CNN’s Shame: No Questions on Poverty or the Climate Emergency

photo: (right: Homeless Man In Boston Enver Rahmanov • CC BY-SA 3.0, cropped) In solidarity, Alan Minsky for Mike F., Mike H., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. Tell The DNC And The News Networks:We Need Debates About The Real World!Questions About Poverty And HomelessnessA Complete Debate On The Climate Emergency  …

Never Stop. Never Slow Down. Never Give Up.

In solidarity, Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Dan, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Onward, Together!   As Congressional committees uncover more details and instances of malfeasance, obstruction, abuse of power, and outright corruption in the Trump administration, Mr. Trump seeks to shift blame, project his crimes on others,…

Weekly Recap: Demand Congress And Others Act Now!

Tell Congress To Restore Net Neutrality In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. Did We Forget Something? With so much happening all at once, it’s impossible to keep everything on the front burner. Impeachment. Climate Emergency. Medicare For All. Student Debt Crisis. Poverty….

Weekly Recap: Taking The Climate Emergency To Congress!

photo: PDA Helped Lead Climate Emergency Lobbying On The Hill In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan—your PDA national team. The Climate Strike Is Just The BeginningTell Representatives and Senators to Act!   This past week, as part of the week of action on the Climate Emergency,…

The Climate Emergency and Medicare For All

PDAers Demand Medicare For All In solidarity,  Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike H., Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. Tell Congress: We Need Medicare For All!   On this #MedicareForAll (#MFA) Monday during the #ClimateEmergency week of action, we at Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) wish to point…

Sustain Our Climate Emergency Mobilizing

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. Sustain PDA’s Climate OrganizingWith Automatic Gifts Each Month!   Unlike most organizations, Progressive Democrats Of America (PDA) works using an “inside / outside” strategy. Many other organizations work inside power structures, and many work on…

The Climate Strike And You

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. The Climate Strike Is Just The BeginningTell 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…

Progress = Justice

Yours in service,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike H., Shayna, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dan, Dr. Bill and Mike F. — your PDA national team Support Justice. Support PDA Every Month.   Progressive Democrats of America works on a wide range of issues day-in and day-out, inside and outside the Democratic Party, in conjunction with allied organizations,…

I Needed a Distraction

< p style=”text-align:justify”>After watching almost 4 days, non-stop, of disaster coverage from the Bahamas and the southeastern shores of the United States, I took a moment to distract from the horrors.  Lives were lost, property destroyed and irreparable damage to souls and psyche will live in the nightmares of the respective resident of each area…

CNN/MSNBC Climate Town Halls A Start, But Not Nearly Enough.

Image from Glastonbury Online In solidarity, Alan Minsky for Mike H., Mike F, Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Shayna, Bryan, and Kim—your PDA National Team The Climate Emergency Demands More!   Over the past couple of months, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) was on the front lines, with our climate activist allies, demanding that the…

Hurricane Season Is Coming

photo: Hurricane Harvey, the costliest in the history of the United States Image captured by NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite • Public Domain For a greener tomorrow, Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Dan, Shayna, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Are We Prepared For The Deadly Hurricane Season?   As I…

Weekly Recap: The Amazon Is Burning 🔥 🌎

photo: PDA’s Capitol Hill Climate Canvassers (left House, right Senate) In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Democratic Debates Must Address Poverty and Climate   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is changing politics in America, and we’re changing the presidential debates. These…

Tom Steyer, Tulsi Gabbard and Marianne Williamson Presidential Campaigns Join Open Letter to DNC Demanding Climate Debate

Contacts:Alan Minsky, PDA Executive Director – 818-749-9497 / alan@pdamerica.orgRussell Greene, PDA Senior Strategic Advisor – 310-722-6108 / rsgreene@earthlink.net With the World on Fire, Why Is the Democratic Party Refusing to Hold a Climate Debate?   August 24, 2019 (Washington, DC) – Today Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) announced the presidential campaigns of philanthropist Tom Steyer,…

