Weekly Recap: How You Can Mobilize For Progress
In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Donna, and Dan—Your PDA National Team
This past week, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) mobilized with thousands of Climate Strikers at hundreds of events nationally. Our activists are organizing to help elect progressive candidates. Details below.
We joined with our Medicare For All coalition allies successfully pressuring Rep. Judy Chu to invite a spokesperson from National Nurses United (NNU) to testify at Energy and Commerce Committee hearings on MFA this coming Tuesday.
Impeachment vote expected soon! We worked with partners pushing for expansive articles of impeachment to demand accountability for all of Trump’s wide-ranging high crimes and misdemeanors. Join our organize a rally for impeachment. Contact Mike Fox to get involved!
PDA has been leading the effort to hold Trump accountable. Join PDA as we support impeachment. Our coalition petition explains:
“Donald Trump betrayed his oath of office, our national security, and the integrity of our elections. He has shown a lack of moral fortitude and fitness for the office of President: repeatedly violating the emoluments clause, demonstrating contempt of Congress, and consistently engaging in obstruction of justice. It’s time to end this era of lawlessness and corruption.”
Poverty in America is disgraceful! Demand Debate Questions About Poverty And Homelessness.
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’sMedicare 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.
PDA is working with a powerful coalition on a growing campaign to Cancel Student Debt. Tell Your Senators to Cosponsor The College For All Act of 2019 (S.1947). Also, Tell Your Rep. to Cosponsor The Student Debt Cancellation Act (H.R.3448). Please Pitch in to support PDA’s Cancel Student Debt Action Fund.
PDA’s 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.”
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.” 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.
Stay Up to Date—Read Recent Blog Posts
- Announcing PDA’s Climate Campaign
- Impeachment: We Have No Choice. Will You Be Part Of History?
- Reminder: TONIGHT, Webinar/Call Medicare For All!
- Help Eva Putzova Defeat Blue Dog Tom O’Halleran in Arizona
- Medicare For All Monday Updates!
Please support PDA’s 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 your sustained support now! Empower PDA by making automatic monthly gifts.
P.S. We don’t ask for dues. We rely on small donations from people like you. If you’ve donated before, now is the time to sign up to make automatic monthly “sustainer” contributions to support our issue organizing.
If you’re already a sustainer, we appreciate your help! If you can, please consider increasing your donation by giving another amount per month.
No spare change to help make change? Then join the PDA Phone Team making easy, effective calls from your own home with Mike “Phone Guy” Fox.
We’re here to help you make progress in your state and locality! If you need help organizing a new PDA chapter or energizing your existing chapter, please contact PDA Field Coordinator Dan O’Neal.