Help Sustain Our Struggle For Survival

Mar 29, 2020

Solidarity,

Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Janis, Deb, Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team

 

All of us are making adjustments during these difficult times
We need your sustained financial support to help us mobilize
For effective COVID-19 responses and for Medicare For All

 

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) remains hard at work on your behalf. As the recently-passed, grossly inadequate COVID-19 emergency legislation clearly shows, we progressives must dramatically increase our role in shaping public policy ASAP.

To keep up the fight, we need your sustaining support right now! We’re constrained by the pandemic, and cannot use face-to-face or group gatherings. Instead, we must invest in more comprehensive and more expensive online organizing tools.

Our monthly expenses are going up, even as fundraising is more difficult during this COVID-19 Pandemic. Ironically, our needs for your help are increasing even as we focus on demanding much better policy responses from elected officials. These include specific steps to contain the virus, protect healthcare professionals and patients, and respond to the massive economic hardships most of us are already facing.

 

Pitch In Each Month to Support Organizing
to Protect At-Risk Healthcare Professionals

 

Protect Our Healthcare Professionals! Make Mobilization Calls
To Support the COVID-19 Health Care Worker Protection Act

 

If you appreciate the hard work PDA does to help mobilize support for effective, science-based, and equitable emergency COVID-19 response—as well as Medicare For All, the Green New Deal, peace, social and economic justice, secure and fair voting, ending corporate rule, addressing the Climate Emergency, fully cancelling student debt, and more—please pitch in $5, $50, or more if you can each month.

Our dear friend, colleague, and coalition partner Chuck Pennacchio said, “PDA’s focused leadership is vital in this time of urgency and uncertainty. No organization with which I am familiar does more with less than PDA.”

We deeply appreciate everything Chuck does as a convener and organizer for One Payer States and Medicare For All, especially his invaluable contributions to our regular Healthcare Is A Human Right webinars and our Emergency Healthcare twice-weekly webinars.

In order to continue these webinars, as well as our other socially safe organizing, we need your sustained monthly support. Please pitch in whatever you can afford each month to help PDA fight for you and your loved ones during these challenging times.

The choice is ours. We must act now to protect our future, or we will suffer the consequences. That said, as the massive spending we’re seeing shows, we have more than enough resources to overcome our current challenges and fundamentally reform our society.

We can cope with the pandemic crisis and promote economic and social justice to ensure a high-quality standard of living for all of us. We as progressives will continue mobilizing to make it so.

 

P.S.: Please remember to RSVP to Mike Fox to join our Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / Webinar this Wednesday 4-5pm ET, 1-2pm PT. Mike will provide all the call-in information.

Then, join PDA investing to enact Medicare For All and demanding reasonable, effective, and equitable COVID-19 emergency policies.

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Tell Congress To End Police BrutalityIn This Critical Moment, We See No Leadership From The White House We Look To Justice-Minded Members of Congress, to Step Up and Lead

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) condemns ongoing, escalating violence against African Americans. We desperately need a national truth and reconciliation conversation to admit and rectify the scourge of structural racism, including comprehensive policy changes.

H.Res.988, cosponsored by four courageous congressional leaders, is a decisive first step. Join us demanding its passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In response to the brutal murder of George Floyd by a sworn peace officer, abetted and assisted by three other sworn peace officers in broad daylight, four U.S. Representatives have stepped up to lead.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN, in whose district the murder took place), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced H.Res. 988, a resolution to the U.S. House of Representatives, “condemning all acts of police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force throughout the country.”

Tell Congress To End Police Brutality

Take action now! Click Here to email your U.S. Representative and demand passage of H.Res. 988 as a first step toward seeking justice for George Floyd and so many others whose lives have been cut short by police brutality.

“From slavery to lynching to Jim Crow, black people in this country have been brutalized and dehumanized for centuries,” Rep. Omar stated last week. “We cannot fully right these wrongs until we admit we have a problem. As the People’s House, the House of Representatives must acknowledge these historical injustices and call for a comprehensive solution. There are many steps on the path to justice, but we must begin to take them.”

George Floyd is just one among the latest in a (much too) long list of victims of state-sanctioned terrorism against African Americans. We know the names of some recent victims, but for far too long records and statistics on extra-judicial police killings have not even been kept. For too many years, officers have not been charged, and—if charged—they have not been effectively prosecuted or convicted.

Email your U.S. Representative today and demand passage of the Omar-Pressley-Bass-Lee resolution (H.Res.988) condemning police brutality, racial profiling, and excessive and militarized force by police.

BLACK LIVES MATTER TAKE ACTION NOW!