Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)

Progressive Democrats of America is a grassroots PAC that works both inside the Democratic Party and outside in movements for peace and justice. Our goal: Elect a permanent, progressive majority in 2008. PDA's advisory board includes seven members of Congress and activist leaders such as Tom Hayden, Medea Benjamin, Thom Hartmann and Rev. Lennox Yearwood. More info:http://pdamerica.org

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Defying Expectations, Young Sanders Activists Remain Engaged
Progressive Democrats of America, (PDA), announces a new partnership with progressive college leaders called Young Progressives Demanding Action, (YPDA). Donna Smith, executive director of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) says, "The Bernie Sanders-inspired Political Revolution astounded...
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Friday, February 17, 2012
Progressive Democrats of America Joins the 99% Spring
Progressive Democrats of America is joining the 99% Spring . This spring we will help train 100,000 people across the country to participate in sustained non-violent, direct action in the spirit of Mahatma Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez and other movement leaders. We will stand with the 99%, and begin to create an American economy that will work for all of us.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Rev. Jesse Jackson and PDA Challenge Democratic Party
Political legend Rev. Jesse Jackson will be joining Jean Ross, co-president of National Nurses United, which is leading the fight for Medicare for all and the financial transaction tax, and Steve Cobble, from the Institute for Policy Studies, for a conversation on progressive theory turned to action. Reverend Jackson has for decades campaigned for open and inclusive politics--outlined a quarter century ago by his "Rainbow Coalition" campaigns of 1984 and 1988.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Challenge to Democratic Party from PDA
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is sponsoring "Building the Progressive Movement Inside and Outside the Democratic Party," a forum being held on the eve of the Iowa caucuses in Des Moines, Iowa. The event is on Friday, Dec. 30 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 1800 Bell Ave., in Des Moines.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Progressive Democrats Fighting for Main Street
"It's time for a Main Street Contract for America," says Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) National Director Tim Carpenter. "On Wednesday at Brown Bag Lunch Vigils in Washington and across the country, we're going to let Congress know that low and middle-income Americans have already made their sacrifices. The time has come for those who plundered our economy to pay their fair share."
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
A Call for a Tax on Wall Street to Heal America
On September 1, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) will Join National Nurse United (NNU) in a national day of action. In 60 congressional offices in 21 states, the nurses, with the support of PDA, will demand action to support a tax on Wall Street financial speculation, a revenue source fast becoming an international norm, to pay for healing the nation.
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Wednesday, July 06, 2011
One Hundred Peace and Social Justice Groups Call Upon Members of Congress to Oppose War Funding
Progressive Democrats of America, with more than one hundred national and grassroots organizations, have signed on to a letter to the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) calling for a vote against the FY 2012 Defense Appropriations bill, slated to come before the House this week. The letter raises grave concerns that the bill not only allocates $648.7 billion for continued operations of the Pentagon, but $118 billion to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Progressive Democrats of America Launch Campaign to End Corporate Rule
Today, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) launched the Campaign to End Corporate Rule. Its mission states: The Campaign to End Corporate Rule exists to influence budget debates, election outcomes, public policy and other achievable short-term, mid-term and long-term objectives to restore democratic balance and end corporate dominance in our society.
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Thursday, June 02, 2011
U.S. Public Pushes Govt. for Healthcare, Not Warfare
A coalition of activist organizations led by Progressive Democrats of America is collecting thousands of signatures on a letter to the U.S. Senate Democratic Caucus asking it to support the positions taken by the Democratic National Committee in February. A Resolution passed by the DNC concluded with these words:
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Wednesday Vigils Planned at Congressional Offices Nationwide
Progressive Democrats of America and allies have planned vigils at congress members' offices in districts all over the United States for midday Wednesday. They will be demanding an end to the war in Afghanistan the same day General David Petraeus is questioned by the House Armed Services Committee and the day before the House is scheduled to vote on ending the war (resolution HCR 28).
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