Biden-Harris Progress Report #8: Taking Care of Unfinished Business!
In July of 2020, presidential nominee, Joe Biden, and Senator Bernie Sanders announced their Unity Task Force recommendations for a Democratic presidency. Their bold plans to address the pressing needs of working-class families, combat climate change, and much more helped us win the presidency and Senate majority, as well as hold the House majority. We entered 2021 with high expectations!
As we begin 2022, many of our expectations remain unfulfilled. The scope of the Build Back Better Act has narrowed dramatically, remaining two votes short of passage. Existing filibuster rules stand in the way of passing the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Delivering victories for all three of these and more is crucial to millions of us and for Democratic electoral success in the midterms.
Join members of proDA to learn about and discuss the negotiations for all three bills, the prospects for their passage, and the consequences of further delay. We will advocate for action, urging all of us to intensify our efforts. Time is very short and so, too, is the patience of those whose needs are not being met!
WHEN: Saturday, January 22nd, at 9-10:30am ET, 3-4:30pm Berlin time, 7:30-9:00 New Delhi time, 10-11:30pm Beijing time
WHERE: Zoom–Please RSVP for the link.
CO-SPONSORS: DA Austria, DA Canada, DA Guadalajara, proDA Austria, proDA Germany, and proDAUK
Location Local Event Start Time Vancouver, Canada 6:00 AM Minneapolis, USA 8:00 AM Washington DC, USA 9:00 AM London, UK 2:00 PM Frankfurt, Germany 3:00 PM Nairobi, Kenya 5:00 PM Dubai, UAE 6:00 PM Bangkok, Thailand 9:00 PM Beijing, China 10:00 PM
Double your impact! A generous donor in Asia Pacific will match donations to DA through proDA’s donate page, up to a total of $2500. Donate to help inform and mobilize members around the world to support our unfinished business. The Fight for (at least) $15. Meaningful Medicare expansion. Tuition-free community college. Student debt relief. Reparative justice. Truly ambitious climate change mitigation. Federal Voting Rights legislation. And more. Will you donate today to help America build back even better? Please donate here. Thank you!
During these meetings we CONNECT, LISTEN, SUPPORT & EMPOWER each other, exchange thoughts and ideas, plan possible co-sponsored events and ultimately strengthen our community. The Global Black Caucus is hosting an open roundtable discussion once every three months for DA leaders and volunteers, and you are invited to be a vital part of the collective advocating on issues of African-Americans not just in the U.S. but all around the world.
The meetings will be of duration of 90 mins and be held on Zoom.
Please RSVP here to get the Zoom link and to let us know you are interested!
The second Global Black Caucus Quarterly Global Meeting will take place on January 30th, 3AM EST / 9 AM CET Zoom (next meeting dates: Mar. 31st, May 31st…)Check the Global Black Caucus Wiki-Page or the Global Universal Calendar to find further dates for these meetings.
We are looking forward to having great conversations with you all.
Consider making a donation to help get out the vote in 2022. Donate today at: https://www.democratsabroad.org/bc-donations
If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a message: [email protected]
Love and LightLeedonal (Jazz) Moore
Scared to Debt!
Film Screening & Panel Discussion with Filmmaker
[Note: film can be viewed anytime between January 27th-31st!]
Currently, 45 million borrowers are saddled with close to $1.9 trillion in federal student loan debt in the United States. The Biden Administration has extended the CARES ACT payment pause until May 1st, 2022. Many borrowers perceive the decision as kicking the can down the road. They remain victims of predatory loan practices within a corrupt system that profits while increasing their debt far beyond their ability to pay it.
View the award-winning Sallie Mae Not documentary, episode one of the Scared to Debt documentary film by Michael Camoin, and join him and others for a panel discussion to learn the chilling reality of student loan corruption in America and options to confront it effectively.
- Michael J. Camoin, Filmmaker: Scared to Debt: America's Student Loan Scam
- Alan Collinge, Founder: StudentLoanJustice.Org
- Reggie Harris: American singer/songwriter (pending)
- Heather Taylor, International Chapter Leader and Social Media Manager: StudentLoanJustice.Org
How to watch film and participate in panel discussion:
Watch the film in advance on your own [January 27th to 31st] via the easy access link you will receive when you RSVP below. The film is 41 minutes long. No fee/donation is necessary.
Join the panel discussion on Zoom on Monday, January 31st, at 12:00pm to 1:30pm ET, 6:00pm to 7:30pm CET, 9:00pm to 10:30pm Dubai time. [A link to the recording of the panel discussion will be shared with those who register and are unable to attend the discussion.]
RSVP below for your free film screening access, panel discussion Zoom link, and invitation to submit a question for the panel discussion.
Invite your family and friends to participate as well. Here is a Facebook post to share.
** Double your impact to get out the vote for Democrats**
For a limited time, a generous donor in Asia Pacific will double your donation!
Join with others today to win for Democrats up and down the ballot, including Congressional Progressive Caucus Members who are committed to student debt relief for borrowers in the United States – If you are able, please consider giving $4.50, $45 or anything in between to help us reach our goal of 45 donations in recognition of the 45 million American student debt borrowers. Please donate here today. Thank you!
Co-hosted by the Global Progressive Caucus and Global Youth Caucus.
This event is part of the proDA series “Monthly Mondays for Your Progressive Minds.”
Vancouver 9-10:30 am Toronto 12-1:30 pm Brazil 2-3:30 pm London 5-6:30 pm Berlin 6-7:30 pm Nairobi/Athens 8-9:30 pm Dubai 9-10:30 pm Mumbai 10:30 pm - midnight
To celebrate Black History month, we are going back to the classics! We will be discussing the book Women, Race & Class written by Angela Davis (1981). Davis is a renowned author, political activist, academic scholar and philosopher. Women, Race & Class is a collection of 13 essays that take a historical look at the Women’s Liberation movement in the United States from slavery to the 1960s. Please join us virtually on February 20 at 16:00 CET to discuss (and perhaps debate), this great piece of literature! Please RSVP for the Zoom link!