PDA Launches Win 2020: A Campaign for Progressive Victory
In solidarity, Alan Minsky for Mike H., Mike F., Deb, Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team
Today, on Veteran’s Day, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) reaffirms our demand for Healthcare Not Warfare. We honor the sacrifice of those who’ve served in uniform, even as we call for ending wars and occupations.
The entire PDA team worked tirelessly to help the Democrats win control of the U.S. House of Representatives with an increased number of true progressives in their ranks. The result was a great victory in the midterms! And we’re still in the trenches, making sure every vote is counted in Florida. There’s no rest for the weary; and our next goal is equally ambitious!
With the Democrats in charge of the House, progressives have an opportunity to advocate for vastly improved policies on the most significant issues facing America. We intend to seize this opportunity no holds barred. In the coming weeks and months, 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 & Gun Control, Immigration Reform, Net Neutrality, and Corporate Regulation.
On these matters, and their many sub-components, we believe that PDA supports the best policies for the welfare of our society. As such, we also believe the majority of the American public will embrace these positions when they are given a fair hearing—and we are going to make sure that we are heard.
It may sound ambitious, but it’s really nothing more than what this historic moment requires. If we do not construct a winning argument for progressive politics, if the Democratic Party remains defined by bland, pro status quo centrism; the risk of Trump triumphing is much greater—and the consequences of that for both the American Democratic experiment and our planet’s environment are far too dire. In contrast, implementing progressive policies will greatly improve the lives of the vast majority of Americans.
So, in the coming days, we will be outlining for you the policies we see as making up a winning progressive Democratic platform for 2020 and beyond. We encourage the input of all PDA members; and, of course, welcome whatever support you can provide.
Please help sustain Progressive Democrats of America with a monthly gift of $50, $20, $10, or $5.We are working every day on issues that matter to you most, and we cannot prevail without your generous support. We don’t get funding from corporations or billionaires. We rely on activists like you. Help us with a monthly sustaining gift today.
Special limited time offer: Donate $10 or more to our Win 2020 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 magic 100 goal.
Alan Minsky for Mike H., 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.