Weekly Recap: Debates, Activism, Progress!
In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team.
This week, 20 Democratic candidates vied to challenge Trump in two nights of debates. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) activists overwhelmingly voted to endorse Bernie Sanders, and so we did. However, it was abundantly clear that every single candidate on the debate stage in Miami would be far superior to Trump.
As Trump increases his reckless rampage, PDA is leading efforts to hold him accountable. Please Click Here to tell your congressperson to support Representative Rashida Tlaib’s Impeachment investigations resolution.
We applaud Bernie’s campaign platform which is rooted in the legacies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr. PDA is mobilizing Bernie supporters with our We Want Bernie campaign. Click Here to contact Mike Fox and get involved with our regular organizing calls, events, and other efforts.
Not a Bernie supporter? No worries. We’re always working on Healthcare Not Warfare, Windmills Not Weapons, and defying the Trump Regime at every turn. If you’d like to volunteer for those campaigns, let Mike Fox know. In any case, join PDA mobilizing to defy Trump’s and organizing for progress!
Medicare For All (MFA) will guarantee high quality comprehensive healthcare for all of us, with no out-of-pocket expenses: no premiums, co-pays, cap, or deductibles. Complete care, including, mental, dental, vision, prescriptions, medical devices, preventative, women’s health, long-term care, and more that will save 10,000s of U.S. lives and 100s of $billions each year.
Help PDA gain MFA cosponsors! Call Congress at 202-858-1717 and Click Here to tell your Representative to Cosponsor Rep. Jayapal’s and Rep. Dingell’s Medicare For All Act. Also, Click Here to tell your Senators to cosponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders’s MFA bill.
Tell Congress: No War Against Iran: Trump is openly threatening Iran with military attack. He admits he ordered an attack, but changed his mind at the last moment! We must act now to prevent another illegal, destructive, destabilizing war in the Middle East. Click Here to tell your Representative and Senators: “No war against Iran!”
Tell Congress: No War Against Immigrants: Trump directed ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to round up and detain immigrants starting today! Join PDA opposing abusive immigration polices. Click Here to tell Congress to abolish ICE and implement humane immigration policies.
Long after hurricanes ravaged their homes, our sisters and brothers in the Caribbean remain in peril. Please take action now! Click Here to tell Congress to help the people of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
PDA is committed to guaranteeing equality for all. We were among the first national organizations to endorse the “Three State Strategy” for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). We are mobilizing support for the ERA on Capitol Hill and in the unratified states. Now we’re just one state and one Congressional vote away from ratification. Click Here to tell your Representative and Senators to cosponsor the joint congressional resolution to guarantee equality under the law.
PDA helps you make a huge difference with Educate Congress letter drops, action alerts, and coalition efforts with dozens of progressive organizations. Click Here to email Mike Fox. He’ll help you get involved with our letter drops and other direct actions.
We appreciate all you do to help make progress on these and other issues. If you’ve never donated to help PDA help you pressure our elected officials, now is the perfect time. We need your support more than ever. Click Here to support PDA’s issue organizing.
PS: Click Here to watch PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky’s interview about PDA’s goals and plans. Join PDA investing early to recruit and elect progressives in 2020