So Thankful For Our PDA Family

Nov 26, 2017

By   Donna Smith, PDA Executive Director, for Deb, Mike F., Judy, Mike H., Amos, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Bryan, and Dr. Bill—your PDA National team

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As Thanksgiving weekend winds to an end, I’m reflecting on the many things I have to be grateful for. Highest among these are my extended family that includes my husband Larry, my kids, my grandkids, and you—my Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) sisters and brothers. Larry and I have been PDA Change Makes Change sustainers for years. We see these gifts as investments in a better future—for us, and like Martha and Russell Freedman say, for our kids and grandkids. We want to leave them a more peaceful, livable world with guaranteed high quality healthcare for all, and a meaningful voice in their workplace, community, and nation. Will you join us? Sign up to make automatic monthly gifts.

Russell Freedman (MA, $200/month sustainer) writes, “Martha and I are monthly sustainers for PDA and we’re glad to do it. We have 4 grandchildren—Sam, Jake, Max and Rosie—and we give some money each month in their names. From climate change to healthcare and peace and justice, we feel that PDA gives us the biggest bang for our buck and the best investment we can make for the future of all of our kids and grandkids.”

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To achieve the progress we need, we need dozens of new sustainers to help us budget and plan by providing a steady flow of support. To all of our current sustainers: Thank you! We couldn’t do anything without you. If you’re not yet a sustainer, please click here now to help us reach our goal of 100 new Change Makes Change sustainers by December 31st.

Jenise Porter, (AZ, $10/month sustainer) writes, “What I love about ‘Change Makes Change’ is that I don’t have to remember when or how much I last gave to PDA. My contribution is helping to move our political system to the left without me even having to think about it.”

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Dawn Dershem, (CA. $75/month sustainer) writes, “My monthly donation is my way of supporting those of you who are working so hard to make my dreams come true… As I get older, it becomes more difficult for me to take physical political action, but I can still share my limited retirement check with PDA who will continue to do this important work for me.”

Many of us enthusiastically support PDA and progress with an automatic monthly gift. All of us can afford at least $5 or $10 per month—just pennies a day—to invest in the progress we all need. Please join Russell and Martha, Jenise and Dawn, Larry and me—as well as many others—as a monthly sustainer.

In solidarity,

Donna Smith, PDA Executive Director, for Deb, Mike F., Judy, Mike H., Amos, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Bryan, and Dr. Bill—your PDA National team

P.S. Trumpublicans in Congress are working to defund the CHIPs program that helps children get healthcare. They’re also sabotaging healthcare for everyone else with their heartless cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. We can’t let them get away to it! It’s time to move forward on healthcare, not backwards.

Please contact your Senators and your Representative and ask them to support Expanded and Improved Medicare for All. Then step up to do even more. Click here to email Mike Fox to make quick, easy organizing calls from your own home on this and other issues or actions. No time to make calls? Please pitch in generously and monthly nowto help PDA keep organizing against the Trumpublicans. We need you to do all you can to help!