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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Friday, May 08, 2009
Nurses at Forefront of Lobby Day and Rally for Single-Payer
A National Lobby Day and Rally for Single-Payer Healthcare will be held May 13 in Washington, DC, spearheaded by the California Nurses Association, PDA and the Leadership Council for Guaranteed Healthcare. The day will feature a noon rally at Upper Senate Park near Union Station and lobbying visits to the offices of individual lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Leading the charge on the Hill will be 500 nurses.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
PDA Forum in Santa Barbara Supports Single-Payer Healthcare
Progressive Democrats of America will hold a Healthcare NOT Warfare Forum on Thursday, April 23, at the Unitarian Society Social Hall beginning at 5:30 p.m., in support of HR 676 by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) that would set up a single-payer healthcare system in the U.S.
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Friday, April 17, 2009
Nurses Organizing Committee Joins 'Week of Action' California Efforts
The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee has signed on with Progressive Democrats of America as a co-sponsor of a series of “Healthcare NOT Warfare” events in California next week, leading up to that state’s annual Democratic Party convention starting April 25.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Kudos From Conyers as PDA Brings Single-Payer Outreach to the OC
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has commended Progressive Democrats of America for its grassroots leadership and effort on behalf of HR 676, his legislation to set up a single-payer healthcare system in the U.S., and PDA's efforts will only intensify in the coming days. PDA has sponsored several events across the country and is organizing a "Week of Action" beginning April 18 that will see town halls, forums, screenings and rallies in dozens of towns and cities across the U.S.
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Monday, April 13, 2009
Week of Action for Healthcare Reform
PDA activists from Northampton, MA, to Santa Barbara, CA, are preparing events for the upcoming "HR 676 Week of Action," April 18-25, and PDA's leadership will take to the road in support of Rep. John Conyers' single-payer healthcare legislation .
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Monday, March 30, 2009
PDA Protests For-Profit Healthcare in Greensboro, NC
Following its successful town hall meeting with Rep. John Conyers in Northampton, MA, last week, PDA is moving south to sponsor a rally in support of the single-payer solution outside the White House Regional Health Forum tomorrow, March 31, in Greensboro, NC. The rally will begin at 9 a.m. outside the North Carolina A&T Alumni Foundation Event Center, 200 N. Benbow Road, in Greensboro.
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Thursday, March 19, 2009
Conyers, Smith, Nichols 'Turning Hope into Action'
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Healthcare NOT Warfare Campaign co-chair Donna Smith and The Nation’s John Nichols will come together tomorrow, March 20, in Northamption, MA, for “Turning Hope Into Action,” a community forum on single-payer healthcare.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Massachusetts Forum on Healthcare to Feature Rep. Conyers
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), author of HR 676 The U.S. National Healthcare Act, will be the featured speaker at "Turning Hope Into Action," a community forum on healthcare and the economy on Friday, March 20 at the Northampton High School auditorium, 320 Elm St. The forum will begin at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free to the public.
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Monday, March 09, 2009
The People Give Congress a Taste of Managed Care's Bitter Medicine
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and allied organizations in support of HR 676, United States National Health Care Act or the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act , today are giving Congress a dose of the reality millions face daily as they urge citizens to fax to Congress their health insurance bills or letters of denial of coverage.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Groups Request Special Prosecutor for Bush, Cheney
We urge Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a non-partisan independent Special Counsel to immediately commence a prosecutorial investigation into the most serious alleged crimes of former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Richard B. Cheney, the attorneys formerly employed by the Department of Justice whose memos sought to justify torture, and other former top officials of the Bush Administration.
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