Press Releases

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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DFA backs Kara Eastman in Nebraska’s Second Congressional District rematch

December 19, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman in her rematch campaign against incumbent Rep. Don Bacon in Nebraska’s Second Congressional District.

Democracy for America was a strong supporter of Eastman during her 2018 race when she won an upset victory over former Rep. Brad Ashford in the primary and ran an extremely tight race against Rep. Bacon in the General.

With this endorsement, Eastman joins a…

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DFA: “We aren’t celebrating tonight’s impeachment votes”, but “honoring the work” that got us here

December 18, 2019

Moments ago, the U.S. House of Representatives began voting on Article of Impeachment against Donald Trump.

Democracy for America Chair Charles Chamberlain released the following statement as the formal vote on impeachment commenced:

“As an organization, Democracy for America has been calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment since June 2017, but we aren’t celebrating tonight’s impeachment votes in the U.S. House. Instead, tonight, we…

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Democracy for America endorses Mondaire Jones for Congress in NY-17

December 17, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Mondaire Jones in the wide-open race to represent New York’s 17th Congressional district following the retirement of Rep. Nita Lowey.

Jones jumped into the race in July 2019 prior to Lowey’s, who has been in Congress since 1989, decision to retire and, if elected, would be the first Black, openly gay member of Congress. A former Obama administration official who grew up in…

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NAFTA 2.0: DFA says Dem approval of heavily revised agreement today “is a major strategic misstep”

December 10, 2019

This morning, less than an hour after announcing impeachment articles against Donald Trump,  U.S. House Democratic leadership said that they would support the passage of the NAFTA 2.0 trade agreement.

The following is a statement from Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson responding to the U.S. House Democratic leadership’s NAFTA 2.0 announcement:

"On policy, the jury is still out on whether the heavily revised NAFTA 2.0 will be a…

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DFA: Harris “transformed the [2020] contest… will have a profound impact on the Democratic Party”

December 3, 2019

This afternoon, Senator Kamala Harris officially suspended her 2020 campaign for President.

Democracy for America's CEO Yvette Simpson issued the following statement after Harris' announcement:

"Despite her decision to suspend her campaign today, there's no doubt that Sen. Kamala Harris' presence in the 2020 Democratic primary over the last year transformed the contest and will have a profound impact on the Democratic Party for years…

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DFA on DEM DEBATE: Sanders, Warren give corporate Dems “good reasons to keep shaking in their boots”

November 20, 2019

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Charles Chamberlain following the conclusion of tonight’s debate in Atlanta:

“Coming out of tonight’s debate the battle lines in the 2020 Democratic Primary are more clear than they’ve been before.

“Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are ready to fight for bold, structural reforms like Medicare for All, while the other front runners seem to think that the Democratic nomination will be won by…

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DFA PULSE POLL RESULTS: Near supermajority support Sanders, Warren in DFA’s November 2019 straw poll

November 12, 2019

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) released the results of its fourth Presidential Pulse Poll of the 2020 election cycle showing support growing for nearly every major candidate and Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, together, capturing over 62% of all first-place votes cast.

The grassroots poll continues to have Sanders in the lead and Warren closely behind him. It also shows a mild resurgence for Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, while…

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VICTORY: Democracy for America celebrates legislature flip, ‘Purple to Blue’ wins in Virginia

November 5, 2019

Tonight, with the help of 4 critical DFA-endorsed candidate victories, Democrats took control of both chambers of Virginia's General Assembly.

This is a major victory for Virginia progressives and Democracy for America, which, in 2013, made Virginia the flagship state in it’s Purple to Blue project, a multi-year, multi-state, multi-million dollar effort to flip Governors, State Houses, and State Senate Chambers to Democratic…

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2019 PRE-ELECTION: At Democracy for America, there’s no such thing as an off-year

November 1, 2019

This weekend, across the country Democratic parties and grassroots groups are engaging in activities meant to mark the fact that, as of Sunday, Nov. 3, we’ll be one year out from the 2020 general election.

However, here at Democracy for America (DFA) there’s no such thing as an off-year. Instead, in the days ahead we’re gearing up for the victory of 60 DFA-endorsed candidates who are on the ballot this Tuesday, November 5th in state and…

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