Democracy for America backs Sam Jammal for Congress

National group says Sam Jammal’s victory in California’s 39th District is critical to confronting Trump’s “bigoted & oligarchic agenda”

FULLERTON — Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Sam Jammal, Candidate for California’s 39th Congressional District, a U.S. House race that will be critical to helping Democrats win back the House of Representatives in 2018.

Democracy for America is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with 305,710 members in California. Since its 2004 founding, DFA members have raised and contributed more than $40 million and made more than 11.1 million volunteer calls to help successfully elect 918 progressive candidates nationwide.

Chair Jim Dean on DFA’s endorsement of Sam Jammal:

“Victories across California in 2018 are going to be absolutely critical to Democrats’ chances of taking back the House and gaining the political power necessary to confront and defeat Donald Trump’s bigoted and oligarchic agenda.

“Sam Jammal is running the smart, inclusive populist campaign necessary not only to defeat a right-wing, California Republican who has been enabling Trump’s agenda, but also inspire in the tens of thousands of new voters who want to join us in fighting back.  California has long been a progressive beacon for the country and with this new leader fighting for it in Washington it will continue to lead the battle for big, bold ideas like Medicare For All, comprehensive immigration reform, and a robust response to climate change.

“From his attacks on Dreamers and immigrants to his plan to massively increase working families’ taxes to line the pockets of his red-state billionaire pals, Donald Trump has spent his first year in office launching a repeated, no-holds-barred assault on the people of California.  By sending Sam Jammal to Congress, Californians will have the new warrior they need to fight back and Democracy for America members couldn’t be more excited to stand with him every step of the way.” — Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America

Sam Jammal on DFA’s endorsement:

“I am excited to receive the endorsement of Democracy For America (DFA). As the son of working class, immigrant parents, the only way I know how to fight is on the ground and in the community. I did this as a civil rights lawyer and clean energy advocate and will do it as the next Congressman from the community I grew up in – California’s 39th Congressional District. I look forward to partnering with DFA to not just stop Donald Trump, but also to build a progressive future by fighting to make sure workers get a raise and families can still afford the basics, like health care, housing and a secure retirement. The 2018 election is about defining who we are as Americans and what kind of country we want to live in. I will fight to make sure the American Dream is still a reality and we are the welcoming America my parents immigrated to. Thank you, DFA, for the opportunity to work with you to flip the 39th district.”

Sam Jammal (CA-39) grew up in the communities of California’s 39th Congressional District as the son of immigrants from South America and the Middle East.  A veteran of the Obama administration, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), and, more recently, Solar City and Tesla, Jammal believes that his 2018 election isn’t just about stopping Donald Trump.  Jammal believes flipping the 39th means building a progressive future by fighting to make sure workers get a raise and families can still afford the basics, like health care, housing and a secure retirement.