former members of New Hampshire’s House of Representatives and State Senate joined together in a public letter urging Senator Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016.  

Find the full text of the letter and the names and towns of the 27 legislators who signed on to it available below.

The letter and display of New Hampshire legislative support for a Warren candidacy is the result of…

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NEW POLLING: Oregonian opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership, Fast Track Authority could pose reel

February 19, 2015

BURLINGTON, VT -- Oregon’s U.S. Senator Ron Wyden could face challenges in his new 2016 reelection fight if he votes with Senate Republicans in favor of the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the so-called “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) many in Washington believe is needed for passing it.  

According to the new poll conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP) on behalf of Democracy for America, half (50%) of…

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NEW POLLING: Honda holds double-digit lead in CA-17 primary

February 27, 2014

Earlier this morning, Democracy for America released brand new polling in DFA-endorsed candidate Rep. Mike Honda's race to continue representing the CA-17.  Here's the press release and polling that we shared with the media:

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NEW POLLING: Honda holds double-digit lead in CA-17 primary
Corporate Democrat Khanna comes in 3rd to Republican in jungle primary  
 
Despite aggressive campaigning by his…
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Democracy for America: Nominate a Fed Chair Who Will Stand Up for The Middle Class

July 26, 2013

Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America, released this statement following the announcement the White House would delay an appointment of a new Fed Chairman until this Fall:

"Democracy for America is happy to hear that the White House has decided to postpone the appointment for Chair of the Federal Reserve until this fall.  Given her considerable contributions both inside and outside the Fed and her recognition of the realities that…

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DFA Releases Polling in VA House Races, Endorses Murphy in VA-34

April 25, 2013

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) is announcing its endorsement of Kathleen Murphy in the Delegate Race in the VA-34. Murphy is the third of DFA's five planned endorsements in its prestigious Purple to Blue Project in Virginia.  
“Delegate Barbara Comstock is one of the most virulently anti-choice members of the VA House of Delegates and radically out of step with mainstream Virginia.  Democracy for America is incredibly proud to…
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STATEMENT: DFA on “cowardly” Dems who opposed background checks

April 17, 2013

Moments ago, the U.S. Senate rejected the Manchin-Toomey amendment failing to expand background checks on all gun purchases.

Here's Democracy for America's (DFA) response to the Senate's failure to lead:

"Democrats who were too cowardly to get on the right side of a 90-10 issue like universal background checks better believe that the progressives will remember their spinlessness on gun violence prevention come reelection time.  The…

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Democracy for America Doesn’t Have Obama’s Back on Benefit Cuts

April 5, 2013

Democracy for America's response to reports that  Obama will be pushing for cuts to Social Security benefits in his coming budget:  
"The news that the Democratic President will be openly pushing for cuts to Social Security benefits is a profoundly disturbing shot across the bow for the progressives who called their neighbors, spent weekends knocking doors and donated millions to reelect him."  
"Let's be clear: President Obama,…
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DFA Launches the Purple to Blue Project

March 27, 2013

We're excited to launch our Purple to Blue program with the announcement of two endorsements in Virginia today. What is Purple to Blue?

Forget John Boehner and Paul Ryan -- Republicans don't need Congress to push their radical right-wing agenda. They're doing it right now, state by state:

  • Ending women's right to choose    
  • Busting unions
  • Deregulating industries and pillaging the environment
  • Giving away huge tax breaks to big…
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Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America, Issues Statement on the Sandy Hook Elementary School Trage

December 14, 2012

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Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America, Issues Statement on the Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy

Burlington, VT – Today, Jim Dean issued the following statement on the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.

We are absolutely stunned and saddened by the horrific tragedy that has taken place in Newtown, Conn. Our thoughts and prayers…

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Democracy for America to Democrats: Take Vital Programs Off the Table in Fiscal Showdown Talks

November 27, 2012

For Immediate Release: November 26th, 2012

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Burlington, VT – Today, Democracy for America (DFA) launched a campaign to protect programs seniors depend on and tell Democrats that no deal is better than a bad deal in the upcoming fiscal showdown talks.

As part of the campaign, DFA and its partners hope to collect 50,000 signatures, demanding Senate Democrats reject…

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Progressive Powerhouse Partners with Social Media Start-Up

November 20, 2012

For Immediate Release: November 20th, 2012  

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Burlington, VT – Today, Democracy for America (DFA) is proud to announce the launch of a brand new website. New features include an online toolbox for progressive activists, and a revamped blog. The biggest addition to our page is our partnership with Shareaholic, a Boston based start-up, in the launch of their new Political Channel. 

“Democracy for America and Political…

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Sherrod Brown Wins National Title as ‘Progressive Hero’

November 13, 2012


Released: Oct 26, 2012 1:38 AM

With title, Brown receives final endorsement from Democracy for America

Burlington, VT – Today, Democracy for America (DFA), announced that Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, won DFA’s final endorsement and title as the nation’s Senate Progressive Hero.  The Ohio senator beat out Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for the title through the organization’s month-long contest among its members. 

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Massachusetts Chooses Warren over Brown

November 13, 2012

Released: Nov 6, 2012 9:50 PM

Burlington, VT – Today, Elizabeth Warren defeated Republican incumbent Sen. Scott Brown to become Massachusetts’s next Democratic senator retaking the U.S. Senate seat that once belonged to Sen. Ted Kennedy.  Democracy for America (DFA) is proud to have endorsed Senator-elect Warren as a member of the Dean Dozen, the highest tier of endorsements from the organization.  With it, Warren received…

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Annie Kuster Tosses out Tea Party Member; Agenda

November 13, 2012


Released: Nov 7, 2012 12:04 AM


Burlington, VT – Today, Democracy for America (DFA), celebrated Annie Kuster’s progressive victory over extreme right-winger Charlie Bass in the Granite State. Political pundits from both sides of the aisle closely monitored this race, as a rematch of the 2010 election in which the Tea Party took control of the House.  

“This election was always a choice between two candidates -- one that stands up…

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Tammy Baldwin Wins U.S. Senate Seat

November 13, 2012


Released: Nov 7, 2012 1:18 AM

Burlington, VT – Today, Tammy Baldwin defeated Republican candidate Tommy Thompson to become Wisconsin’s next Democratic Senator and the nation’s first openly gay Senator. Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Baldwin in August as a member of their Dean Dozen because she will help form a strong progressive coalition in the Senate.

DFA members across the nation contributed more than $67,700 to…

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Voters in Florida’s 26th Congressional District Reject Corruption, Elect Joe Garcia

November 13, 2012

Released: Nov 7, 2012 1:45 AM

Burlington, VT – Today, Democracy for America (DFA), congratulated newly-elected Joe Garcia, a Dean Dozen candidate who won in Florida’s newly created 26th Congressional District. Garcia, who unseated the controversial and corrupt Congressman, David Rivera, will head to Washington to represent the values and opinions of the district. 

“DFA’s poll for our campaign was one of the first conducted in our race…

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Hawaii Sends Hirono to the U.S. Senate

November 13, 2012


Released: Nov 7, 2012 2:24 AM

Burlington, VT – Today, Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated Mazie Hirono’s victory over Republican Governor Linda Lingle to become Hawaii’s next U.S. Senator, and the state’s first female senator. DFA is proud to have endorsed newly-elected Hirono as a member of the Dean Dozen, the highest tier of endorsements from the organization. With it, Hirono received more than $49,900 in support from DFA…

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New Mexico Voters Send Martin Heinrich to Washington

November 13, 2012


Released: Nov 7, 2012 3:00 AM

Burlington, VT – Today, Martin Heinrich defeated Republican Heather Wilson to become New Mexico’s next Democratic Senator.   Democracy for America (DFA), a national progressive political action committee that strives to make the Democratic Party more progressive, endorsed Heinrich as a Dean Dozen candidate in August.  As a member of the Dean Dozen, Heinrich received the organization’s highest tier…

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Mainers Vote for Fairness and Love for Gay and Lesbian Couples

November 13, 2012


Released: Nov 7, 2012 10:32 AM

Burlington, VT – Last night voters in Maine supported marriage equality overturning the 2009 referendum denying gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.  Democracy for America (DFA), an ally in the fight for marriage equality across the country, released the following statement upon learning of the referendum’s passage: 

“With yesterday's victory, Maine residents recognized that love is stronger…

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Ruiz win

November 7, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated as Dean Dozen candidate Raul Ruiz, a Coachella native who built a strong grassroots network throughout Californias 36 Congressional District, defeated seven term congresswoman Mary Bono Mack. DFA, anational political action committee whose early endorsement helped strengthen the campaign, worked with Ruiz to develop and identify a strong network of activists and supporters who…

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Maine Marriage Vote

November 7, 2012

Burlington, VT Last night voters in Maine supported marriage equality overturning the 2009 referendum denying gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.

Democracy for America (DFA), an ally in the fight for marriage equality across the country, released the following statement upon learning of the referendums passage: With yesterday's victory, Maine residents recognized that love is stronger than fear,said Arshad Hasan, Executive…

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Shea-Porter Victory

November 7, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), celebrated a victory for Carol Shea-Porter in New Hampshire's First Congressional District.

DFA raised more than $44,470 for Shea-Porters campaign from the organizations national membership and hosted five action summits in New Hampshire, each a four-hour training to develop important campaign skills for volunteers.

DFA then turned these super volunteers over to the campaign.In the…

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Heinrich Victory

November 6, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, Martin Heinrich defeated Republican Heather Wilson to become New Mexico's next Democratic Senator.

Democracy for America (DFA), a national progressive political action committee that strives to make the Democratic Party more progressive, endorsed Heinrich as a Dean Dozen candidate in August. With the title of Dean Dozen, Heinrich received the organizations highest tier of endorsement.

Tonight, Heinrichs campaign,…

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Hirono Win

November 6, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated Mazie Hironos victory over Republican Governor Linda Lingle to become Hawaiis next U.S. Senator, and the states first female senator.

DFA is proud to have endorsed newly-elected Hirono as a member of the Dean Dozen, the highest tier of endorsements from the organization. With it, Hirono received more than $49,900 in support from DFA members.

"Our campaign is greatly humbled…

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Garcia Victory

November 6, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), congratulated newly-elected Joe Garcia, a Dean Dozen candidate who won in Florida's newly created 26th Congressional District.

Garcia, who unseated the controversial and corrupt Congressman, David Rivera, will head to Washington to represent the values and opinions of the district.

"DFA's poll for our campaign was one of the first conducted in our race and it helped put us on the map…

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Baldwin Victory

November 6, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, Tammy Baldwin defeated Republican candidate Tommy Thompson to become Wisconsins next Democratic Senator and the nation's first openly gay Senator.

Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Baldwin in August as a member of their Dean Dozen because she will help form a strong progressive coalition in the Senate. DFA members across the nation contributed more than $67,700 to Baldwin's campaign. In Wisconsin DFA members…

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MD votes for Marriage Equality

November 6, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, voters in Maryland voted to allow gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry. The vote ends a statewide battle that spanned two legislative sessions.

