Is Our Nightmare Ending?
By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) congratulates the Progressive Democrats who won smashing statewide victories in Virginia and New Jersey, as well as many state and local elections there and elsewhere. We’re also heartened that voters easily passed Medicaid Expansion in Maine. With your help, we can end the shameful and painful “Trumpublican” Era, starting now and building into the midterms next year!
As we celebrate these resounding wins, we should keep in mind that these were all base-driven victories that rewarded strong progressive candidates and policies. We warn against overconfidence and “moderating” aka compromising our principles as we continue to work for victories in the midterm elections next year. PDA organizes around progressive solutions. Please use this link to join the People Demanding Action Healthcare telephone town hall tonight at 8 pm ET, 5 pm PT. Call in this evening to help us plan our organizing for Single Payer / Medicare for All.
Many explained that their votes that delivered these big victories related to the need for fundamental healthcare reform, especially Improved Medicare for All. In Maine, 70,000 people will soon have healthcare as their state becomes the first in the Union to expand Medicaid via voter referendum that carried by 18 points. Voters in Virginia, Washington, and New Jersey also spoke clearly in favor of healthcare as a human right.
Speaking of healthcare, please use this link to join the People Demanding Action Healthcare telephone town hall this evening at 8 pm ET, 5 pm PT. Call in this evening to help us plan our organizing for Single Payer / Medicare for All.
Donna Smith, PDA Executive Director
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