Stay in the race Bernie Sanders. America needs you now more than ever.

Stay in the race Bernie Sanders. America needs you now more than ever. By Alan Minsky, Executive Director | Progressive Democrats of America Progressive Democrats of America calls upon Senator Bernie Sanders to continue his presidential campaign until the end of the 2020 primary season. We understand that many Democrats are calling for Bernie to…

Joe Biden and Why America Needs a Strong Progressive Movement

Joe Biden and Why America Needs a Strong Progressive Movement photo: Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at Sunday’s debate at a CNN studios in Washington, D.C.(Evan Vucci / Associated Press) | Los Angeles Times By Alan Minsky, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America In the second half of Sunday’s…

Kevin Spidel – PDA Memorial Tribute

Kevin Spidel – PDA Memorial Tribute By Bryan Buchan – Progressive Democrats of America   Kevin Spidel, a life long political and community organizer and social activist, a former Campaign Director for Amnesty International, former National Field Director for Kucinich for President, and co-founder and former National Deputy Director of Progressive Democrats of America has…

Big Votes Coming Up! South Carolina Saturday, Then Super Tuesday!

Big Votes Coming Up! South Carolina Saturday, Then Super Tuesday! photo: PDA’s Alan Minsky and Dr. Bill HonigmanSay, “We Want Bernie For President” In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. Our Empowered Movement Is Growing All Across The USASouth Carolina Votes Saturday,…

#MedicareforAll beats Trump

Archives By Dr. Bill Honigman​, Progressive Democrats of America – National Outreach Lead I’m a recently retired Emergency Room physician, and after 37-plus years in the business I should know that #SinglePayer expanded and improved #MedicareForAll will save money and save lives.  And as an engaged citizen and a lifelong grassroots political organizer, I know it will…

The Democratic Presidential Debate Must Address Poverty

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 Nation‘s podcast Start Making Sense, with…

Remembering Our Sister, Judy Hess

National Staff –  Progressive Democrats of America   Judy Hess—force of nature, longtime PDA National Field Coordinator, Vice Chair of PDA’s Board, California State Co-Coordinator, former Chapter Leader in San Diego and Fresno, and progressive organizer in the California Democratic Party—has passed after a long battle with cancer. A fervent advocate for peace and justice,…

We’ve Been For Impeachment For Years. Will You Help Us Now?

In solidarity,  Mike Fox for Alan, Mike H., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”Dr. Martin Luther King   We have been convinced that Donald Trump should be impeached for over 2 years. We were proud to be…

August Medicare For All Mobilization!

photo: People’s Assembly in Tampa, FL—Organize One Near You! In solidarity,  Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill for Alan, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. Tell Congress: We Need Medicare For All!   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) chose Medicare For All as one of our top priorities at our…

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…

Did You Watch The Debates?

In Solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan Minsky, Mike Fox, Kimberly and Bryan Buchan, Dr. Bill Honigman, Dan O’Neal, Janis Kay, Shayna Stevens, and Deb Schrishuhn—Your Progressive Democrats of America National Team Bernie Made Us Proud Again!   When we say “Bernie made us proud again!” we mean it. Consistency is important for a candidate and…

LIVE: Robert Mueller Testifies Before Congress

Progressive Democrats of America Recent Blog Posts LIVE: Robert Mueller Testifies Before Congress July 24, 2019 Mueller Testifies Wed. Join Us On Social Media+Conf. Call Thurs. July 23, 2019 Is Congress Listening? July 22, 2019 Recap: Hold Trump Accountable July 22, 2019 Tell Congress “No War Against Iran” July 19, 2019 Join PDA Today! Make…

Making Improved Medicare For All A Reality!

photo: PDA Activists Demonstrating For Medicare For All In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. Tell Congress: We Need Medicare For All! Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) wholeheartedly supports the Medicare For All Act because this legislation will provide comprehensive healthcare for…

She Persists: Building Power Through Shared Humanity

photo: Donna Smith and Senator Elizabeth Warren By Donna Smith – former Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America and currently a Medicare for All campaign surrogate for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. It was July 17, 2007, and I was set to testify to the House Judiciary Committee about medical debt/crisis and bankruptcy.  A broke…

Blase Bonpane: Reflections on the Passing of a Lodestar

Blase Bonpane (photo credit: R. Colby) By Alan Minsky, Executive Director | Progressive Democrats of America Since I first began working alongside Blase Bonpane around the beginning of this century, he has been one of the most influential people in my life.  With his passing, I have made a vow to myself never to lose…

Economists in Support of a Medicare for All Health Care System

Progressive Democrats of America An Open Letter to the Congress and People of the United States As economists, we understand that a single-payer “Medicare for All” health insurance system for the U.S. can finance good-quality care for all U.S. residents as a basic right while still significantly reducing overall health care spending relative to the…

Tremendous Victory For Healthcare For All, Tuesday!

Mike Fox for Dr. Bill Honigman, Alan, Donna, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike H., and Shayna—your PDA National Staff History Making Congressional Hearings  After years of work on behalf of Expanded And Improved Medicare For All, we received arguably the best news yet: both the House Ways And Means Committee and the Budget Committee…

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….