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DFA endorses in key mayoral races across country

June 11, 2021

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed four mayoral candidates running in 2021 to lead major American cities from across the country. The four mayoral candidates that DFA is endorsing include:

India Walton - Buffalo, NY

Tameika Isaac Devine - Columbia, SC

Sharetta Smith - Lima, OH

Joyce Craig - Manchester, NH

This is the first time DFA has backed Walton, Devine, and Smith – all of whom are Black women and would be the first…

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Democracy for America endorses Aramis Ayala for FL-10

June 2, 2021

(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Aramis Ayala for Congress in Florida's 10th Congressional district for Rep. Val Demings’ seat. While Ayala opted not to run for reelection as the state’s attorney, she seized upon the opportunity to run for Congress while Demings seeks to unseat Marco Rubio in the Senate.

DFA previously endorsed Ayala in her successful and historic bid for state attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit…

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CHRISTOPHER SCOTT JOINS DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA AS CHIEF POLITICAL OFFICER

May 17, 2021

(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) has hired veteran political strategist Christopher Scott to serve in the newly created position of Chief Political Officer where he will oversee the organization’s electoral, political and communications departments. The former national political director for The Collective PAC and Detroit native will also work closely with DFA CEO Yvette Simpson strategically to capitalize on the momentum of the…

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DFA CEO Yvette Simpson reacts to Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict

April 20, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2021 

Contact: Kelley Jackson

(770) 572-3766  

[email protected] 


 

STATEMENT FROM CEO YVETTE SIMPSON 

ON THE GUILTY VERDICT IN THE TRIAL OF DEREK CHAUVIN 

 

(Vermont) -- George Floyd’s life mattered. This has been a long time coming, not only for the family and loved ones of George Floyd, but for the families and loved ones of every Black person that has died at the hands of…

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DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA ENDORSES SAM RASOUL FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA

April 15, 2021

DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA ENDORSES 
SAM RASOUL FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA

(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Sam Rasoul for Lt. Governor of Virginia in the open primary election to be held June 8, 2021. The son of immigrant parents, raised in Roanoke, Rasoul is currently a member of the House of Delegates where he has served for seven years.

His work in the General Assembly reflects his reputation as a solid,…

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DFA Endorses Malcolm Kenyatta ahead of 2022 Senate race in PA

April 13, 2021

DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA ENDORSES 
MALCOLM KENYATTA
 FOR PENNSYLVANIA SENATE 

(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Malcolm Kenyatta in the 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race. The election will be a decisive one as it will help determine who controls the United States Senate in 2023, Democrats or Republicans. 

DFA supported Kenyatta in his 2017 successful bid for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he still serves,…

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DFA celebrates Tishaura Jones’ historic victory in St. Louis, MO

April 6, 2021

STATEMENT FROM CEO YVETTE SIMPSON 

Democracy for America (DFA) CEO Yvette Simpson released the following statement regarding Tishaura Jones’ victory in today’s St. Louis, MO mayor’s race:

“Congratulations to Tishaura Jones for her hard-won victory to become the next mayor, and the first Black woman elected mayor of St. Louis, Missouri,” said Yvette Simpson, CEO, Democracy for America. We are proud to have endorsed her from day one and…

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BREAKING: DFA congratulates Deb Haaland on historic confirmation

March 15, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2021 

Contact: Kelley Jackson
(770) 572-3766  
[email protected] 

 

STATEMENT FROM DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA CEO, YVETTE SIMPSON, ON REP. DEB HAALAND’S CONFIRMATION AS INTERIOR SECRETARY

Deb Haaland epitomizes everything we envision our country to be -- progressive, ecologically conscious, and resilient, with a vision for clean water, clear air, and clean energy. Her leadership is the balm…

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DFA CEO celebrates Tishaura Jones’ primary victory in St. Louis

March 2, 2021

Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson released the following statement regarding Tishaura Jones advancing to a runoff in the St. Louis, MO mayoral primary:

 

“Congratulations to Tishaura Jones for not only making it to the runoff for Mayor of St. Louis, MO, but for also leading with appearing on 57% of ballots cast,” said Yvette Simpson, CEO. “We at DFA are thrilled that Tishaura was the top vote getter in this primary election and…

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Democracy for America endorses Mckayla Wilkes’ rematch for Maryland’s Fifth Congressional District

March 2, 2021

(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Mckayla Wilkes for Maryland’s Fifth Congressional District, ahead of her 2022 rematch against corporate Democrat Steny Hoyer. This is DFA’s first endorsement of the 2022 cycle.

A progressive Democrat who was raised in the district, Wilkes seeks to build upon the ground she gained during her first run for the office last year. Since then, she has launched the non-profit Schools Not Jails

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DFA to Host Watch Party Tweetup on Friday the 19th

February 17, 2021

FRIDAY:  CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN BLACK WOMEN 

AN ABC NEWS LIVE SPECIAL EVENT

FEATURING YVETTE SIMPSON, CEO, DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA

In Celebration of Black History Month, DFA Hosts Watch Party Tweetup with ABC News LIVE using #BlackHERstory 

 

WHO:        Democracy for America (DFA) @DFAaction

 Yvette Simpson, DFA CEO and ABC News Contributor @ysimpsonpower

WHAT:        In celebration of Black History Month, DFA is hosting a Tweetup.…

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Democracy for America endorses Jay Jones in VA Attorney General race

February 5, 2021

(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Jay Jones for Virginia Attorney General in the upcoming primary election on June 8, 2021 against three-term incumbent Mark Herring.

A lifelong resident of Virginia and current member of the House of Delegates, Jones has a deep and authentic relationship with the residents of Virginia and a track record of populist reforms necessary to bring about real change for Virginians. 

Jones has…

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BREAKING: DFA ENDORSES KAREN CARTER PETERSON FOR CONGRESS IN LA-02

February 1, 2021

DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA ENDORSES KAREN CARTER PETERSON FOR CONGRESS IN LOUISIANA’S 2ND DISTRICT  

Veteran Democrat Has Track Record of Progressive Leadership, Putting People First

(Vermont) -- Democracy for America (DFA) endorses Karen Carter Peterson in the special election for Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District. The primary is set for  March 20, 2021 and the runoff is scheduled for April 24, 2021.

A New Orleans native, Karen…

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DFA Celebrates Jaime Harrison being chosen as DNC Chair

January 13, 2021

Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson released the following statement in response to Biden’s selection of Jaime Harrison for DNC Chair:

“Congratulations to Jaime Harrison for being chosen to be the next Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair. We at DFA are thrilled that Jaime is President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the party right now, as Democrats and the progressive movement make waves in the deep South and across the…

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Democracy for America (DFA) Calls for Donald Trump to be Removed from Office

January 8, 2021

The horror we witnessed earlier this week – as our United States Capitol was breached for the first time since 1814, during a time of war – was an act of domestic terror, committed by traitors who are, and hold themselves out to be, Trump supporters. 

What we witnessed shocked our conscience, but was not a surprise. Not to us. Not to those of us in the movement. 

We, at Democracy for America, along with many other activists,…

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