Making Progress vs. Racism
We shall overcome, Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) was founded in 2004 to promote social and economic justice. Many of our founding members worked within the Rev. Jesse Jackson for President campaigns and the Rainbow Coalition. We’ve just witnessed racism deny elective office to highly qualified candidates of color, and we’ve endured the despicable use of racist fear mongering—including hyping of the so-called invading Caravan—to tip close elections to racebaiting demagogues.
For all these reasons and more, PDA made combatting racism a centerpiece of our organizing. We cannot make progress unless we end racism, and of course we can’t do it alone. We need your help now. Please pitch in to support our organizing against racism.
People of Color cannot overcome the entrenched system of racism without your help. This effort requires a massive grassroots political revolution powerful enough to enact systemic progress. As we’ve written before, “PDA will be taking a leading role, in coordination with partners and allies, in building a progressive platform to carry forward into the 2020 election cycle by setting the progressive agenda on all of these fronts: Healthcare, the Environment, Voting Rights/Democracy, Economics, Foreign Policy/War, Civil Rights, Education, Labor Law, Justice Reform and Gun Control, Immigration Reform, Net Neutrality, and Corporate Regulation.”
We understand that systemic racism remains a stain on our society, and is also a barrier to progress. Regressive interests cynically manipulate the public with appeals to fear, resentment, and outright racism. Trump and his allies have made these loathdome and pernicious tactics more blatant than they’ve been in generations, but these disgusting, divisive deceptions aren’t new. The race-baiting “Southern Strategy” has spread across the nation. Now more than ever, progressives and all people of good will must rise up as one and overcome racism. Can we count on you support?
We don’t get any funding from corporations or billionaires. We rely on activists like you. We welcome whatever any and all support you can provide. Please help sustain Progressive Democrats of America with a monthly gift of whatever you can afford—$250, $50, $20, $10, or $5. We are working every day on issues that matter to you the most, and we cannot prevail without your generous support. Help us with a monthly sustaining gift today.
Special limited time offer: Donate $10 or more per month to our End Racism campaign and receive a free bumper sticker! If you can give $5 per month, that’s great! $10? Wonderful! $25? Spectacular! Whatever is good for you is great for us. Thanks so much for anything you can do right now to help us reach our 100 sustainer goal.
We shall overcome,
Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team
P.S. Join the PDA Phone Team making easy, effective calls from your own home with Mike “Phone Guy” Fox. No time to make calls? Then please pitch in $1000, $100, or whatever you can afford to support our organizing.