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Jul 15, 2023 | PDA News

Much Done, and Much More to Do: Here’s How We Can All Help Bring Home Wins


Yet another busy week in PDALand.

As the weather continued to wreak havoc over the past week—only reinforcing that we must continue our work on the Climate Emergency—we’re proud to say our Special Event with Congressman Ro Khanna was an unqualified success.

We also want to thank all who participated in our coalition campaign to support Reps. Barbara Lee and Mark Pocan as they offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would free $100 billion from the already bloated Pentagon budget, funding that should be redirected to more efficient, effective, and beneficial government operations and projects.

We’ve been advocating for Student Debt relief for years, and are pleased to see the Biden administration has not been deterred by the disappointing Supreme Court decision, and is now taking other steps towards $39bBillion in debt forgiveness.

Finally, we stood with striking workers over the past week, and will continue to work for social, economic, and racial justice; peace; and legal justice for all who break the law, regardless of if they were president or in another position of power. Nobody is above the law.

As we do every week, 52 weeks a year, we’ll continue to build our progressive movement by contacting voters and inviting them to join us as we work toward critical mass.

Please pick one or more of these actions/projects, and let’s make some noise together!

1) Progressive Virtual Town Hall Sunday: Defeating Trumpists and Corporate Democrats with Progressive Candidates and Policies. Featured Speaker: Congressional Candidate Aaron Regunberg, our endorsed candidate in the special election for RI-01. You’ll leave energized and organized. RSVP here.

2) Join the National Phone Team. Sign up with this juggernaut and make a real difference an hour here, an hour there (like we did in Virginia last month!), on your schedule. Sign up here, let us know what day you can set an hour aside, and we’ll get you cookin’ calling fellow PDA folks. We’ll make sure you’re doing something easy but productive!
3) Become a local Congressional Office Liaison. Work with others in your area to promote progressive legislation. Sign up here and we’ll get you all the training you need to be successful.
4) For “Clicktivists”—Sign/Share:
5) Can’t volunteer? Please contribute what you are able to afford, and make it monthly if you can. Our sustaining donor drive is off to a slow start: we need 100 new sustainers by July 31 to ensure our continued success this fall and into 2024. Any amount given monthly helps!

Thanks so much for anything you can do today for all our tomorrows. Let’s get to work!


In solidarity,

Mike Fox for the PDA National Team