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Yvette Simpson, CEO of Democracy for America, discussed the structural problems of our Democracy and how the Progressive movement can solve it. Jeff Reese, President of Houston Peace & Justice Center x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Yvette Simpson is a lawyer, MBA, and former Cincinnati City Council President...

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  • September 14, 2021

Democracy For America CEO Yvette Simpson discusses the progressive movement. Bernie laid waste to Manchin. This Week panel slammed Gov. Christie’s rehabilitation attempt. DFA CEO Yvette Simpson makes the progressive case. x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls:...

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  • September 13, 2021

Governor Chris Christie attempted to rehabilitate his past Trump support. The panel skewered him for lack of leadership and morals. Gov. Christie has his a$$ handed to him x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. George Stephanopoulos opened the door for the panel to slaughter Chris Christie for his Trump...

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  • September 12, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: On March 9th the United States House of Representatives passed H.R.842, Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021, known as the PRO Act. The PRO Act vastly expands labor protections related to employees' rights to organize and collectively bargain in the workplace....

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  • May 9, 2021

Playing catch up here today. Received this e-mail this week from Democracy For America: As you may have noticed, DFA’s first four endorsements of the 2021 election cycle are all progressive black women. That is not by accident. Jennifer Caroll Foy, Maya Wiley, Nina Turner, and Tishaura Jones embody our...

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  • January 17, 2021

I know this New York Times article is a month old but I wanted to reference it for the purposes of this  diary: More than 180 years ago, as part of the Trail of Tears, the United States military drove thousands of Cherokee and Muscogee people off the land they...

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  • January 4, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Georgia Democratic Party: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) &  Jon Ossoff (D. GA) On November 3 we made history in Georgia, and in less than one month we have to do it again to flip the Senate blue and end Mitch McConnell’s reign. Luckily,...

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  • December 9, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy For America: Have you signed up to text Georgia voters yet? On Friday, at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific, we'll kick off our Georgia Text Out The Vote campaign. We have 33 days to reach 3 million voter contacts and we need all hands on deck...

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  • December 3, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: It’s here. Voting has already started in 9 states. North Carolina and North Dakota have sent ballots to voters. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Minnesota, Wyoming, Virginia, Vermont, and South Dakota all start in-person early voting this weekend. In order to defeat Trump, flip the Senate and win critical local...

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  • September 18, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: x YouTube Video When I first reached out last week to share DFA’s endorsement of Ed Markey, the response was overwhelming. So many of you pitched in to send this progressive...

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  • August 25, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: Senator Ed Markey has dedicated his entire career to fighting for our progressive values. He wrote the only major climate legislation to ever pass a house of Congress, and worked hand-in-hand...

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  • August 21, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: Democrats need to flip just four seats to take back the Senate, and Democracy for America has endorsed five bold progressive champions running to flip Republican-held seats in battleground states across the country. DFA is proud to support Jaime Harrison in South Carolina, Paulette Jordan in Idaho, Rev. Raphael...

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  • August 12, 2020

The orange man said, “It is what it is”.  Well that is because he is what he is.  We all knew sort of , what he is but it was not until this mass murder conspired with his cult governors that “It is what it is”, that we have truly...

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  • August 4, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition: In 2018, voters across Florida overwhelmingly passed a ballot initiative supported by DFA members nationwide that restored voting rights to most former felons. Unsurprisingly, the Republican-controlled state legislature then made a law designed to...

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  • July 26, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign: This is huge: A brand-new Des Moines Register poll shows DFA-endorsed progressive Democrat Theresa Greenfield is now leading Republican Senator Joni Ernst by three points in the Iowa Senate Race: Des Moines Register Poll | Iowa Senate Race...

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  • June 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: Yesterday, Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, in conjunction with the Congressional Black Caucus, announced sweeping legislation to reform policing in America. The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 is an important step forward in re-imagining policing and holding law enforcement accountable...

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  • June 9, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: This is huge: Polls show Jaime Harrison is TIED 42% – 42% with Sen. Lindsey Graham in the race for South Carolina’s U.S. Senate seat. Grassroots supporters like you have helped Jaime Harrison outraise...

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  • June 9, 2020

The Atlantic has a good piece out about the upcoming U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R. SC) and former South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison (D. SC). It’s worth the read but Adam Harris emphasizes how Harrison could pull off an upset win: When we...

