Honoring Progressive Shero Judy Hess

photo: Judy Hess Leading For Justice Or Bust In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Bryan, Kim, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, and Deb—your PDA National Team Help Honor Progressive Shero Judy Hess   Judy Hess—force of nature, longtime Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) National Field Coordinator, Vice Chair of PDA’s Board, California PDA State…

Weekly Recap: Missing From The Debates and More!

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 you watched the presidential debates…

We Just Endorsed 14 Progressive Champions!

photo: 14 Progressive Champions in the People’s House In solidarity,  Alan Minksy for Mike F., Mike H., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. PDA Endorses 14 Progressive ChampionsPlease Support PDA’s Win 2020 Action Fund   We founded Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) to change politics in America. To do that,…

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  …

Impoverished Debates?

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 tweet with us. Specifically watch…

PDA Works To Combat The Crisis In Health Care For Indigenous People

In solidarity,  Dr Bill Honigman and Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Dan, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Healthcare Is A Human Right!   Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, also called Native American Day (SD) or Discoverers’ Day (HI), officially celebrated in 7 states instead of the euro-centric Columbus Day holiday….

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….

Support Progressive Eva Putzova!

By PDA National Team   Please Support Eva Putzova! Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) endorsed Eva Putzova for Congress in a highly-selective process reflecting the consensus of local grassroots organizers. Only candidates who support a broad and bold progressive agenda are considered. Alan Minsky, PDA Executive Director, said, “We are proud to endorse Eva Putzova for Congress….

We Must Protect Swing District Dems With Impeachment Actions. You In?

In solidarity,  Mike Fox for Alan, Mike H., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. Let’s Outnumber The Crowds At Republican Pro-Trump Rallies!   There is no question that President Trump believes he’s above the law.  The recent revelations from the whistle blowers and the Trump administration’s cover up are sad…

Support Progressive Victories: Win 2020 Action Fund

In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, and Bryan—Your PDA National Team Pitch In Each Month To SupportProgressive Victories Next Year   Progressive Democrats has been among the first national progressive organizations mobilizing on the issues you care about. We’ve been working for progress on Medicare for All,…

We Need Marie Newman In Congress!

photo: Marie Newman and Supporters Gather at a Fourth of July Parade In solidarity, Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Mike H., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Pitch In To Elect Progressive Marie Newman   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) endorsed Marie Newman because she is the compassionate, intelligent, effective…

Will You Join Us At Impeachment Events This Week And Next?

In solidarity,  Mike Fox for Alan, Mike H., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. Trump Incites Violence.  We Protect The Constitution   Thanks to our pressure on Congress, they’ve finally caught up with us — as have the American people — regarding impeachment of Donald Trump. But while the wheels…

TONIGHT! Medicare For All Resolutions Webinar

Onward,  Melinda and Brittany, Medicare for All Resolutions On tonight’s webinar, we’ll hear from heroes in our movement and plan for the upcoming Medicare for All Week of Action. We’re sharing the information below from our allies at Public Citizen. Tonight, we’ll hear from two incredible health care heroes in our movement. RSVP now to get…

Stand With Striking UAW Workers. Solidarity!

Show Solidarity: Join a picket line near you ! Photo from a report in the Hill. In solidarity,  Scott Houldieson – Autoworker, activist and former Vice president of UAW Local 551 – PDA chapter leader – Calumet Region – Northern Indiana Stand With Striking Workers!   This from PDA Chapter Head Scott Houldieson: For two…

We Know How To Pay For Medicare For All

photo: PDAers Demand Medicare For All In solidarity, Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike H., Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Mike F., —your PDA national team. Tell Congress: We Need Medicare For All!   On this #MedicareForAll (#MFA) Monday, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) wants you to know the answer to the challenge “How…

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 Democratic Presidential Debates Must Address Poverty

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 America (PDA) chose economic and…

Don’t Miss The Medicare For All Resolutions Webinar

By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America On Tuesday’s webinar, we’ll hear from heroes in our movement and plan for the upcoming Medicare for All Week of Action. We’re sharing the information below from our allies at Public Citizen. On Tuesday, we’ll hear from two incredible health care heroes in our movement. RSVP…

No Trump, No Wall

In solidarity, Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Deb, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team No, Mexico is not paying for it, as then-candidate Trump promised. Congress has repeatedly refused to fund money for any large-scale new wall construction. The American taxpayer doesn’t want to pay for it either, but…

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…

What’s Happening With Medicare For All?

photo: PDAers Demand Medicare For All In solidarity,  Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike H., and Shayna—your PDA national team. Tell Congress: We Need Medicare For All!   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is making huge progress on Medicare For All (MFA) working with our powerful coalition. To…

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,…

The Democratic Presidential Debates Must Address Poverty

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 one of our top priorities…

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…

Empowering Workers and Rebuilding the Labor Movement

In solidarity,  Alan Minsky for Mike H., Mike F, Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Shayna, Bryan, and Kim—your PDA National Team Support PDA As We Support Two New Bills AndOne Presidential Candidate To Empower Workers   This Labor Day, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), as always, stands in solidarity with American Workers and the Labor…

Policy Failures Kill

Students protesting gun violence at the White House, February 19, 2018Photo credit: Lorie Shaull from Washington, United States • CC BY-SA 2.0 In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Tell Congress We Need Gun Safety   With yet another mass shooting yesterday…

We Need Eva Putzova In Congress

Help Elect Eva Putzova to Congress In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. Support Progressive Leader Eva Putzova!   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) endorsed Eva Putzova for Congress in a highly-selective process reflecting the consensus of local grassroots organizers. Only candidates…

We Must Fight Trump’s Cruelty Now

In solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn and Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Shayna, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team The Cruelty Is The Point   Every week this administration finds new ways to persecute immigrants, whether they are documented or undocumented, seeking asylum, or speaking out against oppressive government practices. Detention…

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…

There’s Still Time! (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. We Need Medicare For All!   There’s still time to get involved in August Actions! Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) chose Medicare For All (MFA)…

Equality And Progress: Past, Present, Future

We Need The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) In solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Shayna, Dan, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team A better future made possible by present actions and past achievements Last Sunday was the 99th anniversary of ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to…

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…

The Democratic Presidential Debates Must Address Poverty

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill for Alan, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. We Need To Address Poverty In The Debates   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) chose economic and social justice as one of our top priorities at our launch fifteen years ago. We’ve worked with…

Impeachment Heating Up. Will You Help Turn Up The Flame?

In solidarity towards justice and rule of law for all,  Mike Fox for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Bryan, Kimberly, Mike H. and Shayna — your PDA National Staff With every day that passes, Donald Trump does something else that points towards impeachment. An inquiry has started in the Judiciary Committee, but we’re concerned…

Let’s Elect A Progressive Majority!

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Support PDA’s Win 2020 Action Fund   We founded Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) to change politics in America. We all know the presidential contest is already underway, but the 2020 House and Senate elections…