We Still Want Bernie

Apr 24, 2020

In solidarity for victory!

Alan Minsky for Mike F., Donna, Deb, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Bryan, Kimberly, and Mike H.—your PDA National Staff

 

Now, More Than Ever, We Need A Progressive Democratic Party
Pitch In Now To Sustain PDA’s and Bernie’s Political Revolution

 

In 2004, PDA was founded on two simple premises:

1. The progressive left has the best policies for American society

2. The only realistic way that these policies can be passed into law, and put into practice, is through the Democratic Party.

The progressive wing of the party was pretty weak in 2004, but with PDA on the scene, it grew steadily during our first decade. Then, PDA sparked a revolution by drafting Bernie Sanders to run for President as a Democrat in 2016.

By almost upsetting Hillary Clinton for the nomination, Bernie elevated progressive politics to unprecedented levels of support, and established a powerful progressive opposition inside the Democratic Party itself.

 

Pitch In and/or Volunteer to Help Bernie Win

Yours Truly With Bernie Sanders

 

Then, just two months ago, Bernie seemed on the precipice of winning the party’s nomination, with a great chance of winning the presidency in the fall. For a glorious few days after the Nevada Caucus, it all seemed possible; all of our hard work was paying off, our spirits were sky high.

Then, in what seemed like the blink of an eye, it all came crashing down. Almost simultaneously, the entire country started shutting down due to COVID-19. It was the perfect storm for moderate Democrats, intent on once again marginalizing progressives.

Fortunately, PDA was made for this moment. We’re not about to give up the fight, and we need your help. Here’s what we have to do.

It is absolutely essential Bernie wins at least 25% of the delegates to the DNC. If he hits that threshold, progressives will have a seat at the table drafting the Party Platform, and also maintain a strong presence within the DNC over the next few years.

Right now, Bernie is only a few hundred delegates shy of reaching the magic number. So, we have to get on the phone to Ohio where there is a primary in a few days, and let people know how urgent it is for them to vote for Bernie Sanders. The future of the progressive movement hangs in the balance.

To make calls for Bernie this weekend and beyond, reach out to PDA’s Mike Fox.

In the coming weeks, PDA is going to fight as hard as ever to get people to vote for Bernie Sanders in the primaries. Every delegate that Bernie wins helps the progressive movement. Please support PDA in our efforts.

 

P.S.: Be A Part Of The Political Revolution! Get your We Want Bernie Gear here. We need more progressives in Congress to work with. Support PDA’s work to elect progressives by making automatic monthly gifts to our Win 2020 Victory Fund.

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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.

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