Stand Up For Standing Rock

Stand With Standing Rock by helping Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) send activists and support to North Dakota. The latest news is promising, but it's a reprive at best. Shifting or delaying the pipeline won't end the threat to the aquifers! Will the authorities who used extreme and life-threatening tactics be held accountable after they threatened and harmed peaceful protesters?

PDA is dedicated to Healthcare Not Warfare, and we're shocked and appalled by this Warfare against Native Americans and their allies as they stand up for clean water and sustainability in North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporters are putting their bodies on the line to stop the Dakota Access Pipe Line. (#NoDAPL).

Join in us for an exclusive call with Standing Rock organizers!
9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific Tuesday, Dec 6th
Dial-in Number: (712) 775-7035 Access Code: 124469# Please RSVP here.

We demand that the Obama Administration designate these sacred lands as a national monument to protect them from destruction. Further, we demand a tax on carbon and keeping carbonic fuels in the ground to preserve the environment and address the climate emergency before it's too late. We are fundraising to help cover transportation and other costs for PDAers willing to make the trip to North Dakota. Please give all you can. Also, please let us know if you're willing to make that trip and when. Money tight? Sign up with Mike "Phone Guy" Fox to make calls from your home. Also, Contact PDA Field Coordinator Judy Hess to launch or strengthen a PDA chapter.

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Blue Monday

Beat Post-Election Blues With Blue Monday Deals

"Cyber Monday" is over, but we've extended discounts on holiday gifts.
Shop the PDA store during our special "Blue Monday" Sale!

Check out the deals online, and come back regularly to see new items and new discounts. Blue Monday is not a time for laments; it's a time to proclaim our support for diversity, our commitment to progress, and our opposition war, racism, and oligarchy. PDA has broadened our holiday gift offerings to help promote your activism for health care as a human right and clean energy, as well as ending corporate rule and getting money out of politics. Tell the world that you're an empowered member of the political revolution, and show off your progressive pride.

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Rick Nolan Election Challenge

Rick Nolan won on Election Day, but his challenger millionaire Stewart Mills III isn't giving up. Mills is forcing a costly recount, and Rick needs our help now. Rick is one of the most effective, most progressive legislators in Congress. Don't take our word for it. Listen to Rick's hometown newspaper: “With each passing year, this becomes increasingly clear: U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, simply put, is good for Duluth, good for the Iron Range and good for Northeastern Minnesota.” —Duluth News Tribune endorsement, 10/8/2016.

Rick is a leader in the effort to overturn Citizens UnitedHe sponsored a Constitutional Amendment declaring that money is not speech, and corporations are not people, and a Resolution directing the Federal Elections Commission to create a public finance system for congressional elections, limit campaign spending, prohibit voter suppression, and stop gerrymandering. If our democracy matters to you as much as it does to us, please help Rick by donating generously now. Money tight? Then sign up with Mike "Phone Guy" Fox to make easy but important get out the vote calls from your own home. Your help will make the difference!

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Healthcare Is A Human Right Vigils

A decade ago, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) launched the Healthcare Not Warfare (HNW) campaign, calling for an end to war and redirection of funds to meet human needs, including an expanded and improved Medicare For All healthcare system. This to guarantee high quality healthcare for all as as a human right. 

Our nation continues to neglect millions of people who are still suffering without access to quality healthcare. This is cruel, immoral, and unsustainable. PDA demands expanded and improved Medicare for All. We could easily afford to fully fund such a program if only we drastically decreased our massive spending on warfare, weapons, and military actions. Help PDA make needed progress on Healthcare Not Warfare. Please contact Mike Fox now to help organize a Healthcare Not Warfare event or vigil on or around Saturday, December 10th, 2016, International Human Rights Day. 

Join us for an organizing call this Saturday December 3 at 4pm ET / 1pm PT
Dial-in Number: (712)-775-7035 / Access Code: 124469#
Please RSVP to Mike Fox and include any questions you have about the vigils

Too busy to volunteer? Then donate $500, $50, or whatever you can now to support our organizing for healthcare as a human right.

