Press Releases

Democracy for America Endorses Rep. Ruben Gallego for Re-Election

June 26, 2017

Democracy for America today endorsed Rep. Ruben Gallego in his re-election campaign to continue representing Arizona’s 7th Congressional District. Rep. Gallego is the first incumbent house member endorsed by the million member progressive grassroots PAC this election cycle.

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the endorsement:

“In the early days following Donald Trump’s election, a lot of Democrats hemmed and hawed about working…

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Democracy for America Endorses Wendy Carrillo for California State Assembly

June 23, 2017

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed community advocate Wendy Carrillo in the special election for California State Assembly District 51, a seat currently held by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, who won election to Congress. DFA is a million-member national progressive organization that raised $1.8 million for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Presidential Campaign. DFA has 278,352 members in California.

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the…

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DFA Statement on Ossoff Loss in GA-06 Special Election

June 20, 2017

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff’s loss over Republican Karen Handel in the special election of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District:

“Tonight’s result is disheartening to everyone who volunteered to help put another Democrat in Congress. The unforced errors by the party leadership and the campaign present an important learning opportunity for everyone who wants to kick Republicans out of power…

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Democracy for America Celebrates Justin Fairfax’s Victory in Virginia’s Lt. Governor Primary

June 13, 2017

Democracy for America celebrated Justin Fairfax’s win tonight in Virginia’s Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor. The national progressive organization endorsed Fairfax in March, and has 40,265 members across the state of Virginia.

“As we congratulate Justin Fairfax on his hard-fought victory tonight, we also want to make it clear that our members are ready to pour their hearts into making sure he wins the general election. It has…

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Democracy for America Endorses Andrew Gillum for Governor of Florida

June 12, 2017

Democracy for America today endorsed Andrew Gillum in his campaign for Governor of Florida. The million-member national progressive organization, which raised $1.8 million for Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign, has 97,508 members in Florida committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the endorsement:

“Now more than ever, Floridians need a Governor…

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DFA: Congress Has What it Needs to Impeach Trump

June 9, 2017

Democracy for America reiterated its call for Congress to impeach Donald Trump following former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday.

“Jim Comey left no doubt  in his sworn testimony that Donald Trump abused the power of his office in demanding the FBI Director’s loyalty and asking him to end the criminal investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Comey’s…

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DFA Celebrates Jimmy Gomez’s Victory in California’s 34th District Special Congressional Election

June 7, 2017

Democracy for America celebrated the victory of Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez in the special election for California’s 34th Congressional District. The progressive organization endorsed Gomez in April, and it’s members made more than 15,000 calls for Gomez in the past week alone.

Democracy for America Senior Electoral Campaign Manager Alejandro Chavez on the victory:

“Tonight, the Latino community stood up to Donald Trump by electing a…

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Stacey Abrams Launches Campaign for Georgia Governor with Nationwide Grassroots Support

June 3, 2017

Stacey Abrams launches her campaign for Governor of Georgia today with the backing of progressive grassroots organization Democracy for America and its more than one million members nationwide. Two weeks ago, DFA began mobilizing its members to support Abrams if she decided to run, resulting in more than 3,000 people committed to doing their part to help her win from day one of her campaign.

“From California to Maine and all across the…

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Ben Jealous Launches Gubernatorial Campaign with Grassroots Army at the Ready

May 31, 2017

Ben Jealous Launches Gubernatorial Campaign with Grassroots Army at the Ready

More than 3,400 DFA Members Have Pledged to Help Jealous Win

As Ben Jealous launches his campaign for Governor of Maryland today, he does so with the support of Democracy for America’s million members - with more than 3,400 grassroots activists and donors who have already committed to work for his successful election from day one. The supporters are members…

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DFA Endorses Central New Jersey Progressives for State Senate, Assembly and County Freeholder

May 26, 2017

Democracy for America today endorsed multiple Central New Jersey progressives, including candidates for State Senate, Assembly, and County Freeholder. The national progressive organization has 45,306 members in New Jersey.

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the endorsements:

“The elections in New Jersey this year are an exciting opportunity to build more progressive power in the state. Some of these candidates have earned the…

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DFA Statement on Montana Special Election

May 26, 2017

Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on Democrat Rob Quist’s narrow loss over billionaire Greg Gianforte:

“Once again, Republicans were willing to pull out all the stops to eke out a narrow win for another billionaire candidate, pouring millions more than Democrats into a race in a district that Donald Trump won by more than 20 points. Rob Quist’s campaign outperformed the last Democratic candidate by…

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DFA Calls on Gianforte to Apologize, Clarify Views on White Nationalists

May 23, 2017

DFA Calls on Gianforte to Apologize and Clarify Views on White Nationalists He Has a Track Record of Supporting

Also calls on National Republican Congressional Committee  to Withhold Support

Following the reports that Montana Republican Congressional Candidate Greg Gianforte has repeatedly supported multiple white nationalist candidates, Democracy for America executive Director Charles Chamberlain called on him to apologize and clarify…

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DFA Urges Members to Support Stacey Abrams for Governor of Georgia

May 22, 2017

Democracy for America will begin mobilizing its members to pledge their support for Stacey Abrams if she runs for Governor of Georgia. In the event that Abrams moves from exploring a run to entering the race, this will provide her with a ready base of volunteers and grassroots donors to fuel her campaign on day one. DFA has 32,379 members in Georgia. After the national progressive group endorsed Jon Ossoff for Congress in Georgia’s 6th…

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DFA: Mueller Appointment Doesn’t Change Need for Impeachment

May 18, 2017

Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain responds to the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein:

“This latest move by the Trump administration is too little, too late. With each passing day, we are learning of new ways in which Donald Trump is placing our country and our institutions in greater danger. Mueller was appointed by the same man who…

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Democracy for America Celebrates Larry Krasner’s Historic Victory as Philadelphia’s Next District

May 16, 2017

Democracy for America celebrated attorney Larry Krasner’s election as the next District Attorney of Philadelphia tonight. The progressive organization, which has 11,391 members in Philadelphia and 62,584 across the state of Pennsylvania, endorsed Krasner on April 21. Since then, DFA’s local affiliated group, Philly for Change, mobilized its members to the polls, to door-knocking shifts and to phone-banks for Krasner’s campaign.

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