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Joe Biden and Why America Needs a Strong Progressive Movement

Joe Biden and Why America Needs a Strong Progressive Movement

photo: Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at Sunday’s debate at a CNN studios in Washington, D.C.(Evan Vucci / Associated Press) | Los Angeles Times By Alan Minsky, Executive Director - Progressive Democrats of America In the second...

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Kevin Spidel – PDA Memorial Tribute

Kevin Spidel – PDA Memorial Tribute

By Bryan Buchan - Progressive Democrats of America   Kevin Spidel, a life long political and community organizer and social activist, a former Campaign Director for Amnesty International, former National Field Director for Kucinich for President, and co-founder and...

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Big Votes Coming Up! South Carolina Saturday, Then Super Tuesday!

Big Votes Coming Up! South Carolina Saturday, Then Super Tuesday!

photo: PDA's Alan Minsky and Dr. Bill HonigmanSay, “We Want Bernie For President” In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. Our Empowered Movement Is Growing All Across The USASouth...

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#MedicareforAll beats Trump

#MedicareforAll beats Trump

By Dr. Bill Honigman​, Progressive Democrats of America - National Outreach Lead   I’m a recently retired Emergency Room physician, and after 37-plus years in the business I should know that #SinglePayer expanded and improved #MedicareForAll will save money and save...

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The Democratic Presidential Debate Must Address Poverty

The Democratic Presidential Debate Must Address Poverty

photo: People walk in Skid Row after new school supplies were donated to thousands at Fred Jordan Missions, on September 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images / Mario Tama) Alan Minsky, the executive director of the Progressive Democrats of America, is...

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Medicare as Medicine for a System Addicted to Itself

Medicare as Medicine for a System Addicted to Itself

By Donna Smith   Just three short weeks ago, I became Medicare eligible.  And shortly afterwards I faced a serious health crisis.  What a never knew is how absolutely protected I am as a Medicare beneficiary when compared to the past 64 years covered by private...

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Remembering Our Sister, Judy Hess

Remembering Our Sister, Judy Hess

National Staff -  Progressive Democrats of America   Judy Hess—force of nature, longtime PDA National Field Coordinator, Vice Chair of PDA’s Board, California State Co-Coordinator, former Chapter Leader in San Diego and Fresno, and progressive organizer in the...

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She Persists: Building Power Through Shared Humanity

She Persists: Building Power Through Shared Humanity

photo: Donna Smith and Senator Elizabeth WarrenBy Donna Smith - former Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America and currently a Medicare for All campaign surrogate for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. It was July 17, 2007, and I was set to testify to the House...

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