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Caletta Harris discusses her new project to house the unsheltered. Denver Riggleman said Conservative does not mean crazy or nuts. Caletta Harris is building a town for the unsheltered Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 In discussing...

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  • May 12, 2021

Here’s the big news today out of California: The campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom has failed to gain momentum in recent months as significantly more California voters favor keeping him in office, and only anemic support has surfaced for reality TV star  Caitlyn Jenner while other Republican candidates hoping...

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  • May 11, 2021

I have heard Democrats touch trickle-down economics on the edges. But they always seem to fear hitting it not only head-on but for decimation. Biden takes trickle-down economics to the cleaners See full episodes here. The construction of this segment of the president’s speech was perfect. Understand this. It isn’t that  Republicans...

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  • April 29, 2021

Here’s the latest news today out of California: At a time when transgender rights have become the new culture war in American politics, Republican Olympian-turned-celebrity Caitlyn Jenner announced a historic campaign Friday to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom in the recall election. “As Californians, we face a now-or-never opportunity to fundamentally...

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  • April 23, 2021

Mike Pence is homeless after leaving office and 'couch-surfing' with Indiana politicians, report says. Perhaps the however grateful Trump can put him up somewhere. Apparently Pence didn’t have a plan B for the November election, or maybe he’s hoping to borrow Clarence Thomas’s RV. x 📍Trump Hotel, DC – Looks like they drained the...

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  • January 27, 2021

Billy Graham's granddaughter is right. Her words made it clear that Progressive values are in line with the Jesus they claim to serve. Billy Graham's granddaughter speaks x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Jerusha Duford was clear on how to handle those who attempt to come to the...

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  • October 24, 2020

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was interviewed on MSNBC. She had to firmly but graciously hit back at the host about blame in the current stimulus negotiations' failure. Nancy Pelosi hits all the right notes on stimulus negotiations x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. MSNBC Host Kristen...

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  • August 7, 2020
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Good: In a meeting with black Wilmington leaders Monday, Joe Biden said he will create a police oversight board in the first 100 days of his presidency.   The former vice president and presumed Democratic presidential nominee met with about a dozen community leaders at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington,...

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  • June 1, 2020

An hour outside of Daytona, Florida, a young married couple from northern California is stranded, far from home in a pandemic. Jobless, broke, and scared of the increasing dangers of the novel coronavirus, they reached out to local homeless shelters in early March, and were repeatedly given a shocking answer:...

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  • May 14, 2020

Joel Segal was instrumental in writing H.R. 676, the original Medicare for All bill under Congressman John Conyers. It’s one of the gold standards. Joel Segal talks universal healthcare Watch the entire episode here. Joel will talk much more than Medicare for All. We discuss his impact on Obamacare, his new passions,...

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  • May 6, 2020

Press Release: The Sanders Campaigns Changed American Politics, Establishing the Progressive Agenda for the 21st Century Contacts: Alan Minsky, PDA Executive Director alan@pdamerica.org 818-749-9497Mike Hersh, PDA Communications Director mike@pdamerica.org 301-602-9388 Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) Responds to Senator Bernie Sanders’    Announcement Suspending his Presidential Campaign.   PDA Executive Director...

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  • April 8, 2020

In the wake of the firing of Fox News business host Trish Regan, who labeled the coronavirus an “impeachment scam,” it reminds me more every day of Republican hypocrisy. From Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, the finger-pointing and shouts of stop politicizing the COVID-19 virus...

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  • April 1, 2020

Because parody is meta-criticism, we now have meta-disinformation from Fox News. Doubtless this is timed to respond to Yamiche Alcindor’s questioning of IMPOTUS* at his rally-pressers. x Fox News' Diamond & Silk claim the number of coronavirus deaths are increasing to make Donald Trump look bad These two can't be...

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  • March 31, 2020

Coronavirus Realities: How Can You Stay Safe And Active? By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America Pitch In Time and/or MoneyTo Elect Progressives Get On The Phones and/or Donate Now!   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) urges you to stay safe and healthy during the Coronavirus outbreak. Avoid...

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  • March 14, 2020

Weekly Recap: Urge Sen. Warren To Unify Our Movement! By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America We Are A Movement, And Our Movement Will Not QuitHelp PDA Keep Building For Shared Progressive Victories! Sign On To Our Letter Urging Elizabeth WarrenTo Endorse Bernie Sanders For President ASAP!...

