NURSE TALK

Join us for this Special Edition podcast “The Politics of Healthcare”.

By Nurse Talk Radio A few weeks ago Executive Director of California Nurses Association, National Nurses United RoseAnn DeMoro spoke at the State Democratic Convention. Let's just say--she didn't mince her words and delivered a strong and forceful message to the crowd. Here are some of her comments. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/325415085" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true"...

Single Payer “Yes We Can”! PDA’s Donna Smith Talks SB 562 & HR 676

By Nurse Talk Radio The time is here for SINGLE PAYER and there is a GROUNDSWELL OF SUPPORT. The SINGLE PAYER HEALTHCARE MOVEMENT—more specifically California’s Healthy California Act or SB 562 and on a National level HR 676 a Single Payer Bill introduced by John Conyers. Both bills are garnering much attention. Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America, Donna Smith joins Nurse Talk Radio. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/319294494"...

How much is enough for BIG PHARMA? Donna Smith weighs in.

By Donna Smith, Executive Director - Progressive Democrats of America Americans pay the highest price for prescription drugs in the world but the five largest drug companies raked in more than $50 BILLION in profits in 2015. What’s going on? [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/317098369" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

Post Mortem Conversation About Failed Healthcare Bill

By NurseTalk Radio w/ Donna Smith, Executive Director - Progressive Democrats of America While the GOP "replacement" plan failed--don't get complacent! Now is the time to organize, educate and take action to improve and expand Medicare for All. Our current system is not sustainable. Nurse Talk chats with Healthcare Advocate and Activist Donna Smith. Donna is also the Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/315088559"...

Too bad..we found the “replace” document and it’s not good!

By Donna Smith, Executive Director - Progressive Democrats of America Healthcare Advocate and Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America Donna Smith talks about what we know and what we don't know about the ACA replacement from the GOP. What we know--the insurance companies win again. AND--making it clear that Social Security and Medicare ARE solvent and NOT going bankrupt. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/311243192"...

Retro is cool but not when it comes to national policies!

By Donna Smith, Executive Director - Progressive Democrats of America Healthcare In America's Donna Smith talks about "repeal and no replace". AND constituents are keeping the pressure on elected officials as town hall meetings spread across America. Donna Smith is a long time healthcare for all activist and is Executive Director for Progressive Democrats of America. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/308083633" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true"...

Healthcare In America with Donna Smith

By Donna Smith, Executive Director - Progressive Democrats of America So here we are. The day has come for Republicans to do what they’ve tried to do 60 times before—REPEAL OBAMACARE.  Healthcare In America's Senior Correspondent Donna Smith takes us through what this might look like and it isn't pretty! [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/302228336" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450"...

Tell Congress To End Police BrutalityIn This Critical Moment, We See No Leadership From The White House We Look To Justice-Minded Members of Congress, to Step Up and Lead

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) condemns ongoing, escalating violence against African Americans. We desperately need a national truth and reconciliation conversation to admit and rectify the scourge of structural racism, including comprehensive policy changes.

H.Res.988, cosponsored by four courageous congressional leaders, is a decisive first step. Join us demanding its passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In response to the brutal murder of George Floyd by a sworn peace officer, abetted and assisted by three other sworn peace officers in broad daylight, four U.S. Representatives have stepped up to lead.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN, in whose district the murder took place), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced H.Res. 988, a resolution to the U.S. House of Representatives, “condemning all acts of police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force throughout the country.”

Tell Congress To End Police Brutality

Take action now! Click Here to email your U.S. Representative and demand passage of H.Res. 988 as a first step toward seeking justice for George Floyd and so many others whose lives have been cut short by police brutality.

“From slavery to lynching to Jim Crow, black people in this country have been brutalized and dehumanized for centuries,” Rep. Omar stated last week. “We cannot fully right these wrongs until we admit we have a problem. As the People’s House, the House of Representatives must acknowledge these historical injustices and call for a comprehensive solution. There are many steps on the path to justice, but we must begin to take them.”

George Floyd is just one among the latest in a (much too) long list of victims of state-sanctioned terrorism against African Americans. We know the names of some recent victims, but for far too long records and statistics on extra-judicial police killings have not even been kept. For too many years, officers have not been charged, and—if charged—they have not been effectively prosecuted or convicted.

Email your U.S. Representative today and demand passage of the Omar-Pressley-Bass-Lee resolution (H.Res.988) condemning police brutality, racial profiling, and excessive and militarized force by police.

BLACK LIVES MATTER TAKE ACTION NOW!