By now, you’ve likely heard about Netroots Nation and the fact that the largest annual assembly of progressive activists in the country is happening in Detroit this year. Yesterday, we learned that progressive hero Elizabeth Warren is going to be the keynote speaker, a major coup and a major draw for the event, for sure. There are a couple of […]Read more ›
Tag: Democracy for America
It’s much worse than you think
Democracy for America has released a powerful infographic that shows the devastating impact of allowing our nation’s student loan rates to increase.
I thought I understood how unfair this would be.
I thought I understood how damaging this is to families and students.
I thought I understood how big a negative impact this would have on our economy.
I didn’t understand.
Have a look after the jump. You’ll be glad you did.Read more ›
Okay, THIS is cool!
Democracy for America (DFA) has launched an exciting new project to help activists and organizers achieve their goals with a far more powerful set of tools than they would have otherwise. It’s called YouPower and it’s revolutionary.
Click through for details and to sign one of the first petitions started with YouPower.Read more ›
Support a Michigan-born activist for a DFA scholarship. It costs you nothing but 2 minutes of your time.
Bonnie Duncan deserves your support
Last week, Alex Showerman from Democracy for America did a guest post about DFA’s scholarship program to the Netroots Nation conference every year.
Many esteemed activists have received scholarships over the years and I typically promote the candidacy of one or two of them. This year I’m asking you to give one of your votes to Bonnie Duncan, a former Michigander now living in Vermont and running a health food store. Why? Click through to find out.Read more ›
GUEST POST: Democracy For America offers scholarships to Netroots Nation – Sign up or nominate someone today!
Netroots Nation and Democracy for America: A match made in progressive heaven
This is a guest post from my good friend Alex Showerman who serves as the New Media Manager for Democracy for America (DFA). Every year, DFA sponsors scholarships for a selection of activists who would not be able to attend the Netroots Nation convention otherwise.
Click through for details on how to apply for, nominate someone else for, or vote for a scholarship to this year’s Netroots Nation convention in San Jose, June 20-23.Read more ›
GOTV in your jammies!
I’m going to say right off the bat that I am, in general, against phonebanking from home. People that phonebank with others are more productive. It creates a sense of accountability AND a sense of camaraderie that you simply can’t get doing it alone.
That said, not everyone can get out of the house to phone bank or knock doors even though they want to help. Well, thanks to Democracy for America, you CAN help, even if you can’t leave the house. They are making calls around the country to support the various progressive Democratic candidates that they have endorsed and need help getting out the vote for these fine candidates.
Details about how you can get involved after the jump.Read more ›
Michigan Supreme Court candidate Bridget Mary McCormack receives coveted Democracy for America endorsement
University of Michigan Law School professor Bridget Mary McCormack has earned a coveted endorsement from Democracy for America (DFA), the premier progressive political action organization in the country. McCormack joins the ranks of other progressive women like Senate candidates Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) who have all been endorsed this year by DFA. You can read my recent interview with McCormack HERE.
Details about this important endorsement after the jump.Read more ›
INTERVIEW: Democracy for America’s Jim Dean on Michigan GOP overreach & Romney’s secrecy (and more!)
Democracy for America, the progressive political action committee founded by Vermont Governor Howard Dean and now chaired by his brother Jim, is having a busy week. Yesterday, in conjunction with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), delivered petitions containing the signatures of 115,000 Michiganders outraged at the actions of Jase Bolger. Recall that Bolger temporarily banned Democrats Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum from speaking on the House floor as punishment for making Bolger angry.
Tomorrow, they will deliver upwards of a quarter million signatures to Republican Mitt Romney’s Boston headquarters, asking him to release his tax returns for the voters in America to see, an act of disclosure he seems determined not to make.
I spoke with Jim Dean by phone this morning at the bright and early time of 6:30 a.m. (we’re both early risers) about these events and lots more.
Enjoy (after the jump.)Read more ›
This is a war worth fighting
Democracy for America (DFA) is conducting a multi-part series titled “The War For Women” (notice the “for” rather than “on”) and tonight, Wednesday, July 18th, is the second installment.
You can sign up for tonight’s event HERE.
The first event took place last week and you can see a recap via Storify (with livetweets and photos) HERE.
More information about upcoming webinar sessions after the jump.Read more ›