Weekly Recap: Hold Trump Accountable
In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team.
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) demands that Congress hold Trump accountable. We believe that the Constitution includes impeachment powers exactly for situations like this: a president running amok and attacking the very basis of our constitutional republic.
Even as Trump tears down our fundamental institutions, PDA is working to build a better world for everyone. Click Here to get involved with our Medicare For All (MFA) and-or Climate organizing in August.
Bolstered by two Trump-appointed right-wing extremist Justices, the U.S. Supreme Court rubber-stamped Trump’s demand to divert funds appropriated for national defense to build his useless, wasteful, racist border wall! Trump’s racist attacks encouraging violence against members of Congress, his hateful rants against immigrants and people of color, his reckless threats of nuclear and conventional attacks, and his erratic, irrational behavior all raise concerns about his fitness for office.
Enough is enough! Trump keeps abusing his presidential power to improperly enrich himself and his family, impede investigations into his alleged wrongdoing, and violate civil and human rights. PDA needs your help to push for definitive investigations. Under our system of government, the Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is charged with holding hearings about Trump’s wrongdoing. Click Here to tell your Representative to demand an impeachment inquiry.
Impeaching Trump will help “Make America Normal Again,” but even before Trump took office we still had a lot to do to make America truly great. We need dramatic, effective action on the Climate Emergency, and PDA is taking action! We are mobilizing with organizations, experts, authors, and activists like you to demand a presidential debate addressing the climate emergency. Please Click Here to read and sign the Open Letter to DNC Chairman Perez.
Even before Trump’s sabotage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”), millions and millions of Americans were uninsured or underinsured. No nation can be great when people face bankruptcy and death because their society places profits above patients. We have the answer. We only need to make Congress listen!
The national Medicare For All (MFA) coalition keeps adding more House cosponsors, and 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’sMedicare For All Act. Then, Click Here to tell your Senators to cosponsor Bernie’s MFA legislation.
Help PDA keep up the pressure for “Justice Or Bust!” Join with us condemning Trump’s inhumane, punitive, and bigoted border policies that only inflict horrendous human suffering. Also, stand up with us condemning the generations of exploitative, violent, imperialist policies that caused and continue to exacerbate the crisis. Click Here to contact your Senators and Representative to demand Congress hold hearings to end and reverse failed neocolonialist policies.
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.
The only way to reverse the damage Trump and other neoliberals inflicted is to vote pit the corporatists and replace them with progressives. Join PDA investing to recruit and elect progressives in 2020. 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.
PS: Click Here to watch Alan Minsky’s interview about PDA’s goals and plans. The only way to reverse the damage Trump and other neoliberals inflicted is to vote pit the corporatists and replace them with progressives. Join PDA investing to recruit and elect progressives in 2020.