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  • March 7, 2020

TODAY 3PM ET; Noon PT: How To Win The Climate Struggle photo: Climate Activists Demand the Declaration of a Climate Emergency, (Takver • CC BY-SA 2.0) In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, and Donna—Your PDA National Team Join Activists On The...

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  • January 30, 2020

Archives In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Donna, and Dan—Your PDA National Team Tell Congress to Stop Trump Now, Before He Launches An Illegal, Destructive War! As we explained yesterday, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and our partners have long opposed Neoconservatives’...

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  • January 4, 2020

Archives photo: Yours Truly with PDA Senior Advisor, Russell Greene, at theClimate Emergency March with Greta Thunberg in Los Angeles Together, let’s change the world!  Alan Minsky for Mike F., Deb, Mike H., Janis, Dan, Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Let’s make this the most progressivedecade...

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  • January 2, 2020

Latest tweet from IMPOTUS: California and New York must do something about their TREMENDOUS Homeless problems. They are setting records! If their Governors can’t handle the situation, which they should be able to do very easily, they must call and “politely” ask for help. Would be so easy with competence!...

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  • December 28, 2019

Archives In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Donna, and Dan—Your PDA National Team Progressive Democrats of America Supports Convictionand Removal of Donald Trump for High Crimes in OfficeClick Here to Email Mike Fox and Demand Accountability   This past week, after months...

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  • December 21, 2019

Archives photo: PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky and Friend In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Donna, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. Tell The DNC And The News Networks:We Need Debate Questions About Poverty   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) staffers watched and...

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  • December 20, 2019

Archives Photo: Homeless Man, photo by Enver Rahmanov • CC BY-SA 3.0 (cropped) In solidarity,  Alan Minsky, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Mike H., Donna, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. ​ Tell The DNC And The News Networks:We Need Debate Questions About Poverty   Today the Nation...

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  • December 20, 2019

Archives photo: People walk in Skid Row after new school supplies were donated to thousands at Fred Jordan Missions, on September 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images / Mario Tama) Alan Minsky, the executive director of the Progressive Democrats of America, is also the producer of the The...

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  • December 19, 2019

Archives In solidarity,  Mike H. for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. Tell The DNC And The News Networks:We Need Debate Questions About Poverty Please sign and widely share our petition now. PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky will hand-deliver your signature to the moderators...

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  • December 18, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Teresa Tomlinson’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: A groundbreaking Washington Post report on the War in Afghanistan details widespread political manipulation and strategic malpractice in our country’s longest war. After the report’s publication, Congress again abdicated its responsibility to provide oversight when it passed the latest defense...

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  • December 16, 2019

Archives In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Donna, and Dan—Your PDA National Team Progressive Democrats of America Supports Impeachmentand Conviction of Donald Trump for High Crimes in OfficeClick Here to Email Mike Fox and Rally for Accountability   This past week, Progressive...

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  • December 14, 2019

Archives (left: graphics freedomtoprosper.org, right: photo Enver Rahmanov • CC BY-SA 3.0) In solidarity,  Mike H. for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. Tell The DNC And The News Networks:We Need Debate Questions About Poverty   Don’t talk about it. Poverty. Homelessness....

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  • December 13, 2019

Archives Alan Minsky, Executive Director, Progressive Democrats of America Contacts:  Alan Minsky, PDA Executive Director, (818)-749-9497 Alan@PDAmerica.org Mike Hersh, PDA Communications Director, (301)-602-9388 Mike@PDAmerica.org Today, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) released a statement about Thursday’s UK General Election. Here are key quotes: Alan Minsky, PDA Executive Director, said, “On Thursday,...

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  • December 10, 2019

Archives In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Donna, and Dan—Your PDA National Team Click Here to Demand Student Debt Cancellation!   This past week, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) mobilized with thousands of Climate Strikers at hundreds of events nationally. Our activists are...

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  • December 8, 2019
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I attended public school growing up in Oklahoma. After I graduated from the University of Houston, a public university where tuition cost only $50 a semester, my first job was as a special education teacher at a public school in New Jersey. I later attended a public law school. I...

