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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s big reelection win

November 4, 2020

Rep. Ayanna Pressley has won her reelection campaign for Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional district by a landslide.

Pressley, who did not face a challenger in the Democratic primary this Summer, easily triumphed over the two write-in candidates who opposed her, as well as a candidate from the Independent Party.

Democracy for America (DFA) which also supported Pressley in her historic 2018 primary victory, made Pressley’s reelection…

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VICTORY: DFA cheers Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s reelection victory

November 3, 2020

Rep. Ayanna Pressley has won her reelection campaign for Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional district by a landslide.

Pressley, who did not face a challenger in the Democratic primary this Summer, easily triumphed over the two write-in candidates who opposed her, as well as a candidate from the Independent party.

Democracy for America (DFA) which also supported Pressley in her historic 2018 primary victory, made Pressley’s reelection…

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VICTORY: DFA energized by “Progressive rising star” Jamaal Bowman’s win in NY-16

November 3, 2020

Progressive rising star, Jamaal Bowman has been officially elected to represent New York’s 16th Congressional District.

Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Bowman leading up to his primary election, and supported him during the general election.

Bowman’s district was listed safely Democratic after his historic upset primary victory, in which he defeated 16-term incumbent and corporate Dem, Eliot Engel by a landslide.

DFA Chair…

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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Joe Neguse’s reelection victory in CO-02

November 3, 2020

Rep. Joe Neguse just sailed through to reelection in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional district.

Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Neguse for reelection early in the cycle, after backing his first, historic Congressional race in 2018 where he became the first Black representative from the state of Colorado.

DFA Chair Charles Chamberlain on Joe Neguse’s 2020 victory in Colorado:

“Rep. Joe Neguse’s big win tonight is cause for…

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VICTORY: DFA enthused by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s decisive general election win

November 3, 2020

Progressive champion Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has won a decisive victory in her congressional reelection bid. The Squad member’s seat was considered to be safely Democratic going into the general, following her similarly decisive win in the primary election in June.

DFA, which also supported AOC ahead of her historic 2018 primary victory, made Ocasio-Cortez’s reelection effort one of its first endorsements of the 2020 election…

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VICTORY: DFA cheers as “relentless grassroots organizer” Cori Bush heads to Congress

November 3, 2020

Cori Bush has won the general election in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District by a wide margin after her upset primary victory in August.

After endorsing her first primary run in 2018, Democracy for America endorsed Bush and joined the progressive-led coalition behind her during the 2020 general election.

DFA Chair Charles Chamberlain on Cori Bush’s win in MO-01 Congressional District:

“With Cori Bush general election victory…

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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Ed “Green New Dealmaker” Markey’s return to the U.S. Senate

November 3, 2020

Sen. Ed Markey just cruised to reelection for his Massachusetts Senate seat, which was considered to be safely Democratic following his hotly contested primary battle with Rep. Joe Kennedy III.

Democracy for America jumped in to back Markey, one of the Senate’s most consistently progressive members, in the lead up to the primary election and celebrated his wide margin of victory as a capstone for transformative progressive wins this…

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DFA says GOP’s Coney Barrett SCOTUS power grab “will have consequences” in 2020 election, beyond

October 26, 2020

Moments ago the U.S. Senate, in a party-line Republican vote that took place within a week of the conclusion of the presidential election, forced Judge Amy Coney Barrett onto the Supreme Court of the United States.

Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson following the Senate’s final vote for Coney Barrett:

"Tonight’s Senate vote to force Judge Amy Coney Barrett onto the Supreme Court just a week before the conclusion of a…

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DFA: “Biden delivered one of his strongest 2020 debate performances… handed Trump a clear defeat”

October 22, 2020

Here’s a quick reaction to tonight’s final general election debate from Democracy for America’s Chair Charles Chamberlain:

“Joe Biden delivered one of his strongest debate performances of the 2020 campaign tonight and in the process handed Donald Trump a clear defeat at the moment he most needed a win.

“With nearly 50 million Americans having already voted and down in the polls, Donald Trump desperately needed a debate that might…

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DFA on Biden Court Reform Commission plan: U.S. doesn’t need “nice report,” we need “bold action”

October 22, 2020

This morning, Vice President Biden announced plans to establish, if elected, a bipartisan commission to study potential reforms to U.S. Courts.

Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson released the following comment in response to Biden’s plan for a court reform commission:

“For much of the last 18 months, Joe Biden has been largely opposed to any real efforts to reform the judiciary in response to Mitch McConnell’s six-year effort to…

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DFA: Judiciary vote on Coney Barrett a “brazen display of anti-democratic political power”

October 22, 2020

Minutes ago, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, in a party-line vote, voted to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States to the full Senate.

Democracy for America's CEO Yvette Simpson on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote:

“The party-line vote that just took place in the Senate Judiciary Committee was one of the most brazen displays of anti-democratic political power we’ve ever seen in…

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Democracy for America takes position on 41 state, local ballot proposals in 2020 election

October 20, 2020

With less than two weeks to go before voting concludes, Democracy for America (DFA) has announced its position on 41 statewide and municipal-level direct-democracy initiatives in 17 states across the country.

These direct-democracy initiatives include ballot initiatives, ballot measures, referendums, and state constitutional amendments that will be approved, rejected, or ratified directly by voters who cast a ballot in the 2020 general…

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DFA: “Kamala Harris delivered a pitch perfect dismantling” of Trump-Pence in VP Debate

October 7, 2020

Reaction to tonight’s Vice Presidential debate from Democracy for America’s Chair Charles Chamberlain:

“From the pandemic to the economy to racial justice, Senator Kamala Harris won the debate with substance backed up by the truth.

“Mike Pence failed to effectively lead the Trump Administration’s response to the Coronavirus, so it should be no surprise that he failed to deliver an effective debate performance tonight.

“Kamala Harris…

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Ten progressive groups urge Lieberman to drop U.S. Senate bid in GA for “good… of the country”

October 2, 2020

This morning, in a letter organized by Democracy for America, ten national progressive organizations urged Matt Lieberman to end his bid for the U.S. Senate in Georgia “for the good of the Democratic Party and the country.”

The letter, which is available below, cites recent polling from Monmouth University and the University of Georgia that suggests Lieberman does not have enough support to win the November but may have just enough to…

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DFA on DEBATE #1: “When Donald Trump wasn’t lying tonight, he was delusional.”

September 29, 2020

Here’s a quick reaction to tonight’s general election debate from Democracy for America’s Chair Charles Chamberlain:

“Joe Biden won tonight’s debate because he spoke straight to the American people while Donald Trump came unglued.

“When Donald Trump wasn’t lying tonight, he was delusional. Joe Biden was clear, strong, and the only adult on that stage.

“The U.S. leads the world in coronavirus deaths, the west coast is on fire, and a…

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