Democracy for America (DFA), a national progressive ally in the fight for marriage equality released the following statement upon learning of Question 6's successful passage:     "Maryland finally lives up to its moniker as the Free State", said Arshad Hasan,…

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Annie Kuster Win

November 6, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), celebrated Annie Kuster's progressive victory over extreme right-winger Charlie Bass in the Granite State.

Political pundits from both sides of the aisle closely monitored this race, as a rematch of the 2010 election in which the Tea Party took control of the House.

"This election was always a choice between two candidates -- one that standsup for the middle class, and one that stands…

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Sherrod Brown Endorsement

October 26, 2012

Withtitle, Brown receives final endorsement from Democracy for America Burlington, VTToday, Democracy for America (DFA), announced that Sen. Sherrod Brown, an OhioDemocrat, won DFAs final endorsement and title as the nations SenateProgressive Hero. The Ohio senator beat out Vermont Sen. BernieSanders for the title through the organizations month-long contest among itsmembers. Sherrods a true progressivefighter and hes embroiled in a… Read More…

Chris Murphy Endorsement

October 25, 2012

Jim Dean, Chair: Hes a realchampion of the values we fight for. Burlington, VT Today,Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Chris Murphy for Connecticuts open Senateseat. Murphy, a longtime advocate for the people of Connecticut hasserved the states 5th Congressional District since 2007. Chris Murphy is a real champion for the valuesthat we fight for,Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America, said.Hes fought for health care reform so… Read More…

Dean Dozen $$ Release #2

October 24, 2012

Democracy for America to Make 1 Million Calls Before November 6 Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced theorganization has raised over $500,000 dollars for its Dean Dozen candidates since August. Today the progressive groupalso pledged to make 1 million calls to drive the organization's Get-Out-The-Voteefforts before November 6th. These numbers are a strong indication that progressives are in thiselection to… Read More…

Connecticut Endorsements

October 24, 2012

























Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed John Murphy

to represent Connecticuts 8thAssembly District as a State Representative. Murphy is a longtime resident of Coventry and

has a lifetime of experience fighting for open and accountable government in

Connecticut. John is a third generation

union electrician, labor organizer, and activist.

John is running to represent the values, determination, and character

of the great… Read More…

Ellison: Progressive Hero

October 19, 2012

With Title, Ellison receives final House endorsement from Democracy for America Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced that Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat, won the organizations final endorsement and title as the Nations Progressive House Hero. The Minnesota Representative squeaked out a win over Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva, for the title through the organizations month-long contest with its… Read More…

Ruiz Poll Numbers

October 16, 2012















Ruiz Nears Upset in Coachella Valley Due to Grassroots Effort

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) released a new poll

indicating that Raul Ruiz, a Dean Dozen candidate running for Congress in Californias

36th Congressional District, is leading Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

in a second consecutive poll. Yesterday,

the Ruiz campaign released a poll from Lake Research Partners that showed Ruiz

up by 3 points.

Both polls… Read More…

Linda Coleman Endorsement

October 11, 2012



Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Linda Coleman for Lt. Governor of North Carolina. As a native of North Carolina, Linda has the dedication, determination and historical context to serve as North Carolinas next Lt. Governor.

"Linda is a class act, understands the power of the grassroots, and is the right choice for North Carolina,said Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America. She understands the needs of the… Read More…

Slates of Endorsements

October 10, 2012













Burlington,

VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed local candidates who are

seeking office throughout the country. DFA invests in local candidates to strengthen

the Democratic Party. By electing stronger

progressives at every level of government, real valued change can happen. Earning an endorsement from DFA can greatly

enhance a candidates campaign.



"These candidates exemplify what we

value at DFA, said Jim Dean, Chair of

Democracy… Read More…

Vislack Endorsement

October 10, 2012



Democracy for America Endorses Christie Vilsack (IA-04)

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Christie Vilsack for Congress. Vilsack, a native Iowan, will stand up for womens rights and make sure healthcare is accessible and affordable for all Iowans. Not only has Christie created a seven-point plant to make healthcare more affordable she has also created a plan to bring jobs back to the region. Each plan she… Read More…

Zerban Endorsement

October 9, 2012

For Immediate Release: October 9th, 2012

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Rob Zerban for Congress. Zerban is the right choice for Wisconsin -- he has vowed to protect Medicare and Social Security, protect reproductive rights, and stand up to any plan that would harm our seniors. Hell be a valued addition to the House and is a strong alternative to Tea Party hero and Mitt Romney Vice-Presidential candidate Paul… Read More…

VT Slate Release

October 4, 2012













Releases Slate of Endorsed Candidates in Vermont

Burlington, VT Today Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed 11 candidates who are seeking office in Vermont. DFA endorsed Peter Shumlin and

Cassandra Gekas as the best choice for Governor and Lt. Governor.

"Both Gov. Shumlin and Cass Gekas are

leaders who have the best interest of Vermonters in mind, said Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America. Its not just about relationships;… Read More…

Broderick Release

October 3, 2012



















Burlington, VT Today Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Mary

Ellen Broderick for New Mexico House District 30.

"Mary Ellen is a lifelong activist

with a spirit for change, Jim Dean, Chair of DFA, explained to NM voters

while canvassing with Mary Ellen this weekend. She not only believes that

things will improve in New Mexico, but she will fight for whats right, whats

fair, and be a strong advocate for her community. Real, progressive… Read More…

Ted Deutch

September 27, 2012

























For Immediate Release: September 27th, 2012 Contact: Linsey Pecikonis

(202) 746-8426

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America

(DFA), endorsed Ted Deutch for Congress to represent Floridas 21th congressional

district. Ted has represented the district since 2010 and prior to being

elected to Congress he was a member of the Florida State Senate.

"Teds an outspoken advocate who has fought tirelessly… Read More…

Aldon Hynes

September 27, 2012



















Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for

America (DFA), endorsed Aldon Hynes for Connecticuts General Assembly

(CT-114). Hynes, a DFA member and

activist, currently works for a community health center and understands the

needs of the 114th Assembly District.

"Aldon is as committed as anyone that I know to

providing all Connecticut residents with affordable healthcare,said Jim Dean, Chair

of DFA.Hes seen firsthand what our community needs… Read More…

Dean Dozen $$ Release

September 26, 2012





















Progressive Group

Over-Performs in Fundraising Goals



Burlington, VT

Today, Democracy for America (DFA), announced that it has exceeded fundraising

expectations for the 12 Dean Dozen candidates, raising over $340,000 this

quarter. These 12 endorsed candidates (comprised of Carol Shea-Porter, Ann

McLane Kuster, Joe Miklosi, Shelli Yoder, Jose Hernandez, Martin Heinrich, Raul

Ruiz, Kathryn Boockvar, Mazie Hirono, Manan Trivedi, Tammy… Read More…

Upendra Endorsement

September 21, 2012



Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Upendra Chivukula for Congress. Chivukula an engineer by trade who speaks half-dozen languages has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2002. "Upendra is an outstanding individual, great husband, and fantastic candidate for New Jerseys 7thCongressional District,said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA.He believes that his story is the embodiment of the American dream … Read More…

Bridget Mary McCormack Endorsement

September 20, 2012













Democracy

for America Endorses Bridget Mary McCormack for Michigan Supreme Court

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Bridget

Mary McCormack for Michigans Supreme Court. McCormack, a veteran litigator,

legal scholar and educator, will bring integrity and fairness back to

Michigans court system.

"Im proud that DFA has endorsed

Bridget Mary McCormack, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. In

Michigan, people are looking for a… Read More…

Maloney Endorsement

September 20, 2012













Democracy

for America Endorses Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Sean

Patrick Maloney for Congress. Maloney, who is a former advisor to President

Bill Clinton will bring jobs and economic stability back to the region. "The Hudson Valley needs Sean, said

Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Seans opponent has refused to put

the economic needs ahead of party politics. Hayworth stood alongside

John… Read More…

Betty Sutton Endorsement

September 20, 2012



Democracy for America Endorses Betty Sutton for Congress (OH-16)

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Betty Sutton for Congress. Rep. Sutton, who has served since 2007, has a long history speaking up and fighting for her constituents. "Betty has always been a strong advocate for working families and the middle class in the state of Ohio,said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA.She believes the best is yet to come for the… Read More…

Non.Fed.Release

September 19, 2012

Democracy for America is investing in Local Progressive Candidates to Strengthen the Democratic Party

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), announced a third slate of non-federal endorsements for the 2012 election cycle. DFA goes to great lengths build and strengthen local democratic parties and to vet and endorse local progressive candidates. Earning an endorsement from DFA can greatly enhance a candidates campaign. … Read More…

Garcia Polls

September 18, 2012





Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released

poll numbers highlighting Joe Garcias strong position in Floridas 26th

Congressional District, after Republican Rep. David Rivera continues to make

headlines amid ethics violations and concerns. Garcia, who is leading by 7

points (46% - 39%) against the embroiled Congressman, is expected to see larger

gains as more voters learn about Riveras improper funneling of campaign

funds. … Read More…

Raul Ruiz Polling

September 18, 2012





Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released

poll numbers showing Republican darling, Mary Bono Mack losing ground in the

congressional district she has held since 1998.

Bono Macks favorability has sunk since August, proving once again that

Democratic challenger Raul Ruiz can unseat her by holding her under 50% in the

most recent polls.

In a poll conducted on September 12 and 13 in Californias 36th Congressional

District,… Read More…

Baldwin Poll

September 17, 2012





Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released

poll numbers showing Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin has surged to a

3 point lead over Republican candidate Tommy Thompsonamong likely voters in

Wisconsin. This poll, the second to show Baldwin leading since the August

Republican primary, proves momentum is on Baldwins side - with 90% of likely

voters now committed to their choice.

Meanwhile, Tommy… Read More…

Michael Tubbs Endorsement

September 12, 2012


Stockton, CA Today, Democracy for America (DFA) chair Jim Dean presented Michael Tubbs with a PAC check and a letter announcing DFAs endorsement for his candidacy for Stockton's City Council District Six. This is the first endorsement that DFA and Jim Dean have announced in person this election cycle.

"The City of Stockton has had some unfortunate national news this year", said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. "But, with the help and vision…

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PPL Event Live-Streaming

September 3, 2012





















Events, Organizing and Live streamed interviews

Just steps from

the Time Warner Center, the PPL, co-hosted by Democracy for America and

Netroots Nation, is the place for progressives at the Democratic National

Convention. Located at Packard Place, the PPL includes

25,000 square feet of co-working space, wifi and charging stations, as well as

on-site parties, local entertainment, live panels and a progressive studio

hosted by Democracy… Read More…

Coolidge Endorsement

August 27, 2012





Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Leslie Coolidge for Congress to represent Illinois Sixth Congressional District.

