End The CIA’s Shameful Legacy

May 13, 2018

By  Mike Hersh for Donna, Mike F., Judy, Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Deb, Kimberly, and Bryan—Your PDA National Team

Let’s Get Active!
Say NO To Torture!

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) needs you to step up now to make your voice heard on several important issues. First off, we need your help to protect internet freedom and to stop a human rights violator from becoming Director of Central Intelligence (the CIA).

Senate Vote Expected This Week
Tell Your Senators: Vote NO On Torture!

Act Now! The Senate Must Reject Gina Haspel!

We’re counting on you to weigh in on both of these impending votes now! Congress is expected to vote on net neutrality early next week, and controversial CIA Director nominee “Bloody” Gina Haspel will face key votes before the Senate intelligence committee and then the full Senate. Act now before these critically important votes. Then, take as many other actions below as you can, share them with all your contacts by email and social media, and finally, please click here to generously support our work by check or card.

Time is short, so please click here to send an e-mail to your Senators opposing Gina Haspel’s nomination for CIA Director. Make a note to call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 on Monday. Ask to speak with the staffer working on national security or intelligence matters.

Tell them Gina Haspel is not qualified to serve as CIA Director because of her horrendous record on human rights and international law, especially her avid support for illegal “enhanced interrogation techniques,” AKA torture. Her confirmation would send a shameful signal to the entire world that the United States ignores international norms and embraces barbaric practices shunned by the world community. (If they’re not available, leave a voice mail message.)

Then, please click here to send an email to demand Net Neutrality, and then click here to find your senators and the office numbers to call them this week. Ask to speak with the staffer working on Net Neutrality and share your concerns that ending Net Neutrality will unfairly increase consumer costs and decrease quality of service, while letting Internet Service Providers dictate which websites you can visit, how well other websites operate, and otherwise undermine internet freedom. (If they’re not available, leave a voice mail message.)

As the FCC’s scheme to let your Internet Service Provider (ISP) determine which websites you can visit, jack up your rates, and otherwise dictate what you can do online, Congress is our last hope.Please click here to tell Congress: We Demand Internet Freedom! Then, please pitch in to support PDA’s Organizing by card or check.

PDA was instrumental in the early work around the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF) Act, working with lead sponsor Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. When the OFF Act becomes law, we will aggressively move toward 100 percent renewable energy sources by 2035. Please tell your Representative to cosponsor the OFF Act. Then, please pitch in to support PDA’s Stop Global Warming Efforts by check or card.

Money short? Then please support our work with your time and effort. Make easy. effective calls from your own home to help elect candidates, and make progress. Mike “Phone Guy” Fox will show you how.

Join us telling Congress to end and prevent war, guarantee equal rights, protect our climate and environment, champion healthcare as a human right, impeach Trump, and stand up for the DREAMers. Also, urge Bernie Sanders to run for president and suggest who he should pick as his running mate. Please use our updated alert to prevent all-out war in Syria.

Here are seventeen ways we’re helping you have a huge impact right now. Just click on the links below. There’s so much that we have to do, but if we all pitch in, we will succeed! Take as many actions as you can—three, five, or all of them—and then please take a few moments to share them with all your contacts via email and social media to multiply your impact:

  1. Tell your Senators Oppose Haspel for CIA
  2. Tell Congress: Protect The Internet
  3. Demand Peace, Divest From War
  4. Take Away Trump’s Nuclear War Power
  5. Demand Diplomacy in Syria
  6. Demand Non-Violence in Gaza
  7. Vote For Bernie’s Vice President
  8. Tell Congress To Get Us Off Fossil Fuels
  9. End US Involvement In The War In Yemen
  10. Tell Congress: Don’t Let Trump Fire Mueller
  11. Protect The Iran Nuclear Treaty
  12. Support The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
  13. Tell Congress To Investigate And Impeach Trump
  14. Tell the Senate: End The Opioid Crisis
  15. Tell Senators Healthcare Is A Human Right
  16. Demand A Clean Dream Act (DACA)
  17. Sign The We Want Bernie 2020 Petition

In solidarity,

Mike Hersh for Donna, Mike F., Judy, Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Deb, Kimberly, and Bryan—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. No time to volunteer? Then please pitch in $1000, $100, or whatever you can afford. We don’t have billionaire dark money donors. We depend upon your generous support. Please give generously to support our organizing.

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