The Summer for Progress
Let’s Move Our Country Forward

At the end of last year’s Democratic presidential primary, we created the most progressive platform in history. Together we scored huge gains by getting free college tuition, closing private prisons, and creating a $15 national minimum wage into the driving document of the Democratic Party.

Now, we’re asking you to join our campaign to get Democrats in Congress to sign on to our #People’sPlatform–eight bills currently in the House of Representatives that will address the concerns of everyday Americans. Each one of the bills below embodies an important part of the Democratic Party’s platform. From universal health care access to saving our environment from fossil fuels, we need your help to make these ideals a reality.

If Democrats want to win in 2018 and beyond, we need to start by supporting legislation that addresses the real issues facing everyday Americans. Sign up to join a group of your neighbors working to get a meeting with your congressperson!

What People Say About PDA

Rep. John Conyers (MI-13), PDA Advisory Board Member, U.S. Congress, Washington, DC

“As the second-longest-serving Democrat in the House of Representatives, I know what I am talking about when I say that no one has worked harder on the issues protecting Social Security, fighting for a full employment economy and national health care both inside and outside the Democratic Party, than PDA.”

Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ-03) PDA Advisory Board Member Congressional Progressive Caucus

“In just a few years, PDA and its allies have shaken up the political status quo on issues that range from ending the war in Iraq, protecting Social Security and fighting for a full employment economy, national health care and economic justice. I commend PDA for its bold agenda and actions, and I stand with PDA and its membership in the fight for the rights of the 99%”

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Hip Hop Caucus, Washington, DC

“While the Hip Hop community is skeptical of the left movement because of its lack of base in communities of color, the Progressive Democrats of America’s current outreach and willingness to have people of color in its core leadership have shown everyone what it means to have a united front encompassing diverse constituencies.”

Jim Hightower, PDA Advisory Board Member, Austin, Texas

“A new group called Progressive Democrats of America is organizing at the grassroots to put the kick back in the Democratic donkey. About time.”

Medea Benjamin, PDA Advisory Board Member, Global Exchange/CodePink, Washington, DC

“Devastated by the results of the 2004 election, I was looking for a group that would help unite progressive Democrats with others, like the Greens, to form a ‘big tent’ for those who believe in social justice and peace. . .PDA has proven to be a creative, dynamic force for everything from electoral reform to ending the war in Iraq. I’m honored to be on the PDA board.”

Mimi Kennedy, PDA Advisory Board Member, Los Angeles, CA

“PDA is making politics more user-friendly for progressive peace and justice activists. Organized people power can still overturn the minority dominion of money, violence and lies in American politics.”

John Nichols, The Nation, Madison, WI

“John Nichols, writer for the Nation Magazine, discussed Progressive Democrats of America’s efforts to end the wars, healthcare not warfare, accountability, wall street, reform, taxing the wealthy and corporations, and more on the eve of the Iowa Caucus.”

Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-09), PDA Advisory Board Member, Member of Congress, Washington, DC

“The strategic activism of Progressive Democrats of America gives me new hope that the Democratic Party and our country can be turned around. Out of the ashes and despair of the 2004 election, PDA has been carrying the torch for progressive activism—PDA is working hard to establish chapters in every congressional district. I was there when PDA launched in Roxbury, Mass., and I’m spreading the word about PDA everywhere I go.”

Bob Fertik, President,, New York, NY

“PDA is the most dynamic progressive organization in the U.S. They are principled, fearless, and proud.”

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