Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Democracy for America, MoveOn ramp up “Run Warren Run” campaign with New Hampshire Kick-Off


MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Earlier today, flanked by dozens of Granite State residents and progressive activists, Democracy for America and MoveOn Political Action formally launched the New Hampshire component of the “Run Warren Run” campaign, the groups’ joint effort to convince Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for President in 2016. 

At the event, held at the Riverside Room in Waumbec Mill Building in Manchester, Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director of Democracy for America; Victoria Kaplan,’s Lead Campaign Director were joined by dozens of NH residents interested in seeing Warren, a fighter for middle class and working families with a record of standing up to corporate interests and Wall Street banks, enter New Hampshire’s First in the Nation 2016 Democratic primary.


“Granite State democrats know that Senator Warren is our most powerful voice in the fight against income inequality, capable of rallying our country to take aggressive action to protect struggling working families, hold powerful special interests accountable, and end the wealthy’s grip on government,” said Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director of Democracy for America. “This is Senator Warren’s moment and, with the help of the grassroots progressive base right here in New Hampshire, we’re going to encourage her to seize it.”

“The response that we’re hearing from folks in New Hampshire in the first few days of this effort makes it clear - that people are hungry for Sen. Warren to get into this race,” said Victoria Kaplan, Lead Campaign Director for “In the weeks ahead, the organizers right here in New Hampshire will build a grassroots army for Senator Warren one person, one conversation, and one living room at a time.”

Speakers at today’s event:
  • Annie Weinberg, Electoral Director, Democracy for America
  • Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America
  • Victoria Kaplan, Lead Campaign Director,
  • Jake Belanger, Epsom, NH native
  • NH State Representative Robert “Renny” Cushing, Rockingham, NH

Ahead of the meeting in Manchester, the Run Warren Run Campaign ran a full-page ad in the Concord Monitor and Union-Leader with the signatures to hundreds of NH residents who have signed the petition asking Warren to consider a 2016 presidential bid.

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Earlier this week, MoveOn announced the hiring of a Run Warren Run Iowa field director and four additional field organizers based in the state, and the opening of a campaign office in Des Moines.  The announcement comes less than one month after more than 100 Iowans met in Des Moines to kick off the Run Warren Run effort in the state.

In December,  more than 81% of voting MoveOn members and 87% of Democracy for America members opted to support an effort to encourage Elizabeth Warren to run for President citing her continuous efforts to fix a rigged political and economic system that is failing America’s
families.  MoveOn and Democracy for America have together pledged to invest at least $1.25 million into the effort.  Nationwide, more than 240,000 Americans have signed on to support the growing campaign, which is being run by MoveOn and Democracy for America.

The Run Warren Run campaign website and launch video at focus on telling the story of the Massachusetts Senator, who has become known as a tireless, passionate advocate for giving all Americans a fighting chance in an economy rigged in favor of big banks and corporate interests.


For more information, or for interviews with Run Warren Run campaign representative, please contact []

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Founded by Gov. Howard Dean, Democracy for America is a people-powered PAC with 1 million members who have raised and contributed more

than $32.7 million and made more than 10.1 million volunteer calls to

help successfully elect over 806 progressive candidates nationwide. Political Action is a community of more than 8 million Americans from all walks of life who are using innovative technology to lift up their voices in our democracy and build progressive power in campaigns for progressive change and in elections.

T. Neil Sroka
Communications Director, Democracy for America

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Saturday, 17 January 2015
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SATURDAY, 12:00 PM: Democracy for America, MoveOn kick off New Hampshire ‘Run Warren Run’ effort in Manchester

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- On Saturday, January 17th at 12pm ET,  Democracy for America and Political Action members will meet to kick off New Hampshire’s  Run Warren Run effort to encourage Senator Elizabeth Warren to join the 2016 presidential race.
This will be the first meeting bringing together members of Democracy for America,, and other progressive activists in the Granite State to plan the next steps in their effort to draft Elizabeth Warren ahead of the New Hampshire’s First In the Nation 2016 Democratic Primary.  
WHAT: Democracy for America &’s Run Warren Run New Hampshire Kick-Off Event
WHEN: SATURDAY -- January 17, 2015 -- 12:00pm
WHERE: The Riverside Room (Waumbec Mill Building), 250 Commercial Street, Suite 1004A Manchester, NH
SPEAKERS EXPECTED: Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director of Democracy for America; Victoria Kaplan,’s Lead Campaign Director; New Hampshire Democracy for America & MoveOn members
RSVP: Media interested in attending should RSVP with Neil Sroka at []
Late last week, DFA and MoveOn announced that more than 200,000 Americans had signed on to join the Run Warren Run effort at
In mid-December, after securing the support of a stunning 87.6% of the group’s members, Democracy for America announced that it was going “all-in” with its allies at MoveOn to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren into the 2016 presidential race. Together, the groups have committed to invest at least $1,250,000 into the Run Warren Run effort.
Run Warren Run has hired staff and will be opening offices in early primary and caucus states like New Hampshire and Iowa to recruit the volunteer army Senator Warren will need to run; build key political support for Warren’s entrance into the race; and produce ads, videos and cultural interventions that tell the story of Senator Warren’s fight for working families and her powerful, populist progressive vision for our country’s future.
For more information about Saturday’s event or for interviews with DFA representatives, please contact Neil Sroka at []