Weekly Recap: Cancelling Student Debt, Trump vs. Climate, Impeachment
photo: Rep. Ilhan Omar and Activists Join Sen. Sanders
at Student Debt Cancellation Legislation Launch
In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, and Dan—Your PDA National Team
This past week, Trump began formally withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accords and announced other misguided and foolish policies that threaten to exacerbate the already impending Climate Emergency. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) mobilized with Climate Emergency allies, Medicare For All partners, and other coalitions.
We also met with congressional staffers on Capitol Hill and across the country delivering Educate Congress letters calling for the universal cancellation of student debt. We also helped lead efforts to support Impeachment, (and launched our new impeachment buttons and bumper stickers).
Last week, PDA—working with a powerful coalition—launched a new campaign supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders’ and Rep. Ihan Omar’s Student Debt Cancellation legislation.
Please Click Here to get information and to get involved with our quick and effective national Educate Congress letter drop demanding Student Debt Cancellation. Check below for other ways to get active!
PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky reports, “Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced legislation to cancel all outstanding student debt; their bills compliment parallel legislation that would make all public state and community colleges tuition free.”
Alan explains, ”If passed, these bills would solve a massive crisis that has been suffocating the American economy and burdening the lives of 45 million working and middle class Americans.”
Click Here to deliver a letter urging your Representative or Senators to cosponsor Student Debt Cancellation legislation.
PDA helps you take effective action:
PDA has been leading the effort to hold Trump accountable. Join PDA supporting congressional hearings. Click Here to send an email to your Representative now.
Stay up to date with PDA: Read our blog featuring these recent posts:
- We’re In Congressional Offices Demanding Student Debt Cancellation!
- Huge Impeachment Rallies, Impeachment Promo Materials, And More.
- The Cancel Student Debt Campaign Launches Today
- Demand Respect for Dreamers!
- Help Rashida Tlaib Win Her Re-Election Battle
Please support PDA in our all-important role in advancing the inclusive, essential, fundamental progressive transformation we were founded to achieve.
You’re a big part of our ongoing progress. We need you to get involved now! Support PDA’s Progressive Organizing.
We’re working with a national Medicare For All (MFA) coalition. We need as many House and Senate 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 Bernie Sanders’ MFA legislation. Also, Click Here to tell your Representative to cosponsor Rep. Ro Khanna’s State-Based Universal Healthcare legislation.
The fight for Net Neutrality is not over! Although a federal court upheld the FCC’s repeal of Obama-era rules, States can set their own net neutrality laws!
As John Nichols’ article in The Nation “It’s Time to Fight Trump’s Assault on Net Neutrality” points out: “The courts won’t reverse Trump’s FCC. But the states, Congress, and presidential candidates can act to preserve a free and open Internet.”
According to Gigi Sohn, adviser, former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, “The states are now free to do what the FCC will not.” Now, it’s up to us. Tell Congress We Demand Net Neutrality!
Please join PDA demanding progress. Get involved! Click Here to contact Mike Fox and he’ll get active with PDA’s Medicare For All, Impeachment, Climate Emergency, and other organizing.
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