It's not about defunding or defending the cops, it's about redefining emergency services

Since the latest media frame “defend/defund the police” is self-limiting, the discourse should move to redefining emergency services much as “first-responders” has expanded to include those on the “front-line”. Trumpists just don’t get it, but they will seize on the latest frame much like some celebrities (and IMPOTUS*) can confuse kneeling to signify police brutality…

Weekly Recap: Bernie Suspends, Our COVID-19 Emergency Response

Weekly Recap: Bernie Suspends, Our COVID-19 Emergency Response Solidarity, Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Janis, Deb, Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team PDA’s Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town HallTOMORROW, 4/12–RSVP To Mike Fox For Info. Stay Informed! Read PDA’s Recent Posts Make Easy, Effective Calls From Your HomeSupport PDA’s…

TOMORROW! COVID-19 Emergency Coalition Virtual Town Hall

TOMORROW! COVID-19 Emergency Coalition Virtual Town Hall Solidarity,  Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Janis, Deb, Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team National COVID-19 Emergency Response Online MeetingTOMORROW, April 10 1PM-2:30PM ET, 10AM-11:30AM PT PDA’s Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town HallSunday, April 12, 4 PM ET, 1pm PT–Email Mike Fox…

TOMORROW! SPECIAL GUEST on Emergency Healthcare Online Town Hall

TOMORROW! SPECIAL GUEST on Emergency Healthcare Online Town Hall Solidarity, Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Janis, Deb, Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team Join PDA’s Emergency Healthcare Virtual Town HallTOMORROW, April 8, 4pm ET, 1pm PT—RSVP here Protect Nurses, Patients, and Public Health Make Empowering, Effective Calls From Your…

Facing The Novel Coronavirus Healthcare Emergency Together

Facing The Novel Coronavirus Healthcare Emergency Together Solidarity,  Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Janis, Deb, Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / WebinarWednesday 4pm ET 1pm PT—RSVP to Mike Fox   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) invites you to join us for a…

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  …

Senate Votes to Overturn Trump’s Emergency Declaration Over U.S.-Mexico Border

The Senate makes another attempt to stop the diversion of military funds to build a border wall that has yet to be built. Senate Votes to Overturn Trump’s Emergency Declaration Over U.S.-Mexico Border x Members on both sides of the aisle agree it’s time to stop President Trump’s phony emergency declaration being used to build his…

Climate Emergency: Jaw-dropping visuals out of Greenland.

New visuals on the melt situation in Greenland. x Greenland record melt going down. @climate_ice @alunhubbard @LarsOstenfeld @climateice @lundbeckfonden August 1, 2019. West Greenland by Kangerlussaq. pic.twitter.com/VDfGfrZqkk— Caspar Haarløv (@haarloev) August 2, 2019 x Rapid snowmelt over the last 15 days on the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Imagery via @planetlabs. pic.twitter.com/ojss987nhW — Dakota…

Catholic hospital argues that religious exemption allows them to deny emergency care to women

Christianity Redefined Eclectablogger Amy Lynn Smith has been following the story of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Michigan against Michigan-based Trinity Health Corporation, a Catholic Church-affiliated healthcare system. The suit challenges Trinity’s practice of denying emergency healthcare services to women — in this case life-saving abortions — based on their religious beliefs. From…