January 20, 2017
Democracy for America Endorses Senate Progressive Champions Baldwin, Brown, Sanders, and Warren
BURLINGTON, VT - Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who are each up for reelection in 2018. These are the progressive organization’s first endorsements of the 2018 election…Read More…
January 12, 2017
Here's a response from Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain to the Senate vote to repeal Obamacare:
"Early this morning, when most of the country was sleeping, in an epic display of unrepentant, political cowardice Senate Republicans took their first steps towards passing legislation that will strip tens of millions of their health insurance and ultimately lead to thousands, perhaps even tens of thousands, of…Read More…
January 6, 2017
This afternoon, Democracy for America (DFA), a national progressive organization with more than 36,000 members in the state of Virginia, endorsed Sheriff Ryant Washington in the Jan. 10th special election for VA State Senate District 22.
DFA’s endorsement is part of the group's on-going “Purple to Blue” Project, a national multi-year effort to win state House and Senate chambers across the country, with a focus on making “purple” state…Read More…
December 13, 2016
With 87% of DFA’s member vote, Ellison receives endorsement for Democratic National Committee Chair, the second in the grassroots progressive PAC’s history
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Congressman Keith Ellison in his race to lead the Democratic Party as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Ellison earned DFA’s endorsement after receiving 87.4% of the votes cast by DFA members nationwide over a three-day…Read More…
December 6, 2016
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- This morning, Democracy for America, announced its endorsement of the policy platform of the Movement for Black Lives, which was first released in August 2016.
Here’s a statement from Democracy for America’s executive director, Charles Chamberlain, on the importance of the Movement for Black Lives’ policy platform:
“Black lives matter, period.
“We believe that it’s not enough to just say Black lives matter, it’s…Read More…
November 18, 2016
This morning, news emerged that Donald Trump had selected Senator Jeff Sessions as his pick for Attorney General.
Here's a response from Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain to Trump's pick of Sessions for Attorney General:
"The handful of people who might be even less equipped than Jeff Sessions to dispense justice on behalf of the American people typically spend their weekends wearing pointy hats and burning…Read More…
November 17, 2016
Democracy for America’s Executive Director, Charles Chamberlain, responds to increasingly disturbing reports that congressional Democrats are “constructing an agenda to align with many proposals of President-elect Donald J. Trump":
"Since last week, Donald Trump has offered a top White House position to a white supremacist, mocked the tens of thousands of Americans exercising their first amendment rights in response to his campaign of…Read More…
November 11, 2016
Today, Democracy for America announced that its founder, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, will be ending his position as a Special Advisor to the grassroots progressive political action committee.
Gov. Howard Dean founded Democracy for America in 2004 and served as its Chair following his historic campaign for President. Dean turned the reigns of the organization to his brother, DFA's current Chair Jim Dean, when he became Chair of…Read More…
November 10, 2016
Tonight, Rep. Keith Ellison announced that he would make a Monday announcement regarding a run for Democratic National Committee Chair during a "DFA LIVE" conference call with Democracy for America members that also featured Congresswoman-elect Pramila Jayapal and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.
After DFA Executive Director Charles Chamberlain noted that there were no expectations that he'd make any announcements on this call,…
November 9, 2016
Tonight's presidential election results are a living nightmare for our country.
Here's DFA's response to the election of Donald Trump:
"After the most divisive presidential election in the nation's history, the divide in this country will be between those who attempt to accommodate Donald Trump's fringe-right, bigoted agenda and those who will fight him every step of the way.
"So, let's be absolutely clear: Democracy for America…Read More…
November 8, 2016
News just broke that Tammy Duckworth has won her race for Senate in IL.
Democracy for America (DFA) was one of the major backers of Duckworth's campaign. Here’s a statement from DFA’s Executive Director Charles Chamberlain about Duckworth's big win in IL:
“Tammy Duckworth’s big victory tonight not only adds the voice of another woman of color and veteran to the U.S. Senate, it brings another leader to Washington who knows the problems…Read More…
September 26, 2016
Here’s a quick reaction to tonight’s general election debate from Democracy for America’s Executive Director, Charles Chamberlain:
“Hillary Clinton not only won tonight’s debate, she slayed it. Two presidential candidates may have been on the stage, but only Hillary Clinton acted like a president.” -- Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America
Democracy for America is a member-driven, people-powered progressive…Read More…
September 21, 2016
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of eight Colorado state House and Senate candidates.
These Colorado endorsements are part of DFA’s “Purple to Blue” project, a national multi-year effort to flip Republican-held state level House and Senate chambers across the country and make them decisively Democratic, by unseating rightwing Republicans and replacing them with strong progressive…Read More…
September 20, 2016
Like millions of Americans, Democracy for America took to its outrage to Twitter this afternoon calling for greater press coverage, real justice, and concrete action in the wake of yesterday's killing of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, OK.
Crutcher is the 171st Black man to be killed by police in 2016, according to a Washington Post count.
We'll be following up with actions demanding justice for Crutcher's killer, but, in the mean…Read More…
September 13, 2016
The Associated Press just called Democracy for America-endorsed candidate Colin Van Ostern the winner of New Hampshire's Democratic gubernatorial primary.
Statement from DFA's Chair Jim Dean on Van Ostern's big primary victory tonight:
"Colin Van Ostern's tremendous victory tonight is a testament to the incredible grassroots campaign he built across Granite State, and shows that Granite State voters want a bold leader who'll focus on…Read More…