Congress Is Negotiating COVID-19 Legislation Right Now

May 8, 2020

photo: Rep. Ilhan Omar and Student Activists Join Sen. Sanders
at the Student Debt Cancellation Legislation Launch in D.C.

In solidarity,

Alan Minsky for Mike F., Mike H., Donna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team.

The Next COVID-19 Recovery Bill is Being Written
Tell Congress to Include Student Debt Relief

Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / Webinar
Sunday, 5/10–Click To Email Mike Fox For Info.

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Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is optimistic about one thing during these troubled times: The Student Debt crisis is finally getting the attention it deserves.

46 million Americans are carrying a staggering sum total of 1.7 trillion dollars of student debt. They feel trapped, with no hope of paying off their debt. We have a real opportunity for student debt cancellation to be part of the next stimulus package. Now is the time to make sure our voices are heard.

Tell Congress to Cancel Student Debt

Americans face increasing economic adversity as the COVID-19 crisis causes mass unemployment. There is a growing recognition across the land, and on Capitol Hill, that something must be done before the burden is too great for student debt holders.

There are new bills in both the U.S. Senate and House calling for emergency student debt relief—up to $10,000 cancelled for each student debtor. Democratic leadership is deciding this week whether to include these proposals in the next stimulus bill. By speaking up right now, we can make the difference. Please sign our petition calling on the Federal Government to support the Student Debt Stimulus.

We appreciate all you do to help make progress on these and other issues. If you’ve never donated to help PDA help you pressure our elected officials, now is the perfect time. We need your support more than ever. Click Here to support PDA’s issue organizing.


P.S.: Don’t miss PDA’s Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / Webinar Sunday, 5/10–Click To Email Mike Fox For Info. 

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1 Comment

  1. David

    Calling yourself a progressive means doing things that are are strong ac and brave. Not calling out Pelosi for her center right ideology is where to start. And Biden, really, God save us all.


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Tell Congress To End Police BrutalityIn This Critical Moment, We See No Leadership From The White House We Look To Justice-Minded Members of Congress, to Step Up and Lead

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) condemns ongoing, escalating violence against African Americans. We desperately need a national truth and reconciliation conversation to admit and rectify the scourge of structural racism, including comprehensive policy changes.

H.Res.988, cosponsored by four courageous congressional leaders, is a decisive first step. Join us demanding its passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In response to the brutal murder of George Floyd by a sworn peace officer, abetted and assisted by three other sworn peace officers in broad daylight, four U.S. Representatives have stepped up to lead.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN, in whose district the murder took place), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced H.Res. 988, a resolution to the U.S. House of Representatives, “condemning all acts of police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force throughout the country.”

Tell Congress To End Police Brutality

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 so many others whose lives have been cut short by police brutality.

“From slavery to lynching to Jim Crow, black people in this country have been brutalized and dehumanized for centuries,” Rep. Omar stated last week. “We cannot fully right these wrongs until we admit we have a problem. As the People’s House, the House of Representatives must acknowledge these historical injustices and call for a comprehensive solution. There are many steps on the path to justice, but we must begin to take them.”

George Floyd is just one among the latest in a (much too) long list of victims of state-sanctioned terrorism against African Americans. We know the names of some recent victims, but for far too long records and statistics on extra-judicial police killings have not even been kept. For too many years, officers have not been charged, and—if charged—they have not been effectively prosecuted or convicted.

Email your U.S. Representative today and demand passage of the Omar-Pressley-Bass-Lee resolution (H.Res.988) condemning police brutality, racial profiling, and excessive and militarized force by police.