Netflix for Democracy?
In solidarity, Alan Minsky for Mike H., Mike F., Deb, Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is unique among all progressive organizations in the country because we are a model of civic engagement. We practice what people are supposed to do in a healthy democracy; but which is almost non-existent in contemporary America.
How so? We have chapters across the country, in which people meet to discuss how they can hold their elected representatives accountable. Then, alongside our sibling organization People Demanding Action, we petition those representatives. That is civics lesson #1 in a representative democracy like the United States. Yet, no other progressive organization engages in this simple, and essential, practice like PDA!
We’ve made remarkable progress since PDA was founded in 2004 to transform politics in the USA. However, we are not yet where we want, and need, to be: in every congressional district in the country. We want progressives to form chapters in every nook and cranny across the USA. Are you willing to help us make that happen?
The 2016 Sanders campaign proved that millions of progressives are out there; and that they are passionate. Furthermore, polls show that on issue after issue the public agrees with us. Still, we need people from every constituency in the land to remind their elected representatives of what people want and expect from them. It’s the missing piece of the puzzle. That’s where PDA comes in. So, what will it take for PDA to achieve that goal?
We need the resources to organize nationally; and we need to know there’s continuing support for those resources. Just like Netflix, we provide an “always there” benefit supported by monthly sustaining payments. So, consider us the Netflix for Democracy and sign up to become a PDA Sustainer. Please give $250, $20.20, $10, or $5 as a monthly gift to PDA.
Your monthly gift keeps us on track to win victories for all of us. We don’t get a dime from corporations or billionaires. We rely on activists like you. Please give $100, $27, $10, or $5 each month .We’re 60% of the way to our goal for sustaining donors, we only need a few thousand dollars more per month to reach our goal.
We need your sustained support to build a party and government controlled by citizens, not corporate elites-with policies that serve the broad public interest, not just private interests. Join our efforts challenging and beating entrenched incumbents with strong progressives. The best way to help PDA sustain our efforts to build a grassroots populist progressive majority is to become a Change Makes Change (CMC) monthly sustainer, or by increasing your sustainer commitment!
Alan Minsky for Mike H., Mike F., Deb, Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, 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 whatever you can afford each month to support our organizing.If you can give $5 per month, that’s great! $10? Wonderful! $100? 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 magic 100 goal.