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photo: The Launch of the Medicare For All Caucus In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Urge Your Congress Member ToJoin The Medicare For All Caucus! Today is Human Rights Day, and today we once more declare...

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  • December 11, 2018

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Uniting Progressives To Make Change Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is all about building a grassroots populist progressive majority. We worked tirelessly to help progressive candidates win in the primaries...

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  • December 10, 2018

photo: Yours Truly with a Dear Friend in Vermont In solidarity,  Alan Minsky for Mike H., Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Exclusive Report From The HugeVermont Progressive Gathering Last weekend, I was honored to represent Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) at the...

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  • December 7, 2018

Sometimes it’s almost hard to wrap your head around. It was only 29 days ago that we all hit the bricks for the polling places in the midterms, and yet, here we all are, officially on “candidate watch” for 2020. And here, people bitched years ago about the great “sports...

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  • December 6, 2018

The Launch of the Medicare For All Caucus In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Urge Your Congress Member ToJoin The Medicare For All Caucus! Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)’s work for Improved Medicare For All (MFA)...

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  • December 4, 2018

In solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Mike H., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Following Our Victories in the MidtermsProgressives Have Momentum for 2020 I will be brief, because you’re busy and I’m busy, and events are happening so fast. Progressive Democrats of...

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  • December 2, 2018

photo: PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky with a Dear Friend in Vermont In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Today Begins The Last Month Of 2018Help Us Build Up Momentum For 2020! Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)...

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  • December 1, 2018

photo: See the store for other photos and descriptions of items Solidarity and holiday cheer,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Mike H., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Get Your Progressive Gifts at the PDA Store Alongside our allies, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)...

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  • November 30, 2018

photo: Bernie Sanders Rallying With PDA Activists In solidarity,  Alan Minsky for Mike F., Mike H., Dr. Bill, Dan, Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team Progressive Democrats of America Calls onSenator Bernie Sanders to Run for President In 2014, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) launched our “Run...

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  • November 28, 2018

photo: Dr. Bill with H.R. 676 Lead Sponsor Rep. Pramila JayapalRep-Elect Katie Porter, and Orange County, CA ActivistsHealthcare is a Human Right: Improved Medicare For All In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Please Give Now For...

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  • November 26, 2018

One thing is for sure, 2018 had something for everybody. Well, pretty much everybody who was a Democrat, if you’re a Republican, you were shit out of luck. Election night turned into election fortnight, what with Broward county being its usual stumbling-down-the-stairs-drunk self, and California’s pony express style of mail in...

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  • November 24, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT): Tuesday night was an historic night for progressives across the country, for our political revolution and for the revitalization of American democracy. Nationally, the voter turnout was 50 percent higher than in the last midterm election and, importantly, millions...

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  • November 10, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT) on behalf of Democracy for America: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I. VT)   I am about to ask you to do something very, very important. I'm going to ask you to make a contribution to help elect DFA-endorsed progressive governors in...

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  • November 1, 2018

By  Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F., Mike H., Dr. Bill, Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team GOTV Tour With Bernie Sanders! Starting today, October 19th in Bloomington, Indiana and ending on October 27th in Northern California, join Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) activists, Sen. Bernie Sanders and...

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  • October 19, 2018

By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America Pitch In Each Month To Support Progress Progressive Democrats has been among the first national progressive organizations mobilizing on the issues you care about. Every news cycle, sensational headlines and outrageous acts of anti-democratic behavior from elected officials drown out...

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  • September 30, 2018

photo: Sen. Elizabeth Warren With PDA Massachusetts Organizers By  Mike Hersh for Alan, Donna, Mike F., Janis, Dan, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Judy, Dr. Bill, and Shayna—your PDA National Team …We Must Upgrade Congress Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) was founded in 2004 to elect a governing progressive majority. The disgusting behavior...

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  • September 21, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT) in support of his colleagues, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D. WI) & Tina Smith’s (D. MN) re-election campaigns: Sen. Tina Smith (D. MN)   Kevin Cramer, the Republican candidate in a top-tier U.S. Senate race had a pretty dire...

