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VICTORY: DFA says Dem House flip delivers “repudiation of Trump… mandate for inclusive populism”

November 6, 2018

According to projections from multiple networks, Democrats are on pace to win the Congressional seats necessary to seize the majority of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Statement from Democracy for America's Jim Dean on Democrats taking back control of the House:

"The flip of the U.S. House to Democratic control is a direct repudiation of Donald Trump's white nationalist agenda, a clear mandate for multiracial inclusive populism,…

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VICTORY: DFA cheers Veronica Escobar (TX-16) becoming Texas’ first Latina Member of Congress

November 6, 2018

This evening, Veronica Escobar won her race in Texas' 16th Congressional district, becoming the first Latina member of Congress elected in Texas

Democracy for America endorsed Escobar for Congress ahead of her primary in September 2017.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on Veronica Escobar's historic election in Texas' 16th Congressional District:

"Throughout her career, Veronica Escobar has long fought for racial and economic justice in El Paso's…

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VICTORY: DFA thrilled by Joe Neguse’s trail-blazing House win in Colorado’s 2nd

November 6, 2018

Joe Neguse (CO-2) just won his race for Congress in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District, helping make him the Mile High State's first Black member of Congress.

Democracy for America endorsed Neguse for Congress ahead of his primary in September 2017.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on Joe Neguse's history-making win in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District:

"Voters in Colorado's Second District have a history of trail-blazing picks for the U.S.…

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VICTORY: DFA celebrates as Ilhan Omar (MN-05) joins Tlaib as first Muslim women elected to House

November 6, 2018

Ilhan Omar (MN-05) just won her race in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District to become, alongside Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), one of the first Muslim women in Congress. She'll also be the first Somali-American in the U.S. House.

Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Omar in mid-June 2018 just a few days after she entered the primary.

DFA's Jim Dean on Ilhan Omar's history-making victory in Minnesota's 5th congressional district:

"With…

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VICTORY: DFA cheers as Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) makes history as one of the first Muslim women in U.S

November 6, 2018

Rashida Tlaib just formally won the race for Congress in Michigan's 13th Congressional District to become the first Palestinian-American and one of the first Muslim women in Congress.

Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Tlaib in May 2018 during an extremely competitive multi-way Democratic primary, offering on-the-ground staff support, including digital strategy and voter targeting planning. Later, Democracy for America members named…

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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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