Weekly Recap

Mar 16, 2019

photo: Rally / Press Conference / Launch For Medicare For All

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team

Email to deliver a
Medicare For All Letter to Your Congressperson
And a Stop Trump’s Wall Letter to Your Senators

Young people deserve a bright future, free from the threats of gun violence and climate disaster. With enlightened political leadership and policies like Medicare For All, a Green New Deal, and gun safety. They’re doing everything they can. Now, it’s up to us to act on their behalf. The right wing terrorist mass murder at two Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand chills us to the bone.

The BBC reports, “Forty-nine people have been killed and 48 wounded in shootings.” It’s horrifying to consider that the U.S.A. has far more lax gun safety laws than New Zealand. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) once again calls for gun sense. Click here to send an email to your Senators and Representative. Tell them we need gun safety legislation now, before the next massacre.

We need to elect more progressives, and mobilize in a political revolution millions-strong. Earlier this week, PDA grassroots supporters voted overwhelmingly for PDA to endorse Bernie Sanders for President. Email to get involved with PDA’s We Want Bernie mobilizing.

Become a Grassroots Cosponsor of Medicare For All

Call Congress 202-858-1717–urge your Representative
to cosponsor Rep. Jayapal’s Medicare For All Act now!

PDA supports a strengthened Green New Deal, and we’re inspired by the massive world-wide student climate strike yesterday. Click here to email your Senators and Representative to sign on to the Green New Deal resolutions.

We also demand fair Trade agreements that respect the environment, labor, consumers, and democracy—not so-called “free trade” deals that give multinational corporations free rein to pollute, exploit, and dominate our lives. Click here to help us demand that any new NAFTA eliminate proposed terms that would lock in exploitative prescription drug prices. Of course the Medicare For All Act will also help control Rx prices.

PDA makes it easy for you to tell Congress:

We don’t need Trump’s border wall

We need a Green New Deal

We need gun safety legislation

We need Medicare For All

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 help us gain even more support for Medicare For All, to stop Trump’s border wall, and to make your voice heard on other critically important policies.

Rep. Jayapal’s Medicare for All Act will provide comprehensive healthcare for all of us with zero 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 $billions each year. Click here to sign on as a grassroots cosponsor of Medicare For All.

PDA is working with a wide coalition to gain more cosponsors for the Medicare For All Act. Join the effort by delivering an Educate Congress letter to your representative at a district office near you. Email if you can drop a letter to your congressperson. We’ve also drafted a letter you can deliver to your Senators’ local office urging them to vote to block Trump’s misuse of emergency powers to build a boondoggle border wall.

PDA is teaming up with Code Pink and our Advisory Board member and original cofounder Medea Benjamin mobilizing to prevent war and regime change in Venezuela. Please click here to contact congressional Democrats using Code Pink’s action alert, and urge them to stand up against Trump’s illegal regime change policies. We held a briefing call with Medea Benjamin in support of this action. The recording will be available soon.

PDA is working with our sibling organization People Demanding Action on exciting webinars to focus on election integrity and ending voter suppression; ending poverty and homelessness; outreach to rural, urban, minority, and younger progressives; as well as organizing on college campuses—and much more! We can’t do anything without your strong support.

We hope you appreciate the action alerts, briefing calls, congressional meetings, webinars, letter drops, and other organizing efforts enough to support us so we can keep them coming. Please pitch in $1000, $100, or whatever you can afford to support our organizing to elect progressives!


P.S. We’re here to help you make progress in your state and locality! If you need help organizing a new PDA chapter or energizing your existing chapter, please contact PDA Field Coordinator Dan O’Neal. Join the PDA Phone Team making easy, effective calls from your own home with Mike “Phone Guy” Fox. Also please pitch in whatever you can afford to support our efforts to elect progressives.

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