Tell The Senate To Protect Essential Workers Now!

May 20, 2020

In solidarity,

Mike Fox for Alan, Dr. Bill, Donna, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Mike H. — Your PDA National Team

 

Huge Campaign. Pile On Thursday, May 21.  #ProtectEssentialWorkers!

 

We’re part of a huge coalition effort that includes Move On, Greenpeace, Daily Kos and more, to bring justice for essential workers.

Right now, millions of essential workers are out on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis saving lives, delivering necessities, sanitizing public spaces, and staffing essential businesses.

Yet instead of giving them what they need to care for us and keep our states running, essential workers are being placed in high-risk conditions without appropriate equipment, safety standards, or job protections.

Let us know if you’d like to be a part of this huge call and social media campaign coordinated on Thursday, May 21 and we’ll get you all you need to be a success.

Very soon, the Senate will introduce the next economic recovery bill (the HEROES Act). They have a HUGE opportunity to #ProtectEssentialWorkers now that it has passed the House, but we need to be as loud as we can. Join the over 75 local and national organizations taking action Thursday!

 

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Tell Congress To End Police BrutalityIn This Critical Moment, We See No Leadership From The White House We Look To Justice-Minded Members of Congress, to Step Up and Lead

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) condemns ongoing, escalating violence against African Americans. We desperately need a national truth and reconciliation conversation to admit and rectify the scourge of structural racism, including comprehensive policy changes.

H.Res.988, cosponsored by four courageous congressional leaders, is a decisive first step. Join us demanding its passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In response to the brutal murder of George Floyd by a sworn peace officer, abetted and assisted by three other sworn peace officers in broad daylight, four U.S. Representatives have stepped up to lead.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN, in whose district the murder took place), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced H.Res. 988, a resolution to the U.S. House of Representatives, “condemning all acts of police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force throughout the country.”

Tell Congress To End Police Brutality

Take action now! Click Here to email your U.S. Representative and demand passage of H.Res. 988 as a first step toward seeking justice for George Floyd and so many others whose lives have been cut short by police brutality.

“From slavery to lynching to Jim Crow, black people in this country have been brutalized and dehumanized for centuries,” Rep. Omar stated last week. “We cannot fully right these wrongs until we admit we have a problem. As the People’s House, the House of Representatives must acknowledge these historical injustices and call for a comprehensive solution. There are many steps on the path to justice, but we must begin to take them.”

George Floyd is just one among the latest in a (much too) long list of victims of state-sanctioned terrorism against African Americans. We know the names of some recent victims, but for far too long records and statistics on extra-judicial police killings have not even been kept. For too many years, officers have not been charged, and—if charged—they have not been effectively prosecuted or convicted.

Email your U.S. Representative today and demand passage of the Omar-Pressley-Bass-Lee resolution (H.Res.988) condemning police brutality, racial profiling, and excessive and militarized force by police.

BLACK LIVES MATTER TAKE ACTION NOW!