Democracy for America on track to shut down

“In 2020, we were able to help our movement and our nation send Donald Trump packing,” she wrote, “and this past cycle, we stopped a red wave and protected democracy, dealing a strong blow to election deniers across the country.”

She said it was “time to turn the page” in her career.

The organization started in its current form after Dean’s unsuccessful 2004 presidential campaign, and throughout its history it helped elect more than 1,000 progressive candidates and raised $70 million dollars since it started. In recent years, it focused on structural democracy reform, ranked choice voting, student debt relief and Medicare for All.

Democracy for America endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the 2016 presidential primary. Before backing him, it helped organize an unsuccessful campaign to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) into the race.

The group also supported Sanders’ run in 2020.

In the last couple weeks, there was talk within Democracy for America about finding a way to stay open, but it has not borne fruit so far, the three people familiar with the plans said.

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