Scared to Debt Jan 31st and MUCH MORE

January Newsletter

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: John R. Lewis Act. Delivering victories for these and more is crucial to millions of us and for Democratic electoral success in the midterms. Let’s get to work!

BIDEN-HARRIS PROGRESS REPORT #8 TAKING CARE OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
JANUARY 22nd

Democrats have delivered crucial COVID relief and infrastructure benefits to struggling American families in 2021. Now we must keep the momentum going! Join proDA to address the mountain of unfinished business of building back better, voting rights, climate action, and more – Delivering these victories is crucial to millions of us and for Blue electoral wins in the midterms. Let’s get to work! 

 

January 22nd at 9 - 10:30am ET, 3 - 4:30pm CET, 10-11:30pm Beijing

RSVP here for the Zoom link.  And share with all in your networks, too! Thanks to our co-sponsors: DA Austria, DA Canada, DA Guadalajara, DA Morocco, proDA Austria, proDA Germany, and proDAUK.       


 

SCARED TO DEBT

January 31 Panel Discussion with Filmmaker

January 27-31 Film Screening online

View the award-winning Sallie Mae Not documentary, episode one of the Scared to Debt film by Michael Camoin, and join him and others for a panel discussion on the chilling reality of student loan corruption affecting 45 million borrowers and their families – and options to confront it effectively.

RSVP HERE for your free film screening access (January 27-31), panel discussion Zoom link, and invitation to submit a question for the panel discussion. Not a good time for you? Register and you’ll receive a link to the recording.

Co-hosted by the Global Progressive Caucus and Global Youth Caucus.

Invite your family and friends to participate as well. Here is a Facebook post to share. 

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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!

 


 

PROGRESS FOR PROGRESSIVES - MONTHLY MEMBERS MEETING

FEBRUARY 5th

 

Build on the momentum of our strong January events - join proDA members to hear how you can take action on voting rights, student loan justice, reparative justice, combating climate change, and much more.

We’ll seek your input for work on our mountain of unfinished business, including an intensifying focus on getting out the vote in pivotal primaries.

Share your ideas and interest in helping to organize events and/or suggest speakers and topics. Check out our draft topics/events calendar! And let us know what you think at [email protected]

Also nominate your favorite song to open and close our meeting at [email protected]

When: Saturday, February 5th, 8-9am ET, 2-3pm CET 5-6pm Dubai time, 6:30-7:30pm New Delhi time, 9-10pm Beijing time

Please RSVP here.

 


 

TAKE ACTION TODAY - WE NEED VOTING RIGHTS REFORM NOW!

 

We intend to get out the vote until we are blue in the face! To enhance our chances for success in 2022 and beyond we also must pass big bold legislation, including voting rights reform! The House has passed the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, 

 

The time is short and the stakes are very high! Contact your Senators now, urging them to pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act! Democrats Abroad urges all its members to also contact Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema with this sample message: 

Hi, my name is ___, and I live in ________. I'm calling today to urge you to amend the Senate rules to pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. I need you to protect the right to vote for EVERY eligible voter. We can't wait any longer for this bill!

WHEN--Now!

 


 

TEXANS - VOTE IN YOUR PRIMARIES 

 

proDA is helping to raise awareness among Americans abroad about competitive Congressional and other compelling midterm races, beginning in Texas, where the nation’s first primary takes place on March 1st. We encourage all to help us reach Texans abroad by sharing with your network the excellent information provided by DA on how to vote from Abroad in the Texas primaries and check out proDA’s information sheet on featured primaries in Texas. You can also share this information via Facebook and Twitter. Stay tuned for more soon! 

 

CALIFORNIANS - SUPPORT CALCARE THIS MONTH!

The CalCare bill to provide single payer healthcare for California has big grassroots support and needs to pass the State Assembly before the end of January in order to progress forward. You can register your support of CalCare, and share with your network to find more Californians to support!

 


 

AN ACTION A DAY KEEPS US PROGRESSIVES IN PLAY! 

PLEASE CONSIDER THE OPPORTUNITIES BELOW . . . .

 

Voting Rights?--Follow Represent Us and its Next Steps 

Climate Change?--RSVP for the DA ECCC Launch Event 

Healthcare?--Join the National Nurses Medicare for All Campaign

Upcoming Events of Interest to proDA members:

 

 

Email us at [email protected] 

ProDA - Progressive Caucus of Democrats Abroad
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Join DA and the Progressive Caucus at this link

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