Weekly Recap: Bernie’s Grassroots Launch, Override Trump!

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team.

Override Trump’s War Powers Veto

Several weeks ago, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) activists voted overwhelmingly to endorse Bernie Sanders for President. PDA is proud to mobilize Bernie supporters with our We Want Bernie campaign. PDA welcomes all the Democratic candidates to a robust debate over the future of the USA and planet Earth—Joe Biden included. We’re confident Bernie will be nominated and elected next year.

Not a Bernie supporter? No worries. We’re always working on Healthcare Not Warfare, Windmills Not Weapons, and battling the Trump Regime at every turn. See below for several actions you can take. If you’d like to volunteer for those campaigns, let Mike Fox know.

Today was a great day for grassroots politics, with thousands of house parties and other events. I attended an enthusiastic Bernie 2020 rally in Ithaca, NY. You can get involved in a big way! Click here to email Mike Fox and join our We Want Bernie Team.

Yours Truly At Ithaca, NY Bernie Rally
Tell Congress to Override Trump’s Veto

Earlier this month, Donald Trump vetoed a joint congressional resolution that would end U.S. support for Saudi war crimes against the Yemeni people. The resolution was authored by Senator Bernie Sanders in the Senate and Representative Ro Khanna in the House.

PDA supported this effort to reassert Congressional constitutional authority over war and peace, and especially to end the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Please click here to tell Congress to override Trump’s veto.

PDA was there for Bernie’s introduction of his Medicare For All Act (S. 1129), and we’ve been working for #MedicareForAll (MFA) since our founding in 2004. We’re mobilizing with a powerful coalition to gain support for Medicare For All—both Bernie’s Senate Medicare For All Act, and the House legislation introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Rep. Debbie Dingell.

Please Click Here to urge your Representative to Co-Sponsor the House Medicare for All Act!Also, Click Here to tell your Senators to cosponsor Bernie’s MFA bill.

The Trumpublicans are busy rolling back life-saving protections for workers, consumers, investors, and the environment. It’s virtually impossible to keep track of all the ways the reckless, incompetent, selfish, and corrupt right wingers keep harming us all. As PDA staffer Debra Schrishuhn writes:

Amid all the furor about the Mueller report release, Trump declared no more disaster aid (other than food assistance) should go to Puerto Rico, still devastated from Hurricane Maria in 2017.

This position caused a $13 billion disaster aid bill to stall in the Senate, affecting Americans from, yes, Puerto Rico, to Alabama to New England to California.

Republicans then blocked the $14 billion disaster aid bill passed by the House in January. And the Atlantic hurricane season starts in 42 days.

Please take action now! Click here to tell Congress to help the people of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

We need your support to keep us organizing for Bernie. Toss a few dollars in the tip jar so we can supply our volunteers with banners, buttons, bumper stickers, signs, etc.

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 make your voice heard on critically important policies.

We support the Medicare For All Act in the House and Senate. This legislation 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 of $billions each year. Call Congress at 202-858-1717 and Click Here to tell your Representative to Cosponsor Rep. Jayapal’s and Rep. Debbie Dingell’s Medicare For All Act now!

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 The Full Mueller Report

We appreciate all you do to help make progress on these and other issues. If you’ve never donated to help PDA help you pressure our elected officials, now is the perfect time. We need your support more than ever. Click here to support PDA’s issue organizing.

 

PS: Click here to read Alan Minsky’s speech to The European Party of the Left. Join PDA investing early to recruit and elect progressives in 2020