The Climate Strike Is Just The Beginning
Tell Representatives and Senators to Act!
Yesterday, young people around the world went on strike to demand immediate action to address the Climate Emergency. This coming week, the movement enters the next phase. Progressive Democrats Of America (PDA) activists participated in the street actions, and we’ll help lead grassroots lobbying on Capitol Hill Tuesday September 24th and Wednesday, September 25th.
We’ll meet with members of Congress, urging them to cosponsor the Climate Emergency Concurrent Resolution in the House (H.Con.Res.52, lead sponsors Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) and in the Senate (S.Con.Res.22, lead sponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders). We’re also participating with allies at a historic press conference / rally on Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon.
If you or someone you know in the greater DC area would like to join us lobbying and / or rallying, Click Here and Mike Fox will get you all the details. Can’t get to DC? Then please Click Here to show solidarity with our efforts to combat the Climate Emergency!
PDA empowers you to take action on several issues each week
The Student Debt Crisis looms as a dark cloud over our economy. PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky reports, “Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced legislation to cancel all outstanding student debt; their bills compliment parallel legislation that would make all public state and community colleges tuition free.”
Alan explains, ”If passed, these bills would solve a massive crisis that has been suffocating the American economy and burdening the lives of 45 million working and middle class Americans.” Click Here to sign on as a grassroots cosponsor of the Student Debt Cancellation legislation.
Poverty, homelessness, and hunger are outrageous injustices—an indictment of our national misplaced priorities and policy failures. PDA champions economic and social justice among our top priorities, and we work with top activists to address poverty. Please support this effort by signing our petition calling on the DNC and cable news networks to prioritize questions on the crisis of poverty, housing, and hunger.
PDA demands accountability for Trump. We need to know, “Is Trump a Crook?” Behind Trump’s bizarre and unacceptable behavior—racist tweets, irrational lies, “Sharpiegate,” etc.—his policies continue to threaten American principles and lives.
Trump gutted “Flores” protections for migrant children in custody, directed aides to seize private lands to build his racist wall, and diverted FEMA and Defense Department funds to pay for his impotent wall. Click Here to tell your Representative to hold Trump accountable.
PDA is working with a national Medicare For All (MFA) coalition. 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. Then, Click Here to tell your Senators to cosponsor Bernie Sanders’ MFA legislation. Click Here to contact Mike Fox and get involved with MFA and Climate organizing.
PDA is increasing our pressure for Justice Or Bust by condemning Trump’s inhumane, punitive, and bigoted border policies that only cause human suffering—and we continue to condemn the generations of exploitative imperialist policies that caused and continue to exacerbate the crisis. Please Click Here to contact your Senators and Representative to demand Congress hold hearings to end and reverse failed neocolonialist policies.
We appreciate all you do to help make progress on these and other issues. 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 get active with our ongoing coalition actions!
Too busy to help organize? Then Click Here to pitch in $3, $5, or whatever you can afford to support PDA’s issue organizing. If you’ve never donated to PDA before, now is the perfect time. We need your support now more than ever.
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