Can You Feel The Progressive Excitement Building?
Yours for democracy, Mike Hersh for Kimberly, Deb, Janis, Shayna, Alan, Mike F, Dan, Dr. Bill, and Bryan—your PDA National Team
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is both troubled and also galvanized by recent events. We will always stand up for those oppressed or threatened by right wing abusers. We’re not content with merely “resisting” the Trumpublicans’ assault on progress. We’re intent on reversing the harm caused by extremists from Reagan through both Bushes and now Trump.
Beyond that, our fierce determination to mobilize for progress—with your dedicated effort and support—will help make our nation and planet more just, more fair, more inclusive, and more sustainable than ever before! Are you with us? Then pitch in!
Of course we’re disgusted by the escalating War on Women. We’ve helped organize to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and now we’re closer than ever. We need one more Republican Senator and one more state to vote for equality. “One plus one, and we’re done!”
We’ve strongly supported Medicare For All which would protect the right to choose by overriding the Hyde Amendment, preempting all state abortion bans, and paying for all reproductive healthcare—including abortion.
Our two Educate Congress Letter Drops this month will focus on Medicare for All and the ERA. Please contact Mike Fox if you’re interested in dropping off letters at your local Representative’s and/or Senators’ offices. No time to letter drop? Then donate to support the cause!
We founded PDA because we understood that “third way” capitulation enables right wing Republican extremism, and led to widespread human suffering—including aggressive wars and militarism, concentration of wealth and power in the hands of exploitative oligarchs, union busting, racism, xenophobia, the climate emergency, lack of healthcare, and much more.
PDA is dedicated to electing a progressive majority to Congress. That’s why we’re proud to be supporting Marc Friedenberg, the Democratic nominee in the special election for Pennsylvania’s 12th district. Election day is this Tuesday, May 21st, so we need to pile on from all across the country big during this final push.
Please contribute all you can towards our efforts on Marc’s behalf, and if you can volunteer for GOTV efforts either in district or from your home via our national phone bank, please let Mike “Phone Guy” Fox know. To have the nation we need, we must elect more progressives like Marc, both to reverse right wing Republican policies and to stand up to corporatists in the Democratic Party.
Sadly, not all enemies of progress are Republicans. Rep. Cheri Bustos—the Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC or D Triple C)—is abusing her position to protect an anti-choice, right wing “Democrat” incumbent, Rep. Dan Lipinski against a progressive pro-choice challenger, PDA-endorsed candidate, Marie Newman.
This outrage is the embodiment of Rep. Bustos’ announced policy to freeze out challengers and to protect corporatist / GOP Lite incumbents. This is intolerable. PDA is the empowered Progressive Democratic antidote to the toxic corporatist capitulation by the Trump-enablers in “Democratic Leadership.” PDA is fighting back, and we need your help right now.
We need your help now to force the Democratic Party to be more democratic, progressive, and responsive to you. Please support our year-round work with an automatic monthly gift or a generous one-time gift to rebuild, remake, and reimagine the Democratic Party into a true People’s Party, dedicated to enacting the legislation we all need to survive and thrive in the 21st century.