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Dem Entrance

We as Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) have an incredible opportunity to create real change in the Democratic Party over the next month. Our Advisory Board member Rep. Keith Ellison is running to become Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and his chances look good.

Of equal importance, local elections to determine who votes on the state party chairs and other key positions are approaching. Taking back the Democratic Party from the corporations and lobbyists won't be easy. We need your help now! Please let me know if you are:

  • an elected/voting member of your local, county, ward, or state Democratic Party 
  • willing to run for a position in a Democratic Party entity 
  • willing to run for a DNC position

Please contact me and provide your contact information and other details if you are an elected member of your state or local party, or if you would consider running for a position. Too busy to run for an official party position? Sign up with me to find out about other ways to help. Note: if you're in California, please contact me before planning to run for party office!

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Thanksgiving Resend

We wanted to make sure you saw this Special Message from Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) Board Chair, Conor Boylan:

These are scary times, sisters and brothers. The election results were disheartening, to say the least, but there is still some good news. As many of us prepare to gather for Thanksgiving this week, we still have much to be thankful for. PDA joined Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and many other progressives supporting Keith Ellison for DNC chair. His chances look good. 

As Republicans plot to repeal Obamacare, now is the time for a renewed and powerful Single Payer push under our tenth anniversary relaunch of our Healthcare Not Warfare (HNW) campaign. We would like to have HNW vigils held across the country on Saturday, December 10th, 2016, International Human Rights Day. Please contact Mike Fox now to help organize a vigil or other event. 

Join us for an organizing call this Saturday December 3 at 4pm ET / 1pm PT
Dial-in Number: (712)-775-7035 / Access Code: 124469#
Please RSVP to Mike Fox and include any questions you have about the vigils

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Call with Healthcare Now

We present the following as a courtesy to our allies, Healthcare Now!

in Solidarity,

Donna Smith
Progressive Democrats of America, Executive Director 

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Sadder Black Friday

Today, after Thanksgiving, corporate America hopes to unleash an orgy of commercialism known as Black Friday. Today, I am feeling a profound sadness because Donald Trump—a sexist, racist, xenophobe—was elevated to the presidency. Despite our deep disappointment, we progressives cannot shrink from our responsibility to rise in loud and clear opposition to this very real threat. I have noticed that already some, perhaps many Trump supporters seem to believe that Trump's election (without even the most popular votes) gives them permission to devalue, dishonor, and disrespect other people. 

We cannot disagree more. If you want to stand up to Trump, Pence, and other conservative extremists, please support Progressive Democrats of America now. We hope you will donate $500, $50, or whatever you can now to support our organizing. Money tight? Sign up with Mike "Phone Guy" Fox to make calls from your home. And contact PDA Field Coordinator Judy Hess to launch or strengthen a PDA chapter.

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Hear US Senate Candidate Foster Campbell

Foster took on the big oil companies in Louisiana, and he still made it to a run-off election for United States Senator. Tonight, he's taking time out of his busy campaign schedule to speak with you! Don't miss this chance to hear a true progressive populist!

Call in TONIGHT Tuesday, Nov. 22 9pm ET, 8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT
Dial-in Number: (712) 775-7035 / Access Code: 124469#
Please RSVP to Mike Fox and add any questions you have for Foster.
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We're Thankful For You

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is dedicated to Healthcare Not Warfare. Please join us as we mark the 10th anniversary and relaunch the Healthcare Not Warfare Campaign. We are planning HNW vigils and other events across the country on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 to celebrate International Human Rights Day. Please contact Judy Hess to help organize a vigil.

Our National Advisory Board Member and internationally honored peace activist Media Benjamin needs our help! Please donate generously now to support this tour, and to help PDA keep our peace organizing front and center in our work. Medea, a co-founder of Code Pink and activist/author, has written a new book, Kingdom Of The Unjust: Behind the Saudi-US Connection. We're sponsoring a national book signing tour for her, and we hope you will help us get this vital message out with a generous contribution right now.

We have a limited number of signed copies of Medea's latest book. 
Donate $100 or more now, and we'll send you a copy as our thanks!

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The democratic wing of the Democratic Party