March 6, 2017
Earlier today, the Donald Trump signed an executive order that marks his second attempt at ban Muslims from entering the country.
Here's a response to Trump's reheated Muslim ban from Democracy for America's Executive Director Charles Chamberlain:
“Donald Trump’s new Muslim ban is nothing more than a cheap, lawyered-up copy of the Muslim ban that was correctly struck down by federal courts just a few weeks ago.
“Donald Trump and those…Read More…
March 3, 2017
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Chokwe Antar Lumumba to be the next Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. Lumumba is the fourth mayoral endorsement of the year for the organization, which has 4,341 members in Mississippi and is committed to investing $500,000 in progressive municipal candidates this cycle.
Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the endorsement of Lumumba:
“Chokwe Antar Lumumba wants to put…Read More…
March 3, 2017
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Jon Ossoff in the special election to replace Tom Price in representing Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Democracy for America has 31,078 members in the state of Georgia and one million members nationwide.
Ossoff is DFA’s first congressional endorsement following the 2016 general election and one of the first opportunities to show the national electoral reach of the rapidly growing…Read More…
March 1, 2017
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) celebrated the victories of nine endorsed progressive candidates who won municipal elections in the Chicago suburb of Berwyn on Tuesday. The candidates ran as part of the larger Berwyn United slate, which had fourteen candidates total.
“On Tuesday, the people of Berwyn voted to inject fresh progressive voices into their city government. The newly elected leaders of the Berwyn United slate put…Read More…
February 25, 2017
Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the results in the race for DNC Chair:
"This incredibly disappointing result is another missed opportunity for a Democratic Party desperately trying to regain relevance and proves, once again, how out of touch party insiders are with the grassroots movement currently in the streets, on the phone, and at town halls nationwide.
"Nonetheless, the Resistance will persist in showing progressive…Read More…
February 22, 2017
Endorsements aim to replace corrupt Chicagoland officials with Trump resistance leaders
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of progressive resistance leaders running against corrupt incumbents in the Chicago suburbs of Berwyn and Bolingbrook.
In Berwyn, DFA endorsed candidates on the Berwyn United slate, which is looking to completely replace the current Democratic leadership of the city, from the mayor on…Read More…
February 21, 2017
DFA’s Jim Dean: “More important than ever” to “build our own wall of resistance” in cities
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced a new initiative to invest half a million dollars in progressive municipal candidates across the country, transforming America’s cities into bastions of resistance against the Trump regime.
“As Donald Trump tries to advance his broken and bigoted agenda, DFA is expanding our investment in the next…Read More…
February 20, 2017
BURLINGTON, VT - Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones to be the next mayor of St. Louis. Jones is the first mayoral endorsement of the year for the progressive grassroots organization, which has 25,782 members in Missouri.
Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the endorsement:
“As the St. Louis Treasurer, Tishaura Jones has created innovative solutions to empower residents…Read More…
February 15, 2017
News is breaking this afternoon that Andrew Puzder will withdraw his nomination for Secretary of Labor, a move that comes less than a day after Democracy for America members began ramping up the pressure against his nomination.
Here's a reaction to Puzder's impending nomination withdrawal from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain:
"Reports that Andrew Puzder has decided to withdraw his name from consideration to be the next…Read More…
February 13, 2017
Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called out the 53 Senators who voted to confirm Steve Mnuchin as Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary:
“Voting to put Steve Mnuchin in charge of the Treasury Department isn’t just a slap in the face to the millions of Americans who lost everything in the great recession, it's a disgustingly cynical bet that no one will notice that U.S. Senators are acting like Wall Street puppets…Read More…
February 3, 2017
Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called out Donald Trump for signing executive orders designed to benefit the financial industry at the expense of American workers:
“Donald Trump is selling out the American people to Wall Street once again, betraying the voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania who drove his narrow electoral college win. From appointing Goldman Sachs executives to run the Treasury to…Read More…
January 31, 2017
Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called on Senators to oppose Donald Trump’s expected Supreme Court nominee until he rescinds his Muslim ban:
“Donald Trump’s Muslim ban is unconstitutional and un-American. Americans nationwide are looking for leaders in Washington who will stand up and fight in complete and absolute rejection of the Trump agenda as it stands right now.
Until the Muslim ban is repealed, we…Read More…
January 26, 2017
Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called out Donald Trump for his fear of outsiders today, in reference to Executive Orders issued yesterday and anticipated later this week focused on immigration:
“With these Executive Orders, Donald Trump has made it clear that he wants to wall-off the United States from one of our greatest historic assets: immigrants. His irrational and unfounded fear of people from other…Read More…
January 25, 2017
Following the Trump Administration’s third White House Press Conference yesterday, Democracy for America (DFA) Executive Director Charles Chamberlain called on news networks to stop carrying the events live:
“When called out by journalists, the Trump Administration has justified its brazen lies by saying it will pursue ‘alternative facts’ or ‘disagree with the facts’ as a matter of course. This unprecedented new policy from the White…Read More…
January 20, 2017
A statement from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain regarding Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States:
"Today's inauguration is an incredibly dark day for our country.
"The only thing more empty than the National Mall today during his poorly attended inaugural address were the platitudes Donald Trump made about bringing the country together.
"Donald Trump won his narrow, electoral college…