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  • September 20, 2018

photo: Standing water in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria by VOA • Public domain by Dan O’Neal and Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Donna, Mike H., Janis, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Judy, Shayna, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Find A 1 Year After Maria Action The Trump Administration has consistently...

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  • September 20, 2018

By Mike Hersh for Progressive Democrats of America The two organizations most responsible for building on the Bernie Sanders-inspired political revolution announce plans to work together on Medicare for All and Midterm Elections. Our Revolution (OR) and the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) are excited to announce a formal partnership...

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  • September 19, 2018

photo: Standing water in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria by VOA • Public domain By  Dan O’Neal and Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Donna, Mike H., Janis, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Judy, Shayna, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Election Day Is Seven Weeks Away On Thursday, September 20, and Saturday, September...

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  • September 17, 2018

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: DFA members have been on the forefront of the fight to expand Social Security for years. This week, that fight took a HUGE step forward: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are starting an official Expand Social Security Caucus in Congress, and you can become an early citizen-member...

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  • September 17, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I. VT) re-election campaign: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I. VT)   If Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump get their way, the U.S. Senate will vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to serve on the Supreme Court before the end of the month. In...

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  • September 12, 2018

Some good news today out of Florida: Democrat Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is leading Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) by 4 points in Florida’s gubernatorial race, according to a new Florida Chamber of Commerce Poll released Wednesday. Gillum leads DeSantis 47 percent to 43 percent in the statewide poll. The Democrat also leads...

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  • September 12, 2018

Some big news today out of New York: x Huge huge YUGE news!!!! Bernie Sanders just endorsed our campaign for Attorney General and @JumaaneWilliams for Lieutenant Governor!!! — Zephyr Teachout (@ZephyrTeachout) September 10, 2018   Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday endorsed Zephyr Teachout for New York state attorney general,...

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  • September 11, 2018

Photo: The Launch Of The Medicare For All Caucus By  Dr. Bill Honigman for Mike F., Mike H., Shayna, Donna, Judy, Deb, Dan, Bryan, Kim, and Janis—Your Progressive Democrats of America National Team Tell Your Representative To Join the Medicare For All Caucus! Tell Your Representative To Cosponsor Improved Medicare For...

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  • September 10, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT) in support of Andrew Gillum’s (D. FL) gubernatorial campaign: I am writing to tell you that last night was an extraordinary and historic night for our political revolution. In Florida, Andrew Gillum took on virtually the entire political and financial establishment of...

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  • August 30, 2018

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of Andrew Gillum’s (D. FL) gubernatorial campaign: WOW. What an INCREDIBLE night! Andrew Gillum — who DFA enthusiastically endorsed early on in June of 2017 — has delivered a shocking, massive upset victory in the race for governor of Florida,...

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  • August 29, 2018

Could we all just take a few moments, access our current political mess, and maybe have a ceasefire among those who resist Trump and his policies?   As to my meager qualifications for calling for a ceasefire, I offer the following about my past stances and transgressions: I’m a partisan Democrat who...

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  • July 23, 2018

OK gang, hop into my trusty wayback machine with me, and let's return briefly to the dark day of November 9th, 2016. I want to do a quick comparison of the GOP's feelings on the day after the election, and compare it to the reality of today for the GOP....

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  • July 11, 2018

MINNESOTA — MoveOn Political Action members in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district have voted overwhelmingly to endorse Ilhan Omar for Congress, with 71% of votes cast in favor of backing Omar. State Representative Ilhan Omar is an experienced Twin Cities policy analyst, organizer, public speaker and advocate. In 2016, she was...

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  • June 15, 2018

ILLINOIS — MoveOn Political Action members in Illinois’ 14th congressional district have voted overwhelmingly to endorse Lauren Underwood for Congress, with 98% of votes cast in favor of backing Underwood. A native of Naperville, Underwood is registered nurse, with hands-on experience in America’s healthcare industry. She was appointed by President...

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  • May 22, 2018

I’m not exactly a fan of political pundit Chris Cillizza by anyone’s imagination, although his piece for CNN’s website about a recent interview Trump did for the Fox “News” Channel program gives you a general idea of Trump’s speaking style. This is one instance where I wish Cillizza had included...

