It’s Medicare For All Monday

Oct 22, 2018

Rashida Tlaib, Michael Lighty, and Dr. Bill
Three Great Medicare For All Champions!

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


Pitch In Now For Medicare For All

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) has been working for Medicare For All since our founding in 2004. That’s why we only endorse candidates like Rashida Tlaib. Rashida is running for Congress in Michigan’s 13th district, the seat vacated by progressive icon and H.R. 676 original sponsor John Conyers. Rashida is a true progressive leader. She beat the infamous right wing Koch Brothers in a local pollution battle. If we help her win, she will lead the effort for Expanded and Improved Medicare for All, as well as our other progressive ideals. Please contribute now to help Rashida win.

Our allies the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) are working with PDA Advisory Board Member Michael Lighty to explain how Improved Medicare for All will save lives and money. They share this important message:

American politics is in crisis. Too many working people are seeing their wages stagnate, their retirements deferred, and their premiums rise. Medicare for All can solve the crisis in health care but more importantly it represents a transformative demand that has the potential to change American politics all together.

Long-time DSA member, Sanders Institute Fellow, and leader in the Healthy California single-payer campaign Michael Lighty will visit cities across the South and West to lecture on the current political and economic crisis, why Democratic Socialism is the answer to Trumpism and how the demand for Medicare for All has the potential to galvanize a mass working-class base in the next two years.

Click here to attend Michael Lighty’s Medicare for All Tour!

PDA staffer Dr. Bill Honigman co-coordinates our California chapter, and is often the face and voice of PDA on radio and television appearances. Lately he’s been making House (and Senate) calls to help elect Medicare for All candidates to Congress. Please pitch in now to support his “house calls” as he makes Improved Medicare for All presentations across the country as Co-Chair of our Healthcare Is A Human Right issue team.

Like Michael Lighty, Dr. Bill has a crazy travel schedule, and we’re committed to covering all of his travel expenses so he doesn’t go broke getting out the word on Improved Medicare for All. Dr. Bill puts his heart, soul, and shoe leather into making sure we enact Improved Medicare For All. Let’s have his back. Will you help?

We’re trying to raise $1,000 today to cover these travel expenses—discount air fare and a sandwich or two along the way—and to set aside some funds to cover his travel to future events. Please pitch in whatever you can afford, and if you can, please make it an automatic monthly gift. We’d like to raise enough to send Dr. Bill to do a Medicare For All house call near you!

Thanks so much for anything you do to help.

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

P.S. We don’t ask for dues. We rely on small donations from people like you. If you’ve donated before, now is the time to sign up to make automatic monthly “sustainer” contributions to support Medicare for All organizing. If you’re already a sustainer, we appreciate your help! If you can, please consider increasing your donation by giving another amount per month.

No spare change to help us make change? Then join the PDA Phone Team making easy, effective calls from your own home with Mike “Phone Guy” Fox. We’re here to help you make progress in your state and locality! If you need help organizing a new PDA chapter or energizing your existing chapter, please contact PDA Field Coordinator Dan O’Neal.

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