May 22, 2018
Gina Ortiz Jones just won the Democratic primary runoff in Texas' 23rd Congressional District.
DFA's Jim Dean on Gina Ortiz Jones's victory in the Democratic runoff in Texas' 23rd Congressional District:
"As an Air Force veteran, a member of the LGBTQ community, and a first-generation American, Gina Ortiz Jones will not only blaze a new trail as the…Read More…
May 22, 2018
Stacey Abrams just won Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial primary -- and one important step closer to becoming the country's first African-American woman to lead a state as governor
A proud early backer, Democracy for America (DFA) encouraged its members to pledge their support for Abrams ahead of a potential run in May 2017 and formally endorsed her on the day she entered the race for governor weeks later.
DFA's Jim Dean on Stacey…Read More…
May 18, 2018
National progressive group backs Barnes (WI), Green (HI), Regunberg (RI) in critical state contests
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of three candidates running for Lieutenant Governor in states across the country -- Mandela Barnes in Wisconsin, Josh Green in Hawaii, and Aaron Regunberg in Rhode Island.
Democracy for America is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 1 million members across…Read More…
May 17, 2018
Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Liz Watson in her effort to defeat fringe right Republican Trey Hollingsworth and become Indiana’s 9th Congressional District’s next member of Congress.
DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots progressive organization’s decision to strongly back Liz Watson in her general election fight:
“Democracy for America could not be more thrilled to endorsed Liz Watson for Congress because she’s building a…Read More…
May 16, 2018
Paulette Jordan just won the Democratic gubernatorial primary in Idaho -- and is on her way to becoming as the first Native American in U.S. History to lead a state as governor.
DFA’s Jim Dean on Paulette Jordan’s victory in Idaho’s gubernatorial primary:
"When insiders tried to shut down Paulette Jordan’s campaign down before it even began, she ignored the…Read More…
May 15, 2018
While Democrats have a number of exciting races across the country tonight, Democracy for America (DFA) will be paying particularly close attention to the Democratic primaries for Governor of Idaho and numerous races for U.S. House and the State Legislature across Pennsylvania.
DFA-endorsed statewide, federal, and state-legislative candidates running in today’s primary elections include:
- Paulette Jordan (ID - Governor)
- Greg Edwards…
May 11, 2018
Today, the Democracy for America (DFA) and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) proudly endorsed bold progressive congressional candidates Dana Balter (NY-24) and Ammar Campa-Najjar (CA-50). Both candidates would flip red districts blue with their victories in November, and could possibly be the swing district to take back the House for Democrats.
Statement from DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots group endorsement of…Read More…
May 8, 2018
Momentarily, Donald Trump is going to isolate the United States diplomatically by announcing his decision to withdraw the country from the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA).
Democracy for America (DFA) has been a strong, grassroots supporter of President Obama's diplomatic breakthrough with Iran since it was first made in 2015.
Here's a statement from DFA Chair Jim Dean on Trump's disastrous withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal:
May 8, 2018
As primary election results begin filtering in tonight, Democracy for America (DFA) will be closely monitoring the success of it’s 10 endorsed state-level candidates in Indiana, North Carolina, and Ohio.
DFA state and municipal-level endorsed candidates running in today’s primary elections include:
- Anna Murray (IN Senate - District 46)
- Sherry Shipley (IN Senate - District 22)
- Amie Neiling (IN House - District 32)
- Natasha Marcus…
May 2, 2018
Democracy for America (DFA) today announced that it would be endorsing progressive activist and actor Cynthia Nixon in her race to become the next Governor of New York.
DFA Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on the grassroots progressive group’s decision to endorse Cynthia Nixon in New York’s race for Governor:
"Democracy for America is thrilled to announce our endorsement of Cynthia Nixon, the real progressive in the race for…Read More…
May 1, 2018
Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Rashida Tlaib in her race to become the next member of Congress from the Democratic stronghold of Michigan’s 13th congressional district.
DFA Chair Jim Dean on the decision to back Rashida Tlaib’s race for Congress in Michigan’s 13th congressional district:
“Rashida Tlaib is a courageous progressive leader and unrelenting champion for Detroit’s working families that our country needs in…Read More…
April 26, 2018
This morning, THE INTERCEPT released audio of Rep. Steny Hoyer, the second-ranking Democrat in the House leadership, actively trying to push a progressive candidate out of Colorado’s 6th congressional district primary.
DFA's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain responds to this explosive tape by calling for Steny Hoyer's resignation or removal from House Democratic leadership:
"The secret recordings of Steny Hoyer trying to push a…Read More…
April 26, 2018
Democracy for America (DFA) today announced its support for Dr. Abdul El-Sayed in Michigan’s hotly contested race for Governor.
DFA has 68,405 members in the state of Michigan and more than one million members nationwide.
DFA Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on the grassroots progressive group’s decision to back Dr. Abdul El-Sayed in Michigan’s Democratic Gubernatorial primary:
“Democracy for America members could not be more…Read More…
April 13, 2018
In response to Donald Trump’s announcement this evening of military strikes against Syrian military targets, Democracy for America’s Executive Director Charles Chamberlain released the following statement:
"Once again, Donald Trump and the war hawks running his administration are making America less safe by throwing us into the civil war in Syria without any sort Congressional approval.
"While Donald Trump certainly likes to play the…Read More…
DFA says Paul Ryan’s reelection retreat shows Dems the inclusive populist path to “lasting majority”
April 11, 2018
Reports broke this morning saying that House Speaker Paul Ryan has decided not to run for reelection.
Democracy for America has been a strong supporter of Ryan’s Democratic opponent, Randy Bryce since June 2017.
Here’s a statement from DFA Chair Jim Dean on Paul Ryan’s retreat from a reelection fight and what lesson Democrats need to learn from it:
“Paul Ryan’s decision to pull the ripcord on his reelection is a direct response to…Read More…