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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.

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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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Democracy for America endorses J.D. Scholten in rematch in Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District

August 5, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of J.D. Scholten as he launched his rematch campaign against nine-term incumbent Rep. Steve King in Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District.

Democracy for America was a strong supporter of Scholten during his 2018 race, when he got closer to defeating King than any Democrat since his election to the House in 2003 and delivered the strongest Democratic performance in Iowa’s Fourth…

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DFA on DEM DEBATE #2: “The real winner of tonight’s debate was Tuesday night’s debate.”

July 31, 2019

Statement from Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson following the conclusion of Wednesday’s Democratic Debate in Detroit:

“The winner of tonight's debate was Tuesday night's debate.

“On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren not only delivered strong performances, they teamed up to articulate a bold, inclusive populist vision for the future of the country that Democrats need to beat Trump AND deliver a transformative win in…

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MEMO: DFA’s four expectations in this week’s 2020 Democratic Debates in Detroit

July 29, 2019

This week’s Democratic Presidential Debates in Detroit will be another important pivot point in the 2020 Democratic nominating process.

Heading into this second round, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris are the two candidates to watch in their respective head-to-heads against Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. Both Warren and Harris not only won the first debates, the momentum rising behind them was clearly reflected in our recently released…

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JULY 2019 DFA PULSE POLL RESULTS: Only Sanders, Warren, Harris in double digits

July 22, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) released the results of its third Presidential Pulse Poll of the 2020 election cycle that shows a contest that has rapidly shifted ahead of the second set of Democratic debates.

The grassroots poll has Bernie Sanders remaining in the lead, but shows Elizabeth Warren closing in on the dominate position he’s held in DFA’s first two surveys. It also features Kamala Harris leapfrogging into third over Joe…

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DFA endorses Allen Thomas in North Carolina’s Third Congressional District special election

July 9, 2019

Today, on the day of the race's Republican primary run-off, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Allen Thomas in the 2019 special election to fill the open seat in North Carolina’s Third Congressional District.

Thomas is the first candidate that DFA has endorsed in a 2019 special election and represents one of the first electoral opportunities the grassroots progressive organization has to begin its 2020 effort to…

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Democracy for America endorses Regina Romero for Mayor of Tucson

July 2, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Regina Romero for Mayor of Tucson, AZ.

This is the second time DFA has backed Romero for elected office in Tucson. In 2015, DFA supported Romero in her successful Tucson City Council reelection campaign.

Romero is also the second of several mayoral endorsements that Democracy for America plans to make in 2019. In March, DFA-endorsed candidate Kate Gallego won her race for…

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DFA CEO Yvette Simpson joins ABC News as Contributor

June 30, 2019

This morning, Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson joined ABC's This Week for the first time as an ABC News Contributor

As a Contributor on ABC News, Yvette will be regularly joining This Week and adding to ABC's coverage of special events during the 2020 election.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you'd like more information whether it's about Yvette's new role with ABC News, the 2020 race, or DFA's work in races across…

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DFA backs eight VA House, Senate candidates in 2019 “Purple to Blue” program

June 28, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of in four races for Virginia's House of Delegates and four races for Virginia State Senate viewed as top priorities for the grassroots progressive organization in 2019.

The candidates being endorsed today include:

VA Senate

  • Ghazala Hashmi (VA SEN - 10)
  • Amanda Pohl (VA SEN - 11)
  • Amy Laufer (VA SEN - 17)
  • Qasim Rashid (VA SEN - 28)

VA House of Delegates

  • Danica Roem…
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DFA on #DemDebate: Biden flops, Harris pitch perfect, Warren dominates

June 27, 2019

We’ve got three top-take-aways from the last two nights, but, first, some news: Immediately after tonight’s debate, Democracy for America launched the third iteration of 2020 Presidential Pulse poll.

  • The poll is available here: https://poll.democracyforamerica.com/
  • The poll is slated to run from tonight through July 14, which gives us enough time to see who progressives thought did well during the debates AND who is able to…
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RESPONSE: DFA on SCOTUS rulings on gerrymandering, 2020 Census immigration question

June 27, 2019

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings that will allow the far right to continue it's out-of-control partisan gerrymandering and, at least at present, halt the Trump administration from adding a count-suppressing citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census.

DFA responded to both of these rulings via its Twitter account:

https://twitter.com/DFAaction/status/1144248301728014337

This #SCOTUS ruling is a tragic failure of our courts to stand up for democracy that raises the stakes of the #2020Election even higher -- we must elect leaders UP AND DOWN our ballots committed to the people picking their elected leaders, not the other way around.

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Democracy for America backs Mike Levin for CA-49 reelection

June 25, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Mike Levin in his bid for reelection in California’s 49th Congressional District.

Democracy for America backed Levin early in his 2018 race for Congress and happily celebrated his seat-flipping, general election victory last November. In 2020, Rep. Levin currently has two Republican challengers.

Levin joins just seven other incumbents DFA has endorsed ahead of the 2020…

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Democracy for America endorses Katie Porter for CA-45 reelection

June 25, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Rep. Katie Porter in her bid for reelection in California’s 45th Congressional District.

Democracy for America supported Porter early in her 2018 race for Congress and celebrated her seat-flipping, general election victory last November. In 2020, Rep. Porter is currently facing six Republican challengers.

Porter joins just seven other incumbents DFA has endorsed ahead of…

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Democracy for America stands with Lauren Underwood for reelection in IL-14

June 25, 2019

 Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Rep. Lauren Underwood in her run for reelection in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.

Democracy for America supported Underwood in August 2018 and celebrated her majority-winning, history-making general election victory last November. In 2020, Rep. Underwood is currently facing six Republican challengers and DFA is more committed than ever to helping her protect her…

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