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  • November 18, 2019

I have written many stories on behalf of veterans and many of them are here. I have wrestled with the idea of how long I would continue with United Veterans. It is getting very rough ! This year I am going to do something out of the ordinary.   I came...

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  • November 8, 2019

photo: right: Homeless Man In Boston by Enver Rahmanov • CC BY-SA 3.0, cropped In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. We Demand Questions About Poverty And Homelessness And A Complete Debate On The Climate Emergency   If...

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  • October 19, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. Demand Questions About PovertyIn The DNC Presidential Debates   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) hopes you plan to watch tonight’s presidential debate. Follow us on twitter at @PDAmerica and live...

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  • October 15, 2019

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...

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  • October 12, 2019

Hell no, they did not go anywhere. It worked! Unhoused residents stuck together and refused to move, and housed people stood in solidarity. And CHP and Caltrans left. I 80 at University in Berkeley, CA is one of the busiest stretches of highway in the country: Five lanes of traffic...

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  • October 11, 2019

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...

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  • September 28, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F.—your PDA national team. We Need To Address Poverty In The Debates   Poverty is an outrageous injustice. Homelessness and hunger must not continue. The upcoming debate must focus on poverty, hunger, and homelessness. Progressive Democrats of...

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  • September 28, 2019

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...

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  • September 22, 2019

Donald Trump is worried about the homeless! No, really. He is! Oh, wait. NBC News: The homeless are living in “our best highways, our best streets, our best entrances to building[s],” Trump told reporters traveling aboard Air Force One with him to a string of fundraisers in California. “People in...

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  • September 18, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. We Need To Address Poverty In The Debates   Poverty is an outrageous injustice. Homelessness and hunger must not continue.  Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) chose economic and social justice as...

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  • September 6, 2019

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...

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  • August 24, 2019

This morning the acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ken Cuccinelli announced the White House plan for further mistreatment of those most in need. Setting aside all the controversy over terms like “illegals” and “undocumented,” the fantasy of invading hordes of migrants as rapist and killers at every...

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  • August 12, 2019

Kudos to Texan Caitlin Cruz at Splinter for calling out her U.S. Senator on this: x I genuinely appreciate this note. We need more off this: John, it’s Chris Murphy. I am so so sorry about El Paso and I am pulling for everyone (including you) right now. — Senator John Cornyn...

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  • August 5, 2019

By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America The Money Asks Will Stop If Enough People Sustain   I know, we’re all getting overwhelmed with asks for money from different organizations and campaigns. But the fact remains that we must aggressively ask our supporters for, well, support or we...

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  • June 10, 2019

photo: Arizona Activists Rallying To Pressure Then-Senator Jeff Flake Si Se Puede!  Dan O’Neal for Alan, Deb, Mike H, Janis, Mike F, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team House Passes American Dream and Promise ActHelp Pressure The Senate To Allow A Floor Vote!   In the gallery above the...

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  • June 7, 2019

Help PDA Elect A Progressive Majority To Congress For a true-blue progressive tsunami in 2020,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Mike H, Janis, Dan, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Are You in a Red State, a Purple State, or a Blue State?Whatever State You’re in,...

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  • June 2, 2019

photo: PDA Leadership Conference in New Mexico In Solidarity,  Alan Minsky for Deb, Mike F., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike H. and Shayna—your PDA National Team PDA is on a Mission to Bring Progressive Change to America According to opinion polls, the progressive agenda is supported by the...

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  • May 27, 2019

Big news today out of Montana: x They say it could never be done. A Liberian refugee elected to office in Montana. Let’s prove them wrong again…Join me for a special announcement on my next Monday, May 13th at 12:30 pm at Performance Square on the Walking Mall, in Helena.#mtpol...

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  • May 13, 2019

photo: PDA National Board Chair, Conor Boylan Listens To Rep. Jim McGovern For a true-blue progressive tsunami in 2020,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Mike H, Janis, Dan, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Are you in a red state? A purple state? Or a blue...

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  • May 5, 2019

photo: PDA Fundraiser in Santa Monica, CA In Solidarity,  Alan Minsky for Deb, Mike F., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike H. and Shayna—your PDA National Team Help PDA Reach Our Goal ByBecoming a Monthly Sustainer Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is an essential part of the progressive movement...

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  • April 28, 2019
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