Leslie has a strong fiscal background,said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Being a Certified Public Accountant for nearly 30 years, Leslie has the skills to help strengthen and preserve our social safety nets Medicare and Social Security. The current leadership in the House… Read More…

CA 10 Poll Numbers Released

August 17, 2012









Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released poll numbers showing that likely voters in Californias Tenth Congressional District overwhelmingly oppose Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryans plan to turn Medicare into a voucher plan.

The plan laid out in Ryans proposed budget passed by the House of Representatives this year, scraps Medicare as we know it and creates a voucher program.Voters in the Tenth District… Read More…

Boockvar Polling

August 17, 2012





Polling in the District shows voters disagree with ending Medicare

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released poll numbers showing that likely voters in Pennsylvanias 8th Congressional District overwhelmingly oppose Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryans plan to turn Medicare into a voucher plan. The plan laid out in Ryans proposed budget passed by the House of Representatives this year, scraps Medicare as we know… Read More…

CA 36 Poll Numbers

August 15, 2012

Voters

in CA 36th District Concerned with Paul Ryans Voucher Plan

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released poll

numbers showing that likely voters in Californias 36th Congressional District

overwhelmingly oppose Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryans plan to turn

Medicare into a voucher plan.

The plan laid out in Ryans proposed budget passed by the House of

Representatives this year, scraps Medicare as we know it and… Read More…

CO Poll Numbers

August 15, 2012



President Barack Obama Maintains Lead in Swing State; Miklosi

within Striking Distance

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released poll

numbers showing that likely voters in Colorados Sixth Congressional District

overwhelmingly oppose Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryans plan to turn

Medicare into a voucher plan.

The plan laid out in Ryans proposed budget passed by the House of

Representatives this year, scraps… Read More…

NH PollNumbers

August 14, 2012







Democratic hopefuls Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster lead

their Republican Opponents

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released poll

numbers showing President Barack Obama leading Republican nominee Mitt Romney

by 6 in New Hampshire and democratic hopefuls Carol Shea-Porter and Annie

Kuster hold strong leads in their respective districts.

Statewide, President Barack Obama leads

Mitt Romney by 6 points with likely… Read More…

Non-Fed endorsement Round 2

August 10, 2012





    Strength of Party Depends on Supporting Progressive Candidates up and Down the Ballot



    Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA),

announced several non-federal endorsements in states across the country for the 2012

election cycle. The national powerhouse is known for strengthening

progressive candidates at all levels of government who believe in

grassroots support. For candidates, earning the endorsement of DFA can… Read More…

Dean Dozen Round # 1

August 8, 2012



DFA awards Six candidates with firstround of Dean Dozen title

Burlington, VT

Today, Democracy for America (DFA), unveiledits first six of 12 key candidates the organization will focus on in the 2012election cycle to give progressives a chance to win back Congress. The candidates unveiled to take back the Houseof Representatives include Kathy Boockvar (PA-08), Jose Hernandez (CA-10),Shelli Yoder (IN-09), Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), and Joe… Read More…

Louise Slaughter 2012 Endorsement

August 6, 2012



Burlington, VT - Today, Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Louise Slaughter, running to represent New York's 25th District in Washington, DC. "Louise has been serving her community for as long as she can remember, first as an environmental activists and then as a city councilmember,said Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America. Louise is unafraid to stand for progressive values and is considered one of the most progressive members… Read More…

Darcy Poll Release

July 19, 2012



Burlington, VTDemocracy for America (DFA) recently commissioned a poll showing that progressive candidate Darcy Burner is leading in the democratic primary in Washingtons First Congressional District. Among likely primary voters, Darcy holds a commanding 4-point lead over her closest Democratic contender -- securing 40% of voters who identify as Democrats, despite there being six other candidates in the field.



This poll clearly… Read More…

Donovan endorsement

July 18, 2012



















Burlington, VT Today Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Chris

Donovan for Congress. Donovan will continue to be a strong voice for Connecticuts

middle class.

"Chris Donovan has been a

champion of working families in Connecticut, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. He

began advocating for the hard working people of Connecticut while organizing

with SEIU in the 1970s. Since then,

Chris has been staunch defender of the middle class by fighting to… Read More…

Romney Tax Petition

July 17, 2012















Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for

America (DFA), Daily Kos and MoveOn,org Political Action unveiled that in 4 days

of the Whats Mitt Hiding campaign, the 3 organizations gathered over 224,000

signatures demanding full disclosure from Republican Presidential candidate

Gov. Mitt Romney. The coalition of progressive organizations will

deliver the signed petition to Gov. Romneys campaign headquarters in Boston,

MA on Friday. "Its… Read More…

DFA Women’s Slate

July 17, 2012





Burlington VT, Today, Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed four women for Senate; Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY). These four women are exactly the change the Democratic party and Washington need right now, said Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America (DFA). As Republicans continue to wage a war on womens rights, our economy and the very fiber of our democratic… Read More…

ACA Repeal 7.11.12

July 11, 2012



Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) members in Florida rallied at Rep. Allen West (FL-18) and Rep. David Rivera (FL-26) offices, holding Republican members accountable for their 33rdvote against theAffordable Care Act.

Im happy know that my Congressman, Rep. Rivera thinks it's good to vote against kids 18-26 having health insurance. Its good to know that he believes pre-existing conditions should be the law, saidWendy… Read More…

Endorsement of Ruiz, Gill and Trivedi

July 5, 2012





Democracy for America: Endorses Three Doctors For Congress

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed 3 candidates running for Congress - David Gill (IL-13), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), and Manan Trivedi (PA-06). All three candidates have served their communities as doctors and now look to represent their communities in Washington.

"These three men exemplify the meaning of giving back,said Jim Dean, Chair of… Read More…

ACA Upheld

June 28, 2012



Democracy for America: With the Affordable Care Act

Upheld; Time to Win Back the House

GOP Plan for Vouchers Wrong Direction for

Country

Burlington, VT

Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released the following statement after theSupreme Court upheld

the Affordable Care Act as constitutional.

We are pleased that the individual mandate was ruled constitutional today by

the Supreme Court, said Jim Dean, Chair

of Democracy for America.… Read More…

Citizens United - SCOTUS

June 25, 2012



Democracy for America: The Copper Kings Return to

Montana

With a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court

allows campaigns to be bought and sold to the highest bidder



Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released

the following statement after the Supreme Court on a 5-4 decision, reaffirmed

the Citizens United decision by

reversing the Montana campaign finance law.

Yet again, the Supreme Court opens up our political system to… Read More…

WI loss statement

June 6, 2012

Democracy for America: People Power Trumped by 31 Million From Big Business



Burlington, VT Today, people powered organizing fell to out of state money to

the tune of 31 million dollars. While the coalitions ground game mobilized a

sizable force of pro-recall supporters in the final two weeks, corporate

influence and special interest bought the election and saved Gov. Walker from

an embarrassing defeat.

Ive never seen a ground game quite… Read More…

WI FINAL: 6.4.12

June 4, 2012



Democracy for America:

Wisconsin is Ready to Recall Walker

DFAs Ground Game Continues to Exceed Expectations as Election

Nears

Burlington, VT Over this past weekend, Democracy for America

(DFA), continued to exceed organizational expectations for the Get Out The Vote

efforts in Wisconsins recall campaign. This weekend alone, DFA was able to

knock on over 38,000 doors to recall Governor Scott Walker.

Im on the ground in Wisconsin and… Read More…

WI FINAL GOTV push

May 29, 2012



Democracy for America: Its Now or Never in

Wisconsin Recall

Get Out The Vote is in full swing

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) intensified its

ground game to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) in Wisconsin's recall efforts - by

committing to knock on 5,000 doors a day and calling over 8,000 households a

day till June 5. Working alongside the We Are Wisconsin coalition, DFA's

30,000 members continue to be a valuable asset to the… Read More…

NonFed Slate Release

May 24, 2012



Progressive

Powerhouse Invests in local Democratic Races

Strength of Party Depends on Supporting Progressive Candidates

up and Down the Ballot

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced a

slate of seven local endorsements for the 2012 election cycle. Known for their ability to strengthen grassroot support for a candidate, Democracy for America goes to great lengths

to vet and endorse local candidates. For

candidates,… Read More…

Wisconsin Recall Press Release for GOTV

May 22, 2012

Democracy for America: Were all in for Wisconsin

DFA utilizes strength of ground game as the election draws near

Burlington, VT

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) released its organizational goals

for the final two weeks of the Wisconsin recall election, highlighting

their continued support of the We Are Wisconsin campaign. DFA, known

for its strength in ground operations and Get Out The Vote (GOTV)

efforts has decided to go all in on… Read More…

AG Campaign Brief Announcement

May 21, 2012



Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), unveiled all 22 Attorneys General who support Montana Attorney General Steve

Bullocks brief urging the Supreme Court to reconsider the 2010Citizens United decision. Support of the brief was thought to be minimal, but with

the help of DFAs grassroots activists these 22 Attorneys General felt pressure and

stood up for democracy by signaling their support. The brief currently has

bipartisan… Read More…

Obama Marriage Equality Statement

May 9, 2012



For Immediate Release: May 9, 2012 Contact: Linsey Pecikonis (202) 746-8426 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



Democracy for America and Governor Dean Applaud President Obamas Endorsement of Marriage Equality

With a single statement, President Obama moves the country and the Democratic Party forward

Burlington, VT

Today on the heels of President Obamas announcement of his support

for Marriage Equality for all Americans,… Read More…

No On One Statement

April 25, 2012

Democracy

for America Urges North Carolinians to Vote Against Amendment 1 DFA Supports All North Carolina

Families Asks Dems to do Same

Burlington,

VT

Today Democracy for America (DFA) joined alongside a growing number or

organizations, businesses, and community members urging North Carolinians to

vote NO on Amendment 1, a proposed amendment to North Carolinas constitution

that would deny legal rights to thousands of unmarried couples and… Read More…

CU AG Campaign w/ Tammy + Russ

April 10, 2012

Burlington, VT

Today Democracy for America (DFA) announced that Russ Feingold and Wisconsin

Senatorial Candidate Tammy Baldwin have signed onto their new campaign designed

to dismantle the Citizens United decision.

