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DFA Hosts Campaign Training Academy with U.S. Rep. James Clyburn and State Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC -- Building on the momentum of the 2006 electoral victories, Democracy for America will launch its national 2007 campaign training schedule in Columbia, South Carolina with U.S. Representative James Clyburn and State House Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter on Saturday, March 17-18, 2007 at University of South Carolina Law School Law Center Building, 701 Main Street from 9-6pm. The 2008 Presidential Race has begun. Thousands of Democracy for America (DFA) grassroots activists from over 850 local groups across the country have registered for campaign training in their cities because they are taking an active role in this race as well as the state and municipal elections in 2007. The DFA Training Academy features experienced campaign professionals and covers practical strategies and tactics in areas such as communications, fundraising, voter targeting, online organizing, and building a sustainable grassroots movement. The program is designed to be practical and immediately useful in community organizing activities. These skills are essential for activists who will volunteer with presidential primary campaigns or run for elected office. Currently, DFA has trained over 10,000 activists across America leading to over 500 electoral victories at all levels of national, state and local government. Rep. Clyburn will address community activists Saturday morning from 9:10-9:20.State Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter will be speaking on Sunday during lunch.Our DFA Training Academy graduates are using their power to turn these victories into a lasting movement, said Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean. Venue Info: Grassroots Campaign Training Academy Date: March 17-18 (Saturday & Sunday) Time: 9:00am-6:00pm both days Location: Univ. of South Carolina Law School Law Center Building Address: 701 Main St. in Columbia, South Carolina 29208 For more training locations, visit: http://www.democracyforamerica.com/training Democracy for America, which was founded by Howard Dean in 2004, is a political action committee dedicated to building a grassroots network of socially progressive and fiscally responsible activists running for all levels of office from the school board to the Presidency. DFA is empowering everyday Americans to reform their political system.
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DFA Hosts Training Academy with Governor Tom Vilsack and U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA -- Building on the momentum of the 2006 electoral victories, Democracy for America will launch its national 2007 campaign training schedule in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with Governor Tom Vilsack, newly elected U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack, state Reps. Art Staed, Elisha Gayman and Senator Rob Hogg on Saturday, March 24-25, 2007 at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Boulevard Southwest. The 2008 Presidential Race has begun. Thousands of Democracy for America (DFA) grassroots activists from over 850 local groups across the country have registered for campaign training in their cities because they are taking an active role in this race as well as the state and municipal elections in 2007. The DFA Training Academy features experienced campaign professionals and covers practical strategies and tactics in areas such as communications, fundraising, voter targeting, online organizing, and building a sustainable grassroots movement. The program is designed to be practical and immediately useful in community organizing activities. These skills are essential for activists who will volunteer with presidential primary campaigns or run for elected office. Currently, DFA has trained over 10,000 activists across America leading to over 500 electoral victories at all levels of national, state and local government. Representative Loebsack will speak with community activists on Saturday during lunch at 12:30 and Governor Vilsack is scheduled to appear on the same day at 7pm. In addition, state Reps. Art Staed, Elesha Gayman and Senator Rob Hogg will appear on a panel on Sunday during lunch. Our DFA Training Academy graduates are using their power to turn these victories into a lasting movement, said Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean. Venue Info: Grassroots Campaign Training Academy Date: March 24-25 (Saturday & Sunday) Time: 9:00am-6:00pm both days Location: Iowa Hall, Kirkwood Community College Address: 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 For more training locations, visit: http://www.democracyforamerica.com/training Democracy for America, which was founded by Howard Dean in 2004, is a political action committee dedicated to building a grassroots network of socially progressive and fiscally responsible activists running for all levels of office from the school board to the Presidency. DFA is empowering everyday Americans to reform their political system.
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Democracy for America Screens Documentary by American Soldiers in Iraq and Launches Congressional Appeal to End the US Occupation of Iraq

BURLINGTON, VT During the week of February 18-24, Democracy for America (DFA) local grassroots chapters across the country will host hundreds of screenings of the provocative and hard-hitting documentary The War Tapes and then call on Congress to stop the Presidents plan to escalate the occupation of Iraq. Straight from the front lines in Iraq, The War Tapes is the first war movie filmed by soldiers themselves. The War Tapes is the complete story of three very different soldiers. It focuses not just on the war, but life back home and the difficult ways family and relationships change. The film is powerful and moving conveying both the passion and mindset of American soldiers and the incredible human and community cost of war. American voters around the country are standing up to voice opposition to President Bushs escalation of the occupation of Iraq, said Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean. The War Tapes makes clear why our message is end the occupation and bring our brave men and women home. For more information on DFA event screenings across America: www.dfalink.com/wartapes Democracy for America, which was founded by Howard Dean in 2004, is a political action committee dedicated to building a grassroots network of socially progressive and fiscally responsible activists running for all levels of office - from the school board to the presidency. DFA is empowering everyday Americans to reform their political system. # # #
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