Weekly Recap: Join Our Coalition Efforts To Overcome The COVID-19 Pandemic!
Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Janis, Deb, Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) urges you to help keep yourself and other people safe during the COVID-2019 pandemic. Self-quarantine and maintain safe social distance to help “flatten the curve.” Do all you can to limit the spread of the virus.
PDA is working with our coalition partners to help. We’re organizing virtual town halls, press conferences, legislative briefings, national mobilization efforts, call-in days, media strategies, grassroots lobbying efforts, and more to gain support for the legislation we need. The pandemic presents unique challenges, but we shall overcome.
We need an empowered, progressive mass movement to demand the policies and government responses to save lives and rebuild our shattered economy. Recent “compromise” emergency response legislation falls far short of what we need.
Please sign up with our Phone Team to make easy, empowering calls from your own home demanding appropriate and effective policies. No time to volunteer? Then please pitch in generously now to help up keep organizing for Medicare For All as well as emergency response—healthcare policies we can all live with!
We must act immediately to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. Our nurses and other healthcare professionals aren’t getting the safety equipment they need to stay healthy as they deal with this emergency.
Contact your Senators via the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. An operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request.
== Here is a script and talking points ==
Hi, my name is (your name), and I’m a constituent from (your state). Thank you for passing previous legislation to address the pandemic. Now, we need the Senate to go further.
I’m calling to ask (your Senator) to insist that the next COVID-2019 omnibus bill contain full protections for frontline health workers, patients, and the public during this crisis, as is necessary to contain this pandemic:
- The next COVID-2019 legislation must include a mandate for OSHA to issue and enforce emergency temporary standards to protect health care workers.
- The legislation must appropriate at least $10 billion specifically to deliver effective respirators (like N95s) to nurses and other frontline healthcare professionals.
== End of script ==
PDA invites you to join us for a Healthcare Emergency virtual town hall / webinar TOMORROWSunday, March 29, 4-5pm ET, 1-2pm PT.
Dr. Bill Honigman and guest speakers will address your concerns and answer your questions about the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. The access codes, phone numbers, etc. have changed. Click Here to contact Mike Fox to RSVP and get call-in information.
Find out what we’re doing in response to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, and how you can help. Please contact Mike Fox to RSVP to join TOMORROW’S Emergency Healthcare Webinar. You must RSVP. The access codes, phone numbers, etc. have changed.
Can’t make the call but still want to help our healthcare campaigns? Contact us and we’ll keep you as busy as you’d like to be.
Can’t volunteer? Then pitch in what you can to help finance our ongoing campaign for Medicare For All and other health policies we need to effectively respond to the pandemic, to promote an equitable economic recovery, and to upgrade our healthcare system.
Medicare For All (MFA) is a vital component of the comprehensive Green New Deal agenda. To ensure our immediate and long-term survival, we need the Green New Deal—policies to create millions of new highly-paid sustainable jobs, to build critically-needed infrastructure, to eliminate household debt, and to enhance our social safety net. We must also suspend ICE raids and detention.
P.S.: Please remember to RSVP to Mike Fox to join our Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / Webinar TOMORROW, Sunday 3/29 4-5pm ET, 1-2pm PT. Mike will provide all the call-in information. Then, join PDA investing to enact Medicare For All and science-based, effective, emergency COVID-2019 response policies.