Great news in CA and for voting rights nationwide!

Sep 15, 2021 | PDA News

In solidarity with John Lewis,
The PDA National Team

A Good Day to be a Progressive.  Let’s Keep the Momentum Going!


The Trumpists tried but failed to remove Governor Gavin Newsom from office. California voters resoundingly rejected his recall in yesterday’s election.

Now, the push for transformative progressive policies begins anew in California. One of the main reasons for public dissatisfaction with Newsom (which is significant) is that he campaigned as a progressive and has governed as a status quo moderate. That doesn’t float with the majority of Democrats in California. Remember, Bernie Sanders won the California primary handily in 2016.

As such, PDA applauds the approach our California affiliate, PDA-CA, took to the recall: Defeat the reactionaries on Sept. 14th; then immediately demand that Governor Newsom pursue progressive solutions to the myriad of crises that afflict California society, solutions that prioritize the people and the planet and not Gavin’s wealthy donors. Failure to do so over the next few months will undoubtedly earn Governor Newsom a primary challenge in 2022 from a true progressive.

Today we celebrate a victory in California over the reactionaries.

And to make matters even better, the Freedom To Vote Act introduced in the Senate on Tuesday is moving us ever closer to the kind of election protection that can stymie the Trumpists’ attempts to disenfranchise voters and suppress the vote in general.

1) Join a “Finish the Job” voting rights rally near you. No rally near you? Anchor a simple event with our help.

2) Contact your Senators (calls are best) now and demand that they pass the Freedom to Vote Act now. Let us know if you’ve acted.

3) Contribute to our on-going campaign for voting rights and election integrity.

4) Revel in the fact that the good guys had a good day, and then let’s get back to work.