January 19, 2018
Spurred on by an immigration crisis created by Donald Trump and tonight's failed Senate vote, Republicans forced the shutdown of the U.S. government despite having unified control of the U.S. House, Senate, and the White House.
Statement about tonight’s launch of the #TrumpShutdown from Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain:
“It’s hard to imagine a more fitting end to Donald Trump’s utterly incompetent first…Read More…
January 17, 2018
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jamie Long in the competitive primary for Minnesota House District 61B.
DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 35,172 members in Minnesota and more than one million members nationwide. In recent years, DFA has been a strong supporter of numerous Minnesota progressives, including Rep. Keith Ellison’s 2017 race for DNC chair.
DFA’s Electoral Director…Read More…
January 17, 2018
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in his race for U.S. Congress in Illinois’ 4th congressional district.
DFA was a proud supporter of Garcia in his race to become Chicago’s Mayor in 2015 and worked alongside him in support of Bernie Sanders’ campaign for President in 2016. The member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC has 18,411 members in the City of Chicago (and more than one…Read More…
December 21, 2017
Democracy for America’s Charles Chamberlain on Congressional Democrats failure to deliver on their promise to pass protections for Dreamers before the end of 2017:
"It's beyond pathetic that, at the moment when they had maximum political leverage on must-pass year-end budget legislation, Democratic congressional leaders choked and refused to fight for a clean DREAM Act.
"Each day 122 Dreamers lose their protected immigration status and…Read More…
December 20, 2017
Moments ago, after a second vote in the U.S. House, Republicans successfully jammed a major tax giveaway to millionaires, billionaires, and big business through both houses of Congress.
Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean responded to the passage of the Trump Tax Scam legislation with the following statement:
"While it's true that they're giving millionaires, billionaires, and big business a Christmas gift as they ram the Trump Tax…Read More…
DFA says FCC vote ending net neutrality “is a dark day for the country & the future of the internet”
December 14, 2017
Moments ago, the Federal Communications Commission voted in a 3-to-2 party-line ruling to end Internet net neutrality rules. Democracy for America (DFA) has worked on the fight for net neutrality alongside its progressives allies for the better part of a decade.
Statement from DFA Communications Director Neil Sroka on today's repeal of net neutrality rules:
"Today's FCC vote ending net neutrality is a dark day for the country and the…Read More…
December 12, 2017
Tonight, Doug Jones won the special election for U.S. Senate in the deep-red state of Alabama.
Democracy for America members backed Jones on September 29th and have been enthusiastic backers in the race.
Statement from Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director of Democracy for America, on Jones' big surprise victory:
“Doug Jones’ victory tonight in deep-red Alabama isn’t just a crushing blow to Donald Trump’s agenda of bigotry, hate,…Read More…
December 8, 2017
National group says victories of Caforio (CA-25), Oatman (CA-48), Jammal (CA-39), Levin (CA-49) are critical to confronting Trump’s “bigoted & oligarchic agenda”
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Bryan Caforio (CA-25), Laura Oatman (CA-48), Sam Jammal (CA-39), and Mike Levin (CA-49) in four U.S. House races in California that will be critical to helping Democrats win back the House of Representatives in…Read More…
December 7, 2017
Today, Sen. Al Franken announced he would be resigning from the U.S. Senate in light of allegations of sexual misconduct. On Tuesday, Rep. John Conyers announced his own resignation in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. On Friday (12/1), Democracy for America called on both Franken and Conyers to resign.
Statement from Democracy for America, led by the four women on its directing team, responding to the resignation…Read More…
December 6, 2017
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated Wendy Carrillo huge victory Tuesday evening in her East L.A. special election runoff for California’s 51st Assembly seat. This is DFA’s 49th election victory in 2017.
The national progressive organization endorsed Carrillo back in June, since that time, has helped the campaign make over 20,000 calls with the DFA Dialer and assisted with on-the-ground staffing.
A community organizer,…Read More…
December 1, 2017
Complete statement from Democracy for America, led by the four women on its directing team, calling on Conyers and Franken to resign and urging progressives to lead the charge for justice for survivors and accountability for all perpetrators:
"We believe the…Read More…
November 16, 2017
Earlier today, broadcaster and model Leann Tweeden documented in an extended write-up on KABC’s website that U.S. Senator Al Franken had “kissed and groped me without my consent.”
Democracy for America, led by the four women on its directing team, issued the following statement in response to these sexual assault allegations against Sen. Franken:
"We believe Leann Tweeden and thank her for having the courage to share her story. We are…Read More…
November 10, 2017
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated a series of big wins in mayoral and city council races from Charlotte, NC to Manchester, NH that occurred this week and will continue building progressive power across the country.
Earlier this year, DFA committed to investing half a million dollars in an effort to identify, recruit, train, staff, and elect a new generation of city officials -- mayors, city council leaders, school board…Read More…
November 7, 2017
Tonight, DFA-endorsed candidate Manka Dhingra claimed a huge victory in a Washington state special election that has helped flip control of the State Senate and control of all three branches of state government to Democrats.
Democracy for America members invested big in Manka’s race running an $150,000 independent expenditure (IE) effort to support her campaign, featuring a multi-pass canvass program, online ads, direct mail, paid phone…Read More…
November 7, 2017
Tonight, DFA-endorsed candidate Justin Fairfax won his race for Lieutenant Governor in Virginia -- and, as of 9:54 pm ET, 14 of DFA’s 16 endorsed candidates for VA State House have also won.
Statement from Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director of Democracy for America, on Justin Fairfax’s victory and the rapidly growing number of victories in Virginia’s House of Delegates:
“Justin Fairfax’s historic win tonight is not only a huge…Read More…