Sunday’s PDA Town Hall: How Progressives Can Win in Rural and Red-State America. RSVP Now!

Dec 10, 2021 | PDA News

In solidarity,

Alan Minsky for the PDA National Team


Join PDA’s Donna Smith and Congressional Candidate Derek Marshall (CA-08) Sunday at 4pm ET/1pm PT.

Learn About the Surprising Popularity of Progressive Politics Across 
Rural and Red-State America


We know the Democratic Party has been losing elections across rural America for decades. But it wasn’t always that way, and it certainly doesn’t have to stay that way.

In fact, once upon a time, Democrats did very well in rural and small-town America. Just think of Democratic stalwarts like Tom Harkin, George McGovern, Frank Church, and Thomas Eagleton—all from states that currently have two GOP Senators. However, those four Senators were proud New Deal Democrats. Is it really surprising that rural voters abandoned the Democratic Party when it started promoting free trade and prioritizing the interests of finance capital?

Fortunately, the revival of left progressive politics inside the Party means rural voters will now be introduced to a different vision for America and their communities than what they’ve come to expect from Democrats in recent decades.

Join us this Sunday to hear from two great guests, who are confident that progressive politics can play in Peoria and beyond.

Featured Speakers: Donna Smith, Chair of the PDA Advisory Board, and Derek Marshall, progressive candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in California’s vast eighth district.

See you there!