The campaign calls on Attorneys General from across the United States to

sign onto an amicus brief, a legal document being spearheaded by Montana

Attorney General Steve Bullock, documenting the need to overturn the 2010

Supreme… Read More…

Attorney General + Citizen United Initial Release

April 3, 2012



Burlington,

VT Today Democracy for America (DFA) launched a new campaign

designed to dismantle the Citizens United decision decided by the Supreme Court

in 2010. The campaign takes on Citizens

United internally through the court system and highlights Montana Attorney

General Steve Bullocks case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case directly challenges the two-year old

ruling. The campaign calls on Attorneys

General from across the United… Read More…

Arshad Hasan on Elizabeth Warren

March 29, 2012



































Democracy for America: Elizabeth Warren the Right Choice for

Massachusetts

Burlington, VT - Today Democracy for America (DFA) released the following statement regarding the group's endorsement of Massachusetts Senate candidate, Elizabeth Warren. "No one candidate has come under

more scrutiny than Elizabeth Warren, said Arshad Hasan, Executive Director

of DFA. Her role has always been to fight for working families against the

corrupt… Read More…

Wilmer (MT At-large) endorsement

March 26, 2012

Democracy

for America Endorses Franke Wilmer

(MT

At-Large)

Burlington, VT Today Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Franke

Wilmer for Congress. Wilmer has a strong progressive record in Montana as a

state legislator for Montanas 64th district. "Franke is the kind of

woman Montanans should send to Washington, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Shes

always been a fighter for middle class Montanans and understands that we cant

dismantle…

Read More…

Matt Cartwright Endorsement

March 26, 2012

Democracy for America Endorses MattCartwright (PA-17) Burlington, VT Today Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed MattCartwright for Congress. Cartwright continues to be a progressive champion for Pennsylvanias17th district. "Matt Cartwright is the right man forCongress, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. He is leading the chargeagainst the fracking to protect clean air and clean water for working people inPennsylvania communities.… Read More…

Mark Takano (CA-41) Endorsement

March 14, 2012

Burlington, VT Today Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Mark Takano for Congress. Mark is a true progressive champion fighting to protect the community needs in Californias 41st District. "It is a great privilege to endorse Mark Takano for Congress, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Mark has the courage and tenacity to change the tone in Washington. He has continuously fought for the rights middle class Californians and is the kind of… Read More…

Endorsement of Shea-Porter and Kuster

March 14, 2012

Burlington, VT Today Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Carol Shea-Porter and Anne McLane Kuster in New Hampshire for Congress. Both women are progressive champions fighting to protect Social Security and Medicare for the people of New Hampshire. "I am proud to endorse Carol Shea-Porter and Anne McLane Kuster, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Anne and Carol are exactly the kind of leaders we need in Congress right now -- strong… Read More…

GRAS winners 2012

March 2, 2012

2nd and 3rd Runners up are Norman Solomon CA 02 and Jose Hernandez CA - 10 Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced that Alan Grayson, FL 09, is winner of the Grassroots All-Stars Contest. The winner of the 2012 Grassroots All-Star Competition will receive: the title of "2012 DFA Grassroots All-Star" and DFA's endorsement; a commitment to raise $20,000 in small donations from DFAs national membership; and a… Read More…

Top Ten GRAS Winners

February 17, 2012

Largest Grassroots Contest in DFA History; 2nd Round of Voting Expected to be Very Competitive Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced the top ten winners of the first round of voting in the Grassroots All-Stars Contest. With 70,000 votes, this is the largest endorsement contest DFA has hosted to date. The winners of the first round will compete in a second round for the top prize.

The top ten winners are:

1)Alan… Read More…

Gov. Dean’s statment on Komen

February 1, 2012

The Komen Foundation has abandoned hundreds of thousands of women who rely on breast cancer screenings - over a hundred and seventy thousand through its partnership with Planned Parenthood in recent years.

Gov. Howard Dean Burlington, VT Statement from Gov. Howard Dean, former member of the Board of Directors for New England Planned Parenthood released today via Facebook:

The Komen Foundation has abandoned hundreds of thousands of… Read More…

Jan. endorsements and GRAS

January 19, 2012

DFA To Work In Over 60 Federal Races in 2012; Kicks Off Cycle By Endorsing First 5 Congressional Candidates and Announcing An Online Contest for Congressional Challengers and Open Seats

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced five endorsements and the launch of its first online endorsement contest of the year. In 2012, DFA will endorse over 60 candidates and the largest campaign the organization has ever run.

The… Read More…

Statement on SOPA Blackout Day

January 17, 2012

The Internet is where democracy happens. The last thing we need is corporate censorship of free speech. Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of Democracy for America Burlington, VT Statement from Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of Democracy for America (DFA) on DFAs participation in the web site blackout on Wed. Jan. 18th to stop SOPA & PIPA, or corporate censorship of the Internet: Democracy for America recently divested our 48… Read More…

2012 for 2012 release with 3 non-fed endorsements

January 4, 2012

Part of a Joint Effort with New Organizing Institute, Progressive Majority, and others, DFA Helps to Build the Progressive Bench with Recruitment, Endorsements, Training and Support Burlington, VT Today, Democracy For America (DFA) announced the endorsement of three progressive candidates running for local office in 2012.The endorsements are part of DFAs involvement with 2,012 for 2012, a collaborative effort to recruit a new… Read More…

Ilya release with GHD and DFA

December 12, 2011

Meanwhile, Primary Opponent Makes Major Contributions to Republican Campaigns Burlington, VT Today, Gov. Howard Dean and Democracy for America (DFA) sent an email to DFAs one million members asking them to support Ilya Sheymans campaign for congress in IL-10. Sheyman is in a contested primary against opponent Brad Schneider. In the email, Gov. Dean explains, According to FEC reports, Ilya's opponent gave: $250 to Republican Bob… Read More…

Dean and DFA endorse Grijalva and Edwards

December 7, 2011

Progressive Champions Gather Support as Redistricting Forces Primary Challenges from the Right Burlington, VT Today Gov. Howard Dean and Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed progressive champions Raul Grijalva (AZ-07) and Donna Edwards (MD-04). In an email to DFAs one million members nationwide, Gov. Dean explains, Few Democrats in the House of Representatives have fought harder than Donna and Raul to stop Paul Ryans plan to end… Read More…

Superfail statement

November 21, 2011

Burlington, VT - Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America on Super Committee failure: Democrats on the Super Committee were right to walk away from the deals Republicans proposed which only protected their political allies and donors in the top 1% while cutting vital programs that support the 99%. Republican behavior has been reprehensible in these negotiations. The failure of the Super Committee is the best case… Read More…

GHD video on Occupy

November 16, 2011

"This is about a just and fair America and I thank you for standing up for it. Where will you be November 17?" Statement from Gov. Howard Dean, founder of Democracy for America, on the Occupy movement:

In a video address to Democracy for America members filmed by Democracy for New York City on Nov. 15, Gov. Dean encouraged the Occupy movement.

Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/ADqUTOGoi60



In the video… Read More…

Ohio Victory Release

November 9, 2011

Gets 50,000+ Out to Vote Nov. 8, Voters Reject Gov. Kasich Extremist Attack on Working Families Burlington, VT Democracy for America staff and their 40,000 members in Ohio celebrated last night, when voters turned out to the polls and rejected Gov. Kasichs deeply unpopular anti-labor law, Senate Bill 5. DFA has been actively pushing the No on 2 campaign in Ohio for the past five weeks--talking to voters at more than 50,000 homes about… Read More…

Democracy for America on the Ground for No on 2 Campaign in Ohio

November 2, 2011

With No On 2 25 points up in the Polls, DFA Gets Tens of Thousands Out to Vote for Nov. 8 Burlington, VT So far in Ohio, DFA staff talked to voters at 44,864 homes to make sure that Ohioans can vote down Issue 2 on Nov. 8th. The door-to-door canvass Get-Out-The-Vote effort will continue until Election Day. Momentum is on our side in Ohio, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Gov. Kasich started a war on working families and Ohio voters will… Read More…

Jim’s statement on super committee - Patti Murray

November 1, 2011

Burlington, VT - Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America on Super Committee negotiations: If John Boehner and Mitch McConnell wanted to get serious about cutting the deficit they would let the rich pay their fair share like they did under the Clinton Administration when we had a surplus. But, instead they are proposing that we cut Social Security. Social Security by law cannot contribute to the deficit. It has a $2.7… Read More…

Jim’s Statement on super committee cuts to medicare and medicaid

October 27, 2011

Burlington, VT - Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of DFA on Democrats recommendations to cut Medicare and Medicaid: I am appalled and outraged by the recommendations from Democrats on the so-called Super Committee to cut Medicare and Medicaid in order to reduce the deficit. Our national deficit was caused by the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent of Americans and two unnecessary wars that were not paid for. The deficit was then… Read More…

Jim’s statement on ending the war in Iraq

October 21, 2011

Burlington, VT - Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of DFA on President Obama's announcement to end the war in Iraq and bring the troops home:

"President Obama kept his campaign promise today to end the war in Iraq and bring our troops home. We are thrilled to welcome them home in time for the holidays. We hope that Congress and the President will move forward now to keep the promise of the American Dream for these brave veterans.

They…

Read More…

Ohio Launch Release

October 13, 2011

With 40,000 Members in Ohio, DFA will work to Get Out the Vote to Reject Kasichs War on Working Families Burlington, VT On October 5th Democracy for America launched its No on 2 campaign in Ohio with the goal of reaching 75,000 voters to defeat the job-killing Issue 2 on November 8th. - Modeled after our successful paid canvasses in the Wisconsin Recall fights, DFA will hire a total of 15 local staff to identify voters and get out the… Read More…

Jim’s statement on President’s Job Speech

September 8, 2011

Burlington, VT Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America on President Obamas speech on September 8, 2011: This speech is an important first step in turning the conversation in Washington back to where it should have been for the last year to jobs. The American people need jobs not cuts and so far no matter how much Democrats have tried to work across the aisle, Republicans have showed that they will always put politics in front of… Read More…

Eric Cantor DKTD Ad Release

September 1, 2011



*********WATCH NEW CANTOR AD HERE: http://youtu.be/v0GwKgLniIo **************

Burlington, VT Democracy for America announced today that it is expanding it's "Don't Kill the Dream" television ad campaign against Republicans with a new buy in House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's district. Last week, DFA announced the ad would run nationally on the Sunday talk shows and in the districts of Reps. David Rivera and Allen West.

Republicans… Read More…

CDP Press release

August 31, 2011



DFA and CDP Will Organize Professional Training for Future Political Candidates, Campaign Volunteers, and Grassroots Activists



The California Democratic Party and Democracy for America, (DFA) the people powered PAC, are teaming up to host four Campaign Academies in California this fall.

"We're excited to partner with Democracy for America's training academy," said John Burton, Chairman of the California Democratic Party. "These… Read More…

Dont Kill the Dream Ad Release

August 24, 2011

*** Watch the Ad Here: http://youtu.be/SH_QaqhueZw ***



National Ad to Run During Sunday Shows; Local Ads Target Reps. Allen West & David Rivera

A new 60-second television ad released today by Democracy for America targets Republicans for killing the American Dream and failing to create jobs. The ad, Dont Kill the Dream, which will air both nationally and in targeted congressional districts, features Americans who want Republicans in… Read More…

Post Dem Win in WI Release

August 17, 2011



Democracy for America Wraps Up First Phase of Unprecedented Recall Campaign

Burlington, VT - Today with the clear victories of Jim Holperin and Robert Wirch, Republicans strike out in their efforts to recall Democrats who stood up for Wisconsinites against Scott Walkers extreme budget.