What Price Progress?

photo: Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Pocan Addresses PDA Activists In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Sustain PDA With Automatic Gifts   On Sustainer Sunday, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) asks you to pitch in to help us achieve shared goals by…

Progressive Democrats of America Invites 23 Democratic Presidential Candidates to Sign Open Letter to DNC Chair Tom Perez Demanding Climate Debate

Progressive Democrats of America | Press Release For Immediate Release August 19, 2019 Democratic Party Platform Asserts We’re in a Climate Emergency. What Guides the Party? Its Platform or Fossil Fuel Interests? CONTACTS: Alan Minsky, Executive Director, PDA 818-749-9497 / Alan@PDAmerica.org Tom Weis, PDA Climate Advisor 303-378-1364 / tom@climatecrisissolutions.com August 19, 2019 (Washington, DC) –…

Weekly Recap: Stand Up Against Trump’s Bullying

Rep. Al Green Calls for Impeachment(Photo Screen Shot from C-Span Video) In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Demand Accountability For Trump   This past week, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) called upon you to join us standing up against bullying by…

All Hands On Deck Vs The Climate Emergency! Action Items.

In solidarity,  Mike Fox for Alan, Mike H., Janis, Dan, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Deb, and Bryan—your PDA National Team We’re Running Out Of Time!   The time for waffling on this issue is over. There’s no question that the single greatest existential challenge we face as a species is addressing the effects of the…

Climate Emergency Campaigning Right Now In Your Area. Join Us!

In solidarity with the planet and humanity in general.  Mike Fox for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Bryan, Kimberly, Mike H. and Shayna — your PDA National Staff If We Ignore It, It Won’t Go Away. Climate change is the single most important issue impacting national security, and is the single great existential thread…

Weekly Recap: Debates and What You Do Now!

photo: Rep. Al Green Calls for Impeachment(Photo Screen Shot from C-Span Video) In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Demand Accountability For Trump   This past week, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) watched two nights of debates during which progressive candidates eviscerated…

Sustain Our Climate Emergency Mobilizing

photo: PDA’s Capitol Hill Climate Canvassers (left House, right Senate) In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Dan, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Deb, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Help PDA Demand Specific Climate Solutions!Make Automatic Monthly Sustaining Gifts Now!   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) needs your automatic monthly gifts to sustain our…

“Everyone Talks About The Weather” ☀️

photo: PDA’s Capitol Hill Climate Canvassers (left House, right Senate) In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Dan, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Deb, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Demand Specific Climate Solutions Now!   A lot of organizations refer to the Climate and ask you to sign petitions and donate money, but Progressive…

Call Congress About The Climate Emergency!

In solidarity,  Russell Greene and Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Dan, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Deb, and Bryan—your PDA National Team CLIMATE EMERGENCY RESOLUTION INTRODUCEDTELL YOUR SENATORS TO SIGN ON AS COSPONSORS Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is a leader in the struggle to decisively confront the Climate Emergency. A historic Concurrent Congressional Resolution…

Climate Emergency Requires Specific Solutions

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Dan, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Deb, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Demand Specific Climate Solutions Now!Sign Up For Automatic Sustaining Gifts A lot of organizations ask you for donations. A lot of them refer to the presidential debates. But few if any of them have any…

Who Rocked The Debates?

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh and Mike Fox for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. PDA And Allies Demand Climate Emergency Debate Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and allies marched from Freedom Tower and rallied outside of the Democratic Presidential Debate site in Miami, FL. yesterday, demanding that the…

Climate Leaders: Democratic Party’s Own Platform Makes Case For Presidential Debate on Climate Emergency

Russell Greene, Senior Strategic Adviser and Alan Minsky, Executive Director | Progressive Democrats of America   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) Demands DNC Honor Party’s Commitment to Leading WWII-Scale National Climate Mobilization   June 25, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA) – Expressing alarm that the Democratic National Committee  (DNC) is refusing to host a presidential debate…

Urgent: Climate Emergency Debate

Tell The DNC To Debate The Climate Emergency Click Here In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Tell DNC Chairman Tom Perez:We Demand A Climate Debate! The Climate Emergency is upon us, and we must respond with a World War II level mobilization!…

Here’s A Way To Combat The Climate Emergency!

