Progressive Democrats of America's founder Tim Carpenter passed away just over two years ago. This Memorial Day, we honor his legacy, including his founding the Healthcare Not Warfare campaign. I was honored to co-chair that effort. After a lifetime of fighting for progress, 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.
Ever since, we’ve been pouring our time, energy, and resources into first persuading Bernie to run as a Democrat, and then into making Bernie's political revolution 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 Remember Tim's Last Campaign
Today, millions of us have Bernie's back, but back when Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) began this effort, we stood alone. Will you step up now to help bring our organizing to the next level? Please contribute $500, $50, or whatever you can afford right now to keep us mobilizing! 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.
If you've never donated to PDA before, please do so now. Please show your support with 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 in five specific ways:
1. To support Get Out The Vote efforts in California and elsewhere for Bernie
2. To bring our shared, empowered voice to the People's Summit in Chicago
3. To make our Progressive Central event in Philadelphia an amazing success
4. To help bring and mobilize Bernie delegates at the convention in Philadelphia
5. To organize millions of Bernie supporters and expand our political revolution
Because we made an early decision to remain independent of Bernie's campaign, PDA has been out of the loop for fundraising. Others raised big bucks for their operations on the back of Bernie's campaign. Now, we are one of the conveners of the People's Summit, June 17-19. We hope to see you there at the Chicago People's Summit. We urge you to type in Progressive Democrats of America and be as generous as possible when you register.
Only you can provide us with the resources we need to make a difference for you. Ironically, as we support a candidate who speaks against money on politics, we have to have at least some resources to continue our political revolution. Pitch in whatever you can afford now!
None of this would've happened without all of us working together. Help lift our political revolution to the next level! Talented artist Eric Sokoloff is offering a limited run of 99 numbered high-quality prints, 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!