Weekly Recap: Making Progress from California to Florida and Everywhere in Between!

Jun 8, 2019

photo: PDA California Convention Wrap Up: More Details Soon!

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team.

PDA Makes Sure Your Voice Is Heard


Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) organized with our California partners PDA-CA at last weekend’s California Democratic Party Convention. The PDA Booth was abuzz with activity. We spearheaded a number of campaigns including Medicare for All (MFA), Housing as a Human Right, Bernie Sanders for President, and every progressive position under the sun—all while recruiting legions of progressive Californians to the PDA team.

In Florida, PDA worked with our coalition partners to pass a St. Petersburg City Council resolution in support of Medicare For All! If you want to get involved with a local petition effort near you, pleasecontact Mike Fox now! Find out how you can get more active for MFA this Wednesday evening! Click Here to RSVP for our first ever PDA Healthcare Webinar (6pm PT/9pm ET). Click Here to sign up for a national MFA Resolutions webinar (5pm PT/8pm ET).

This week, we need your time, effort, and generous support to keep pushing for progress. PDA invites you to contact Congress on several critically important issues including accountability for Trump, enacting Medicare For All, ending gun violence, protecting Social Security, and more!

Pitch In To Help Keep PDA Organizing


Join Anti-Gun Violence Events Nation Wide today and tomorrow: June 8+9. At events across the country folks will be wearing orange and coming together to tell the media and our elected officials that there is much more we can do to end gun violence, and it must happen now! Email Mike Fox if you want to get involved with an event. Remember to wear orange in solidarity with the effort.

SIGN THE PETITION: HOLD BIG PHARMA ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC: It’s appalling. Big pharmaceutical companies make obscene profits selling opioids, while tens of thousands of Americans die of overdoses every year. Click Here to tell Congress to address this public health crises.

TELL CONGRESS: PASS LEGISLATION TO PROTECT REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE: Extremist politicians have been waiting for an opportunity to undermine Roe v. Wade since it was decided in 1973. Several states have signed unconstitutional abortion bans. Click Here to tell Congress to prohibit any government entity from denying, interfering with, or discriminating against reproductive choice.

PDA is proud to mobilize Bernie Sanders supporters with our We Want Bernie campaign featuring regular organizing calls and other efforts. Not a Bernie supporter? No worries. We’re always working on Healthcare Not Warfare, Windmills Not Weapons, and battling the Trump Regime at every turn. If you’d like to volunteer for those campaigns, let Mike Fox know.

This Tuesday, the House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on the Medicare For All Act. Help PDA gain cosponsors for the House MFA bill and Senate legislation that will provide comprehensive healthcare for all of us. Care with no out of pocket expenses: no premiums, co-pays, cap, or deductibles, including, mental, dental, vision, prescriptions, medical devices, preventative, women’s health, long-term care, and more.

Medicare For All will save 10,000s of lives and 100s of $billions each year. 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. Also, Click Here to tell your Senators to cosponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders’s MFA bill.


PDA Makes it Easy For You to Tell Congress:

We Don’t Need Trump’s Border Wall

We Need a Strong Green New Deal

We Need Gun Safety Legislation


Last month, PDA activists voted overwhelmingly to support impeachment investigations against Trump. Please click here to email your congressperson in support of Representative Rashida Tlaib’s Impeachment investigations resolution.

Trump vetoed a joint congressional resolution that would end U.S. support for Saudi war crimes in Yemen. The resolution was authored by Senator Bernie Sanders in the Senate and Representative Ro Khanna in the House. PDA supported this effort to reassert Congressional constitutional authority over war and peace, and especially to end the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Please click here to tell Congress to override Trump’s veto.

Long after hurricanes ravaged their homes, our sisters and brothers in the Caribbean remain in peril. Please take action now! Click here to tell Congress to help the people of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

PDA helps you make a huge difference with Educate Congress letter drops, action alerts, and coalition efforts with dozens of progressive organizations. Email Mike Fox to make your voice heard on critically important policies.

We appreciate all you do to help make progress on these and other issues. If you’ve never donated to help PDA help you pressure our elected officials, 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 PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky’s interview. Join PDA investing early to recruit and elect progressives in 2020

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