Happy New Year!
photo: Yours Truly with PDA Senior Advisor, Russell Greene, at the
Climate Emergency March with Greta Thunberg in Los Angeles
Together, let’s change the world! Alan Minsky for Mike F., Deb, Mike H., Janis, Dan, Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team
Let’s make this the most progressive
decade in American history. Pitch in
each month to sustain progress!
Help Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) achieve our New Year’s Resolutions for the biggest year in our 16 year history.
When the calendar turned from 2019 to 2020 last night, we arrived in a year of such great consequence for our society that it would be almost impossible to overstate its significance.
We must remove Donald Trump from office—by Senate action, forcing him to resign, or electoral defeat—to prevent the greatest blow to our democratic republic since the secession of the Confederacy. Additionally, we must break the Trumpublicans’ death-grip in the Senate.
Failure to do both would mean four or more years of going backwards away from solutions to the Climate Emergency when scientists warn us this is our last chance to avert an impending and unimaginable catastrophe.
Paradoxically, at this moment of severe crisis, the politics of economic, climate, and racial justice are also ascendant like no time in recent memory. We have as much to win in 2020 as we could lose. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The task at hand could not be more clear.
PDA made huge resolutions for 2020, as big as any in our 16-year history. With your sustaining support, we will work nonstop to:
- Remove Donald Trump from office through a fair trial in the U.S. Senate
- Secure the Democratic presidential nomination for Bernie Sanders
- Win the presidency, win the Senate, and expand the majority in the House
- Expand the movement and mandate for a progressive agenda on every issue.
Our progressive agenda is ambitious:
Medicare for All, student debt cancellation and free public college, housing as a human right, dismantling the prison-industrial complex, criminal justice reform and ending the War on Drugs, and ending our near-endless wars and out-of-control military spending.
Also, closing detention camps and opening a path to citizenship for immigrants and refugees, ending neoliberal economic policies and rebuilding the middle class, establishing universal voting rights and election integrity, and responding to the climate emergency in the ways that the science demands.
To have an even greater impact on all of these fronts, PDA is planing to achieve unprecedented growth in 2020. We are working to empower an active PDA chapter in every congressional district in the land by the time the next President is inaugurated in January 2021. Working with you, we will be a major force pushing for the progressive change the country and the world need.
Are you with us? Now is the time to increase your involvement!
Resolve to become more active in your local chapter, or help to launch a new one by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get involved in the We Want Bernie campaign, or the campaigns of our other endorsed candidates by contacting email@example.com.
Too busy to volunteer? Then please become a Change Makes Change sustaining donor at $500, $50 or $5 per month—or make a generous one-time gift. We appreciate and need anything you can do to help sustain PDA’s mobilization for progress.
P.S. PDA is working on election integrity and ending voter suppression; ending poverty and homelessness; outreach to rural, urban, minority, and younger progressives; as well as organizing on college campuses—and much more! We can’t do anything without your strong support.