No party is perfect, and when we see need for improvement, we speak out. An open and positive discussion only improves any organization. We believe the Democratic Party is no exception. Please join us in calling for more democracy in the Democratic Party, a party that's welcoming to the waves of new young voters and long-time voters alike!
It's not enough to elect any Democratic to office from president to precinct chair. PDA remains committed to electing a governing progressive majority to Congress by engaging, empowering, and electing progressive Democrats. As we do that, we will achieve our shared goals.
Voters In! Big Money Out of Our Politics!
Please join in our latest effort to increase democracy in the Democratic Party. Help us send a message to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) by making a donation to support Tim Canova–the highly qualified challenger facing Debbie Wasserman-Shultz in Florida's 23rd Congressional District. ActBlue will automatically split your donation between Tim's campaign and PDA.
As the Washington Post reported on February 12, 2016:
The Democratic National Committee has rolled back restrictions introduced by presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008 that banned donations from federal lobbyists and political action committees.
The decision was viewed with disappointment Friday morning by good government activists who saw it as a step backward in the effort to limit special interest influence in Washington. Some suggested it could provide an advantage to Hillary Clinton’s fundraising efforts.
“It is a major step in the wrong direction,” said longtime reform advocate Fred Wertheimer. “And it is completely out of touch with the clear public rejection of the role of political money in Washington,” expressed during the 2016 campaign.
We agree with Mr. Wertheimer: This is the wrong direction, as with far too many anti-Democratic decisions by the DNC under the leadership of Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DWS). The DNC has not committed itself to ending the influence of big money in politics, and has not taken the steps we expected as voting irregularities denied thousands of Democratic voters their right to vote.
Join us in sending a message to the Party elite in a language we know they understand. Please help us by donating generously now! For more about how many Bernie supporters evaluate the direction Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has taken the Democratic National Committee, please read Down the 2016 Primary Home Stretch: What the DNC Doesn't Seem to Get by PDA's Executive Director, Donna Smith.
In solidarity and with appreciation,
Mike Hersh for Donna, Judy, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Kimberly, and Conor–your National PDA team
PS: Don't forget about the People's Summit in Chicago, a gathering we're co-convening with several other progressive organizations. We'll be with our allies including main organizers National Nurses United (NNU) June 17-19–just five weeks from now! We need your support to make this historic summit as successful as possible. If you haven't already, please register online here.
If you can't join us at the Summit, please donate whatever you can afford right now to help cover our travel and organizing costs. The People’s Summit is the next logical step in this movement. PDA represents the insurgency in the Democratic Party. We invite all who have joined Bernie's political revolution to come to Chicago for the People’s Summit.
Please contribute $5, $25, $250 or whatever you can now to keep us organizing and mobilizing!