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  • April 27, 2018

Members of MoveOn.org Political Action in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District have voted overwhelmingly to endorse Gina Ortiz Jones for Congress. In Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, 93% of votes were cast in favor of Jones. MoveOn’s endorsement comes ahead of the May 22 primary for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District. “MoveOn is...

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  • April 1, 2018

At this point, it is becoming almost impossible to tell the difference between the political messaging of the neoliberal Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which is an organization that is responsible for helping Democrats get elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and the political messaging of Donald Trump’s fascist...

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  • February 28, 2018

Even as the U.S. Census reported that the percentage of Americans lacking health insurance dropped to a new record low of 8.8 percent, the past week was nevertheless a big one for health care reform proposals in Washington. Sen. Bernie Sanders, backed by 15 of his Democratic colleagues, unveiled his “Medicare...

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  • September 17, 2017

With primary season at an end, it appears that Democratic delegates won’t come to their senses and nominate a candidate who can unite the party to defeat Trump. Bernie Sanders supporters who listened to months of condescending, belittling language of force about accepting Hillary Clinton as the inevitable nominee will now...

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  • July 27, 2016

Originally posted at​ Eclectablog. On May 21st of this year, I was elected to be the male delegate pledged to Hillary Clinton for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District. To say I’m proud to be supporting the first woman to receive the Democratic Party’s nomination for president is a bit of an...

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  • June 8, 2016

Barack Obama won a Presidency on Hope and Change. The Republicans gave us 8 years of utterly outrageous obstruction. Many Democrats folded like a house of cards in a gale. The apparent winner of the Republican primaries gives us fear and loathing. The apparent winner of the Democratic primaries gives...

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  • March 16, 2016

By now, many news-aware folks here have likely heard that Bloomberg is officially declining to enter the 2016 Presidential race as an independent. That’s good news for Team Blue; although Bloomberg’s been a member of both parties over the years, he’s a staunch supporter of gun control and would almost...

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  • March 7, 2016

An increasingly frequent refrain appearing in the media casts the democratic primary as a Manichean struggle between Sanders’ unrealistic goals and the staid pragmatism of Clinton.  Clinton, we are told, can “get things done,” while Sanders’ pie in the sky thinking leads nowhere. I can understand the doubt that Sanders’...

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  • January 28, 2016

Why would Hillary Clinton risk lying when lack of honesty and conviction is her biggest perceived weakness among voters? Looking at who she’s lying to answers the question. Hillary Clinton claimed in Iowa: “His plan would take Medicare and Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Affordable Care Act...

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  • January 13, 2016

This morning at Eclectablog, I published a Guest Post from my friend Sommer Foster. Foster is an African American woman from Michigan who, like me, was at the #BlackLivesMatter protest during the Netroots Nation presidential candidate townhall meeting. I have written about my transformation during that event from white-privileged, irritated...

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  • July 22, 2015

Hey, why not DKOS ??? Take it to the bank! We got contacts at the White House. They want to elect their favorite presidential candidate. Why not cut a deal like Halliburton in the 00's ? Sure thing: we back off a skosh on pushing Bernie Sanders, they give us...

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  • June 14, 2015

In Ramadi, Iraq, last week a force of some 200 ISIS fighters carried out a successful suicide-based attack on the Government Center building. A chain of cars drove in and blasted check points and strong-point bunkers. The main ISIS force engaged defenders in a 30 minute battle that ended with...

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  • May 19, 2015

Will the climate movement have a serious contender for President in 2016? Now's the time to find someone strong on the most urgent crisis of our time and serious about winning the White House. Should that candidate be Hillary Clinton?  She says the right things. But the most significant actions...

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  • October 6, 2014

Thomas Frank has an interesting column in Salon that typifies the cynical view of Obama by speculating what his Presidential library might look like. Republicans in Congress want to make sure President Obama takes the blame for their obstruction. Thomas Frank helps them out by presenting the Jed Bartlett version...

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  • July 20, 2014