Global Progressive Caucus



  • ProDA_logo_2020.pngGreetings from Vienna!

    As incoming Chair of our Global Progressive Caucus, I wish to thank all who have contributed to its impressive development since we started in 2018. We have come a long way, with resolution and charter amendment work, helping to shape our 2020 platform, hosting strong events, encouraging the exchange of information and principled discussion on issues central to our progressive mission, and getting out the vote for the candidates who now have the opportunity to pass big and bold, once-in-a-generation legislation on the scale of the crises we confront today. I look forward to working with all progressives at home and abroad to ensure we improve our physical and human infrastructure, combat climate change, achieve environmental justice, contribute to heightened inclusivity and transparency in our political work, and tackle the many other challenges we face. Like so many of us, I assert that our work on these goals will lay the best possible foundation for electoral success this year, in the 2022 midterms, and beyond!

    In Progress,

    Bruce Murray
    DA Global Progressive Caucus Chair
    [email protected]

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    Bruce Murray
    | Global Progressive Caucus Chair
    Susan` Alksnis
    | Canada Secretary / DPCA Voting Member / Progressive Caucus
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    News

    TAKE ACTION TODAY - We Need the Senate to Pass Voting Rights Reform NOW!

    The House has passed three substantive bills to protect voting rights in the face of massive Republican voter-suppression efforts, including extreme partisan and racially-discriminatory redistricting schemes. Two of those bills, the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, are supported by all 50 Democratic Senators. But Republicans have used the Senate filibuster rule to block even beginning formal debate on them.

    As Grace Segers recently reported in The New Republic, Senate Democratic leadership is still committed to enacting voting rights legislation this year. The time is short and the stakes are high! 

    Check out this short commercial with John Legend and this humorous ad featuring Mark Ruffalo and Jonathan Scott, from our friends at Represent Us. Share these with those you know and please call your senator at 1-202-224-3121. This number works 24 hours a day; often you speak to a person if you call 9-5 ET. See Senate contact info for individual Senators, including options for email and fax. 

    Represent Us has an online “Stay in Washington Until Our Democracy Is Safe” petition.

    *Thanks to Bruce Miller (proDA Steering Committee member) for drafting this article and the Global Veterans and Military Families Caucus for select materials.

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    Upcoming November Events!

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    Nov. 13: Unfinished Business: Organizing with proDA in Asia Pacific

    Calling all in the Asia-Pacific region interested in engaging with the mission of the Global Progressive Caucus, as we assess the results of recent elections and consider next steps. Find out More and RSVP HERE!

    Nov. 29: proDA November Monthly Monday for Your Progressive Minds

    The Case For A Job Guarantee By Pavlina R. Tcherneva. "One of the most enduring ideas in economics is that unemployment is both unavoidable and necessary for the smooth functioning of the economy. This assumption has provided cover for the devastating social and economic costs of job insecurity. It is also false." Join us for the discussion - RSVP HERE!

     

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 163 rsvps
    Zoom - ONLINE

    Why We Can't Wait

    As the Reparations Study Bill (H.R. 40) draws closer to a full U.S. House vote, it is increasingly clear that reparative justice is the most powerful means of reversing generational racial disparities. 

    On January 16 at 5:30 p.m. CET, organizers from Nikkei Progressives, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, and Human Rights Watch will speak with DA on the history of the Japanese-American post-WWII Reparations and Black Reparations movements, how such redress has impacted both groups, and why we should continue fighting for this legislation at local, state, and national levels.
    Our special guests will include:
    • Dreisen Heath who is a researcher and advocate in Human Rights Watch's United States Program examining and advocating on racial justice issues in the US context. She leads Human Rights Watch's domestic research and advocacy on reparations and reparative justice.
    • traci kato-kiriyama, a writer, performer and community organizer with Nikkei Progressives, who is a passionate fighter for Black American Reparations.
    • Kathy Masaoka, a Co-Chair of Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, a seminal organization in the historic fight for Japanese-American reparations and advocates for the passage of the 1988 Civil Liberties Act which brought the first form of reparative justice for victims of WWII-era internment camps.

     

    Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 5 rsvps

    Biden-Harris Progress Report #8: Taking Care of Unfinished Business!

    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