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…Read More…
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,…Read More…
December 1, 2017
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…Read More…
November 16, 2017
Earlier today, broadcaster and model Leann Tweeden documented in an extended write-up on KABC’s website that U.S. Senator Al Franken had “kissed and groped me without my consent.”
Democracy for America, led by the four women on its directing team, issued the following statement in response to these sexual assault allegations against Sen. Franken:
"We believe Leann Tweeden and thank her for having the courage to share her story. We are…Read More…
November 10, 2017
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated a series of big wins in mayoral and city council races from Charlotte, NC to Manchester, NH that occurred this week and will continue building progressive power across the country.
Earlier this year, DFA committed to investing half a million dollars in an effort to identify, recruit, train, staff, and elect a new generation of city officials -- mayors, city council leaders, school board…Read More…
November 7, 2017
Tonight, DFA-endorsed candidate Manka Dhingra claimed a huge victory in a Washington state special election that has helped flip control of the State Senate and control of all three branches of state government to Democrats.
Democracy for America members invested big in Manka’s race running an $150,000 independent expenditure (IE) effort to support her campaign, featuring a multi-pass canvass program, online ads, direct mail, paid phone…Read More…
November 7, 2017
Tonight, DFA-endorsed candidate Justin Fairfax won his race for Lieutenant Governor in Virginia -- and, as of 9:54 pm ET, 14 of DFA’s 16 endorsed candidates for VA State House have also won.
Statement from Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director of Democracy for America, on Justin Fairfax’s victory and the rapidly growing number of victories in Virginia’s House of Delegates:
“Justin Fairfax’s historic win tonight is not only a huge…Read More…
DFA announces end of “direct aid” for Northam in VA gubernatorial race after anti-immigrant comments
November 2, 2017
This afternoon, following comments backtracking from support for immigrant families, Democracy for America announced that it was no longer doing "any work to directly aid" Democrat Ralph Northam's Virginia campaign for Governor.
DFA never endorsed Northam in the Gubernatorial race, but, as a part of the coordinated campaign, is spearheading a grassroots calling program to mobilize Virginia voters up and down the ballot. In October,…Read More…
November 2, 2017
Today, Trump’s Republican Party is finally releasing the details of the Trump Billionaire Tax Cut and it’s as bone-crushingly bad for working families and good for the richest of the rich as expected.
Here’s a reaction to and a pledge to fight back against Trump’s Billionaire Tax Cut from Democracy for America (DFA) Chair Jim Dean:
"Much like the fight against his multiple attempts to strip millions of their healthcare earlier this…Read More…
October 25, 2017
Just under two weeks before election day, Democracy for America (DFA) released a new set of ads, featuring Supernatural star Misha Collins and other Washington State voters, encouraging Eastside voters to cast their ballots for for Democrat Manka Dhingra in a critical 2017 special election (LD-45) that could determine control of the Washington State Senate.
See the 30-second version of the ad, “What can I do?”:
DFA is also…Read More…
October 15, 2017
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of State Senator Kevin de León immediately after he declared his candidacy for U.S. Senate in California. De León, the current President pro tempore of the California State Senate, will face four-term Senator Dianne Feinstein in the June primary.
This is DFA’s first endorsement of a 2018 U.S. Senate primary challenger.
Earlier this year, DFA has endorsed incumbent Senators…Read More…
October 10, 2017
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) launched the first phase of an $150,000 independent expenditure campaign to get-out-the-vote for Democrat Manka Dhingra in a critical 2017 special election (LD-45) that could determine control of the Washington State Senate.
The comprehensive IE campaign will feature a multi-pass canvas program, direct mail, phone calls, text messages, and paid media targeting registered voters in Washington’s 45th…Read More…
September 28, 2017
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Derrick Crowe in his race for the U.S. Congress in Texas’ 21st congressional district.
Democracy for America has 79,226 members in Texas and more than one million members nationwide.
Chair Jim Dean on DFA’s decision to back Derrick Crowe for Congress:
“Derrick Crowe’s campaign for Congress shows that standing up for American values like liberty and justice for all leads…Read More…
September 28, 2017
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced that it had re-upped its support for civil rights attorney James Thompson in his race for Congress in Kansas’ 4th Congressional District.
This is DFA’s second time supporting Thompson for this congressional seat. The group proudly supported him during his exceedingly strong performance in the April 2017 special election in Kansas’ 4th Congressional District.
DFA has 12,755 members in…Read More…
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…Read More…