Weekly Recap: Poverty Is A National Disgrace

Sep 14, 2019

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

Ask Questions About Poverty
In The Presidential Debates


As we’ve emphasized repeatedly, poverty, homelessness, and hunger are outrageous injustices, and we must not let them continue. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) chose economic and social justice as one of our top priorities at our launch fifteen years ago. We’ve worked with top activists ever since to address poverty.

Please support this effort by signing our petition calling on the DNC and cable news networks to prioritize questions on the crisis of poverty, housing, and hunger.


Sign The Petition: Demand Questions On Poverty


In addition to our ongoing work for Medicare For All, addressing the Climate Emergency, standing up for Justice or Bust, and more, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) has been leading the effort to hold Trump accountable. Join PDA supporting congressional hearings. Click Here to send an email to your Representative now.

Behind Trump’s bizarre and unacceptable behavior—racist tweets, irrational lies, “Sharpiegate,” etc.—his policies continue to threaten American principles and even lives.

Trump gutted “Flores” protections for migrant children in custody, directed aides to seize private lands to build his racist wall, and diverted FEMA and Defense Department funds to pay for his impotent wall. Click Here to tell your Representative to hold Trump accountable.

PDA is 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. Click Here to contact Mike Fox and get involved with MFA and Climate organizing.

PDA is increasing our pressure for Justice Or Bust by condemning Trump’s inhumane, punitive, and bigoted border policies that only cause human suffering—and we continue to condemn the generations of exploitative imperialist policies that caused and continue to exacerbate the crisis. Please 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.

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.

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 get active with our ongoing coalition actions! Can’t help organize an event? Then Click Here to pitch in $3, $5, or whatever you can afford to support PDA’s issue organizing.


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