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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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Anit-War Movement Turns Up the Heat
PDA is launching a venture called Brown Bag Lunch Vigils (BBLVs), an outgrowth of its "Healthcare NOT Warfare" campaign, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. to raise awareness among the public and our elected officials that the electorate is not being served by current U.S. policies." Dr.
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Friday, January 15, 2010
PDA Replies to Lynn Woolsey Regarding Fundraising for Jane Harman
The following is the PDA reply to Lynn Woolsey's response to the January 13 open letter concerning Woolsey's scheduled appearance at a fundraising event for Jane Harman: Dear Lynn,
 Thank you for your letter, which we're sending to PDA members and other progressives along with this response.

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Friday, October 23, 2009
'Direct Carbon Pricing' Better Than 'Cap and Trade'
On October 21, Progressive Democrats of America finalized a months-long process with their endorsement of direct carbon pricing with revenue recycling as the preferred method for reducing carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere. Read the statement here .
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Friday, October 16, 2009
PDA Leadership Joins Single-Payer Push in Pennsylvania
With Pennsylvania poised to become the first state to enact single-payer healthcare legislation, PDA national director Tim Carpenter and other members of the national leadership team will travel to the Keystone State to join local activists working to secure the bill's passage.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Donna Edwards Joins PDA Board
Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) has agreed to join the Advisory Board of Progressive Democrats of America, the organization announced today. “We are very happy and proud to have Rep. Edwards on our board,” said PDA national director Tim Carpenter. “We will certainly benefit from her energy, commitment and intellect.” Here is the text of Rep. Edwards’ letter of acceptance:
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Friday, September 18, 2009
Department of Justice Brief Defends DOMA in Marriage Case
The Department of Justice today filed a brief defending the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA) in the case Gill v. Office of Personnel Management . People For the American Way president Michael B. Keegan issued the following statement.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
Grijalva: Medical Security Is the Name of the Game
On Thursday, September 17, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-chair Rep. Raul Grijalva, sent the following message to the members of Progressive Democrats of America: As co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), I want to thank the PDA community for its ongoing support of Medicare for All. Who knows where we would be in this debate without your moral and compassionate voices railing against the status quo.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Healthcare, Afghanistan on Tap for PDA Western Regional Meeting
Norman Solomon, national co-chair of PDA's Healthcare NOT Warfare campaign, and Michael Lighty, policy director for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, will delver keynote speeches at PDA's Western regional meeting here on Saturday, Sept. 26. The meeting, open to all PDA members and friends, will also feature reports by the organization's national staff and discussions of goals and strategy for this legislative year and the 2010 election cycle.
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Wednesday, September 09, 2009
PDA’S Carpenter to Talk Single Payer at Fighting Bob Fest
PDA national director Tim Carpenter will join Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Dr. Gene Farley for a panel discussion on healthcare reform at Wisconsin's annual progressive gathering, Fighting Bob Fest. This year's Fighting Bob Fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Sauk County Fairgrounds in Baraboo, WI, near Madison.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
PDA Mobilizes Against Supplemental War Funding, Calls for Withdrawal Plan for Afghanistan
As the vote on the supplemental funding bill has faced delays due to lack of support on both sides of the aisle, Progressive Democrats of America has mobilized its members to contact their representatives to ask they vote against it.
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