Press Releases

Jim’s statement on President’s Job Speech

September 8, 2011

Burlington, VT Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America on President Obamas speech on September 8, 2011: This speech is an important first step in turning the conversation in Washington back to where it should have been for the last year to jobs. The American people need jobs not cuts and so far no matter how much Democrats have tried to work across the aisle, Republicans have showed that they will always put politics in front of… Read More…

Eric Cantor DKTD Ad Release

September 1, 2011

*********WATCH NEW CANTOR AD HERE: **************

Burlington, VT Democracy for America announced today that it is expanding it's "Don't Kill the Dream" television ad campaign against Republicans with a new buy in House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's district. Last week, DFA announced the ad would run nationally on the Sunday talk shows and in the districts of Reps. David Rivera and Allen West.

Republicans… Read More…

CDP Press release

August 31, 2011

DFA and CDP Will Organize Professional Training for Future Political Candidates, Campaign Volunteers, and Grassroots Activists

The California Democratic Party and Democracy for America, (DFA) the people powered PAC, are teaming up to host four Campaign Academies in California this fall.

"We're excited to partner with Democracy for America's training academy," said John Burton, Chairman of the California Democratic Party. "These… Read More…

Dont Kill the Dream Ad Release

August 24, 2011

*** Watch the Ad Here: ***

National Ad to Run During Sunday Shows; Local Ads Target Reps. Allen West & David Rivera

A new 60-second television ad released today by Democracy for America targets Republicans for killing the American Dream and failing to create jobs. The ad, Dont Kill the Dream, which will air both nationally and in targeted congressional districts, features Americans who want Republicans in… Read More…

Post Dem Win in WI Release

August 17, 2011

Democracy for America Wraps Up First Phase of Unprecedented Recall Campaign

Burlington, VT - Today with the clear victories of Jim Holperin and Robert Wirch, Republicans strike out in their efforts to recall Democrats who stood up for Wisconsinites against Scott Walkers extreme budget.

"Wisconsin voters got their say and the message is clear: Republicans went too far, and Democrats are working for us. This is not an end, it is just the… Read More…

Post WI election release from Jim

August 10, 2011

Madison, WI - In an email to Democracy for America members today, Jim Dean, Chair of DFA praises their hard work and encourages them to fight another day:

"DFA Member -

I'm not going to sugarcoat it -- we came up short in Wisconsin last night. We needed to win three seats to take back the State Senate and we got two.

This was always going to be a tough fight. These were Republican districts and these six Republican Senators were… Read More…

Republican ad for Alberta Darling

August 4, 2011

Democracy for America and Progressive Change Campaign Committee Release NEW Ad in Alberta Darlings District; MoveOn Joins in to Increase NEW Ad Buy totaling $265,000 ***************Watch the New Ad here:***************

Madison, WI Democracy for America and The Progressive Change Campaign Committee released a new ad in Alberta Darlings district today. The new ad is aimed at Sen. Alberta Darling (R, WI SD-8), whose… Read More…

Jim’s statement on Debt Ceiling

August 1, 2011

Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of DFA, on the current state of the debt ceiling negotiations:

"Since 2004, the members of Democracy for America have steadfastly worked to change our country for the better. DFA members do this work on their own time, for no money, and little recognition for the satisfaction of knowing that they are doing something to make our Democracy work.

Never have I admired their efforts more than today as America… Read More…

WI Darling Ad Release and Press Call

July 29, 2011

Democracy for America and Progressive Change Campaign Committee Release NEW Campaign Ad in Alberta Darlings District; Contact Hundreds of Thousands of Voters on the Phones and at Their Doors

***************Watch the New Ad here:*************** ***************Listen to the recording of live press call from July 29***************

Madison, WI Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee… Read More…

AH/Sanders Statement on Debt Ceiling

July 22, 2011

"Maybe you have to live on K Street for this deal to make sense to you because it doesn't make sense to the rest of us out here in America."

Statement from Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of Democracy for America, on the current state of the debt ceiling negotiations: "The idea of cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid at a time like this in our economy is simply heartless. This deal should be embarrassing for Washington… Read More…

New PCCC/DFA TV Ad: ” Luther Olsen vs. Poy Sippi Elementary School”

July 20, 2011

Watch the ad here: Today Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee released the new ad, "Luther Olsen vs. Poy Sippi Elementary School." The ad depicts Jay Jones and his family in front of Poy Sippi Elementary School which is being shut down due to budget cuts voted on by Luther Olsen. "Republicans have found a way to find multimillion dollar… Read More…

WI Press Call Release for Canvass Launch

July 11, 2011

After an Overwhelming Response from DFA Members in WI and Around the Country to Stand up Against the War on Working Families, DFA Launches Efforts on the Air, Over the Phones, and On the Ground

Listen to the recording of the live press call from Monday July 11 with Nick Passante and Jimmy Haggerty. (MP3) Madison, WI - When Democracy for America members in WI started protesting outside the State House to stop Gov. Scott Walkers war on… Read More…

Social Security Statement from Jim July 2011

July 7, 2011

"Social Security is hope for the average American working family and taking that hope away is unacceptable."

- Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America. Burlington, VT - Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America in response to reports that Social Security is on the bargaining table in the Debt Ceiling negotiations:

"The idea of cutting Social Security as part of these debt ceiling negotiations is simply ridiculous. At a… Read More…

Jim Dean Comments on the Presidents Speech in Afghanistan

June 22, 2011

Its our patriotic duty to say when enough is enough

Democracy For America Chair Jim Dean Comments on the Presidents Speech in Afghanistan

Jim Dean, Democracy for America Chair: Were glad to see that President Obama is responding to the majority of Americans who are calling to bring our troops home from Afghanistan. His plan to bring home 30,000 soldiers is certainly a step in the right direction. However, our troops and the American… Read More…

Charlie Bass Ad Release

June 4, 2011

NH woman says, "When Congressman Charlie Bass voted to end Medicare that was an attack on families just like mine." Watch the ad here: Starting today, Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee released a new ad in New Hampshire featuring Jane Brickett, from Lancaster, NH. In the ad, Jane states that she voted for Republican Charlie Bass five times, but she believes he… Read More…

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