By Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team
Winning back the House and the Senate is not just a matter of regaining political balance, it is imperative for the very survival of our democracy. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) was founded in 2004 to uphold basic principles—that every person deserves full equality, respect and decency—including a government and society dedicated to protecting all of our basic human rights.
These rights include Improved Medicare for All, a secure and habitable place to live, education that creates a full range of opportunities, nutrition, a living wage and a safe workplace as well as full collective bargaining rights, retirement with security and honor, a true democracy with accurate elections free from big money or partisan interference, a peaceful planet with a stable climate and well-protected environment, and so much more.
Unfortunately all of our rights are under attack! We need your help to defend and advance progressive values. These truths should be self evident, but are obscured and undermined by greedy special interests and regressive, oppressive organizations.
Election Day is November 6, and the outcome is in doubt! We need you to do everything you can do right now! If you can give $500 per month like our top sustainers, that’s great! $100? Wonderful! $50? Spectacular! Whatever you can kick in now will help us reverse the perverse rightwing red tide and empower the blue wave! Thanks so much for anything you can do to help us reach our magic 100 new sustainers goal.
Our adversaries have billionaires and big corporate backers. We have you! Progress requires sustained, ongoing commitment. Your monthly donation of $500, $100, $50, $10, or $5 will provide us with the resources we need to elect strong progressives and to continue mobilizing to protect our basic human rights. We need you to step up now! Unless Democrats win control of the House, the Senate, or both, the Trumpublicans will run amok.
The Trumpublican extremists are already planning massive attacks on our basic civil rights and essential programs including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, public education, the postal service, healthcare, housing, and nutrition support. Stand with us now to protect your civil rights, and the rights of others against these planned attacks. With your help, we can turn this around, but we can only continue with your sustained support. To keep up our efforts, we need your help now! Election Day is just a few weeks away. With your help, our endorsed progressive candidates can win! Please give $50 per month, $10, or $5, that will help a lot!
We need your help right now. Unless we take back Congress, we will all suffer, and the most vulnerable among us will be devastated. Trumpublicans are already targeting migrants fleeing violence, transgender people, and even the rule of law! Unless we mobilize to stop them on Election Day, their attacks will increase! We need you to sustain our mobilization now! Your monthly donation of $50, $20, $10, or $5 will provide us with the resources we need to make a true blue wave sweep through Congress.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday criticized “judicial activism” and condemned attempts to depose or question senior executive branch officials, including President Donald Trump.
“Simply put, discovery against the President of the United States should not be treated lightly. The man is busy, in case you’d like to know,” Sessions said while speaking to the Heritage Foundation. Sessions added that preparing for a deposition is “a monumental disruption.” “Subjecting the executive branch to this kind of discovery is unacceptable,” he said.
This is utterly outrageous. No person or political party is above the law, yet AG Sessions is arguing that Trump and his regime cannot be challenged no matter what crimes they commit! This is the Brett Kavanaugh doctrine, and with the confirmation of that unqualified extremist to the Supreme Court, nothing stands between the Trumpublicans and authoritarianism except us!
Time is running out! Early voting is about to begin in several states. We must all dig deep and give of our time and money from now until Election Day. Pitch in $1,000, 100, or $10 now, and if you can afford to commit to the movement, make your gift regularly recurring each month. Win or lose in the midterms, PDA is in this struggle for the long haul. The day after Election Day, we will rename our Action Fund Win 2020. To create momentum for the presidential election, we need your sustaining support right now!
Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team
P.S. We’re here to help you make progress in your state and locality! If you need help organizing a new PDA chapter or energizing your existing chapter, please contact PDA Field Coordinator Dan O’Neal. Join the PDA Phone Team making easy, effective calls from your own home with Mike “Phone Guy” Fox. Also please pitch in $1000, $100, or whatever you can afford to support our organizing.