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VICTORY: DFA revels in Ortiz Jones’ victory in run-off in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District

May 22, 2018

Gina Ortiz Jones just won the Democratic primary runoff in Texas' 23rd Congressional District.

Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Ortiz Jones' campaign for congress in January.

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…
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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Abrams victory in GA Gubernatorial primary!

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…

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Democracy for America endorses candidates for Lt. Governor in Wisconsin, Hawaii, Rhode Island

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…

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DFA backs Liz Watson for U.S. House in Indiana’s 9th Congressional District

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…

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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Paulette Jordan’s history-making win in Idaho Gubernatorial primary

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.

Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Jordan’s campaign for Governor in March.

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…

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May 15 Primaries: DFA closely watching ID Gubernatorial, PA U.S.House & State Legislative races

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
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DFA, PCCC back Balter (NY-24), Campa-Najjar (CA-50) to flip two key swing districts

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…

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DFA: “Blood is on Trump’s hands” following Iran Deal withdrawal, “underscores stakes of [2018]...”

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:

"Donald…

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During May 8 primaries, DFA closely following 10 state-level candidates in IN, NC, OH

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…
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DFA backs Cynthia Nixon for Governor of New York

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…

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DFA endorses Rashida Tlaib for U.S. House in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District

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…

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DFA calls on Hoyer to step down from House leadership following secret recordings

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…

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Democracy for America endorses Abdul El-Sayed for Governor of Michigan

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…

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DFA on SYRIA STRIKES: “While Trump likes to play authoritarian, it’s Congress” who decides on war

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…

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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…

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