Press Releases

DFA says Senate “train-wreck” proves Trump’s “bigotry-laced immigration policy is an epic failure”

February 15, 2018

Democracy for America’s response to this afternoon’s multi-vote failure to pass legislation protecting DREAMers from Trump-ordered deportation in the U.S. Senate:

“The one lesson from the today’s Senate train-wreck is that Donald Trump’s bigotry-laced immigration policy is an epic failure that does not and should not ever have the votes to become law. We continue to urge Democrats to stand strong in the fight for a clean DREAM Act, the…

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DFA backs four progressive women in primaries key to Democrats retaking U.S. House

January 25, 2018

National group says Porter (CA-45), Saad (MI-11), King (PA-16), Ortiz-Jones (TX-23) are “uniquely equipped to fire up the grassroots & replace Trump cheerleaders”

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Katie Porter (CA-45), Fayrouz Saad (MI-11), Jess King (PA-16), and Gina Ortiz Jones (TX-23) in four key Democratic primaries whose winners will be critical to Democrats’ chances of retaking the U.S. House in…

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DFA backs Marcus Ferrell for Arizona State House

January 23, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Marcus Ferrell in his competitive primary for Arizona Legislative District 24.

DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 38,965 members in Arizona and more than one million members nationwide. The grassroots progressive organization’s endorsement of Ferrell is a continuation of its commitment to delivering inclusive populist change to Arizona in 2018.  So…

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DFA says Dems #TrumpShutdown cave is “why we lost in 2016 & why a 2018 wave is far from guaranteed”

January 22, 2018

Democracy for America response to Senate Democrats' cave on the #TrumpShutdown:

“Today’s cave by most Senate Democrats was not only a stunning display of moral and political cowardice, it was a strategically incoherent move that demonstrates precisely why so many believe the Democratic Party doesn’t stand for anything.

“A promise from known liars Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, or Donald Trump isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on, yet…

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DFA says #TrumpShutdown is a “fitting end to Trump’s utterly incompetent 1st year”

January 19, 2018

Spurred on by an immigration crisis created by Donald Trump and tonight's failed Senate vote,  Republicans forced the shutdown of the U.S. government despite having unified control of the U.S. House, Senate, and the White House.

Statement about tonight’s launch of the #TrumpShutdown from Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain:

“It’s hard to imagine a more fitting end to Donald Trump’s utterly incompetent first…

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Democracy for America backs Jamie Long for Minnesota State House

January 17, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jamie Long in the competitive primary for Minnesota House District 61B.

DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 35,172 members in Minnesota and more than one million members nationwide. In recent years, DFA has been a strong supporter of numerous Minnesota progressives, including Rep. Keith Ellison’s 2017 race for DNC chair.

DFA’s Electoral Director…

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Democracy for America endorses Chuy Garcia in Illinois race for U.S. Congress

January 17, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in his race for U.S. Congress in Illinois’ 4th congressional district.

DFA was a proud supporter of Garcia in his race to become Chicago’s Mayor in 2015 and worked alongside him in support of Bernie Sanders’ campaign for President in 2016.  The member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC has 18,411 members in the City of Chicago (and more than one…

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DFA: “It’s beyond pathetic” that Dems “choked” in fight for DREAM act in must-pass budget bill

December 21, 2017

Democracy for America’s Charles Chamberlain on Congressional Democrats failure to deliver on their promise to pass protections for Dreamers before the end of 2017:

"It's beyond pathetic that, at the moment when they had maximum political leverage on must-pass year-end budget legislation, Democratic congressional leaders choked and refused to fight for a clean DREAM Act.

"Each day 122 Dreamers lose their protected immigration status and…

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DFA pledges to make #TrumpTaxScam “the epitaph carved into the headstones” of GOP’s majorities

December 20, 2017

Moments ago, after a second vote in the U.S. House, Republicans successfully jammed a major tax giveaway to millionaires, billionaires, and big business through both houses of Congress.

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean responded to the passage of the Trump Tax Scam legislation with the following statement:

"While it's true that they're giving millionaires, billionaires, and big business a Christmas gift as they ram the Trump Tax…

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DFA says FCC vote ending net neutrality “is a dark day for the country & the future of the internet”

December 14, 2017

Moments ago, the Federal Communications Commission voted in a 3-to-2 party-line ruling to end Internet net neutrality rules.  Democracy for America (DFA) has worked on the fight for net neutrality alongside its progressives allies for the better part of a decade.

Statement from DFA Communications Director Neil Sroka on today's repeal of net neutrality rules: 

"Today's FCC vote ending net neutrality is a dark day for the country and the…

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Doug Jones win in Alabama “exposed a gaping wound” in GOP, shows Dems “a path out of the darkness”

December 12, 2017

Tonight, Doug Jones won the special election for U.S. Senate in the deep-red state of Alabama. 

Democracy for America members backed Jones on September 29th and have been enthusiastic backers in the race.

Statement from Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director of Democracy for America, on Jones' big surprise victory:

“Doug Jones’ victory tonight in deep-red Alabama isn’t just a crushing blow to Donald Trump’s agenda of bigotry, hate,…

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Democracy for America backs four U.S. House challengers in critical California races

December 8, 2017

National group says victories of Caforio (CA-25), Oatman (CA-48), Jammal (CA-39), Levin (CA-49) are critical to confronting Trump’s “bigoted & oligarchic agenda”  

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Bryan Caforio (CA-25),  Laura Oatman (CA-48), Sam Jammal (CA-39), and Mike Levin (CA-49) in four U.S. House races in California that will be critical to helping Democrats win back the House of Representatives in…

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DFA responds to resignations of Sen. Al Franken, Rep. John Conyers

December 7, 2017

Today, Sen. Al Franken announced he would be resigning from the U.S. Senate in light of allegations of sexual misconduct.  On Tuesday, Rep. John Conyers announced his own resignation in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.  On Friday (12/1), Democracy for America called on both Franken and Conyers to resign.

Statement from Democracy for America, led by the four women on its directing team, responding to the resignation…

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DFA Celebrates Wendy Carrillo’s Victory in California’s 51st Assembly District Special Election

December 6, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated Wendy Carrillo huge victory Tuesday evening in her East L.A. special election runoff for California’s 51st Assembly seat.  This is DFA’s 49th election victory in 2017.  

The national progressive organization endorsed Carrillo back in June, since that time, has helped the campaign make over 20,000 calls with the DFA Dialer and assisted with on-the-ground staffing.

A community organizer,…

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DFA urges Rep. John Conyers and Sen. Al Franken to resign following sexual misconduct allegations

December 1, 2017

Today, in light of the growing allegations of sexual misconduct against Rep. John Conyers and Sen. Al Franken, Democracy for America is urging both men to resign from office.

Complete statement from Democracy for America, led by the four women on its directing team, calling on Conyers and Franken to resign and urging progressives to lead the charge for justice for survivors and accountability for all perpetrators:

"We believe the…

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