"Wisconsin voters got their say and the message is clear: Republicans went too far, and Democrats are working for us. This is not an end, it is just the… Read More…

Post WI election release from Jim

August 10, 2011



Madison, WI - In an email to Democracy for America members today, Jim Dean, Chair of DFA praises their hard work and encourages them to fight another day:

"DFA Member -

I'm not going to sugarcoat it -- we came up short in Wisconsin last night. We needed to win three seats to take back the State Senate and we got two.

This was always going to be a tough fight. These were Republican districts and these six Republican Senators were… Read More…

Republican ad for Alberta Darling

August 4, 2011

Democracy for America and Progressive Change Campaign Committee Release NEW Ad in Alberta Darlings District; MoveOn Joins in to Increase NEW Ad Buy totaling $265,000 ***************Watch the New Ad here: http://bit.ly/pFg0BB***************

Madison, WI Democracy for America and The Progressive Change Campaign Committee released a new ad in Alberta Darlings district today. The new ad is aimed at Sen. Alberta Darling (R, WI SD-8), whose… Read More…

Jim’s statement on Debt Ceiling

August 1, 2011

Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of DFA, on the current state of the debt ceiling negotiations:

"Since 2004, the members of Democracy for America have steadfastly worked to change our country for the better. DFA members do this work on their own time, for no money, and little recognition for the satisfaction of knowing that they are doing something to make our Democracy work.

Never have I admired their efforts more than today as America… Read More…

WI Darling Ad Release and Press Call

July 29, 2011

Democracy for America and Progressive Change Campaign Committee Release NEW Campaign Ad in Alberta Darlings District; Contact Hundreds of Thousands of Voters on the Phones and at Their Doors

***************Watch the New Ad here: http://bit.ly/pkjHk6*************** ***************Listen to the recording of live press call from July 29***************

Madison, WI Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee… Read More…

AH/Sanders Statement on Debt Ceiling

July 22, 2011



"Maybe you have to live on K Street for this deal to make sense to you because it doesn't make sense to the rest of us out here in America."

Statement from Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of Democracy for America, on the current state of the debt ceiling negotiations: "The idea of cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid at a time like this in our economy is simply heartless. This deal should be embarrassing for Washington… Read More…

New PCCC/DFA TV Ad: ” Luther Olsen vs. Poy Sippi Elementary School”

July 20, 2011

Watch the ad here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/recallolsen?refcode=med Today Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee released the new ad, "Luther Olsen vs. Poy Sippi Elementary School." The ad depicts Jay Jones and his family in front of Poy Sippi Elementary School which is being shut down due to budget cuts voted on by Luther Olsen. "Republicans have found a way to find multimillion dollar… Read More…

WI Press Call Release for Canvass Launch

July 11, 2011



After an Overwhelming Response from DFA Members in WI and Around the Country to Stand up Against the War on Working Families, DFA Launches Efforts on the Air, Over the Phones, and On the Ground

Listen to the recording of the live press call from Monday July 11 with Nick Passante and Jimmy Haggerty. (MP3) Madison, WI - When Democracy for America members in WI started protesting outside the State House to stop Gov. Scott Walkers war on… Read More…

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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaMsWnM242M 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

Burlington,

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: http://stopfrackingnow.com/gasland******* 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: http://www.RecallTheRepublicans.com************** 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: WarOnWorkingFamilies.com*************** 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…

Take Back the Senate

September 27, 2010

While Senators Block Tax Cuts for the Middle Class, Dont Ask, Dont Tell and Countless Other Bills, DFA Works to Shake Up Senate BURLINGTON, VT Democracy for America, the people powered PAC, endorses progressive Senators who will move critical legislation forward. Going into November, DFA endorsed key challengers and incumbents who will work to break the gridlock in the Senate. Its time to get some new blood in the Senate and shake… Read More…

Do the Math - House Endorsements

September 20, 2010

Democracy for America Endorses 23 House Candidates Burlington, VT In a year when the media buzz is about potential Republican gains in the House, Democracy for America bucks the trend by endorsing 23 bold progressive House challengers and incumbents who could change the game. After a 67 percent winning record in the primaries, DFA endorsed candidates could change the equation with a strong showing making the House even stronger for… Read More…

Heroes Press Release

September 8, 2010

Top Ten List Includes Progressive Democratic Fighters in House and Senate BURLINGTON, VT Democracy for America, the people powered PAC, announced the winners of the DFA 2010 Progressive Hero endorsements - Senator Barbara Boxer and Representative Alan Grayson. The online vote asked the over one million members of DFA which incumbent Democrats deserved the full-force of DFA's nationwide volunteer network, raising tens of thousands of… Read More…

Grassroots All-Star Winner Announcement

July 29, 2010

Tens of Thousands of Engaged Progressive Activists Voted Online to Pick the Best Democratic Congressional Challengers for 2010 BURLINGTON, VT Democracy for America, the people-powered PAC, announced the winners of the Grassroots All-Stars endorsement contest today. Beth Krom D-CA (48th) was the winner, with Mac D'Alessandro (MA-09) in second place, and Bill Hedrick (CA-44) in third. This year 66,248 people voted online to make this the… Read More…

Joint Endorsement GHD/DFA Conway, Conlin

July 19, 2010

Gov. Dean: I disagree with the pundits who are again underestimating the American people, this can be a good year for strong progressive Democrats. BURLINGTON, VT Democracy for America, the people powered PAC, along with their founder, Gov. Howard Dean announced a joint endorsement today of Jack Conway (D-KY) and Roxanne Conlin (D-IA) for US Senate. I disagree with the pundits who are again underestimating the intelligence of the… Read More…

BP Bailout Press Release

July 14, 2010

Democracy for America, USAction/TrueMajority, and CREDO Action Launched Stop Big Oil Bailout Campaign to Call for End to Taxpayer Subsidies to Dirty Fuels http://www.StopBigOilBailout.com BURLINGTON, VT Democracy for America (DFA), USAction/TrueMajority, and CREDO Action have joined forces to launch a new online campaign to call for the end of taxpayer bailouts of Big Oil. In the middle of the worst environmental disaster in recent history,… Read More…

Net Neutrality Press Release

July 7, 2010

After FCC Closed Meetings with Telecom Industry, Advocacy Groups Join Forces to Protect the Internet from Corporate Control BURLINGTON, VT Democracy for America (DFA), the people powered PAC, today urged the Obama Administration to take a strong stand against the corporate takeover of the free and open internet. DFA launched a petition to its members to defend net neutrality: http://bit.ly/demfornet. In the coming weeks, the Obama… Read More…

Elaine Marshall Wins

June 23, 2010

Marshall Goes on to Face Vulnerable Republican Opponent in Strong Position to Pick Up Democratic Senate Seat in November BURLINGTON, VT Democracy for America (DFA), the people-powered PAC, is proud to congratulate Elaine Marshall on her primary win today. DFA was the first national group to endorse Marshall after DFA members in North Carolina supported Marshall by 59% in the Primaries Matter poll in April. Elaine Marshalls victory is… Read More…

MYM Press Release

June 3, 2010

DFA Members, State Democratic Parties, and State and Local Governments to Declare Independence from Corrupt Big Banks

http://www.BreakUpBigBanks.com

BURLINGTON, VT Democracy for America (DFA), the people powered PAC, announced the launch of a national campaign encouraging individual and institutional consumers to move their money from banks who received taxpayer funded bailouts to smaller local banks and credit unions. The three tiered… Read More…

Sestak Endorsement Release

May 12, 2010

BURLINGTON, VT Democracy for America, the people powered PAC, announced its endorsement of Joe Sestak for Senate today. DFA members in Pennsylvania support Sestak by a margin of 3-to-1 in the organizations Primaries Matter online poll. Were supporting Joe Sestak because he is a progressive Democrat. Arlen Specter, on the other hand, switched parties a few months ago in an attempt to keep his seat, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Thats why… Read More…

ACW Release

September 17, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Campaign calls on Congress to pass reformincluding a public option using majority votes.

Burlington,VTDemocracy for America and its founder, Gov.Howard Dean, launched a new campaign today calling on Congress to pass realreform with majority votes.

The campaign, called America Can't Wait,focuses on the strong Congressional and grassroots support that exists for apublic option.

"At least 218 House and 51 SenateDemocrats… Read More…

Online Chat

June 10, 2009

By Joe Frandino Last night, Gov. Howard

Dean held a national live online chat with grassroots

activists from across the country. Those who logged into the Stand with Dr. Dean website ("http://www.standwithdrdean.com") were able to submit their questions electronically to Gov. Dean. The online chat was a big success, with more than 2,500 questions

being submitted and more than 2,000 people taking part in the chat. To list a few of the… Read More…

Press Release

June 9, 2009

By Joe Frandino

Released: Tuesday, June 17, 2009

BURLINGTON, VT Democracy for America, our nation's largest people powered PAC, endorsed Josh Skaller in the

New York City Council District 39 race. Gov. Howard Dean, founder of DFA, appeared with Skaller at a

morning press conference at the campaign office of the Central Brooklyn

Independent Democrats. They later greeted subway riders at the F

trains 7th Avenuestop. "I'm proud to endorse… Read More…

Howard Dean Launches Health Care Reform Campaign

March 26, 2009

Released:

Thursday, March 26, 2009BURLINGTON, VT

Howard Dean launched a new campaign yesterday evening on a Democracy for America conference call with thousands of supporters across the country. The former chair of the DNC called on Congress to pass healthcare reform which includes a universally available public option, such as Medicare.

"Healthcare reform legislation rises and falls on whether the American public is allowed to choose a… Read More…

Frank Lautenberg

October 22, 2008

Released: Friday, October 17, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action organization, endorsed Frank Lautenbergs campaign for the United States Senate during the primaries because of his record of leadership and his commitment to progressive values. With a global financial crisis, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and working men and women struggling to get by, DFA knows we need Sen.… Read More…

Linda Ketner

October 22, 2008

Released: Monday, October 20, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nation's largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Linda Ketners campaign to represent South Carolinas 1st Congressional District. Linda is running against out-of-touch Republican incumbent Henry Brown.

"Linda Ketner is a forward thinker with a well-earned reputation for getting the job done," said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. "Linda Ketner will get… Read More…

Nicole LeFavour

October 22, 2008

Released: Tuesday, October 21, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT - DemocracyforAmerica.com, our nation's largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Nicole LeFavours campaign for Idaho State Senate, District 19.

"Nicole LeFavour is a leader, educator, and trailblazer whose experience, wisdom, and judgment is needed in the Senate," said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. "Democracy for America is proud to endorse her campaign."

As an Idahoan who… Read More…

Zerban Endorsement

October 9, 2008





For Immediate Release: October 9th, 2012

Contact: Linsey Pecikonis (202) 746-8426 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Democracy for America Endorses Rob Zerban for Congress (WI-01)

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Rob Zerban for Congress. Zerban who has vowed to protect Medicare and Social Security, protect reproductive rights, and stand up to any plan that would harm our seniors. Hell be a valued… Read More…

Democracy for America Endorses Jim Himes for United States Congress

September 26, 2008



Released: Wednesday, September 24, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nation's largest progressivepolitical action community, has endorsed Jim Himes campaign to represent Connecticuts 4th Congressional District. Jim is runningagainst the increasingly tone-deaf and out-of-touch Republican incumbent andWar in Iraq cheerleader Chris Shays. Rep. Shays is thelast remaining Republican representative in New England.

