PDA PRESS RELEASES
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
Congressional Progressive Caucus Demands Firing of White Supremacists from the White House, Removal of Confederate Statues in the U.S. Capitol, and Reopening of DHS Right-Wing Extremism Division in Response to Violence in Charlottesville
Congressional Progressive Caucus Demands Firing of White Supremacists from the White House, Removal of Confederate Statues in the U.S. Capitol, and Reopening of DHS Right-Wing Extremism Division in Response to Violence in CharlottesvilleAug 15, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 14, 2017 Press Contacts: Sayanna Molina (Grijalva) Ron Boehmer (Pocan) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement responding to the violent attacks perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, whi
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.
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
Ode to the SiCKO Decade and Single-Payer PowerJul 17, 2017 By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America When Michael Moore’s documentary film, SiCKO, was released in June 2007, the nation was yet to elect our first African American president, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) was yet to be introduced or debated. Taken with the unrealistic notion that somehow SiCKO would awaken millions of people to the suffering embedded in the dysfunctional healthcare system and that those millions of people would mobilize for change, my husband
Make Progressive Fireworks 💥 Today!Jul 4, 2017 By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America Patriots and Progressives—Together this July 4th Over the past several months, you may find it hard to believe that we still have much to celebrate around our shared American experience or what we might have believed was the shared American value of independence from tyranny and oppression. Now, wait, we at Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) are not saying that this nation has lived up to that long-held value, but many of us still strive to make real the promis