Building on the Bernie Sanders-inspired Political Revolution, YPDA and Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) have launched a strategic alliance. College students working with YPDA hope to learn from PDA members, as we all work to expand the progressive movement. YPDA organizers are bringing their energy and commitment to college campuses throughout the USA, creating more inclusive progressive spaces based on reciprocal knowledge sharing.
Please contribute $500, $50, or whatever you can right now to help us launch YPDA! Money tight? Then get involved with YPDA. Contact Teva@PDAmerica.org to find out how. Also, contact Mike “Phone Guy” Fox to make important movement-building and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) calls. Interested in learning more? See the YPDA Facebook page.
PDA's work to engage students and younger voters political advocacy takes a major step forward with the launch of YDPA chapters on college campuses in Hawaii, Ohio, California, Massachusetts, Vermont, Illinois, Alabama, and New York. Active student leaders contacted PDA to suggest an alliance after the People's Summit last June in Chicago, Illinois. Get involved at the YPDA Facebook page or contact Teva for more info.
Over our 12-year history, PDA has organized to achieve progress on important issues and has supported effective progressive candidates for Congress. In 2013, we launched the Run Bernie Run campaign to draft Bernie Sanders to run as a Democrat for the presidency because of his leadership on the issues we've long supported. Now, we're welcoming Ian Schiffer, Elizabeth Lee, Morgan Johnson, and other student leaders to our PDA family. They've worked with College Students for Bernie and we met with them while planning the People's Summit last June.
While people were thinking about how to capture the attention of younger Bernie Sanders supporters, the young people were way ahead of us in finding their own path forward. We're grateful that they've decided to work with PDA. Please contribute $500, $50, or whatever you can right now to help support this new effort. Money tight? Then contact Teva for more info. about YPDA and / or volunteer with Mike “Phone Guy” Fox to make important movement-building and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) calls. Sign up for updates at the YPDA Facebook page.
Ian Schiffer, one of the YDPA student leaders, defines the organization's mission as follows, "Young Progressives Demanding Action is building a permanent progressive movement on college campuses, fighting for justice at the local, state, and congressional level in 2016 and beyond. We believe in 'Justice or Bust,' by which we mean racial justice, social justice, environmental justice, economic justice, criminal justice, and electoral justice. We're working to foster conversations to ensure that this movement is inclusive and intersectional in nature, and built upon reciprocal learning of all progressives."
If you're interested in helping please pitch in whatever you can afford right now. If you want to get involved, please sign up at the YPDA Facebook page, orcontact Teva, and he'll pass your information along to YPDA.
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P.S. Please contact PDA Field Coordinator Judy Hess to help build, start, or energize a PDA chapter in your area! Don't delay, start organizing now to make a real difference where you live! We're here to help!
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