"Jim Himes… Read More…

Democracy for America Endorses Alan Grayson for United States Congress

September 26, 2008

Released: Wednesday, September 24, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nation's largest progressivepolitical action community, has endorsed Alan Grayson's campaign to represent Floridas 8th Congressional District.

"Alan Grayson doesnt back down, he takes on the tough fights and wins,"said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. "Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign because AlanGrayson will be a progressive champion for his… Read More…

Democracy for America Endorses Larry LaRocco for United States Senate

September 26, 2008

Released: Monday, September 22, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressivepolitical action community, has endorsed Larry LaRoccos campaign to represent Idaho in the United States Senate. At the heart ofthis innovative campaign, Larry has taken over thirty-five jobs across Idaho, from Bonners Ferry to Rexburg, to stay in touchwith middle-class, working families. His jobs have ranged from mechanicalwork to… Read More…

Democracy for America Endorses Jason Lewis for Massachusetts State Representative

September 26, 2008

Released: Monday, September 22, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largestprogressive political action community, has endorsed Jason Lewis campaign forMassachusetts State Representative, 31st Middlesex District.

Jason Lewis is a dynamic thinker with the skills and plan to get the jobdone for his constituents, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Jason Lewisbrings a lifetime of experience to the table that is needed in the… Read More…

Democracy for America Endorses Martin Heinrich for United States Congress

September 26, 2008

Released: Monday, September 22, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nation's largest progressivepolitical action community, has endorsed Martin Heinrich's campaign torepresent New

Mexico's 1stCongressional District.

"Martin Heinrich has been fighting for working men and women his wholelife and he's ready to take his progressive message of hard work andopportunity to Washington," said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. "Whetherit was as an… Read More…

Debbie Cook

September 17, 2008



Released: September 9, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cooks campaign to represent Californias 46th Congressional District. Debbie is running against the disastrous incumbent Republican Dana Rohrabacher.

Debbie Cook has been a grassroots champion for over 20 years and has a proven record of success in the private sector and as… Read More…

Bill Hedrick

September 17, 2008



Released: September 9, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Bill Hedricks campaign to represent Californias 44th Congressional District. Bill is running against out-of-touch incumbent Republican Ken Calvert.

Bill Hedrick is an educator, elected official, and community leader with a record of commonsense problem-solving that cant be matched, said Jim Dean, Chair… Read More…

Garnet Lewis

September 17, 2008



Released: September 3, 3008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Garnet Lewis campaign for Michigans 98th State House District.

Garnet Lewis is an educator and community leader with the experience we need in the State House, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Garnet Lewis is not someone who sits on the sidelines. She rolls up her sleeves, gets involved, and will be a… Read More…

Daniel Boone

September 17, 2008



Released: August 20, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Daniel Boones campaign for Texas House District 73.

Daniel Boone is a veteran, small business owner, and educator who offers Texans a lifetime of experience that will make him a first-rate asset to the Texas House of Representatives, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Daniel Boone is a leader with the… Read More…

Ben Ray Lujn

September 17, 2008

Released: August 20, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Ben Ray Lujns campaign to represent New Mexicos 3rd Congressional District.

Ben Ray Lujn is a committed public servant with a deserved reputation as a forward thinking problem solver and Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Ben Ray Lujn is running for his… Read More…

Mary Jo Kilroy

September 17, 2008

Released: August 20, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Mary Jo Kilroys campaign to represent Ohios 15th Congressional District.

Mary Jo Kilroy is an experienced grassroots fighter who has a record of accomplishment that shows she knows how to get the job done, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Mary Jo Kilroy doesnt wait on the sidelines and she doesnt give up.… Read More…

John McClelland

September 15, 2008



Released: August 17, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed John McClellands campaign for Texas House District 64.

John McClelland is part of the new type of grassroots leaders who are reshaping politics throughout Texas and Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Nobody needs to tell John what grassroots,… Read More…

Edra Bogle

September 15, 2008

Released: August 17, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive

political action community, has endorsed Edra Bogles campaign for

Texas State Board of Education District 14.



Edra Bogle is an educator and leader with a record of accomplishment

that makes her the best choice for the Board of Education and Democracy

for America is proud to endorse her campaign, said Jim Dean,

Chair of DFA. Edra Bogle… Read More…

Press Release

August 14, 2008

Released: August 12, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Stephen Gorhams campaign for Hillsborough County School Board, District 7.

Stephen Gorham has a range of experience that makes him the best choice for the School Board. Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Our public schools are a sacred trust and Stephen… Read More…

Press Release

August 14, 2008

Released: August 12, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Carl Sciortinos re-election campaign for Massachusetts 34th Middlesex District.

Carl Sciortino has been a progressive leader in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since he was first elected in 2004 and Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Carl… Read More…

Press Release

August 14, 2008

Released: August 12, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Jeff Merkleys campaign to represent Oregon in the United States Senate. Jeff is running against Bush administration rubberstamper Gordon Smith.

Jeff Merkley is a commonsense progressive with the experience, wisdom, and judgment we need in Washington, said Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America. Jeff… Read More…

Press Release

August 14, 2008

Released: August 12, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Sherrie Matulas campaign for Texas House District 129.

Sherrie Matula is a citizen activist with the experience and knowledge we need in the Texas House of Representatives, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Sherrie Matula is an educator, former elected official, and community leader with a progressive agenda… Read More…

Press Release

August 12, 2008

Released: August 11, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Barbara McIlvaine Smiths re-election campaign for Pennsylvanias 156 Legislative District.

Barbara McIlvaine Smith is a citizen legislator with a phenomenal progressive record and Democracy for America is proud to endorse her campaign, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. In two years in the General Assembly and… Read More…

Press Release

August 12, 2008

Released: August 7, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Dina Titus campaign to represent Nevadas 3rd Congressional District. Dina is running against Dick Cheneys best friend, incumbent and Bush-Republican, Jon Porter.

Dina Titus has a 30-year record of accomplishment and leadership that cant be matched and Democracy for America is proud to endorse her… Read More…

Press Release

August 7, 2008

Released: August 6, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Jill Derbys campaign to represent Nevadas 2nd Congressional District. Jill is running against Bush Republican lapdog Dean Heller.

Jill Derby is an educator, an activist, and a community leader committed to serving her constituents. Democracy for America is proud to endorse her campaign. said Jim Dean,… Read More…

Press Release

August 7, 2008

Released: August 6, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Patrick McCabes campaign to represent the 35th Middlesex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Patrick McCabe has been fighting for working families his whole life and Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign. said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Patrick McCabe is committed to a… Read More…

Press Release

August 6, 2008

Released On: June 19, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our

nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Don

Barbers campaign for the New York State Senate.

Don Barber has a long and impressive record as a

public servant and businessman and Democracy for America is proud to endorse his

campaign, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Don Barber is just the type of innovative,

progressive person we need in Albany.

Don… Read More…

Press Release

August 6, 2008

Released: August 5, 2008

DFA Renews Its Call for Rep. Wasserman Schultz to Support Democrats

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, endorsed Annette Taddeos campaign to represent Floridas 18th Congressional District because she is a qualified candidate ready to put her experience to work for South Florida. Ms. Taddeo is running against Bush Rubberstamp, Republican Ileana… Read More…

Press Release

August 6, 2008

Ros-Lehtinen Voted Against Medicare Accountability Banked $180,000 From Special Interests

Released Jointly with the Florida Democratic Party

Miami, FL

Sundays Miami Herald reported billions of dollars in Medicare fraud takes place in South Florida every year

by far the worst record in the nation for Medicare abuse.

In 1998, the largest home health care provider in South Florida was charged with bilking Medicare for more than $45 million in… Read More…

Press Release

July 24, 2008

Released: July 24, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Ed Zipprichs campaign for Red Bank Borough Council.

Ed Zipprich has the experience, qualifications, and judgment that are needed on the Red Bank Borough Council and Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign. said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Ed Zipprich is just the type of progressive candidate the… Read More…

Press Release

July 24, 2008

Released: July 21, 2008

New Poll Shows Overwhelming American Jewish Opposition To Alliance With Hagee, CUFI

WASHINGTON Today, activists delivered a petition with over 42,000 signatures to Senator Joe Liebermans office demanding that he cut ties with Pastor John Hagee and his organization, Christians United for Israel (CUFI).

The petition delivery comes as CUFI today begins its annual Washington-Israel Summit. Sen. Lieberman is the most… Read More…

Press Release

July 24, 2008

Released: July 8, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Annette Taddeos campaign to represent Floridas 18th Congressional District. Annette is running against the increasingly irrelevant, Bush lapdog Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Annette Taddeo is a strong, independent thinker whose years of experience as an entrepreneur and community leader make her the progressive… Read More…

Press Release

July 24, 2008

Released: July 2, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Marian Harris campaign to represent Ohios 19th State Representative district.

Marian Harris is a true progressive fighter and Democracy for America is proud to endorse her campaign, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Ohio needs Marian Harris to tackle problems like our broken health care system and a lack of… Read More…

Press Release

July 2, 2008

Released: July 1, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, this morning sent a message to its over 725,000 members asking them to take action to stop the reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. DFA members will be visiting their Senators district offices to demand that they stop the Presidents attempt to grant retroactive immunity to the… Read More…

Press Release

July 2, 2008

Released: July 1, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Chellie Pingrees campaign to represent Maines 1st Congressional District.

Chellie Pingree, as a business owner and elected representative, has shown she has what it takes to lead and Democracy for America is proud to endorse her campaign, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Chellie Pingree is a tested leader who… Read More…

Press Release

July 2, 2008

Released: July 1, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Tom Allens campaign to represent Maine in the United States Senate. Tom has represented Maines 1st Congressional District for the past twelve years. In this campaign, Tom is running against Republican incumbent Susan Collins. Ms. Collins likes to portray herself as a moderate, but in reality she has been a… Read More…

Press Release

July 2, 2008

Released: June 30, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Dan Maffeis campaign to represent New Yorks 25th Congressional District. Two years ago, Dan came close to defeating incumbent Republican James Walsh. Rather than face a tough campaign again, Mr. Walsh announced his retirement in January. Dans likely challenger on the Republican ticket will be the… Read More…

Press Release

July 2, 2008

Released: June 27, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Linda Stenders campaign to represent New Jerseys 7th Congressional District. Two years ago, Linda came within 1% of defeating incumbent Republican Mike Ferguson. Rather than face a tough campaign again, Mr. Ferguson dropped out. Running in his place on the Republican ticket will be Bush lackey Leonard… Read More…

Press Release

July 2, 2008

Released: June 25, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Mark Begichs campaign for the United States Senate. Begich is running against disgraced Senator Ted Stevens. Sen. Stevens is currently the target of several investigations regarding his ties to lobbyists and powerful business interests like the oil services company VECO.

