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For Immediate Release: September 27th, 2012 Contact: Linsey Pecikonis (202) 746-8426 [email protected] 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 for our seniors, for womens rights and homeowners,said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA.Teds unafraid to fight uphill battles and engages in the toughest of disputes hes a true voice for the people. Just look at his record hes a great member of Congress. Economic recovery? He has a plan. Underwater mortgages? Hes fought for mortgage reform. He even refuses to support a bill or any legislation that would privatize social security or Medicare. Congressman Deutch introduced the OCCUPIED amendment in the House, which would overturn theCitizens Uniteddecision. The Congressman also co-sponsored the bill to protect womens access to reproductive health services (H.R. 2543) and cosponsored H.R.3346 which extended unemployment insurance to those in need and helped Americans through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. "I am thrilled to have the support of Democracy for America, an organization whose members understand that corporate control of our elections threatens the integrity of our democracy,"said Congressman Ted Deutch."At a time when special interests stand in the way of achieving progress on so many issues, Democracy for America's work electing leaders committed to putting the priorities of the American people first is invaluable." ### ABOUT DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA Democracy for Americais the people-powered Democratic Political Action Committee. With over one million members nationwide,DFAis a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the bottom-up.
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