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VICTORY: DFA celebrates Ayanna Pressley’s historic U.S. House win in Massachusetts’ 7th

November 6, 2018

Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) just won her race for Congress in Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District to become the first Black woman to represent the state in the U.S. House.

Democracy for America supported Pressley in her primary challenge of nine-term incumbent Democrat Mike Capuano in what was one of the biggest Democratic primary upsets of the 2018 cycle.

DFA on Pressley's history-making general election victory:

"When Democracy…

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Before Election Day, DFA marks record-breaking 3+ million voter contact calls in 2018 cycle

November 5, 2018

On Sunday, Democracy for America completed its 3 millionth voter contact call of the 2018 election cycle using its DFA Dialer distributed calling tool.

Even before Election Day, this is the largest number of grassroots calls in a single election cycle that DFA has ever generated in its nearly 15-year history.

The DFA Dialer, which DFA has deployed in every election since 2010, allows grassroots volunteers to make targeted persuasion…

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DFA backs Lucy McBath in Georgia in final 2018 U.S. House endorsement

October 29, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) made Lucy McBath (GA-06) its final 2018 endorsement for the United States House of Representatives.

A fearless advocate for gun violence prevention who believes that healthcare is a human right, McBath is running a strong race for Congress in a district could play a critical role in helping Democrats' efforts to retake the House and DFA-endorsed candidate Stacey Abrams win Georgia's race for…

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OUR VIEW: White Supremacy and the 2018 Election

October 26, 2018

November 6th is not only set to be the most important election of our lifetimes, the unprecedented number of women and people of color who are running this fall has all but ensured that it will be a new high water mark for the range of life experiences represented in our country's corridors of power.

However, while we celebrate the historic diversity of the candidates we have on the ballot this November, we also refuse to silently…

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Democracy for America backs Mike Espy for U.S. Senate in Mississippi

October 11, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Mike Espy in Mississippi's non-partisan special election for U.S. Senate this November.

DFA's endorsement of Espy comes just days after the U.S. Senate Senate, in an overwhelmingly Republican vote, approved the nomination of accused sexual assault perpetrator Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Chair Jim Dean on DFA's endorsement of Mike Espy for…

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Democracy for America endorses Jacky Rosen for U.S. Senate in Nevada

October 11, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jacky Rosen for U.S. Senate in Nevada.

DFA's endorsement of Rosen comes just days after the U.S. Senate Senate, in an overwhelmingly Republican vote, approved the nomination of accused sexual assault perpetrator Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Chair Jim Dean on DFA's endorsement of Jacky Rosen for U.S. Senate:

"Jacky Rosen's race for the U.S.…

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DFA: Kavanaugh vote is a “generational mistake” that “we are committed to ensuring [GOP] pays for”

October 6, 2018

Moments ago the U.S. Senate Senate, in an overwhelmingly Republican vote, approved the nomination of accused sexual assault perpetrator Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Democracy for America's Karli Wallace Thompson, the lead of DFA's #StopKavanaugh campaign, following the Senate's vote for Kavanaugh:

"Over the course of the last few weeks, Brett Kavanaugh has lied repeatedly to the U.S. Senate, proven…

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DFA supports 61 in final round of 2018 state legislative, state office “Purple to Blue” endorsements

October 4, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its final 61 endorsements for state-level office in 2018. The endorsements include 41 candidates for State House, 17 running for State Senate, two running for New Hampshire's Executive Council, and one candidate running for State Auditor in Iowa.

DFA's 61 newly endorsed candidates for state-level office include:

  • Dennis Harris (AK - House - District 32)
  • Kyle Pierce (AL - House - District…
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DFA backs Evers, Whitmer, and Gilchrist in final 2018 Gov., Lt. Gov. endorsements

October 3, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsements of Tony Evers for Governor of Wisconsin and Gretchen Whitmer for Governor of Michigan.

The grassroots progressive group also formally backed Garlin Gilchrist for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, who Whitmer brought on to her ticket and DFA members have proudly supported in his previous race for Detroit City Clerk.

Chair Jim Dean on DFA's endorsements of Evers, Whitmer, and…

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Democracy for America backs over 30 in the final round of 2018 county, municipal, local endorsements

October 1, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its final 31 endorsements for county, municipal, and local office in 2018. These new endorsees join 13 other candidates DFA endorsed earlier this year for a total of 44 DFA-endorsed county, municipal, and local level candidates who are on the ballot in 2018.

DFA's 31 newly endorsed candidates for county, municipal, and local office include:

  • Nikki Bas (Oakland (CA) City…
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DFA: Judiciary Committee vote to advance Kavanaugh “may mark the beginning of the end… for SCOTUS”

September 28, 2018

Minutes ago the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, in a party-line vote, voted to advance accused sexual assault perpetrator Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Democracy for America's Karli Wallace Thompson, the lead of DFA's #StopKavanaugh campaign, on the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote:

"Senate Republicans' decision to railroad Brett Kavanaugh's nomination through the Judiciary Committee after…

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DFA: “We believe Dr. Ford… [her] bravery stands in stark contrast to the cowardice” of Senate GOP

September 27, 2018

This afternoon, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford courageously testified to her story as a sexual assault survivor during the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee's Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Democracy for America's Karli Wallace, the lead of DFA's #StopKavanaugh campaign, on Dr. Ford's testimony:

"We believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Period. Full Stop.

"The clear and fearless testimony that Dr. Ford gave…

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DFA: Kavanaugh’s alleged role in an attempted rape is “fundamentally disqualifying”

September 16, 2018

This afternoon Christine Blasey Ford courageously told her story of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's role in an attempt to rape her when she was fifteen

Democracy for America's Karli Wallace, the lead of DFA's #StopKavanaugh campaign, responds to Kavanaugh's alleged role in an attempted rape:

"The story bravely told today about Brett Kavanaugh's alleged role in an attempted rape of a 15-year-old girl isn't just…

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DFA backs O’Rourke for Senate in Texas, Bell (TX-14), Haaland (NM-1), Scholten (IA-4) for Congress

September 7, 2018

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsements of Beto O'Rourke for United States Senate in Texas and Adrienne Bell (TX-14), Deb Haaland (NM-1), and J.D. Scholten (IA-4) for the United States House of Representatives. All four are running bold, inclusive populist campaigns that place their support for Medicare for All, in particular, at the center of their campaigns.

Democracy for America is a member-driven,…

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VICTORY: DFA hails reformer Rollins’ victory in Suffolk County (MA) District Attorney primary

September 4, 2018

Tonight, Rachel Rollins won her race for Suffolk County (MA) District Attorney

Rollins was endorsed by Democracy for America, the first national progressive organization to back her, as a part of its slate of "Criminal Justice Reform Champions."

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on Rachel Rollins' victory in the race for Suffolk County (MA) District Attorney:

"Rachel Rollins win in her race for Suffolk County (MA)…

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