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What Comes Next For The Bernie Sanders Movement

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics

Even Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) stalwart supporters are admitting that yes, it looks like Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic presidential nomine...

Bernie Sanders' Superdelegate Plan Puts His Progressive Base In A Bind

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) lost the New York primary election that he desperately needed to win, there were no signs that h...

Bernie Sanders Officially Wins Democracy for America's Critical Endorsement, Earning 88 Percent of All Votes

Brian Hanley | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics
Brian Hanley

Thursday afternoon, Bernie Sanders continued his unlikely march to the White House. After receiving a major endorsement last night from the Communications Workers of America union, in which there are 700,000 workers, Bernie Sanders has now won another key endorsement.

Another Progressive Group Backs Bernie Sanders

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The progressive political advocacy group Democracy for America backed Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) Democratic presidential bid on Thursd...

Progressive Groups Hold Out On Endorsing A Presidential Candidate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

Progressive groups are taking their time on the question of whether and when to endorse in the Democratic presidential primary, even as many of their ...

Progressive Group Incorporates #BlackLivesMatter Into Endorsement Process

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democracy for America, an organization that helps elect progressive politicians, will now require candidates to state their positions on...

Michael McAuliff

Activists Threaten Primaries Against Dems Who Back Trade Deals | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic activists are trying to add momentum to a revolt against President Barack Obama's trade push Friday, threatening to seek prim...

Michael McAuliff

Grassroots, Unions Threaten Dems With Defeat Over Trade | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Grassroots and union groups had a warning Wednesday for Democrats who are considering signing onto President Barack Obama's trade agenda...

A Vote for 'Draft Warren' Is a Vote for a Democratic Primary

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

MoveOn and Democracy for America polled their members. In each case, more than 80 percent supported the campaign to try to draft Warren. Who else has a plan to defeat "no primary" that can boast this kind of Democratic support?

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Had Winning Issues, Just Not Winning Candidates | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If American voters want to see the minimum wage raised, they sure have a funny way of showing it. Binding ballot initiatives that wou...

Kate Sheppard

Liberal Group Makes Last-Ditch Push For Potentially Pivotal Senate Seat | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democracy for America, a grassroots progressive group, is trying to organize a last-minute push to get out voters on a Native American r...

Sam Levine

Ferguson Protests Reach White House Doorstep With Call For Prosecutor To Resign | Sam Levine | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of activists carried 900,000 petitions to the gates of the White House on Thursday afternoon demanding that Attorney General...

Hawaii's Schatz Opens Wide Lead Over Dem Challenger In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

A new poll suggests that a Democrat facing a credible primary challenge may have gained some momentum in his bid to be reelected to the Senate. Th...

Progressive Group Backs Leticia Van De Putte In Texas Lieutenant Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Democracy for America, a progressive advocacy group founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D), broadened its political efforts in Texas as it end...

The Democracy for America Netroots Nation Scholarship Competition

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics
Kyle McCarthy

Last year, I had the opportunity to attend Netroots Nation in San Jose, which was made possible through the Democracy for America Netroots Nation Scho...

Social Security Push Lands Endorsements For Begich, Merkley

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The push to expand Social Security -- and the push back against attempts to cut it -- landed endorsements by a key progressive group Thu...

Dem Senator Nabs Major Endorsement From Progressive Group

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Democracy for America, a progressive group founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D), waded into Hawaii's Democratic Senate primary Tuesday, anno...

Luke Johnson

Major Progressive Group Faces Layoffs | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democracy for America, the progressive political advocacy group formed by Howard Dean in the aftermath of his 2004 presidential campaign...

Top Progressive Staffer Joins Dean Group

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

A top staffer for congressional progressives is leaving to become the new head of a political action committee founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard D...

John Celock

Howard Dean Expands Push To Elect Democrats In Virginia | John Celock | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The political action committee founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) is increasing its efforts to elect Democrats to the Virgin...

Dean Group Gives Christie Foe Boost

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

The political action committee founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) jumped into the New Jersey governor's race on Thursday, backing Republic...

My First Foray into Politics and Bringing You the Power

Arshad Hasan | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Arshad Hasan

Some people get into politics because their parents were political, or because their friends got them into it, or maybe they were idealistic in their ...

How a Grassroots Campaign Started It All For Me

Howard Dean | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Howard Dean

Not many people know it, but I got my start in politics when I began a small grassroots group called the Citizens' Waterfront Group that was dedicated...

Purple-to-Blue: Fighting for State Legislatures

Arshad Hasan | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Arshad Hasan

I also spend every day fighting to encourage people to participate in the electoral process, and most importantly telling them that their vote matters. Yet these same Virginia Republicans have pursued legislation that directly undermines our voting process.

Howard Dean Rips VA GOP Governor Candidate

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics

Former Vermont governor and Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean joined HuffPost Live Wednesday to discuss his new project, Purple To Blue, w...