On Memorial Day We Remember

May 28, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team.

Remembering the 40 Thousand Who
Die Each Year From Lack of Healthcare

When Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) launched in 2004, we made peace and Medicare For All (MFA) top priorities. We still live in a so-called civilized nation in which an estimated 40,000 of us die each year due to lack of healthcare. This is unconscionable. PDA will not relent until ALL of us are guaranteed high quality healthcare. Nothing less.

We’re winning on the merits, making our powerful case for the Medicare For All Act in the House and Senate. We must have as many House cosponsors as we can get to force a floor vote and pass the Medicare For All Act.

Call Congress at 202-858-1717 and Click Here to tell your Representative to Cosponsor Rep. Jayapal’s and Rep. Debbie Dingell’s Medicare For All Act. Also, Click Here to tell your Senators to cosponsor Bernie Sanders’s MFA legislation.

Pitch In For Medicare For All

Click Here to Email Your Representative for MFA!

Last month, the House Rules Committee held historic hearings on Medicare For All. Last Wednesday, the House Budget Committee followed suit. The House Ways and Means Committee will convene hearings soon. We’re making historic progress. The public is on our side.

Real Clear Politics reported:

Americans continue to express broad backing for “Medicare for All,” a term of art embraced by liberal activists and leaders, including most of the Democratic candidates in the large field of 2020 presidential hopefuls. This support, documented in a new survey from RealClear Opinion Research, is especially pronounced among Democrats (82%), but is also strong among Independents, who favor it by a 2-to-1 margin. Even Republicans are evenly split.

Help us spread the message: Get your exclusive PDA Healthcare Not Warfare T-shirts while we still have them in stock. These sturdy shirts are 100% cotton, and American union-made. Contact for discounts on orders of 5 or more shirts. We have sizes S, M, L, 2X, and 3X still available. Don’t wait—order t-shirts and other items through the PDA Store now, or contact Deb for bulk discounts.

PDA was founded to achieve progress on the most important issues. We help you make a huge difference with Educate Congress letter drops, action alerts, and coalition efforts with dozens of progressive organizations. Email Mike Fox to make your voice heard on critically important policies.

We appreciate all you do to help make progress on healthcare and other issues. If you’ve never donated to help PDA help you pressure our elected officials, now is the perfect time. We need your support now more than ever. Click here to support PDA’s Medicare For All organizing.


PS: Click Here to listen to our own Donna Smith interview Jane O’Meara Sanders on Nurse Talk. Click Here to watch the historic MFA hearings before the House Rules Committee. Pitch in to support PDA’s Mobilizing for Medicare For All