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Democracy for America Endorses Deborah Langhoff and Angelique LaCour for Louisiana State House

On behalf of over 600,000 grassroots members, Democracy for America (DFA) has endorsed Deborah Langhoff and Angelique LaCour for Louisiana State House. DFA endorses Deborah Langhoff and Angelique LaCour with great pride and enthusiasm because they share our belief in people-powered politics. They're committed to creating a government that works for you and delivers the services Louisiana residents need. Together they will fight for fairness, governmental accountability and the common good while moving Louisiana forward, said DFA chair Jim Dean. Deborah Langhoff lost her house, her business, and her community to flooding when the levees broke. But she didn't despair; Deborah attended the DFA Training Academy in Baton Rouge this past June, and now she's running for state office to rebuild a New Orleans that is safer and smarter than the city that was destroyed by flooding and neglect. She says it best: "Civic activism drives our recovery from the Katrina Disaster." Angelique LaCour is running a true grassroots campaign, getting her friends and family involved, reaching out to her community, and working to support sustainable economic development and ethics reform in state government. A resident of Covington, Hurricane Katrina flooded her business which was still located in New Orleans, but that didn't slow her down. Now, she's determined to win a Democratic seat in St. Tammany Parish a Republican stronghold. Founded by Governor Howard Dean in 2004, DFA is a political action committee dedicated to supporting candidates at all levels of governmentfrom the school board to the presidency. DFA is empowering everyday Americans to reform their political system. Find out more at www.democracyforamerica.com ###
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Democracy for America Delivers 7,742 Health Care Horror Stories to Congress

Democracy for America (DFA) is conducting the Health Care for America campaign in partnership with filmmaker Michael Moore. Thousands of DFA members are delivering 7,742 health care horror stories to their Members of Congress in 319 districts across America on Wednesday, August 29, 2007. This is more than three quarters of the U. S. House of Representatives. This health care horror story delivery is a culmination of health care forums held by DFA members in their local communities across the country. Last week, members called their Governors asking them to stand against President Bushs attempt to make cuts to the State Childrens Health Program. DFA activists placed over 2,700 calls. 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 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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