Join Me In Sustained Progress
By Mike Hersh for your PDA National Team
Every month, I get an invoice from Progressive Democrats of America, indicating that I’ve made another automatic donation to support PDA’s operations. To be honest, I don’t even really miss it. Especially because I know my regular donations help PDA budget and plan, and therefore help “sustain” our operations. These “Change Makes Change” donations help PDA even more than occasional donations.
PDA is an insurgent organization. We get nothing from the deep pocket types or official Democratic Party entities. PDA never gets one cent from corporations or super PACs. We rely on individual donations that average less than $23 each. If you’ve never donated, or haven’t donated recently, please dig deep and give $500, $50, or as much as possible as an investment in progress. You are all we’ve got. Everything we do is only possible because of generous support from people like you.
It’s probably news to those who troll us on email and social media, but we are not affiliated with the Democratic Party nor any official Democratic Party organization, agency, or campaign. We get nothing from the party machine. We’re not like other organizations that can count on $100,000 donations from foundations or billionaires.
To all my fellow “Change Makes Change” sustainers, your PDA National team—Donna Smith, Judy Hess, Mike Fox, Janis Kay, Debra Schrishuhn, Dan O’Neal, Dr. Bill Honigman, Amos Miers, Bryan and Kimberly Buchan, and me—all deeply and personally thank you. We deeply appreciate your automatic monthly donation. You are the backbone of our movement, and the engine of our Political Revolution. Unfortunately, while we have a fair number of sustainers, we need many more people to sign up as monthly donors, and we need those who can afford it to increase their monthly donation.
If you cannot sign up to as a PDA sustainer at this time, we understand. We need one-time donations as well. We appreciate every donor, every phone caller, and every local, state, and issue team organizer. PDA wouldn’t and couldn’t accomplish anything without your ongoing support. If you’ve never donated of volunteered, this would be a perfect time to step up.
Donate generously here right now, and sign up to make monthly donations if at all possible. Money tight? Kick in whatever you can afford as an investment in a better tomorrow. If you’ve never donated, or haven’t donated recently, please dig deep and give $500, $50, or as much as possible as an investment in progress. We understand that times are tough, that the 1% has seized the lion’s share of all wealth. Of course we’re working to remedy that. We’re aware of the intolerable pressures on working people and those on fixed incomes. Unless you invest in progress now, your own situation will get worse, not better.
Mike Hersh for your PDA National Team
P.S. We’re here to help you make progress in your state and locality! If you need any help organizing a new PDA chapter or energizing your existing chapter, please contact PDA Field Coordinator Judy Hess. For those who haven’t met her yet, you will find Judy is a smart, friendly, and supportive person who can help empower you. She can get you access to progressive DVDs to show, help you post your meetings and events onto the PDA calendar, and otherwise help your chapter thrive! Don’t delay, start organizing now to make a real difference where you live! We’re here to help!