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    Greetings from Vienna!

    We began 2021 with great expectations and an abundance of energy to push for transformational change. One year later, we stand sobered by the realities of slim House and Senate majorities. What’s next?

    As we gear up for the midterms, some urge us to move to the center. Well, we agree, urging all to move to the center of popular democracy and its majority positions on issues ranging from prohibiting dark money in politics to expanding Medicare, providing meaningful student debt relief, initiating a serious discussion on reparative justice, taking transformational steps to fight climate change, protecting employees’ rights to organize, ensuring the freedom to vote, and much more. Whether engaging in our Pivotal Primaries Project, Monthly Mondays for Progressive Minds events, or our Progress for Progressives Monthly Members Meetings, we Progressive Democrats Abroad continue to advocate for big and bold, once-in-a-generation legislation on the scale of the crises we confront today. Like so many of us, I assert that our work will lay the best possible foundation for electoral success in the 2022 midterms and beyond!

    In Progress,

    Bruce Murray, Chair
    proDA

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    DA Global Progressive Caucus Leadership:

    Bruce Murray
    | Global Progressive Caucus Chair
    Betsy Ettorre
    | Global Seniors Caucus Chair; Member-at-Large - Finland Ex Comm; member of LGBTQ+ Caucus Steering Committee; Co-leader of ProDA Monthly Mondays for Our Progressive Minds; Member of Taxation Task Force
    Kaitlyn Kennedy
    | Communications Coordinator, Germany; Saxony Chapter Chair; Steering Committee Member, Global Progressive Caucus
    Sue Alksnis
    | Canada Secretary | DPCA Voting Member | Progressive Caucus
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    News

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

    Recording and Slide Deck from January 22nd, 2022

    View the slide deck (with lots of of resource links)

    This event took place on January 22nd, 2022.

    Join the next Progressive Caucus monthly members meeting Progress for Progressives on Feb 5th, 2022. 

    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!

    CO-SPONSORS: DA Austria, DA Canada, DA Guadalajara, proDA Austria, proDA Germany, and proDAUK

    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!

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    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

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    Upcoming Events

    Monday, June 27, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 7 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Monthly Mondays for Progressive Minds: Bring your Favorite Legislation

    Our Monthly Monday summer sessions are open to all. We provide a topic and optional resources to prepare for the discussion. 

    At our summer meetings, we’ll also encourage all to consider with us which primary candidates will help us deliver on the issues we discuss. 

    Sign up now and we’ll send you the event details closer to the event date.

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    You can inform and mobilize members around the world to make progress and win in the midterms. The Fight for (at least) $15. Meaningful Medicare expansion. Student debt relief. Reparative justice. Climate change action. Voting rights. And more. Will you help America build back better and get out the vote for progress?  Please donate here.  Donate $1 (number of Congressional Progressive Caucus Senators) to $100 (number of CPC Representatives), perhaps an amount equal to the number of new members you want to join the CPC in November.  Thank you!

    Vancouver, CA 9:00 - 10:30 am
    Washington, D.C. 12:00 - 1:30 pm
    London, U.K. 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    Vienna, AT 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Nairobi, Kenya 7:00 - 8:30 pm
    Mumbai, IN 9:30 - 11:00 pm
    Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 07:00 PM Berlin Time · 5 rsvps
    Zoom

    Reparations Task Force Planning Meeting

    HR 40 Americas of all backgrounds, it's time. Join the team.Democrats Abroad Reparations Task Force

    The Democrats Abroad Reparations Task Force is dedicated to tackling economic, racial, and political injustice head on. Join us as we fight to keep the Biden Administration accountable to its own promises to address racial disparities. This is important because H.R. 40 (the Reparations Study Bill) runs a risk of losing before a vote. We will not let that happen, for the stakes are too high.

    On June 30th at 13:00 Eastern US Time / 19:00 Central European Time, we will be discussing recent developments in the US reparations movement, ongoing successes in reparations activism/advocacy, and further opportunities to get involved as we march towards the midterms.

    ACTION ITEMS FOR ALL RTF MEMBERS:
     
    IS THERE ANY ACTION ON REPARATIONS OR RACIAL JUSTICE HAPPENING IN YOUR HOME TOWN/CITY OR VOTING STATE?
    • Research the status of local and state-wide reparative justice efforts in your voting state.
    • Identify contacts to reach out to report the status of such initiatives.