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  • May 30, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from Democracy for America in support of Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: This is outrageous, but not surprising at all: First, we learned Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler’s husband donated $1 million to Donald Trump’s super PAC late last month. Now, we learn Trump’s...

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  • May 29, 2020

I certainly don’t disagree with her: Senate candidate Teresa Tomlinson had a pointed message for national Democrats: Don’t relegate the former two-term Columbus mayor to afterthought status in the June 9 race to challenge Republican Sen. David Perdue. In a weekend memo, Tomlinson’s campaign urged party leaders not to “squander”...

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  • May 20, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, on behalf of Democracy for America: Robert Reich A little over a month ago, I emailed you about Senator Richard Burr, who sold off millions of dollars in stocks after gaining insider information about the impending pandemic and coming...

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  • May 16, 2020

Asshole: If a Supreme Court vacancy opens up this year, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn says the Senate has a “responsibility” to consider a nomination from President Donald Trump. But in 2016, Cornyn joined the GOP in refusing to consider any Obama nominees because “the presidential election is well underway.” With 87-year-old Justice Ruth Bader...

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  • May 8, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: I have good news to share with you, Samuel. When Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) was caught selling off $20 million in stock before the market crashed — all while misleading the public about...

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  • May 7, 2020

Received this e-mail from Democracy for America in support of Theresa Grennfield’s (D. IA) campaign: This is huge news: An independent poll just released today shows DFA-endorsed Democrat Theresa Greenfield surging into a statistical tie with Republican Senator Joni Ernst in the Iowa Senate race: Public Policy Polling | Iowa Senate...

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  • May 5, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of William Cunningham’s (D. NJ-02) congressional campaign: Rep. Jeff Van Drew ran for Congress as a Democrat in 2018. He promised change, responsibility, and decency to the people of New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District — and they sent him to...

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  • May 1, 2020

Ouch: Even @LindseyGrahamSC’s strongest supporters know he’s forgotten about them and that it’s time for change. Dick Wilkerson brought jobs and opportunity to SC during his time at Michelin. Grateful for his support. Together, we’re going to #SendLindseyHome!https://t.co/KT7LPtUTLi — Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair (@harrisonjaime) April 28, 2020 A former top...

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  • April 28, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley’s (D. OR) re-election campaign on behalf of himself and Democracy for America: What just happened in Wisconsin’s primary election should never happen again. Progressives won the most critical state Supreme Court election, but voters in Wisconsin were faced with a horrific choice—go...

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  • April 17, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: Mike Siegel (D. TX-10) Jn this critical election year, it’s more important than ever that we protect and expand our Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. DFA-endorsed candidates Jon Hoadley and Mike Siegel are progressive champions running for Congress to...

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  • April 7, 2020

Received this e-mail from Democracy for America in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: Last week, we learned conservative Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, dumped up to $1.6 million in stock before the stock-market crash after he received classified nonpublic information...

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  • March 26, 2020

Received this e-mail just now from Democracy for America: x This afternoon, we're excited to endorse @CalforNC for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. Cal believes that quality healthcare is a right & he’s committed to standing up to those who profit from exploding premiums, co-pays, & drug costs — unlike...

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  • March 10, 2020

Received this e-mail from Democracy for America in support of Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign: If we’re going to take back the Senate this November, we need to flip four seats from red to blue, and Iowa is one of our key opportunities. Progressive Democrat and “farm kid” Theresa Greenfield...

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  • March 10, 2020

Received two e-mails in support of Marie Newman’s (D. IL-13) campaign. First, from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D. NY-14): Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D. NY-14) When we started Courage to Change, we knew that the fight to elect working-class candidates would be difficult. Not everyone would win, and seeing courageous community leaders...

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  • March 8, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: Whether you live in South Carolina or not, you can still vote for your Presidential candidate today and help them win the DFA 2020 endorsement. Bernie and Warren are crushing everyone else so far, but only you can decide who wins and...

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  • March 1, 2020

Received this e-mail from Democracy for America in support of Jessica Cisneros (D. TX-28) campaign: Rep. Henry Cueller of Texas’s 28th district of the U.S. House is a Democrat in name only (DINO). In a week, we have the opportunity to beat him with a true progressive. Cueller is an...

