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Democracy for America endorses Cal Cunningham for U.S. Senate in North Carolina

March 10, 2020

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Cal Cunningham for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.

The endorsement of Cunningham is part of DFA’s 2020 “Flip the Senate” strategy, which aims to (a) hold Senate Republicans accountable for the role they played in helping cover up Donald Trump’s White House crimes and (b) end Republican control of a body that could halt inclusive populist reform, even with a Democrat in the…

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Democracy for America on the suspension of Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 campaign

March 5, 2020

Reports indicate that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is planning to announce the suspension of her presidential campaign.

Here’s a statement from Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson on Sen. Warren’s departure from the race for President:

“Over the course of her campaign, Elizabeth Warren put forward some of the most brilliant progressive policy ideas proposed in a generation, delivered knockout debate performances, and inspired millions…

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2020: Democracy for America endorses Bernie Sanders for President

March 2, 2020

Sanders captures progressive PAC’s endorsement with 79% support in the run-up to Super Tuesday contests

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President in the 2020 fight for the Democratic nomination.

Sanders earned the endorsement after receiving 79.3% in the DFA membership vote, easily passing the 67% supermajority threshold, in a resounding victory over the rest of the field. With over 38,000…

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DFA on SC Debate: “a moderator-driven train-wreck… [that] won’t change the current trajectory”

February 25, 2020

Tonight’s debate in South Carolina, well, it happened.

Here’s a statement from Democracy for America Chair Charles Chamberlain about what we saw in Charleston tonight:

“In stark contrast to last week’s debate, tonight was a moderator-driven train-wreck and won’t do much to change the current trajectory.

“Despite the clown car of corporate candidates on the stage, no one laid a glove on Sanders and most seemed to be in a desperate and…

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DFA on NV Debate: “Warren ripped Bloomberg’s face off… Sanders delivered… & progressives won”

February 19, 2020

Statement from Democracy for America’s Chair Charles Chamberlain on tonight’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas:

"Tonight, Elizabeth Warren ripped Mike Bloomberg's face off on national television exposing his ugly record on women and racial justice.

"Bernie Sanders repeatedly delivered some of the most forceful arguments for Medicare for All seen on the debate stage.

"Together, these progressives came in tonight to fight against the…

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Democracy for America endorses Theresa Greenfield for U.S. Senate in Iowa

February 12, 2020

Today, just days after the conclusion of the sham impeachment trial, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Theresa Greenfield for U.S. Senate in Iowa.

The endorsement of Greenfield is part of DFA’s 2020 “Flip the Senate” strategy, which aims to (a) hold Senate Republicans accountable for the role they played in helping cover up Donald Trump’s White House crimes and (b) end Republican control of a body that could halt…

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Democracy for America endorses Tomlinson, Warnock for U.S. Senate in Georgia

February 12, 2020

Today, just days after the conclusion of the sham impeachment trial, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsements of Teresa Tomlinson and Rev. Raphael Warnock for Georgia’s two 2020 U.S. Senate races.

The endorsements of Tomlinson and Warnock are part of DFA’s 2020 “Flip the Senate” strategy, which aims to (a) hold Senate Republicans accountable for the role they played in helping cover up Donald Trump’s White House crimes and…

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DFA: Sanders “clear front runner” for nomination after Wall Street wing’s NH “circular firing squad”

February 11, 2020

Bernie Sanders just won the New Hampshire Primary -- deliver a big win for progressives across the country

Statement from Democracy for America (DFA) Chair Charles Chamberlain on Sanders win in New Hampshire:

“Bernie Sanders emerges the clear front runner after the New Hampshire win tonight scoring a critical victory for progressives that makes it more likely Democrats have a nominee this fall who will rally disaffected voters to our…

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DFA on TRUMP IMPEACHMENT VOTES: A “travesty… America will not forget”

February 5, 2020

Moments ago, following a sham trial devoid of witnesses, the Senate voted to cover-up Donald Trump’s reckless abuse of power in the White House.

Democracy for America (DFA) Chair Charles Chamberlain released the following statement in response to the conclusion of the impeachment trial of Donald Trump:

“Today’s votes by Senate Republicans after this sham impeachment trial are a travesty.

“America will not forget what Senate…

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DFA: Trump 2020 SOTU “an epic snow job,” “dressed-up version of…a Trump Rally”

February 4, 2020

Donald Trump just finished another lie-filled State of the Union Address.

Democracy for America Chair Charles Chamberlain released the following statement in response to the Trump State of the Union:

"Donald Trump’s speech tonight was an epic snow job and the American people won’t buy it when they know the house is on fire.

“After three years of tax giveaways to big business and the super-rich, the wealthy are doing great under…

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DFA: Senate witness vote “most dramatic display… of political cowardice ever seen in Congress”

January 31, 2020

This evening, Senate Republicans blocked a vote to allow witnesses in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump.

Democracy for America Executive Director Yvette Simpson released the following statement in response to Senate Republicans' disgraceful vote blocking impeachment trial witnesses:

"Tonight's vote on witnesses by Senate Republicans is one of the most dramatic displays of political cowardice ever seen in Congress. Afraid of Donald…

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Democracy for America launches $50,000 social media campaign ahead of Iowa Caucus

January 24, 2020

Initial phase features digital media buys to ensure Senator Warren and Senator Sanders supporters work together to win the Iowa Caucus.

BURLINGTON, VT – Today, Democracy for America launches an independent expenditure campaign expected to spend $50,000 in Iowa ahead of the caucuses.  Our campaign will target Iowa Democratic voters who have expressed support for Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders campaigns to ensure…

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Eighteen grassroots groups launch effort to ensure progressives win in 2020 nomination fight

January 16, 2020

‘Progressives Unite 2020’ is comprised of organizations supporting Sanders, Warren, unaligned in primary 

Today, 18 days ahead of the Iowa Caucuses, Democracy for America (DFA) is joining with more than a dozen grassroots progressive groups to launch the “Progressives Unite 2020” campaign with a pledge that underscores our commitment to electing a progressive president.

The eighteen grassroots progressive groups joining the campaign in…

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DFA: Warren, Sanders “did everything they needed,” refocused on 2020 threat posed by corporate Dems

January 14, 2020

Tonight’s debate should effectively end the back-and-forth between Warren, Sanders, and the media that has dominated news coverage over the last 48 hours.

Statement from Democracy for America’s Chair Charles Chamberlain on tonight’s Democratic debate in Iowa:

“Tonight, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders did everything they needed to do to overcome the media-fueled scuffle of the last 48-hours and train their fire on the corporate…

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Democracy for America endorses Jessica Cisneros for Congress in TX-28 primary battle

December 23, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jessica Cisneros in her Democratic primary fight against corporate Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar in Texas’ deep blue 28th Congressional District.

An immigration and human rights attorney who was born and raised in the border town of Laredo, TX, Jessica Cisneros launched her challenge to Rep. Cuellar in June 2019 after seeing how little he was doing to speak up and fight back…

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