Mark Begich has shown as mayor of… Read More…

Press Release

July 2, 2008

Released: June 24, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, has endorsemed Geoff McKims campaign for the Monroe County Council.

Geoff McKim will bring years of experience and insight to the Monroe County Council and Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Geoff McKim is invested in representing his community and will advance… Read More…

Press Release

July 2, 2008

Released: June 23, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Sean Spences campaign to represent Missouris 25th State Representative district.

Sean Spence is a true progressive fighter and Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Missouri needs Sean Spence in Jefferson City to tackle problems like our broken health care… Read More…

Press Release

July 2, 2008

Released: June 20, 2008

Jim Dean: Will Speaker Pelosi show the leadership to do the right thing?

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, this morning sent a message to its over 725,000 members asking them to call Speaker Nancy Pelosi to demand that she does not let the so-called FISA compromise bill come to a vote. DFA has been at the lead of efforts to block retroactive immunity… Read More…

Press Release

July 2, 2008

Released: June 18, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Patrick Lindemanns campaign for Ingham County Drain Commissioner. Mr. Lindemann has served as the Drain Commissioner since 1993.

Patrick Lindemann has served his constituents with distinction for 15 years in a position that does not get a lot of attention, but is vitally important to the everyday lives of… Read More…

Press Release

June 23, 2008

Democracy for America Calls for Democratic Unity

BURLINGTON, VT -- DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, today, in a message to its over 700,000 members, called on Democrats and progressives to unite behind Sen. Barack Obama as the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party. What started six months ago in the caucuses in Iowa has produced a phenomenal candidate who is ready to bring… Read More…

Press Release

June 23, 2008

Released: May 30, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action organization, endorsed Ed Fallon for Congress because he offers his 3rd District constituents the leadership and intelligence they need in Washington. Ed Fallons opponent in the June 3rd primary is so out of touch with the needs of Iowans and so scared about losing this election his supporters have started to send false attack… Read More…

Press Release

June 23, 2008

Released: May 27, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT/WASHINGTON, D.C.

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action organization, is partnering with J Street, the political arm of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement, to demand that Sen. Joe Lieberman cut all ties with Pastor John Hagee and "Christians United for Israel.

Last Thursday, Senator John McCain renounced the endorsement of Pastor Hagee and made it clear that his…

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Press Release

June 23, 2008

Released: May 15, 2008

DFA Mobilizes Members Against Anti-voting Laws

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, today, kicked off the Right to Vote Campaign to stop Republican efforts to require citizens to present government-issued photo identifications before voting. DFA sent a message to its membership asking them to participate in the multi-pronged campaign to defeat…

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Press Release

June 23, 2008

Missouri Voter ID: A Solution in Search of a Problem

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, is standing firm in its opposition to Missouri's House Joint Resolution 48; a resolution that would require voters to prove citizenship before exercising their constitutionally guaranteed right to vote. This morning, DFA sent a message to its Missouri members calling on them to contact… Read More…

Press Release

June 23, 2008

Released: May 2, 2008

Republican Shocked to Learn that Individuals Care About Their Community

BURLINGTON -- DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action organization, endorsed Joe Garcia for the U.S. House because, unlike his opponent, he knows its the job of a Congressman to represent his constituents and not just high-dollar donors, lobbyists, and corporate PACs. Rep. Diaz-Balart, being unfamiliar with the… Read More…

Press Release

June 23, 2008

Released: April 30, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, has endorsed Roy Carter's campaign for the United States House of Representatives.

"Roy Carter, unlike his Republican opponent, will be able to give the 5th Congressional District what it needs in Washington: a dedicated and intelligent advocate for working men and women," said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. "Roy Carter… Read More…

Press Release

June 23, 2008

Released: April 22, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, announced Tuesday that it has endorsed Richard Holober, Democrat for Californias 19th State Assembly seat.

"Richard Holober is a proven champion for better schools, environmental protection, and affordable health care. Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign," said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. "Richard… Read More…

Press Release

June 20, 2008

Released: April 21, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, announced Monday that it has endorsed Mark Leno's campaign for the California State Senate.

"Mark Leno is a phenomenal candidate and a true champion of the grassroots. Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign," said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. "Mark Leno has a long record as an effective and dynamic… Read More…

Press Release

June 20, 2008

Released: April 21, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, has endorsed Jimmy Dahroug's campaign for the New York State Senate.

"Jimmy Dahroug has a long record of grassroots activism and he gives Democrats a real chance to gain control of the State Senate. Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign," said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. "Jimmy Dahroug knows that the… Read More…

Press Release

June 20, 2008

Released: April 10, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, announced Monday that it has endorsed Jack Markell's campaign for governor.

"Jack Markell has a proven record as Delawares State Treasurer, having worked on helping Delawareans of all income levels take control of their financial lives. Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign," said Jim Dean, Chair… Read More…

Press Release

June 20, 2008

Released: April 10, 2008

Rep. Diaz-Balart lashes out at Joe Garcia

BURLINGTON, VT -- Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, endorsed Joe Garcias campaign to represent Floridas 25th Congressional District because his mainstream, progressive approach stands in stark contrast to the reactionary views of failed Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart. Joe Garcia offers Floridians a real choice in this… Read More…

Press Release

June 20, 2008

Released: March 31, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT -- Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, has endorsed Anne Dickers campaign for the Pennsylvania State Senate.

"Anne Dicker is just the type of citizen-activist we need in office," said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. "Anne Dicker has a long history of working for progressive solutions on the grassroots level and Democracy for America is proud to endorse her… Read More…

Press Release

June 20, 2008

Released: March 31, 2008

Once again, the Senator shows how out of touch he is

BURLINGTON, VT -- Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, endorsed Andrew Rice's campaign to represent Oklahoma in the United States Senate and Sen. James Inhofe is scared. Less than 24-hours after DFA sent a message to its 675,000 members on behalf of Andrew Rice, Sen. Inhofe's campaign sent out a fundraising email… Read More…

Press Release

June 20, 2008

Released: March 27, 20008

BURLINGTON, VT -- Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, has endorsed Andrew Rices campaign for the United States Senate.

"Andrew Rice has a proven record in the Oklahoma State Senate having worked on issues like health care, veterans rights, and the environment. Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign," said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. "Andrews opponent,… Read More…

Press Release

June 20, 2008

Released: February 22, 2008

DFA Calls on Superdelegates to Let the Voters Decide

Burlington, VT -- Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, will deliver over 60,000 Voters Decide petition signatures to Sen. Hillary Clinton on Monday. DFA started the Voters Decide campaign to pressure Democratic superdelegates to affirm the winner of the popularly allocated delegates.

WHAT NYC area DFA… Read More…

Press Release

June 20, 2008

DFA Calls on Superdelegates to Let the Voters Decide

Burlington, VT -- Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, will deliver over 60,000 Voters Decide petition signatures to DNC Chairman Howard Dean on Monday. DFA started the Voters Decide campaign to pressure Democratic superdelegates to affirm the winner of the popularly allocated delegates.

WHAT DC area DFA Members Deliver 60,000+… Read More…

Press Release

June 20, 2008

DFA Calls on Superdelegates to Let the Voters Decide

Burlington, VT -- Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, will deliver over 60,000 Voters Decide petition signatures to Sen. Barack Obama on Monday. DFA started the Voters Decide campaign to pressure Democratic superdelegates to affirm the winner of the popularly allocated delegates.

WHAT Chicago area DFA Members Deliver 60,000+… Read More…

DWS

May 16, 2008

Released: March 24, 2008

DFA Calls on Rep. Wasserman Schultz to Support Democrats in Florida

BURLINGTON, VT -- Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, is calling on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to be removed as the Chair of the Red to Blue program. Rep. Wasserman Schultz is refusing to campaign on behalf of Democrats running against incumbent Republicans in south Florida. The Democratic…

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DFA Calls on Rep. Wasserman Schultz to Support Democrats in Florida

April 11, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT -- Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, is calling on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to be removed as the Chair of the Red to Blue program. Rep. Wasserman Schultz is refusing to campaign on behalf of Democrats running against incumbent Republicans in south Florida.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committees Red to Blue program works to defeat incumbent Republicans…

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Whose Side is Silvestre Reyes On?

March 12, 2008

Released: March 12, 2008

DFA runs full-page ad targeting Rep. Reyes on telecom immunity

BURLINGTON, VT -- Democracy for America, our nations largest progressive political action organization, is running a full-page ad in the Thursday edition of the El Paso Times. The ad is directed at Rep. Silvestre Reyes, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Rep. Reyes has made numerous comments indicating he is open to granting what he calls… Read More…

Iowa Deserves Better Than Leonard Boswell

March 12, 2008

Released On: March 10, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, endorsed Ed Fallon's campaign for Congress last month and Leonard Boswell is scared.

Fallon is challenging Boswell in the Democratic primary to represent Iowa's 3rd Congressional District. There is good reason for Rep. Boswell to be worried: an unimpressive Congressional record coupled with his support for…

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Rep. Silvestre Reyes: Deal or No Deal?

March 5, 2008

Released: March 5, 2008

DFA Members Tell Rep. Reyes No Telecom Immunity

BURLINGTON, VT

Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, is putting the pressure on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes (D TX). Rep. Reyes indicated he is open to a deal with the White House on immunity for the telecommunications companies who participated in President Bush program of warrantless…

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Democracy for America Endorses Joe Garcia for the United States House of Representatives

March 5, 2008

Released On: February 28, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT

Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, has endorsed Joe Garcia's campaign to represent Florida's Twenty-fifth Congressional District.

