DEBATE: Castro had “breakout performance,“but debate “likely won’t fundamentally alter the top-tier”
September 12, 2019
Statement from Democracy for America Chair Charles Chamberlain following the conclusion of tonight’s debate in Houston:
“Tonight, all three front runners had strong nights that likely won’t fundamentally alter the top-tier of the contest.
"Elizabeth Warren beat the field with the strongest overall performance which will continue the momentum growing behind her, but Bernie Sanders delivered a consistent and strong progressive message,…
August 22, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Joe Neguse ahead of his bid for reelection in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District.
Democracy for America backed Neguse early in his 2018 race for Congress and celebrated his trail-blazing, general election victory last November. Rep. Neguse currently has no formally announced Republican challengers.
Neguse joins just seven other incumbents DFA has endorsed ahead of the…Read More…
August 22, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed five mayoral candidates running in 2019 to lead major American cities from coast-to-coast.
The five mayoral candidates DFA is endorsing today include:
- Joyce Craig, Manchester (NH)
- Toni Harp, New Haven (CT)
- Vi Lyles, Charlotte (NC)
- Tami Sawyer, Memphis (TN)
- Ben Stuckart, Spokane (WA)
This is the first time DFA has backed Harp, Sawyer, and Stuckart. DFA endorsed Charlotte Mayor Vi…Read More…
August 21, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) added four candidates-- three running for District Attorney and one for Sheriff -- to its slate of criminal justice reform champions who are on the ballot in 2019 and 2020.
The four champions for criminal justice reform DFA is endorsing today include:
- Chesa Boudin, District Attorney San Francisco (CA)
- Dave Clegg, District Attorney, Ulster County (NY)
- Charmaine McGuffey, Sheriff, Hamilton County…
August 20, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed five candidates running for School Board in 2019 in communities in Virginia and Colorado.
The 2019 School Board candidates DFA is endorsing today include:
- Tay Anderson, Denver (CO) School Board - At-Large
- Karl Frisch, Fairfax County (VA) School Board - Providence District
- Joseph George, Prince William County (VA) School Board - Neabsco District
- Karen Keys-Gamarra, Fairfax County (VA)…
August 19, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed another 17 candidates running in 2019 city council races in communities large and small across the country.
Added to the eight candidates DFA endorsed earlier this month, the grassroots progressive group has endorsed more than two dozen candidates on the ballot for municipal-level offices ahead of Election Day in November 2019.
The 2019 City Council Candidates DFA is endorsing today…Read More…
August 9, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of eight candidates running in 2019 city council races in communities large and small across the country.
The 2019 City Council Candidates DFA is endorsing today include:
- Kendra Brooks, City Council At-Large, Philadelphia (PA)
- Terry Brown, City Council District 3, Charlotte (NC)
- Carrie Hartman, City Council, Maumee (OH)
- Zack Quintero,City Council District 2, Albuquerque…
August 5, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of J.D. Scholten as he launched his rematch campaign against nine-term incumbent Rep. Steve King in Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District.
Democracy for America was a strong supporter of Scholten during his 2018 race, when he got closer to defeating King than any Democrat since his election to the House in 2003 and delivered the strongest Democratic performance in Iowa’s Fourth…Read More…
July 31, 2019
Statement from Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson following the conclusion of Wednesday’s Democratic Debate in Detroit:
“The winner of tonight's debate was Tuesday night's debate.
“On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren not only delivered strong performances, they teamed up to articulate a bold, inclusive populist vision for the future of the country that Democrats need to beat Trump AND deliver a transformative win in…Read More…
July 29, 2019
This week’s Democratic Presidential Debates in Detroit will be another important pivot point in the 2020 Democratic nominating process.
Heading into this second round, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris are the two candidates to watch in their respective head-to-heads against Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. Both Warren and Harris not only won the first debates, the momentum rising behind them was clearly reflected in our recently released…Read More…
July 22, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) released the results of its third Presidential Pulse Poll of the 2020 election cycle that shows a contest that has rapidly shifted ahead of the second set of Democratic debates.
The grassroots poll has Bernie Sanders remaining in the lead, but shows Elizabeth Warren closing in on the dominate position he’s held in DFA’s first two surveys. It also features Kamala Harris leapfrogging into third over Joe…Read More…
July 9, 2019
Today, on the day of the race's Republican primary run-off, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Allen Thomas in the 2019 special election to fill the open seat in North Carolina’s Third Congressional District.
Thomas is the first candidate that DFA has endorsed in a 2019 special election and represents one of the first electoral opportunities the grassroots progressive organization has to begin its 2020 effort to…Read More…
July 2, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Regina Romero for Mayor of Tucson, AZ.
This is the second time DFA has backed Romero for elected office in Tucson. In 2015, DFA supported Romero in her successful Tucson City Council reelection campaign.
Romero is also the second of several mayoral endorsements that Democracy for America plans to make in 2019. In March, DFA-endorsed candidate Kate Gallego won her race for…Read More…
June 30, 2019
This morning, Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson joined ABC's This Week for the first time as an ABC News Contributor.
As a Contributor on ABC News, Yvette will be regularly joining This Week and adding to ABC's coverage of special events during the 2020 election.
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you'd like more information whether it's about Yvette's new role with ABC News, the 2020 race, or DFA's work in races across…Read More…
June 28, 2019
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of in four races for Virginia's House of Delegates and four races for Virginia State Senate viewed as top priorities for the grassroots progressive organization in 2019.
The candidates being endorsed today include:
- Ghazala Hashmi (VA SEN - 10)
- Amanda Pohl (VA SEN - 11)
- Amy Laufer (VA SEN - 17)
- Qasim Rashid (VA SEN - 28)
VA House of Delegates
- Danica Roem…