Recap / Demand FAIR Trade

Mar 31, 2019

By Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) was founded in 2004 to work for progressive values including fair trade—agreements that respect labor, environmental, consumer, and democratic rights—as opposed to so-called free trade deals that elevate greed over human needs and give multinational corporations free rein to pollute, exploit, and dominate our lives.

Click here to help us demand that the replacement for NAFTA uphold fair trade principles by eliminating terms that would lock in exploitative prescription drug prices.

Fair Trade and Affordable Pharmaceuticals

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We’ll Keep Fighting to Replace NAFTA &
Demanding Affordable Pharmaceuticals

Offshore drilling is inherently dangerous to the environment, and the wrong thing to do with the climate catastrophe looming. After repeated disasters—including the Deepwater Horizon explosions and massive oil spills—it’s hard to imagine that we still have to say it. Still, we need you to join us in opposing offshore drilling. Sign the petition stating:

Donald Trump is planning to open up America’s coastlines to oil drilling. This giveaway to Big Oil would devastate habitats and put coastal communities at risk for ecological disasters. Click here to sign the petitioning tell the Trump administration NO coastal oil drilling.

PDA has a long and consistent history of holding public officials accountable. Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his investigation into wrongdoing by the Trump campaign, his administration, and his associates. Tell your Senators and Representative that We the People must know all of the findings, not just a summary. No one is above the law. We must see the full Mueller Report.

After a white nationalist terrorist attack killed 50 and wounded 50 more in New Zealand, their government rapidly passed new gun safety legislation including assault weapons bans. PDA refuses to accept that the Second Amendment protects murder or mayhem—much less domestic terrorism. Click here to send an email to your Senators and Representative telling them we need gun safety legislation now, before the next massacre.

We need to elect more progressives, and mobilize in a political revolution millions-strong. Earlier this month, PDA grassroots supporters voted overwhelmingly for PDA to endorse Bernie Sanders for President. Email Mike Fox to get involved with PDA’s “We Want Bernie” mobilizing. Not Feeling the Bern? Email Mike Fox to sign up to drop Educate Congress letters to your Senators and Representative advocating on critically important issues.

PDA supports a strengthened Green New Deal, and we’re inspired by the massive world-wide student climate strike. Click here to email your Senators and Representative to sign on to the Green New Deal resolutions.

We support the Medicare For All Act. Rep. Jayapal’s and Rep. Dingell’s Medicare for All Act will provide comprehensive healthcare for all of us with zero out of pocket expenses: no premiums, co-pays, cap, or deductibles, including, mental, dental, vision, prescriptions, medical devices, preventative, women’s health, long-term care, and more. Medicare For All will save 10,000s of lives and 100s $billions each year. Call Congress 202-858-1717 Click Here to tell your Representative to Cosponsor Rep. Jayapal’s and Rep. Debbie Dingell’s Medicare For All Act now!

PDA Makes it Easy For You to Tell Congress:

We Don’t Need Trump’s Border Wall

We Need a Green New Deal

We Need Gun Safety Legislation

We Need The Full Mueller Report

We Don’t Need Offshore Drilling

PDA helps 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.

PDA is teaming up with Code Pink and our Advisory Board member and original cofounder Medea Benjamin mobilizing to prevent war and regime change in Venezuela. Please click here to contact congressional Democrats using Code Pink’s action alert, and urge them to stand up against Trump’s illegal regime change policies. We held a briefing call with Medea Benjamin in support of this action. The recording will be available soon.

PDA is working with our sibling organization People Demanding Action on exciting webinars to focus on election integrity and ending voter suppression; ending poverty and homelessness; outreach to rural, urban, minority, and younger progressives; as well as organizing on college campuses—and much more! We can’t do anything without your strong support.

We hope you appreciate the action alerts, briefing calls, congressional meetings, webinars, letter drops, and other organizing efforts enough to support us so we can keep them coming. Also, we need to elect more progressives to achieve success. Please pitch in $1000, $100, or whatever you can afford to support our organizing to elect progressive candidates!

In solidarity,

Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team

P.S. We’re here to help you make progress in your state and locality! If you need help organizing a new PDA chapter or energizing your existing chapter, please contact PDA Field Coordinator Dan O’Neal. Join the PDA Phone Team making easy, effective calls from your own home with Mike “Phone Guy” Fox. Also please pitch in whatever you can afford to support our efforts to elect progressives.