Weekly Recap: Demand Congress And Others Act Now!
Tell Congress To Restore Net Neutrality
In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team.
Did We Forget Something?
With so much happening all at once, it’s impossible to keep everything on the front burner. Impeachment. Climate Emergency. Medicare For All. Student Debt Crisis. Poverty. Abusive policies. Gun violence. So much more!
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) can help you keep active and effective. You can make a huge difference with PDA’s action alerts, petitions, Educate Congress letter drops, and coalition efforts with dozens of progressive organizations.
Email Mike Fox to get active now, and click on the links below to get involved. This week, we want to increase our collective focus on Net Neutrality.
Net Neutrality Means Internet Freedom
The fight for Net Neutrality is not over! Last week, though 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. Broadband providers will inevitably complain … but that is of their own making.”
Now, it’s up to us. Tell Congress We Demand Net Neutrality!
The next round of Democratic Presidential Debates is coming up next Tuesday, and there’s been virtually no focus on poverty, homelessness, or hunger. Sign The Petition: Demand Questions On Poverty
As we’ve emphasized repeatedly, poverty, homelessness, and hunger are outrageous injustices, and we must not let them continue. Please sign the coalition’s petition calling on the DNC and news networks to prioritize questions on the crisis of poverty, housing, and hunger.
PDA is 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. Click Hereto contact Mike Fox and get involved with MFA, Impeachment, and/or Climate organizing.
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.
Behind Trump’s bizarre and unacceptable behavior—racist tweets, irrational lies, “Sharpiegate,” etc.—his policies continue to threaten American principles and even lives.
Trump gutted “Flores” protections for migrant children in custody, directed aides to seize private lands to build his racist wall, and diverted FEMA and Defense Department funds to pay for his impotent wall. Click Here to tell your Representative to hold Trump accountable.
The Student Debt Crisis looms as a dark cloud over our economy. 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 sign on as a grassroots cosponsor of the Student Debt Cancellation legislation.
We appreciate all you do to help make progress on these and other issues. If you’ve never donated to PDA before, now is the perfect time. We need your support more than ever. Click Here to support PDA’s issue organizing.
Email Mike Fox to get active with our ongoing coalition actions! Can’t help organize an event? Then Click Here to pitch in $3, $5, or whatever you can afford to support PDA’s organizing. Please consider making it monthly?
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