Day One was a Success: Making the Most of a New Beginning

Jan 21, 2021

For a progressive future,

Debra Schrishuhn for the PDA National Team


 Now the Really Hard Work Begins


Yesterday’s inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was momentous, historic, elegant in its simplicity and directness, notable for the public display of bipartisanship, and it proceeded without interruption or violence. The Republic stands.

As promised, President Biden got to work in the afternoon of Day One, issuing 15 executive actions and two directives to undo some of the damage by the previous administration and begin to tackle the multiple crises facing the United States. A sweeping immigration bill is being introduced in Congress. The US will rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and the World Health Organization. President Biden created a federal COVID-19 response team to coordinate federal actions and signed orders mitigating economic fallout from the pandemic. All good so far.

However, the multiplicity of interconnected crises now facing our nation means it is more important than ever for progressives to have a seat at the tables where legislative and regulatory decisions are made.

PDA has been preparing for this need, and we are launching our expanded Congressional Office Liaison Program, finding and training hundreds of volunteers who will deliver information to congressional offices, form professional relationships with congressional staffers, and meet with Members of Congress to secure cosponsors and votes for critical legislation.

Be a part of history; make a difference now. Join our Congressional Office Liaison team today. If you cannot commit to the liaison team, please donate $46, $27, $10, or whatever you can afford to sustain our efforts today and in the weeks and months to come. We are counting on you.



  1. Peter W Deutsch

    I am currently and simultaneously maintaining six monthly sustainers for Progressive Democrats of America which net just over $160 a month allowing for a 4% ActBlue service or administrative charge on each transaction. Perhaps I can do more when I get over some immediate or near-term priorities.

    • Janis Kay

      Peter, thank you so much for your continued support!!! Your generosity is greatly appreciated!