Press Releases

Democracy for America endorses Mike Siegel for Congress in TX-10

April 2, 2020

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Mike Siegel in his fight to take on eight-term Republican incumbent Michael McCaul in Texas’ 10th Congressional District.

A former public school teacher and employment lawyer, Siegel came within inches of beating McCaul in the R+9 congressional district in 2018, and won the first round of the 2020 Democratic primary with 44% of the vote-- more than 11 percentage points over…

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DFA says Senate COVID-19 Stimulus Deal “doesn’t go nearly far enough,” urges House improvement

March 25, 2020

Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson released the following statement RE: the  COVID-19 Stimulus deal announced in the U.S. Senate earlier today:

“The latest Senate deal is Congress' third attempt to respond to COVID-19, yet it doesn't go nearly far enough to deal with both the immediate needs of working families and the preconditions that led to this crisis.

“Specifically, Congress must do more to expand immediate cash assistance…

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Democracy for America endorses Jon Hoadley’s campaign to turn Michigan’s 6th blue

March 19, 2020

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jon Hoadley in his fight against 17-term Republican incumbent Fred Upton in Michigan’s 6th Congressional District.

A three-term Michigan State Legislator, Jon Hoadley easily won DFA’s support in his first race for the Michigan State House in 2014. In Lansing, Hoadley has distinguished himself as a progressive champion who is ready to fight for equality, non-partisan…

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DFA celebrates State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s 2020 reelection primary victory in Cook County, IL

March 17, 2020

Tonight, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx won the hotly contested Democratic Primary in her 2020 reelection bid.

Democracy for America was a strong supporter of Foxx during her 2016 election and backed her once again for reelection this year.

DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx’s 2020 primary victory:

“Back in 2016, Democracy for America proudly endorsed Kim Foxx for her first election for Cook County…

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IL-03: DFA celebrates Marie Newman’s primary victory over corporate Dem incumbent

March 17, 2020

This evening, Marie Newman beat anti-choice Democrat Dan Lipinski in the closely watched Democratic primary in Illinois 3rd Congressional District.

Democracy for America endorsed Newman in tonight’s race in April 2019, making her the grassroots group’s first non-incumbent endorsement of the 2020 cycle. DFA also supported Newman in her tight race against Lipinski in 2018.

DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on Marie Newman’s primary victory in the…

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Democracy for America endorses McKayla Wilkes for Congress in MD-5 primary battle

March 16, 2020

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of McKayla Wilkes in her Democratic primary fight against corporate Democrat Majority Whip Steny Hoyer in Maryland’s deep blue 5th Congressional District.

Born at Greater Southeast Community Hospital in Washington, DC, McKayla Wilkes was raised in Suitland, MD and intimately understands the struggle that low-income families face in Maryland’s 5th District because she’s…

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Democracy for America endorses Cal Cunningham for U.S. Senate in North Carolina

March 10, 2020

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Cal Cunningham for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.

The endorsement of Cunningham is part of DFA’s 2020 “Flip the Senate” strategy, which aims to (a) hold Senate Republicans accountable for the role they played in helping cover up Donald Trump’s White House crimes and (b) end Republican control of a body that could halt inclusive populist reform, even with a Democrat in the…

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Democracy for America on the suspension of Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 campaign

March 5, 2020

Reports indicate that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is planning to announce the suspension of her presidential campaign.

Here’s a statement from Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson on Sen. Warren’s departure from the race for President:

“Over the course of her campaign, Elizabeth Warren put forward some of the most brilliant progressive policy ideas proposed in a generation, delivered knockout debate performances, and inspired millions…

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2020: Democracy for America endorses Bernie Sanders for President

March 2, 2020

Sanders captures progressive PAC’s endorsement with 79% support in the run-up to Super Tuesday contests

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President in the 2020 fight for the Democratic nomination.

Sanders earned the endorsement after receiving 79.3% in the DFA membership vote, easily passing the 67% supermajority threshold, in a resounding victory over the rest of the field. With over 38,000…

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DFA on SC Debate: “a moderator-driven train-wreck… [that] won’t change the current trajectory”

February 25, 2020

Tonight’s debate in South Carolina, well, it happened.

Here’s a statement from Democracy for America Chair Charles Chamberlain about what we saw in Charleston tonight:

“In stark contrast to last week’s debate, tonight was a moderator-driven train-wreck and won’t do much to change the current trajectory.

“Despite the clown car of corporate candidates on the stage, no one laid a glove on Sanders and most seemed to be in a desperate and…

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DFA on NV Debate: “Warren ripped Bloomberg’s face off… Sanders delivered… & progressives won”

February 19, 2020

Statement from Democracy for America’s Chair Charles Chamberlain on tonight’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas:

"Tonight, Elizabeth Warren ripped Mike Bloomberg's face off on national television exposing his ugly record on women and racial justice.

"Bernie Sanders repeatedly delivered some of the most forceful arguments for Medicare for All seen on the debate stage.

"Together, these progressives came in tonight to fight against the…

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Democracy for America endorses Theresa Greenfield for U.S. Senate in Iowa

February 12, 2020

Today, just days after the conclusion of the sham impeachment trial, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Theresa Greenfield for U.S. Senate in Iowa.

The endorsement of Greenfield is part of DFA’s 2020 “Flip the Senate” strategy, which aims to (a) hold Senate Republicans accountable for the role they played in helping cover up Donald Trump’s White House crimes and (b) end Republican control of a body that could halt…

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Democracy for America endorses Tomlinson, Warnock for U.S. Senate in Georgia

February 12, 2020

Today, just days after the conclusion of the sham impeachment trial, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsements of Teresa Tomlinson and Rev. Raphael Warnock for Georgia’s two 2020 U.S. Senate races.

The endorsements of Tomlinson and Warnock are part of DFA’s 2020 “Flip the Senate” strategy, which aims to (a) hold Senate Republicans accountable for the role they played in helping cover up Donald Trump’s White House crimes and…

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DFA: Sanders “clear front runner” for nomination after Wall Street wing’s NH “circular firing squad”

February 11, 2020

Bernie Sanders just won the New Hampshire Primary -- deliver a big win for progressives across the country

Statement from Democracy for America (DFA) Chair Charles Chamberlain on Sanders win in New Hampshire:

“Bernie Sanders emerges the clear front runner after the New Hampshire win tonight scoring a critical victory for progressives that makes it more likely Democrats have a nominee this fall who will rally disaffected voters to our…

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DFA on TRUMP IMPEACHMENT VOTES: A “travesty… America will not forget”

February 5, 2020

Moments ago, following a sham trial devoid of witnesses, the Senate voted to cover-up Donald Trump’s reckless abuse of power in the White House.

Democracy for America (DFA) Chair Charles Chamberlain released the following statement in response to the conclusion of the impeachment trial of Donald Trump:

“Today’s votes by Senate Republicans after this sham impeachment trial are a travesty.

“America will not forget what Senate…

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