Charlottesville Aftermath

Aug 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. “Justice or Bust” messaging is fine if you take our messaging. Mostly be supportive of and be in solidarity with communities of color and diversity of religious beliefs. Really. Find a way in the next couple of days to do so. And then find ways going forward to engage in tangible work for equality.

Stand With Charlottesville

Here is the most comprehensive list of events we know of. This is the time to be in solidarity with our African American and Jewish friends, and all people who are persecuted by those driven by hatred and injustice.

For Peace and Justice for All,

Donna Smith, PDA Executive Director
For Mike F, Judy, Mike H, Janis, Dr. Bill, Deb, Dan, Kim and Amos, your PDA National Team