Shutdowns and Tantrums: The Week That Was

Dec 22, 2018

National Mall closed during the 2013 shutdown. Emw • CC BY-SA 3.0

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

Tell Congress we need a Green New Deal!

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) has had another hectic week. Trump’s increasingly erratic behavior shut down the federal government over his demands for a wasteful, racist wall, and he threatens to cause even more chaos. PDA and our partners are calling on Congress to defend the treaty that bans intermediate-range nuclear missiles (INF). Experts are alarmed that pulling out of the treaty will heighten the risks of nuclear war. Click here to contact your Representative and both of your Senators.

Tell Congress we need a Green New Deal! Scientists warn we have one decade to act. The Green New Deal would address the climate emergency and help create millions of new living wage jobs! Join more than 1,000 activists who contacted Congress for the Green New Deal in just one day last week! Help us gain more cosponsors in Congress. Click here to contact your elected officials.

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In solidarity,

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

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