Weekly Recap: Impeachment, DREAMers, and More!

Nov 16, 2019

photo: Activists Join Sen. Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar
at Student Debt Cancellation Legislation Launch

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Donna, and Dan—Your PDA National Team

Tell The DNC And The News Networks:
We Need Debates About The Real World!

Questions About Poverty And Homelessness
A Complete Debate On The Climate Emergency


This past week, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) has been busy demanding common sense gun safety reforms, supporting efforts to hold Trump accountable, protecting DREAMers, helping progressive candidates, advancing Medicare For All, and more!

Additionally, we’ve been horrified and angered both by ongoing, illegal regime-change policies and the suppression of dissent.

Our founding national advisory board member Medea Benjamin (Code Pink Cofounder) was singled out for police harassment at her home for the “crime” of advocating for peace. Join with PDA standing up for the freedom of expression.

The Washington Post and MSNBC will host the 5th Democratic debate Wednesday November, 20. The coverage will begin 8pm ET, 5pm PT, and the debate itself will be from 9pm-11pm ET, 6pm-8pm PT. Follow @PDAmerica on Twitter, and live tweet the debate with us!


Help Americans of All Ages Declare Independence From Debt

Tell Your Senators to Cosponsor The College For All Act of 2019 (S.1947)

Tell Your Rep. to Cosponsor The Student Debt Cancellation Act (H.R.3448)


Support PDA’s Cancel Student Debt Action Fund


PDA is working with a powerful coalition on a new campaign to Cancel Student Debt. 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.”

Last week, PDA continued organizing for progressive candidates including our progressive champions like Rashida Tlaib and exciting challengers like Betsy Sweet.


Stay Up To Date With PDA; Read Recent Blog Posts



PDA helps you take effective action:


PDA has been leading the effort to hold Trump accountable. Join PDA supporting the congressional impeachment hearings. Click Here to send an email to your Representative now.

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 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.” 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.

No time to volunteer? Then Click Here to pitch in $3, $5, or whatever you can afford to support PDA’s Win 2020 Action Fund. Please consider making your donation monthly?


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.


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