PDA national staff has been working with Our Revolution and several other national organizations over the past couple of weeks and are forging ahead with a very exciting and politically smart Summer campaign. The”Summer For Progress” campaign was initiated by Our Revolution and partner organizations Progressive Democrats of America, Democratic Socialist of America, Democracy for America, and All of US. It has now expanded to include several more organizations, – Working Families Party, Millennials for Revolution, Women’s March, Labor for Our Revolution, People for Bernie, Good Jobs Nation, Young Progressives Demanding Action, Single Payer Coalition, Brand New Congress, Food and Water Action Fund, Fight for 15, National Nurses United, and more.
July 18th – Start of National on line petition campaign – Go to PDAmerica.org and you will see a link on upper right hand corner. Click the link to sign.
July 25th – Washington D.C press conference and march to DNC.
August – House recess – month long in the local Congressional Districts, meetings, visits, education, direct actions, protests.
Sept. – A Congressional score card will come out scoring each Representative on the issues and the corresponding legislation.
This summer progressive organizations are organizing across the country to work with and demand House Democrats cosponsor and sign on to the following 8 bills:
Health Care: H.R. 676 Medicare For All Act
Education: H.R. 1880 College for All Act of 2017
Worker Rights: H.R.15 – Raise the Wage Act
Women’s Rights: H.R.771 – Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2017
Voting rights: H.R.2840 – Automatic Voter Registration Act
Criminal Justice and Immigration: Justice is Not For Sale Act of 2017
Tax on Wall Street: H.R. 1144 – Inclusive Prosperity Act
Environmental Justice: Climate Change Bill (to be introduced by Congresswoman Gabbard)
The Democratic Party Platform makes it clear that Democrats must fight for these issues as a party. We’re asking all House Democrats to commit to supporting our #PeoplesPlatform bills by signing on as a Co-sponsor when Congress comes back in session in September.
Goal: Get all Democratic House members to sign on as Co-sponsors for the eight bills in September when members of Congress come back in Session.
How: This summer local groups around the country will contact their members of Congress to set up meetings to discuss why they should support the #PeoplesPlatform.
Donna Smith, Mike Fox, Judy Hess, Dan O’Neal for the entire PDA Staff