April 5, 2018
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced the first ten endorsements on a new criminal justice reform-focused slate of progressive candidates for sheriff, District Attorney, and judge in communities across the country.
The ten candidates DFA is endorsing today and adding to the slate are:
- Diana Becton for District Attorney (Contra Costa County, CA)
- Eric Higgins for Sheriff (Pulaski County, AR)
- Dean Johansson for District…
March 30, 2018
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement in Washington, DC’s races for City Council Chair and four City Council seats. DFA’s endorsed candidates are:
- Ed Lazere, Council Chair
- Jeremiah Lowery, At-Large City Council
- Elissa Silverman, At- Large City Council
- Brianne Nadeau, Ward 1 City Council
- Charles Allen, Ward 6 City Council
DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with just under 10,000…Read More…
March 23, 2018
Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Hawaii State Rep. Kaniela Ing in his race to become the next member of Congress from Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District.
Ing, a three-time elected member of the Hawaii State House, is DFA’s first Congressional endorsement in Hawaii in 2018. In July 2017, DFA endorsed Sen. Mazie Hirono for her 2018 re-election following a heartfelt speech she delivered on the Senate floor that helped derail…Read More…
March 15, 2018
Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed its support for Paulette Jordan in the race to become Idaho’s next Governor.
First elected in 2014, Jordan represented North Idaho in the Idaho State House. In addition to her work in Boise, Jordan serves as Chair of the Energy, Natural Resources, and Transportation Committee for the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators and is a member of the Idaho Advisory Committee to the…Read More…
March 13, 2018
Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Greg Edwards in his race to secure the Democratic nomination and election to the U.S. House in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional district.
Edwards is the second endorsement DFA has made in the Keystone State during the 2018 election cycle. In January, DFA endorsed Jess King in her race for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District.
DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots…Read More…
March 7, 2018
Last night, three of Democracy for America’s four endorsed U.S. House candidates in Texas -- Laura Moser (TX-7), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), & Gina Ortiz-Jones (TX-23) -- either won outright or advanced to a May run-off.
DFA also backed Joe Gonzales, who beat a Democratic incumbent to win Texas’ Bexar County District Attorney primary.
Statement from Chair Jim Dean on DFA’s big victories in Texas U.S. House races last night:
Mosers’ run-off-bound TX-7 finish shows DCCC must learn old “gutless, corporate playbook” is a loser
March 7, 2018
Results from Laura Moser’s race in Texas 7th Congressional District are in and have made it clear that, despite the DCCC’s recent public bomb throwing, she’s heading to the May 22nd run-off.
Democracy for America (DFA) has been a strong supporter of Moser's campaign since mid-2017 and vehemently defended her following the DCCC’s base-depressing attacks.
DFA’s response to Moser’s strong, run-off-bound finish in the TX-7 race:
February 23, 2018
Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Rep. Ro Khanna in his bid for reelection in California’s 17th congressional district.
This is the first time that DFA has endorsed Congressman Khanna. In 2014 and 2016, DFA was a fierce opponent of Khanna’s efforts to unseat Mike Honda, a progressive leader in the U.S. House. In fact, DFA opposed Khanna so ferociously in 2014 that he explicitly referenced the group in his concession…Read More…
February 22, 2018
Earlier this afternoon, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) launched an attack on Democrat Laura Moser's in the race for Texas' 7th Congressional District.
Democracy for America (DFA) has been a strong supporter of Moser's campaign since mid-2017 -- in fact, on Tuesday, DFA's Chair Jim Dean rallied with the Moser campaign's grassroots volunteers in Houston to help launch their early vote GOTV efforts.
February 15, 2018
Democracy for America’s response to this afternoon’s multi-vote failure to pass legislation protecting DREAMers from Trump-ordered deportation in the U.S. Senate:
“The one lesson from the today’s Senate train-wreck is that Donald Trump’s bigotry-laced immigration policy is an epic failure that does not and should not ever have the votes to become law. We continue to urge Democrats to stand strong in the fight for a clean DREAM Act, the…Read More…
January 25, 2018
National group says Porter (CA-45), Saad (MI-11), King (PA-16), Ortiz-Jones (TX-23) are “uniquely equipped to fire up the grassroots & replace Trump cheerleaders”
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Katie Porter (CA-45), Fayrouz Saad (MI-11), Jess King (PA-16), and Gina Ortiz Jones (TX-23) in four key Democratic primaries whose winners will be critical to Democrats’ chances of retaking the U.S. House in…Read More…
January 23, 2018
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Marcus Ferrell in his competitive primary for Arizona Legislative District 24.
DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 38,965 members in Arizona and more than one million members nationwide. The grassroots progressive organization’s endorsement of Ferrell is a continuation of its commitment to delivering inclusive populist change to Arizona in 2018. So…Read More…
January 22, 2018
Democracy for America response to Senate Democrats' cave on the #TrumpShutdown:
“Today’s cave by most Senate Democrats was not only a stunning display of moral and political cowardice, it was a strategically incoherent move that demonstrates precisely why so many believe the Democratic Party doesn’t stand for anything.
“A promise from known liars Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, or Donald Trump isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on, yet…Read More…
January 19, 2018
Spurred on by an immigration crisis created by Donald Trump and tonight's failed Senate vote, Republicans forced the shutdown of the U.S. government despite having unified control of the U.S. House, Senate, and the White House.
Statement about tonight’s launch of the #TrumpShutdown from Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain:
“It’s hard to imagine a more fitting end to Donald Trump’s utterly incompetent first…Read More…
January 17, 2018
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jamie Long in the competitive primary for Minnesota House District 61B.
DFA is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 35,172 members in Minnesota and more than one million members nationwide. In recent years, DFA has been a strong supporter of numerous Minnesota progressives, including Rep. Keith Ellison’s 2017 race for DNC chair.
DFA’s Electoral Director…Read More…