Press Releases

Democracy for America endorses Betsy Sweet for U.S. Senate in Maine

June 13, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Betsy Sweet for U.S. Senate on day one of her race against four-time incumbent Susan Collins.

Sweet is DFA’s second endorsement for U.S. Senate and will advance the progressive group’s “Flip the Senate” strategy, an effort to end Republican control of a body that could halt inclusive populist reform even with a Democrat in the White House.

In 2014, DFA was one of the only…

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Democracy for America backs Adrienne Bell for Congress in TX-14

June 12, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Adrienne Bell for Congress in her rematch against four-term incumbent Rep. Randy Weber in Texas’ 14th Congressional District

Democracy for America eagerly supported Bell ahead of her strong showing against her Republican opponent in November 2018.

With this endorsement, Bell joins a slate of four other battle-tested, progressive candidates who expanded the electorate and…

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Democracy for America endorses Dana Balter for NY-24

June 12, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Dana Balter for U.S. House in her rematch against three-term incumbent Rep. John Katko in New York’s 24th Congressional District

Democracy for America was a strong, early supporter of Balter in 2018, backing her ahead of a primary victory that surprised many New York insiders. DFA continued to support her through the remainder of her competitive general election.

With this…

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DFA endorses Jaime Harrison for U.S. Senate in South Carolina

June 11, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jaime Harrison for U.S. Senate in his race against three-term incumbent Sen. Lindsay Graham.

Harrison is DFA’s first 2020 endorsement for U.S. Senate and kicks off the progressive group’s “Flip the Senate” strategy, an effort to end Republican control of a body that could halt inclusive populist reform even with a Democrat in the White House.

Statement from DFA CEO Yvette…

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DFA on MUELLER COMMENTS: Congress must “fulfill its constitutional obligations & launch impeachment”

May 29, 2019

Today, during his first and only comments regarding his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Robert Mueller made it clear that "if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.

Democracy for America Chair Charles Chamberlain responded to Mueller's comments by reissuing the organizations' two-year-old calls for Congress to impeach Donald Trump:

“Today, Robert…

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DFA: Trump’s cover-up “temper tantrum” means “time for tiptoeing around impeachment is over”

May 22, 2019

Following Trump's bizarre Oval Office walkout and Rose Garden temper tantrum this morning, Democracy for America CEO reiterated the group's calls for Congress to open impeachment proceedings against the President.

Statement from DFA CEO Yvette Simpson reacting to Trump's tantrum and increasing intransigence:

“Donald Trump is engaged in a cover-up and, after his absurd pre-planned temper tantrum this morning, it’s crystal clear that…

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DFA backs Gina Ortiz Jones in rematch in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District

May 17, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Gina Ortiz Jones for U.S. House in her rematch against incumbent Republican Will Hurd in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District.

Democracy for America was an early supporter of Ortiz Jones in her trailblazing 2018 campaign, eagerly celebrated her primary victory, and pushed to count every ballot following the exceedingly narrow general election.

Ortiz Jones is the second in…

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DFA backs Bethany Hallam for Allegheny County Council

May 16, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Bethany Hallam in the race for Allegheny County Council happening this coming Tuesday, May 21 in Pennsylvania.

A lifelong native of Ross Township in Allegheny County, PA, Hallan is running for County Council to increase county government transparency and ensure every Allegheny County resident has access to clean air, water, and affordable public transit.

During her…

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DFA CEO: Trump isn’t “going to bully Rep. Rashida Tlaib…into sitting down & shutting up”

May 13, 2019

This morning, Donald Trump publicly attacked Rep. Rashida Tlaib based on the blatantly false smear made Sunday by Rep. Liz Cheney.

Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson released the statement below following Trump’s absurd attack on Rep. Tlaib:

"What Donald Trump and other members of the white nationalist-backing GOP don't seem to understand is that, no matter how perversely they try to twist their words, they're not going to bully…

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Democracy for America endorses Ammar Campa-Najjar for CA-50

May 2, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Ammar Campa-Najjar for U.S. House in his rematch against five-term incumbent Rep. Duncan Hunter in California’s 50th Congressional District

Democracy for America was a staunch supporter of Campa-Najjar in 2018, backing him in his primary, celebrating his primary victory, and continuing to support him through the remainder of his competitive campaign.

This is DFA’s second…

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DFA endorses Marie Newman’s IL-3 primary after DCCC policy props up Lipinski

April 26, 2019

Today, in response to reporting documenting the impact the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) anti-primary blacklist policy have had on her campaign, Democracy for America decided to formally endorse Marie Newman’s campaign for the U.S. House in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District and join with a number of other grassroots progressive groups in fundraising for her primary challenge of corporate Democrat Rep. Dan…

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Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg top DFA’s April 2019 Presidential Pulse Poll, show shifting 2020 race

April 23, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) released the results of its second Presidential Pulse Poll of the 2020 election cycle that shows a contest that has shifted over the course of the first quarter of 2019.

The grassroots poll shows Bernie Sanders holding on and strengthening the lead he had in DFA’s December 2018 Presidential Pulse Poll, but shows Elizabeth Warren coming in second, newcomer Pete Buttigieg taking third, followed by Joe…

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DFA: “This isn’t the release of a redacted Muller report, this is a coverup”

April 18, 2019

Following Attorney General Barr's press conference and the impending release of the redacted Mueller Report, Democracy for America Chair Charles Chamberlain released the following statement:

“This isn’t the release of a redacted Muller report, this is a coverup.

“Attorney General Barr is not protecting the American people or the constitution with this release or his absurd press conference prior to the release of the report. He’s…

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DFA backs Tiffany Cabán for Queens District Attorney

April 11, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Tiffany Cabán in the race for District Attorney in Queens, NY.

A career public defender and Queens native, Cabán has been an outspoken champion for the decriminalization of poverty, ending mass incarceration, combating racist law enforcement, and helping restore communities.

Cabán is the first endorsement DFA has made in a 2019 race for District Attorney.

Over the…

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DFA endorses Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, Tlaib for reelection ahead of House anti-hate vote

March 7, 2019

As the U.S. House is set to vote on a congressional anti-hate resolution originally proposed to admonish Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN-5), Democracy for America (DFA) announced that it is endorsing Omar and her strongest supporters in Congress -- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Ayanna Pressley (MA-7), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) -- for reelection in 2020.

These are DFA's very first 2020 election cycle endorsements. The endorsements were made in…

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