Easy Effective Activism for Peace, Climate, Justice, and More!

Nov 24, 2018

photo: Truckin’ for Progress at the Freedom Celebration Parade in Champaign, IL

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team

Please Give Now To Build Momentum For 2020!

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) was founded in 2004 to make progress on the issues that matter to you. While we’re enjoying the holidays, PDA has been working hard to save lives, end wars, and stabilize the climate. Our allies—including Advisory Board members Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Rep. Barbara Lee—are leading the way! Join PDA in supporting the People’s Demand For Climate Justice by signing this petition.

Please Give Now To Support Progress Into 2020!

PDA will focus on Healthcare Not Warfare during December, A Month For Peace. Please join us supporting Tulsi Gabbard’s call demanding an end to the slaughter in Yemen. As she explains:

“Despite Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war in Yemen, killing thousands of civilians—bombing wedding parties and children in a school bus—Secretary Pompeo still certified that the Saudi-led coalition is taking steps to ‘reduce the risk of harm to civilians.’ The US has been saying this for years to justify their blind support for Saudi Arabia’s atrocities. We must end our support for this devastating interventionist war NOW.”

Please sign the petition to support Tulsi’s HConRes 138 to end U.S. involvement. Then, please contact your Senators and urge them to support Bernie’s legislation to end the war in Yemen.

Whenever we think about peace, we think of our Advisory Board Member Rep. Barbara Lee. PDA strongly supports the effort to elect Barbara Lee to the House leadership. If you agree, please sign the petition to elect Barbara Lee.

PDA’s work for Improved Medicare for All continues as we wrap up 2018 and organize for the new Congress. Please contact your representative and urge him or her to join the Medicare for All Caucus. Note: please remain patient if the action alert system is still connecting with a recently defeated representative. Updates are in progress.

Trump and his perfidy remain obstacles to progress on peace, climate, and healthcare as well as just about everything. If you agree it’s “Time To See Trump’s Tax Returns” please sign this petition. If you want the incoming Democratic House to Impeach Trump, please sign this petition.

Contact Mike “Phone Guy” Fox if you are available to make easy, effective phone calls from your own home to help elect Mike Espy over “Lynch Lady” and avowed voting suppression advocate Cindy Hyde-Smith in the Mississippi Senate election.

Reminder: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open enrollment ends December 15th. If it would help you gain access to healthcare, sign up for ACA coverage until we can enact Improved Medicare for All (MFA). While the ACA remains deeply flawed, it offers life-saving coverage for millions of Americans. Get more info. and sign up here.

Your monthly donation of $50, $20.20, $10, or $5 gives us the ongoing resources to keep up the fight for healthcare as a human right. We can only continue with your support. To build on our midterm successes, we need your help now! Please make automatic monthly sustaining gifts or a one-time gift now.

If you can give $5 per month, that’s great! $10? Wonderful! $25? Spectacular! Whatever is good for you is great for us. Thanks so much for anything you can do right now to help us reach our 100 new monthly sustainers goal.

Help PDA work toward Medicare for All, a clean DREAM Act, a living wage, election integrity, sustainable energy policy, reduction of military spending, tuition-free college, eliminating big money in politics, and other progressive priorities in 2019 and 2020. Visit the PDA Store to purchase sturdy American union-made items that amplify our progressive message.

Our new Healthcare Not Warfare T-shirts are in production and will arrive shortly. Orders received by December 5 will be shipped USPS Priority by December 10. Avoid the holiday rush and order progressive gifts now!

We appreciate you more than words can say. Thank you so much for supporting PDA and our shared efforts for progress!

In solidarity,

Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team

P.S. We’re here to help you make progress in your state and locality! If you need help organizing a new PDA chapter or energizing your existing chapter, please contact PDA Field Coordinator Dan O’Neal. Join the PDA Phone Team making easy, effective calls from your own home with Mike “Phone Guy” Fox. Also please pitch in $1000, $100, or whatever you can afford to support our organizing.

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