What Is Kavanaugh Hiding?

Act Now! Help #StopKavanaugh!

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) strongly opposes the confirmation of extremist Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Kavanaugh refuses to say whether or not he believes a sitting president can be indicted or even subject to a subpoena. Kavanaugh refuses to say whether or not a sitting president can pardon himself. He’s facing a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee as soon as next week! Here are the members of the Committee. Call them all daily:

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Photos: The United States Supreme Court Building, by Joe Ravi • CC BY-SA 3.0
and Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing in 2004, CSPAN • Public domain

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Exciting Primary Results In Arizona

Help Progressive Democrats of America Elect Progressives!
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Tuesday’s primaries brought more good news for Progressive Democrats of America (PDA). Our endorsed candidates in Arizona—Representatives Raúl Grijalva and Ruben Gallego—easily won the Democratic Party nominations. With your help, they’ll return to Congress and continue their powerful advocacy for progressive policies including Medicare for All, common sense economics, and a humane approach to immigration.

We have much to celebrate as we head toward the midterm elections. You can help! Join the PDA Phone Team making easy, effective calls from your own home with Mike “Phone Guy” Fox. We need your help now to help elect strong progressives to Congress. Please give generously now.

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Throttling Kills

Tell Congress We Need Net Neutrality

Please write and call your Representative at 202-759-7766

Click Here if you’re in California to Support CA Legislation

BREAKING: How bad is the situation without Net Neutrality? As Common Dreams reported, “Verizon throttled, or slowed down, data speeds for the Santa Clara County fire department and suggested it should pay an extra fee for faster service—while fire fighters were battling some of California's biggest wildfires ever earlier this summer.” This “had a significant impact on our ability to provide emergency services,” according to fire chief Tony Bowden. It’s not just California. “Throttling [Internet] speeds can delay care and cost lives.” That’s the assessment of an EMT based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Big ISPs will continue to risk all of our lives and safety to increase their already bloated bottom lines. Unless Congress acts, the situation will only get worse.

According to the Los Angeles Times, “From 2013 until the 2015 order, six major ISPs [Internet Service Providers] were accused of slowing down content from companies that refused to pay for access to their customers.” And according to “Stanford Law School professor Barbara van Schewick, who has studied the issue for more than a decade ... ‘Employees couldn’t connect to their company’s network,’ she said. ‘Schools couldn’t upload their payload data. Skype calls dropped.’”

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Demand Justice For Migrants

Call the Capitol Switchboard (202)-224-3121
Demand Humanity and Justice for Migrants

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) joins with you and countless other Americans in horror over the cruel treatment of children and families seeking our help at the border. Please act now! Tell Congress To Stop Dividing Families!

Call the US Capitol Switchboard at (202)-224-3121, and they will connect you to your Senators and Representative. Ask to speak to (or leave a voicemail for) the staffer working on Immigration issues. Say you’re their constituent and you expect them to cosponsor and work to pass legislation to replace ICE (the Immigration Control Enforcement) and Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” policy with humane, fair, and effective immigration policies.

Tell Congress To Stop Dividing Families

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Pai’s Lies?

BREAKING: Reports say an Investigator General’s report will show that under Commissioner Ajit Pai’s (mis)leadership, the Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) misled the public for over a year. Well, that’s not a huge surprise, but soon we’ll have lock solid proof. Pai is intent on curtailing Internet freedom, and unless Congress acts, he will get his wish. Activist organizations, labor unions, alternative media, and other progressive voices will be muted or silenced.

Tell Congress We Need Net Neutrality

Click Here if you’re in California to Support CA Legislation

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Medea Benjamin Book Tour

$100 for an Autographed Book

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) was founded in 2004 dedicated to end wars and occupations. Medea Benjamin, our National Advisory Board member, is a champion for peace and respect for all people. Please click here and donate $100 now to help PDA’s efforts for peace to get an autographed copy of Medea’s latest book, Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Please click here for info. about Medea’s book tour and other Code Pink events. Please click here if you’re interested in helping to host a Medea book event near you.

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Sustain Progressive Organizing

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Make Automatic Donations

Every day Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) fights the encroachments on civil liberties, consumer protections, basic justice and health care, and environmental safeguards. We need continuing resources to hold elected officials accountable and elect progressives who respond and act on our priorities. Please become a sustaining donor to Progressive Democrats of America with a $100, $27, $10, or $5 monthly gift.

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Deadline On Immigration

Call the Capitol Switchboard (202)-224-3121
Demand Mercy and Justice on the Border

Time is very short. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) joins with you and countless other Americans in horror over the cruel treatment of children and families seeking our help at the border. Please act now! Tell Congress To Stop Dividing Families!

Call the US Capitol Switchboard at (202)-224-3121, and they will connect you to your Senators and Representative. Ask to speak to (or leave a voicemail for) the staffer working on Immigration issues. Say you’re their constituent and you expect them to cosponsor and work to pass the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Actlegislation to replace ICE (the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency) and Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” policy with humane, fair, and effective immigration policies.

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The People’s Budget

Sign the petition to support
the 2019 People’s Budget!

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and the People’s Budget coalition are organizing support for a progressive alternative to the right wing Trumpublican Budget. The Congressional Progressive Caucus has once again offered a completely different vision for America, the People’s Budget that puts workers and everyday families first! Click here to sign on saying:

The Congressional Progressive Caucus’ People’s Budget has my full support. We demand a budget that puts the American people first, not billionaires and big corporations.
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Medicare For All Caucus Launched

Tell Your Representative To Join
the Medicare For All Caucus!

Next week is the 53rd anniversary of Medicare—one of the most effective, important programs in U.S. history. Last week, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and allied organizations celebrated the launch of the new Medicare For All Caucus. We’re working in coalition to support the new caucus and build support for Healthcare as a Human Right.

About 70 members of Congress joined the caucus to help build support for H.R. 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare For All Act. and PDA is an important part of that mobilization (as well as organizing for Bernie Sanders’ healthcare bill). Click here to read more about the caucus.

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