Help Stop Sexism!
By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America, for Deb, Mike F, Judy, Mike H, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Amos, Dr Bill, and Bryan—your PDA National Team
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is a feminist organization. We became one of the first national organizations to endorse and work for legislation to lift the arbitrary deadline from the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). We’re helping lead-sponsors Senator Ben Cardin and Representative Jackie Spier gain cosponsors to enshrine equality in the U.S. Constitution. In all honesty, we’ve been critically important to this effort.
PDAers Andrea Miller, Mike Hersh, and Stephen Spitz helped lead organizing efforts on Capitol Hill—arm in arm with the National Organization for Women (NOW), United For Equality, and our friends Maryland State Senators Susan Lee and Rieger Manno, (who is running for the open Maryland 6th District House seat). Together, we helped encourage Sen. Cardin to step up as the lead sponsor of the Senate “3 State” ERA resolution. We’ve organized events and mobilized support in D.C. and the yet-to-ratify states.
This year the Women’s March will take place in Las Vegas, and PDA Mega-activists Tisia, Hector, and the rest of the PDA Vegas crew are doing some serious heavy lifting to make sure that the show is a huge success. Please reply to this email with 1) whether you’ll be attending, and 2) whether you can help volunteer.
PDA is working with these stellar activists in Nevada (who’ve ratified the ERA!), as well as leaders in Virginia, Illinois, and other states who are nearing ratification. Andrea with People Demanding Action are working with talented, tireless leaders including Cathy Paganelli Kaelin, Tammy Simkins, Eileen Davis, Marena Groll, Portia Boulger, Diana Danis, and many many more. We are making real progress toward full inclusion of women and girls in the Constitution. The Women’s March is dedicated to this cause!
National Women’s March Anniversary: Power to the Polls
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018 • 10:00 AM
Sam Boyd Stadium
7000 E Russell Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89122
Can’t make it to an event? Then please drop in a donation to help us continue our fight for women via our work on the ERA, reproductive rights, and other issues impacting women across the country, and to help cover the cost of the cool PDA stuff we’re mailing to the location.
We support progressive feminist candidates who bring a chorus of diverse voices to our political discourse. Will you help us today with an automatic monthly gift of any amount? Help us continue our efforts to expand human rights and curb the excesses of the wealthy oligarchs who are well on their way to taking over our country. Together, we can win. We can’t do anything without you.
Donna Smith for Deb, Mike F, Judy, Mike H, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Amos, Dr Bill, and Bryan—your PDA National Team
P.S. We’re proud to enthusiastically support and encourage women to stand up, speak out, and take power. Please click here to help us elect more strong feminist progressives to work for the ERA and all efforts for full equality for all. Please click here to make automatic monthly donations.