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Category Archives: PDA Blog

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!”

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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

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

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

Recap—Medicare For All

photo: We Want Bernie Crew In St. Petersburg, FL In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. Bernie Launches Senate Medicare For All!Sign On As A Grassroots MFA Cosponsor! The big news last

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Alan Minsky’s Speech to The Party of the European Left

April 3, 2019   Brussels, Belgium By, Alan Minsky, Executive Director | Progressive Democrats of America Hello, I’m Alan Minsky, the Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America, also known as PDA. Contrary to what our name might imply, PDA is not actually a part

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“TO BERNIE SANDERS, WE SAY YES! “

By Maite Mola & Paolo Ferrero, Vice-Presidents of the Party of the European Left   In the spirit of Bernie Sanders’ recent call to begin building an “international progressive front”, the European Left invited leaders from the US Left to Brussels to develop concrete working relationships.

Mueller Report National Day Of Action

By Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F, Deb, Janis, Dan, Bryan, Kim, Dr. Bill, and Shayna—your PDA National Team National Day Of Action This Thursday April 4thDemand That AG Barr Release The Full Report Last week, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) called for the release

Don’t Get Fooled On Healthcare

By Mike Hersh for Dr. Bill, Donna, Alan, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Medicare for All Team Don’t Let Corporatists Fool Congress With Imitations Tell Your Rep to Cosponsor the Medicare For All Act! Today is April Fool’s Day,

Fight for Progressive Politics Every Day of Every Year

By Alan Minsky for Deb, Mike F., Mike H., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) fights for Progressive politics every day of every year. With your help we are building the grassroots movement necessary

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Recap / Demand FAIR Trade

By Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) was founded in 2004 to work for progressive values including fair trade—agreements that respect labor, environmental, consumer, and democratic rights—as opposed