Progressive Democrats of America's founder Tim Carpenter passed away just over two years ago. In a few weeks, in Philadelphia, we will honor his legacy—including his founding of PDA, the Healthcare Not Warfare campaign, and the Progressive Central concept. We'll renew Tim's vision of progressives gathering at a Democratic National Convention begun in 2004, and held every 4 years since then.
At the end of his long and dedicated career of activism, Tim had one last battle in him. He almost single-handedly launched the Run Bernie Run effort in 2013, and relentlessly urged Bernie Sanders to run for president as a Democrat. For the past several months, we’ve been pouring our time, energy, and resources into helping Bernie build the political revolution into the powerful force it is today. A profoundly modest person, Tim wouldn't have let us explain this, but credit where credit is due: None of that would've happened without Tim Carpenter's vision and courage.
Help Us Honor Tim Carpenter's Last Campaign
Today, millions of us stand with Bernie, but back when PDA began this effort, we stood alone. Don’t confuse PDA with many other organizations that began supporting Bernie several months after we helped launch and build this movement into a political revolution. Will you step up now to help? Please contribute $500, $50, $5 or whatever you can afford right now to keep us mobilizing!
Please send checks to:
Kimberly Buchan, Operations Coordinator
Progressive Democrats of America
P.O. Box 150064
Grand Rapids, MI 49515-0064
If you've never donated to PDA before, please do so now. We're about to hold our Progressive Central People's Convention in Philadelphia, and our travel, rental, printing and other costs are extremely high. Please show your support by buying exclusive PDA Bernie swag including Union-made buttons, bumper stickers, rally signs and more! We will put every dollar to good use, as we have clearly demonstrated by starting this political revolution on a shoestring. Your generosity now will make an enormous difference.
Get a rare keepsake and help lift our political revolution to the next level! Talented artist Eric Sokoloff is offering a limited run of 99 numbered high-quality prints depicting Bernie Sanders, suitable for framing. One will be yours as our thank you for a donation of $99 or more, signifying our struggle for the 99%! If $99 is too steep, invest in progress with PDA at any level you can afford!
Because we made an early decision to remain independent of Bernie's campaign, PDA has been out of the loop for fundraising. Other organizations raised big bucks for their operations on the back of Bernie's campaign. While we honor everyone's work, we been in this effort to raise awareness, not money. We urge you to be as generous as possible right now. Only you can provide us with the resources we need to make a difference for you. Pitch in whatever you can afford now!
Communications Director, Progressive Democrats of America
P.S. None of this would've happened without all of us working together. Please pitch in generously now to keep us mobilizing for you!