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Blase Bonpane: Reflections on the Passing of a Lodestar

Blase Bonpane: Reflections on the Passing of a Lodestar

Blase Bonpane (photo credit: R. Colby)By Alan Minsky, Executive Director | Progressive Democrats of America Since I first began working alongside Blase Bonpane around the beginning of this century, he has been one of the most influential people in my life.  With his...

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Economists in Support of a Medicare for All Health Care System

Economists in Support of a Medicare for All Health Care System

Progressive Democrats of America An Open Letter to the Congress and People of the United StatesAs economists, we understand that a single-payer “Medicare for All” health insurance system for the U.S. can finance good-quality care for all U.S. residents as a basic...

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Alan Minsky’s Speech to The Party of the European Left

Alan Minsky’s Speech to The Party of the European Left

April 3, 2019   Brussels, Belgium By, Alan Minsky, Executive Director | Progressive Democrats of America Hello, I’m Alan Minsky, the Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America, also known as PDA. Contrary to what our name might imply, PDA is not actually a...

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“TO BERNIE SANDERS, WE SAY YES! “

“TO BERNIE SANDERS, WE SAY YES! “

By Maite Mola & Paolo Ferrero, Vice-Presidents of the Party of the European Left  In the spirit of Bernie Sanders’ recent call to begin building an “international progressive front”, the European Left invited leaders from the US Left to Brussels to develop...

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Mueller Report National Day Of Action

Mueller Report National Day Of Action

By Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F, Deb, Janis, Dan, Bryan, Kim, Dr. Bill, and Shayna—your PDA National Team National Day Of Action This Thursday April 4thDemand That AG Barr Release The Full ReportLast week, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) called for the release...

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Why Does the Democratic Party Refuse to Address Poverty

Why Does the Democratic Party Refuse to Address Poverty

photo: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez listens to a speaker as he chairs an executive committee meeting at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Summer Meeting in Chicago, August 23, 2018. (Reuters / Daniel Acker)By Alan Minsky, Executive Director -...

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Bernie 2020 Campaign Has Corporate Democrats Running Scared

Bernie 2020 Campaign Has Corporate Democrats Running Scared

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addresses the crowd during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Dome event on January 21, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images) by Norman Solomon | Common Dreams The overarching fear that defenders...

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Tulsi Gabbard Under Attack Driven By Sexism

Tulsi Gabbard Under Attack Driven By Sexism

By Donna Smith, Advisory Board Chair - Progressive Democrats of America It’s been just four short days since Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, HI-2, announced she will make a run for the presidency in 2020.  The attacks against her began growing rapidly — many surrounding her early...

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