Heating Up In Summer!

Jul 14, 2019

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

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As the Summer heats up, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) asks you to join us going into overdrive for progress. This past week, we convened a webinar on Medicare For All and a conference call on the Climate Emergency.

Our National Field Organizer Shayna Stevens and I went to Netroots Nation in Philly where we organized with our allies in the struggles for Medicare For All (MFA), Student Debt Cancellation, electing progressive candidates, the Climate Emergency, and other top priorities.

Our MFA coalition helped add three more House cosponsors last week, but we need as many cosponsors as we can get! Call Congress at 202-858-1717 and Click Here to tell your Representative to Cosponsor Rep. Jayapal’s and Rep. Debbie Dingell’s Medicare For All Act. Then, Click Here to tell your Senators to cosponsor Bernie’s MFA legislation.

Also last week, PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky traveled to D.C. where he met with dozens of key progressive leaders and joined local D.C. area PDAers for an intimate fundraiser/briefing with special guests Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Medea Benjamin of Code Pink. We continued our work alongside Code Pink to prevent war with Iran, Venezuela, and anywhere else the neocons dream of attacking.

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Alan also spoke on a press call with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and others after PDA helped launch the historic Concurrent Congressional Resolution to declare a Climate Emergency and commit our nation to decisive actions.

We continued mobilizing organizations, experts, authors, and activists like you to sign onto a letter demanding that DNC Chairman Tom Perez to hold a presidential debate addressing the climate emergency. Please Click Here to read and sign the Open Letter to DNC Chairman Perez.

We kept up out pressure for Justice Or Bust by condemning Trump’s inhumane, punitive, and bigoted policies only cause human suffering as well as generations of exploitative imperialist policies caused and continue to exacerbate the crisis.

Please Click Here to contact your Senators and Representative to demand Congress hold hearings to end and reverse failed neocolonialist policies.

The Student Debt Crisis looms as a dark cloud over our economy. Alan Minsky reports, “Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced legislation to cancel all outstanding student debt; their bills compliment parallel legislation that would make all public state and community colleges tuition free.”

”If passed, these bills would solve a massive crisis that has been suffocating the American economy and burdening the lives of 45 million working and middle class Americans.” Click Here to sign on as a grassroots cosponsor of the Student Debt Cancellation legislation.

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


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