PDA Weekly Review and Preview for 8/07/21

Aug 7, 2021 | PDA News

Mike Fox for the PDA National Team

Critically Important Work Continues: Here’s How You Can Help


In what has been a rather tough week, we are still in awe of the hundreds who were arrested in DC for voting rights, and revel in the power of a single woman — Rep. Cori Bush — sleeping on the steps of the Capitol and demanding the evictions moratorium be extended. She won a huge victory with her impassioned plea.

Then along came the extension on student debt relief.

While the road towards the change we need is a long one, we do see victories if we just stay the course and keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Let’s all work together this upcoming week to bring home more victories!


  • Help make the country healthier.
    PDA Healthcare Emergency Town Hall
    Sunday, Aug. 8
    4pm Eastern; 3pm Central; 2pm Mountain; 1pm Pacific/AZ; 12pm AK; 10am HI.
    Featured Speakers: Public Health Analyst and Planner in Disaster RecoveryLisa Patrick-Mudd and former President of the American Public Health Association Dr. Walter Tsou, MD, MPH.  If you haven’t already done so, RSVP here.
  • Combat the attack on our right to vote.  Join a #RecessCanWait Voting Rights Rally near you.    Become a local Congressional Office Liaison. Work with others in your area to promote progressive legislation and stop the filibuster in the Senate. Sign up here.
  • For “Clicktivists”: Sign and share this petition to stop the filibuster.  Contact your Senators and tell them to expand Medicare coverage, invest in clean energy and infrastructure, and follow Bernie’s lead in the upcoming massive reconciliation bill. Also, tell them to pass the For The People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and to find a way around the filibuster if need be.  “Like” our Facebook page, and/or follow us on Twitter, if you’re a social media maven.




  1. Cynthia Christiansen

    Have been working social media in order to get people to be aware of what our nation, and the world is facing.

    • Janis Kay

      You ROCK Cynthia!