We Will Not Be Intimidated

Aug 16, 2017

By Mike Hersh
for Donna, Mike F., Amos, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Judy, Dr. Bill—your PDA National Team

Standing Together Against Bigotry

Join Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) in sending a message to Donald Trump and his alt-right, confederate, neo-Nazi supporters. You will not intimidate us. We will stand together and stand up for each other. After a pause to mourn the tragedy and reflect at the nature of rightwing extremism and white supremacy in our nation, we’re moving forward again with our Summer for Progress.

Even before this latest racist outrage, we have called upon every Democratic member of the House of Representatives to cosponsor the eight bills in the People’s Platform—including the Justice is Not for Sale Act (H.R. 3227). Sponsored by PDA Advisory Board Member Rep. Raul Grijalva, this bill will address institutional racism and classism in our justice system.

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We Need To Pressure Congress

We stand with Rep. Grijalva who said, “The mass incarceration policies in this country that award and incentivize detaining individuals has been detrimental to communities of color and severely tainted our judicial system. To continue to detain and incarcerate men, women, and children in masses simply because doing so increases the profit margins for the already overly-inflated prison industry goes against our basic principles. Private prisons have consistently been found to be more costly and less humane.”

We join Rep. Grijalva questioning the “the cob-web of connections between Trump’s administration, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and private prison entities that generously contributed to his presidential campaign. Therefore, it comes as no surprise this Administration’s overzealous approach to incarcerating individuals for profit. All this leads to concerns about the continual use and abuse of our correctional systems. It is time to close this chapter of our immoral and corrupt prison system.”

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In Solidarity,

Mike Hersh
for Donna, Mike F., Amos, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Judy, Dr. Bill—your PDA National Team

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