Nina Turner, PDA, and the Courage to Change the World
Alan Minsky for the PDA National Team
It was a rough week. One of the great progressive champions of our time, Nina Turner, lost to a moderate Democrat (funded by reactionary money) in her bid to represent Ohio’s 11th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
It’s especially rough because Nina Turner is the rare politician with the courage to demand that inequalities and injustices in our society should not only be addressed, but rectified. PDA as an organization exists to lift up and support politicians like Nina Turner.
However, as always, this setback only points the way forward.
The simple truth is that the American political establishment has no appetite to eliminate the oppressions and injustices that define our society, or the practices that are destroying the planet.
The great news is that both Nina Turner and PDA will emerge from this week ever more committed to the cause of building a progressive movement that will transform our politics.
We’re in it ‘til we win it!
Thanks for anything you can do,