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, Judy disarmed adversaries with her smile and inspired colleagues with her cheery determination and unwavering devotion to progressive causes, tirelessly steering PDA through organizational challenges and helping to build our future.

We miss you greatly, Judy—let our work and redoubled efforts in the years ahead serve as our memorial and thanks to you.

  • September 30, 2019