What A Week It Was!

Aug 11, 2018

photo: Truckin’ for Progress at the Freedom Celebration Parade in Champaign, IL

By  Mike Hersh for Mike F., Donna, Judy, Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team


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There’s so much going on. This week Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) celebrated a huge double progressive victory in Michigan as Rashida Tlaib won two nominations—to complete the remained of Rep. John Conyers’ term in a special election, and to serve in Congress representing Michigan’s 13th District. PDA joined with our close allies National Nurses United (NNU) and Food & Water Watch (FWW) announcing our scorecard to encourage members of Congress to cosponsor important legislation on healthcare, the environment, the economy, and more.

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We’re mobilizing within a massive movement putting pressure on Congress to abolish and replace ICE, and to defend Internet Freedom. We’ve also part of a coalition working to free journalist Manuel Duran Ortega. We’re organizing in support of the DNC reform proposals with progressives around the country to make the Democratic Party much more democratic leading up to the big meetings in Chicago.

PDA activists like you keep elected officials’ feet to the fire with face-to-face meetings, phone banking, and other organizing. Please support our activism now. We know not everyone can visit elected officials, although we urge you to do whatever you can. PDA makes it as easy as possible to amplify your voice. Here are some actions you can take right now. Click on these links and share them with all your contacts:

Help empower a deep blue progressive wave. Contribute whatever you can afford now, and help us build the powerful, popular progressive movement we need. Make your “dollars holler” for progressby signing up to make automatic monthly donations. Then, sign up to make easy, effective get out the vote (GOTV) calls. Mike “Phone Guy” Fox will help you make a huge difference during the primaries currently underway and on into victories in the November elections.

In solidarity,

Mike Hersh for Mike F., Donna, Judy, Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team

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 $1000, $100, or whatever you can afford to support our organizing.

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