Press Release

Released: March 31, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT -- Democracy for America, our nation's largest progressive political action organization, has endorsed Anne Dickers campaign for the Pennsylvania State Senate.

"Anne Dicker is just the type of citizen-activist we need in office," said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. "Anne Dicker has a long history of working for progressive solutions on the grassroots level and Democracy for America is proud to endorse her campaign.

Anne Dicker is a political organizer, neighborhood advocate, and co-founder of Philly for Dean, Philly for Change, and PA for Democracy. As the next Senator to represent the 1st District, she will be a strong voice for reform. She is uniquely qualified to break from the old idea of self service over public service and restore a culture of open, honest, fair, and ethical hard work for the benefit of ever6yone in the 1st District.

I have been involved with Democracy for America since its inception and I know just how important this endorsement is. I am grateful to have the support of DFA and its 675,000 members, said Anne Dicker. With DFAs help, we will win this primary and go on to victory in November.

The Democracy for America endorsement is a clear sign of the momentum building behind Anne Dickers campaign. DFA is the key endorsement in this race, bringing donations from progressives and providing volunteers to participate in door-to-door, grassroots outreach. A national endorsement such as this will focus the attention of DFAs 675,000 members on this race and is another indication of the support coalescing around Anne Dicker.

Anne Dicker is a great candidate and her campaign with its focus on neighbor-to-neighbor canvassing and grassroots organizing is a perfect example of a people-powered campaign," said Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of DFA. Democracy for America is supporting Anne Dicker because she is the kind of candidate committed to her constituents and still believes in the idea of government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

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