Jim Dean (DFA)
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DFA was founded in 2004 after the presidential campaign of Dean's brother, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. Jim Dean has raised money, given speeches, and organized for DFA in his home state of Connecticut. He is “committed to strengthening grassroots participation and the recruitment and election of fiscally responsible and socially progressive candidates to all levels of government” through Democracy for America.
Dean currently travels across the country promoting grassroots and progressive activism in all levels of government through DFA’s training academies. Dean also takes part in national fund-raising efforts for the organization.
Jim Dean frequently appears on various media outlets and programs, including “Meet the Press,” "Air America Radio," “This is America” with Jon Elliott, “The Bev Smith Show”, and the “Thom Hartmann Program.”
In an interview with Truthout.com, Dean is quoted as saying, “Democracy is not a spectator sport, and politics is way too important to be left up to the politicians.”