Healthcare Not Warfare!

Jul 1, 2019

photo: PDA Florida Activists Demand Medicare For All

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team.

TONIGHT! Healthcare Not Warfare Call With Code Pink

Healthcare Not Warfare is not just a slogan. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) launched our Healthcare Not Warfare (HNW) campaign about a decade ago because we understood that even though Medicare For All (MFA) will actually save money, runaway spending on weapons and war would always undermine our efforts to achieve progress. Therefore, our HNW framing asserts the essential interconnections between federal budget policies and our national priorities.

This coming Thursday is Independence Day, and our allies Code Pink have big plans! Call in tonight to hear about them. Then, stay on to hear about PDA’s upcoming plans including how to get involved with the national MFA coalition’s August People’s Assemblies to pressure Congress to pass the Medicare For All Act.

PDA Chapter Leaders and State Coordinators Call Tonight, Monday July 1st
With Guest Speaker Ariel Gold, Code Pink Co-Director
8:30pm ET, 7:30pm CT, 6:30pm MT, 5:30pm PT & AZ, 2:30pm HI
Phone Number: 712-770-4160  – Access Code: 307379#

Pitch In To Help Mobilize For Medicare For All

Tell Congress: We Need #MedicareForAll

Tonight’s Call Agenda:

1. Special Guest Ariel Gold, Code Pink Co-Director – No War with Iran or Venezuela
2. PDA Executive Director’s report – Alan Minsky
3. PDA 15 Year Anniversary – July Birthday Parties – Fund raising
4. Updates: We Want Bernie – PDA National campaign – DNC debate, and more
5. Medicare for All – HR-1384 – Campaign
6. “Educate Congress” Monthly letter drops for July
7. Chapter Reports – What’s happening?
   A. Sharing best practices, are we meeting regularly? Yes – No
   B. What are the challenges?
8. Change makes Change – PDA’s sustainer program
9. Other and announcements

Medicare For All (MFA) will guarantee high quality comprehensive healthcare for all of us, with no out-of-pocket expenses: no premiums, co-pays, cap, or deductibles. Complete care, including, mental, dental, vision, prescriptions, medical devices, preventative, women’s health, long-term care, and more that will save 10,000s of U.S. lives and 100s of $billions each year.

Help PDA gain MFA cosponsors! Call Congress at 202-858-1717 and Click Here to tell your Representative to Cosponsor Rep. Jayapal’s and Rep. Dingell’s Medicare For All Act. Also, Click Here to tell your Senators to cosponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders’s MFA bill.

Tell Congress: No War Against Iran: Trump is openly threatening Iran with military attack. He admits he ordered an attack, but changed his mind at the last moment! We must act now to prevent another illegal, destructive, destabilizing war in the Middle East. Click Here to tell your Representative and Senators: “No war against Iran!”

PDA helps you make a huge difference with Educate Congress letter drops, action alerts, and coalition efforts with dozens of progressive organizations. Click Here to email Mike Fox. He’ll help you get involved with our letter drops and other direct actions.

We appreciate all you do to help make progress on these and other issues. If you’ve never donated to help PDA help you pressure our elected officials, now is the perfect time. We need your support more than ever. Click Here to support PDA’s issue organizing.


PS: Click Here to watch PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky’s interview about PDA’s goals and plans. Contribute To PDA’s Medicare For All Action Fund