We Need Medicare For All!

Jun 30, 2018

By  Mike Hersh for Mike F., Donna, Judy, Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Deb, Kimberly, and Bryan—Your PDA National Team

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Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is often among the first. We’re used to attracting support to important causes that—through the hard work of our activists and our allies—become mainstream. We were founded in 2004 to push for progress on major reforms like Medicare for All. Last week, PDA and our allies strategized at the national Single-Payer conference to ensure that every person receives all the medical care they need. Now, please step up on MedicareForAll and make your voice heard on several other important issues.

Tell Your Representative To Cosponsor HR 676, the Medicare for All Bill!

Tell Your Senators to cosponsor Bernie’s Healthcare bill!

Please donate whatever you can to support the struggle for healthcare

Dr. Bill “Honigmaning” the PDA Table

Support Healthcare As A Human Right!

The Single Payer Strategy conference was a huge success, and PDA was front and center. It kicked off with a march through the streets of downtown Minneapolis and ended with our collective marching orders to become and be the most effective Medicare for all, single-payer activists ever. Minnesota nurses rocked the hometown advantage with their hospitality, and registered nurses from California, Massachusetts and New York and beyond fired us up for the Medicare for all campaign ahead.

Donna Smith flew in from Denver and moderated a great panel featuring Wendell Potter. Dr. Bill flew in from California, and Ken Kenegos flew in from Arizona. Local PDA activist Bob Keiser anchored our information booth. And we had a great opportunity to connect with our PDA-endorsed candidate for Congress, “The Iron Stache” Randy Bryce. Randy is a real down to earth progressive, a union iron worker, committed to helping everyone in Congress.

As Mother Jones magazines describes, “The 52-year-old Bryce is built like a lineman, with soft brown eyes and a flattop that flares up in the front like uncut grass. He grew a handlebar mustache for kicks years ago, and the bushy black ellipse is now so popular he could not get rid of it even if he wanted to. It has taken on almost Samson-like qualities among his growing base of supporters. If it weren’t for the Iron Stache, you might have never heard of Randy Bryce.”

We’re beyond grateful and so honored and happy to see and work with our brothers and sisters at National Nurses United, Healthcare-NOW!, Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Healthcare, Our Revolution, the Sanders Institute, Physicians for a National Healthcare Program, and many more. We also were thrilled to have Wendell Potter from Tarbell.org with us for the weekend.

Please help us keep up the momentum. Even as many thousands of activists are taking to the streets to Tell Congress To Stop Dividing Families, Abolish ICE, etc. You can help out on that and 20 other actions! Take as many actions below as you can, share them with all your contacts by email and social media, and finally, please click here to generously support our work by check or card. Money short? Then please support our work with your time and effort. Make easy. effective calls from your own home to help elect candidates, and make progress. Mike “Phone Guy” Fox will show you how.

Here are twenty-one ways we’re helping you have a huge impact right now. Just click on the links below. There’s so much that we have to do, but if we all pitch in, we will succeed! Take as many actions as you can—three, five, or all of them—and then please take a few moments to share them with all your contacts via email and social media to multiply your impact:

  1. Tell Congress To Stop Dividing Families, Abolish ICE, etc.
  2. Tell Your Senators to Cosponsor Bernie’s Healthcare bill
  3. Tell Your Representative To Cosponsor the Medicare for All Bill
  4. Find and join local Tuesday June 26th Net Neutrality actions
  5. Tell Congress To Pass Gun Safety Laws
  6. Tell Congress: Protect The Internet
  7. Demand Peace, Divest From War
  8. Take Away Trump’s Nuclear War Power
  9. Demand Diplomacy in Syria
  10. Demand Non-Violence in Gaza
  11. Vote For Bernie’s Vice President
  12. Tell Congress To Get Us Off Fossil Fuels
  13. End US Involvement In The War In Yemen
  14. Tell Congress: Don’t Let Trump Fire Mueller
  15. Protect The Iran Nuclear Treaty
  16. Support The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
  17. Tell Congress To Investigate And Impeach Trump
  18. Tell the Senate: End The Opioid Crisis
  19. Tell Senators Healthcare Is A Human Right
  20. Demand A Clean Dream Act (DACA)
  21. Sign The We Want Bernie 2020 Petition

In solidarity,

Mike Hersh for Mike F., Donna, Judy, Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Deb, Kimberly, and Bryan—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. No time to volunteer? Then please pitch in $1000, $100, or whatever you can afford. We don’t have billionaire dark money donors. We depend upon your generous support. Please give generously to support our organizing.

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