Press Releases

DFA resolute in fight to protect Obamcare, pass “Medicare for All” after Graham-Cassidy failure

September 26, 2017

Earlier today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate did not have enough votes to pass the Graham-Cassidy healthcare legislation, effectively ending Republicans most recent attempt to dismantle Obamacare.

Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain responded to Senate Republicans' decision to give up on passing Trumpcare 3.0 saying:

"While Democracy for America members celebrate Senate…

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Democracy for America backs Veronica Escobar in U.S. House race in TX-16

September 21, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Veronica Escobar in her race for U.S, Congress in Texas 16th congressional district.

Democracy for America has 79,226 members in Texas and more than one million members nationwide.

Chair Jim Dean on DFA’s endorsement of Veronica Escobar for Congress:

“As a former County Commissioner and El Paso County Judge, Veronica Escobar understands the dangers El Paso’s border…

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Democracy for America endorses Joe Neguse for Congress in Colorado 2nd

September 21, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Joe Neguse in his race for U.S. Congress in Colorado’s 2nd congressional districts.

Democracy for America has more than 61,550 members in Colorado and more than one million members nationwide.

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the organization’s endorsement of Joe Neguse for Congress:

“The Colorado’s second congressional district is a critical power base for progressives in the Mile…

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Democracy for America celebrates Vi Lyles outright victory in Charlotte mayoral primary

September 14, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated the stunning upset victory endorsed candidate Vi Lyles achieved  in Charlotte's Democratic mayoral primary.  

In the multi-candidate primary matchup, Lyles beat the incumbent mayor by 10 points and  earned over 46% of the primary vote, allowing her to claim the Democratic nomination outright and proceed directly to the Fall general mayoral election against Republican Kenny Smith.  If…

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DFA on growing momentum behind Sanders’ “Medicare for All” bill

September 12, 2017

Over the last 24 hours, multiple members of the U.S. Senate have announced their decision to support Senator Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" bill which is set to be unveiled tomorrow (Wednesday).

Democracy for America is a strong supporter of Senator Sanders' bill and will be working with our members across the country to build on the rapidly growing support for Medicare for All.

Quick comment from DFA Executive Director Charles…

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Democracy for America endorses Cary Moon for Seattle Mayor

September 7, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Cary Moon in the hotly contested race for Mayor of Seattle, WA.

DFA’s support for Moon is part of a 2017-18 organizational initiative to invest $500,000 in municipal races across the country that the Associated Press recently described as an attempt “turn the Trump resistance movement into tangible victories.”

In the past, DFA has helped elect progressive leaders to…

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DFA RESPONSE: With DACA recision, Trump “is governing like a white supremacist”

September 5, 2017

Donald Trump's administration just launched its plans to rescind Deferred Action for Child Arrival (DACA) protections for over 800,000 hardworking young people who came to the United States as children.

Here's Democracy for America's response to Trump's disgusting decision to repeal DACA:

"Donald Trump may think he can hide behind legalistic moralizing and briefly kicking the fate of DACA to Congress, but he can't conceal his pursuit…

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DFA on “cowardly bigot” Trump’s failure to call out white supremacist terrorism in Charlottesville

August 12, 2017

Following Donald Trump's absurdly disturbing press conference glossing over the white supremacist terrorist attack during today's racist rallies in Charlottesville, VA, Democracy for America released the following statement.

"We don't need to 'study' the storm of bigotry and hate that Donald Trump helped unleashed in this country and, today, killed a peaceful protestor in the streets of Charlottesville.  

"It should be shocking that…

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DFA & Leading Progressive Groups: Democratic Party must stand up, proudly support abortion rights

August 2, 2017

Leading progressive groups, led by Democracy for America (DFA) and NARAL Pro-Choice America, today released a Statement of Principles when it comes to the Democratic Party and abortion.

Joining DFA and NARAL on the Statement of Principles are MoveOn Political Action, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, EMILY’s List, Working Families Party, Ultraviolet, Daily Kos, Demos, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Indivisible Project, American…

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DFA says DCCC’s “profoundly disturbing” comments against abortion rights will hurt Democrats

August 1, 2017

Yesterday, in an interview with THE HILLDCCC Chair Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) said that House Democrats would not withhold funds from candidates who oppose abortion rights.

Democracy for America has long held that abortion rights are a core component of any populist progressive political agenda and a requirement in any comprehensive fight against economic and racial inequity.

Today, DFA's Executive Director, Charles Chamberlain,…

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Following stunning healthcare vote, DFA backs Sen. Mazie Hirono for reelection in Hawaii

July 28, 2017

The day after her heartfelt speech helped derail the seven-year campaign by Senate Republicans to repeal Obamacare, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Senator Mazie Hirono in her bid to continue representing Hawaii in the U.S. Senate.

DFA has 8,197 members in Hawaii and more than one million members nationwide.  

DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots progressive organization’s decision to support Sen. Hirono’s reelection effort:

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DFA endorses Rep. Pramila Jayapal for reelection

July 25, 2017

Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Rep. Pramila Jayapal in her reelection bid in Washington’s 7th congressional district.  

DFA has 74,922 members in the state of Washington and more than one million members nationwide.  

During her 2016 race, DFA began supporting Jayapal in the primary and raised and contributed more than $66,747 to her election.  The average contribution from DFA members was $6.09. 

Jayapal is just the…

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DFA urges Senate Democrats to vote NO on Christopher Wray FBI confirmation

July 21, 2017

After yesterday’s disappointingly unanimous vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democracy for America is urging all Senate Democrats to vote NO on Christopher Wray’s final confirmation for FBI Director.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair, Jim Dean, against Wray’s confirmation:

“Democrats can’t claim to be the party of the resistance movement if our own U.S. Senators simply go along and nod through Donald Trump’s hand-picked…

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DFA: “Tonight, Trumpcare hit a brick wall of people-power” after losing two more GOP Senate votes

July 17, 2017

A statement from Democracy for America regarding tonight's news that Senate Republicans' most recent iteration of Trumpcare has now lost more than twice the number of Republican votes needed to pass.

“Tonight, Trumpcare hit a brick wall of people-power when it lost two more right-wing Senators for completely different reasons.  

“While Mitch McConnell will certainly try to reassemble the flaming wreckage that is Trumpcare’s hodge-podge…

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DFA backs Mary Matiella in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District

July 14, 2017

Chair Jim Dean says Matiella is “the progressive choice” in one of Democrats’ top 2018 targets

Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed former Assistant Secretary for the Army Mary Matiella in her campaign against Martha McSally in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District, one of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s top 2018 targets.

DFA has 37,728 members in Arizona and more than one million members nationwide.  In late…

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