The Week That Was

Dec 1, 2018

photo: PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky with a Dear Friend in Vermont

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team

Today Begins The Last Month Of 2018
Help Us Build Up Momentum For 2020!

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) had another busy week. We relaunched our Run Bernie Run campaign, and joined with leading progressives in Vermont at the Sanders Institute planning for success on the issues we all care about. We’re working with our partners for progress moving into 2019, and building capacity to expand on our midterm electoral victories in 2020. If you haven’t already, please sign and share our Run Bernie Run 2.0 petition. Read more about our campaign at CommonDreams.

Please Give Now To Support Progress Into 2020!

PDA is prioritizing our work to end wars and occupations and enact Medicare for All with our Healthcare Not Warfare (HNW) Campaign during “December, A Month For Peace.” Please join the PDA Phone Team making easy, effective calls from your own home with Mike “Phone Guy” Fox to help out! No time to make calls? Please pitch in to support HNW phone banking, mobilization materials, and other organizing efforts.

Our efforts are working! Bernie Sanders’ resolution to end U.S. involvement in the atrocities against the Yemeni people survived GOP procedural efforts to kill it this past week, and is moving ahead. There will be important votes next week. Please join us supporting Bernie’s resolution. please contact your Senators and urge them to support Bernie’s legislation to end the war in Yemen. (Note: please remain patient if the action alert system is still connecting you with a recently defeated or retired Senator or Representative. Updates are in progress.)

PDA Advisory Board member Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is leading the way in the House. Please join PDA in supporting her call demanding an end to the slaughter in Yemen. Please sign the petition to support Tulsi’s resolution to end U.S. involvement in the atrocities against the Yemeni people. As she explains:

“Despite Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war in Yemen, killing thousands of civilians—bombing wedding parties and children in a school bus—Secretary Pompeo still certified that the Saudi-led coalition is taking steps to ‘reduce the risk of harm to civilians.’ The US has been saying this for years to justify their blind support for Saudi Arabia’s atrocities. We must end our support for this devastating interventionist war NOW.”

PDA’s work for Improved Medicare for All continues as we wrap up 2018 and organize for the new 116th Congress. Please contact your representative and urge him or her to join the Medicare for All Caucus. The caucus is moving ahead organizing panels and other events to help us achieve Medicare For All!

Stunning new revelations from Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen exposed widespread Trump wrongdoing. We demand answers. If you agree it’s “Time To See Trump’s Tax Returns” please sign this petition. If you want the incoming Democratic House to Impeach Trump, please sign this petition.

Reminder: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open enrollment ends December 15th. If it would help you gain access to healthcare, sign up for ACA coverage until we can enact Improved Medicare for All (MFA). While the ACA remains deeply flawed, it offers life-saving coverage for millions of Americans. Get more info. and sign up here.

Your monthly donation of $100, $27, $20.20, $10, or $5 gives us the resources we need to sustain the struggle for peace, healthcare as a human right, the climate, clean and fair elections, social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and so much more. We don’t get a dime from corporarions. We rely exclusively on support from activists like you. To build on our midterm successes, we need your help now! Please sign up now to make automatic monthly sustaining gifts or a generous one-time gift now.

If you can give $5 per month, that’s great! $10? Wonderful! $27? Spectacular! Whatever you can spare will help keep us working for you. Thanks so much for anything you can do right now to help us reach our 100 new monthly sustainers goal.

Help PDA work toward Medicare for All, a clean DREAM Act, a living wage, election integrity, sustainable energy policy, reduction of military spending, tuition-free college, eliminating big money in politics, and other progressive priorities in 2019 and 2020. Visit the PDA Store to purchase sturdy American union-made items that amplify our progressive message.

Our new Healthcare not Warfare T-shirts are in! Orders received by December 5 will be shipped USPS Priority by December 10. Avoid the holiday rush and order progressive gifts now!

Thank you so much for supporting PDA and our shared efforts for progress! We appreciate you more than words can say.

In solidarity,

Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team

P.S. We’re here to help you make progress in your state and locality! If you need help organizing a new PDA chapter or energizing your existing chapter, please contact PDA Field Coordinator Dan O’Neal. Join the PDA Phone Team making easy, effective calls from your own home with Mike “Phone Guy” Fox. Also please pitch in $1000, $100, or whatever you can afford to support our organizing.

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