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Democracy for America

Democracy for America (DFA) was founded on the idea that the grassroots are the key to the Democratic Party’s success. For too long party leaders were beholden only to moneyed interests and high-powered consultants. The closer the Democratic Party aligned itself with Washington insiders, the further rank and file Democrats wandered from the polls on Election Day. Governor Howard Dean’s presidential campaign re-energized the grassroots by tapping into the progressive values that they cared about: strong communities, security at home and abroad, and liberty for all people to live the way they chose. Democracy for America was founded by Gov. Dean and built by those energized activists to help reform the Democratic Party from the ground up.

DFA is a member driven, people-powered PAC.  Our members are the source of DFA’s strength and the key to us growing stronger.  DFA listens to members by working with them online and in the field on local issues and local campaigns. We base our decisions regarding issue campaigns and candidate endorsement on the work and opinions of our members on the ground. By analyzing data our members provide through online actions, we can act on instant feedback regarding the appeal of certain issues and candidates.  We report back on our progress or setbacks to our members and work with them to figure out how to move forward together.  DFA members play an irreplaceable role in our decision-making processes.