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

Releases by this organization

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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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Monday, November 15, 2010
Progressives Push Lame Duck Congress to Fly
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and allies will hold vigils at congressional offices around the country on Wednesday, November 17, to press for action out of a lame duck Congress.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Progressive Democrats to Party with Raul Grijalva
The Tucson chapter of Progressive Democrats of America is organizing a kick-off party followed by a morning rally for Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Raul Grijalva on Friday and Saturday, October 22nd and 23rd. “The state of Arizona has not always had the respect of progressive Americans around the country during the past year, but Arizonans’ support for Raul Grijalva earns everyone’s admiration and applause,” said Tim Carpenter, national director of PDA. PDA TUCSON KICK-OFF PARTY:
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Thursday, September 30, 2010
House Judiciary Chair John Conyers to Address Progressives at October 1 Hill Reception
The two co-chairs of Progressive Democrats of America's Healthcare Not Warfare Caucus, Norman Solomon and Donna Smith, have written to members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus asking them to change their ways.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Un-Tea Party Visits Congress, Oct. 1 -- Rally for Peace and Jobs Follows on Saturday
The march on Washington planned for October 2nd and covered in Sunday's New York Times has added a demand for an immediate end to the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and a transfer of funding from the war/military budget to jobs, housing, and green energy.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Democrats and Greens to Discuss Joint Strategy
Five organizations have collaborated to organize a “progressive strategy dialogue” at the United States Social Forum in Detroit, Michigan. The dialogue will be one of 50 People’s Movement Assemblies during the USSF. It will take place on Thursday afternoon, June 24th, from 1 to 5:30 pm in Cobo Hall, room W2-67.
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Monday, June 21, 2010
American SiCKOs Head to Detroit
Three women who were featured in Michael Moore’s 2007 documentary, SiCKO, will be marching, meeting and speaking in support of healthcare as a basic human right in the United States this week in Detroit at the U.S Social Forum. Each woman will convey the message that even the recently passed health insurance reform will not prevent their stories from happening to other Americans in the future. The three women serve together on the board of American Patients United and advocate for transformation of the US healthcare system into one of healthcare for all, not just some.
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Friday, May 28, 2010
May 29: March Against Hate in Arizona
On Saturday May 29th, people will converge on Phoenix, Ariz., from around the United States, to march against SB1070. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is joining with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and Puente Arizona in pressuring the Arizona legislature to repeal, and the U.S. President to nullify, this new Arizona law, which mandates racial and ethnic profiling.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Grijalva: Opposition Must Intensify Against Escalation War Funding
Congressman Raul Grijalva, (D., Ariz.), Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair, speaks out strongly in an audio podcast posted online today, calling for increased public pressure on congress members to vote against another $33.5 billion to escalate the war in Afghanistan: "I think the opposition to the supplemental has to intensify," Grijalva said in an interview with Tim Carpenter, Director of Progressive Democrats of America, "and the accountability to those members of Congress that have pledged in the past not to support it has to be int
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