Black Lives Matter

Jun 13, 2020


Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Dr. Bill, Janis, Deb, Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team

TOMORROW, Join Our Emergency Healthcare Town Hall
With US Senate Candidate Andrew Romanoff from Colorado
Sunday June 14th, 4-5pm ET, 1-2pm PT—Contact Mike Fox

Stay Informed Read PDA’s Recent Posts

Demand Action to End Police Brutality!

Join The Emergency Election Protection 2020 Town Hall
Wednesday June 17, 3pm-4:30pm ET; Noon-1:30pm PT
* Lines Are Limited, So RSVP With Mike Fox Now *

Sign: Demand Justice For George Floyd

Demand Emergency Healthcare Legislation

A long-overdue uprising against police violence is forcing the powers that be to finally listen to anguished and angry cries. Black Lives Matter!

In addition to police brutality, healthcare injustice—endemic and persistent, but newly-exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic—is also killing Black people in our nation.

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) calls on everyone to demand immediate passage of emergency healthcare legislation as well as House Resolution 988, “Condemning all acts of police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force throughout the country.”

This resolution—sponsored by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), in whose district the murder took place),Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), and PDA Advisory Board MemberRep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)—has 174 cosponsors so far.

If your Representative isn’t on board yet, Click Here to send them an email demanding that they step up now. Even if they’re already on, we need their help to push for a floor vote ASAP.

Join us demanding that Congress pass H.Res.988. Sign up for our Educate Congress effort. We’ll be taking this message to our Congress members this coming week.

Take action now! Click Here to email your U.S. Representative and demand passage of H.Res. 988 as a first step toward seeking justice for George Floyd and countless others whose lives have been cut short by police brutality.

This horrendous COVID-19 plague is killing people, destroying businesses, and wreaking social havoc. Unless our response quickly and effectively counters these threats, 100,000s more will die and millions more will suffer, leaving our families, nation, and worldwide humanity severely damaged.

Nearly every day, we see alarming evidence that our institutions are failing, and those failures cause preventable deaths. In response, PDA is working within a large, powerful coalition to demand effective, medically-valid COVID-19 responses. We need your help now! Please take the following actions:

Click Here to demanding emergency healthcare legislation

Protect Nurses, Patients, and Public Health

Join The Emergency Election Protection 2020 Town Hall
Wednesday June 17, 3pm-4:30pm ET Noon-1:30pm PT
Lines Are Limited, So RSVP Now With Mike Fox!

TOMORROW, Join Our Emergency Healthcare Town Hall
Sun. June 14th, 4-5pm ET, 1-2pm PT—Contact Mike Fox

Protect Healthcare Professionals! Make Calls For
The COVID-19 Health Care Worker Protection Act

Sign the Petition for Medicare For All

Protect the US Postal Service

Make Easy, Effective Election-Winning Calls

Tell Congress: Student Debt Cancellation Must Be
Part of the Next COVID-19 Emergency Legislation

Support PDA’s COVID-19/Healthcare Organizing

We’re horrified at the ongoing oppression of immigrants and asylum seekers. Our immigration policies have long needed fundamental reform.

Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, innocent people including infants and children were suffering and dying in custody.

Now, Trump is escalating his xenophobic attacks on immigrants once again, using Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to terrorize people in hospitals, schools, and their homes.

Click here to tell Congress to defund and abolish ICE, to quickly pass the bipartisan Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, and to end inhumane and deadly abuses against immigrants and asylum-seekers.

Tell Congress To Support The USPS During This Crisis! We need the Post Office to ensure delivery of medications and other necessities, as well as to allow secure, accurate vote-by-mail for primaries and the general election.

Click Here to contact Mike Fox and RSVP for our Emergency Healthcare Town Hall with Senate Candidate Andrew Romanoff—TOMORROW, Sunday June 14th, 1pm PT, 2pm MT, 3pm CT, 4pm ET. Dr. Bill Honigman and special guests will answer your questions and discuss your concerns.

Act now! 46 million Americans are carrying a staggering sum total of 1.7 trillion dollars of student debt. They’re trapped, with no hope of paying off their debt unless Congress steps up to help. Sign the Petition. Tell Congress to Cancel Student Debt.

Want to help with our healthcare and other organizing? Contact Mike Fox and he’ll keep you busy. Can’t volunteer? Then pitch in whatever you can to help support our ongoing COVID-19 emergency response, and our mobilizing for policies we need to upgrade our healthcare system.

We can’t go back to business as usual after the pandemic crisis is over. We’re organizing now for the Post-COVID-19 world. That’s why PDA supports the comprehensive Green New Deal agenda.

To ensure our immediate and long-term survival, we need the Green New Deal. Help us support policies to create millions of new, highly-paid, sustainable jobs, to build critically-needed infrastructure, to free ourselves from household debt, and to enhance our social safety net.

We need an empowered, progressive mass movement to demand the policies and government responses needed to save lives and rebuild our shattered economy. We need your generous support to get there.


P.S.: We need your support right now to upgrade our mobilizing for life-saving policies during the pandemic and beyond. Please support our efforts on behalf of science-based, effective, emergency COVID-19 policies and Medicare For All.