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Racism Deserves No Pardon Here. Stand With Us!

Racism Deserves No Pardon Here. Stand With Us!Aug 19, 2017 By Donna, Dan, Mike F., Mike H., Amos, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Judy, and Dr. Bill, your national PDA team. Tell Trump Not To Pardon Arpaio   Ridding the administration of one racist influence by firing Steve Brannon is not enough to obscure plans Donald Trump has made public to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  Trump plans to travel to Phoenix on Tuesday, August 22, to hold a campaign-style rally during which sources say he plans to make a very public spectacle of the pardon. Wait.  The former sheriff and pro

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Condemns Justice Department’s Politically Motivated Search Warrant

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Condemns Justice Department’s Politically Motivated Search WarrantAug 18, 2017 By Rep. Tulsi Gabbard – Press Release Honolulu, HI—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today warned that, in violation of First Amendment privacy protections afforded under the Constitution, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has requested a search warrant for IP addresses and personal information stored on the server of a private company who helped organize protests during President Trump’s inauguration. The search warrant, filed by the federal government in the D.C. Superior Court, is trying to force

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Netroots Solidarity Against Nazis.

Netroots Solidarity Against Nazis.Aug 17, 2017 By Mike Fox for Donna, Mike H., Amos, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dan, Judy, Dr. Bill, and the rest of the PDA team In The Suites And In The Streets…. Some of the biggest names in the progressive movement — from Elizabeth Warren and Keith Ellison, to Marc Pocan and PDA Advisory Board member Barbara Lee — educated and energized thousands of activists from across the country at this year’s Netroots Nation last weekend. Thanks to your kind support I was able to attend along with Amos Miers. And while the conference was a very

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We Will Not Be Intimidated

We Will Not Be IntimidatedAug 16, 2017 By Mike Hersh for Donna, Mike F., Amos, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Judy, Dr. Bill—your PDA National Team Standing Together Against Bigotry Join Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) in sending a message to Donald Trump and his alt-right, confederate, neo-Nazi supporters. You will not intimidate us. We will stand together and stand up for each other. After a pause to mourn the tragedy and reflect at the nature of rightwing extremism and white supremacy in our nation, we’re moving forward again with our Summer for Progress. Even before this latest racist o

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Charlottesville Aftermath

Charlottesville AftermathAug 14, 2017 By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America Where to now? After the tragic events over the weekend, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is urging people to pause and reflect. We’re asking ourselves questions like, “What has happened to our nation?” and “What can we do to pull back from the brink?” We don’t pretend to have the answers, but we have a suggestion. Go to rallies and solidarity events. My husband Larry and I did that yesterday in Denver as heavy thunderstorms moved in. Do not take the spotlight. 

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Violence in Virginia

Violence in VirginiaAug 13, 2017 By Donna, Mike F, Judy, Mike H., Dan, Janis, Deb, Amos, Dr. Bill, and Kim, your PDA National Team | Press Release We Can And Must Come Together In Peace Today, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) feels saddened and alarmed by the events in Charlottesville, Va., where the Governor has declared a state of emergency. Groups protesting against plans to move a statue of a Confederate general attacked and injured several people. White supremacists, Nazis, and others brandishing Confederate flags, weapons, and shields drove law enforcement officials from Emancipati

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Our Immoral Health Care System

Our Immoral Health Care SystemAug 11, 2017 photo: Paul Song and Donna Smith, 2016 People’s Summit Dr. Paul Song | PDA National Advisory Board This is no time to celebrate While 23 million Americans recently breathed a collective sigh of relief as the latest Trumpublican attempt to repeal the ACA failed, over 28 million Americans still remain uninsured. Even more Americans continue to remain underinsured and struggle with decreased access to health care due to unaffordable co-pays and deductibles, while being suffocated by crippling premiums and prescription drug prices. Meanwhile, far too many

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To Win, We Need Winning Issues and Candidates

To Win, We Need Winning Issues and CandidatesAug 9, 2017 Progressive Democrats of America National Team Help Sustain Progressive Democrats of America Be a Win 2018 Sustainer: Give $20.18 Per Month We founded Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) thirteen years ago to change politics in America. We’re working for you on all the issues you care about, and now we need your help to add 100 new sustainers this week! We don’t require dues. We rely on small donations from people like you. If you’ve never donated before, or if you’ve given from time to time, now is the time to become a “C

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We All Need To Stand Up For Justice

We All Need To Stand Up For JusticeAug 8, 2017 By Progressive Democrats of America This month, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is organizing with a huge coalition for the People’s Platform—8 bills we’re urging all Democratic Representatives to cosponsor—during the Summer for Progress. One of the eight bills—the Justice is Not For Sale Act (H.R.3227)—was introduced by PDA’s own National Advisory Board member, progressive champion Rep. Raul Grijalva – (AZ-3). This legislation would bar the federal government as well as state, and local jurisdictions from contracting with priva

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End Profiteering From Prisons And Detention

End Profiteering From Prisons And DetentionAug 6, 2017 From your PDA National Team Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is organizing with our allies in the Summer for Progress. Earlier this month, PDA National Advisory Board member Rep. Raul Grijalva reintroduced the Justice is Not For Sale Act (H.R. 3227)—one of 8 bills in the People’s Platform that we’re urging all Democratic Representatives to cosponsor. This legislation was also introduced in the Senate by Sen. Bernie Sanders. Join a Summer for Progress Local Lobbying Team! We Need To Pressure Congress We agree with Rep. Grijalva who sa

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