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Democracy for America Statement on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

BURLINGTON, VT Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America, on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resignation: The resignation of Alberto Gonzales is just the first step to restoring integrity to the Justice Department. The next step is removing the person most responsible for the mess in Washington George W. Bush. During the past 5 months, Democracy for America members: Signed over 100,000 petitions calling for Gonzales to go Ran three hard hitting media generating ads Ran newspaper ads in five major media markets Contacted Members of Congress by phone, through email and in-person calling for the unseating of Gonzales Democracy for America, which was founded by Governor Howard Dean in 2004, is a political action committee dedicated to campaign training, grassroots activism and supporting progressive candidates with a backbone at all levels of governmentfrom the School Board to the Presidency. DFA is empowering everyday Americans to reform their political system. ###
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Democracy for America Responds to Rep. Jay Inslee's Impeachment Resolution Against Alberto Gonzales

BURLINGTON, VT Yesterday, Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) introduced a resolution calling on the Judiciary Committee to consider impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America (DFA), issued the following statementin response to the introduction of this impeachment resolution: "One thing is clear. Alberto Gonzales is no longer fit to serve as the Attorney General of the United States. If President Bush won't fire him, then Congress must exercise its constitutional authority and impeach the Attorney General. Democracy for America supports today's resolution calling for the Judiciary Committee to investigate impeachment of the Attorney General. Only after Gonzales is gone can integrity be restored to the Justice Department." Democracy for America has been conducting a nationwide Impeach Gonzales campaign for the past 4 months. Our local groups delivered a petition signed by over 80,000 concerned Democracy for America members to the office of Rep. John Conyers, chair of the House Judiciary Committee and several other pertinent committee members earlier this summer. This petition was a culmination of our Impeach Gonzales campaign including a two minute video Impeach Gonzales II: The Crimes and a series of prominent ads which ran in The Hill, the New York Observer, Detroit Metro Times and the Los Angeles Daily News. Both the film and the ads can be viewed online at www.impeachgonzales.org. ###
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Democracy for America Hosts Health Care Forum in Chicago Today

CHICAGO, IL Last month Democracy for America (DFA) launched the Health Care for America campaign in partnership with filmmaker Michael Moore. Now, DFA is kicking off their national Health Care Forums on Wednesday, August 1 at 8pm at the UNITE HERE! Union Hall in Chicago. The panel discussion will be led by Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America. Guests include DFA-List Alderman Joe Moore, Claudia Fagan of Physicians for National Health Care Plan, and John Bouman from the Sargent Shriver Center on Poverty Law. Participants will be invited to share their health care horror stories, hear policy solutions, learn ways to get active in their communities, and sign up to bring their stories to Senators Richard Durbin and Barack Obama. Plus, Michael Moore's SiCKO! Health Care cards will be distributed. Who: Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America, DFA-List Alderman Joe Moore,Claudia Fagan of Physicians for National Health Care Plan, and John Bouman from the Sargent Shriver Center on Poverty Law. What:National Health Care Forum When: Wednesday, August 1st at 8pm Where: UNITE HERE! Union Hall,333 S. Ashland (1/2 block south of Jackson) inChicago, IL 60607 Democracy for America, which was founded by Governor Howard Dean in 2004, is a political action committee dedicated to campaign training, grassroots activism and supporting progressive candidates with a backbone at all levels of governmentfrom the School Board to the Presidency. DFA is empowering everyday Americans to reform their political system. ###
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Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean to Speak at DemocracyFest this Weekend with Senator John Edwards and Governor Howard Dean in New Hampshire

Bedford, NH This weekend Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America, will speak at the 4th Annual DemocracyFest at the Wayfarer Inn in Bedford, New Hampshire. DemocracyFest seeks to engage residents from across the country under the theme of Potluck Politics: The Art of Participatory Democracy. Hundreds of ordinary citizens will explore opportunities to gain political influence while networking with others looking to take responsibility and claim ownership of their government during the entire weekend of June 9-10th. New Hampshire was selected as the host with regard to the states prominence in the Democratic presidential primary. Presidential Candidate Senator John Edwards and Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean are also scheduled to speak. In addition, Democracy for America will offer a special campaign training on Saturday. Who: Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America What: DemocracyFest educates progressive activists on taking more ownership over our government and making electoral gains on local, state and national levels. When: Saturday, June 9 at 10:15am & Sunday, June 10 at 10:15am Where: The Wayfarer Inn 121 South River Road Bedford, New Hampshire 03110 603-622-3766 To find more information, visit www.democracyfest.net or contact Sheri Divers at 802-651-3200, ext. 148 or [email protected] Democracy for America, which was founded by Governor Howard Dean in 2004, is a political action committee dedicated to campaign training, grassroots activism and supporting progressive candidates with a backbone at all levels of governmentfrom the school board to the Presidency. DFA is empowering everyday Americans to reform their political system.
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New Video & Ad Campaign Launched as Nationwide Movement to Impeach Alberto Gonzales Grows

Los Angeles, CA A nationwide campaign calling for Attorney General Alberto Gonzaless impeachment launched last week escalates Wednesday, May 30th with Robert Greenwalds new two minute video Impeach Gonzales II: The Crimes and a series of prominent ads in The Hill and New York Observer. Both the film, created by Robert Greenwalds Brave New Films and the ads by Democracy for America, can be viewed online at www.impeachgonzales.org. The new video and ads which will run later this week in the Detroit Metro Times and Los Angeles Daily News, come at time when the movement against Gonzales is building - both from the grassroots and former supporters like League of United Latin American Citizens and La Raza. Over 200,000 people viewed Impeach Gonzales I: The Lies and almost 60,000 people have signed the petition at www.impeachgonzales.org calling for the House Judiciary Committee to begin the Impeachment process. This nationwide movement to Impeach Gonzales continues to grow as Democratic and Republican leaders and citizens call for the Attorney Generals removal and prepare for No Confidence Votes. Evidence against Gonzales has increased in the aftermath of Monica Goodlings testimony before the House Judiciary Committee last week. Americans around the country are standing up to voice opposition to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and his politicization of the Department of Justice, said Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean. Our message is clear: Impeach Gonzales. President Bush will not fire the Attorney General, but the American people can call for his Impeachment, said Filmmaker Robert Greenwald who directed the Impeach Gonzalez video. The video shows Gonzales has no respect for the truth, for the rules of Congress and for the people of this country. How can he lead our U.S. Justice Department? The petition will be sent to all members of the House Judiciary committee, who can begin the impeachment process as outlined in Article II of the U.S. Constitution. This massive impeachment call comes at a time when leaders in both houses are calling for a No Confidence Vote against the Attorney General. Founded by Governor Howard Dean in 2004, Democracy for America (www.democracyforamerica.com) is a political action committee dedicated to campaign training, grassroots activism and supporting progressive candidates at all levels of government - from the School Board to the Presidency. Robert Greenwalds Brave New Films (www.bravenewfilms.org) uses film and viral video to create social change.
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