Weekly Recap: Stop the Wars Against Iran and Immigrants!

Jun 22, 2019

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

Defy Hate, Denounce War, Demand Equality
Including Defending Reproductive Choice!

Last week, Trump threatened war against Iran, launched a concerted attack against immigrants, and escalated his assaults against women’s Constitutional rights. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is adamantly opposed to all of these reckless, aggressive policies. Join us mobilizing to protect Trump’s targets and organizing for progress!

TELL CONGRESS: No War Against Women: 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.

TELL CONGRESS: No War Against Iran: Trump is openly threatening Iran with military attack. He admits he ordered an attack, but changed his mind at the last moment! We must act now to prevent another illegal, destructive, destabilizing war in the Middle East. Click Here to tell your Representative and Senators: “No war against Iran!”

TELL CONGRESS: No War Against Immigrants: Trump directed ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to round up and detain immigrants starting today! Join PDA opposing abusive immigration polices. Click Here to tell Congress to abolish ICE and implement humane immigration policies.

Pitch In To Help Keep PDA Organizing

Tell Congress To Protect Reproductive Choice!

We need Medicare For All (MFA)! Join our MFA Coalition webinar this Monday, June 24th. I’ll be one of the guest speakers, but the headliners will be Representatives Pramilla Jayapal and Debbie Dingell—the coauthors of the Medicare For All Act. Click Here to RSVP.

Help PDA gain MFA cosponsors! Call Congress at 202-858-1717 and Click Here to tell your Representative to Cosponsor Rep. Jayapal’s and Rep. Dingell’s Medicare For All Act. Also, Click Here to tell your Senators to cosponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders’s MFA bill.

MFA will provide healthcare for all of us, with no out-of-pocket expenses: no premiums, co-pays, cap, or deductibles. Complete care, including, mental, dental, vision, prescriptions, medical devices, preventative, women’s health, long-term care, and more that will save 10,000s of U.S. lives and 100s of $billions each year.

PDA activists voted overwhelmingly to endorse Bernie Sanders. We applaud Bernie’s campaign platform which is rooted in the legacies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr. PDA is mobilizing Bernie supporters with our We Want Bernie campaign. Click Here to contact Mike Fox and get involved with our regular organizing calls, events, and other efforts.

Not a Bernie supporter? No worries. We’re always working on Healthcare Not Warfare, Windmills Not Weapons, and defying the Trump Regime at every turn. If you’d like to volunteer for those campaigns, let Mike Fox know.

As Trump continues and even increases his damaging rampage, PDA is leading efforts to hold him accountable. Please Click Here to tell your congressperson to support Representative Rashida Tlaib’s Impeachment investigations resolution.

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 is committed to guaranteeing equality for all. We were among the first national organizations to endorse the “Three State Strategy” for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). We are mobilizing support for the ERA on Capitol Hill and in the unratified states. Now we’re just one state and one Congressional vote away from ratification. Click Here to tell your Representative and Senators to cosponsor the joint congressional resolution to guarantee equality under the law.

PDA helps you make a huge difference with Educate Congress letter drops, action alerts, and coalition efforts with dozens of progressive organizations. Click Here to email Mike Fox. He’ll help you get involved with our letter drops and other direct actions.

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 about PDA’s goals and plans. Join PDA investing early to recruit and elect progressives in 2020