Want to help PDA get the message out at events? We're looking for volunteers to hand out materials like lapel stickers. It's fun and easy. Contact me, PDA Field Director Judy Hess, by email (Put "Monday Volunteer" in the subject line) or call me at: (559)-907-0279.
If you're coming to Progressive Central, please bring your own reusable water bottles. If you can manage, please bring a cooler filled with ice to help us keep our refreshments cold. Let us know ASAP by email to Mike Hersh if you can help with ice and a cooler. Also, let Mike Hersh know if you have any special dietary needs immediately, and we'll do our best to accommodate them. The earlier you let us know, the better. We can't promise anything.
Make plans now to participate in the historic March for a Clean Energy Revolution Sunday. RSVP to march with People Demanding Action. The temperature is expected to be in the mid-90s, so dress lightly, use sunscreen, and take other precautions to stay safe. Be sure to bring water bottles (there will be refill stations along the route), and check in at this website for more information including buses to the March, schedules, and other essentials.
As Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), we're proud that we have more than 220 PDA members who plan to be on the convention floor as delegates at the Democratic National Convention. We want to support them as much as we can, so please contribute whatever you can now, we welcome any donation.
Progressive Democrats of America, People Demanding Action, and Keystone Progress are organizing Progressive Central in Philadelphia starting Monday. If you've registered, your payment receipt is your admission. Bring it if you can, and we'll see you there. All events and days are sold out. Not to worry, however. There will be events throughout Philadelphia all through the week. Our costs are running higher than expected. We kept registration prices lower than our costs. We need your support now to keep afloat, so please contribute $5, $50, $500 or whatever you can! Any amount is greatly appreciated.
Bernie 2016 leadership is partnering with PDA, National Nurses United, and other progressives to hold a series of workshops and discussions in Philadelphia, addressing the major themes of Bernie's campaign and how we can work together as a movement. We've shared the schedule below, based on the latest information we have.
Judy Hess for Donna, Mike H, Mike F, Janis, Deb, Steve, and Conor-Your PDA National Team!
P.S. We offer the following as a courtesy. PDA has no other information about these workshops. Please don't call me for anything other than opportunities to volunteer. We are not administering these sessions. The following is all the information we have, and therefore we cannot answer any questions or provide any additional details. Please do not contact us about these sessions, as we cannot help.
All four events are taking place on Monday, July 25
At the Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
Space is limited so please arrive in time to sign-up for the events you would like most to attend, and please do not sign up for two events at the same time.
Medicare for All: The Road to a Single-Payer Health Care Program
Room: BALLROOM A
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Host: Bernie 2016, National Nurses United and Progressive Democrats of America
Leading health care advocates from National Nurses United and Progressive Democrats of America will discuss the path to the single-payer health care system we need and how we can organize together to ensure that healthcare is a right, and not a privilege.
Trans Pacific Partnership and Fair Trade
Room: BALLROOM A
Time: 10:45 am - 12 Noon
Host: Bernie 2016, Communications Workers of America and 350.org
Join leadership from the Communication Workers of America and 350.org for a presentation on what's next in fighting against Trans-Pacific Partnership and how we work together to achieve trade agreements that are good for working people and don't degrade the environment.
The Revolution Continues: Progressive Candidate and Engagement Training
Room: BALLROOM A
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Host: Bernie 2016 and Democracy for America
Join Democracy for America and senior Bernie 2016 campaign staff for a hands-on presentation on how to keep the political revolution going strong in your hometown. Whether you want to run for office or support another candidate, get more involved with your local party or effectively work on a certain issue, this will be a great opportunity to learn and network.
One Nation Now: Winning the Fight Against Racism and Greed
Room: BALLROOM B
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Host: Bernie 2016 and Working Families Party
Join Sen. Nina Turner, Ben Jealous, Rosario Dawson and WFP's Dan Cantor for a candid conversation on how we get our criminal justice system on track and address issues of racism and greed plaguing our county.
Delegation Meeting with Sen. Bernie Sanders
Democratic Family Building, AKA Building 1
Room: TERRACE BALLROOMS 1 & 2
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Host: Bernie 2016
Special meeting with Bernie himself and the full delegation.
PDA is the insurgency in the Democratic Party. We hope you’ll join with us declaring independence from politics as usual. We know that your generous support keeps us going. Without you, we couldn’t accomplish anything. With your help, we challenge elected officials to live up to progressive democratic principles of peace, justice, equality, and inclusion. We hope to reach at least 2016 total donations before we begin Progressive Central this Monday. Will you help? Please contribute $5, $50, $500 or whatever you can now to keep us organizing and mobilizing!
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