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  • February 26, 2020

Received this e-mail from Democracy for America: We’re entering the final three weeks before the Illinois Democratic primary and it’s our last shot at building the grassroots support needed to replace fake Democratic incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski with progressive Marie Newman. If you’re ready to make a contribution to give Marie the edge...

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  • February 25, 2020

Received this e-mail from Democracy for America: “Tomlinson, Warnock bids for U.S. Senate endorsed by key progressive group” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2/12/20 The energy around Georgia is building ever since DFA endorsed two progressives running to flip two U.S. Senate seats blue: Reverend Raphael Warnock and Teresa Tomlinson. With enough grassroots...

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  • February 21, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: It's time! Today we’re officially launching our 2020 Presidential Primary Endorsement Poll. As a a member-driven, people-powered PAC with a one-million strong community that has contributed over $63 million dollars and made more than 25 million calls to elect over 1,000 progressive...

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  • February 21, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy For America: Happy Valentine's Day,  While many of us celebrate love and relationships on this holiday, for many women it is painful and scary because of the hurt and abuse they have experienced. It’s a pain I know too well. A sexual assault and...

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  • February 14, 2020

received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign: Yesterday we announced endorsements in Georgia, today I’m excited to announce we’re expanding the map again — adding Iowa to our Flip the Senate slate! For the first time in decades, Iowa’s...

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  • February 14, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: With two open U.S. Senate seats, Georgia is absolutely critical in our strategy to Flip the Senate this November. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce Democracy for America is endorsing two progressive champions running for Senate in Georgia: Reverend Raphael Warnock and...

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  • February 13, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Georgia: x #TeamTomlinson is honored to have the endorsement of @DFAaction towards our efforts to #FlipTheSenate. With your help, we will #SendPerduePacking and also relieve Mitch McConnell of his leadership duties. #gapol https://t.co/X0vJd32IeC— Teresa Tomlinson (@teresatomlinson) February 12, 2020 Democracy for America, a national...

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  • February 12, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Iowa: x THREAD: This AM, we're excited to announce @DFAaction's endorsements of @GreenfieldIowa for U.S. Senate in Iowa and @teresatomlinson & @ReverendWarnock in the two U.S. Senate races in Georgia — three races critical to our fight to #FlipTheSenate in 2020.#IASen#GASen— Democracy for America...

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  • February 12, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) on behalf of Democracy for America: The recent impeachment trial was a farce: when we were tasked with trying Donald Trump’s impeachment, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans denied us access to witnesses and documents. Instead of a full and...

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  • February 11, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: Are you familiar with AIPAC? The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a powerful right-wing lobbying group that has given a platform to antisemites like Pastor John Hagee, who suggested God sent Hitler to hunt Jews, Islamophobes like Steve Emerson, who has...

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  • February 10, 2020

The e-mails in support of U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D. AL) for voting to convict Donald Trump keep coming in. First from Democracy For America: There’s been a lot of talk about Mitt Romney this week, but he’s not the only Senator who put the country above politics. Senator Doug Jones is a...

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  • February 8, 2020

Received this e-mail from Democracy for America in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: As the Senate impeachment trial of Trump kicked off last week, DFA-endorsed Senate candidate Jaime Harrison posed the question: what happened to Lindsey Graham? The longtime Republican Senator from South Carolina had very different feelings about impeachment...

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  • January 30, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from Governor Tony Evers (D. WI) on behalf of Democracy for America: I have to thank you. When I won my race for Governor of Wisconsin in 2018, I knew it was because of progressives in state and nationwide, including the critical support of DFA members....

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  • January 27, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: x YouTube Video This is big. Last quarter’s fundraising numbers have been released to the public, and DFA-endorsed Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison revealed that his campaign raised more than $3.5 million in...

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  • January 10, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of Marie Newman’s (D. IL-03) campaign: You remember that DFA-endorsed progressive candidate Marie Newman is challenging a Democratic establishment incumbent who’s notoriously anti-choice in Illinois’ third congressional district? Well, that fake Democrat just made it all the more clear he’s a threat...

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  • January 9, 2020

Received this e-mail from Democracy for America in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: x YouTube Video Lindsey Graham is the most spineless politician that we’ve ever seen. Graham ignores everyday families in favor of his special interest-backers. He along with the rest of the puppets in...

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  • December 28, 2019