26 hours left – Have you voted yet in DFA’s 2016 Presidential Endorsement poll?

UnknownVoting closes Tuesday night at 11:59pm in the supporter-driven poll to determine who Democracy for America will endorse for president. Blue Jerseyans, you are exactly the kind of people this poll was created for. You’re the people who will read the most, know the most, engage and persuade other voters and work hard to make sure the best candidate is elected. Here’s an opportunity to align the nation’s largest progressive political action community, DFA, behind the candidate who impresses you the most. Don’t assume somebody else will drive your candidate to win. People across the country are reaching out to their own networks and friends to pull votes for their choice. And the bar is high. To win DFA’s endorsement will take a supermajority of 67%.

Read all 3 of the statements –

Bernie Sanders is asking for your vote – read his statement here.

Hillary Clinton & Martin O’Malley are asking for your vote – read their statements here.

Now click here to cast your vote!


Comments (4)

  1. huntsu

    Bernie gets his own post but Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley have to share?

  2. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

    Well, huntsu, clearly you didn’t read the two posts I linked to (with the 3 candidates’ statements). DFA sent those statements out in revolving order. I happened to get HRC and O’Malley first so I posted them first, and got Sanders after I already posted the first two. Other people might have gotten Sanders first, then O’Malley, Clinton, or Clinton, Sanders, O’Malley etc.

    Explained that in the post.

  3. CreedPogue

    huntsu, plenty of people thought that DFA was biased against Bernie because they didn’t give him a “preferred position” and Governor Dean being an endorser of Secretary Clinton. Rosi was just trying to correct the injustice. 🙂

    Seriously, no setup was going to make everyone happy.

    1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

      Actually – no. I posted them in the order I got them.

      But now that Creed has mentioned it, yes, there have been a number of people who have been unhappy that Howard Dean was given space in the Clinton email to briefly introduce and endorse Hillary Clinton’s statement. Gov. Dean is still the most recognized name associated with DFA. For the record, he’s its Founder and sometimes advisor and team member, and still has a desk and a presence there. But he has not run the joint for a long time.

      That said, each of the 3 candidates was given the option of having a supporter intro them; only the Clinton campaign decided to, while the Sanders & O’Malley decided to make their pitch direct to the readers.

      In my eyes, that was a tactical error on DFA’s part. Dean is a campaign surrogate for Clinton, and they’re no dummies – they knew his endorse carries a lot of weight with DFA people. And though Howard Dean has many titles, he chose to sign his name as DFA’s Founder. A real unfair advantage for Team Clinton (and yes, I’ve registered that complaint to DFA, and I’m not the only one to do so).

      Still … I cheer DFA’s decision to base their endorsement on who its supporters say deserves that honor. This is walking the walk on bottom-up organizing.


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