Progressive Candidates Trump Trump
By Mike Hersh for Donna, Judy, Mike F, Dr. Bill, Kim, Janis, Deb, Dan, Bryan, Dave, and Amos—Your Progressive Democrats of America National Team
Progressive Democrats of America was founded on specific progressive principles. Each Tuesday, PDA features a progressive hero, a group, or even a concept that “Trumps Trump.” Today, we honor Progressive Democrat State Senator Roger Manno, who is running for Congress. In weeks to come, we’ll recognize other exciting candidates.
Our endorsement standards are exacting. From among several strong candidates, Maryland State Senator Roger Manno stands out in terms of commitment to our progressive priorities as well as experience both in Annapolis and on Capitol Hill. Therefore, we’ve endorsed Sen. Manno for Congress in Maryland’s 6th District.
Sen. Manno took the lead on several issues including the environment, healthcare, labor, education, immigration, voting rights, budget, services, and jobs. He’s worked with us on all those and more. In a crowded and talented field, one candidate deserves our endorsement. That candidate is Roger Manno.
If you’re in the Maryland area and want to volunteer with the Manno campaign, click hereto email Rachel. Also ask about how you can join us at Roger’s Gaithersburg Office 6-8pm this Sunday March 25th and help out at the office other times. If you can’t get to Maryland, you can still help. Click here to contact Mike “Phone Guy” Fox and sign up with the PDA Phone Team to make easy, effective calls from your own home.
Roger Manno said, “I’m honored to have the support of Progressive Democrats in my race for the 6th Congressional District. I’ve worked alongside PDA for Healthcare as a Human Right, for the Equal Rights Amendment, to stop Global Warming, to ban Fracking, as well as for economic and social justice.”
Here are a few highlights of Sen. Manno’s progressive public service: As a staffer in Congress, he worked for Medicare For All / H.R. 676 from Day 1 in 2002-2003. As a Maryland legislator, he voted against the $11.4M estate tax giveaway for the top .2%, against allowing garbage burning as ‘clean energy’ tax credits, and against huge giveaways to corporations.
He led in the struggle to ban fracking, help patients gain healthcare and afford medications, facilitate voter registration, lift the arbitrary deadline from the Equal Right Amendment, and much more. No other candidate in this primary contest can match this record. That’s why PDA gives Roger Manno our highest endorsement.
For more information about Roger Manno’s candidacy, click here. Sign up to volunteer for the campaign! Click here to email Rachel to get involved now. Too busy to volunteer? Click here to support the Manno campaign with a generous contribution. Not in Maryland, but still want to help? Click here to contact Mike “Phone Guy” Fox and sign up with the PDA Phone Team.
On to bringing the party back to it’s progressive roots!
Mike Hersh for Donna, Judy, Mike F, Dr. Bill, Kim, Janis, Deb, Dan, Bryan, Dave, and Amos—Your Progressive Democrats of America National Team
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