Weekly Recap: Two Huge Victories—Jamaal Bowman and D.C. Statehood!

Jun 27, 2020


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


Stay Informed: Read PDA’s Recent Posts

TOMORROW, Join Our Emergency Healthcare Town Hall
With PDA Advisory Board Vice Chair Dr. Rodney Sadler
Sunday June 28th, 4pm ET, 1pm PT—Contact Mike Fox

Support Progressive Democrats of America’s
Actions To Elect Progressive Champions

Click Here to Join the PDA Phone Team

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) endorsed Jamaal Bowman for Congress because—unlike the 16-term incumbent—Jamaal prioritized saving human life from the COVID-19 pandemic, lack of healthcare, and the escalating climate emergency.

With your help, including donations and phone calls, we pulled off a huge upset and put corporate Democrats on notice: we will not settle for lukewarm candidates with divided loyalties.

With your help, we will continue taking on Wall Street, Big Oil, Insurance Companies, Big Pharma, and other entrenched special interests—and keep winning! Next up, we have other exciting progressive leaders to support and help bring to victory!

Give generously to help PDA Elect
 / Join the Phone Team

Tell The Senate: D.C. Deserves Statehood

The photo above, thanks to statehood.dc.gov

The House Passed DC Statehood Yesterday. Email Your Senators, then Make Movement Building Phone Calls.

Tell Your Senators We Need Elections We Can Trust

Support PDA’s Work to Protect Your Voting Rights

PDA was founded in 2004 to uphold basic progressive principles including free, fair, clean, and transparent elections. As our first major effort, we worked with allies investigating and publicizing wholesale “irregularities” in Ohio during the 2004 Elections. We’ve never lost sight of this commitment.

PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky and founding Advisory Board Chair Mimi Kennedyauthored a critically important article published by CommonDreams titled 2020 Voters’ Calendar—The General Election Starts in August. Please read and then share this important article via email and social media.

The House of Representatives passed legislation called the For the People Act (H.R.1) “To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.” Tell your Senators to follow suit. Then Email Mike Fox to volunteer with a PDA Campaign and/or the Phone Team.

Pitch In Each Month To Protect Our Elections

Join The Virtual Town Hall
With Guest Rodney Sadler

COVID-19 is still killing people, and we’re still not seeing the leadership we need. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) has held weekly emergency online town halls as part of our work to mobilize support for needed policies.

Join Dr. Bill Honigman and special guest, Rev. Rodney Sadler (PDA Advisory Board), as we discuss ways to stay safe and healthy.

Demonstrations demanding racial justice continue. PDA joins with those demands to Defund the Police, Invest in Black Communities, and Call for Force Donald Trump to Resign.

Click Here to tell your Representative to cosponsor House Resolution 988, “Condemning all acts of police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force.”

PDA calls on everyone to demand immediate passage of emergency healthcare legislation.

TOMORROW, Join Our Emergency Healthcare Town Hall
Sun. June 28th, 4-5pm ET, 1-2pm PT—Contact Mike Fox

Protect Healthcare Professionals! Make Calls For
The COVID-19 Health Care Worker Protection Act

Sign the Petition for Medicare For All

Protect the US Postal Service

Make Easy, Effective Election-Winning Calls

Tell Congress: Student Debt Cancellation Must Be
Part of the Next COVID-19 Emergency Legislation

Support PDA’s COVID-19/Healthcare Organizing

We’re horrified at the ongoing oppression of immigrants and asylum seekers. Our immigration policies have long needed fundamental reform.

Click here to tell Congress to defund and abolish ICE, to quickly pass the bipartisan Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, and to end inhumane and deadly abuses against immigrants and asylum-seekers.

We need an empowered, progressive mass movement to demand the policies and government responses needed to save lives and rebuild our shattered economy. We need your generous support to get there.


P.S.: We need your support right now to empower our mobilizing to elect progressive candidates.



  1. John P. Falchi

    I was one of the founding members, along with Mimi Kennedy, of PDA-nationally, and PDA-San Diego as a development out of the Kucinich Campaign for President in 2004. I’m glad to see that it is still thriving under Mike Thaller’s leadership.

  2. John P. Falchi2

    I’m glad to see that PDA-San Diego is alive and well.