What We’re Doing About The COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 30, 2020

Solidarity,

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

Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / Webinar
Weds 4/1–Click Here To Email Mike Fox And RSVP

 

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is working with coalition partners advocating for immediate, emergency policies to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re focusing on keeping healthcare professionals and the general public safe, as well as providing all necessary help for the people hurt by the pandemic and resulting economic hardship. We invite you to join us for a Healthcare Emergency virtual town hall / webinar Wednesday, April 1, 4-5pm ET, 1-2pm PT.

Dr. Bill Honigman and guest speakers will address your concerns and answer your questions about the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. The access codes, phone numbers, etc. have changed. Click Here to contact Mike Fox to RSVP and get call-in information.

 

Act now! Demand protections for nurses
and other frontline health professionals!

 

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

 

We must act immediately to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. Our nurses and other healthcare professionals aren’t getting the safety equipment they need to stay healthy as they deal with this emergency.

Contact your Senators via the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.An operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request.

== Here is a script and talking points ==

Hi, my name is (your name), and I’m a constituent from (your state). Thank you for passing previous legislation to address the pandemic. Now, we need the Senate to go further.

I’m calling to ask (your Senator) to insist that the next COVID-19 omnibus bill contain full protections for frontline health workers, patients, and the public during this crisis, as is necessary to contain this pandemic:

  1. The next COVID-2019 legislation must include a mandate for OSHA to issue and enforce emergency temporary standards to protect health care workers.
  2. The legislation must appropriate at least $10 billion specifically to deliver effective respirators (like N95s) to nurses and other frontline healthcare professionals.

Thank you.

== End of script ==

Find out what else we’re doing in response to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, and how you can help. Please contact Mike Fox to RSVP for this Wednesday’s Emergency Healthcare Webinar. You must RSVP. The access codes, phone numbers, etc. have changed.

Can’t make the call but still want to help our healthcare campaigns?Contact Mike Fox and he’ll keep you as busy as you’d like to be.

Can’t volunteer? Then pitch in what you can to help finance our ongoing campaign for emergency COVID-19 response and Medicare For All—the policies we need to effectively cope with the pandemic, promote economic recovery, and upgrade our healthcare system.

Medicare For All (MFA) is a vital component of the comprehensive Green New Deal agenda. To ensure our immediate and long-term survival, we need the Green New Deal—policies to create millions of new highly-paid sustainable jobs, to build critically-needed infrastructure. We’re also organizing for policies to eliminate household debt and to enhance our social safety net.

 

P.S.: Please remember to RSVP to Mike Fox to join our Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / Webinar Wednesday, 4/1 4-5pm ET, 1-2pm PT. Mike will provide all the call-in information. Then, join PDA investing to elect Medicare For All progressive candidates.

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Tell Congress To End Police BrutalityIn This Critical Moment, We See No Leadership From The White House We Look To Justice-Minded Members of Congress, to Step Up and Lead

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) condemns ongoing, escalating violence against African Americans. We desperately need a national truth and reconciliation conversation to admit and rectify the scourge of structural racism, including comprehensive policy changes.

H.Res.988, cosponsored by four courageous congressional leaders, is a decisive first step. Join us demanding its passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In response to the brutal murder of George Floyd by a sworn peace officer, abetted and assisted by three other sworn peace officers in broad daylight, four U.S. Representatives have stepped up to lead.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN, in whose district the murder took place), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced H.Res. 988, a resolution to the U.S. House of Representatives, “condemning all acts of police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force throughout the country.”

Tell Congress To End Police Brutality

Take action now! Click Here to email your U.S. Representative and demand passage of H.Res. 988 as a first step toward seeking justice for George Floyd and so many others whose lives have been cut short by police brutality.

“From slavery to lynching to Jim Crow, black people in this country have been brutalized and dehumanized for centuries,” Rep. Omar stated last week. “We cannot fully right these wrongs until we admit we have a problem. As the People’s House, the House of Representatives must acknowledge these historical injustices and call for a comprehensive solution. There are many steps on the path to justice, but we must begin to take them.”

George Floyd is just one among the latest in a (much too) long list of victims of state-sanctioned terrorism against African Americans. We know the names of some recent victims, but for far too long records and statistics on extra-judicial police killings have not even been kept. For too many years, officers have not been charged, and—if charged—they have not been effectively prosecuted or convicted.

Email your U.S. Representative today and demand passage of the Omar-Pressley-Bass-Lee resolution (H.Res.988) condemning police brutality, racial profiling, and excessive and militarized force by police.

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