In solidarity with a sustainable tomorrow,  Mike Fox for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Bryan, Kimberly, Mike H. and Shayna — your PDA National Staff We Can Turn This Around If We/Congress Recognize Urgency This from our friends in the The Climate Emergency Coalition: The planet is in crisis and our leaders are asleep…

Global Strike For The Environment Friday. Join In!

In solidarity,  Mike Fox for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Bryan, Kimberly, Mike H. and Shayna — your PDA National Staff 1263 Locations In 107 Countries And Counting! The Climate Emergency demands aggressive action.  Please join a peaceful action near you, and let us know if you’ll be attending so we can connect you with…

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….

🌏 Earth Day Actions! 🌎

photo: PDA Florida Rallies For “Windmills Not Weapons” With gratitude in my heart and the future in mind,  Russell Greene for Alan, Deb, Mike F., Mike H., Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team Join Progressive Democrats Of AmericaAs We Address The Climate Emergency Last month, millions of monarch butterflies passed…

Recap / Tell Trump: No Offshore Drilling

Pictured: Deepwater Horizon Disaster (public domain)Help Prevent The Next Spill—Ban Offshore Drilling Now! In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team SIGN THE PETITION: NO OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING! Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) was founded in 2004 to work for progressive values including…

It’s Earth Month 🌎

photo: John McConnell (flag designer) NASA (Earth photograph) SiBr4 (flag image) • Public domain In solidarity with people and planet,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Mike H, Janis, Dan, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team   Tell Congress We Need A Green New Deal April is Earth Month, and time for…

Support Tomorrow’s Climate Strike Mobilization

Photo: Alexandria Villaseñor, a 13 year old climate justice activist and aCo-Founder/Co-Director U.S. Youth Climate Strike (youthclimatestrikeus.org) With gratitude in my heart and the future in mind,  Russell Greene, PDA Board Member, for Alan, Deb, Mike F., Mike H., Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team The Climate Narrative Is Shifting…

Global Warming Threatens Extinction

In solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Mike H, Janis, Dan, Dr Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Join PDA Mobilizing For A Green New Deal! Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) supports the Green New Deal to help protect the climate and guarantee good new jobs for all. Help us gain more…

Join A Green New Deal Live Stream House Party Tuesday.

In solidarity,  Mike Fox for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kim, Bryan, Mike H., and Shayna — Your PDA National Team The Green New Deal Continues To Grow The Green New Deal campaign revolutionary not only because of it’s aggressive progressive agenda, but also because it resonates so well with the average American.  Especially…

Tell Congress We Need The Green New Deal

In solidarity,  Russell Greene and Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, Deb, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Join Us Mobilizing For The Green New Deal! 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…

Joins Activists Demanding A Green New Deal

photo: Activists Demanding a Green New Deal Now! In solidarity,  Russell Greene for Alan, Mike H., Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team The Climate Emergency and a Moment to SeizeUrge Congress To Support a Green New Deal! Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) activists delivered hundreds of letters…

Massive Campaign For Green New Deal. Join In?

In solidarity,  Mike Fox for Alan, Mike H., Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Urge Your Congress Member To Support The Green New Deal We’re part of a huge coalition including Move On, Food And Water Watch, and Public Citizen that is calling for a Green New Deal. The…

The Game-Changing Promise of a Green New Deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to activists w/the Sunrise Movement protesting in the offices of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Washington D.C. on Nov. 13, 2018. Photo Sarar Silbiger/TheNewYorkTimes via Redux By Naomi Klein, The Intercept LIKE SO MANY others, I’ve been energized by the bold moral leadership coming from newly elected members of Congress like Alexandria…