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DFA Backs Jessica Cisneros in TX-28 rematch

September 22, 2021

(Vermont) -- Ahead of the 2022 election cycle, Democracy for America (DFA) backs Jessica Cisneros’ rematch campaign against Rep. Henry Cuellar in Texas’ 28th Congressional District.

Immigration attorney and lifelong Texan, Cisneros came within striking distance of ousting seven-term corporate Democrat Cuellar in 2020 and is now ready to finish the job. DFA was an early supporter of Cisneros and is jumping in to support her rematch…

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DFA endorses Rana Abdelhamid in NY-12

August 25, 2021

(Vermont) -- Ahead of the 2022 election cycle, Democracy for America (DFA) endorses progressive House challenger Rana Abdelhamid in New York’s 12th Congressional district. 

Abdelhamid, a New York native entrepreneur, seeks to oust millionaire and establishment Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney. NY-12 has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the state and in the country and has suffered greatly in the midst of…

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DFA endorses 6 progressive House members for reelection

August 11, 2021

(Vermont) -- Ahead of the 2022 election cycle, Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Reps. Jamaal Bowman (NY-16), Cori Bush (MO-01), Andy Kim (NJ-03), Joe Neguse (CO-02), Marie Newman (IL-03), and Katie Porter (CA-45) for reelection. Previously, DFA has endorsed all six candidates, with the exception of Kim, across the 2018 and 2020 cycles.

All six candidates have proven to be fierce advocates for progressive values during their time in…

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DFA STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF  COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR KELLEY JACKSON

August 9, 2021

(VERMONT) -- It is with a heavy heart that we share that on Monday, Aug 2, 2021our Communications Director, Kelley Jackson, suddenly passed away. In her time with Democracy for America, Kelley was responsible for creating and initiating DFA’s communication strategy, planning, and execution along with expanding DFA’s footprint as a leader in the progressive movement.

“This past week has been extremely difficult for the DFA family. To…

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DFA TO LAUNCH 501(C)4 FOCUSED ON VOTING RIGHTS AND STRUCTURAL-DEMOCRACY REFORMS

July 29, 2021

(Vermont) -- Today, progressive political action committee Democracy for America (DFA) is taking its brain trust and passion for movement work and launching Democracy for America Advocacy Fund (DFA-AF), a 501(c)4 advocacy group that will focus on structural democracy reform. 

DFA Advocacy Fund will capitalize on the 17 years of movement experience, loyalty and credibility found with DFA and extend that legacy of progressive leadership…

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DFA backs Mandela Barnes for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin

July 20, 2021

(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin ahead of the highly-anticipated 2022 contested race for Sen. Ron Johnson’s seat. A Milwaukee native, Mandela has spent the last decade serving Wisconsinites – first in the State Assembly, then as the state’s first Black Lieutenant Governor. 

Mandela was born in one of the state’s most impoverished and incarcerated Zip Codes,…

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DFA endorses the four original members of The Squad for reelection in 2022

July 7, 2021

(Vermont) -- Ahead of the 2022 election cycle, Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Ayanna Pressley (MA-7), Ilhan Omar (MN-5), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) for reelection. The squad, as they have been dubbed, continue to press for progressive reforms for Americans and lean on the Biden administration to deliver.

All members of the Squad handily won re-election in 2020 and DFA continues to be the tip…

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DFA backs Charles Booker for 2022 Senate rematch in Kentucky

July 1, 2021

(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Charles Booker for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, ahead of the 2022 race. Booker is a lifelong resident of Kentucky and a former member of the State House of Representatives. During his time in office, he was the state’s youngest Black lawmaker. 

DFA backed Booker in 2020 during his initial run for Senate against Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, this is the group’s first Senate rematch…

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DFA Endorses Michele Rayner for Florida’s 13th Congressional District

June 30, 2021

(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Michele Rayner for Florida’s 13th Congressional District ahead of the open 2022 race to fill Rep. Charlie Crist’s seat. If elected, Rayner would be the first openly queer Black women to serve in Congress.

A current Florida state representative and life-long resident, Rayner has an extensive track record of community-centered organizing and served as local council for the NAACP Legal…

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DFA joins CBC PAC and HHFA PAC in endorsing Cheri Beasley for U.S. Senate in NC

June 28, 2021

CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS PAC, DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA PAC, HIGHER HEIGHTS FOR AMERICA PAC Announce Their Joint Endorsement of Former Chief Justice Cheri Beasley in her Bid for U.S. Senate

The CBCPAC, DFA PAC, HHFA PAC proudly endorse Fmr Chief Justice Beasley in her U.S. Senate run in North Carolina.

 

Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Black Caucus PAC (the political arm of the Congressional Black Caucus), Democracy for America PAC…

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DFA Celebrates Alvin Bragg’s big win in Manhattan DA primary

June 23, 2021

DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA CPO CHRIS SCOTT ON

ALVIN BRAGG’S PRIMARY ELECTION VICTORY FOR MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY

 

“Alvin Bragg ran his primary campaign for Manhattan District Attorney with a simple motto – justice can’t wait. The voters of New York came together in resounding agreement and took a step towards justice for all New Yorkers by nominating Bragg for DA. His vision of reversing mass incarceration by reimagining public…

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DFA cheers as India Walton becomes presumptive next mayor of Buffalo, NY

June 23, 2021

DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA CPO CHRIS SCOTT ON

INDIA WALTON’S PRIMARY ELECTION VICTORY FOR BUFFALO MAYOR 

 

“India Walton has just ousted a four term incumbent in a historic upset victory, bringing her one step closer to becoming the first ever woman to become mayor of Buffalo, New York. In one of the most significant progressive victories of the 2021 cycle, she triumphed over moneyed special interests and an entrenched political…

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DFA Endorses Hala Ayala for Lt. Gov of Virginia

June 16, 2021

(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, who secured the Democratic nomination last week. If elected, Ayala would be the first woman of color and the first Afro Latina, elected to statewide office in Virginia’s history.  

DFA previously endorsed Hala in her bid for Virginia’s 51st House District back in 2017 as part of our successful multi-cycle effort to flip the Virginia…

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DFA endorses in key mayoral races across country

June 11, 2021

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed four mayoral candidates running in 2021 to lead major American cities from across the country. The four mayoral candidates that DFA is endorsing include:

India Walton - Buffalo, NY

Tameika Isaac Devine - Columbia, SC

Sharetta Smith - Lima, OH

Joyce Craig - Manchester, NH

This is the first time DFA has backed Walton, Devine, and Smith – all of whom are Black women and would be the first…

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Democracy for America endorses Aramis Ayala for FL-10

June 2, 2021

(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Aramis Ayala for Congress in Florida's 10th Congressional district for Rep. Val Demings’ seat. While Ayala opted not to run for reelection as the state’s attorney, she seized upon the opportunity to run for Congress while Demings seeks to unseat Marco Rubio in the Senate.

DFA previously endorsed Ayala in her successful and historic bid for state attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit…

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