The political moment arose quickly, and Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) / People Demanding Action activists once again rose to the occasion. Sparked by PDA-endorsed candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Sunrise Movement, the Green New Deal (GND) is sweeping the nation. We worked alongside these inspiring leaders and our other partners mobilizing for the GND! Help us gain more cosponsors in Congress. Click here to contact your elected officials.
PDA called on you and all of our other activists to show up for an emergency letter drop, and you responded by visiting a remarkable number of congressional district offices, Andrea Miller, the indefatigable Executive Director of PDAction, dropped everything to lead visits to congressional offices on Capitol Hill.
As of this writing, the Green New Deal effort has 40 House co-sponsors, and we’re aiming for more! Please use this action alert to contact your elected officials, and then share the alert on social media, by email, etc.
The Green New Deal is overwhelmingly popular all across the political spectrum. As the The Huffington Post reports:
81 percent of registered voters say they either “somewhat support” or “strongly support” the plan, according to new survey results shared exclusively with HuffPost from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and George Mason University.
Ninety-two percent of Democrats supported the idea, including 93 percent of liberal Democrats and 90 percent of moderate-to-conservative Democrats. But 64 percent of Republicans―including 75 percent of moderate-to-liberal Republicans and 57 percent of conservative Republicans―also backed the policy goals outlined in the Green New Deal. Eighty-eight percent of independents endorsed the policies as well.
We must act to confront the climate emergency now. Delay is not an option. Denial is not an option. Despair is not an option. The Green New Deal will enact the polices we need! Please join PDA acting decisively now! Support our efforts with a generous donation now. Money short? Then contact Mike “Phone Guy” Fox to sign up to make important movement mobilizing phone calls.
Spread the word—it’s a Climate Emergency! Help PDA amplify our message! Let your Change Make Change and Make your Dollars Holler for the Green New Deal. Go to the PDA Store right nowand order Windmills Not Weapons buttons, Panels Not Pipelines bumper stickers, Environmental Rapid Response Kits, and more. Order by 12/26 to receive items before New Year’s Day.
The Green New Deal has changed the conversation. This is very hopeful because we only have 10 years to transform our energy, agricultural, transportation and all other key sectors—staying focused on justice every step of the way. PDA and PDAction are excited to work side by side with our allies to sustain and amplify this transformative mobilization. This is the decade that matters.
Russell Greene and Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, Deb, 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.