"Joe Garcia is a tough, dynamic Democrat and Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign for Congress," said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. "Joe's opponent, Mario Diaz-Balart, has lost touch with the needs…

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Donna Edwards Defeats Incumbent

February 25, 2008

Released On: February 13, 2008

The Real Democrat Wins Maryland Congressional Primary

Rockville, MD

Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, provided the critical support that propelled Donna Edwards to victory in the Maryland 4th Congressional District Democratic primary. Donna Edwards resoundingly beat the Bush-Democrat incumbent, Al Wynn, in Tuesday's Democratic primary. DFA raised over… Read More…

The Senate Stands Up Against President Bush and for the Constitution

February 25, 2008

Released On: January 28, 2008

DFA Members Flood Senate Offices with Thousands of Calls and

Telecom Immunity is Defeated

Burlington, VT

Members of Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, made thousands of phone calls to Senator Harry Reid and played a key role in forcing the tabling of the reauthorization of the so-called Protect America Act just over one month ago. Today, DFA members responded… Read More…

Democracy for America Sends a Message to Senators Clinton and Obama

February 25, 2008

Released On: January 25, 2008

DFA Runs Major Ad in New York Times on Telecom Immunity

Burlington, VT

Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, will place a full-page ad in the Monday, January 28 edition of the New York Times. The ad calls on Senators Clinton and Obama to show true leadership and fight retroactive immunity for the telecommunications companies who participated in President Bush's… Read More…

Democracy for America Sends a Message to Senators Clinton and Obama

February 25, 2008

DFA Runs Major Ad in New York Times on Telecom Immunity

Burlington, VT

Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, will place a full-page ad in the Monday, January 28 edition of the New York Times. The ad calls on Senators Clinton and Obama to show true leadership and fight retroactive immunity for the telecommunications companies who participated in President Bush's warrantless wiretapping…

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Donna Edwards Defeats Incumbent

February 20, 2008

Released on: February 13, 2008

The Real Democrat Wins Maryland Congressional Primary

Rockville, MD

Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, provided the critical support that propelled Donna Edwards to victory in the Maryland 4th Congressional District Democratic primary. Donna Edwards resoundingly beat the Bush-Democrat incumbent, Al Wynn, in Tuesday's Democratic primary. DFA raised over…

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The Senate Stands Up Against President Bush and for the Constitution

February 20, 2008

Released on: January 28, 2008

DFA Members Flood Senate Offices with Thousands of Calls and

Telecom Immunity is Defeated

Burlington, VT

Members of Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, made thousands of phone calls to Senator Harry Reid and played a key role in forcing the tabling of the reauthorization of the so-called Protect America Act just over one month ago. Today, DFA members responded… Read More…

Democracy for America Sends a Message to Senators Clinton and Obama

February 20, 2008

Released on: January 25, 2008

DFA Runs Major Ad in New York Times on Telecom Immunity

Burlington, VT

Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, will place a full-page ad in the Monday, January 28 edition of the New York Times. The ad calls on Senators Clinton and Obama to show true leadership and fight retroactive immunity for the telecommunications companies who participated in President…

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Democracy for America to host rally, canvass for Mark Pera for Congress

January 22, 2008

DFA chair Jim Dean helps organize grassroots outreach for Mark Pera

Burlington, VT -- Democracy for America, our nations largest progressive political action organization, will hold a rally in support of Mark Peras campaign in Illinois 3rd Congressional District. The rally, scheduled for Sunday, January 27 at 1:00 PM at Connie's Pizza, 2373 S. Archer Chicago, IL 60609, will be followed by door-to-door canvassing and phone banking by…

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Democracy for America Announces Coast-to-Coast Training Schedule

January 22, 2008

Released On: January 15, 2008

DFA will train thousands of activists prior to 2008 election

Burlington, VT - Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, today, released the complete 2008 schedule for the DFA Training Academy. The DFA Training Academy is the biggest and most comprehensive series of grassroots campaign seminars taking place in the 2008 election cycle. With a mission to focus,…

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Progressives Win! Obama Wins. Edwards Second.

January 22, 2008

Released On: January 3, 2008

Democracy for America Lead the Way in Iowa

Des Moines, IA

Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization with over 9,000 members in Iowa, has shown their power tonight in Iowa. With the one-two finish of Senator Barack Obama/Senator John Edwards in the Iowa caucus, it is clear that progressive voters are the key constituency in this election. DFA's Unite for a Progressive… Read More…

DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA ENDORSES ERIC MASSA FOR THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 22, 2008

Released On: December 20, 2007 BURLINGTON, VT

Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, has endorsed Eric Massa's campaign to represent New York's 29th Congressional District.

Eric Massa is a veteran who served in the Navy for 24 years before his career was cut short after doctors diagnosed him with lung cancer related to the use of depleted Uranium in the Gulf War. After working at Corning… Read More…

DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA ENDORSES DARCY BURNER FOR THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 22, 2008

Released On: December 20, 2007 BURLINGTON, VT

Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, has endorsed Darcy Burner's campaign to represent Washington's Eighth Congressional District.

"Darcy Burner is a strong, pragmatic progressive and Democracy for America is proud to endorse her campaign for Congress," said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. "Ms. Burner's opponent has stood in lockstep with President Bush… Read More…

FISA Bill Tabled After Thousands of Calls from Democracy for America Members

January 22, 2008

Released On: December 18, 2007 Burlington, VT

Members of Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, scored a victory in the battle to protect the Constitution last night. In an unexpected move, Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act reauthorization bill from the Senate floor. The version that was tabled until January included retroactive immunity for the… Read More…

Does Anyone Care About Joe Lieberman?

January 22, 2008

Released On: December 17, 2007

Senator Lieberman's Irrelevant Endorsement of John McCain

Burlington, VT

Democracy for America, our nation's largest and most active rogressive political action organization, has called out Senator Joe Lieberman for his endorsement of John McCain's flailing presidential campaign and McCain's policy of sending more troops to Iraq.

In 2006, Senator Lieberman was reelected to the Senate as the sole candidate of… Read More…

Unite for a Progressive President Campaign Sends a Message to Iowa’s Democrats

December 19, 2007

Burlington, VT Democracy for America, our nations largest progressive political action organization, has ramped up its recently launched Unite for a Progressive President Campaign by placing an ad in the 12/13/07 edition of the Des Moines Register. The ad asks Iowas Democratic caucus-goers not to split their vote and stand together for a progressive president. Progressive voters are the key constituency in this election. … Read More…

Democracy for America Endorses Illinois Congressional Candidate Mark Pera

October 10, 2007

Burlington, VT-- Earlier today the political organization founded by Howard Dean, Democracy for America (DFA), endorsed Mark Pera for Illinois 3rd Congressional district in a Democratic Primary. DFAs involvement is an indication that this contentious Primary is garnering national attention.

Mark Peras challenge to Congressman Dan Lipinski is a consequence of the incumbents numerous votes supporting President Bushs positions including… Read More…

DFA Chair Jim Dean & Houston City Council Member Melissa Noriega To Speak At Four Steps to Victo

October 4, 2007

Building on the momentum of the 2006 electoral victories and the DFA Training Academy in March, Democracy for America (DFA) returns to Houston as a part of its national Four Steps to Victory Tour: Building a People-Powered America with Chair Jim Dean and Houston City Council Member Melissa Noriega on Thursday, October 4 at Kobains, 33 Waugh Drive at 6:30pm.

Councilwoman Noriega is enthusiastically supported by members of Democracy for… Read More…

Democracy for America Endorses Isabel Piedmont for Bloomington City Council in Indiana

September 14, 2007

BURLINGTON, VT -- On behalf of the progressive grassroots, Democracy for America (DFA) has endorsed Isabel Piedmont for Bloomington City Council, District 5 in Indiana.

DFA endorses Isabel Piedmont with great pride and enthusiasm because she shares our belief in people-powered politics. Shes committed to creating a government that works for you and delivers the services Bloomington residents need. She will fight for fairness, governmental… Read More…

Democracy for America Endorses Deborah Langhoff and Angelique LaCour for Louisiana State House

August 30, 2007

On behalf of over 600,000 grassroots members, Democracy for America (DFA) has endorsed Deborah Langhoff and Angelique LaCour for Louisiana State House.

DFA endorses Deborah Langhoff and Angelique LaCour with great pride and enthusiasm because they share our belief in people-powered politics. They're committed to creating a government that works for you and delivers the services Louisiana residents need. Together they will fight for…

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Democracy for America Delivers 7,742 Health Care Horror Stories to Congress

August 28, 2007

Democracy for America (DFA) is conducting the Health Care for America campaign in partnership with filmmaker Michael Moore. Thousands of DFA members are delivering 7,742 health care horror stories to their Members of Congress in 319 districts across America on Wednesday, August 29, 2007. This is more than three quarters of the U. S. House of Representatives.

This health care horror story delivery is a culmination of health care forums… Read More…

Democracy for America Responds to Rep. Jay Inslee’s Impeachment Resolution Against Alberto Gonzales

August 1, 2007

BURLINGTON, VT

Yesterday, Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) introduced a resolution calling on the Judiciary Committee to consider impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America (DFA), issued the following statementin response to the introduction of this impeachment resolution:

"One thing is clear. Alberto Gonzales is no longer fit to serve as the Attorney General of the United States. If… Read More…

Democracy for America Hosts Health Care Forum in Chicago Today

August 1, 2007

CHICAGO, IL

Last month Democracy for America (DFA) launched the Health Care for America campaign in partnership with filmmaker Michael Moore. Now, DFA is kicking off their national Health Care Forums on Wednesday, August 1 at 8pm at the UNITE HERE! Union Hall in Chicago.

The panel discussion will be led by Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America. Guests include DFA-List Alderman Joe Moore, Claudia Fagan of Physicians for National Health… Read More…

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean to Speak at DemocracyFest this Weekend with Senator John Edward

June 6, 2007

Bedford, NH This weekend Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America, will speak at the 4th Annual DemocracyFest at the Wayfarer Inn in Bedford, New Hampshire. DemocracyFest seeks to engage residents from across the country under the theme of Potluck Politics: The Art of Participatory Democracy. Hundreds of ordinary citizens will explore opportunities to gain political influence while networking with others looking to take responsibility… Read More…

New Video & Ad Campaign Launched as Nationwide Movement to Impeach Alberto Gonzales Grows

June 6, 2007

Los Angeles, CA A nationwide campaign calling for Attorney General Alberto Gonzaless impeachment launched last week escalates Wednesday, May 30th with Robert Greenwalds new two minute video Impeach Gonzales II: The Crimes and a series of prominent ads in The Hill and New York Observer. Both the film, created by Robert Greenwalds Brave New Films and the ads by Democracy for America, can be viewed online at http://www.impeachgonzales.org. The… Read More…

DFA Hosts Campaign Training Academy with U.S. Rep. James Clyburn and State Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter in

March 21, 2007

COLUMBIA, SC -- Building on the momentum of the 2006 electoral victories, Democracy for America will launch its national 2007 campaign training schedule in Columbia, South Carolina with U.S. Representative James Clyburn and State House Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter on Saturday, March 17-18, 2007 at University of South Carolina Law School Law Center Building, 701 Main Street from 9-6pm. The 2008 Presidential Race has begun. Thousands… Read More…

DFA Hosts Training Academy with Governor Tom Vilsack and U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack in Iowa

March 21, 2007

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA -- Building on the momentum of the 2006 electoral victories, Democracy for America will launch its national 2007 campaign training schedule in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with Governor Tom Vilsack, newly elected U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack, state Reps. Art Staed, Elisha Gayman and Senator Rob Hogg on Saturday, March 24-25, 2007 at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Boulevard Southwest. The 2008… Read More…

Democracy for America Screens Documentary by American Soldiers in Iraq and Launches Congressional Ap

February 18, 2007

BURLINGTON, VT

During the week of February 18-24, Democracy for America (DFA) local grassroots chapters across the country will host hundreds of screenings of the provocative and hard-hitting documentary The War Tapes and then call on Congress to stop the Presidents plan to escalate the occupation of Iraq.

Straight from the front lines in Iraq, The War Tapes is the first war movie filmed by soldiers themselves. The War Tapes is the… Read More…