Thanks To You, We’re Making Progress On Medicare For All!

Dec 23, 2019

By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America

Tell Congress: We Need Medicare For All!

 

We need Improved Medicare For All (MFA). Economists and health policy experts agree: MFA will save 10,000s of lives and 100s of $billions every year.

Thanks to your support, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) has tirelessly advanced the Medicare for All movement. When we started, MFA was dismissed as pie in the sky fantasy. Today, the American people overwhelmingly support MFA.

Click Here to tell your Senators to cosponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders’ MFA legislation

 

Join Us Demanding Medicare For All

 

PDA supports the Medicare For All Act because this legislation will provide comprehensive healthcare for all of us including, mental, dental, vision, hearing, prescriptions, medical devices, preventative, women’s health, long-term care, and more—all with no out of pocket expenses: no premiums, co-pays, fees, caps, or deductibles.

We need your activism now! Time is of the essence! To prevail, we need as many cosponsors as we can get! Call Congress at 202-858-1717 and Click Here to tell your Representative to Cosponsor Rep. Jayapal’s and Rep. Debbie Dingell’s Medicare For All Act.

Then, Click Here to tell your Senators to cosponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders’s MFA legislation. Also, Click Here to tell your Representative to cosponsor Rep. Ro Khanna’s State-Based Universal Healthcare legislation.

PDA held our most recent national webinar of our Healthcare Human Rights Issue Team of December 11th.

We discussed the monumental fourth hearing on The National Medicare for All Act (H.R. 1384) in the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health as presented by lead co-author Rep. Pramila Jayapal D-WA with expert collaborative testimony given by Jean Ross, R.N., President of National Nurses United (NNU).

We also discussed ideas for further awareness raising including possible weekly vigils at the district offices of Members of Congress, and promotion of print media through more traditional and non-traditional outlets.

We also had a terrific update on organizing going on in the various states by longtime PDA activist and advocate Chuck Pennacchio, Ph.D.

Chuck is building more support and eventual passage of the newly reintroduced bill for State Based Universal Healthcare (H.R. 5010), with more information on this effort available atwww.OnePayerStates.org.

 

You can watch the webinar here

 

We’re working with a national Medicare For All (MFA) coalition. Give generously now to help PDA and our allies force the politicians to listen!

We make it very easy for you to take action! Click Here to tell your Representative to Cosponsor Rep. Jayapal’s and Rep. Debbie Dingell’s Medicare For All Act.

Then, Click Here to tell your Senators to cosponsor Bernie Sanders’ MFA legislation. Also, Click Here to tell your Representative to cosponsor Rep. Ro Khanna’s State-Based Universal Healthcare legislation.

Get your exclusive PDA Healthcare Not Warfare T-shirt(s) now. Comfortable 100% cotton, American union-made, these shirts help us spread the message at parades, rallies, visits to Congressional offices, and during everyday wear. They make excellent gifts too.

Contact Deb for discounts on orders of 5 or more shirts. Order shirts and other items through the PDA Store now!

PDA helps you make a huge difference with Educate Congress letter drops, action alerts, and coalition efforts with dozens of progressive organizations. Email Mike Fox to make your voice heard on critically important policies.

We appreciate all you do to help make progress on healthcare and other issues. If you’ve never donated to help PDA help you pressure our elected officials, now is the perfect time. We need your support now more than ever.

Click here to pitch in $3, $5, or whatever you can afford to support PDA’s Medicare For All organizing.

In solidarity,

Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike H., and Donna—your PDA national team.

PS: To achieve the progress we need, first we must elect more progressives. Join PDA investing to recruit and elect progressive candidates in 2020

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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!