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 week was Bernie’s introduction of his Medicare For All Act…

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 of the Democratic Party. We are allowed to use the…

“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. Over two productive days, Maria Svart, National Director of the…

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 of the full report of the investigations by Special Counsel…

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, but Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is not fooled by…

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 to achieve the political transformation our country and our planet…

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 to so-called free trade deals that elevate greed over human…

The Real Border Crisis Is Humanitarian

By Mike Hersh for Alan, Dan, Deb, Mike F, Janis, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Tell Congress Not to Fund the Border Wall theREAL Emergency is Massive Human Suffering! As Trumpublicans indulge their will to punish, fanning the flames of xenophobia and bigotry, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) will not remain…

Straw Poll Results

In solidarity,  Alan Minsky for Deb, Mike F., Mike H., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Bernie Tops the Field in a LandslideSupport Progress as a PDA Sustainer Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)’s Presidential Straw Poll closed at midnight (EST) after three days. Over 1500 votes were cast (which makes…

Former Sanders Delegates to Mobilize Behind 2020 Presidential Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | CONTACT: info@pdamerica.org Former Bernie Sanders delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention are gearing up to actively support him for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. The independent Bernie Delegates Network — which has voted 408 “yes” to 23 “no” in response to the question “Do you favor a relaunch of the independent…

Why Does the Democratic Party Refuse to Address Poverty

photo: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez listens to a speaker as he chairs an executive committee meeting at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Summer Meeting in Chicago, August 23, 2018. (Reuters / Daniel Acker) By Alan Minsky, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America | The Nation A DNC Poverty Council was formed by…

Tulsi Gabbard Under Attack Driven By Sexism

By Donna Smith, Advisory Board Chair – Progressive Democrats of America It’s been just four short days since Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, HI-2, announced she will make a run for the presidency in 2020.  The attacks against her began growing rapidly — many surrounding her early adult, early career, and very ill-advised comments and work in…

Shutdown Offers Taste of Suffering the Poor and Vulnerable Know Too Well

Furloughed federal workers and area elected officials hold a protest rally in front of Independence Hall on January 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The government shutdown, now lasting 18 days, marks the second longest in United States history, affecting about 800,000 federal employees. (Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images) By Donna Smith, Advisory Board Chair and National…

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…

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Stop U.S. Military Support for Saudi Arabia’s Genocidal War in Yemen

By Rep. Tulsi Gabbard | Press Release Washington, DC—Invoking the War Powers Resolution, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) joined a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers today in introducing a privileged resolution to stop U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war in Yemen. U.S. support of this war continues to fuel the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, killing thousands of civilians, with…

Celebrating Organized Labor

By  Mike Hersh for Mike F, Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Shayna, Bryan, Kim, Donna, and Judy—your PDA National Team Show You Appreciate Organized Labor Every Day Support PDA’s Organizing with a Monthly Donation While we participate in Labor Day parades and picnics, spend quality time with friends and family, or just relax, it’s important to…