Press Releases

DFA on DEM DEBATE: Sanders, Warren give corporate Dems “good reasons to keep shaking in their boots”

November 20, 2019

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Charles Chamberlain following the conclusion of tonight’s debate in Atlanta:

“Coming out of tonight’s debate the battle lines in the 2020 Democratic Primary are more clear than they’ve been before.

“Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are ready to fight for bold, structural reforms like Medicare for All, while the other front runners seem to think that the Democratic nomination will be won by…

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DFA PULSE POLL RESULTS: Near supermajority support Sanders, Warren in DFA’s November 2019 straw poll

November 12, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) released the results of its fourth Presidential Pulse Poll of the 2020 election cycle showing support growing for nearly every major candidate and Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, together, capturing over 62% of all first-place votes cast.

The grassroots poll continues to have Sanders in the lead and Warren closely behind him. It also shows a mild resurgence for Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, while…

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VICTORY: Democracy for America celebrates legislature flip, ‘Purple to Blue’ wins in Virginia

November 5, 2019

Tonight, with the help of 4 critical DFA-endorsed candidate victories, Democrats took control of both chambers of Virginia's General Assembly.

This is a major victory for Virginia progressives and Democracy for America, which, in 2013, made Virginia the flagship state in it’s Purple to Blue project, a multi-year, multi-state, multi-million dollar effort to flip Governors, State Houses, and State Senate Chambers to Democratic…

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2019 PRE-ELECTION: At Democracy for America, there’s no such thing as an off-year

November 1, 2019

This weekend, across the country Democratic parties and grassroots groups are engaging in activities meant to mark the fact that, as of Sunday, Nov. 3, we’ll be one year out from the 2020 general election.

However, here at Democracy for America (DFA) there’s no such thing as an off-year. Instead, in the days ahead we’re gearing up for the victory of 60 DFA-endorsed candidates who are on the ballot this Tuesday, November 5th in state and…

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DFA reacts to OH #DemDebate, launches 4th Presidential Pulse Poll

October 15, 2019

On Monday we asked three questions heading into tonight’s debate, and, below, we’ve got some thoughts on what was answered and what wasn’t.

First, some news: Immediately after tonight’s debate, Democracy for America launched the fourth iteration of its 2020 Presidential Pulse poll.

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ANALYSIS: DFA’s three questions heading into Tuesday’s 2020 debate in Westerville, OH

October 14, 2019

Despite the dominance of the impeachment fight in Washington over the last month, the 2020 race for the Democratic nomination has entered a new phase since the candidates met in Houston last month.

While anything can happen with so many candidates on one stage, DFA’s Chair Charles Chamberlain and CEO Yvette Simpson have three main questions going into Tuesday’s debate outside Columbus, OH:

  1. Can Joe Biden temporarily halt the bleeding…
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DFA celebrates NARAL Pro-Choice America on its 50th Anniversary

September 26, 2019

Today, long-time Democracy for America ally NARAL Pro-Choice America celebrates the 50th anniversary of its fight to protect and expand reproductive freedom throughout our country.

This afternoon, DFA CEO Yvette Simpson released the following statement celebrating NARAL’s historic 50th anniversary:

"For 50 years, NARAL has not only been a steadfast champion for abortion rights, they've also been a reliable ally in the progressive…

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DFA to Pelosi: “Cancel recess, schedule impeachment vote immediately”

September 24, 2019

In light of the rapidly developing Trump-Ukraine extortion scandal, Democracy for America's (DFA) Chair is urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take immediate, urgent action on impeachment:

“Donald Trump has committed clearly impeachable offenses and admitted to them in public. No further investigation is needed, and Trump's brazenly corrupt acts in the White House make it clear that he’s an on-going threat to our national security. We…

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DEBATE: Castro had “breakout performance,“but debate “likely won’t fundamentally alter the top-tier”

September 12, 2019

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Charles Chamberlain following the conclusion of tonight’s debate in Houston:

“Tonight, all three front runners had strong nights that likely won’t fundamentally alter the top-tier of the contest.

"Elizabeth Warren beat the field with the strongest overall performance which will continue the momentum growing behind her, but Bernie Sanders delivered a consistent and strong progressive message,…

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Democracy for America backs Joe Neguse for CO-02 reelection

August 22, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Joe Neguse ahead of his bid for reelection in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District.

Democracy for America backed Neguse early in his 2018 race for Congress and celebrated his trail-blazing, general election victory last November. Rep. Neguse currently has no formally announced Republican challengers.

Neguse joins just seven other incumbents DFA has endorsed ahead of the…

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DFA endorses Mayoral Candidates in Manchester, New Haven, Charlotte, Memphis, Spokane

August 22, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed five mayoral candidates running in 2019 to lead major American cities from coast-to-coast.

The five mayoral candidates DFA is endorsing today include:

  • Joyce Craig, Manchester (NH)
  • Toni Harp, New Haven (CT)
  • Vi Lyles, Charlotte (NC)
  • Tami Sawyer, Memphis (TN)
  • Ben Stuckart, Spokane (WA)

This is the first time DFA has backed Harp, Sawyer, and Stuckart. DFA endorsed Charlotte Mayor Vi…

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DFA adds three District Attorneys, Sheriff to its slate of Criminal Justice Reform Champions

August 21, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) added four candidates-- three running for District Attorney and one for Sheriff -- to its slate of criminal justice reform champions who are on the ballot in 2019 and 2020.

The four champions for criminal justice reform DFA is endorsing today include:

  • Chesa Boudin, District Attorney San Francisco (CA)
  • Dave Clegg, District Attorney, Ulster County (NY)
  • Charmaine McGuffey, Sheriff, Hamilton County…
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Democracy for America endorses four in 2019 School Board races

August 20, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed five candidates running for School Board in 2019 in communities in Virginia and Colorado.

The 2019 School Board candidates DFA is endorsing today include:

  • Tay Anderson, Denver (CO) School Board - At-Large
  • Karl Frisch, Fairfax County (VA) School Board - Providence District
  • Joseph George, Prince William County (VA) School Board - Neabsco District
  • Karen Keys-Gamarra, Fairfax County (VA)…
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Democracy for America adds 17 to its nationwide slate of endorsed 2019 City Council candidates

August 19, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed another 17 candidates running in 2019 city council races in communities large and small across the country.

Added to the eight candidates DFA endorsed earlier this month, the grassroots progressive group has endorsed more than two dozen candidates on the ballot for municipal-level offices ahead of Election Day in November 2019.

The 2019 City Council Candidates DFA is endorsing today…

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DFA endorses eight 2019 candidates running for City Council across the country

August 9, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of eight candidates running in 2019 city council races in communities large and small across the country.

The 2019 City Council Candidates DFA is endorsing today include:

  • Kendra Brooks, City Council At-Large, Philadelphia (PA)
  • Terry Brown, City Council District 3, Charlotte (NC)
  • Carrie Hartman, City Council, Maumee (OH)
  • Zack Quintero,City Council District 2, Albuquerque…
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